This is Sony’s XPERIA ZL smartphone. While this may only be an unlocked international model not capable of 4G LTE data connectivity (but the American T-Mobile version will), it still is completely reflective of the upcoming American model. When it comes to consumer electronics goods, Sony almost always comes to mind, but ever since the Xperia smartphones from a few years back — the X10 and Play that I had both reviewed — no one really looked forward to Sony smartphone devices.
Until now, there haven’t been very many innovations by Sony in the mobile phone space, but the Xperia ZL has started that mission, of acting as a vanguard.
With that in mind, let’s see how it stands.