It seems that the early info that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren't going be sharing markets was wrong - Sony Mobile's Twitter account posted a message saying that both models will be available in Canada.
Both Android phones were announced at CES and they share a lot of their specs, including screen and chipset. The Xperia Z is thin (7.9mm) and waterproof, but has a larger footprint (139 x 71mm), while the Xperia ZL is not water-proof and is thicker (9.8mm), but it's smaller (131.6 x 69.3).
There are some other differences, you can check our hands-on for the full details.
Anyway, it's a good thing that Sony is letting users choose which model they want. Worldwide launch plans are still not officially announced, so it's not clear if other regions like mainland Europe, the UK and Australia (all of which are slated to get the Xperia Z) will have such a choice.
when will zl be released in South Africa?
the xperia z owns xperia zl by a longshot. the zl is just a watered down, loser version of the nice sleek xperia z. and canada could beat you any day.
sony xperia z is much better tha xperia zl in terms of battery life...im upgrading my phone sooner i can to xperia z...thanks sony for the amazing battery,,but not quiet satisfied,,please sony,,make the battery life to 20hrs talk time,,,standby time ...