Sony Xperia ZL poses for the camera in its best red attire

Daniel Bader

January 16, 2013 10:13am

During CES 2013, when the Xperia Z and ZL were announced, we were able to see a bit of colour from the international version, but the upcoming Canadian variant looked quite stoic in its black or white chassis.

Newly leaked photos now show that the Xperia ZL will likely come in red as well, which is not only a refreshing change from the schemes we’re used to, but an indication that Sony is trying to bring some levity to its flagship smartphone line, something it usually saves for its entry- and mid-range devices.


There is no indication Canada will be receiving this colour at launch, but it’s possible that one of the “multiple” carriers releasing the Xperia ZL may decide to differentiate itself from the pack.


What do you think? Would a Xperia ZL in red sway you one way or another? Check out our hands-on with the Xperia ZL from CES if you haven’t already.

Source: Xperiablog

  • COBwiggy

    I think it looks pretty nice, I really liked the black at CES though. Wasn’t a fan of the white one.

    • Available in BLACK only at Rogers

      We all know it:
      It will be available in BLACK only at Rogers.

      Another Sony-phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, and update coming “Soon?”
      -I pass!

  • Jessy

    As a red SIII owner, I like it!

  • Mystic09

    Well, I like it better then the black or white version. But honestly, nothing beats that purple Xperia Z. I have to have it!

  • some guy

    I think the red is nice, but is way too girly for my tastes.

    I’ll just get the white one, and paint it red with the blood of my vanquished foes.

    • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

      @some guy

      You’re just insecure. Be more like Jessy. Live a little.

  • BIll Murray

    Does anyone actually care about Sony phones?

    • BIll Murray

      never mind, there pretty cool.

  • Ron Mexico

    Everyone else gets the awesome Z, Canada gets the cheap ZL? Call me if we get the Z.

    • Telanis

      They’re nearly identical. One’s just not waterproof (the ZL).

    • John Marshall

      The ZL has a couple of perks over the Z like a hardware camera button and a higher PPI. It would be nice to get the Z since it’s drop-dead stunning, but we’re not getting shafted with the ZL here.

      I just hope we get colours other than that garish white.

    • some guy

      Shhhhh John… You can’t use logic against the illogical!
      You’ll create a rift in our dimension and destroy us all!

  • John Marshall

    It looks quite smart in red.

    • some guy

      I like red, but in other photos I’ve seen of this one, it looks a bit too much like lipstick. Kinda has a sheen to it. If it were perhaps more of a true red or a matte finish (IMO) it would be nicer.

  • tony

    I need the z in case I drop my phone in the toilet when I beat my meat

  • OMG BASEDGOD #taskforce #tybg

    That actually looks kinda nice.

  • Kenny A

    Bring us the Z!!!

  • DC

    Z may be an iphone killer. This one still looks like a bloody red victim.

  • squirrel_masher

    Or get the black and buy a red case to protect it!

  • T.L

    Z or nothing!
    To consider the ZL is like saying… I like coming in second place… JOHN = SMH!

    SONY MOBILE CANADA – Bring us the Z

    Please get your act together!