Sony launched Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus In India

Xperia R1 plus

Sony Mobile India on Friday launched Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus. These two new Sony devices are targeting the mid-range smartphones segments.

The company is promoting the handsets to support fast upload and browsing via uplink data compression (UDC).

These smartphones are exclusively launched in India. Sony – “designed for Indian lifestyle” and “designed to excite the new Indian”.

The company also promising to give the Android Oreo (8.0) update in near future.

So now let’s quickly jump to the specification section.

Xperia R1 plus

Xperia R1 Plus Specification:

  • 5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display
  • Dimensions: 146×73.2×8.89mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • Dual Sim 4G VoLTE & LTE (4G) Cat4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) With Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage
  • Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with Predictive Hybrid autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor, and LED flash
  • Continuous Shooting, 12 Capturing Modes, 8X Clear Zoom, ISO 3200 for photos, Countdown Timer, Beauty Mode, Face Detection
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
  • ISO 3200 for photos, ISO 2400 for videos, Countdown Timer, Beauty Mode, Face Detection
  • Non-Removable 2620mAh battery

Xperia R1 Specification:

Same as Xperia R1 Plus except the storage is 16GB and RAM is 2GB.

Price & Availability:

The two device will be available in- Black and Silver colors.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 will be available across all Sony Center and major mobile stores across India starting November 10. It will also be available on Amazon and Flipkart.

Xperia R1 Plus and Xperia R1 priced at Rs. 15,990 and Rs. 13,990 respectively.

Sony promises, “Pre-registered customers will be entitled to a special offer.”

Xperia R1 plus


  • Sony is still stuck with the orthodox design.
  • The device is overpriced considering the spec sheet.
  • Only 720p display.
  • Thumbs up for using Snapdragon SoC but still, it is only 430.
  • Battery capacity could be more at least 3000mah.

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