Sony has released the newest waterproof and dust-resistant handset-Sony Xperia ZR. This is not the first waterproof and dust-resistant handset of Sony, even not the first one for this year. Early this year, Sony launched its first quad-core five inches 1080p flagship model-Sony Xperia Z and ZL. Xperia Z is also a waterproof and dustproof phone. So, what’s the difference between Xperia Z and ZR?
SONY Xperia ZR has reached the level of waterproof of IP55 and IP58, which ensures that this phone is able to run normally after soak for 30 minutes in 1.5 meters deep under water. And SONY Xperia Z waterproof level is IPX5/7. This level is inferior to that of the SONY Xpeira ZR. Xperia ZR has no problem when shooting or taking photos under water. It is reported that Xperia Z cannot do this. But when it is released, there were many videos shot by the phone under water. Perhaps the difference between them is more reflected in the depth of the water.
SONY Xperia Z design is a major bright spot, flat body, glass design, its size is just right for the single hand operation. And Xperia ZR is obviously smaller. Xperia Z’s body is of 139 * 71 * 7.9 mm, while the SONY Xperia ZR is of 131 * 67.4 * 10.4 mm. Xperia ZR is thicker. Display Display can be the most different between the two phones. Xperia ZR eatures on 4.55-inch 720p screen while Xperia Z has a 5-inch 1080p screen. The difference of the display has decided the difference of body size.
SONY Xperia Z’s front-facing camera is up to 2 million pixels, but SONY Xperia ZR only 300000 pixels, from the point of view of self-time, apparently SONY Xperia Z is more suitable for self-time and video calls.
It seems the most difference between them is on the display, which leads to the size of the body. Anyway, when they have some difference on waterproof, appearance, display and front-facing camera, they have something in common, one is, both of them cannot play XAVC video format. If you have Sony PW-F55 camcorder and want to playback XAVC videos recorded by it on your Sony Xperia ZR or Z, you should meet big trouble. Well, warm tips for you. To realize this, you can use XAVC Video Converter to convert XAVC to Xperia Z or ZR supported format. By the way, the application supports import XAVC to Sony Vegas or FCP or iMovie for further editing because it is able to convert XAVC to many common video formats, for example, convert XAVC to WMV, XAVC to MP4 etc. Therefore, you can easily edit XAVC in FCP or put XAVC to Sony Vegas. If it happens that you are Sony big fans and own the F55 camcorder which shoots in XAVC format, you’d better own the tool. it will bring you a lot of convenience.