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!
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
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.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|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|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8092 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||microSDHC|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Android|
|Operating system version||Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Colour of product||Pink|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Supported video modes||1080p|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AAC+,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA|
|Video formats supported||MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG|
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.