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Sony Xperia ZR(C5502/3)


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Specs:
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro APQ8064 Quad Core
Adreno 320 graphics
RAM: 2GB
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)

RRP : €500 (Netherlands,Russia,Hong Kong)

500~560$ (Thailand,Taiwan)








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Hey people, like others I've been searching the net, and not getting any reviews,
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Here's a quick review :

Build quality : is pretty damn good,

Display is what you expect any Sony phone to be, Video viewing was simply amazing, good colour and equally good contrast.

Sound while playing music and videos, was pretty crisp, and clear, not too loud, and no jarring.

Camera, just a couple f shots, and I would say, its pretty good, but not top notch, maybe a shade lower than s4 and i5 but that maybe because of the screen resolutions of the other phones in comparison.

I inserted 32 GB sd card, and have been using 3g , connectivity is competent, call clarity is acceptable, nothing to write home about, but don't get me wrong I am not complaining.

Phone works like a breeze, with the processor and RAM, combination, have a pleasant experience, played Subway surfer, for some time, graphics, and stuff looks very decent, and smoothness make me realize what I've been missing. Now I know what project butter is all about.

A dedicated camera button, is a nice little add-on bonus, it focuses and shoots, it also wakes up camera, (of course)

BATTERY : I have not completed a day, but in 3 hours of use lost almost 29 % of the battery which includes quite a lot of fiddling with the phone, so I think , on a regular day I would not have a problem of running out of juice. but still with smartphones, U never know what to expect. I think this battery should be something between s2 and s3 ( the phones that I previously owned) i did a quick comparison with my old s3, and i am happy about the size, more happy about the smoothness, Not sure about the battery, I think s3 wins this one.

I hope this answers some of the curiosity, for now, please feel free to ask questions, not too much of a Phone expert, will do my best.

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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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Day 2:
Weekend so no real reason to kill the battery.

Played a few songs off sound cloud, made a few phone calls, connected to my cars bluetooth and did a bit of Internet surfing

Here's how the battery did and what were the major battery eaters
 



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Here's are the pix of the box, the headphones and not much else

 


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Battery life has gotten noticeably better. I have reduced the number of apps and set the screen brightness on auto.

 



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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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ZR is better. If u have more amount means go for ZR. SP is a midrange smartphone. Budgeted phone... ZR will be great. But expensive
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No doubt the ZR. You should be asking yourself if you really need that 2 extra cores and water proofing, at the cost of battery life. The Xperia SP beats last year flagships easily, so it really isn't that weak.
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Its depends on you bro. I think ZR will be around 31000 or 30500 Rupees. You have to spend extra 6000 more for ZR by comparing SP. If u have that much amount means no doubt... Go for ZR... Other wise SP..

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No doubt the ZR. You should be asking yourself if you really need that 2 extra cores and water proofing, at the cost of battery life. The Xperia SP beats last year flagships easily, so it really isn't that weak.
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Its depends on you bro. I think ZR will be around 31000 or 30500 Rupees. You have to spend extra 6000 more for ZR by comparing SP. If u have that much amount means no doubt... Go for ZR... Other wise SP..

And for ZR the Front Camera is VGA. And the battery will be more drain comparing with SP...
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N yea i have a budget around 600USD so it's not a problem to get one of them

So if i will get the ZR he will give a better results n performance?





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Waterproof he's nice but it's not the main thing i care of bro
I care more of the design n the performance that's what really matter

But if we thinking about that, it will be nice if the device heatup we can just wash him n cool him off:P


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So if i will get the ZR he will give a better results n performance?








Waterproof he's nice but it's not the main thing i care of bro
I care more of the design n the performance that's what really matter

But if we thinking about that, it will be nice if the device heatup we can just wash him n cool him off:P


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Sure Bro..ZR will give you a superb performance. Its a cool device. I dont have that much amount. Thats y i bought SP. Otherwise sure i will go for ZR. ZR will be a sensational phone... No doubt .... If u dont care about the Quality of the Front Cam
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