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Sony Xperia ZR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The screen and build quality also get good reviews. Many are negative about the features. Opinions about the battery and usability are mixed.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia ZR from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on


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

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

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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...

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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.


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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...

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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!

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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.

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Sony Xperia ZR Review: First Look


1.5GHz quad-core, 13-megapixel camera, waterproof and a 4.55-inch 720p HD display, what's not to like?.

Being a spiritual successor to last year’s Sony Xperia Go, the waterproof Xperia ZR comes in black, white, teal and pink and should arrive in the coming months, despite Sony keeping schtum on an official arrival time.

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Not worth it


Xperia ZR seemed to be a good choice according to the reviews, but upon receiving the device I was quite unimpressed. The screen looks great only when looked directly at, at an angle the image becomes quite unappealing. Frontal camera is only 0.3...

Water resistant, removable battery, SD card slot

Build quality lacking, screen viewing angle, low front camera resolution

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Sony Mobile Xperia ZR C5502 Smartphone


I was looking for a new phone to replace the one I had been using for the past two years. It was a tough debate between this phone and the Xperia ZL, but this one won out due to it being water resistant. The phone has been working perfectly without any...

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Poor Battery performance: Sony Xperia ZR


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Is Sony Xperia ZR an USE AND THROW mobile?


It is a smart phone with all the latest technology features

It is not durable and has no service only replacement is possible and it is