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Posted by FMW300
Specifications
This is a listing of Xperia™ ZR‘s main features and functions.

Camera and video
13 megapixel camera with auto focus
16x digital zoom
Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
Full HD video recording (1080p)
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Face detection
HDR for both picture/film
Flash/Photo light
Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
Image capture, supported format: JPEG
Video playback supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, MKV, AVI, XVID, MOV
Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4

Connectivity and communication
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
Media Go
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
Screen mirroring
Xperia Link
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook

Entertainment
PlayStation Certified
Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
Motions gaming
Video streaming
3D games
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
FM Radio with RDS
"Movies" application

Pre-loaded applications
Google Play**
Google Chrome**
Google Voice Search**
Google Maps for Mobile with Street View and Latitude**

Memory
RAM: 2GB
Flash memory: Up to 8 GB
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB

Networks
UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz (not available in all markets)
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Display and design
4.55", 16 million colours, 1280 x 720 pixels
Shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard












Posted by Bonovox
Prefer this form factor over the Z

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nDuYUlHc1r4

Posted by Fezan
The handset also boasts a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHZ CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE, NFC, Sony's Walkman album and movie apps and an OptiContrast OLED screen with Bravia tech to reduce glare "even in bright sunlight."

First sony phone with oled or mistake by engadget

And hello to all esato members

Posted by maxtune123


Xperia_ZR_Side_Black


LED notification like the ZL.
[ This Message was edited by: maxtune123 on 2013-05-13 11:08 ]


Posted by stedus

On 2013-05-13 08:20:02, Fezan wrote:
The handset also boasts a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHZ CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE, NFC, Sony's Walkman album and movie apps and an OptiContrast OLED screen with Bravia tech to reduce glare "even in bright sunlight."

First sony phone with oled or mistake by engadget

And hello to all esato members

Its not OLED
http://developer.sonymobile.c[....]phones/specification/xperiazr/

4.55 inches TFT
16 millions colours, 1280x720 pixels


Posted by -16-
Finally! My next device. No negative points. I just hope the display quality is good enough. And of course the battery...
[ This Message was edited by: -16- on 2013-05-13 08:28 ]


Posted by Tsepz_GP
What Android version is this launching with???


This is good for those people who wanted "flagship specs" in a more compact smartphone.


EDIT:

Oh dear...

Android4.1 according to PA:
http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]w-waterproof-Xperia-ZR_id42934
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2013-05-13 10:12 ]


Posted by nightwing369
Does the Xperia ZR use LTE 4G?

Posted by bipinm
This will be mine...

Posted by randomuser

On 2013-05-13 10:20:53, nightwing369 wrote:
Does the Xperia ZR use LTE 4G?



Yes it does.

C5503 is LTE 4G model

C5502 is 3G HSPA+ model
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-05-13 09:22 ]


Posted by nightwing369

On 2013-05-13 10:22:30, randomuser wrote:

On 2013-05-13 10:20:53, nightwing369 wrote:
Does the Xperia ZR use LTE 4G?



Yes it does.

C5503 is LTE 4G model

C5502 is 3G HSPA+ model
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-05-13 09:22 ]

Thanks, but I looked at these two links (plus the author's post in this thread) and there was no mention of LTE and/or 4G : http://www.sonymobile.com/glo[....]xperia-zr/specifications/#tabs , http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_zr-5421.php is it XR4/5 info? where did you see this? Many thanks

Posted by -16-
Yeah I was confused, too. There is nowhere LTE mentioned.

Posted by SON1Q
Is the notification light at the bottom of the XA definitely on the XZR?
no mention of it in the youtube video or on sony's website

Posted by randomuser
It's clearly mentioned here - 4G LTE

http://blogs.sonymobile.com/p[....]ith-superior-sony-engineering/

13th May 2013, London – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces the new Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. This Android smartphone offers leading technology and content with a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and 4G LTE

Posted by roanmy
Really hope the version released in Norway has LTE...

Curious, on mobil.se (swedish website for phone news) they mention 4G, but it's not mentioned on Sony Sweden's ZR page!
[ This Message was edited by: roanmy on 2013-05-13 10:08 ]


Posted by goldenface
Perfect but for the VGA front cam.

Posted by maloqs
Can anyone tell me the phone memory and REAL internal storage for ZR?

Posted by roanmy
2GB RAM/8GB ROM. Check blogs.sonymobile.com.

Posted by randomuser
^
8GB

Posted by maloqs
But random there are 2 type of storage in my Xperia S-Phone memory and internal storage.So i want to know the specific details for the storage of Xperia ZR

Posted by tonif430
Main differences with X SP ?

Posted by randomuser

On 2013-05-13 12:31:09, maloqs wrote:
But random there are 2 type of storage in my Xperia S-Phone memory and internal storage.So i want to know the specific details for the storage of Xperia ZR


6+2GB phone

Total 5.8 GB/8GB is user accessible.
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-05-13 12:08 ]


Posted by roanmy
Does anyone know which regions will get the LTE version?

Norway, Sweden, UK, Taiwan's websites all list HSDPA+ only.

Posted by stook
at last nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia etc) should get C5503 LTE version
[ This Message was edited by: stook on 2013-05-13 13:33 ]


Posted by nightwing369
Will the UK get the LTE version?

Posted by maloqs
Nightwing I afraid not....
http://www.xperiablog.net/201[....]ading-to-uk-france-or-germany/
Xperia ZR not heading to UK, France,Germany or Netherlands.....more to be update soon?


Posted by Bonovox
What's the battery size,it's not in the first posts specs??

