Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro APQ8064 Quad Core
Adreno 320 graphics
4.55" 720p display
IP55/58 certified dust proof and water resistant up to 1.5 meters
13MP Exmor RS camera
HDR for picture and video
8GB internal storage and microSD memory card
Co-moulded aluminium frame
Aluminium power button
Transparent Illumination Bar
Weight : 138 grams
Talk time (up to): 13 hours(3G)
Standby time (up to): 520 hours(3G)
Thanks to @djpeesh
Day 1 of the xperia zr
Mixed opinions about the phone. I've come from a Motorola RAZR maxx so I've been spoilt rotten by the big battery.
The good first:
The screen is amazing. Simply marvelous to look at and the colors are epic. The camera is fantastic and the phone is such a breath of fresh air from the slow processor on the RAZR.
The waterproofing works as advertised. Dunked it in some water and it worked even with wet fingers. So that's a good thing.
The not so good now. The battery is not the greatest. Down to 42% with just about an hour of screen on, a hour of bluetooth on and about 45 mins of talking.
Not the greatest. But I'll have to buy a fewer extra chargers and get with the program.
Attached screenshots to make this completely legit.
Also, gps and 3g on throughout.
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So it's been three weeks with this phone. Here are my thoughts:
1. The water resistance is amazing. Played around with it at my local pool and the results are stellar. Works as advertised and the camera is excellent under water. More about the camera later.
2. The phone is exceptionally fast. The 2gigs of ram and the quad core processor mean that there is absolutely no hanging. The phone zips along and doesn't stutter even when you change the orientation of the screen. It's snappy and gets the job done quickly.
3. I've already got it rooted. Thanks to @DooMLoRD.
4. Most bloatware is easily removed and doesn't piss me off anymore.
5. The camera is exceptional. Really. It's the best phone camera I've used. Pictures come out nicely and there's minimal noise. The only hitch is night shots which have quite a bit of noise and are a little grainy.
6. The battery, especially with the stamina mode on is ok. I get a full day of work done before it dies and I fiddle around quite a bit including pairing it to stream music on my hour long commute twice a day. It dies by 7pm on a heavy use day. Yes, it isn't the RAZR maxx but I can live with it. Without stamina I find my phone dying pretty much by about 3 pm after unplugging it at 5 am.
7. I haven't faced any network connectivity issues and the sound being low is a feature that's been talked about a lot but it only happens after I take it into the pool and only for about ten minutes.
8. 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.
9. If you turn data off and use it just for calls, sms and as a music player and a camera, the battery lasts about 3 days. I just got back from holiday where there was no data reception. I used the phone for about 20 mins of calls a day, about 30 mins of music and about 30 pictures a day. Lasted for two and a half days before needing a charge. Of course, as soon as I got home and turned on data, the battery started dropping.
10. I would rate it on par with the s4 that my buddy has (without the gimmicks of course). The plastic back also means that it is less susceptible to the glass at the back breaking like has been reported by those who have the xperia z, including a buddy who now regrets not holding out for the zr
All in all, the phone has been one of my best purchases in a long long time and I would definitely recommend it to anyone on the fence even over the xperia z and the s4.
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- Xperia ZR [C5502/3] (10.1.1.A.1.310)