Official: Sony Xperia Z & ZL specs and announcement

Ahead of Sony’s Press Conference (which is underway now), we got our hands on the press specs of two Android phones which are just about to be announced: the Sony Xperia Z & Sony Xperia ZL. We’ll bring you as much info as we possibly can on the breaking story, with hands-on video if possible, but for now… revel in the Xperia glory.

Sony Xperia Z:

  • 5-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
  • Dust & water resistant (IP55 & IP57)
  • 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB
  • Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least four times
  • One-touch mirroring
  • 4G LTE for superfast entertainment

Sony Xperia ZL:
  • 5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM
  • Maximized display with the highest ratio of screen to phone size
  • Battery STAMINA mode improves Standby time by at least four times
  • One-touch mirroring
  • 4G LTE for superfast entertainment

Stay tuned for more as we update this story!

Until then visit the Sony Xperia Z Forum and the Sony Xperia ZL Forum!

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  • HotInEER

    I thought they had different screen sizes? Apparently not. So, other than the Z being dust & water resistant, these phones are the same? Z says 1080 x 1920 and ZL says 1920 x 1080.

    • Rob Jackson

      One you’re supposed to hole in portrait mode and the other is suggested to be used in landscape? Hehe I kid, I kid… funny observation. I agree… they could have just said “With this model you also get this” and be done with it.

  • InspectorGadget80

    CAN’T WAIT TO BUY MY XPERIA Z :) Be the first one to buy a 1080P HD PHONE

    • Sharky

      ..except everythone who bought a Droid DNA last year

  • Thomas

    So Chavez were these phones as sexy as you thought they were going to be ? That purple one is wayyyyy hot ;)

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      More so! They’re so light, and I really like how premium these devices look. One of the first Android devices to give the iPhone a run for its money (in terms of build quality).

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Are these by any chance Nexus Devices?

    • DavidVarghese

      nope.

  • DavidVarghese

    The Snapdragon S4 processor is now kinda out dated with the announcement of their new 600 & 800 series processors… However, it still has plenty of juice that anyone would need for a phone.

  • feztheforeigner

    Ummm…what’s the difference between the two of these?

    • John

      I was wondering that myself, but it seems like one is water and dust resistant, which comes at the cost of added bulk, and the other is super slim and sexy, but probably a lot more fragile. I wonder if those are really the only differences…

  • Marsg

    i want the ZL, i love high screen ratio phones.b

  • paleh0rse

    Removable battery? SDcard slot? Inquiring minds want to know…

    • DAngelo8

      Removable battery? – No.
      SD Card slot? – Yes.
      Internal Memory – 16GB

  • flamencoguy

    Internal memory? why is this always left out?

  • Dudz

    was expecting the sony new whitemagic display… but happy anyway!

  • joeogrodnik

    My Sony Ion has hardened mineral glass that is scratched up to hell… So did they use the same crap on this or did they move up to gorilla glass?

  • Ivan Yglesia

    The ZL supports up to 64gb SDCard XD but it doesn’t has dust and water resistant technology also it has a different back panel. Both have a 5 inch screen size.