Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide

The common question usually appears on the matter of Sony’s smartphone is the existence of difference series name from the same device. In this case, Sony Xperia ZR has two difference series product name: Sony C5503 and Sony C5502. It’s actually used on the matter of differentiation of data networks technology used by the device. The C5503 is Sony Xperia ZR that supports HSDPA tri-band 850 / 900 / 2100 Mhz and also 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 /2100 / 2600; on the other hand, the C5502 supports HSDPA 850 / 900 /1700 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz without LTE technology.

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Sony Xperia ZR is designed to achive the IP58 certified in term of dust and water proof. Even you can use the phone to capture a photo or record a video under water for up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes. Sony designs the Xperia ZR display at 4.55-inch size with TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and 1280 x 720 pixels resolution (323 ppi). It’s also protected with shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass. The phone is available in three colors: Black, White, Pink, and Mint Blue.


Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Resume

There are many basic things that you need to know about Sony Xperia ZR, especially if you aren’t familiar with the Android Phone UI by Sony. First, You need to know the phone with its keys and parts (pictured below), then you must know how to use the touchscreen, use the lock screen, use the home screen, access applications and using it, familiarizing with status and notification, how you can use the headset, control data usage, custom and adjust sound, typing, using settings menu, and connect to the internet. You can learn all those things if you read the User Guide of Xperia ZR from page 12 to page 36.

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Keys Parts

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Keys Parts Layout

You can learn how to use the FM Radio including finding and saving your favorite channel, adjust the equalizer, record with speaker, by visiting page 67 and 68 of the User Guide of Sony Xperia ZR. You can also learn how to use the WalkMan Applications to play you favorite songs, organize your tarck, using visualiser, or managing playlist that provided on the User Guide starting at page 58.

To perform Factory data reset aka Hard Reset, you can read the full tutorial at page 121 of the UG of Xperia ZR. It said that you must go to Home Screen > Tap Applications > Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone > then final step Erase Everything.

You can also learn how to use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, Alarm clock, Download apps from Google Play, Using maps with turn by turn navigation, and else directly from the User Guide of this phone.


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Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Specifications

You can use up to 10 fingers on this touch-bar device (Sony Xperia ZR is a touch-bar form factor type design). This smartphone is powered by quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, installed with Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset and uses Adreno 320 as the GPU. Working together with these hardware, the Xperia ZR also has 2GB RAM with 8GB internal memory storage. There is 32GB maximum external microSD memory if you wanna expand the storage.

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Smartphone Pink and Black Colors

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Smartphone Pink and Black Colors

As for the HSDPA connectivity, it can be used for up to 42Mbps and 5.8Mbps for HSUPA but the 4G LTE that been supported by C5503 version can be used up to 100Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL). There are NFC, USB with microUSB v2.0 (MLH), Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot also embedded on Sony Xperia ZR.

The body of the Xperia ZR that has 5.17 x 2.65 x 0.41 inches size / 131/3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm is also embedded with powerful 13.1 Megapixel Camera on the rear side and has also VGA camera as front facing secondary camera. The rear 13.1MP came is accompanied by LED Flash for light assistant and also included with many features such as autofocus, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, HD Video recording 1080p@30fps and more.

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Smartphone Mint and White Color Casing

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 Smartphone Mint and White Color Casing

It weighs 138 grams / 4.87 ounces with the battery. The good news is even though this XPeria ZR is a water proof and water resistant that acquired IP58 certified, the battery is a removable type. Therefore you don’t need to worry if the battery in the long term use leaks out because you can replace it with the new one easily. It uses Lithium-ion 2300mAh capacity that claimed can be used for up to 11-13 hours talk time usage or up to 500hours standby with up to 45 hours music play.


Table of Contents of Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide

Getting Started
Getting to know your device
Google Play
Calling
Contacts
Messaging
Email
Socialife
Walkman Application
Music Services
FM Radio
Camera
Album
Movies
Video Unlimited
Web browser
Connectivity
Synchronising data on your device
Maps and locations
Calendar and alarm clock
Support and maintenance
Reference
Important information
Index


Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide PDF Download

Although the Xperia ZR has removable battery, but it seems there is no detail instruction on how you can assemble and remove the battery, except the tutorial for inserting the SIM card and microSD Memory card (picture below). The only thing you can do is try to figure out by your own mind, how to do that, after you remove the back cover casing of Xperia ZR (included). See the page 8 and 9 of the User Guide of Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 for further information.

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Open Back Cover Insert SIM Memory Card

Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Open Back Cover Insert SIM Memory Card

And of course you can download the PDF files for the UG / UM of this phone from the link below (multi language).

The tutorial and explanation on how to user the Sony Xperia ZR features and its functions
Sony Xperia ZR C5503/C5502 User Guide Review
Date Published: 06/28/2013
You can get a lot of information and guidance such as how to set the alarm, pairing the bluetooth, connect the wifi, doing master reset, set the brightness of the phon, and more. It's quite simple and clear.
4.0 / 5 stars
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