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.
by Stephen Schenck | January 7, 2013 11:17 PM
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, ...
by Stephen Schenck | January 7, 2013 8:31 PM
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 ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 2, 2013 3:37 AM
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 ...