AnonD-154764, 16 Jul 2013The handset isnt taht fragile the way your describing it. Display is awsum. I am using this ha... moreThe likeability of display might be personal opinion of mine. I was using LG optimus VU P895 before this and my spouse is using S3. The ZR display was not something exceptional compare to those two. No doubt the camera was far better than the P895. I thought the phone would be portable, having decent battery life to last me a day and efficient in taking good pics being a Sony 13 MP. (The LG P895 cam is pathetic). Though the battery backup is significantly more it dont lat me a day.Secondly the cam is very good. The phone does heat at times.
ashy, 16 Jul 2013how ironic, I already dropped my ZR twice (yes I am that clumsy, that's why I chose sony), onc... moreI am 6'1 weight 81 kgs, and not as lucky as you are. All the best on testing your phone further. By the way in India one should also look into the screen replacement cost from the service centres as for the new models it does take time for the third party screen replacements alternatives to appear in the Gaffar Market as the model is just launched.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2013sCREEN CRACKED IN 15 DAYS OF USAGE. Was palced in jeans pocket. Now the service centre guys wa... morehow ironic, I already dropped my ZR twice (yes I am that clumsy, that's why I chose sony), once in my office (rigid tiled floor) and once on tarmac, dented edges, plenty of scratches, had to replace screen protector but for christ's sake they didn't manage to crack the phone like your jeans did, you cannot be that obese can you? or did you get hit by a lorry with the phone in your pocket?
why sony? why 8gb only? please make it 16gb or 32gb dont waste your beautiful phone.
AnonD-159403, 15 Jul 2013Did that happen automatically? or How? please shareYes it cracked on its own somewhere near the centre. I argued to the service centre guy that it is not a physical damage but he did not not agreed. Secondly this phone does heat a bit and battery life is not great considering the smaller display. I used to unplug aroung 8 in the morning and the charge used to die by 6 in the evenning with general usage. Even the oldie s3 has better battery life.
Really disapointed with the investment.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2013sCREEN CRACKED IN 15 DAYS OF USAGE. Was palced in jeans pocket. Now the service centre guys wa... moreThe handset isnt taht fragile the way your describing it. Display is awsum. I am using this handset from past 1 month.
ted, 15 Jul 2013As usual when it's a Sony instead of a Samsung, the review isn't a priority. It really sucks!Actually, We are desperately waiting for a review. And you see all appliances of Sony are better quality than Samsung, atleast for quality, may not be features.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2013sCREEN CRACKED IN 15 DAYS OF USAGE. Was palced in jeans pocket. Now the service centre guys wa... moreMan don't try to defame or fool us. If your screen is cracked, U should be able to get it replaced under warranty, because it is only 15 days. That doesn't make any sense. So, stop nonsense.
This one why not ips display,,, we are doing hopes will be get Sony' mobil with ips display,,,Sony is best,,in the world's,,,,,,
As usual when it's a Sony instead of a Samsung, the review isn't a priority. It really sucks!
It's possible someone do a test with the Xperia ZR totally wet or under water with him or with wet fingers touching the screen and try to see if it responds.
Because many of the Smartphone is said to be water proof but when you touch it with wet they do not respond to touches.
I think this question will help many users or prospective buyers as in my case.
raju, 14 Jul 2013Hey dude if u take picture correctly then ur image will be good in nightWhat about the clarity dude? During night time the clarity of the picture is nice ah. How about the led flash. Does it cover entire room. Does the phone heats a lot. Because in some of the comments I saw that the phone is heating a lot.
Thanks in advance
I brought this phone last week and have my experience to share.
Sony Xperia ZR is a great phone. For those who are not fan of huge display like me and want snappy performance with no lags, this phone is for you. I will not go into depth about specs of the phone you can read them anywhere internet, my review is strictly based on user experience of the phone.
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait works awesome. I have experience no lag till now in any of the processor heavy application I have used. It can run all applications available out there in Google play store without any problem. Only one problem that I have noticed in my personal usage is with pre-installed Acrobat reader application. It just gets hanged when I try to change mode to ďtext reflowĒ. I donít know if its application or phone problem but I thought it is worth mentioning.
Sony has improved there screen viewing angles for this phone but they are still not as good as other phones in market, but in my opinion it just looks fine, in fact the Bravia engine really enhances the display quality and while using it you will hardly care about viewing angles. Colors look vibrant, and watching high definition videos is a joy.
The exterior speaker is average, but as always Sony has managed to deliver outstanding sound output to its earphones. Bass are perfect. Sound separation is perfect. Walkman app is perfect. Believe me; donít even compare its sound with other brandís high end smartphone in market (not even iPhone). It sounds way better.
The 13MP shooter at behind is good. The reason I say itís just good coz the expectations that we build about those 13MPs are too high. I mean, camera just works fine. Itís not the best you can get in phone but it still takes decent shoots. And I will not even talk about front facing camera, simply one word: ďit sucksĒ
Well, I am the person using smartphone for first time, so please donít give higher priority to my opinion in this category. I keep my mobile data on when I am at office for whatís app, Viber texting. Till I come back home battery indicator shows 55-60% remaining. I turn on Wi-Fi to connect to my home network to watch videos and listen songs. I have to plug in charger before I go sleep as it starts giving battery low indication. I donít know if this is moderate or heavy usage and also donít know if battery life performed well. I let you to decide.
Sony does gives us a stamina mode where phone basically close Wi-Fi, and all power consuming apps and itís a good addition.
My phone is new, and I love it. I think itís too soon to experiment such things on my phone, but atleast I am careless about my phone in my jeans while riding bike in heavy rains. 
To conclude, I loved the phone. I have read reviewers bashing this phone for being overpriced, but itís NOT. Its overall experience makes it value for the money.
AnonD-115286, 15 Jul 2013I believe it will not be available in South Korea, you may get it via Ebay and Expansys (this ... moreThat is unfortunate to hear that it is not available in South Korea, but thanks a lot for answering my question! Appreciate your help! Thanks again! Have a nice day!
Does it have glass on both side like xperia Z!?Please let me know..............I want to buy this phone as my first android phoneexperience....cheers