Sony Xperia R1 Launched – Android 7.1, 5.2 HD Display, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP Camera, Snapdragon 430

Sony launched a new low-end smartphone called Xperia R1 into the market. The price is around Rs.12,999- in India and $199 in the USA. Currently, it is available on the online shopping websites like Amazon, Flipkart to buy. So, check out Sony Xperia R1 complete advantages, disadvantages, price & specifications.

Best Price: Rs.12,999India), $199(USA)

Key Features:

  • Android OS, v7.1(Nougat).
  • 5.2 inch IPS LCD HD Capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colors.
  • 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP secondary camera.
  • Octa Core processor and Snapdragon 430 chipset.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2620 mAh Battery

Advantages of Sony Xperia R1:

  • Sony Xperia R1 comes with Android OS, v7.1(Nougat).
  • Presents 5.2-inch IPS LCD HD capacitive touchscreen with Multitouch in it.
  • It has an average screen-to-body ratio.
  • Its display has good pixel density for its HD resolution (~282 PPI pixel density)
  • It supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • It provides 2 GB RAM for multitasking.
  • It encompasses with Octa-core processor.
  • It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Chipset.
  • Brings an internal memory of 16 GB and expandable memory is supported up to 256 GB.
  • Comes with 13 MP rear camera with additional features like predictive phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection.
  • It offers 8 MP front-facing camera with additional features like predictive phase detection autofocus.
  • Quad HD video recording at 1080p@30fps.
  • It has the battery capacity of 2620 mAh which is good for heavy usage.
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, 4G.
  • Supports sensors like Accelerometer, proximity.
  • Design and build quality are great.
  • It is available in Black, Silver colors to choose.
  • It supports additional features like Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.


Disadvantages of Sony Xperia R1:

  • No fingerprint sensor and many other sensors are missing.
  • Comes with old Android OS.
  • No fast charging.
  • Performance is average.
  • The design is outdated and no bezel-less display with is a standard in 2017 smartphones.


Check out specifications of Sony Xperia R1:

General Features
Brand Sony
Model Name Xperia R1
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Operating System Android 7.1
Processor Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
Colors Black, Silver
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~69.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Dimensions 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm (5.75 x 2.88 x 0.35 in)
Weight 154 g (5.43 oz)
Other Display Features Multi-Touch
Camera Features
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Other Camera Features predictive phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 2620 mAh battery
Talk Time
Standby Time
Memory and Storage
Internal 16 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB
Memory 2 GB RAM
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
USB Connectivity Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC No
3.5mm jack Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Other Features
FM Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Sony Xperia R1 Price in India is Rs.12,999/-

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Sony Xperia R1 smartphone comes with average features & performance for its price. There are many mobiles in the market which offers better value than this mobile. So consider those before purchasing this mobile.

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