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Sony Xperia ZR leaks out: a new water resistant quad-core phone

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Sony Xperia ZR leaks out: a new water resistant quad-core phone
The Sony Xperia ZR has just leaked out and it looks like an extremely interesting device featuring a higher level of element resistance than the Xperia Z and being more compact than the Sony flagship.

The Xperia ZR is said to be a device that was known under the Dogo codename and the Sony C550X model number. It comes with a a 4.6-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display and a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro chipset that may or may not be the Snapdragon 600. The device features 2GB RAM, a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor and an 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD cards. It also comes with a large 2300mAh battery.

The most interesting part about the Xperia ZR is its very high dust and water resistance. It features the IP55/IP58, even higher than the IP55/IP57 rating of the Xperia Z. This in turn means that you can submerge the device 1.5 metres under water for 30 minutes.

The design is said to look more like the Xperia ZL than the Xperia Z. It will also likely be a fairly thick, 10mm+ device weighing around 140g.

There are no pictures just yet, but we’re definitely thrilled to see such a capable and water resistant device that will not break the bank. What about you?

source: Xperia blog
http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/04/26/xperia-zr-coming-soon-4-6-inch-720p-display-quad-core-water-resistant/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+XperiaBlog+(Xperia+Blog)

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:18 16

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


ASOP + Good build quality + good screen quality = im buying one for my sister

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:20 17

15. smutty.puppet (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


which one? this one or htc one??

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 07:23 5

26. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


This one

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 07:55 19

28. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


lol, know I see the reason for HTC to choose that name... funny :)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:27 3

31. wendygarett (unregistered)


Neither one...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 17:58 4

53. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


No xperia z

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:47 5

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


well done sony, who want to buy mid range this phone is great.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:22 10

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


You got to be kidding me... 720p? 4.6inch? Yet s4 pro?

Sony always late when it comes to spec...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:25 22

4. naveenstuns (Posts: 173; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


tell me one advantage of using processor faster than s4 pro.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:30 17

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


yea - not much of a difference between the S600 and the S4 pro (same GPU still ) , and a lower resolution (720p) might make all the rendering slightly faster than a Quadcore variant with the same chip

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:53 7

8. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


thats why i dont rly care bout android and its spec race -_-'

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 05:19 5

13. roldxx (Posts: 50; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


value dude. sony is selling their 'old' specced devices at same price point with better newer specced devices eg samsung, htc.. though most people wouldnt really care, still if you knew about it it would feel like a rip-off from sony

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:33 6

19. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Value? And what about the IP55/IP58? Sony seems to be focusing in more durable phones. They can only achieve that with the so called "outdated" specs. It's a trade off that you need to make.
But still, they have a nice design and great camera.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 07:17

23. roldxx (Posts: 50; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


that is only true for the z series.. not even zl

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:09 2

29. stychill (unregistered)


I agree with you, thats why i can't really consider phones like the blackberry z10 and the iphone s**tty ios aside. It just feels like a rip off, they charge what they do for devices with older specs the same as other manufacturers do with their devices with the latest processors among other things.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:45 1

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


one advantage u will get more numbers.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:39 15

6. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


its not a flagship... just another option to choose..

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:13

41. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


+1 for u

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 04:08 8

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 2069; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Go and consider buying this phone Wendy if the price is right. Then also buy the new HTC one and get rid of your one x. That way you won't look like a fanboy like the customer you saw from your store holding an s3 and s3 mini at the same time

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 04:21 6

10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Not everyone likes to hold a giant slab by the ears and look like a douche.
a 4.6' ohone that is compact probably has the same dimensions as a 4.2 or 4.3' phone.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 04:21 17

11. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


S4 Pro on just 720p? That's blazingly fast!!!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:13 2

42. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Just like the Optimus G

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:30 4

17. smutty.puppet (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


dude. think a moment please! thats not a sony's high end device. these specifications are very good for middle range smartphones.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:33 4

18. smutty.puppet (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


dude. think a moment please! thats not a sony's high end device. these specifications are very good for middle range smartphones.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 06:38 3

20. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Always LATE but with great sales, great design and tougher than any smartphine out there!!!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 07:14

22. PhoenixWright (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Although it's always good to hear that you've got the greatest phone in the market to date and you're always updating your phone but the shift from 720p to 1080p on a 4 inch-ish phone is to over rated for me. If you're talking about tablets, then that would be a different story because screen res. would really count in that department.

Gimmicks aside, but would the couple of milliseconds processing time really kill you that much when you compare the latest (ie: S4/iPhone 5/HTC One) with the former (S3/iPhone 4s/Xperia Z).

Heck, Nokia's 3315 can send text msgs to people as fast as smartphones and they don't even have any Cores :D

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 13:34 1

48. soker38 (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


galaxy s4 mini sub hd? qHD de 540 x 960 píxels
patetic 256 píxels
1 giga ram
onlye 2 cores
8 mpx
plastic design
only 1500 mh batery
no water resistent

samsung never arrive when it comes to spec

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 18:00 2

54. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Learn too read the title wendy. It says low end water resistant if u want the high end buy the z/zl model. Stop making false statements

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:23 11

3. FlushGordon (unregistered)


SONY needs to overhaul their Xperia TFT screens...it is worst piece of turd that I have ever seen on a premium handset

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 04:42 2

12. skydroid (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


I agree with you.it is the only thing that lags behind sony smartphones.i cant understand why sony still using poor quality tft screen.i m a xperia user, everything is ok but veiwing angles and contrast is so poor.which i dislike most.hope sony will bring its new ZR or next phones with IPS LCD panels like retina or like S LCD3.i think (IPS LCD+Mobile Bravia Engine)will make sony best screen smart phone.

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