Xperia ZR now available in Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Hong Kong

by XB on 4th July 2013

in Xperia ZR

Xperia ZR netheralndsThe Sony Xperia ZR (C550X) is now in stock in a number of European countries including the Netherlands and Sweden, we suspect that there is also availability in Belgium. The LTE version of the handset (C5503) is available on the Netherlands Sony Mobile website for €539. The Swedish Sony Mobile webstore has it for 4,795 SEK. Only black and white colours are available in each region.

Russia is listing all four (black, white, mint and pink) colours on the Sony Store website for 23,990 Roubles, but only black and white are in stock at the moment. In Asia, Hong Kong also has availability of all four colours, which will set you back HK$4,698. We don’t expect many more regions to come on tap for this handset, which is a shame as we know it has a wide appeal.

Xperia ZR netheralnds

Thanks @wimpiedb!

  • The Loyalist

    Starting at 4690SEK in Sweden. Available atm

  • Mozole


  • Feanor

    Can somebody explain me a bit the strategy of Sony concerning availability? I can understand specific models for specific markets (like the Japanese models or the Xperia C, unique to China) but why the ZR should be a limited release is not easy to understand. Maybe Sony makes models with low development costs (the ZR seems to combine technology and parts from the Z and the SP) and they release them only where they think that these products don’t cannibalize the sales of the existing lineup.

  • kiljaeden

    It’s unforgivable that this beautiful phone in a reasonably-sized package isn’t available everywhere. I simply cannot understand this decision. Z and ZL are a little too big for some people’s liking.

  • mauricegerald

    Where is Honami? Today 4th of JULY :(((((

  • wim den boer

    Ist cheaper in the Webshops in the Netherlands with prices of €490

  • LilliApril

    It will also be sold in Norway at the el-store Expert. Not sure when its gonna go for sale tho. .

  • eegs

    we don’t care we were expecting the honami today. where the hell is it?

  • faraday

    any news about sony event in france?

  • vet

    more expensive than Z with lesser specs? WTF Sony? I had high hopes (especially after SP dissapointment) and I was even considering importing it because it’s almost perfect. for the same price I can have S4 (you know, flagship) – I’l wait for S4 active prices and then decide. also no ZL or TX in my country too – very dissapointed about Sony. you don’t want to sell me phones – I’ll buy from someone else.

  • Feanor

    I didn’t expect it. Releasing two flagships so close to each other would be a strange decision. The Z Ultra was shown only a few days ago, why would Sony want to take all the buzz away? I think the French event today will be, or was, about the Z Ultra again, maybe a regional event.

  • ter

    Sony thinks they’ll sell more Zs by limiting ZR – wrong, I bought Samsung instead

  • Izamanaick


  • Izamanaick

    I agree. The invitation had the image of the ZU on it, so I doubt that they would be announcing anything other than the ZU coming to European Markets. The Honami will probably be announced at IFA.

  • chris

    Romania too

  • Kryptonian

    Ugly phone and nothing WOW …what a boring strategy.

  • wim den boer

    The event is starting at 18:30 in Paris

  • Feanor

    I agree. The image wasn’t 100% the Z Ultra and this confused people. But I think it was a modified Z Ultra image, either some older version of its design or simply a photoshop to not spill the beans entirely about the real Z Ultra design. I also think the Honami should be for IFA, or in Japan shortly before.

  • rr

    If found ZR for 479 € at, shipping to all european countries.

  • Billy de Fretes

    oh indonesia add €38 from ZR and you will get xperia z.. expensive despite removable battery and camera shutter .. where’s the news about France event? even if only Z ultra or maybe another hint for upcoming honami

  • Herman

    That is one expensive camera button…

  • mauricegerald

    :(((. F**k i think i have Honamimania. i was waiting for this phone so much that maybe i check around 20 times a day GSMarena, xperiablog, phonearena and for any news about honami. maybe i will get ZU if i have to wait a long.

  • Anon

    It’s past 18:30 now…

  • Jhonbert Magana

    Oh Sony. Your showing one of your weakness again.

  • Dmitri Ivanov

    Get it in Russia. Get Root on it.

    Works much better Xperia S. :-)

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  • sony

    It is not expensive at all if you dont like it buy plastic …Only SONY

  • The Loyalist

    Good price I think…

  • sony

    I advice u to wait for honami dear

  • Tudor Kovacs

    Is it available in Romania? Where? I am dying to buy this phone. looks good, but they don’t want to give you a shipping price until AFTER you ordered and if you think it is too much and cancel, you are penalized 8%. It’s a weird kind of deal.

  • Kazuo Sat?

    Very disappointed with availability!!
    Sony’s new motto should be : two steps forward one step back.
    I really want this phone, will wait till price drops to import it

  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    Removable battery

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  • CLB

    The €539,00 price for the ZR in the Netherlands is the Sonyshop-price…
    You can buy it unlocked for about €475,00 at the moment at several Dutch webshops :)

  • Martin Ambre

    any reviews for the fone

    i plan to buy in India

  • Kazuo Sat?
  • dew

    can we expect any price drops in the next month?

  • Tudor Kovacs

    actually they changed their mind about shipping to all european countries, if you ask them by email.

  • Martin Ambre

    i wanted some users review if he faced any issues

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  • rinos666

    The zr is available in Belgium but only in certain stores

  • Yousuf Chishty

    It is very good device. Comfortable for single hand uses,fast enough,sound also good(better than xperia z),Underwater shooting & captures pics.
    Sometimes in SuperiorAuto mode pics captured with noises.
    I feel that it has very nice design and looks beautiful in hands.

  • stonecole500

    Will the ZR be available in UK? Sony took it off the UK website (it was listed as coming soon) but now the page doesnt exist, yet the accessories (replacement battery & Charging dock) still show as coming soon.

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