Xperia ZR heading to Russia at end of June

by XB on 18/06/2013

in Xperia ZR


Xperia ZRSony Mobile Russia has confirmed that the Xperia ZR (C550X) will be heading to the region at the end of this month at a price point of 23,990 Rubles (£479, €559, $749). Given the higher cost of phones in Russia, it’s no surprise to see that the Xperia ZR is significantly more expensive than compared to other regions.

  • K

    Is there any news on a U.K release, I’ve noticed that it was recently taken off the U.K website where is was listed as coming soon. Are the any Sony Mobile Events to look out for where they may offically confirm this?

  • Zoti

    Expansys has it it in the “Coming soon” section. No prices yet.

  • DeLorean75

    In Sweden the Xperia ZR is €544. Too expensive for a smartphone with an old CPU and a 720p screen.

  • xMelBurNx

    559 euros its too expensive damn sony what are u you thinking?It cost al worth of 400 eruos but not more than 500?Be belive-be conscius -.-

  • xMelBurNx

    if that cost 599 euros,i cant imagine how will cost the xperia honami 1l omg *-*

  • xywer

    Seems they want this phone to be a failure and hope to keep the sales of Z. But many people doesn’t want Z and were waiting for ZR (me included) – they won’t suddenly change their minds and buy Z, they will simply buy phones from other manufacturers

  • ywent

    well, Sony knows well how to make good phones a failure by limiting availability to selected countries or releasing them half a year after announcement at inflated prices (and not giving updates after :/) – they certainly should sack some of their marketing people

  • VenetiCAT

    I know, it’s. Soooo freaking annoying, I was looking forward to getting it, but they took it off the UK website… They never release the phone I want in the UK..I had to get the Xperia v online, because it wasn’t for us.. I’ll have to do the same for this…it’s such a shame..

  • DeLorean75

    Exactly. I’m considering the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. About the same price as Xperia ZR, but with a 5″ LCD in 1080p and a snappier CPU (Snapdragon 600).

  • SnowBlack

    The only decent phone from Sony after the Acro S. Xperia Z and V are failures because they have no dedicated camera button and the rest is useless because they aren’t waterproof.
    Now come on, Sony, bring this to Austria already!

  • Sergei Kozlov

    That’s a typical pricing policy of Sony in Russia. They think, we Russians are very rich or something… they always put a high price tag on a new device here… then drop it quite quickly for about 30% I have no idea why they doing it to us! In Taiwan this phone is available for €389 which looks more realistic.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    And then Asian countries get lower prices like other Xperia devices.

  • Rob

    I guess most people are smart enough to wait for the 30% price drop then? :)

  • Sergei Kozlov

    Or they just buy something else!:))) Competition is high.

  • Rob

    If they are looking for a water resistant phone the alternatives aren’t all that plentyful..

  • Sergei Kozlov

    You are right! That’s why I am angry! Just one day passed since I wrote my first comment here and prices on older models (Z and ZR) dropped again! ZL is cheaper then ZR already! €50 off in one day! What a nonsense! But it’s not water resistant!

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