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Sony announces Xperia ZR waterproof smartphone

Sony announces Xperia ZR waterproof smartphone - read the full textSony has announced the younger sibling to the Xperia Z: the Xperia ZR. The Xperia ZR includes many of the Z's features in a smaller, more compact design. Just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia ZR is waterproof and dust-resistant. This time, Sony is not just advertising the fact that the Xperia...


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Sadly, Sony told me personally that they have no plans to release the Xperia ZR in the UK. Given that the massive Xperia Z is the suze of a brick and simply too big for many that seems a big error to me, not least when Sony's main rival, Samsung, uses a very different strategy by releasing models in every conceivable sector of the smartphone market. I should come as no surprise then that Samsung has gained by far the largest share of the Androind market, both in Britain and globally. So why does Sony do this - make protected smartphones and then not release them in some markets? Actually the same applies to HTC which has no plans I was told to release its water and dust resistant 'Butterfly' in the uK either. Don't ask me. Is it that UK networks don't want to stock such phones because they make such a killing on expensive insurance policies? Yet abouto 90% of smarphones in Japan come with water and dust protection, and they do just fine. One thing i do know is that the lack of choice (virtually none) in protected smartphones in Britain is frustrating and quite frankly very annoying.

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  • 2013-08-27 17:38
  • 39AE

any update on this phone. is it released already?

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  • 2013-05-29 09:10
  • wu4b

will it be released in india

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  • 2013-05-28 12:12
  • u7Es

xperia zr has a oled display in a 4.6" of size

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  • 2013-05-18 15:52
  • uvbI

Again a mindblowing product by Sony..

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  • 2013-05-18 08:49
  • t}VV

I was having a hard time to get the S2 which I find perfect in looks,but trying to balance my taste, mind and budget. But When I first saw this phone, I was oh! this is it! The design,the size, and features are just what all I'm craving for a smartphone! Knowing that this is from my beloved Japanese company known for quality. I can't wait for this to go on sale in the country!

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  • 2013-05-18 06:30
  • t7}t

great phone

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  • 2013-05-16 11:06
  • wr2B

Other than this its only SONY's Xperia Acro S has the physical shutter key AND IP57 certification altogether.

Wonder how much its gonna be price though for a 720 screen 0_0

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  • 2013-05-14 19:07
  • y$bv

Whoa! this is so cool! bt i wld hav liked a 4-inch screen with the same internals.

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  • 2013-05-14 18:42
  • rKn4

> In reply to king of hell @ 2013-05-14 12:44 from vwmk - click to readI have this application but it won't move things like "Facebook" What can i do, If i have the ZR i'll need to root everything to 32/64gb card.

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  • 2013-05-14 15:00
  • mg9a

> In reply to TeamAndy @ 2013-05-14 12:23 from mg9a - click to readHey... Owner of xperia z here.there is a app in there called backup and restore.... Which backups tha apps to sd card

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  • 2013-05-14 12:44
  • vwmk

> In reply to ... @ 2013-05-13 21:44 from 39kF - click to readGreat phone,

How did you manage to root everything to the SD card, As some apps/games won't be moved, even if you download an app mover

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  • 2013-05-14 12:23
  • mg9a

Why don't they boost up the hardware and make it a flagship device? It can clinch more customers if the performance is boost up. Like full HD screen, android version 4.2.2 (they will be updating it just after the launch) and more internal memory.

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  • 2013-05-14 07:31
  • uvfZ

It supports 4G LTE but why gsmarena didnt mention that in specification ??

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  • 2013-05-14 07:09
  • KhZh

The bad thing for new Sony phones, just like Apple that it's very expensive, just like you are buying the 'NAME' itself, not the product. Unlike Samsung, they are making powerful smartphones but cheaper compared to the first two. And another thing, Sony smartphones are not that good in battery. I only want it's Bravia Engine and it's colorful, crystal-like screen.

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  • 2013-05-14 04:40
  • PB85

I am impressed!

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  • 2013-05-14 03:54
  • IaHc

sounds like Sony have a decent phone here .. would deffo get this instead of the SP :)

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  • 2013-05-14 03:06
  • nFBF

I was truly impressed with this and may consider it as my 1st Sony phone since K750.
But after reading it's specs I must say rather dissapointed. Sony Xz is thin and I don't mind Zr a bit thicker, but in here they went too far.
Zr has smaller dimension yet too bulky compared to Xz...
10+mm thickness is a no go for me.

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  • 2013-05-14 02:01
  • PFx6

please dual sim version !!!

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  • 2013-05-14 02:01
  • mN@6

dd my phone is sony and i didnt root it and i can move games and apps to sd card memory just cause they install on phone dont mean you cant move it though some apps install on sd card memory on their own

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  • 2013-05-13 21:44
  • 39kF

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