Sony Xperia ZR

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Sony Xperia ZR
SONY XPERIA A (docomo SO-04E).jpg
Xperia A
(This is a variant of the Xperia ZR tailored for the Japanese domestic market, also known as "docomo SO-04E")
Brand Sony
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Slogan Experience filming underwater in Full HD
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) Mhz (not available in all markets)
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets) GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
First released 17 May 2013; 13 months ago (2013-05-17)
Availability by country

17 May 2013; 13 months ago (2013-05-17) (Japan, SO-04E/Sony Xperia A variant exclusively for NTT DoCoMo)

17 June 2013; 12 months ago (2013-06-17) (India, Taiwan)

4 July 2013; 12 months ago (2013-07-04) (Hong Kong, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden)

18 July 2013; 11 months ago (2013-07-18) (Malaysia)

22 August 2013; 10 months ago (2013-08-22) (USA)

18 September 2013; 9 months ago (2013-09-18) (Japan, Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku limited edition variant exclusively for NTT DoCoMo)
Predecessor Sony Xperia V
Successor Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Related Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Z
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions

131.3 mm (5.17 in) H
67.3 mm (2.65 in) W

10.5 mm (0.41 in)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz)
Operating system Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (initial)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (2013 upgrade)[1]
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Dec 2013 upgrade)
Android 4.4 Kit Kat (current)
System on chip Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
CPU 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad Core
GPU Adreno 320
Memory 2 GB RAM
Storage 8 GB
Removable storage up to 32 GB microSDHC (officially)
up to 64 GB microSDXC (unofficially)
Battery 2,330 mAh 13 hours talk time, 520 standby, removable
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display

4.55 in (116 mm) diagonal TFT

1280x720 px (~323 ppi) and Sony BRAVIA Engine 2 with Scratch-resistant and Shatter-proof glass[2]
Rear camera

13 MP back-side illuminated sensor with LED flash

1080p video recording @ 30 frames/s 16x Digital Zoom[3]
Front camera VGA
Connectivity

4G LTE(100 Mbit/s)[4] LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) GPS
GLONASS
Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
UMTS HSPA+ (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8 or bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
DLNA
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

MHL
Other

Available in black, pink, cyan and white

IP55 / IP58 (Dust protected, Water jet protected & Waterproof)[4]

The Sony Xperia ZR is a touchscreen-enabled, HD Android flagship high-end smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Sony Mobile.

The phone was announced by Sony at CES 2013 and was released on 17 May 2013 in Japan. The Xperia ZR was initially shipped with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and has been updated to Android 4.4[5] recently. The smartphone has Ingress Protection Ratings of IP55 and IP58, making it dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof. Sony's internal test showed that there are no water intrusion after testing Xperia ZR in 1.5-metre of water for 30 minutes. Xperia ZR also features a 13 MP Exmor RS camera sensor as well as a HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display, encompassed in Sony's Industrial 'Omni-Balance' Design.

The Xperia ZR is received positively in Japan where it is marketed as Sony Xperia A (SO-04E). In September 2013 carrier NTT DoCoMo released a limited edition of the A called "Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku."[6]

Specifications[edit]

This is a listing of Xperia ZR's main features and functions.[7]

Camera and video[edit]

  • 13.1-megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Shutter button
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Full HD video recording (1080p)
  • Front-facing camera (VGA)
  • Face detection
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • Flash/Photo light
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, MKV, AVI, XVID, MOV
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4/
  • Burst shot, 10 frames per second @ 9 megapixel

Display and design[edit]

  • 4.55", 16 million colours, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Pre-loaded applications[edit]

  • Google Play**
  • Google Chrome**
  • Google Voice Search**
  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street View and Latitude**

Memory[edit]

  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal memory: total capacity is 8 GB, but 4.5 GB is available for the user
  • Expansion slot: microSD card, officially up to 32 GB, but 64 GB formatted with exFAT file system also works

Networks[edit]

  • UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz (not available in all markets)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets)
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Entertainment[edit]

  • PlayStation Certified
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Motions gaming
  • Video streaming
  • 3D games
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • "Movies" application

Connectivity and communication[edit]

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Media Go
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support (Micro-B receptacle)
  • OTG (using non OTG standard cable)
  • USB Host support
  • USB Device support (MTP, mass storage, USB tethering, battery charge)
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • Docking station connector (Sony DK28)
  • MHL

Note that OTG mode is not officially supported due to Micro-B instead of Micro-AB receptacle (when compared to Xperia Z). This results that standard USB OTG cable cannot be used, but cable adapter with micro-B plug and standard A socket allows to connect peripheral USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, flash drive, sound card. USB-Ethernet adaptor does not work in the Sony's official Android 4.1. In this case external devices will draw energy from the phone and phone cannot be powered at the same time. Charging dock Sony DK28 which is dedicated for Xperia ZR, physically does not allow battery charging and using USB/MHL connector at the same time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Android 4.2.2 Sony Xperia Z update starts rollout – News – Trusted Reviews
  2. ^ Sony, Website. "Sony official website". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Sony, Website. "Sony official website". 
  4. ^ a b "Hands on: Sony Xperia Z review". TechRadar. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Sony, Website. "Sony Xperia ZR official website". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "NTT DOCOMO Unveils XperiaTM Smartphone Featuring Singing Synthesizer Humanoid". NTT DoCoMo. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Sony, Website. "Sony official website". Sony official website. Sony Mobile. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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