Earlier this week, we saw a new Sony handset launch in Japan for au by KDDI called the Xperia ZL2. The feature-set closely resembles the Xperia Z2, although the design is different. The Xperia ZL2 comes with a smaller 5-inch FHD display, a plastic back and a slightly smaller, but thicker chassis than the Xperia Z2.
Reports from Japan indicate that the Xperia ZL2 will come with a VA panel, similar to the Xperia Z1, which may disappoint some who were hoping to see Sony adopt IPS panels for all of its future high-end phones. If you want to get a closer look at the phone, we’ve included some hands-on photos and videos of the Xperia ZL2 below. There are also some pics comparing the Xperia ZL2 against the Xperia Z1, so you can see just how chunky it is.
Xperia ZL2 (SOL25) hands-on videos
Xperia ZL2 comes with a VA panel, instead of IPS
– The video below compares the Xperia ZL2 to the Xperia Z1, which also had a VA panel
Xperia ZL2 (SOL25) hands-on photos
Xperia ZL2 compared to the Xperia Z1