PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z


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), Standby time and 1 more


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Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia ZR vs Z

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia ZR
Xperia Z

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia ZR
Xperia Z

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia ZR
13.1 fps
Xperia Z
15 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Xperia ZR
32.6 fps
Xperia Z
38.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia ZR

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia ZR

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Slightly faster web browser 2,818 vs 2,664 More than 5% better BrowserMark score
Slightly lighter 138 g vs 146 g More than 5% lighter
Front view of Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z

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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
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 25% 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

That sounds pretty good, but keep in mind that if you regularly use your phone for more “advanced” stuff like camera, GPS, video playback or gaming, the battery life will quickly drop to one full day.
Xperia Z

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia ZR  vs
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 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 13.1 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 13.1 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


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 660 min
Talk time (3G) 780 min 840 min
Standby time 31,248 min 32,976 min
Standby time (3G) 31,248 min 31,824 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,330 mA·h

form factor

Xperia ZR  vs
Weight 138 g 146 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 7.9 mm
Size 67.3 x 131.3 x 10.5 mm 71 x 139 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2 Android 5.1
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
Sony Xperia ZR
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