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Sony Xperia ZL C6506 White 4G LTE Quad-Core 1.5 GHz 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone
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5 out of 5 eggs One of the best Android phones on the market. 10/23/2013

This review is from: Sony Xperia ZL C6506 White 4G LTE Quad-Core 1.5 GHz 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone

Pros: As close to stock Android UI you can get. The phone is smooth as butter. Comes shipped with a non-removable screen protector which is not your run of the mill plastic protector. Camera is unbelievable. Front camera is just as gorgeous. The speaker clarity is by far the best in the industry. I get constant compliments about the phone, and people always asking me "What phone is that?" The screen to bezel ratio isn't done justice in the pictures. The phone, as big as it is, fits nicely in the hand and despite the plastic back, does not feel cheap. I've already dropped it from a pretty good distance a few times on a hardwood floor and it hasn't left the slightest scratch or shown any signs of issues due to it. I'm coming from a Blackberry Torch, Bold, Z10, Iphone 4GS and Galaxy S3 as some of my previous phones, and none hold the slightest candle to this beast. Another key thing I've noticed on this phone is the wifi. This phone picks up Wifi signals that no other phone I have can grab. I've tested all of my phones side by side and none of them pick up the same signals or quality signals. I'm not sure the reason for this, but this for me is a huge bonus that I didn't expect when purchasing. Due to my job's constant traveling and visiting different retailers and locations, I'm constantly relying on wifi. And to have a reliable signal is key, being able to pick up further, stronger signals, is for sure a great perk!

Cons: Viewing angles aren't the greatest, so I have to put that as a con. But for me, and others it is not really a bad thing, as it provides "Privacy" in the phone and for me that's important as I'm constantly using my phone for company documents as well as personal items, all of which are on the same phone. But, this can be a huge turnoff to people, especially considering the media capabilities of this phone.

Another downside is there is no dedicated dock for this phone out yet, unbelievable. And really a turn off. For a phone geared so much towards its video and sound capabilities, a dock should of been the biggest investment in manufacturing for this phone. But it's nowhere to be found.

Other Thoughts: If you're trying to stay away from the hipster phones like the Iphone and the Galaxy. This is the phone to get. It beats both in video, sound and screen quality as well as durability, in my experience. The Iphone is garbage and most phone enthusiasts are thankfully beginning to see that finally. But the Galaxy is a tough contender. However, when it comes to UI and the Sony being so close to stock Android, and fluid performance with great hardware and the Sony brand quality behind it, having used both I consider this one of the top phones in todays market.

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