Most high-end smartphones are impressive pieces of technology, but they're also large in size, not something everyone appreciates. The big manufacturers have been aware of this for a while, and after the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, today we'll take a closer look at the Sony Xperia ZR. In a way it's the 'Xperia Z Mini'.
5-inch smartphones such as the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z are popular among consumers. Some people prefer having a smaller phone, however. It fits easier in your pocket, and if you have small hands, it's easier to use. For this group, there are plenty of alternatives, also in the form of smaller versions of flagship products.
The Xperia ZR is around £200 cheaper than Sony's flagship smartphone, so some sacrifices of course had to be made. It will be interesting to see whether Sony managed to find a good balance, since you're still paying £429.