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Sony Xperia R1 Plus

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INTRODUCTION

Sony Xperia R1 Plus
Sony Xperia R1 Plus

Sony has announced the launch of Xperia R1 Plus recently which is expected to be a mid-range smartphone. The manufacturers might release the phone in the month of November 2017 soon after the launch of its predecessor Xperia R1. The R1 Plus is expected to host few advanced features when compared with the predecessor.

The Xperia R1 Plus comes in a dual SIM similar to that of the R1 and also the rear, as well as front cameras, are of 13MP and 8MP. The processor of R1 Plus is again similar to the predecessor, whereas the device hosts an upgraded RAM and internal memory. It is expected to be released in two colors i.e. Black and Silver and both are priced same.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Design and Display
Sony Xperia R1 Plus Design & Build

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus is designed little different from the predecessor. The design is premium with no curves on the edges. The rear side is covered with matte finish panel which gets comfortable in hand. The primary camera with flash is placed on a corner at the top and the company’s emblem is printed in the center. The front camera is placed just above the screen. The navigation and home buttons are on the screen and no external buttons appear on the front side. The volume controller and power button are placed on right edge of the phone.

The Xperia R1 Plus features a 5.2-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 720x1280 pixels. The screen is not protected from scratches but is enabled with multi-touch. It stands 69.7% of the screen to body ratio.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Gaming Performance
Sony Xperia R1 Plus Gaming Performance

The performance of Sony smartphone is no doubt will be of higher efficiency and moreover, Xperia R1 Plus is expected to give superior performance at a decent price. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. The processor is accompanied by 3GB of RAM which is superior to that of its predecessor. This will enable smooth and seamless performance to the user even though the Snapdragon version is outdated.

The device hosts dual-SIM enabled internet connectivity up to 4G with VoLTE. The internal memory is packed with 32GB and is further expandable up to 256GB by inserting micro SD card. Even the default memory storage is enough to save loads of data, videos, images, and apps. The phone has Adreno 505 as GPU.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Camera
Sony Xperia R1 Plus Camera

The sensors of the Sony cameras have always been the superior quality that captures bright and lively images. The primary camera on the rear side is of 13MP along with LED flash and can click bright images even in dull lighting conditions. It has many features like predictive phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, etc. The secondary camera on the front side which is of 8MP is good for clicking selfies and video calling. The front shooter also comes with the feature of predictive phase detection autofocus.

The video recording can be performed with the cameras at the speed of 30 frames per second producing output quality of 1080 pixels.

The Xperia R1 Plus might support audio formats like MP3, eAAC+, WAV and Flac player, and support video formats like an MP4/H.264 player. It also hosts FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Long-Lasting Battery
Sony Xperia R1 Plus Long-Lasting Battery

Sony R1 Plus is expected to be backed by a Li-Ion non-removable battery of 2620mAh capacity. The battery is of average performance as it would last not more than a day of moderate usage. It also doesn’t support the turbo-charging feature.

When we discuss the connectivity options, the R1 Plus may sport dual-SIM that is enabled to support 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity with VoLTE. It is also expected to support Wifi, Hotspot, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, etc. as wireless connectivity options. It also provides micro USB 2.0 as a wired connection option.

The Xperia R1 Plus is embedded with similar sensors to that of its predecessor and these include proximity, accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope, and ambient light.

PROS AND CONS

Sony Xperia has always produced high-end smartphones and this time the manufacturer has introduced dual series R1 and R1 Plus in the affordable price segment. The R1 Plus is almost similar to that of R1 apart from the few enhanced features in terms of terms of RAM and internal memory.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Snapdragon Octa-core processor
  • Large internal memory
  • Dual SIM with 4G connectivity
  • Wide range of sensors
  • Feature-enriched cameras
  • Bigger size RAM
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Snapdragon version is outdated
  • The screen is not protected from scratches
  • Battery power is less
  • Battery doesn’t support quick charging feature

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What​ ​networks​ ​is​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​capable​ ​of​ ​connecting​ ​to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It supports 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques Is​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​Dual-SIM​ ​supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, the device has dual-Nano SIM support.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​miscellaneous​ ​connectivity​ ​options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, WiFi Miracast, Chromecast, USB Type-C and Screen Mirroring.
  • img-ques What are the camera specifications?
  • img-ans On the camera department, the rear-camera has a 13MP resolution with Predictive Autofocus camera with LED Flash and an Exmor Sensor that makes images more crisp and sharp whereas on the front camera, it features an 8MP camera for wide angle selfies.
  • img-ques What​ ​OS​ ​is​ ​present​ ​in​ ​the​ ​phone?​ ​Will​ ​it​ ​receive​ ​OTA​ ​updates?
  • img-ans The Xperia R1 Plus runs on the Android v7.1 Nougat pre-installed. Yes, Sony has confirmed that it will be upgraded to Android v8.0 Oreo via OTA updates very soon.
  • img-ques Does it have a fingerprint-sensor?
  • img-ans No, it doesn’t have a fingerprint-sensor.
  • img-ques What processor is used in the device?
  • img-ans The Xperia R1 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor that gives smooth performance in normal usage of phone but don’t expect the best gaming experience.
  • img-ques What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​device’s​ ​battery​ ​capacity?
  • img-ans Both Xperia R1 and R1 Plus comes with a 2620mAh non-removable Li-Po battery which is low compared to other mid-range smartphones in the market.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​dimensions of the phone?
  • img-ans The dimensions of the device are as follows: 146 x 73.2 x 8.89 mm(height x width x depth).
  • img-ques How​ ​much​ does ​the​ ​device​ ​weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs about 154g.
  • img-ques How​ ​much​ ​memory​ ​does​ ​the​ ​device​ ​have?
  • img-ans The device comes with 3GB RAM along with 32GB of in-built storage that can be further expanded upto 128GB via microSD card slot.
  • img-ques What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​type​ ​and​ ​size​ ​of​ ​the​ ​display?
  • img-ans The display features a 5.2-inch HD display of TFT LCD screen with 720p resolution. The device has 2.5D curved glass screen.
  • img-ques Are​ ​there​ ​any​ ​other​ ​variants​ ​of​ ​this​ ​device?
  • img-ans No. There’s only one variant of the phone.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​colour​ ​options​ ​for​ ​the​ ​device?
  • img-ans There are two colour options to choose from i.e Black and Silver.
  • img-ques What is the launching price of Xperia R1 Plus?
  • img-ans The Xperia R1 Plus is priced at 899 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques What is the release date of the device?
  • img-ans Sony has launched 2 new mid-range smartphones i.e Xperia R1 and R1 Plus on October 27 and will be available from November 10 in the market.