Posted by kewsvnet

On 2013-05-13 16:15:00, Bonovox wrote:
What's the battery size,it's not in the first posts specs??



http://blogs.sonymobile.com/w[....]05/Xperia_ZR_press_release.pdf

it says removable 2300mAh battery..that is from the Sony Mobile Press Release...it is listed under battery life and in the kit! ...although that document also gets the name wrong in the spec titles where it says Xperia Z

Posted by admad
According to Xperia ZR white paper it's indeed 2300 mAh removable. This phone seems really good, I hope it's priced right and available in Europe. Can't really think of any disadvantages besides a little big size for 4,55", and possible screen and camera quality issues.

Posted by Felimenta97

On 2013-05-13 13:05:00, randomuser wrote:

On 2013-05-13 12:31:09, maloqs wrote:
But random there are 2 type of storage in my Xperia S-Phone memory and internal storage.So i want to know the specific details for the storage of Xperia ZR


6+2GB phone

Total 5.8 GB/8GB is user accessible.
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-05-13 12:08 ]



AFAIK, all devices with default ICS uses a different internal memory system. One SD Card + data, + 1 Gb for system and such.

@all: Someone please tell me the point of this device after all? Just to have a waterproof phone with a camera button?

A) Why not put it in Z after all?
B) Why not just don't develop it and focus on less devices?

Posted by Bonovox
Yes removable good. I hate it when Sony does those models with removable back cover but not battery. Seems daft. And 8 gig internal not alot these days with Android

Posted by goldenface
If I wanted this phone I'd just import it from Holland. I can only get a phone on contract only so often. I wish the Z had the shutter key though.

Posted by DarkKrypt
Nice phone.
Few things.
1. Why didn't Z just Camera button - I knew it could be done.
2 does it have ps3 controller option.
3. Is it me or is the 3.5 jack waterproof too?!
watch the videos quite interesting
And ctia is? I don't have time to search now.
thanks

Posted by pt020

On 2013-05-13 11:24:09, goldenface wrote:
Perfect but for the VGA front cam.


I like the VGA front camera ... with it you do not see my wrinkles.
(I really do not mind the front camera ... my last 4 phones had one and I did use it once to check if it works)

Posted by maloqs
8gb,tft and android 4.1.2.......

Posted by nightwing369

On 2013-05-14 14:47:19, maloqs wrote:
8gb,tft and android 4.1.2.......
Maybe Sony's trolling us and trying to push us towards buying the Honami instead

Posted by napahlm

On 2013-05-14 01:42:22, DarkKrypt wrote:
Nice phone.
Few things.
1. Why didn't Z just Camera button - I knew it could be done.
2 does it have ps3 controller option.
3. Is it me or is the 3.5 jack waterproof too?!
watch the videos quite interesting
And ctia is? I don't have time to search now.
thanks



3. No its not. You can se how the flap i removed when the jack is being used. when he pulls his headset out there is a screen showing like, "dont forget closing the flap". Just a reminder, beacuse your screwed otherwise...

Posted by Bonovox
https://apps.facebook.com/son[....]al/competition/21may-xperia-zr

For anyone on Facebook

Posted by jameshopes
Hey, can you please share the price detail…

Posted by fjcarlsson
Is this confirmed for sale in UK yet? I'd really appreciate the slighlty smaller size and camera button compared to the z.

Posted by Detox
Sony intros Touch Block feature to prevent unintentional touches:
http://www.xperiablog.net/201[....]prevent-unintentional-touches/

Posted by napahlm
Anyone who has the ZR? I am worried about thickness, whats your oppinion? Am i right, or am im just beeing silly?

Posted by FMW300
Mobile-Review has a nice review on ZR here.

Posted by Bonovox
http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Sony-Xperia-ZR-Review_id3371

Phone Arena didn't favour it much

Posted by itsjustJOH
^Not surprising. You'll know the score is biased and BS when you look at the cons. Average call quality, average camera, bland visuals for 6.5. Just look at the comments and see how disgusted the readers are with Ray.

Posted by Bonovox
Phone Arena are idiots anyway and they are also useless at camera testing and very biased towards Apple too. They did say that Sony have fixed the UI lag issues

Posted by Lunion

On 2013-06-13 19:02:16, fjcarlsson wrote:
Is this confirmed for sale in UK yet? I'd really appreciate the slighlty smaller size and camera button compared to the z.


This is the email I got from Sony. I asked the same question.

'Thank you for contacting the Sony Xperia support centre and for your interest in the Sony Xperia ZR.

Unfortunately we do not have any confirmation that this handset will be released to the UK market and it has been withdrawn from the Sony Mobile UK website.

We would suggest that you frequently visit the Sony Xperia website for further information regarding release dates for this product along with the features & specifications.'

Posted by Bonovox
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_zr-review-959.php

Review here and camera seems improved

Posted by reeflotz
Screen is reviewed to be better too, and besides 720p and 1080p difference is hardly noticeable compared to the original Z. TBH this is what the Z should have been, also with camera button, but still its good to know Sony is now addressing the issues in camera software jpeg processing unlike before, which makes me look forward to what Honami will offer when its released.
[ This Message was edited by: reeflotz on 2013-07-31 07:34 ]


Posted by razec
I'd say it's the JPEG engine that screwed bigtime on the Z, since ZR shared the same exact hardware with the flagship sans display. and it seems like ZR had used Honami's new processing algorithm like in the case of Z with Honami app installed. judging from the review It may appear noisier than those from S4 but there's plenty of details, I could care less on the luminance noise since they're perfect for BW photography and you have to do 100% crop pixel peeping on the small lines if you want to see how much details the S4 can resolve over the ZR which is marginal at best IMHO.
[ This Message was edited by: razec on 2013-07-31 09:32 ]



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