Without being specific to Sony Xperia ZL, all I can say about android devices is that you can make battery last longer by switching off, 3G, wifi, bluetooth, DATA, when not required. Make sure you have good task killer which stwitches off unwanted apps working overtime. A good battery saving app. is another option. Personally I found the biggest battery saver is to switch off data. Your battery life will jump dramatically !
brij, 07 Dec 2013when you released android kitkat on xperia ZL ??? 4.4 on January
and 4.3 update should start this month (December), earlier sony said they would roll out on November, but then they changed it to Dec.
Rajan M, 06 Dec 2013one of the worst experience with this phone poor display,battery and the 13 mp camera useless ... moreDude comparing ZL with an outdated horrendous looking S3 is really not acceptable,you said battery is horrible,tell me one android device which is on top of the world in terms of battery,all androids are battery suckers,display is terrible,u must be kidding a 441 ppi is horrible??? 13MP shooter is not good,really??? Dude i own a ZL and it's camera quality is really good and crisp atleast compared to 8MP. I think you wanted to buy S3 but ended up buying ZL and now you wanna go back to Samsung,so no one's stopping you get rid of ZL and buy the outdated S3.
Rajan M, 06 Dec 2013one of the worst experience with this phone poor display,battery and the 13 mp camera useless ... moreone of the worst experiences?
why? please do elaborate (sauce on this), pics or it never happened
why? "sauce on this", video or it never happened
13 mp camera useless compared to other 8 mp?
how? luma? chroma? contrast? saturation?, "sauce on this", and pics or it never happened
battery not good?
did you tried another roms? any tweaker? etc?
if you don't have anything to support your argument please refrain to post such nonsense
for those of you who wish to check the camera, here:
for those of you who want to improve the camera performance:
on the battery and display, here:
Xperia ZL is a very good phone, not perfect, but it is good, i am very happy with it
one of the worst experience with this phone poor display,battery and the 13 mp camera useless compared to others which are 8 mp. not worth for the money. s3 is far better phone than this in that price range even though its an outdated model... i'm not a samfan boy
Nina, 06 Dec 2013What is really the difference between Xperia Z and Xperia ZL? The specs are almost alike, I me... moreDifference in name. Difference in dimension. Difference in weight. IR blaster difference.
Nina, 06 Dec 2013What is really the difference between Xperia Z and Xperia ZL? The specs are almost alike, I me... moreZL has infrared blaster has a camera shutter button and a notification LED that changes color. In others, they are equal.
Guys Is display is on top.
but i have doubt about updates.
4.3 drains battery quickly , is it right?
and which version are running on your device gimme review plz reply.
What is really the difference between Xperia Z and Xperia ZL? The specs are almost alike, I mean. Apart from the fact that Z is water-resistant and ZL is not, what other facts make it different from the other?
Mayurb, 05 Dec 2013What about performance??? Is it laggy?performance is top notch ...i compared it with S4 ... well S4 lags not the ZL
Mayurb, 05 Dec 2013What about performance??? Is it laggy?YES. Extremely
Candy, 03 Dec 2013Nexus 5 or this and why??I have both of these. The NEXUS was too. 32 GB for 499.00 no contract. N5 more flexible with apps vs modified for SONY apps = limited selection. Both great phones. Both are fast. N5 has the newer technology. Both phones good for getting updates.
And, oh, the camera is very good in daylight, but don't expect a miracle in low light condition. My three years old N8 can shoot better pictures (N8 has 12MP & ZL has 13MP camera). But the video quality is as good as any present phone camera available. The Radio runner can save upto 20 channels and no matter what GSMARENA says, the clock can save only 20 alarms (it's Android's fault, not ZL's). Again, I've stored more than 50 alarms in my N8. Included software are okay. The phone (like any Android devices) can do some magic if you install the correct software and know how to tweak them. For instance, wheni receive a call, if I take the phone away from my ear, it goes to loudspeaker and goes back to earphone speaker when I bring it back to my ears. If you use these kinda softwares, you'll love Android.
Keep zeal (ZL) -ing...
The IR is situated between the power button and the camera shutter key. Don't expect magic from the battery as it drains pretty fast. I have to charge twice to keep it alive the whole day. I already have some hands on review here. For you help, I'm posting again.
Xperia ZL is a pretty good phone. The phone is the smallest 5 incher available in the market. Doesn't look as pretty as Xperia Z, but the size sure makes up for that. The phone is very durable (dropped it accidentally twice, no damage). Call quality is great, both parties can hear clearly. Speaker sounds quality is good. While the network works perfectly, sometimes the Wi-Fi seems to drop the connection. Bluetooth and other connectivity are good. The IR is being reported to be unsuccessful, but Sony admitted that and are replacing those phones, provided you've got warranty. I've got huge disappointment on the battery, but when you run a full HD screen, the battery will drain fast (they should have gone for stronger battery). The notification light strip gives it a majestic looks. Touch screen is very responsive, no problem at all. All in all, I give it 9 out of 10.
But the design is personal choice. Personally I like square phones (Samsung Galaxy S2, Xperia ZL etc). But done may not like the design. So hardware wise I'm pretty happy with the phone, save for the battery. Hope this opinion helps you to understand the phone better.
Keep the zeal (ZL)...