Sony announces new waterproof Xperia ZR

Late last month, word leaked about Sony putting together a waterproof (well, highly water resistant)...
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16. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I believe this phone will be price lower than ZL and surely higher than SP. In between them. Great release, if Malaysia price around RM 1,599.00 then I am gonna suggest my sister buy it. Currently SP is RM 1,299.00, ZL is RM 1,899.00 and Z is RM 2,199.00

19. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

If u buy an AP set, u could save fortune buddy. My friend bought Xperia Z for RM1690. Xperia ZL costs RM1590 & Xperia SP is RM1189. Checkout lelong.my for latest prices........I myself am planning to buy Xperia SP by next month.

20. fluke

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

The only crap thing about this phone is the flip covering the headphone jack for waterproofing, otherwise its just awesome, and its going to be released this quarter according to this press release!!! blogs.sonymobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Xp​eria_ZR_press_release.pdf

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

damn if i'm not waiting for Sony Honami i'll replace my GS2 with Xperia ZR

22. yudi.nemesis unregistered

if Xperia ZR use the same display like Xperia TX or even better and Sony have fix the camera software i'll get this phone

23. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So Sony one-up's the Samsung in term of mini version of their flagship device. This Sony xperia Z mini(Xperia zr) is better in term of specs. than Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.

24. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

awsome

27. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Go Sony! This is officially the Xperia Z mini!

29. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Super! Go SONY go... make.believe

36. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

bigger battery please

39. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is sony targeting the sea creature market or something? Waterproof is cute but they must put much more effort in optimizing their ui. Home screen and app drawer lags.. period...

47. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Great UI often comes with the price of losing RAM memory. Actually, Sony pulled it off great. Very cool and detailed UI without eating a lot of space. Look at the S4. If you put the UI into some other phone it would lag like it's nobody's business. Sony managed to compress its UI to the extent of having nearly 12 GB left for customers, while S 4 users get the worst, only 9 GB left for them.

40. android-jamaica

Posts: 4; Member since: May 13, 2013

r is for the REDUCTION in screen size!

41. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Why only 8GB of internal Storage... no thanks... I will keep my 16GB Acro S for a while... I am not going to place my pictures on the microSD and I dont like to delete my set of favorite apps in order to release internal storage... Please Sony don't be cheap and go with a 16Gb internally as a minimum...

42. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Basically a waterproof ZL.

43. BartSimpson

Posts: 8; Member since: May 14, 2013

hey suckers i got a feelin dat the battery is a removable one. if u dont believe me click the link below nd see the last one 'in the kit' column. http ://blogs.sonymobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05​/Xperia_ZR_press_release.pdf (delete the space in the URL as i cant paste urls now)

44. SirSidneyRuffDiamond

Posts: 7; Member since: May 14, 2013

The Sony Xperia ZR is shown on the Sony Mobile GB website as 'coming soon'. Looks good but will it be trouble-free? The Xperia V that was released in many countries over Christmas (but not Britain) had loads of problems, and in fact there are also many reports of problems on the Xperia Z too. These can be viewed on the 'Sony Xperia Support Forum' - just do a web search. Also of note is that it seems certain now that Samsung will soon announce a water and dust resistant version of Galaxy S4. HTC do the 5 inch Butterfly yet told me in an email that they had no plans to release it in Britain...so it makes protected smartphones but refuses to sell them to some markets, work that out!
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