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Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench - read the full textHaving 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 its the Cadillac-driving kind. The Japanese mean business and the Xperia Z did its best to get that point...

 

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Worst Sony product and support in the 3 decades of using their products! Android issues, build issues and now battery issues and phone is only a year old. Par for the course is a one year warranty, sub par service afterwards. Tech support at Sony useless, rude ... just not what it used to be with great service throuh 80s and 90s with TVs and cameras. Zero help from carrier and left with a contract upgrade or couple hundred to ship the ZL to a depot for a battery job. Superphone to brick in 13 months.
Am leaving carrier after 20 years and will never let anyone within my sphere of influence buy another Sony product again. Too bad my carrier never had the Z, they and Sony would have easily upsold me and would still have a customer. Korea here I come.

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  • 2014-10-15 00:01
  • q}dh

Perfact phone, performance, style, value for money.

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  • 2014-10-01 11:02
  • 3J5E

Xperia zl is awesome phone and highly recommended.

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  • 2014-09-07 18:18
  • fxHd

2nd time in service centre..and the service centre had 4 ZL customers already awaiting xD...Worst phone ever used...Earpiece and microphone stoped working

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  • 2014-06-13 15:18
  • fCxH

> In reply to sachin k @ 2014-02-17 12:43 from rAN8 - click to readZl is great.... Phone... All of theM

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  • 2014-05-10 18:59
  • wiSN

> In reply to Dodo @ 2014-04-21 23:16 from 6%bv - click to readYes dude it supports everythings..... Great phone

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  • 2014-05-10 18:58
  • wiSN

> In reply to tetra @ 2013-08-11 16:43 from uEC8 - click to readAfter any firmware update, you will usually need to do factory reset to enable normal functioning of the device.

Correct me if Im wrong thanks.

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  • 2014-04-22 10:45
  • tuf1

Sony xperia ZL OTG Support or not ?

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  • 2014-04-21 23:16
  • 6%bv

I'd consider this phone if it has the new Z2 Screen =)

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  • 2014-03-05 18:25
  • 7X9D

Pl help me to choose from grand2 / ZR / ZL

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  • 2014-02-17 12:43
  • rAN8

Nice phone

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  • 2014-02-15 17:39
  • rAW@

Please help me to find the barometer in zl c6502

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  • 2013-12-27 23:41
  • iwpJ

Xperia ZL or Xperia ZR ????

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  • 2013-12-15 11:23
  • 7tWP

> In reply to funky D @ 2013-05-19 06:38 from Isit - click to readNo doubt s4 is better

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  • 2013-09-02 03:54
  • U$4N

The camera part of this review needs to be updated. It's misleading. The very first update for Xperia ZL, which came after a month after its release had the camera issue fixed.

I even compared its photos against my iPhone 5 and Xperia ZL takes better pictures!

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  • 2013-08-23 21:05
  • v0Xt

Does anyone know how to fix the audio bug? My ZL suddenly go silent, no ringtone, notifications, even the walkman apps didn't work..
Already updated the firmware, my bought the Xperia last month..
Please help

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  • 2013-08-11 16:43
  • uEC8

Please, Can I make video call on xperia ZL? Apart from using application such as Skype and others.....I mean on 3g network!

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  • 2013-08-04 23:44
  • N9@S

> In reply to Dr. Puru @ 2013-07-02 19:51 from Hkqq - click to readmine works o.o
C6502
latin american version

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  • 2013-08-03 20:50
  • K0sn

Xperia ZL IR remote does not work on manual setup. It learns codes but does not work. Its worldwide xperia ZL factory defect and sony does not have any solution for it. They are just selling defective phones. I contacted sony India many times but no solution is provided yet. So like me if you are excited about universal remote function dont be so.

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  • 2013-07-02 19:51
  • Hkqq

Considering between the Xperia ZL and the Optimus G E973. What are you thoughts?

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  • 2013-06-07 16:36
  • Quhx

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