If you compare the Sony Xperia Z and the Sony Xperia ZL side-by-side, which one wins? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z, beat the Xperia ZL’s equally impressive 5.0-inch screen? How does the Xperia ZL’s 9.8mm-thick design compare? Compare the two phones for yourself in the table that follows.
Stat-fight: Sony Xperia Z vs. Sony Xperia ZL
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|Sony Xperia Z||VS||Sony Xperia ZL|
|Display||5.0-inch Reality Display||5.0-inch Reality Display|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8064|
|Software||Android 4.1.2||Android 4.1.2|
|Rear camera||13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording||13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||71.0 x 139.0 x 7.9mm||69.3 x 131.6 x 9.8mm|
|Talktime||14.0 hours||10.0 hours|
|Standby||530 hours||500 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, IP57 rated, dust & water resistant, and waterproof to a depth of 1 metre||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and an IR remote|
Analysis: Sony Xperia Z vs. Sony Xperia ZL
Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Xperia Z (2-1)
Best Camera/Video: Draw (3-2)
Best Display: Draw (4-3)
Best Processor: Draw (5-4)
Best Software: Draw (6-5)
Most Applications: none (7-6)
Best Storage: Xperia ZL (7-7)
Best Battery life: Xperia Z (8-7)
Best Extras: Xperia Z (9-7)
BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z wins!
So what’s the difference? Check the table and the rundown above and you’ll see that there are subtle differences. You’ll notice that the Sony Xperia Z boasts a better battery life and a slimmer overall design. But it’s also IP57 certified, so you can drop the Xperia Z in the bath, down the toilet or dunk it in a glass of water to amaze your friends at parties. This extra toughness makes it the Jason Statham of the smartphone world. But much better-looking.
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