Review Sony Xperia ZL


As we also know Sony has announced the Xperia Z at CES 2013 in Las Vegas and is now available in almost every part of the world. Sony launched Xperia ZL along with its big brother Xperia Z. Mainly there’s no big difference between both the devices as both of them have same technology.

After reviewing Sony Xperia Z couple of weeks ago, today we have Xperia ZL on our hands for a test drive aka review. Sony Xperia ZL is packed with pretty impressive specs like Quad Core Processor, 5 inch display and much more. So guys let’s check is it worth to buy Xperia ZL.

Design And Display

Sony Mobiles are always known for best build quality and design. Even for every device, Display and Design are the main attraction points for normal buyers. In Sony Xperia ZL both the Design and Display are attractive, elegant and have fine build quality. While during hands-on I felt this device more ergonomic than Xperia Z.


Sony has used Plastic rather than glass-on-glass in its body. Xperia ZL have the Candy Bar design which facilitates a comfortable grip which lets you operate the phone without any trouble. Its dimensions are 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm (5.18 x 2.73 x 0.39 in) and it weighs around 151 g (5.33 oz).


It consists 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen having 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution at ~441 ppi of pixel density. The Capacitive Touch Screen lets you make precision actions using your fingers. Next, coming to Viewing angle where the device totally outperformed. You can’t see anything on the display if you’r viewing or going to view something on the display without picking it up.


In display company has added support for multitouch (upto 10 fingers touch). Sony has embedded shatterproof and scratch resistant glass along with Timescape User Interface and Sony Bravia Engine 2.



Sony Xperia Z is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor complemented by the Adreno 320 Graphics chip. In order to boost the performance Sony has embedded 2GB of RAM. Its available in 16GB of Storage and you can also expand its external Storage via microSD up to 64GB. You can easily use the device for high graphics gaming, can do multitasking and it runs apps smoothly and very quickly.



Sony Xperia ZL runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which have features like multitasking, project butter, Google Now and many more. In order to make it typically Sony device, Company has added Timescape User Interface which includes new Skins and a recorder, a timer, a notepad, a calculator,  a floating remote control for the built-in IR blaster, etc. Sony has tweaked every part of the Android OS from Gallery to Camera and Lockscreen to Notification Menu via its custom User Interface.


Xperia ZL is bolted with Primary camera of 13 MP Sensor with an LED flash and auto focus feature. It can take up images of upto 4128×3096 pixels resolution. You can also record 1080p HD videos at 30- Frames per Second with video stabilization.


There’s also primary camera on the front of the device of 2 MP. It can also record [email protected]

There are also additional software bound features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR and sweep panorama.

Other features

There’s 2300 mAh battery in Xperia ZL which supports a talk time of 13 hrs on 3G, with a standby time of up to 500 hrs. In connectivity Xperia ZL is packed with LTE, HSPA+, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi and other usual connectivity options. Device includes sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer. In order to improve the audio quality of the device Sony has loaded it with xLOUD, 3D Surround and ClearAudio+ features.

Device includes microusb and 3,5 mm headphone jack on the top. This handset doesn’t have the dust- and water-resistant properties of the Xperia Z.

Sony has made a solid hit with the Xperia ZL. It’s a gorgeous phone that doesn’t seem like if it’s going to break with normal use.

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Thanks Sony Distributor, Sec 22, Chandigarh


Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
Simran Singh lives in Chandigarh, India and has been an avid Android fan since its release. Beside from working as a writer at The Gadget Square, he also runs his own Android blog named GoAndroid.

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