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Sony Xperia ZL
8.0 out of 10

Sony Xperia ZL

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Overall 8
8.0

a decent phone

nevvy, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: + nice design + quality assembly, no gaps in the body + great hd screen with wide brightness settings, at max brightness the phone is usable even in direct sunlight + pretty powerful hardware, should be enough for all games or whatever + overall stable operation, not that many glitches over ~9...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Cullen B., Newegg
28 July 2014
  • Summary: This is a great phone. It has a nice build quality that's sturdy and hints on being classy. Interacting with it you definitely know you have something of high quality in your hand. Its very pleasing to the eye with it's small bezels and so much screen.
  • Pros: Top notch design ONE OF THE BEST OUT/TIMELESS Pretty much everything EXCEPT
  • Cons: -The display... I hate to say it. (read on in my other thoughts) -Some parts of the U.I.
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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.
  • 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.
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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

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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Phone

Broken Flyer, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Overall a great phone. While some may be put off by the aging software, Sony's tight user experience makes up for it in my mind. The hardware, while not the best available anymore, is still certainly top of the line and more than adequate for anything you might throw at it.
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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.
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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 h...
  • 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...
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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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