MdN, 31 Jul 2013A good viewing angle is mostly useful for taking photos, when you're holding your phone above ... moreXperia phones have good viewing angels! have you used one? If it's just above or below your head you won't have any problems.
AnonD-150047, 31 Jul 2013I don't care about viewing angle in smartphone, it only matter when it come to TV screen or co... moreA good viewing angle is mostly useful for taking photos, when you're holding your phone above your head or close to the ground.
AnonD-58837, 31 Jul 2013I have to ask why in this instance there is no mention at all about the thickness of the devic... moreActually it's nice to hold coz it's narrower compared to z and zl. Like SL, P, and S these phone sits well at hand and inside your pocket at ease plus my thumb could easily reach for the home buttons.
I have to ask why in this instance there is no mention at all about the thickness of the device, unlike with reviews of Nokia Lumia line of phones (9XX and 1020 in particular)? I personally don't think it's any kind of problem for this very nice phone (especially for the price point), but the thickness is still 10.5mm (vs 1020=10.4mm, 920=10.7mm, 928 10.1mm). And the thickness of those Lumia phones have been mentioned as their biggest cons. Why not so in this instance?
All I'm looking for, is some impartiality on the side of the reviewers as the reviews should be done as objectively as possible (at least in my opinion).
Otherwise nice review.
Random Player, 31 Jul 2013I wish Sony gave us the option to see their phones with windows pone on... Samsung ativ was Sa... moreit's better than they did not waste any money on a fail! And so Have done LG, great decisions!
One major disadvantage I can think of for this phone is that it isn't available everywhere, which is a shame because its size and specs are pretty attractive alternative to the larger Z.
I wish Sony gave us the option to see their phones with windows pone on... Samsung ativ was Samsung's try, and HTC also gave us a few WP options, Sony would definitely do good too, say a VAIO phone or so...
Anyway, I'm glad they're no longer with Ericsson in phones.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2013Im torn between the ZR & the ZL. Their prices are the same in here. Any advice?I'd go for the ZR. The ZL doesn't have waterproofing or removable battery.
Man.. Can be easily declared as the best phone in 4" to 4.7" category. Those who feel that 5" is just TOO BIG, this phone must be perfectly BIG for them.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2013Surprisingly good phone. One thing that might become annoying is those plastic port caps.They want you to pair it with their BT earphones / docks / watches..
Surprisingly good phone. One thing that might become annoying is those plastic port caps.
About the battery, Xperia Z is not far behind now after the 4.2.2 update, and video watching time is much higher on all jelly bean Xperia when using for example MX Player. This review mentions some strange battery drains, they exist also on Xperia Z and is because of the default video player, never open the Movies app and the problem never occur. If you opened it you have to reboot the phone, force close is not enough.
My opinion of ZR is that it's terrible, at this price 8GB internal storage is a major dealbreaker. All Xperia models has at least one unforgivable shortcoming, the Z is the only exception and the only Xperia worth buying. For what you get for the money the Z is very cheap. If you really need a shutter key then wait for i1.
I bought the ZR last week, and I have run some of the benchmark tests mentioned here and my scores are significantly higher in AnTuTu.
AnTuTu v3.3.2 Score: 20971
Benchmark Pi: 264
I am using stock android.
Wow I didn't expect this phone to be that good but this looks great. By the way you guys put the xperia SP UI video instead of ZR.
Where is the detailed battery test for the device? I could not find it on your blog.
Paximos, 31 Jul 2013I don't understand why Sony does not get it. All their phones suffer from sub-par viewing angl... moreDude they were made by the Japanese and the Japs are concerned about other people looking at your screen. That is their culture. Go to Japan and you can even find a toilet bowl with a speaker to imitate the flushing sound. Just for covering the sound of your poop splashing into the water. If they want to make it wide angle they can easily do it like their TVs
AnonD-3678, 31 Jul 2013Because Sony cannot make such LCD. Viewing angle matters most for TV and we see now that Samsu... moreMan.. U should know this.. In terms of TFT LCD, Sony is better than Samsung or HTC LCD. Sony is the company making best LCDs. Samsung LCDs are also very very good but lacks some extra pixels and thats why is the low price of their LCD TVs. If u don't believe me, search google.
And the best display today is TRILIMINOUS Display, which is a recent innovation from Sony. Just see the picture. Only One word - Mind Blowing.