With smartphone manufacturers launching devices with similar names it could be difficult to cull out the differences. Readers who are considering the Sony Xperia ZL or the Xperia Z, here is a specs and price comparison in Australia.
Display and Design
There is no variation between the Sony Xperia ZL and the Xperia Z, when it comes to the screen; both the devices come with 5.0 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 441 ppi pixel density.
The Sony Xperia ZL comes with 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm dimensions and weighs 151 grams. The Xperia Z comes with 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and weighs 146 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
Both the Sony Xperia ZL -and the Xperia Z come with similar hardware, they are both equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor and Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset. Each device comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
Both the device run on the Android platform and come with the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the 4.2.2 version. Both the devices come with 2 GB of RAM.
The Sony Xperia ZL sports a 13 MP camera with features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR and sweep panorama. Users can also shoot video, which comes with video stabilization. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP.
The Sony Xperia Z sports a 13.1 MP camera with similar features like the ZL, the features include autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR and sweep panorama. The secondary camera on the device is 2.2 MP.
The Sony Xperia ZL comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2370 mAh battery, which allows a talk time of about 13 hours on 3G or music play of about 40 hours. The Xperia Z comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, which allows a talk time of about 14 hours on 3G or music play of about 40 hours.
Readers, who are considering the Nokia Lumia 925 or the Samsung Galaxy S4, click here to read the specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia.
Price in Australia
The Sony Xperia ZL is priced at around AU $449.95 and the 4G LTE version of the phone is priced at around AU $599.95. The Xperia Z is priced at around AU $529.95 and the 4G LTE version is priced at around AU $519.95 in Australia.
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