Sony Xperia ZR User Reviews
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Camera7.9/10Multimedia8.8/10Internet8.9/10Call quality8.7/10Battery8.6/10Reception8.8/10Display8.9/10Build quality9.1/10Text input8.9/10Everyday usage8.9/10UI speed8.9/10
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posted on (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Everything good except for the camera
sunnyiitkgp has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Look is good... Water Resistance is an awesome feature and I am addicted to it... Sound quality of Sony is unmatchable... However, Camera is way too bad...
In day light, it's just above average, but in low light, it is disastrous.... My old phone with 2 MP takes better photos in low light... I have read a lot of reviews before buying... I wonder why people have rated the camera 8-9... The front cam is 0.3 MP and it's literally of no use....Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 4/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Water Resistance
- Internet Speed
posted on (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
Sony = great hardware, not so great software
Lupy17 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
There is hope if Sony does a better job in the software department. When I upgraded to Android 4.4 Kitkat, the battery would last me about half a day. I had to sell it - I don t know if they fixed it.
I had the 8GB white model.
I don t know if this happens a lot or if it was the card s fault, but I had really big problems with my SD card. It would crash a lot and I lost a lot of documents.
The upside - I learned to use the cloud :)
Still... 8 GB is way to littleBuild quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 6/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- Water resistant
- Lousy upgrades
posted on 15 Feb 2015, 09:15 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Feb 2015)
WATERPROOF MY ASS
Opasan has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It been using a years since i bought this phone, the feature is not bad but a lots of problems. First the most disappointed parts is the waterproof feature that advertise heavy online, it said waterproof!!! but i just put it in the water a few times and yeah you will see yr phone filled with water and it happened twice and make me need to dry this phone to reuse it. Side note: this phone cant stand even for swallow water, so dont try it in the pool and please change this phone feature called water proof to water resistant!! And most of the feature is lacking as well that I lazy to explain all of it, so for conclusion don't buy this thing, not recommended!!Build quality 6/10Reception 5/10Call quality 7/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 5/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
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posted on 14 Jan 2015, 01:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)
I LOVE MY XPERIA ZR
Anirudh_Parengal has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Its the best phone to have in its price range.It has great specs and it can compete with most of the flagship pones of sony as well as other companies.As far to my knowledge, it is the only WATER,DUST,SCRATCH,SHATTER P-R-O-O-F phone available within 25K.Moreover it is the best phone for an above average rough user of his phones.Sony has dumped in great on the Xperia ZR....Absolutely in love with it....even after a year...lol.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
posted on 02 Aug 2014, 21:42 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Aug 2014)
Xperia zr is excellent phone
fleon836 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Es un tremendo telefono, llevo mas de 6 mese con el y hasta ahora nada de problemas. La pantalla mejora bastante las fotos por su calidad y soporta bastante agua. Es muy fluido con respecto a la navegacion en internet y en las graficas al maximo. Lo recomiendo.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- La pantalla tiene excelente calidad.
- Se siente muy fuido.
- Se puede sumergir a 1.5m.
- El material de fabricacion es deplorable
- la camara no tiene tanta calidad
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posted on 09 Jun 2014, 07:51 (Posts: 159; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Great phone for its price ~
vipervoid123 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is 1st phone review ~
The phone itself is having other Z series spec ,
While the camera average like the other Z series ~
But the phone itself does not have any problem , waterproof tested ..
Even the flap for charging and 3.5mm audio jack also have good quality ,
I have a great time using the phone, with kitkat update , so far no problem , it even solve the problem from the latest Jelly Bean update
I didnt have any storage problem regarding the internal storage as I didnt play much games on my phone so that is minor problem for me ~
With memory storage support up to 64GB is more than enough for my audio files ~
Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 10/10
- The Build quality top notch
- The UI smooth
- The Internet experience so far the best
- The Best battery ~
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posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:17 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
xperia zr PROBLEMS PROBLEMS PROBLEMS
nikgang has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
faced issues within 4 days ,
guys never buy a sony. pathetic service ,
i bought a sony xperia zr and faced problems within 4 days...and the service is pathetic...its a almost a month i have submitted my phone to sony and still have not got it back....
