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Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Sony Xperia ZL / Sony Xperia ZQ. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good reviews.

size, performance, usability, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 really like the camera. The screen also gets good feedback.

design, screen, camera

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

Sep, 2019

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 : 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 : John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia ZL review

 

A shrunken Xperia Z without the water-resistance

Fantastic screen ; Android Jelly Bean ; Great camera ; Powerful

SIM cover looks poor ; Not water-resistant

The Sony Xperia Z is set up to be a blockbuster of a device with a fantastic array of features making it a highly desirable smartphone. Sony finally has a handset which is capable of challenging the likes of the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 and we...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia ZL snaps stunning photos -- for a price

 

If you can handle its high price, the unlocked Sony Xperia takes excellent photos and features a powerful quad-core processor and fast 4G LTE.

The ; 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 : 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

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 : 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 : 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 : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia ZL review

 

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 : 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.

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Apr, 2013
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