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Sony Xperia R1 Full Specs, Review and Price

Sony released its midrange devices, Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. The Sony Xperia R1 is the cheaper version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, lesser than the one on the plus. The device was designed for the Indian market mainly for the average Indians, who are obviously on a budget.


Meet the Sony smartphone that performs as good as it looks. The Xperia R1 looks like other Xperia device in terms of design. From the uncluttered design to the soft rounded look with a loop surface and 2.5D curved glass making it comfortable to hold and meant to fit seamlessly into your life.


Sony Xperia R1 design


The Sony Xperia R1 offers quite an impressive display, its 5.2-inch (13.2 cm) HD Display lets you watch videos and play games in glorious detail. Although there are still annoying bezels and narrow borders on the R1 smartphone. But with its price worth, you can focus on the screen and ignore the bezels.



The Sony Xperia R1 has all the performance speed you need on a smartphone, thanks to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform. Clocked at 1.5GHz Octa-core with 2GB of RAM offering faster uploads and downloads, stunning graphics and smooth multitasking. It houses 16GB internal storage upgradeable to 256GB. It runs on 7.1 Android Nougat operating system.


The 13MP rear camera on the Sony Xperia R1 is optimized for taking clearer pictures. For a midrange device, the camera is quite cool. The new Sony feature on the camera lets you capture life as it happens, including moving objects. Its 8MP wide-angle selfie camera lets you capture wider selfies with your family and friends easily.


The Sony Xperia R1 is powered by a 2620mAh Non-removable battery.

Full Specification Of Sony Xperia R1


・Announced: 2017, October
・Status: Coming Soon. November 10, 2017


・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800/1900
・WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900/2100
・LTE: –
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes


・Dimensions: 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm
・Color: Black, Silver
・Weight: 154g


・Type: HD IPS capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.2-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 282 PPI


・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core
・Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
・GPU: Adreno 505


・Card slot: Yes, with microSD 256GB
・Internal: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM


・Primary: 13MP
・Secondary: 8MP
・Flash: Yes With LED Flash


・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b, g, n,
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity


・Capacity: 2620mAh
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No


The Sony Xperia R1 is available for pre-order for just $215, that’s about N75,000 – N90,000.

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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