Sony Xperia ZR, Review and Full Specifications

Sony Xperia ZR smartphone with 4.6 inch 720x1280 display powered by 1.5GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera.

Sony Xperia ZR is the super durable android phone which provides waterproof series of the smart phones, which can film HD underwater. With its generous 4.55 inches (720 x 1280 pixels, 323 ppi) display, and is powered by its 2300 mAh Li-Ion Battery. In terms of storage it has 8 GB, 2 GB RAM and storage is expandable via microSD, up to 32 GB. It also has a 13.1 MP, 4128×3096 pixels primary camera with LED flash and a secondary VGA camera for video-calls. It was announced in May 2013 and is now available. It also has NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G as well as microUSB v2.0 (MHL) connectivity.


Sony Xperia ZR Smartphone

Sony Xperia ZR Smartphone

The ZR has smaller screen when comparing with Z. Its 4.6 inch TFT capacitive touch screen has a large resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. And one of the most attractive thing on this phone is its pixel density of the display. It is having 323 ppi which comes under Retina quality ppi and will be able to deliver crystal clear images and videos onto the screen


The Sony Xperia ZR is fitted with a 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. There are a couple of interesting features included such as HDR imaging and video recording, stunning night shots, auto setting of imaging mode based on scene recognition, burst mode capturing at 10 frames per second and many more.

Operating System

The Xperia ZR comes with Android 4.1.2 Jellybean on board skinned with Sony’s Timescape UI. Sony did a good job in keeping their UI consistent across their Xperia devices.


You are getting the most powerful processor in this Sony Xperia ZR smartphone. You will never be worried about hanging the phone even when you are running a large-sized app or when playing a 3D game of rich graphics. You will have lightening speed with its quad-core CPU. Also the Adreno 320 graphics will be able to deliver the maximum while you play rich graphics games.

RAM and Internal Memory

As in the Xperia Z, the ZR also has a whopping 2 GB of RAM that claims stunning fast for the device. It also has an 8 GB internal phone storage plus a 32 GB expansion slot designed for microSD cards. Since user gets enough RAM to run their apps, they can maximum utilize the internal storage unlike low-RAM phones.


The new Sony Xperia ZR is coming with a wide range of connectivity options include high-speed 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP profile and also a microUSB v2.0 port. What lacks here is absolutely an HDMI port. But it comes with a TV-out (via MHL A/V link) to connect the device with your TV.

Water Proof

Though we don’t get fully water-proof like Xperia Z, the cheaper variant of Z is able to resist the water up to 1 meter and up to 30 minutes. It is IP58 certified. This is very helpful in such situations where when the phone accidentally falls into water. Usually, the phone may get damaged but ZR will be safe.


The Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery of Xperia ZR claims 11 hours talk time for 2G and 13 hours for 3G. The standby backup time is 470 and 520 hours for 2G and 3G respectively. Sony claims that the device will continuously play music for up to 45 hours.

Sony Xperia ZR Specifications:

  • 1.5GHz Quad-core CPU, Snapdragon APQ8064 Chipset
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 4.55-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 720 x 1280 resolution, 323 pixels per inch, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Shatterproof, scratch resistant glass
  • 13.1-megapixels rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Records video 1080p@30fps, HDR
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/aGPS, NFC
  • HSDPA, 3G, LTE
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 2,300mAh Battery

Author: Product Manager

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