Sony Xperia Z & ZL available next week, Xperia Tablet Z coming to Malaysia in Q2

Posted:  March 6, 2013   By:    40 comments   

Sony Xperia Z ZL Malaysia

The Sony Xperia Z and ZL is officially launched in Malaysia with the price of RM2,199 and RM1,899 respectively. Both will go on sale next Friday on the 15th of March 2013. For the Xperia Tablet Z, Sony has announced that it will be coming in Q2 which is within the next couple of months but so far there’s no price indication at the moment.

To recap on the specs, both the Xperia Z and ZL comes with a Full HD 5.0″ display, powered with a Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 13MP camera. What sets the 2 apart is the Xperia Z has a slimmer 7.9mm profile with water and dust resistance capabilities which is noticable side by side. Meanwhile, the bulkier Xperia ZL comes with shorter and narrower dimensions. In addition, the Xperia ZL comes with a dedicated camera button which is missing on the Xperia Z.

The Xperia Tablet Z is currently the thinnest 10.1″ tablet that is only 6.9mm thin (thinner than the Xperia Z) and weighs just 495 grams. In terms of specs, it is also similiar with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage. The Xperia Tablet Z too is a water and dust resistant device with IP55/57 rating. Do check out our hands-on post of the Xperia Tablet Z at MWC 2013.

Being a water resistant device, both the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z opens up new possibilities with it being able to shoot photos and videos in wet scenarios. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our earlier post of the Xperia Z that functions as a underwater camera. We have also tested the Xperia Z in both wet/submerged conditions as well.

Check out our hands-on video of the Xperia Z after the break, plus a couple of shots of the Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z.

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40 Comments for Sony Xperia Z & ZL available next week, Xperia Tablet Z coming to Malaysia in Q2


Yes! Finally!


thanks man !


not great..
i'm using japan version more better than this..
international version too prob..etc screen quality

Andrew C

ZL has no IP certified/protection. Bulkier- is it because higher mAH battery juice in ZL. or because of dedicated camera button or both? Well, in terms of weight, only 0.18oz variance


dear SoyaCincau,
can i know which venue was the launch was? cos it looks damn nice..thanks in advace

Andrew C

Bulkier- is it because higher mAH battery juice in ZL. or because of dedicated camera button or both? Well, in terms of weight, only 0.18oz variance


The XZ and Butterfly reviews haven't come out lol~


    i will suggest you not to wait the review here, especially the ready in market Butterfly and coming to market Xperia Z. Although many questions were asking by people here..

    @J18Way I think that's what you're looking for


anyone considering htc one ?


    yes, probably for now. but i will say, after 14th March maybe not… Looks like Samsung S4 is coming in great equipped..


agree with u..
my brother study at japan tell difference between japan n international ver.
and i cancel to buy this hp
no idea just wait S4..


we are still waiting for the Z review lol soyacincau


Is the Z and ZL LTE device??


One question, Will it blend?


    if it's blended, will you drink?


      haha! dont you get my trolling jokes? xD


        haha! he's trolling your trolling jokes, amokio! xD


          and now i am watching someone comment my trolling jokes with a reply by troll.


Great phone in its own right, but sadly living in the shadow of the awesome S4,
overshadowing it yet again in just a few days.

Unless it sells below RM1800, will be dead in the underwater


    yup Samsung is so good…even their new design of LCD is plastic! Samsung has become an official 100% plasticized phone company.


      you sound sacrastic..

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What really makes the Xperia better than other high end smartphones in the market is that its very durable. You don't have to worry about accidentally dropping it unlike the iPhone or Galaxy S.

Andrew C

for the Z- yep(also supports M'sia LTE band spectrum)- looking at the price- should be the variant C6603.
As for ZL- there are three variants-depends which one is brought in- if C6502, then nope (only supports GSM and HSDPA).


i really love this xperia z


will it come with a dock included in the box to M'sia?


    do you mean the tablet z?

    Andrew C

    good question–it boils down to what margin these guys are looking at. I just got the Z yesterday evening in HK- no dock, but free with it was a 5200mAh battery and a 32GB microSD.

    So whether you will get the DK26– an update I read, mentioned no dock,though for first 500 customers in M'sia- you can redeem Sony NFC speaker–whether full redemption-no mention.

    The dock is like around GBP20- it does give a pro that you need not remove USB micro port protective cover to charge
    It is really a beau- got the purple.


      where did you get your info?o.o
      so no dock included..T.T
      Btw, its hard to be the first 500 to buy it(xperia z) …coz to many ppl wanting it that much XD


      And does it support LTE for msia one?


i mean the xperia Z..


Why Soyacincau has ben lazy this time around? No new updates. Shouldn't someone be talking about Z10 currently offered to Maxis One Club members already? There are already call plan laid out. LTE or no LTE?


    Soyacincau really slow update. At least one a day.

    Andrew C

    @Ajay, from my enquiry to Maxis, the variant they brought in at this moment does not support LTE. (i.e. STL100-1). Once LTE coverage is wider, the variant which support LTE(also support Malaysia's LTE band frequency,i.e. 2600) could be brought in.

    Give Soyacincau benefit of doubt lah..I guess recovering from jetlag after MWC coverage,and the rather unexpected cool weather in Spain.

Kah chon

Any demo unit in malaysia now?


Finally wait is over and Xperia Z has launched to rock India market. and I glad to know about it's under water functionality. Love Xperia Z.