Compare the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Sony Xperia ZL side-by-side… which one comes out on top? Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Xperia Z1, eclipse the Xperia ZL’s 5.0-inch display? Does it have a faster processor? Find answers to these questions in the side-by-side comparison that follows.
Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Sony Xperia ZL: stat-fight
Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.
|Sony Xperia Z1||VS||Sony Xperia ZL|
|Display||5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD||5.0-inch Reality|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|Processor||2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8064|
|Software||Android 4.3||Android 4.1.2|
|Storage||16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB||16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB|
|20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording||13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 2.0MP||Yes, 2.0MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm||69.3 x 131.6 x 9.8mm|
|Talktime||15.0 hours||10.0 hours|
|Standby||850 hours||500 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2||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|
BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!
The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia ZL over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 4 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:
- The best connectivity: Comparable
- The best size/weight: No
- The best camera/video: Yes
- The best display: Yes
- The best processor: Yes
- The best software: Yes
- The most applications: Comparable
- The most storage: Comparable
- The best battery life: Yes
- The best extras: Comparable
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