Sony Xperia ZR 4.55 Inch HD Reality Display, 720x1280p, 323ppi, 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor

Sony's new release this time runs over similar specs but with additional qualities. It can stay at 5 Feet below water up to 30 Minutes.

Xperia ZR Concept: Leading Camera technology with highest level of water-resistance, Never miss another moment!

Sony's new Xperia ZR has similar specs of recent Xperia Z phone and combines overall built of  Z and ZL devices. It stands exactly in between these two phones. ZR has low resolution display but still quite great for reading and overall smartphone experience. Even if it is not Full HD there is no much difference between overall display quality.

Xperia ZR is for those who didn't mind to have Xperia ZL's Full HD capability and Xperia Z's premium glass finish, which surely saves your money. It comes at almost 20% less cost than Xperia Z.

Being an IP58 Certified ZR stands high in durability and carries equal points of its predecessors.

Device looks less premium compared to Z and ZL devices. More or less it has full plastic construction adding its durability for daily rough use. Phone is quite thick at 10.5 mm.

Its TFT Display is enough to attract readers and overall smartphone lovers but surely lacks high resolution of Z and ZL phones. Again display looses brightness in direct sunlight and shows poor visibility.

Sony's Timescape UI with latest Android 4.1.2 again looks better and it is in-line with Xperia series.

Its 13.1 Mp sensor shoots at its best. Camera again recalls limitless capabilities of Sony smartphones. More interesting feature is to shoot underwater. Being fully waterproof you can even shoot inside pools, rivers, below sea and on rainy outing. Full HD video recording capabilities are great for multimedia users and travelers.

AnTuTu rates Xperia ZR at 20965
Quadrant at 7907
NenaMark2 at 60fps
Vellamo Metal at 652

AnTuTu rates ZR smartphone high in Xperia series.
Battery support is good to take care of device for whole day at least. It looks enough at this stage.

Sony Xperia ZR Specs
4.55 Inch HD Reality, LCD Display, 720x1280p, 323ppi
1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 Quad Core processor, 2GB RAM
Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Adreno 320 GPU
Android 4.1.2 OS, Can update to 4.2
8GB Internal Memory, expandable upto 64GB with microSD
13Mp Primary Camera, Exmor RS mobile image sensor, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Autofocus, LED Flash,
Video recording at 30fps, HDR, VGA Front Facing
Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM
3G, HSPA+ 42Mbps, LTE 100 Mbps Download, GPS, A-GPS GLONASS
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Multi-colored Notifications
Single Micro SIM
2300 mAh Li-Ion Battery
IP58 Certified for Dust and Waterproofing
10.5mm Thick, 139g Weight

Approximate price tag: Rs. 29,500, $500 USD

Buy Factor: Low cost compared to Xperia Z and ZL, Excellent underwater photo and video shooting, Best Processor and GPU in market, Best specs at the price tag.

Cons: Less Resolution, Reflective Display/Poor visibility in direct sun-light, Less internal storage

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