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The Sony Xperia ZL, along with the Z, form Sony's Android flagships for early 2013. The phone has a five-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, and a thirteen-megapixel main camera. While the Xperia Z features a dust and waterproof construction, the ZL is positioned as a more affordable alternative, and so lacks this extra protection. As a consequence, though, the ZL manages to arrive in a slightly smaller package than the Z, even keeping the same big screen.

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    Sony announced the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL at CES earlier this year. With the exception of waterproofing and some outward appearances, the two devices are very similar on paper. The Xperia ZL comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, a microSD card slot and a 2,370mAh battery. The ZL just arrived on Taylor's doorstep, so he gave the Xperia ZL the good ol' unboxing treatment. What are you waiting for? Check out the video below! P.S. I call this device the Xperia Z in the beginning by mistake (more like force of habit). It ...

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    Sony introduced the Xperia ZL together with the Xperia Z at this year's CES and the two devices are sporting about the same internals, more or less. We've just received the Xperia Z in our labs for an unboxing and the usual review treatment, while the Xperia ZL got its own spot on Sony's online store. The Xperia Z and ZL share the same display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, and thirteen-megapixel camera with HDR video recording capabilities. The official Sony site, despite listing the Xperia ZL, doesn't mention any prices or exact dates for availability. Since we're talking about the ...

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    When comparing screens across devices or from one iteration to the follow up we always mention, when it's the case, that there is some slight color temperature difference between the displays; some are warmer, some are cooler, some offer more saturated colors while others are natural or even washed out. White balance, hue, and color saturation is something you might be able to tweak on your own on the Xperia ZL if the info in the image above is to be believed. Of course, the ZL and the Z are pretty much alike so this feature is likely to be available on the Xperia Z as well. Then there's ...

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    "I had this stupid idea," said Jaime Rivera, and my ears perked up. Anytime you hear that kind of a lead-in, you know you're in for something interesting. I siezed on the opportunity to interview Jaime as I would any non-colleague, and the resulting thought experiment was stimulating. "My biggest issue with the smartphone selection in 2012," he continued, "was that the best phones had to be big. If you didn't buy a big phone you didn't have the best specs." I readily agreed with him. At Pocketnow, we weren't the only ones to notice the accelerating trend toward "jumbophone-ism," but we ...

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    When Sony revealed its Xperia Z, it showed-off the phone in black, white, and purple color options. Despite Sony's official announcement claiming that its sibling phone, the Xperia ZL, would debut with black, white, and red options, the red was nowhere to be seen at CES. Was this a mistake, and the ZL would be stuck with only neutral notes? Worry not, for the red ZL has finally surfaced, starring in a bunch of pics to show off its bold look from every angle. Sony's skeleton construction makes the color almost stand out even more, with black frame elements outlining all the red panels. ...

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    There's no disputing it: in terms of smartphones, Sony stole the show at CES 2013. Granted, that didn't take much doing, but we shouldn't let the lack of meaningful competition rain too heavily on Sony's parade. The devices the company unveiled at its booth a week ago are truly impressive. Those devices are the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, a duo of high-end smartphones with quite a few specs in common. Each features a 5-inch, 1080p "Reality" display front-and-center, its graphics driven by Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM. The camera ...

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    Along with its sibling, the Xperia Z, Sony's Xperia ZL is one of the company's first 1080p Androids. While the ZL shares much of the Z's hardware, there are a few changes that make it stand-out on its own, which we take a look at in our hands-on video. The ZL's substantial plastic construction, rather than making the phone seem cheap, instead manages to give the handset the appearance of being just a tad more rugged than the Xperia Z. The smart design continues to the phone's bezel, which we found to be quite minimal and attractive. Then again, not all the ZL's changes are for the best, ...

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    We've seen so many leaks of the Sony Xperia Z over the past few weeks, it almost felt like the Android had already launched. That's getting ahead of ourselves a little, but after catching some last-minute glimpses of the hardware last night, we're finally ready to see the Xperia Z made official. This evening, Sony wasted no time in doing just that, announcing the Xperia Z at its CES 2013 event. The Xperia Z is Sony's first 1080p smartphone, and features its proprietary BRAVIA 2 engine for enhanced picture quality. The flagship Android is dust and water resistant, 7.9 millimeters thick, and ...

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    The Sony Yuga and Odin, aka the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, have been no strangers when it comes to rumors and leaks. We've recently seen the two phones allegedly captured on camera after previously hearing all sorts of hear-say about the two members of the 2013 Sony line-up. With CES just around the corner (and MWC following soon after that) the reports are becoming more and more numerous. This leak though is not your ordinary leak: it comes straight from Sony. The two press shots seen above have surfaced on the manufacturer's website and the file names are pretty self explanatory: we're ...

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