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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; 5 years ago (2013-05-17)
Availability by country

17 May 2013; 5 years ago (2013-05-17) (Japan, SO-04E/Sony Xperia A variant exclusively for NTT DoCoMo)

17 June 2013; 4 years ago (2013-06-17) (India, Taiwan)

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

18 July 2013; 4 years ago (2013-07-18) (Malaysia)

22 August 2013; 4 years ago (2013-08-22) (USA)

18 September 2013; 4 years 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
Sony Xperia Z1 f (japan)
Related Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia A
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 (June 2014 upgrade)
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (current , depend on Location)
System on chip Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro APQ8064 processor / Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 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

4.55 in (116 mm) diagonal TFT

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

13 MP IMX135 Exmor RS back-side illuminated sensor with LED flash

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

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

Other Available in black, pink, cyan and white (Mint is exclusive to SO-04E/Xperia A, while Miku is exclusive to Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku)
IP55 / IP58 (Dust protected, Water jet protected & Waterproof)[4]
Osaifu-Keitai (SO-04E/Xperia A and Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku variants only)
1seg (SO-04E/Xperia A and Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku variants only)
NOTTV (SO-04E/Xperia A and Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku variants only)
POBox Touch 6.1 (SO-04E/Xperia A and Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku variants only)

The Sony Xperia ZR is a touchscreen-enabled, HD Android flagship 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 5.1.1[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 IMX135 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]


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
  • Shatterproof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Performance and internal specifications[edit]

  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7|) CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • Playback available at 59.4 FPS
  • OpenGL ES 3.0
  • Quadrant Benchmark ratings 8426
  • Multi Touch up to 10 fingers
  • DPI 345

Sensors available[edit]

  • MPL Gyroscope
  • MPL Raw Gyroscope
  • MPL Accelerometer
  • MPL Magnetic Field
  • MPL Raw Magnetic Field
  • MPL Orientation
  • MPL Rotation Vector
  • MPL Game Rotation Vector
  • MPL Linear Acceleration
  • MPL Gravity
  • Light sensor input
  • APDS9700 Proximity Sensor

Pre-loaded applications[edit]

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


  • RAM: 2 GB (1.8 GB available)
  • Internal memory: total capacity is 8 GB and 32 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
  • Supports OTG up to 32 GB


  • 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


  • 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

See also[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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