- Waterproof quality
- Good camera
- Good Processor
- Low battery life
- Less display resolution
- Low plastic build
Sony Xperia ZR is a good looking smartphone which is one of the member of Sony Xperia's high end smartphone series. The specs and features of Sony Xperia ZR are almost similar to Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL . The best feature of Sony Xperia ZR is that it is waterproof and dust proof which allows it to sustain any kind of rough and tough environment. The Sony Xperia ZR gives good competition to the high end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Google Nexus 4.
Design And Build:
Sony Xperia ZR is a good looking smartphone which comes with decent looks and features. The Sony Xperia ZR is thicker compared to Sony Xperia Z having 10.4 mm thickness. The material of the body of Sony Xperia ZR feels like that of the mid range smartphone which has its outer body made up of ordinary plastic material. The phone is equipped with 4.5 inch screen due to which the body of the phone is not huge which makes it perfectly fit in pockets. The weight of Sony Xperia ZR is 138 g which makes it a little uneasy to carry around. Due to water resistant feature the microUSB port and 3.5 mm jacks are covered with tight plastic covers. All the dedicated buttons are on the right hand side which includes camera button, power button and volume rocker button.
The Sony Xperia ZR has a 13.1 MP camera which comes with some amazing specs and features. The images clicked by Sony Xperia ZR's are not high quality but they appear little underexposed which causes it to look darker than normal. When you try to zoom the images there is pixelation and the images appear grainy. The camera also has a LED flash which allows it to take images in dark background and at night. The camera is loaded with the features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection, image stabilization, sweep panorama and auto-focus. The rear camera is also supported by 2 MP front camera which gives Sony Xperia ZR extra feature of video calling and Skype.
Sony Xperia ZR is a good looking high end smartphone which comes with amazing display quality. The display has the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which gives an awesome HD display. The colours of the screen are really sharp with 16M colours the display brings the images and videos to life. The display is covered with shatter proof sheet on top of scratch resistance glass which gives protection in rough and tough conditions against scratches and cracks. The display is a capacitive and responsive which is better than resistive touch screen. It gives upto 10 fingers multitouch interface which helps in high end gaming. The display quality, specs and features are almost similar to high end smartphones like Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL .
The Sony Xperia ZR runs on 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm quad core processor which gives a amazing smooth performance. The Quad core processor is supported by a 2 GB RAM which gives more processing space where more processes can be stored and can be processed by the processor. The processor and high end RAM supports the Android V4.1(JellyBean) which gives good interface speed and performance.
Power On It:
The Sony Xperia ZR comes with a 2300 mAh Li-ion battery which gives good battery life. It gives about 470 hrs and 520 hrs of standby battery life at 2G and 3G modes. It also gives about 11 hrs and 13 hrs of talktime at 2G and 3G modes respectively. Sony Xperia ZR gives less battery output compared to other high end smartphones with low battery capacity like LG Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G who give better battery life. The capacity of the battery is high which leads to the bigger size of the battery due to which there is an increase in the weight of the smartphone.
Sony Xperia ZR is a good looking smartphone by Sony which comes with high range specs and features. All in all Sony Xperia ZR is a high end smartphone which gives good competition to high end smartphones like HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 .