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Sony-xperia-zl.33869173
9.0 out of 10

Sony Xperia ZL

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia ZL

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Overall 8
8.0

Xperia ZL C6506

Intelogy, Newegg
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Really nice phone that supports pretty much any GSM network out of the box including LTE. The setup to get on T-Mobiles network took less than 5 minutes. Initially the phone had 4.2.1 and I was worried when I saw the battery life sink like a stone with very little use. However it was less than a few hours of use that I was notified of a new system update by Sony that took the phone to 4.4.2 Kit Kat.
  • Pros: The Swiss army knife of phones. Beautiful display. Comfortable to hold. Fast quad core processor. 4.4.2 Kit Kat.
  • Cons: Weird battery issue out of the box (resolved). Thumbprint magnet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad Swype algorithm

J. Arango, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: The phone looks great, it works well, and the infrared port that allows it to be used as a remote control for so many devices is priceless. That being said, the speaker volume is very weak. I tried watching sports live, and it was difficult to hear anything if there were people nearby engaged in normal conversation. All of that I had read about in other reviews, so I am not surprised.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super compact for a 5 inch phone.

Fernando J., Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: A great phone overall but it's kind of hard to get used to the front facing camera. Beautiful display and feels great in the hand.
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Overall 8
8.0

good form factor and nice features

simplygurpreetsingh, Ebay
24 January 2014
  • Summary: nice phone with a good form factor. a welcome change from the boring galaxy series of samsung phones... am yet to use it exhaustively....but seems a good phone in this price.
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the best yet.

Ike Mcfadden "Ike Mcfadden", Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: The Xperia ZL is my 4th Xperia phone, and it's the best so far. Prior, I've owned the Xperia Mini Pro, the Xperia U, the Xperia T and now the ZL. Though I was sometimes less than thrilled with some of the prior incarnations, I'm happy to have stuck with Sony in order to get the ZL, which is one of the best phones I've ever owned. The T was a solid contender, thought the curved-back made the phone overly flex-prone, and the build-quality didn't feel terribly solid.
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Overall 7
7.0

Good, But Not Great!

bwj90016, CNET
29 August 2013
  • Summary: I had read but about the short battery life before I bought the phone. When throwing in the issue of picture downloading, I would not buy this phone if I could do a redo. I do not know if Sony can do a fix for the pic download issue, but if they do this phone might would rate 4 stars.
  • Pros: 5" display is the perfect. I like the notification and charging light is different from any I have ever seen. It is thin and feels comfortable in the hand. The ZL has expandable storage. 13 mp camera. Excellent sound. Unique power on/off button.
  • Cons: Battery life. A couple of calls and it's down from 100% to 70%. It will not download pics while the wifi is enable even when it's not wifi connect but enabled. I have had problems deleting text messages when deleting multiple contacts' messages.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works with T-mobile HSPA+ but no LTE

Van Lam, Amazon
8 August 2013
  • Summary: Base on some commends on the web, sounded like this one would work with T-Mobile's LTE. Well I give it a shot. So far, I have tried to enable different radio software and all I got is HSPA+. But the HSPA+ is faster than my Galaxy Nexus. Good news is, this phone works with my $5.00 Tzone plan. Will T-mobile stop it in a few days.... time will tell. The speaker is loud, but not clear like the HTC one. I like the screen size and it's very stylish.
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent, except nonremovable battery

Robert M., Newegg
29 July 2013
  • Summary: A larger, swappable battery pack would unlock the missing potential. Grossly overweight Americans should stop focusing on the thinness of their gadgets and instead focus on the thickness of their guts.
  • Pros: T-Mobile/ATT LTE compatible. Exceptional display Very responsive Sony PC Companion software excellent Large, high res screen Replaces 7" tablets Fast data Versatile, state-of-the-art connectivity No hangs, no glitches. High quality construction. unlocked GPS receiver one of the most sensitive I have seen, either separate or integrated. Apart from the Google Nexus, which is actually a tablet, this may be the only device that is LTE compatible with both Tmobile and AT&T...
  • Cons: Support staff ignorant. I called tech support to find out how to tether it via usb. It turned out to be markedly different than a TM506 flip-phone. While tech support was trying to get off the hook by telling me I had to contact Microsoft, I figured it out, and taught them. If a wifi access point is some distance, and the signal is weak, extreme battery drain may occur. Attempting to connect to a marginal 5gHz network, the battery dropped 10% in 3 minutes. The drain w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not like everybody else's phone

Paul N., Newegg
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Would be a 5egg if not for the cons. It is more like 4 and a half egg in my mind. I do recommend this phone. It is nice to have something different than everyone else.
  • Pros: Crystal clear screen -- viewable in strong daylight; above average battery -- heavy use throughout business day will require recharge before going out; smooth UI; very fast
  • Cons: Price is still a little high, but that didn't stop me from buying; the back feels a little cheap compared to others; cannot remove battery
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Overall 8
8.0

It looks great sony made a miracle again.

Tasos Lekakis, Amazon
11 July 2013
  • Summary: Does anyone know if this phone support 4g network in usa? I have metro pcs but I heard about T-Mobile
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