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Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ

Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ
alaScore 88

341 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The performance and usability also get good comments.

size, usability, performance, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and screen.

design, screen, camera

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia ZL C6502 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (White)Sony Xperia ZL C6502 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (White)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia ZL official, ditches Xperia Z waterproofing and design, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Besides launching the new Sony Xperia Z, Sony Mobile has announced the Sony Xperia ZL - a phone that comes with the same underlying technology but in

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia ZL

 

The Xperia Z's brother offers the same 5-inch 1080p screen and super-powered processor.

From our hands-on time with the Sony Xperia ZL, we're not entirely sure that the phones matches the comparable Huawei Ascend D2's contrast. Although as it's perfectly possible that the phones use exactly the same panel, this may have been down to the...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia ZL

 

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia ZL

У аппарата очень пронзительная вибрация, давно уже не встречал столь резкий мотор, похож на бормашину. Особенно он раздражает, когда работает при нажатиях на клавиатуру, но это вы можете сами отключить в настройках. Зато, когда включен режим без звука,...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Sony Xperia ZL - первый взгляд

 

Sony Xperia ZL - первый взгляд

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review

 

Sony Xperia ZL Review | The Sony Xperia ZL all around is a great Android smartphone that certainly does feature the best of Sony in a smartphone. It has a stunningly beautiful 5-inch display.

things holding back the Xperia ZL from receiving our excellent rating. The location of the ZL’s front-facing camera isn’t ideal and will confuse its users every time they fire it up, the phone’s vibration is way too strong and its battery could have...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone

 

Product diversity. The Xperia ZL extends Sony's smartphone portfolio at the top of the range, whereby familiar hardware and a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels meet a slightly reworked case, all of which is currently available at a...

Attractive design & good manufacturing quality, Dedicated camera shutter release button, Integrated micro SD card reader, Comprehensive range of communication options, Simple operation and text entry, Application and graphics performance, Full-HD...

Permanently integrated battery, 13 megapixel main camera for snapshots, Display with elevated black level & narrow viewing angles, Average quality mono speaker, A display with a lower black level and wider viewing angles, as well as the possibility to...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review

 

The Xperia ZL is the non-amphibious cousin of the Xperia Z and is currently sitting comfortably without much worry from the competition. We say that because the only other phones close to it are the Lumia 920 and the Galaxy Note II. The Lumia 920 is...

The interface is slick and fluid just like the Z. Along with the usual selection of Xperia apps, you even get Sony Music, which lets you stream or download thousands of songs across genres, both international and national. The biggest problem with this...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review - Tech2

 

How much has Sony really compromised with the ZL in order to make it more affordable? Let's find out.

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Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Xperia ZL Android phone (preview)

 

The Xperia ZL lacks the Z's water and dust-resistant capabilities but squeezes a 5in display into a smaller frame

5in full HD screen ; Compact design ; Built-in IR port

Won't get official Aussie release ; Not waterproof like Xperia Z

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia ZL Android phone (preview)

 

The Xperia ZL lacks the Z's water and dust-resistant capabilities but squeezes a 5in display into a smaller frame

5in full HD screen ; Compact design ; Built-in IR port

Won't get official Aussie release ; Not waterproof like Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia ZL lacks the Xperia Z's water and dust-resistant capabilities but manages to squeeze the same 5in display into a smaller frame. It also includes an IR port to act as a universal remote.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2370
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:5.5
Standby time (2G):500
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (2G):10
Talk time (3G):13

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HSP, MAP, OPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Android 4.1,Android 4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
TV-Out : Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:APQ8064 / S4

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Android 4.1,Android 4.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8
Height :13.2
Weight:151
Width:6.93 / 6.98