Having waterproof smart phone may be once a wish of many mobile users that consequently became real when Sony Mobile Communications introduced the Xperia Z that has notable features aside from being able to function even if submerged into water. But the company really tends to take the lead in mobile competition as it goes deeper by having a new version of the gadget known as the “Xperia ZR”. It is like they are brothers sharing many features and specs as can be taken from the recent reviews, but there are some significant differences between them that are really worth knowing. And the following facts provide an overview of what you can see and enjoy when the Sony Xperia ZR is already in your own hand:
Similar to the Xperia Z, this new version is also waterproof and dust-resistant, but its waterproof feature can be said even more awesome because the phone can last up to 30 minutes when submerged in 1.5 m of fresh water, and becomes lighter as the rear cover is now plastic unlike the glass of the other one. Its longer resistant is possible because it is an IP55 and IP58 compliant and the camera becomes more useful as the user can now shoot Full HD videos or take pictures under water even if the phone screen is locked.
That is really amazing because Sony is featuring the “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor with High Dynamic Range for videos and photos to capture any action faster regardless of the condition and have unlimited number of images with 15 frames each second by simply turning on the burst mode. Not only that because the Xperia ZR also has Battery STAMINA Mode that can enhance the standby time of the phone by four times or more and it comes in classic and unique colors such as white, black, mint, and pink to fit the varying preferences of users. Meanwhile, the following are the summary of the features of Sony Xperia ZR:
Waterproof and dust-resistant through IP55 and IP58
Fast capture 13MP camera with HDR and “Exmor RS for mobile”
Excellent battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode
Sharp viewing with 4.6” HD Reality Display that has Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Better smart phone performance with 2GB RAM of Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor
It is noteworthy that the Xperia ZR somehow follows the design of Xperia Z but without the premium materials and slim lines to make it more waterproof. And it also appears to be the same with Sony’s ZL with 10.4mm-thick plastic body and the sensor of the 13MP rear camera is said to be like the one used on Xperia Z that is primarily designed for underwater videos and photos. Further it has 4.6″ screen that has “Reality Display” marketing tag with 720p panel and its colors include white, pink, black, and mint. Other specifications include the 8GB storage phone memory with MicroSD that can expand up to 32GB and 2GB of RAM functioning with1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon Pro processor and NFC sharing functions in the video.
With the given features and specifications, it seems that Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia marketing at Sony is correct by saying that the “Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone.”