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Xperia ZR or Moto X?

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2nd July 2014, 10:06 AM   |  #1  
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Guys, I need your help. I am currently planning to buy a new phone. My budget is around 20K. I live in India and both the phones cost almost the same? Which one should I go for?
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Guys, I need your help. I am currently planning to buy a new phone. My budget is around 20K. I live in India and both the phones cost almost the same? Which one should I go for?

I would always prefer Xperia ZR as it has various advantage over Moto X like being water resistant!( RAINY SEASON IS HERE FINALLY ) XD

But also check out HTC 816( My friend bought it yesterday and I kinda like it!) in the same budget
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I would always prefer Xperia ZR as it has various advantage over Moto X like being water resistant!( RAINY SEASON IS HERE FINALLY ) XD

But also check out HTC 816( My friend bought it yesterday and I kinda like it!) in the same budget

My hands are small :3
Won't be able to handle it properly. I am more of a power user (I prefer using custom roms over stock roms). So I need a phone which has good support from manufacturer. Like in terms of releasing proper kernel source and stuff
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My hands are small :3
Won't be able to handle it properly. I am more of a power user (I prefer using custom roms over stock roms). So I need a phone which has good support from manufacturer. Like in terms of releasing proper kernel source and stuff

For that go with Xperia ZR due to some crucial advantages over moto x like water resistant (can shoot under water) and glorious 13 megapixel camera.

Also this device has official cyanogenmod support (go n search "dogo") and currently has the official cyanogenmod 11 M8 rom with android 4.4.4. So that's a plus. I don't think you will ever flash any rom on moto x as it is close to aosp.

Xperia ZR is for you!!

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Moto X for sure
Despite being a ZR owner, I think Moto X is obviously the right choice for you.
Moto X over ZR:
- Much better support : Motorola, even now sold to Lenovo, is way better to Sony in software updates. Moto X has been always among the first phones updated to new Android versions until now and will very likely get Android L, while the same can't be told about ZR. Also as you can see, there are a lot of custom roms and kernels for Moto X, while ZR is listed in low activity devices section of Xda not without reason. I can't even find a custom kernel with dt2w for ZR.
- Much better camera performance dim light conditions. Sony phones are notorious for blurry pics. In good light conditions ZR camera is good, but I'm not sure if it's superior than Moto X. Also 2M vs. 0.3M front camera.
- Amoled vs TFT display : better contrast and outdoor visibility.
- Cool features : Active Display, Touchless Control, Always on voice recognition
ZR over Moto X:
- Better battery
- Good proprietary apps : Walkman, Album, Social Camera are the ones I miss the most when switch to custom roms
Everything else, imo, are quite similar in the two phones. Well some will cite waterproof as a critical strong point of ZR, buy actually you can't use it in sea water because salt will damage the phone, you can't use it in pool neither unless you want chemicals attack it. When they say waterproof, they mean Pure Water. About some water drops like rain, actually Moto X can handle them well just like ZR (its inside is coated with water-resistant coating). Performance are quite the same.
So why didn't I buy a Moto X Because in my country it asks $500 while ZR only $300. And ZR is a very good phone in its own right.
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