Definitely the ZL! The only difference between the Z and the ZL is the waterproof and dustproof feature which IMHO, is not a big deal, unless you are prone to water-related accidents. I have always wanted the Z when it first came out, but after the ZL was released I changed my mind. I have also read a lot of complaints regarding the Z's bricking issue, faulty stamina mode, dead pixels, and other bugs. Though I have been searching for similar problems on the ZL, seems that there are less or Sony has fixed it(?)
Moreover, ZL's back cover feels better. Although it does look cheaper than Z's glass finish, at least when you accidentally dropped your ZL you won't worry too much about your phone having a cracked back. Furthermore, with ZL's rubbery back cover, you can Grip it easily, thus having a low chance of your phone slipping out your hands.
If you guys cannot decide which phone is for you then I suggest you research more about these two awesome phones. It never hurts to know better. :)
Why is GsmArena Not reviewing the Xperia ZL such a demanding device? Come on GsmArena Team we want a review of the device...dont just concentrate on Galaxy s4 and Xperia Z
mmvidwans, 06 Apr 2013Will any one inform whether this phone is dual SIM-dual standby? or one has to switch between ... morewhere have you been dude?
dont you read specs? did you find anywhre written its a dual sim? no its not a dual sim so how can you find two network bars. SONY has not yet put hands on dual sim devices
rievneo, 06 Apr 2013is there no xperia logo on it? the logo is on the back dude!!
sam0, 06 Apr 2013please some one tell me which one is better sony zl or samsung s3?Definitely the ZL ,hardware and looks of the ZL are way better than the S3 .
sam0, 06 Apr 2013please some one tell me which one is better sony zl or samsung s3?well ZL is way lot better than the s3(no offence) cuz its newer, so has better specs, its design is much much better than the s3...
u should go 4 ZL
sony xzl support ps3 controller to play games.wow its just great! see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EeCmC7JyCk&list=UUO2WJZKQoDW4Te6NHx4KfTg&index=2
Anonymous, 05 Apr 20131650 MYR is more like $540. Still cheap though, same as the price of the Xperia TX. so i guess price is more or less the same all over...
although it is one of the best phones... as per my research:)
I think the camera on the down-right of the phone is really tirring !! you alway pass your hand in front !!
Ali F., 04 Apr 2013Sony Z is 2500 SR, ZL is 2799!!! how come??!!!This is the price tag @ Jarir Bookstore & Sony Shops.The Xperia ZL coming in Saudi Arabia is the LTE Variant.
Will any one inform whether this phone is dual SIM-dual standby? or one has to switch between the SIms as per requirement? (Not a single image I found in which there are two signal strength bar)
[deleted post]1650 MYR is more like $540. Still cheap though, same as the price of the Xperia TX.
Is the FM Radio application save musics from radio? In the manual there is no information about but the image (poor image) shows a red circle at left site, that I supose to be "Save" button for sound (music, etc...)
[deleted post]Sorry its actually closer to 530 usd, i picked it up from one of the many shops inside lowyat plaza kl.
Again the phone is top notch it has its negatives but to me none are deal breakers not even close, anyway don't take my word for it, wait (patiently) for gsmarena to do a full review
Jayremy, 31 Mar 2013plan to change my mobile but im wondering whether should i choose ZL or galaxy S3... any sugg... moreGo for the Xperia ZL. I got mine for 3weeks now and it's fantastic. Super fast, good camera, good sound and display! Design is unique. Not like that iPhone look alike crap! S3 is cheap plasticky and they can't design something better.
Its been a week with xperia ZL and to be honest i love this phone. looks good works good.. smaller in size than the Z. Only thing that bothers me is that the phone gets heated while playing games BUT it may be because I have it in the free plastic cover I got with it. Rest all is good...