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This review is from: Sony Xperia ZR C5502 Black 3G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 8GB Unlocked Water-Proof Cell Phone
Pros: battery performance, gaming performance, water resistance (plus protection against pool water), MINT COLOR, great solid feel (no loose parts), audio quality
Cons: Apps are not allowed to install in SD card, low volume on the loudspeaker due to waterproof feature
Other Thoughts: I was considering between the Xperia Z and the ZR. I went for the ZR and I feel I have made the right choice. The ZR has a additional camera button for me to take pictures, as well as a smaller screen (5 vs 4.6inch). Although the screen resolution is downsized to 720p, it makes a huge difference on the battery life. Without playing "Real Racing 3", the battery on the ZR lasts at least 50 hours for me (with 4.5 hours of screen time + FB, etc).
However, there're a few down side. Apps are not allowed to install in SD card, this is something that needs to be done in future updates from Sony! Also the loudspeaker has slightly lower volume due to the water resistance feature, but everything is still able to hear while on speakerphone. (This was compared to my old Nokia N8)
Now even though there're a lot of newer processors like Snapdragon 600,800 out there in the market, the S4 Pro quad core on this ZR still has excellent performance. I do not see any lag when I play games.
*P.S. I recently purchased the ZR charging dock at the Sony store and it works great with phone. Highly recommended if you don't like to open the USB port when you charge the phone.
Pros: great camera, battery life for music, HDMI, aluminum, fit and finish, Belle OS, audio quality
Cons: somewhat slow CPU, but only experience this issue with app installations, and somewhat low screen resolution (nHD)
Other Thoughts: Most of the phone companies don't offer international warranty coverage, i don't know why the person who posted previous review did not know about it...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Camera, build quality, gps, audio quality, HDMI port, unlock button and camera button on the side, homescreens
Cons: sometimes it's a little slow on multitaskingREAD FULL REVIEW