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Sony Xperia ZR C5502 Unlocked Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

by Sony
61 customer reviews
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  • Mobile Operating System: Android 4.1
  • Carrier: Unlocked
  • Color: Black
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Built-in Digital Camera: Yes
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Size (LWH): 2.79 inches, 0.31 inches, 5.47 inches
  • Weight: 5.12 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 520 hours
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Product Description


Sony Xperia ZR C5502 Smartphone - Wi-Fi - 3.9G - Bar - Black 1272-9183 CDMA Cell Phones

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.3 x 5.5 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: 1272-9183
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,505 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Omnicess on August 2, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I lost my Note 2 to my swimming pool and didn't want to make the same mistake twice, so I purchased this phone to make sure water damage never claimed my phone again.

I'm happy to report the phone functions more smoothly than the Samsung Note 2 & is far less glitchy.

I kept wondering why the Note 2 had so many good reviews once I started using it because just before the Note 2 I had a iPhone 4s, obviously if you've used an iPhone, you'd naturally know the 4s functioned much better than the Note 2, well, the same does not apply to this phone.

The Xperia in so many ways works just as well if not better than my phone just prior to the Note 2 (the 4s) - In fact it's likely the best functioning phone I've ever had.

One thing I really really don't like about it is the face cam, it's awful. Yes, the regular camera is super high res, but if you're planning on taking a lot of instagram pics of yourself, you'll have to get good at doing it blind, because the face cam is pretty darn useless in low light & certainly isn't high res even in good lighting.

If any new developments come up, I'll let you know.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Advo on September 18, 2013
Color: Black
I like the phone in general. It is waterproof (so far), it looks quite nice, it is very responsive and fast. It gets a good signal. Battery life is very good. What I notice (in contrast to older phones such as the Defy+ and the iPhone 4S) is that many "special functions" drain the battery relatively little. With that I mean web surfing (as long as you moderate the brightness), listening to music and notably use as a WiFi-hotspot. On the Defy, all of these uses drained the battery fairly fast, and the iPhone 4S for example does what, 2 hours as a wifi hotspot? 3?
If I use the Xperia ZR as a hotspot to download a steady 3 mbit/sec, the battery will last 7-8 hours. On LTE, with around 20 mbit/sec, it'll still last 5-6. This can be very useful, if you're out with friends you can turn on the hotspot for an hour or two and it will have little impact on the battery, while other (older) phones would have simply been dead afterwards.

Skype is still a problem though - I like to run Skype (signed in) around the clock, and that drains 4% of the battery per hour (with the screen turned off and the phone otherwise dormant). But I guess that's a Microsoft and not a Sony problem. Also, I found that this is only true if I use the cellular data connection. While I'm on wifi, Skype has no noticeable effect on the battery. The way I am using the phone now, with Skype turned on and the phone on wifi most of the day, the battery easily lasts from the morning of one day until the evening of the next. Battery life is just not a problem with this phone. I cannot overstate how much that improves the user experience.

Three issues I have with the phone - the first is the fact that I'm not so happy about the port seals.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Bishop on July 27, 2013
Color: Black
Update 8/5/13

For whatever reason, I find myself unable to add the photos of the phone and box to the Amazon site - maybe whom-ever posted the page needed to allow it?
Anyway - as someone asked, I thought I would post the frequencies used on the product:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA Bands 1/2/4/5/8
(of which Data uses following bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 8(900))

Update 8/2/13

I finally found the ZR on the Sony website, but it's on the sonymobile site.

It arrived, had it for literally 5 mins - I will try ad post a couple of photos.
Compared to the wifes Iphone 5, its a little larger - about a quarter inch in both directions, and a little thicker, but nice in the hand - doesn't feel much heavier.
Screen is fantastic.

I had a look at the waterproof doors and see the seal on inside the battery compartment.
I didn't quite set the back on correctly the first time, so could see where someone thought it was fully engaged, but in fact wasn't.

Sync'd up with my google accounts very quickly.

Camera seems very good - can zoom in on a photo very far.

Initial review

I have just ordered my ZR, having had a play with a friends phone. I was impressed enough to order my own. - I don't like to run with the crowd. - and thought it was a great alternative to the S4 & Iphone.- He gets a lot of positive comments on it.

(Sorry Amazon, you were a little more expensive than where I found it, even with the free prime shipping!)

Based on another review here, I did some research first, and phoned Sony customer service to ask about the waterproofing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on November 6, 2013
Color: White Verified Purchase
I was really happy with the phone, it was great, but after 3 months of using it the WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity started to fail until it stopped from connecting to all networks.
Factory reset or repairing android with PC companion didn't solve the issue.

Apparently this is a very common defect. I recommend carefully reading of Sony support forums, just search online for "xperia zr wifi issue" on your favorite search engine before buying this. You will find a LOT of complains.
Note that my phone was never in contact with water or dropped, flashed or anything else.

I recommend carefully reading of Sony support forums (search online for "xperia zr wifi issue" before buying this).

Sadly Xperia Care is not supporting the warranty outside the U.S.

[UPDATE] I managed to send it over to Sony, after explaining the issue several times, the unit was replaced for a new one. I hope it lasts this time.
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