go for note 2 or nexus instead of sony
Build quality 3/10Reception 2/10Call quality 2/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 2/10Camera 2/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 2/10Display 2/10Battery 4/10
- literally nothing
- many issues
- bluetooth auto start
- wifi problems
- dialler problems
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posted on 16 Feb 2014, 15:34 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Feb 2014)
lazarovidio has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
meglio dei samsung che ho avuto!!ho avuto 4 modeli di samsung,ma preferisco questo di gran lunga,le personalizzazioni di sony sono molto meglio di quelle degli altri,grande sony continua cosi!!sicuramente e il miglior telefono che io abbia mai avuto,e il fatto che sia ip 58 e solo un punto a suo favoreBuild quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:50 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)
its a smart phone very smart performance
reyon has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
its a good phone from sony.720p hd display crisp,good battery life battery remove water proof.in sony water proof only zr can battery removing...
xperia z,zl,zr both same spec and board.
perfect to use easy handling..4g lte support fast processor 1.5ghz quad core
andreno 320 gpu smooth gaming no lag tested asphalat 8 air bone,high settings,modern combact 4.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- water proof,battery removing
- crisp clarity opti contrast
- perfect to hand
- smart battery life
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posted on 04 Dec 2013, 23:07 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Value for Maney in compare to the blackberry Z10
PadamJain has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have used almost all brand's mobile, Xperia ZR is comparable with HTC mobiles only in this prise Z10 is not at all comparable Xperia, It is best mobile after HTC one or other higher model. Internet speed is also good, I didn't seen any markable cons.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- All leatest feature
- battery life
- connectivity with Sony bravia TV
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posted on 16 Nov 2013, 07:32 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
Hands on experience
randeep has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I am really upset with the battery of Xperia ZR. I have bought it about a month back and now it doesn't give me a talk time more than 6 hrs against Sony's specification of 11 hrs. why make false specs when product cannot delivery. I am really upset and lost trust with the Brand SONY.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 3/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 2/10
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posted on 19 Oct 2013, 09:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
Best at this price
veerraka has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
One of the best of sony. its compact. water and dust resistant. have dropped it twice with just minor scratches. csreen quality is nice with very little viewing angle problem. biggest con is the memory of 4.59 gb. i have experienced no lags, and the phone has never hanged. being aheavy user the phone works for a day. an awesome midranged phone with frequent software updates.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 9/10
- Camera, water and dust resitant, build quality
- Internal memory is only 8 gb. can use only 4.59 gb. have to think twice while installing a heavy game.
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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 00:07 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
The Father of all the phone in this range
karanprasar has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
No phone can beat this phone in this range. This was my best phone till now. Looking of this phone was very GOOD. No lag till now. I have also checked this phone under water video recording and it done well.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- water resistance
- built quality
- killer look
- HD screen
- good UI speed
- fast processor
- lot's of ram
- good battery backup
- smooth runing
- 4.5GB user available memory
- front camera
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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 01:03 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
KlamKhowder has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
for most of this review i will be comparing this phone to my previous phone, the HTC One X, which i came to loath by the end my ownership of it. Now in the spirit of fairness it is important to point out two unfair advantages in this comparison. First of all being the Obvious fact that the ZR is one year newer than the One X, however i feel that it is fair to compare this years midrange to last years flagship. The second unfair advantage is my own personal bias against the OneX, after all the frustration i had over it after one year, i have little good to say about it. It is possible that after one year i might hate my ZR just as much, however in this review I will try to explain why I don't think that will happen.
Overall i feel like this phone is light years ahead of my OneX, but in a user experience way rather than a spec upgrade way.
The main reason I am writing this review is because i feel that the phone arena review was unnecessarily harsh to this amazing device.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 10/10
- Mobile Bravia Engine makes pictures look great
- S4 Pro is still going Strong and I expect some longevity from the Adreno 320
- Very efficiant with battery, i can get about 60 hours of usage with 3 to 4 hours of screen on time (but don't take my word, look at the battery test results that one of this websites competitors did)
- Expandable storage
- removable battery
- comes in some cool colors
- Stamina mode has some cool features
- Sony UI feels like a useful supplement to the Android UI, rather than a total UI replacement like Sense.
