That sounds more than good. If the Bezel is as well as the one from the ZL, die ZR with it's 4,6" should be as compact as many 4" devices. The corners could be a little more rounded, but the water resistance makes it very interesting after all
wow i will surely upgrade from V to this..if it still can handle in 1 hand...cant wait!!!
so, same thing as the SP with a quad core, an extra gig of ram, and water + dust resistant? hope it has at least one model with pentaband HSPA and LTE for the US. wish for a 1080p screen, but that may be a bit much.
Gsmarena started a petition for small screen phones with some top notch specs away from current 5+ trend.....good to see Sony making the first move...
And then comes Z ZL ZR ZA ZB ZC....ZZ...
Sony has gone in shock after its break up with Ericsson...walkman has disappeared n idiotic Alphabetic Models appear...
Wow Sony Doing gr8 job ZR will b roaring success waiting for this !!
[deleted post]My phone is not Xperia Z or ZL unless Sony improve the issues I mentioned.
Every week, I have chance to play around the top end smartphone in the mall such as iphone 5, Xperia Z/ZL, HTC Butterfly & One, Black Berry Z10, Samsung S4,Lumia 920, Nexus 4 side by side.
So I know the strength & weakness of each device.
I was surprised that Sony keep on focusing on the wrong direction - water and dust resistant.
Instead Sony should put more resources and effort to improve the current flagship Xperia Z & ZL:
1) Under performing 13MP camera
2) Low contrast problem in the 5" display
3) Under performing mobil bravia engine failed to enhance the photos and videos quality in browser
4) Overheating body when switching on 3G/WiFi due to poor heat dissapation
5) Very sharp edges in the Xperia Z causing ergonomic issue when holding it for a long time.
5) Very lagging Android customized OS 4.1.2
I think GSM Arena's petition really does the job. We're seeing new smartphones in reasonable screen size.
Sony on a roll. Nokia also releasing something new at their media event soon. Samsung left without answer it seems especially after lukewarm response to the SGS4. Hope they don't start copycatting again.
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2013Who cares about sony. All eyes are on the S4 i wud care for sony...the design,the build quality and durability is very important for me..sony spec has alm0st the same wt samsung s4 they are both running android..so tell me what is new for s4?the chipset?camera?but breakable plastic body..oh cmon its very unpleasant...not interesting with your s4 dude coz it seems like a clone, samsung phone has the same shape,same design,same plastic in different size..so how can i identify whos the s4 there..no way for sammy...i go for s0ny or htc.