Sony unveils a new waterproof Xperia ZR Android smartphone. The Xperia ZR can be called the Xperia Z Mini considering it packs most of the features of Xperia Z in a compact form.
Just like the Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia ZR is waterproof and dust-resistant design. Sony boasts that its new device will let you film your snorkeling adventures in full HD quality. As well as being dust-resistant, this waterproof* phone is IP55 and IP58 compliant, so you can keep it submerged in 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, the Xperia ZR offers a generous 4.6-inch HD Reality screen, 1280 x 720 pixel with Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology. Equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the phone also provides 4G LTE connectivity. The features sound impressive and the phone seems like a winner on the specification front.
Sony has just released the Sony Xperia ZR, another high-end Android smartphone joining an already packed 2013 schedule. How exactly does the waterproof Sony Xperia ZR differ from the existing Sony Xperia Z?
1) Water Resistance
The main difference is the additional water resistance on the Sony Xperia ZR with the IP55 and IP58 compliance against the Sony Xperia Z's IPX5/7 grading. It means that the Sony Xperia Z is only water resistant while the Sony Xperia ZR can survive underwater up to 5 feet for 30 minutes for capturing images or videos.
2) Design & Display
Sony Xperia ZR features a 4.6-inch HD screen display with 1280x720p resolution and a 13MP front-facing camera with 16x digital zoom, whereas the Xperia Z gives you 5 inches, 1920x1080 screen display resolution. Xperia ZR measures 131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm, which is smaller than 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm of Xperia Z.
3) Memory & Battery
Sony Xperia ZR offers 8GB of internal memory along with micro SD card support for up to 32GB cards, whereas the Xperia Z will give you 16GB with a micro SD card slot which can boost that by up to 64GB. Sony Xperia Z has a 2330 mAh battery, while Xperia ZR comes out slightly worse with a 2300 mAh battery.
Want to convert video or DVD movies to Sony Xperia ZR for enjoying them on big display screen with better experience? Here the following is a brief guide on how to convert videos or DVD movie for Sony Xperia ZR.
Please download Sony Xperia ZR Video Converter and install it on your computer first. And then run this Sony Xperia ZR Video Converter.
Simply click Add Video Files button to import the video files from your hard drive. If you want to convert DVD movies for your Sony Xperia ZR, please insert your DVD movie disc to the DVD drive and then click Add DVD button to locate.
Click "Output Profile -->Video Files -->Customized MP4 Movie(*.mp4)" in the profile drop-down list.
For better enjoying videos on Sony Xperia ZR, you can customize video and audio options, such as Frame Size, Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel, etc.
Video Size: 1280 x 720
Video Bitrate: 2500K or 3000K
Frame Rate: 29.97fps or 30fps
Audio Sample Rate: 48000
Audio Bitrate: 128K or 160K
Click Convert Now button to start converting videos or DVD movies for Sony Xperia ZR. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Output Folder" button on the bottom left to get the output MP4 files. Then transfer the converted videos to your Sony Xperia ZR.
Note:The above step by step guides could be also extended to convert videos or DVD movies to Sony Xperia Z.
If you want to download videos from YouTube, Veoh, Vimeo, Vevo, Howcast, Liveleak, etc. for your Xperia ZR, Any Video Converter could be your good choice. Simply 3 steps, you can save all your favorite online videos to Xperia ZR.
Step 1: Run Any Video Converter Ultimate, simply click Add URLs button and paste video URL to the pop out box.
Step 2: Click Output Profile on the top right corner to select the proper output format for Sony Xperia ZR, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Android...
Step 3: Click Convert Now! button to download and convert online videos.