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Deal: Sony Xperia ZL smartphone goes on sale for £428

There's not a lot that separates the Sony Xperia Z from the Sony Xperia ZL. Other than the fact that both were released at CES earlier this year, the two are gorgeous smartphones that will get a lot of heads turning. The Xperia ZL is hailed by Sony as having the world's sharpest 5in smartphone display (as of February), that is a moot point though given that devices with a similar resolution but a smaller diagonal will have a higher pixel density and hence an increased perceived sharpness.

Mobicity sells the Sony Xperia ZL smartphone for £428.39, a rather enticing price for what it offers. We're a bit disappointed that it opted for a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5GHz although that paves the way for an upgrade in a near future with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 being the likely candidate.

The smartphone also includes an MDM9215M modem, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 5in full HD scratch-resistant TFT Retina Display and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology with new real-time contrast optimization thanks to an OptiContrast panel.

The rest of the feature set includes a 13-megapixel rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor, NFC, an Adreno 320 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2,370mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.