This phone is good.. Rally most compact 5" screen phone for now.. Everything is smooth and good..
Camera, use scene mode for better photo.
IR blaster, air conditioner can't be used.. I think due to 2 way signal transmit for air cond and the temperature. Bt other can use for all in my home.
Gaming, smooth and no lag at all. Do rmb, warm is a must while hard gaming. Don't aspect it won't be warm or hot..
Walkman, good audio quality..normal loudness, good to compatible with earphone.
Battery, big and lasts long. 1 day per charge for heavy usage like screen on time 5hours. 1 day per charge. Low or medium usage can last for 1 day or more.
Overall, smooth for daily usage and multitasking.. Nothing more to request from it.. Hopefully can get better camera improvement in further update, 4.2.2.
AnonD-156060, 16 Jun 2013Dear Friends, If planning to buy ZL considering its IR Blaster feature, please note that IR Bl... morewhat do you mean it does not work with learn codes?
mine works perfectly, and if the app does not have the device i want i simply put the controller to the side of the phone, and let the app learn the function from the original controller, so far it has worked with every single device i tried, this even works with very old TV sets, a very old INFRA *creative labs* CD-ROM drive (which i currently use as a CD stereo), a genius TVGO and a *micomsoft* X-RGB-2plus none of them listed on the app, no idea why your phone doesn't work
Dear Friends, If planning to buy ZL considering its IR Blaster feature, please note that IR Blaster does not work with learnt IR Codes. Sony as of now has no solution or this problem. Rest the phone is excellent I am using since 3 months. But I had bought this looking into IR Blaster function hence dissapointed now.
I've had this phone for a week now, and i got to say, its the best phone i've ever had. Im glad i picked the ZL and not the Z because of the size, the ZL is perfect, the same size as nexus 4 and i have no complaints at all about the performance, everything is runs smooth. I love the UI customization by sony, its really easy to put widgets and change the theme or background. The screen is mindblowing, i had my doubts about it because of the viewing angles, but guess what, its not a big deal AT ALL! screen is just amazing, colors are alive in it.
i truly recommend this phone, it was about time that sony matches the competition, and they're doing an excelent job. Im glad i came back to sony, my last one was the k850. Keep it up the good work sony!
rooting my xperia zl is safe or not?,please some body give me reply...
Mark, 14 Jun 2013Im about to buy a quad core smartphone next week, and im still confused of what should i buy, ... moreSee dude..HTC one X, S3 and LG optimus G are quite outdated....Remaining is Nexus 4 N ZL..so if you want a pure android experience and fast updates matters to u then you can go for Nexus 4 if you want SONY custom ui or dont mind getting updates after months of release of an update consider ZL..i own a ZL by the way.
Other things for you to decide is below.
1.ZL has memory card slot Nexus dont have one(either fixed 8or16GB variant)
2. ZL has 5" FULL HD 1080p mind blowing display vs 4.7" 720p IPS True HD display on Nexus
3.ZL has LTE variant Vs 3G only variant(GSMARENA COMPARE)
4.IR blaster Remote control On ZL
5.ZL has better display outside with contrast and with good audio(audio gsm arena compare)
Now its in your hand what you want others are same specs and i suppose you already know that....you mentioned quad core...in the begining..does it matter you go for octa core S4...its good(but i dont prefer sammy phones noffence to sammy users)
a great phone every little thing in it is amazing so fast and so stable.... worth every penny to spend on
Im about to buy a quad core smartphone next week, and im still confused of what should i buy, is it Samsung Galaxy s3, HTC one x, LG Optimus G, LG Nexus 4,Or Xperia ZL? Please help me this is my first quad core phone.
hi.. I have recently bought zl about a week. everything is good. but WiFi signals are very week even my bro mmx mob can get signal. my zl can't. if anyone having same problem reply me.!!!!!!!
[deleted post]This had been answered 2 months ago, read the specs of each phone... Again for your benefit, the Xperia "Z" is the Waterproof or Water resistant but NOT the Xperia "ZL"... Hope you now got it...
is xperia zl really a water resistance phone???is there a limit for using this phone under water( sorry cause im not believing:) )???if it's really water resistance phone then it would be the best phone in the market :) please answer asap:) im going to buy this phone :)
AnonD-133732, 07 Jun 2013sony z is best or sony zl....plz give ur sugestion....xperia ZL is better than Z
This is a good phone all things present want you good 5 inch compact display good audio quilaty good camera good battary is awysome
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2013hard to answer let me try first the facts HTC buttefly: + SD card slot + screen viewing ... moreThanx again buddy for ur reply..yah your opinion was really helpful...thanx for it..and zl is indeed a gud phone by all means..but gsmarena's reviews suggest it has a bad viewing angles..i hope they change their review as soon as possible..
Vk, 10 Jun 2013Hey thanx anonymous or watever your name is..its not any mistake in writing or anything its ju... morehard to answer
let me try first the facts
+ SD card slot
+ screen viewing angles
-/+ depending on your taste, the size this phone is big
- small battery
- 8 MP camera
+ faster chipset
+ screen viewing angles
-/+ depending on your taste, the size this phone is bigger than ZL, smaller than butterfly
- no SD card slot
- 4 MP camera
+ bigger battery
+ 13MP camera
+ SDcard slot
-/+ depending on your taste, the size this phone is smaller than any of those
- screen viewing angles
first off.. is really up to you, which one you like more, for me the SD card slot is a must, so that leaves the htc one out, and between butterfly and zl i would go for zl, just for 2 reasons memory and battery.
however i really got this phone because it was sony, plain and simple, almost everything i got from sony still works, even a 20+ years old TV set, and the colors are still bright =P so in the end is always really up to the user.
btw: your other comment was indeed confusing >.< and im glad i could help you n_n
would recommend this phone hand down - been using for 3 months now and can confirm it is the best that i have owned. can only be compared to gs4 & htcone but i would still prefer this for stylised design & color reproduction alone (apart from everything else it does)