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Sony’s new Xperia ZR has upped the Android smartphone ante with a new 13MP camera and the ability to withstand 1.5metre dunks for 30 minutes.

While its press release states it can film in HD underwater we doubt that by the time you don the mask and snorkel that whatever you wanted to film in 1.5m of water would be long gone. Still it is nice to see that it will perhaps survive in the Android cesspool.

The specifications include: screen 4.6”, 720p 1280x720 and 319 pixels per inch; processor 1.5 Quad core; 2/8GB/microSD, 4G; Android 4.1; weighing in at 140g. Reasonable premium technology but not up to the S4. I have seen older Xperia models and they do have a good screen using something called a Bravia engine. The new model also has Direct touch (thinner and more responsive that the previous model).

 

You can guarantee that Sony will use more buzz words than any other brand in their press releases and we see terms like 'pushes the boundary', ‘Superior Auto’, ‘Exmore RS’, ‘BSI light sensor’, ‘HDR’, ’superfast pinch’, ‘stamina battery’ and ‘smart connect’. All nice but the proof is in the using and when we see it in the flesh we will happily tell you if it is as good as it sounds.

Maybe I am getting a little jaded by the smartphone wars and PR hyperbole that would do a politician proud. For now just let’s say that Sony makes nice, quality kit and this comes in black, white, pink and mint. No word on availabiity in Australia.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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