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Sony Xperia ZR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony Xperia ZR. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The performance and design also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ZR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia ZR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia ZR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia ZR LTE - C5503 (Unlocked, 8GB, Black) SIM Free *International Version*Sony Xperia ZR LTE - C5503 (Unlocked, 8GB, Black) SIM Free *International Version*

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia ZR Review: First Look

 

What happens when you blend two of Sony's latest handsets and throw the result in a swimming pool? You get the newly announced Sony Xperia ZR – Sony's new Android smartphone, aiming to offer a balance…

May, 2013

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор Sony Xperia ZR

 

Обзор Sony Xperia ZR

С качеством передачи речи проблем нет, хотя мне динамик показался довольно тихим. Основной динамик громкий, у ZR хорошо сделана вибрация, в отличие от ZR, где она пронзительная, трясется стол, при нажатии на экран палец аж отскакивает, тут вибрация...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ZR Review

 

The Xperia ZR is a new waterproof smartphone from Sony. Based on the similar chipset and almost identical hardware specs from the older siblings, the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, the Xperia ZR is a smartphone ideal for the Indian climate conditions. With an...

As per our routine, we stress out the phone to get some scores so that we can find out the actual performance of the internal core hardware. In our tests, AnTuTu Benchmark scored 21501, Quadrant scored 7695 and Linpack resulted in 163.4 MFLOPS and...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: tech2 Connect (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia ZR Review - Tech2

 

The Xperia ZR is a new waterproof smartphone from Sony. Based on the similar chipset and almost identical hardware specs from the older siblings, the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, the Xperia ZR is a smartphone ideal for the Indian climate conditions.

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Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Xperia ZR Android phone (preview)

 

The Sony Xperia ZR is a smaller version of the flagship Xperia Z that offers much of the same features

Water and dust resistant ; Camera works underwater ; Compact design

A little thick ; No real wow factor ; No word on AU release

May, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia ZR Android phone (preview)

 

The Sony Xperia ZR is a smaller version of the flagship Xperia Z that offers much of the same features

Water and dust resistant ; Camera works underwater ; Compact design

A little thick ; No real wow factor ; No word on AU release

If you're annoyed by the trend of huge smartphones, the Sony Xperia ZR should be right up your alley. It's a smaller version of the flagship Xperia Z but it offers much of the same features and functions including water and dust resistance.

May, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia ZR review: Ready to dare

 

Squeezing your flagship smartphone in a tinier, sportier shell is the fad in Android these days. Not the one to blindly follow the pack, Sony has chosen to do things differently. The Xperia ZR didn't get as far down as the Galaxy S4 mini and the One...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE ; 4.55" 16M-color 720p capacitive touchscreen with 323ppi pixel density; Bravia Mobile Engine 2 ; Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with custom UI ; Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU;...

It should be obvious by this point that the Sony Xperia ZR is not just another shrink-to-fit exercise like most of them minis. Instead of focusing on size, Sony chose to put the specs first, take it from there and see how compact it can get.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia ZR Review

 

With a 4.5” 720p screen, a 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera and the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset in tow, the Xperia ZR is certainly not your average mid-range model. What's more, the phone has kept the Xperia Z's signature ability to be water-resistant, which...

Sizable display with very good pixel density ; Powerful chipset for flawless performance

Average call quality ; Average camera ; Bland visuals

Although there are a few compromises associated with the otherwise solid performance of the Sony Xperia ZR, it manages present users with a satisfying experience that will surely be appreciated by tech-savvy people. The thicker profile, uninspiring...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia ZR review

 

The Sony Xperia ZR is essentially the ‘mini' edition of the Xperia Z. Does it break the mold of typical ‘mini' phones? Find out in this review!

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony Xperia ZR Review

 

Sony made sure that you have enough options when getting their latest flagship. For those who prefer a glass-clad smartphone with dust and waterproof capabilities, there's the Xperia Z. For those who want a daily-driver with a 5-inch full HD display...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300
Continuous audio playback time:45
Continuous video playback time:8.5
Standby time (2G):470 / 520
Standby time (3G):520
Standby time (4G):450
Talk time (2G):11 / 13
Talk time (3G):13

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 13.1
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 13.1
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP55
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.6 / 115.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC+, MP3 / AAC+, AMR, AWB, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, MP4 / 3GP, AMV, MOV, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, MP4, MPEG2
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, WCDMA / HSPA, HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA / EAP, WEP, WPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:No / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Play, Google Chrome, Google Voice Search, Google Maps for Mobile with Street View and Latitude / Google Play, Google Chrome,Google Voice Search, Google Maps for Mobile with Street View and Latitude
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Exchange support:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:APQ8064

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SDHC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:8 / 8092
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory card hot swapping: Yes
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 6.73 / 67.3
Height :1.05 / 10.5 / 13.1
Weight:138
Width:13.1 / 131.3 / 6.73