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

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



1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

15. smutty.puppet

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

which one? this one or htc one??

26. oister85 unregistered

This one

28. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

31. wendygarett unregistered

Neither one...

53. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No xperia z

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

You got to be kidding me... 720p? 4.6inch? Yet s4 pro? Sony always late when it comes to spec...

4. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 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

8. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

13. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 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

19. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

23. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

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

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.

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

one advantage u will get more numbers.

6. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

41. TheBitterTruth unregistered

+1 for u

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

10. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

11. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

42. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Just like the Optimus G

17. smutty.puppet

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

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

18. smutty.puppet

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

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

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

22. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 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

48. soker38

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 22, 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

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

3. FlushGordon unregistered

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

12. skydroid

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

I agree with 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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