Sony Reveals Xperia Z & Xperia ZL at CES 2013

The Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL which have been rumored previously with some images leaked on the official Sony website have finally been announced by the company at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013. The Sony Xperia Z has a 5 inch 1080p HD retina display and is powered with a Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU with 2GB of RAM.

Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Something unique that this device offers is high resistance to dust and water – just like the Sony Xperia Miro. The back is made up of glass. The Sony Xperia Z boasts a 13 MP primary camera which is capable of recording 1080p HD videos and a secondary camera that is 2.2 MP.


Powered with a Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery the Sony Xperia Z is capable of providing a 550 hours of stand-by time on a 2G network. It also supports 4G LTE network.

For more information on the specifications of this device, head over to the specifications page.

The Xperia ZL on the other hand has slightly higher specs than the Xperia Z. The primary camera is the same as ZL and is capable of 1080p HD video recording but the secodary camera is 2 MP but is not capable of recording 1080p videos, it instead records 720p videos on the front.

One advantage of buying the Xperia ZL instead of the Xperia Z is that you can use a micro SD card of 64 GB whereas in Xperia Z, the expandable memory capacity is 32 GB – internal memory being 16 GB for both. No difference in RAM.

For more information on this device, head over to the specifications page.

Update: Sony has posted a video about the technology behind these two phones.