Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sony Xperia ZL lands in the Philippines, sans LTE

The Sony Xperia ZL has hit local retail shelves. The Xperia ZL is a slightly lower cost version of the Xperia Z, which has a plastic back, instead of glass and is a bit thicker. The Xperia ZL is also not dust and water resistant. However, the thing that a buyer should consider, the version of the ZL released in the Philippines is the C6502 model, which does not have LTE connectivity.

Quick specifications:
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5-inch HD (1080 x 1920) display
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable via a MicroSD card
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Krait processor
  • 13 MP autofocus primary camera with LED Flash
  • 2 MP front camera
  • HSPA
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 2370 mAh battery

I do not have the suggested retail price of the Sony Xperia ZL, but found it for sale, with a Sony warranty, for Php26,850. The same store has the Sony Xperia Z for sale at Php28,990. 

The lower price, which is Php2,100 less, does not seem to be enough for me to consider the Xperia ZL over the Xperia Z. The classier and slimmer glass backed case and LTE radio of the Xperia Z would seem to be worth paying Php2,100 more for.

April 21 Update. The retailer has updated the specifications on the Xperia XL, and the model is actually a Xperia XL C6503 which comes with LTE. 


  1. is there any price drop (mall price) for the xperia zl now? any update!

    1. About 26-27K cash with an official warranty. Check out Widget City. They have is for a bit over 21K with a service warranty.


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