Sony Xperia R1 – Specifications and Features



The communication, these days, is the area of focus by experts. However, it is not that it has gained the significance these days only as since the evolution of mankind it has been a core area wherein every age this species has worked. In this era, the technology has come to its help, and hence it has been made easier than ever before. There were basic phones, before a few years which were useful to talk to other people as well as message them. In modern days the form of the basic phone has changed, and they are now replaced by the smartphones which work on Android and other technologies. They can help one to carry out different tasks in business or even other fields. Hence due to their increased utility, the users of them are consistently increasing. Therefore many of the companies have launched different models under their brand names and offered various features to each of the devices. One of such manufacturing companies is Sony Corporation(Sony Xperia R1).

Sony has been a reputed company for audio and visual enhancements for telecommunications and wearable technologies. Earlier known as Sony Ericsson, Sony came out with Xperia, a new range of smartphones and tablets which give users an experience which would get them hooked. One of the features which Xperia is equipped with is the crystal clear, crisp quality of its display and the wonderful audio system built in the phone. Sony is a tad bit more expensive when compared to the other phones in the same price range and specifications, but Sony sports its brand image and lives up to its brand name with pride. It is, therefore, very difficult for a Sony user to switch over to other brands. Here are the specifications of Sony’s new smartphone, Xperia R1 which is small, comfy, powerful and brilliant to look at!

Display and design

Sony Xperia R1 has a striking 5.2 inch HD display (1080×720), with 16 M colours. It is 8.9 mm thick. It has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 282 PPI. The body to screen aspect ratio is 16:9. The clarity and crispness of the display are unmatchable. One must also take note of the fact that Sony uses Bravia for its display which can be turned off in the settings. The result of this feature is brighter colours and better colour corrections. It has a soft, rounded frame which fits seamlessly into your hands. The 2.5D curved glass makes it all the more stunning. The phone’s dimension is 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm and weighs about 154 gms. Hence for a standard user, it is easy to use and comfortable to carry the device.


It works with all Indian brands of telecommunication. The phone supports 2G,3G and 4G network connections. It also supports4G voice over LTE support. It also has GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth wireless technology, Wi-Fi Miracast, Google Cast and USB Type-C port. The phone consists of the accelerometer, geo-tagging, proximity sensors, digital compass, ambient light sensors.  It lacks fingerprint sensors. With the help of the sensors, the utility of the device is enhanced to a great level. The device is loaded with multiple options for effective connection to other devices that include mobiles and computers.

Software and Performance

Xperia R1 has an octa-core processor with 1.4 GHz processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. It has the classic Sony user interface. This Sony device will have Android Nougat 7.0. Oreo update would be available. The phone supports fast upload and browsing through Uplink Data Compression (UDC) which makes it very easy to share pictures instantly. The phone runs on Snapdragon 430, an octa-core processor with a 1.4 GHz processor. For a phone of this size and specifications, Sony Xperia R1 is power-packed. The phone runs with no lags. It is very easy to hold the phone, and with no lags, it makes up for a very good visual and audio experience. Sony Xperia R1 comes with the trade-mark power button on the right side of the phone, with volume buttons right above the power button. The performance is quite good as far as the processor on the device is concerned.


Xperia R1 sports a 13 MP predictive hybrid rear autofocus camera with LED flash for vivid life-like pictures; and an 8 MP wide-angle front-facing the camera for wider selfies. The cameras are equipped with 12 different modes for capturing your best moments alongside crisp and loud sound to add that extra zing to your celebrations. It also has Exmor Sony sensor with continuous shooting, 8x clear zoom, ISO 3200 for photos, countdown timer, beauty mode, and face detection. It also has a sports mode for taking pictures while running, on the go or when you are in the car wanting to take a picture. The camera of this device is doubtlessly a strong feature when it comes to counter the competition.

Battery and storage

This phone has anon-removable-Ion 2629 mAh battery. At this price range, this phone’s battery is a strong contender with the a5.2-inch full screen. Xperia R1 has 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM. It has expandable memory up to 256 GB via a micro SD card slot. Hence the user can easily store a lot of images, songs, and videos as well as movies to enjoy leisure time.


Sony Xperia R1 price in India is. 12,999, which makes it in the medium price range segment where the competition is fierce. Xperia R1 comes in two colours – black and silver. The black one looks very noir whereas the silver ones look elegant and classy.


It is being said that this phone is made for the millennial lifestyle. The top-notch feature is the camera. Sony has always been very careful regarding its camera. Undoubtedly, the camera is wonderful – the pictures are vivid and colourful. It also has everything a typical Sony phone is equipped with like Sony Bravia viewing. However, there is no quick charging facility.

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