Europe will be the first region to receive the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA update for the Sony Xperia ZL. It’s great news, considering that we were previously impressed by the phone’s hardware performance and screen so, adding the Android Jelly Bean update, the handset is even greater now. However, we don’t know yet how the battery will function (it was pretty disappointing at the beginning). The update will additionally bring the ability to use 64 GB microSD cards and updates for the media apps. The Xperia ZL was released in March 2013 and comes with a shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass. The price tag is now around 540-570$.
We agree with our source on the fact that it will take some hard work for the next generation smartphones to be perfect, but the fact that Sony managed to bring the update so fast is a really great accomplishment. Specs wise, the Xperia ZL comes with a 5.0 inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels display, supports 2G/3G/4G and has an internal memory of 16 GB with 2 GB of RAM. The primary camera is a 13MP, LED flash one, while the secondary has 2MP. The device also comes with a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The battery is a 2,370 mAh one and it isn’t that great, but we’d expect it to work better with the new Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 update.
To wrap up, we could say that it’s a well-built, powerful device and it has one of the best cameras and displays. If you think the price is to high, you might consider making a two-year contract with AT&T and purchase the Sony Xperia ZL at only 99$. Anyway, do consider that the JB 4.2.2 OTA update will be rolled out in phases so not all the Xperia ZL will receive the latest Android OS at the same time. Also there aren’t further news related to the firmware future availability on the market, but we are expecting fresh info to be revealed during the following days, so stay close.