The Sony Xperia ZR is an Android smartphone developed and designed by Sony. Launched on May 17 2013, Sony Xperia ZR is driven by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and powered by a 1.5 GHz quad core processor. The smartphone is dust and waterproof. Xperia ZR also features a 13-mega-pixel Exmor RS camera sensor and a HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display.
Thanks to its elegant design and great features, theSony Xperia ZR is definitely a smartphone that deserves its top range among other high-end Android phones. Like many smartphones from Xperia family, the ZR can be submerged under water, up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, making it even more water resistant than its famous predecessor Xperia Z, which is waterproof up to 1 meter. The phone is equipped with a powerful quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, just like the Xperia Z, it has 2 GB of RAM and an impressive 13-mega-pixel camera. The phone measures 131 x 67.4 x 10.4 mm and weighs 138 grams, has a sharp 4.55-inch screen and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Although it has the features similar to those of Xperia Z, it is a lot cheaper than it, and therefore it is a perfect alternative for Sony's flagship. Go to Top
The Xperia ZR – An Affordable Version of the Xperia Z
Xperia ZR can be considered a mini version of its big brother the Xperia Z, but unlike other mini versions such as Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini or HTC One Mini, this model has the same powerful specifications as the flagship (the same processor and support for 4G and NFC). Though the Xperia ZR display is of lower resolution than the one on the Xperia Z, it is sharp and equipped with Bravia Engine 2 technology, providing superb colours. Unlike the Xperia Z with the rear glass, this model has a plastic cover and a more rounded edges. With its smaller size and rounded shape, this phone is very comfortable to hold in hand. Another advantage of the ZR model is a possibility to remove the battery, which is not the case with the top model. Although Xperia ZR comes with only 8 GB of storage, the phone supports memory card, which means that the storage capacity can be expanded up to 64 GB. The phone's camera is also impressive - it can take great underwater photos and take a video in full HD (1080p). The Xperia ZR camera is the same as in Xperia Z, and it is equipped with the latest image sensor from Sony, Exmor RS. This camera has a special sensor that automatically detects what settings are best to use depending on the type of pictures you take with the camera. On the whole, this phone is a perfect choice for people looking for a waterproof, well-built Android smartphone with top performance and who, at the same time, prefer phones with smaller screens.
Accessories for the Xperia ZR
There's a great selection of Sony Xperia ZRaccessoriesavailable on the market. In the box along with the device, there is a headset, a USB cable, as well as a charger and a charging cradle. The headset supplied with the Xperia ZR is of a good quality, but if you want a little better sound, you should invest in a more advanced headphones. The Xperia ZR is waterproof, but if you want to enjoy music in the rain, you have to buy a Bluetooth headset, since the headphone jack is not resistant to water and must be protected with rubber plugs. As we mentioned above, the phone comes with a very little storage space, so investing in a memory card could be a great idea for your Xperia ZR. If you want to protect its beautifully designed body, it is recommended to use a case for Xperia ZR with a screen protector or a flip cover that will protect the entire surface of the device. Go to Top