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Sony Xperia ZR

Announced
May 13, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (323 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (13.1 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

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Description

Sony Xperia ZR is compliant with IP55 and IP58 for dust and water resistance. That means it can be used under water to depths of 1.5 meters (just under 5 feet) for up to 30 minutes. The CPU is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core unit tuned to 1.5GHz. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on board with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (microSD up to 32GB). The display is 4.55-inches, TFT 1280x720 which works out to 323PPI. The main camera is a 13MP Exmor RS sensor.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.17 x 2.65 x 0.41 inches (131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.87 oz (138 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 58

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 323 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup13.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 320
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 4.6 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (740 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 21.7 days (520 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (863 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.7 days (520 hours)
      the average is 22 days (520 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 23 days (559 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2300 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 May 2013

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony C5502, Sony C5503


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia ZR C5502

(HSPA only)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia ZR specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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