A midrange phone that could take a dip in water, only Sony was able to make that possible. The Sony Xperia ZR is definitely a device to be excited about, not just because of its waterproof capability, but also because it’s a device that’s packed with so much surprise. Read more about it here to find out!
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
Recently, Sony revealed that their focus is on the Xperia X lineup. However, they still have to dedicate time into manufacturing other devices such as the rumored Xperia C6. Renders of the rumored device have been floating all over the internet, displaying Sony’s signature outer body design that can be seen in their recent smartphone models. One leak that surfaced about the Xperia C6 shows a design that is similar to the renders that appeared in the previous months.
At long last, the much-awaited Android Nougat 7.0 update will makes its way for the venerable yet relevant Sony Xperia Z5. Despite being released nearly two years ago, the Sony Xperia Z5 is still going strong since its specs are not really that dated. It may prove to be a long wait but Sony has been one of the first manufacturers that has came forward to affirm its commitment in updating its large range of smartphones during the sudden release of Android 7.0 Nougat by Google. Recently, it has just released the Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia X, XZ, X Performance and X Compact. Next, it will be Sony Xperia Z5's turn.
|Release Date in Philippines|
|Processor frequency||1.5 GHz|
|Display diagonal||11.6 cm (4.55")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1700,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||microSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.1|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13.1 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Battery capacity||2300 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||13 h|
|Standby time (3G)||520 h|
|Talk time (2G)||11 h|
|Standby time (2G)||470 h|
|Standby time (4G)||450 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||45 h|
|Continuous video playback time||8.5 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|International Protection (IP) code||IP55|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM|
|Video formats supported||3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG|
|Video compression formats||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The Sony Xperia ZR has all the right specs for a very discounted price tag, it’s one that will definitely get you excited! Aside from being waterproof which used to be a thing only in the more expensive market, the Xperia ZR also comes with a powerful chipset, Pixel Rich and Top notch front and back camera, cutting edge screen, and high capacity nonremovable battery. The basics are all here, and they’re magnified to their full potentials.
From the outside, you can instantly tell that this phone was built to last. It boasts a sleek design with a thinking frame, which is embellished my Sony Xperia’s signature look. Apparently, the Sony Xperia ZR is taking inspiration from Sony Xperia Z3 for its overall premium design, but only sporting a more petite size. It’s very obvious that Sony took the road of familiarity in order to appeal greatly to its target market.
The Xperia ZR is equipped with a simple yet vivid IPS LCD HD screen with a 720 x 1080 pixels’ resolution. Pixels are invisible with its top-notch pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Another set of features that are purely viewing pleasure driven are Sony’s Triluminous display technology and their Bravia – these enhance the screen’s contrast and colors with its cutting edge smart processing capability. Using this phone under the sun is no sweat at all because its sunlight legibility is very good when set at max brightness. Not only could it withstand the waters, its screen could also stay vivid in the midst of a sunny day.
The camera is very promising as it boasts 13MP for the rear facing camera and 5MP for the front. Its primary camera has auto focus feature, superior auto, and backlight correction (HDR). Sony Xperia ZR’s camera sports a set of features that are present in the Xperia Z3. With its IP68 certification coupled with a great camera, you will surely enjoy taking photos outdoors and even on water.