19 Aug '13, 5pm

The best smartphones for the beach

The best smartphones for the beach

A selection of handsets that won’t simply survive, but will positively thrive when at the beach. Sony Xperia ZR This is the only water- and dust-resistant Sony smartphone currently on sale, but, with a comparatively small 4.6-inch full HD display and a dedicated camera button, it is the easiest to use, especially with wet or slippery sunscreen-coated hands. As well as being a very capable Android handset with a great processor and full 4GLTE superfast mobile broadband compatibility, the ZR boasts some very serious camera kit — full HD videos and 13-megapixel stills — what’s more it has a number of settings for underwater photography. Although it’s not advisable to take it on a scuba dive, the ZR can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters without any ill effects. The screen uses the same technology found in Sony’s TVs which means it’s easy to vi...

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