Summary: This is quite nice phone: fast, not many glitches, but still some. Problems: Photo quality was quite good in the beginning, now seems a bit worse (don't know the reason. Cellular reception is not stable: in some buildings or far from tower signal is too weak. Wi-Fi sometimes cannot connect to absolutely valid network with cryptic error. Also, earpiece volume could be higher. These problems seem to be important, but I still enjoy this phone very much.
Summary: After some time has passed in having my new Sony Xperia Zr, I'm impressed! I can complain that Play Services can get frustrating in being a battery hog on this phone at times,... that and Media Services too. But, with some light tinkering I got to work around it. A change in settings and disabling apps I don't use solved that quick! The Xperia UI is clean and aesthetically pleasing without too much excessive bloatware (TouchWiz... *cough-cough*).
Summary: "Following up 5 years of Iphone use, this is my first Android. The ZR is nice and chunky, you can feel the build-quality (4 out of 5) Screen is crystal-clear (5/5) and the speed is okay (3/5). Nicer to hold than the bigger ones out there. Front camera is a shame. Should be much better than VGA qualitiy (1/5) Back camera is good (4/5).
Summary: Great build, fantastic camera, the phone battery lasts up to 3 days in stamina mode with light usage (calls + e-mails), plus waterproofing! Really liked Sony customizations on android. On cons side: - screen seems to have no antistatic coating so it attracts lot of dust. - loudspeaker is really weak with awful audio quality, my guess it's due to the waterproofing.
Summary: I think that this phone is one of the better buys on the market. I replaced an Xperia Ion with this phone. I was happy with my ion but the zr blows it away. Super fast, sleek, durable, and the camera is amazing. I am knocking off one star because the phone they sent me was the version from Taiwan and that should have been disclosed by the seller. The manual was not in English and the inside markings were in Asian script.