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It was only last month when Sony announced Xperia ZR and now the Japanese tech vendor has already put the waterproof smartphone for preorders at the price of Rs. 29,990 on online retailers like Flipkart and Infibeam. Sony has given the rugged touch to most of its latest devices. The waterproof and dust resistant has become the USP of Sony. Likewise, the latest Xperia ZR also comes with these features which adds to the durability of the device.
Here is a brief recap on the specs of Sony Xperia ZR:
The Xperia ZR comes with a 4.6 inch super-sharp HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Processor, RAM and OS
The Xperia ZR is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro chipset and Adreno 320 GPU which is also supported by 2GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system which will have features such has Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, Miracast, Day Dream and more.
Regarding camera, Xperia ZR has a 13MP Exmor RS camera with LED flash and a VGA front facing camera for video calling.
Xperia ZR comes with 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity options in Xperia ZR include 4G, WiFi, GPS, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA GPS and NFC.
Dimension, Weight and Battery
Dimension the Sony Xperia ZR has 10.4mm thickness and weighs 140g and is powered by 2300mAh battery.
To talk about design, it features black-monolith design with waterproof and dust-resistant body. It has IP55 and IP58 ratings for dust and water resistance. Xperia ZR offers underwater image and video capture since it is water resistant up to 1.50 meters for up to 30 minutes. Xperia ZR is also loaded with Sony media apps including Walkman, PlayStation Mobile and more. It also has a Stamina mode which powers down unnecessary components and extends battery life.
Sony Xperia ZR is reported to be available in Black, White and Pink colors in India and is priced at Rs. 29,990. It is now up for pre-order on online retailers and is expected to ship by June 3.
As of now there are already a massive number of devices with innovative features incorporated in it. Sony Xperia ZR may have to face a bit of a problem with many such devices with high end pricing like HTC S728E One X+, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100, Nokia Lumia 920, LG Optimus G E975 and Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
The Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.55 inch HD Super AMOLED S-Stripe RGB (3 subpixels/pixel) (non-PenTile) screen which offers 1280×720 resolution, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front camera, and a 3,100mAh battery.
Depending on the specific model, the phone features HSPA+ along with 4G LTE(42.2 Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ for LTE Version). The Galaxy Note II is equipped with Broadcom BCM4334 chipset for the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity in 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz dual-band with maximum rate up to 150 Mbps, FM radio tuner and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Galaxy Note 2 comes with 16 GB storage capacity variants expandable by up to an additional 64 GB with a microSD card.
It is listed on Flipkart at Rs. 32500.
HTC S728E One X+
HTC One X+ S728e is an Android Jelly Bean powered phone, which comes packed with a 1.7GHz quad core processor. It has got a 4.7 inch Super LCD2 screen. In the camera segment, there is an 8MP camera on the back side of the body, which is supported by an LED flash; for video chat and self portrait, there is a 1.6MP camera on the front side of the body. Users can record full 1080p HD videos with the handset. For Internet connectivity, there is GPRS, EDGE and HSPA; for data transfer there is Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Other features include, 1GB RAM, 2100 mAh battery, HTC Sense 4+ UI, A-GPS, and 64GB internal memory.
As of now the HTC One X+ S728e is priced at Rs. 30,600on Flipkart.
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone 8 powered handset from Nokia. This Windows phone comes with dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The handset has a 32GB built-in storage capacity, 1GB RAM, and a 7GB Skydrive storage. The 4.5inch IPS display of the phone has 16M color support. The phone boasts of an 8.7MP PureView camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front side of the body, the primary camera is supported by a dual LED flash. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and NFC. Other features include A-GPS, Nokia Maps, social networking apps, IM, and support for Outlook tasks.
The device is currently priced at Rs. 31,999 on Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 runs Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with TouchWiz Nature UX on top of it, sporting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display with 1280 X 720 pixels of resolution and Eye Tracking technology, powered by a 1.4GHz Samsung-made Exynos 4212 quad-core processor, a Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM to keep things running, 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording capability, an additional front-facing 1.9 megapixel shooter with face recognition capability, S Voice app, 16GB/32GB internal memory storage, a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and 2050mAh ti run everything smoothly. Samsung has also pushed the Jelly Bean update for the device so it can be considered the Jelly Bean device.
However the Galaxy S3 has been priced to Rs. 27,500 on Flipkart.
LG Optimus G E975
LG Optimus G E975 is an Android Jelly Bean phone with 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus display. The 1.5GHz quad core processor in tandem with 2GB of RAM gives lightening fast processing speed. The 13MP back camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos @30fps; a 1.3MP camera is on the front side of the body for self portrait and video chat. The connectivity section comprises of GPRS, EDGE, HSPA and Wi-Fi for Internet; for faster and easier file transfer, there is Bluetooth, NFC, and USB connectivity. The 2100 mAh battery of the device provides 15 hours of talk time and 14 days of standby time to users. Other features include A-GPS, full HD video playback, 32GB built-in memory, and lots of pre-loaded apps.
The device is spriced at Rs. 32,990 on Flipkart.