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The Xperia ZL and its sibling, the Xperia Z, are scheduled to become available in the following days across the world.

The flashy Xperia Z hogged most of the spotlight, but you shouldn’t dismiss the ZL because, as you can read in our Versus piece, the differences between the two phones are minimal and mostly esthetical.

According to a Sony press release, the Xperia ZL will be made available in Canada starting in April from multiple carriers and retailers. The release touts the screen to body ratio of the Sony Xperia ZL, which is apparently the highest on any smartphone ever.

Sony said it reviewed 884 smartphones, most of which have a screen to body ratio between 60 and 68 percent. In other words, on most smartphones today, the screen occupies about two thirds of the footprint of the device. The Xperia ZL has a ratio of 75 percent.

Here’s a chart we’ve reported on last year, that shows that back in May 2012 the phone with the best screen to body ratio was the Galaxy Note.

screen to body size ratio smartphones

A high screen to body ratio means that you can enjoy a larger display on a smaller device. How important is this for you? Is the high ratio of the Xperia ZL a real selling point for you? Let us know in the comments section.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.