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.
xili, 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
sCREEN CRACKED IN 15 DAYS OF USAGE. Was palced in jeans pocket. Now the service centre guys want 15k to relace the same in Delhi. Very fragile handset. Advise not to buy. Battery backup and display strictly average.
Sai , 12 Jul 2013My mobile is heating . Bought it two days ago Ya my phn also heat...wt solution guys
himanshu mittal, 15 Jul 2013i m confused between glaxy note 2 and xperia zr plzzzzz helpSony has better hardware!
this phone quite expensive compare with xperia z,
zr 430euro ,xperia z is 450 euro...
Konstantin Ivanov, 13 Jul 2013hell yea! in stores now!! great news zr buyeres - zr globally released!Still not released within the UK tho...
himanshu mittal, 15 Jul 2013i m confused between glaxy note 2 and xperia zr plzzzzz helpZR better :)
go for it
i m confused between glaxy note 2 and xperia zr plzzzzz help
Elseno, 14 Jul 2013Anyone know if this phone will be available in South Korea? If not where can I order it online... moreI believe it will not be available in South Korea, you may get it via Ebay and Expansys (this is what I know so far for Korea), but warranty will be an issue since you will not get any local support from Sony but only from the online vendor where you buy from.
Better to read through the terms and condition of the online vendor before buying and understand what level of support did the online vendor offers. Also take note that different vendors may have different level of supports and check on their customer's response of them as well.
Though you will found that none of them are having good reputation, but few of my friends has done several purchases from Ebay and Expansys and face no issue on it. But anyway, cautious is always better.
Good luck :)