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Deal: £380 Sony Xperia ZR smartphone, a cheaper Sony Xperia Z

You can grab the Sony Xperia ZR smartphone from e_cell for £380, a price that includes 380 Nectar points and free delivery. The device, which is also known as the C5503, is essentially a cheaper version of the Sony Xperia Z.

It has less internal storage, a smaller display and a lower resolution (4.6in and HD compared to 5in and full HD) but the rest of the specification is the same. It is still dust and water resistant, comes with 4G functionality and has a tempered glass screen.

The rest of the feature list includes a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz, 2Gb of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing one, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2,300mAh battery, 8GB internal storage and a microSD card slot.

As expected, it runs on Android 4.1 OS. Note that it is also thicker at 10.4mm, something that may actually please to some users looking for a reassuringly thicker handset. Note that the same retailer sells the Xperia Z for £415.

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