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Sony Xperia ZL Available for Pre-Order in US at $720

Finally Sony is taking pre-orders for its latest handset – Xperia ZL. Hoping to grow up its market share on the smartphone market, the Japanese multinational conglomerate promised that this device will spin the world of Android users. Known as the most compact smartphone in the world, Xperia ZL has a stunning 5″ 1080p display. If we take a look at its specifications, there is no doubt that this device is Sony’s best creation in the recent years.

Long awaited, Sony Xperia ZL is about to be available somewhere around April 8. However, there seems to be one problem for Sony’s US fans. There is no carrier partner which can subsidize the cost – this means that if you are an American citizen and you want to buy this device you will have to spend a small fortune for it – 720$.

Xperia ZL

The next logic question here is what do you get for this cash amount? Well, in terms of hardware, Sony’s device becomes a true rival to other flagship phones made by different manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc. One of the first things that will catch you attention is the marvelous 5″ 1080p Reality Display. Powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the screen is definitely going to beat most of its competitors in terms of PPI and brightness. Lots of people think that due to the big screen size, the phone’s dimensions are going to be bigger. Actually this is not true and Sony’s mobile engineers managed to keep the size of the device relatively small – 5.19 x 2.7 x 0.38″. Speaking of hardware specifications, Xperia ZL has 1.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The internal storage is 16 GB but can be increased up to 32 via microSD. Sadly the device will be running on Android 4.1 – not 4.2.

Equipped with 13 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and Exmos RS sensor, Xperia ZL makes stunning pictures. Plus, you can take advantage of some of the numerous photo modes and HDR capture. Don’t forget to test out the 1080p video support. The smartphone is definitely good for this amount of money, but according to specialists, Sony won’t sale too many units on the US market. The prime reason is the fact that so far not a single mobile carrier has showed any interest to offer the device with a contract.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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