Both come from the same company but both come with very different specs. Sony Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z both are great. But here are 5 reasons why you should wait for Xperia ZR
The JapaneseÂ smartphone manufacturer Sony has just come forward with a slight variant for its 2013 flagship the Xperia Z. Dubbed the Xperia ZR, the new handset from Sony is a nice piece, and it is a serious opponent to the all midrange Android smartphones. Samsungâ€™s proposed Galaxy S4 Mini and other toned-down versions of premium phones or mid-tier phones will face stiff threat from this device. But, here we are up to make a nice comparison between Xperia ZR and its original the Xperia Z.
Why should one buy Xperia ZR over the Xperia Z? This article is an effort to answer this question. If you are a Sony Xperia fan and donâ€™t like a big device like the Xperia Z or donâ€™t afford the Xperia Z, it seems better that you can wait until the new Xperia ZR rolls out. Stick on with us and see what factors and features make the Xperia ZR different from Xperia Z.
Smaller, More Pocket Friendly: Phablets like Xperia Z are great to help people surf web, watch video and play games on a larger screen. But, it is bulkily bigger and we canâ€™t say most people are fans of this massive form factor even if all tech makers have their flagships as phablets now. So, Xperia ZR, mounting a bit smaller 4.6-inch display, is shorter and tinier than the Sony flagship.Â It has the dimensions of 131 x 67.4 x 10.4m and weight of 140 grams. In thickness, it is notably bulkier than the Z that has a slim 7.9 mm body, but in other aspects, Xperia ZR is winner.
Small Display Screen: Five inches is the screen size of a typical phablet and it can go up in some cases. The Xperia Z is a 5-inch phone and so it is not so comfy for a person to store in his/her pockets or handbag. The Xperia ZR, at the same time, has only a 4.6-inch display. But, remember that the Z features a 1080p display, while the XR has only half of its resolution. Both use the same TFT panels as well as Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for better clarity, however.
Same Power: Usually a toned-down version features downgraded innards only. But, it is not the case when it comes to Xperia ZR; Sony has used the same processor, GPU and RAM of its original in the Xperia ZR as well. So, you have a 1.5GHZz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU, 2GB RAM and an Adreno 320 GPU onboard the new Xperia phone. It ensures that the device will perform as much powerful and vibrant as the Xperia Z, which is counted as one of the strongest phones out in market.
Great Camera: Sony is a famous builder of digital cameras, and definitely its forte in camera making is always reflected in the quality of the firmâ€™s smartphones. Despite launching the Xperia ZR as a midrange variant to the Xperia Z, the company has mounted the same outstanding 13.1MP rear camera on it. Featured by autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, sweep panorama and 1080p recording, it is one of key attraction points with the device, which also has a front camera.
Less Expensive: Finally, we are certain that Xperia ZR will be cheaper to the Xperia Z. Sony will be selling it for a slightly smaller price than the Xperia Z, which comes for something around $750 SIM free. The Japan firm is yet to announce the release date and price of Xperia ZR. Most likely, it may be priced less and you can buy the phone with some relief, and still enjoy a lot of new and advanced things on it. This is what the Xperia ZR is really meant for.