I think here's so many fake ZR user. This phone is WATERPROOF. but doesn't mean you can take it swim or in rainy days with flaps opened for god sake.
After reading reviews here regarding ZR not being a waterproof phone almost dropped the idea of buying it but to confirm i went to the nearest store & asked them for a waterproof test of the phone,initially they hesitated & said they can't just open the seal on the box but when i told them about my concerns reading the reviews on the net they agreed to prove it using the mobile they had kept for display & i can guarantee that it is a waterproof phone as i saw them dip it into a small jar full of water so now my only concern is its screen not being gorilla glass,so is it tough enough for tight jeans(my friend's xperia z screen cracked in his pocket) especially for guys like me who drive less & ride a lot..........
For ZR to be Waterproof
(a) Tighten the back cover firmly.
(b) Seal the two flaps.
Water will not go inside the battery flap, if u follow the first step. Be careful and read the manual first.
Anyone bought the phone from WElectronics or Popular electronics webside below the phone pic? wanna take it but im kinda scared of scams and the bad luck with bricky phone :(
Think GSM will only review phone when it hits the 4month marker. It took the Z 4months before they actually reviewed it. Nokia & Samsung doesn't even get released properly and there is reviews already... Sucky
For sure, it is clearly tested that this phone is NOT waterproof. Don't be fouled by the advertisements. Sony tends to make smartphone by low quality material and a bit overpriced.
rate the SONY XPERIA ZR high on the VOTING RESULTS i.e Design:10 Features:10 Performance:10 to create a buzz and attract the GSMARENA TEAM for a review of this phone.
XPERIA ZR Is NOT A WATERPROOF PHONE
My xperia zr got problems while in the rain..on the second day of purchase.. its NOT WATER PROOF.. i have my phone spoilt, and sony customer support says that the warranty will not be honored if water gets inside. [try talking to the sony support centre and check before buying]
dont get fooled by the advertisements. I bought my phone from croma.. and let me tell you they will not respond to you properly even the next day or on the phone.. it took me 20 minutes to get the croma guy to get a complaint number.
basically i am stuck with an INR 30k phone. I don't know what will happen to mine.. xperia zr sucks and so does croma for giving me a defective phone.
I will keep this phone to remind me never to buy Sony again
SID S, 24 Jul 2013horrible handset
this handset is the biggest farce ever.
i've had this handset for under... morereply to SID S:
i also own this phone and i have tested it under water and it works perfectly under water. it must be your fault that you had not tightly covered the external ports and the back cover must also have been fixed loose. dont blame sony for your fault.
this handset is the biggest farce ever.
i've had this handset for under 3 weeks.
happened to use it in the rains for under 10 minutes (with ports and panels closed) water went inside the display, sensors, cameras (front and back).
sony refuses to get back to me, let alone offer a replacement.
this handset is either defective (d.o.a.) or the model itself is not water-proof as claimed by sony.
i heard sony had horrible after sales service. but this is ridiculous
avoid at all costs
someone shud plss giv a review on the wifi strength & connectivity of this device as well as the in built speakers and also front VGA camera experience
cyber expert, 22 Jul 2013My friend, it pretty much awesome, when you will make call, the voice is loud and clear like c... moreActually, the in-call volume is probably the only negative point for me about this phone. It just isn't loud enough. You can hear, but you cannot hear very well if the traffic is very noisy.
M. Z. Ansari, 24 Jul 2013Just ans me 1 qu. why we need to drown ZR in water forcefully? Sony r making water resistance ... moreYes, it does, in this case. This phone is specifically advertised by Sony as a phone which can make photos and film underwater. watch all the commercials about this phone. They all involve underwater photography. This is much more than just keeping it in the rain.
Pranav.r, 19 May 2013Friends don't complain about 8gb internal and VGA front can and thicker at 10.1mm.it is made t... moregood comment....
peoples want send 28000/- to 30000/- and want all features like Z, HTC One, S4.
practically it is not possible but peoples don't understand that...
and thy are comments TFT screen .. come-on sony... ETC....
I am already using this phone from last 1 month i think the phone is brilliant battery backup is good.. screen is great and i dont have any concerns about viewing angles becoz i always use from front. cammera is good .. phone is fast... good experience on games also.. i must say if you want fast phone in your budget this is the best choice.. it is better then Samsung galaxy S3, note before buy any samsung stupid phones jst hands on it. u will realize that. it is best....in all things.. under 28000/- price....
good work sony.....
San-D, 23 Jul 2013Either they are lying or else its there bad luck....ofcourse there will be some faulty xperia ... morepls tell me something about its music too.it is strong like sonyericsson older devices???
Just ans me 1 qu. why we need to drown ZR in water forcefully? Sony r making water resistance smartphone bcoz they provide us a smartphone to preserve from rain or any other situation in which we dropped our ph in water accidently but it dose't mean that we put it in water ourself.