Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus Launch: Price, Full Specification, Pros and Cons

Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus Launch: Price, Full Specification, Pros and Conssony xperia R1 and R1 Plus

As we know that every day new technology is coming and it is getting cheaper day by day. India which is a very big and promising market for the smartphones is getting tougher day by day for the smartphone companies. And to compete recently Sony launched its two new smartphones under the name of Xperia. The two models are the r1 and r1 plus. These devices are almost same in configuration and differ only in terms of memory. Sony has launched these mobiles to give a competition to companies like Samsung, Moto, MI.

So in this article, we are going to discuss Xperia R1 and R1 plus in details and try to find out the full specifications, features and price. We will also discuss the major pros and cons of Xperia R1 and R1 plus.

Xperia R1 and R1 Plus: Price and Availability in India

Xperia r1 has been priced at Rs.13990 and R1 plus has been priced at Rs.15990. The mobile will be available on Amazon from November 10. The Device will be available in Black and Silver colours.

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  1. 5.20 inch HD TFT 2.5D Curved glass display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
  2. The device is powered by Android 7.0.
  3. Xperia R1 comes with 2GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB.
  4. Xperia R1 plus comes with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB.
  5. 8 MP Front and 13 MP Rear camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus.
  6. Powerful 1.5 GHz Octa-core snapdragon 430 processors with the UDC Feature.
  7. Supports dual hybrid sim slots and LTE (4G) Cat 4 connection for a faster connection.

Xperia R1 and R1 Plus: Review with Pros and Cons

As we will proceed through the reviews we will evaluate the phones on various factors and specifications. This review will be completely unbiased. We will try to disclose every pros and cons of the device and help you to decide if this mobile is suitable for you or not.

Xperia R1 and R1 Plus Pros:

  1. Android 7.0:

Xperia R1 and R1 plus come with the latest out of the box android 7.0 i.e. Android Nougat.

  1. UDC:

UDC stands for the Uplink Data Compression. According to Sony this new technology will help in saving the data pack on your phone and will help to load the web pages at a 50% faster rate. This technology works by compressing all the uplink traffic thus reducing the size of data packet.

  1. Size and dimensions:

The 5.2 inch HD TFT display is just made for your hand. This makes the phone handy. Both the phones have the dimensions of 146 x 73.2 x 8.89 mm. the total weight of the phone is 154 gm which is not too heavy.

  1. Cameras:

Sony is famous for the camera qualities in its devices. This time also they have not disappointed us. They have provided ISO 3200 for the Photo and Video recording. The camera also provides crystal clear zoom up to 8x.

  1. Camera modes:

Sony provides different modes for the camera. This makes it perfect to capture different images according to the occasion. According to Sony, the camera modes are totally made for the Indian lifestyle. The modes are applicable to both rear and front cameras.

  1. Made for the selfie:

The front 8MP camera is provided for any time crystal clear selfie. The hybrid autofocus technology of the camera lets you focus on the image in very less time. Also, the camera also supports the face detection mode and the beauty mode.

  1. Type – C charging:

With the latest technology coming Sony provides the Type C charging with their phone.

  1. Display:

The 5.2 inch HD TFT display supports a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The design of the phone is same as the previous Sony phones and has been given a curved look at the edges. The phone is just 8.89 mm thick and very handy. Moreover, the display is protected by the Corning Gorilla glass 3.

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Xperia R1 and R1 plus Cons:

  1. Battery life:

The battery given by the phone is only 2620 mAh. The battery is a little low for the phone of this cost. The major competitors like Redmi Note 4, Oppo F3 etc. are providing much more battery life at this cost. Even with the type c charging mode, the battery life is not expected to last that much longer.

  1. Overall camera:

The camera is of good quality but if we compare to the other phones like Xiaomi Mi A1 this camera is not enough. Xiaomi Provides dual camera at this cost.

  1. Fingerprint Sensor:

Now, this feature is also not available in the Xperia R1 and R1 plus. Most of the phones of this range provide the fingerprint sensor with their phones.

  1. Sensors:

Many sensors are missing from the phone like the compass and gyroscope sensor. Without the gyroscope sensor, you cannot access the VR feature.

  1. Hybrid Sim Slot:

The hybrid Sim Slot limits your capacity to insert an external memory card in it. You can use 2 sim cards together or 1 Sim + 1 memory card at a time.

These were some pros and cons of the Xperia r1 and r1 plus. Now both the devices have very little difference between them and are very much similar to each other. The only difference in them is in the terms of memory.

Xperia R1 provides 2GB + 16 GB internal memory whereas the Xperia R1 Plus provides 3GB + 32 GB internal Memory.

Competitors of Xperia R1 and R1 Plus in the market:

  1. Moto G5s
  2. Redmi Note 4
  3. Moto G5s Plus
  4. Samsung On Max
  5. Nokia 6
  6. Panasonic Eluga 700
  7. Xiaomi MI A1

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