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Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ

Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ
alaScore 88

327 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 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. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, usability, design, screen

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. Reviewers really like the camera. The screen also gets good views.

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)

Sep, 2016

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: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review

 

The Sony Xperia ZL has a few minor issues, but if you can put up with odd button placement and vibration, this is a solid unlocked phone.

The Sony Xperia ZL is almost a great phone. Beautiful screen, attractive design, speedy performance, decent camera. Yet in all of those categories there are a few minor problems that collectively mar the overall experience. Any one of them is...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

 

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z , but with...

The Sony XPERIA ZL takes what the Sony XPERIA Z was good at – and remains good at – and puts it in a slightly more hand-friendly form factor. If you’d like your handset to have a massive amount of glass, you’ll want the Z. If instead you want a...

May, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

 

Having finally scored a homerun, and a desperately needed one at that, Sony is keen to bring another hitter off the bench. And they sure hope it's the Cadillac-driving kind. The Japanese mean business - and the Xperia Z did its best to get that point...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE ; 5" 16M-color 1080p capacitive touchscreen of 441ppi, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 ; Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with custom UI ; Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB of RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm...

So, why the Sony Xperia ZL and not the Xperia Z? To begin with, this is a question many of you will never be asking, as the pair will not be officially available at the same time on most markets. At first glance, the best case scenario for the Xperia...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review

 

The Sony Xperia ZL is a powerful handset with a superior camera, a premium design and excellent audio. However, the $759 price for this unlocked Android phone is pretty high when you consider that the HTC Developer Edition costs $649. (The unlocked One...

Powerful quad-core processor, Superb camera, Excellent audio quality, Can be used as TV remote

Below-average battery life, Limited viewing angles, Oddly placed front-facing camera, Very expensive

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia ZL (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Sony Xperia ZL is a big, beautiful smartphone that's very comfortable to hold, but a sky-high price tag places it out of reach.

Large 5-inch screen, but compact build. Beautiful display. Fast performance.

Very expensive. Average battery life.

(Next page: Camera, Multimedia, and Conclusions)

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia ZL review: Clear calls, stunning photos, but too pricey

 

A less sophisticated cousin of Sony's current flagship phone, the Xperia Z , the Xperia ZL has plenty to offer, including the same powerful components and impressive 13-megapixel imaging system. Priced at an exorbitant $759.99, though, this Android...

The Sony Xperia ZL is thin, with a big, bright screen, a zippy processor, great call quality, and a camera that takes excellent pictures.

The Xperia ZL is more expensive than competing unlocked handsets. The phone’s battery life is short and its camera is sluggish.

The unlocked Sony Xperia ZL's camera captures excellent images and makes clear calls but has a price that's hard to swallow.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia ZL review: a giant phone in a surprisingly compact frame

 

Sony took a rather unusual path with its flagship smartphone for 2013: it designed the hardware twice. The Xperia Z is ostensibly the star of the show

Compact for a 5-inch handset ; Capable camera with HDR video ; Mostly helpful Sony UI

Short battery life ; Performance trails rivals ; Narrow viewing angles

The Xperia ZL is an improvement over the Z, but doesn't shine as brightly next to many of its contemporaries.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia ZL Review

 

Making a radical impact on today's smartphone market is no easy task, but Sony is hoping to succeed by taking a slightly different approach than its rivals. While most manufacturers have their time and resources focused on a single high-end device, the...

Fast quad-core processor delivers great performance ; Camera launches fast even from lock screen ; IR blaster

Boring design ; Awkward front-facing camera placement ; Sharp corners make it feel less compact than it is

If the Sony Xperia Z was Batman, then the Sony Xperia ZL would be Robin – a less exciting sidekick, yet a superhero nonetheless. At first we were a bit underwhelmed by the latter's lack of visual appeal, but the more we used it, the more we got used to...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes