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Laptop Magazine May 13, 2013

The Xperia ZR is slightly smaller than the 5-inch Sony Xperia Z, which can also be submerged but can’t go deeper than 3.3 feet. But the Xperia Z has a higher-quality display, 1080p versus the smaller Xperia ZR’s 720p screen, both of which are powered by the Mobile Bravia Engine 2.

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PC Mag May 13, 2013

The 4G smartphone features a 4.6-inch, 1,280-by-720 HD display with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with 16x digital zoom. It will run a 1.5-GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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Pocket-Lint May 13, 2013

The Sony Xperia ZR has a 4.55-inch display, whereas the Xperia Z gives you 5 inches. Both are large, but the real difference is in resolution. The ZR has 1280 x 720, the Z a sharp 1920 x 1080 ... The downside of the Xperia Z is that the blacks aren't quite as deep as we'd like

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MobileBurn May 13, 2013

The Xperia ZR is dust-resistant and has IP55 and IP58 waterproof compliance. The phone can survive being in up to 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) of water and still use take pictures or record video using the dedicated camera key.

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8.0
sman999 sman999

One of the best phones in terms of form factor & size. Looking for a latest technology with a smaller screen this is the best choice. IP58 certified - dust and water proof. 13Mp Camera, 2GB RAM. Cons: Gets heated up randomly, after kitkat update battery drains 2 hrs fast, No storage space...

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9.0
bluequartz bluequartz

The ZR is a well-compromised Xperia Z. The only corners cut that may hurt real-world usage a bit are the front camera (low-by-2013-standard VGA quality) and on-board storage. The 720p screen is really adequate for normal eyesight, since it is packed nicely into a 4.55" screen, yielding a 323 ppi...

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