PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia ZR vs Galaxy S4 Active


Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity


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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia ZR vs Galaxy S4 Active

geekbench Processor and memory performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia ZR
13.1 fps
Galaxy S4 Active
15.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Xperia ZR
32.6 fps
Galaxy S4 Active
41.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia ZR

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Slightly faster web browser 2,818 vs 2,669 More than 5% better BrowserMark score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Higher resolution front camera 13.1 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer standby time (3G) 31,248 min vs 19,152 min Around 65% longer standby time (3G)
Lighter 138 g vs 151 g Around 10% lighter
Front view of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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Faster graphics 15.5 fps vs 13.1 fps Around 20% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 326 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
Thinner 9.1 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 15% thinner
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia ZR  vs Galaxy S4 Active 

Anything runs flawlessly, from 3D games and heavy web pages, to any CPU- or GPU-intensive application you can think of.
Galaxy S4 Active

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia ZR  vs
Galaxy S4 Active 
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 326 ppi 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 780 min 1,020 min
Talk time (3G) 780 min 900 min
Standby time (3G) 31,248 min 19,152 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Xperia ZR  vs
Galaxy S4 Active 
Weight 138 g 151 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.1 mm
Size 67.3 x 131.3 x 10.5 mm 71.3 x 139.7 x 9.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.2 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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