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: 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: Out of the box, I was expecting less. Historically, I have used Motorola products. I'm coming from the Moto Droid Maxx which was a 2 year disappointment. Quality was a major expectation from Xperia, however, I did consider the price point for the phone. What I like: removable battery; customizable lock screen; quick access to camera from lock screen; customizable UI; out of the box plug and play support for t-mobile; 10 MBPS download on HPSA+ in NOVA/Washington DC area;...
Summary: I bought this to replace a string of Nexus 4s I was unhappy with. It was tough finding a decent phone of medium size which is unlocked, this was definitely the best choice. I really like the layout and flexibility Sony has built in to their UI. There are a few things that are not preferable, but overall I can live with. It gets good reception and is quick.