Taking a dip with the The Xperia ZR

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Sony has always had made devices that are a cut above the rest by offering phones that can take a little more abuse than the competition. They haven’t lost that touch, and today, have given us a look at the latest mobile phone that fits into that category, the Xperia ZR. This Android phone is designed to take anything you can throw at it, and then some. the phone is IP55 and IP58 compliant, allowing it to remain submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to half an hour. This, combined with a dedicated camera key that allows you to launch the camera right from the lock screen, makes it the perfect companion for those who like living in the great outdoors.

The device has a 4.6-inch screen backed by the Bravia 2 Engine, ensuring eye-popping visuals, as you would expect from a leading manufacturer such as Sony. Sony also takes its camera expertise and crams it into the device, with HDR mode, a Panorama function, face detection, geo-tagging, a 13-megapixel sensor, and a long list of other functions that let you ditch the point-and-shoot and toss this in your bag instead.

The ZR also has LTE connectivity, so you can enjoy terrestrial internet speeds even while taking a dip. For those who want all the toughness of a waterproof phone, but the convenience of a removable battery, the ZR’s rubber seals give you just that.

The ZR will be available starting tomorrow, July 20, for PHP 25,990