Design and Specifications
The Xperia ZR is a revised successor of the Xperia Z launched earlier this year. The phone has slight modifications in terms of screen size and storage capacity. The Xperia ZR has an elegant design that enables it to fit very snugly in your hand. The phone is shatter-proof and also dust and water resistant.
The device has a 4.6-inch partial HD screen with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 319 ppi.
The phone runs Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System with Sony Mobile BRAVIA 2 Engine. The phone has a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM that makes the device fast and great at task switching.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone features a 13.1 megapixel camera with LED flash. The camera can take pictures with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels and it has features like geo-tagging, autofocus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR and sweep panorama. The device can record HD videos at 30fps. The best part about the camera is you can record or take pictures underwater as well, and this will be something that adventure aficionados will be delighted about. The phone also has a secondary camera for video calling and close up shots.
The Xperia ZR is one of the best multimedia enabled phones. The phone is ideal for listening to music and watching high-def videos. The device can play all the regular audio and video formats such as MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, Flac.
Connectivity and Features
The phone has all sorts of regular connectivity features such as GPRS (up to 107 kbps), EDGE (up to 296 kbps), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, 2G and 3G. You can also use the device as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The phone has Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and it also features NFC.
The phone has a Stereo FM Radio with RDS. The phone has social network integration and also features many productivity software.
Battery and Storage
The Xperia ZR has a 2300mAh Li-Ion battery that is non-removable. The standby time of the phone might be around 580 hrs on 2G and 550 hrs on 3G, Talk time up to 11 hrs on 2G and 14 hrs on 3G and music play up to 40 hrs.
The phone has 8GB of internal storage and it also has a microSD card slot for storage expansion.