Sony Xperia ZR Review

3G Only (C5502)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.36/10
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Sony Xperia ZR is a mid-end Android device released back in the year 2013, featuring a medium sized 4.5" screen, a fast Quad-Core CPU running at 1500 MHz, and two cameras, a 13.1 megapixels back camera and a 0.3 MP front side camera.

This phone is for sale in lots of color variations, black, pink, green and white. Whereas this phone is just 5.17 inches long and 2.65 inches wide, it's able to fit a a 4.5 inches screen. The Sony Xperia ZR's thickness , 0.41 inches, is a bit far from today's standards, but it still feels fine in the user's hand. Sony didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 4.87 ounces phone.

This phone includes a beautiful 4.5-inches screen with a 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution, providing this cellphone with a delightful image quality. Its screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

Sony decided to power this cellphone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 system chip, which holds a great performance 1.5 gigahertz Quad-Core processor and a big 2 GB RAM memory. Helping with graphic intensive games and applications, it also uses a 400 MHz Adreno 320 graphic processing unit. This device counts with a quite large 8 GB internal storage memory and an external memory slot, enough to install a couple hundred apps without running out of space.

The Sony Xperia ZR has two cameras, a 13.1 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. It is also able to film videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD). Additionally, the camera features multiple useful features like flash, auto-focus, face detection shooting, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone offers wifi capability (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connection type and also HSPA+ connection type, that is a slower 4G variation or the fastest 3G data connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This cellphone works with a Micro SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Sony Xperia ZR also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This phone packs a 2300 mAh big Li-Polymer battery that can keep it running for many hours without charging it at all. Sony informs a talk time of 13 hours and a stand by time of 520 hs for this phone.

This cellphone is being sold for just $ 149, which is an amazing offer comparing with similar phones. No matter if you want a device to play tons of games, want this cellphone majorly for internet broswing and social networks or need a work phone, this cellphone is probably a good choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4, 4.3
Variant:3G Only
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Also Known As:Sony C5502, Sony C5503
Product code:C5502
Dimensions:5.17 x 2.65 x 0.41 inchesMetric13.13 x 6.73 x 1.04 cmImperial
Weight:4.87 ouncesMetric138.06 gImperial
Colors:Black, Green, Pink and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-05-13
Price:$ 149.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:4.5 inchesMetric11.4 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:326 pixels per inchMetric128.35 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor:Krait (Quad-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (533 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:2300 mAh
Stand-by Time:520 hours
Talk Time:13 hours


Back camera:13.1 megapixels
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor