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Sony Xperia ZL Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

The Sony Xperia ZL is a 2013 model featuring a 5-inch TFT display, 13MP camera, and a 0 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the Xperia ZL to see if it's right for you.
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Key Features

  • Release Date:  2013, January
  • Price: 260 EUR
  • Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Display: TFT 5 inches, 1080 x 1920
  • Main Camera:  Single, 13MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 2MP
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Dimensions: 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 151 g
  • Battery:  0 mAh,

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Sony Xperia ZL specs

General specs

Brand and model

Sony Xperia ZL

Release date

2013, January


131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm (5.18 x 2.73 x 0.39 in)


151 g (5.33 oz)


Black, White, Red


0 mAh,

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 500 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 13 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 40 h

Approximate price260 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5" inc

Screen area

68.9 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 1920 px

PPI /points per inch/

441 PPI

Screen protection

Shatter proof glass

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

13 MP, Single

Camera specs

-13 MP, AF


LED flash, HDR

Video 1080p@30fps, HDR
Front (selfie) camera

2 MP, Single


2 MP

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 5.1.1 (Lollipop)


Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro

Other models with the same chipset include: ZTE Grand S, Xiaomi MI-2s, Xiaomi MI-2, Pantech Vega No 6, Pantech Vega R3 IM-A850L, Oppo Find 5, LG Optimus GJ E975W, LG Optimus G Pro E985, LG Nexus 4 E960, LG Optimus G E970
Processor CPU

- Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 320

External memory

microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps
GPRS Up to 70.4 kbps
Edge Up to 236.8 kbps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0 (MHL TV-out)
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.96 W/kg (head)     1.47 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.63 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer (C6502 only) , Infrared port
- Also known as: Sony Xperia C6503, C6502, C6506, Sony Xperia ZL LTE, Sony Xperia ZL HSPA+ Released as Sony Xperia ZQ in Brazil


Antutu 7 Score20794 (Position 1507 out of 2128)
GeekBench 4 Single Core539 (Position 752 out of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1379 (Position 776 out of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript939
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Sony. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Sony Xperia ZL was around 260 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, January.
The weight of the Sony Xperia ZL is 151 g.
The screen size of the Sony Xperia ZL is 5" inches.
The size of the Sony Xperia ZL is 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm (HxWxD).