Sony Xperia ZU Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZU vs Sony Xperia ZL

Sony Xperia ZU

Reasons to consider the Xperia ZU

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (150 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (7.5x faster)
FM Transmitter Includes an FM transmitter Yes vs No Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 2200 MHz vs Unknown, 1500 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 50% faster)
Screen size Larger screen 6.4"" vs 5.0"" More than 60% larger screen
Thickness Thinner 6 mm vs 10 mm More than 30% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 14 hours vs 10 hours 40% more talk time per battery charge
Standby time Slightly more standby time 22.1 days vs 20.8 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
Sony Xperia ZL

Reasons to consider the Xperia ZL

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 1.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11 (0 mbps) Almost the same
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 344 PPI Around 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Weight Lighter 151 g vs 212 g Around 30% lighter
Size Smaller 69×132×10 mm vs 92×179×7 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Network Fast data transfer
ZULTE (150 mbps)
ZLLTE (80 mbps)
Thickness Thin
ZU6 mm
ZL10 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Screen size Large screens
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
ZUUnknown, 2200 MHz
ZLUnknown, 1500 MHz
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Standby time Long standby time
ZU22.1 days
ZL20.8 days
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard


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