- stays very cool, even under load
- water proof (although I will probably never test this)
- slightly outdated CPU/GPU
- limmited AOSP support that likely won't get much better
- lots of Bloatware, not all of the Sony Apps are worthless, but there are enough that are
- TFT screen doesn't have the best viewing angles
- Can't move apps to sd
- screen does not appear to be Oleophobic in any meaningful way.
- walkman app is mediocre
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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:48 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
Beast From The East
theINEVITABLE has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
So Far So Good. Its a complete Macho phone. I mean talk bout build quality, Feels awesome in your hands. What else can u ask for when its dust/shutter/water/scratch proof(though i will never try taking it under water. Walkman music needs no boasting, use a good quality sennheiser earphones and enjoy the BEATS AUDIO effect:). No second thoughts required to buy this mean hand machine. REMEMBER:- SMARTPHONES ARE LIKE ALL IN 1 PACKAGE....DON'T EXPECT THEM TO BEHAVE LIVE SLR CAMERA OR FREAKIN GOOD MUSIC PLAYER. Beauty lies in the Use and the Eyes.....
A HD Reality Display with monstrous 323ppi supported by Sony Bravia Engine2 GIVING 1280X780 of resolution. Display is just clear, bright with high contrast.
Qualcomm Spandragon S4 processor with 2 GB RAM and 8GB internal means extremely fast machine.
GPU 320 supports play station as well as 3d games. What else do i want.."NOTHING"
2300mAH of juice supports it the whole day.
Call quality is though average especially on loud speakers.
Will add another review after one month. But as i said earlier....SO FAR SO GOODBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Whooping fast S4 processor
- Macho build quality
- Walkmann Music
- Huge 2GB RAM
- HD Reality display with 323ppi
- Shutter/Water/Dust/Scratch proof
- Beautiful screen & a beautiful beastly phone
- To name one. i will say the average quality back panel
- Apps not supporting their move to external memory
- Camera is good but not exceptional
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posted on 26 Jul 2013, 11:59 (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Shines as a midranger
istitch has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The ZR provides so much for a midranger, It has the highest rating for the capability to resist water, which is good when you can not only wash it whenever you want, but also bring it to the pool and have fun with some snapshots. The very first time I hold it, I could feel the quality, not as good as the Xperia Z though.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- incredible speed and ram
- water resistant
- great built quality
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posted on 21 Jul 2013, 19:31 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
Xperia zr review
Danielf4 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Just see! This phone is one of the best i know! I like it so much, xperia zr is fast he as a high pixel camera. I Think this phone os better than xperia z And zl! .......................................................................Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 14 Jul 2013, 18:13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)
Sony Xperia ZR
Rejaz has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the best phone I ever had.am using ZR for month and it's awesome in all angles ....You don't lagging at any phase cause of its quad core and 2gb Ram and the camera is awesome and battery is too great in stamina mode .....Better than s4 and HTC one reasonable size but a 65mm width would be great and perfect for my hands.The removable battery also means that this is a phone that I can keep for a while. The battery is already listed as an accessory on the Sony website so it should be possible to have two batteries that I can swap out when I absolutely need more juice.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 00:06 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 May 2013)
SONY XPERIA ZR
rohit9rocker has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The smartphone that lets you live a little
Constantly on the lookout for new adventures? Then say hi to Xperia ZR, the super durable Android smartphone that loves a good time. And since it’s the only waterproof* phone that can film HD underwater, it’s always ready to make a splash and then capture all the fun in the sharpest visuals possible.
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 automatically optimises images, making them sharper and brighter. It also offers you the best in contrast and colour management.
Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- GOOD DISPLAY
- LOTS OF RAM
- FASTER CPU AND GPU
- HAS CAMERA SHUTTER KEY
- BRAVIA ENGINE 2
- OPTI CONTRAST PANEL
- EXMOR RS SENSOR
- LAKCS GOOD CAMERA
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