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Sony Xperia R1

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INTRODUCTION

Sony Xperia R1
Sony Xperia R1

Sony has recently announced the launch of its mid-range smartphone that aims to offer the brand experience at a budgeted price. Sony Xperia R1 is expected release in the month of November 2017 and will be available in Black and Silver colors . It hosts octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB RAM is surely provide an outstanding user experience. Though the battery capacity is average, the internal memory is big enough to store a large amount of data.

The Xperia R1 offers primary and secondary cameras of 13MP and 8MP respectively and they are expected to be the best performing cameras in the given price range. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is packed with various connectivity options.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

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

Sony’s upcoming Xperia R1 is expected to feature 5.2-inches of IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720*1080 pixels. The screen is legitimate even in bright light. The screen to body ratio is 71.4%. The unibody of the device is of good and is covered with a matte finish acrylic case. This makes it easy to hold with less scope of slipping from the hands. The design of the phone reflects the typical Sony look which is decent and appears premium.

The primary camera with flash is on the rear side and the ‘Xperia’ emblem is printed on the middle. Speakers are placed on the lower end of the frame. The selfie camera is placed on the front side and above the screen. The home and navigation buttons are on the screen and the display is the smooth touchscreen.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Sony Xperia R1 Gaming Performance
Sony Xperia R1 Gaming Performance

Sony is known for its amazing performance and this time the Xperia R1 is expected to be loaded with superior features. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. The device is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. The strong processor is accompanied with a 2GB of RAM and will drive the users with the experience of lag-free performance. Though the Snapdragon 430 appears to be an old version, Sony might answer to this when the phone will be released.

The Xperia R1 is a dual SIM smartphone where both the slots are enabled to support 4G connectivity with VoLTE. The internal storage capacity of the phone is expected to be of 16GB and is further expandable up to 256GB by inserting micro SD card is the respective card slot. Even though the default memory is quite enough for the users to store a large amount of data, audios, and videos as well as apps, the expandable memory option gives huge memory again.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Sony Xperia R1 Camera
Sony Xperia R1 Camera

Sony is popular for its cameras whether they form part of the smartphone or individually. Their sensors of the Sony cameras are of great quality that captures beautiful clear images and is used worldwide by many OEMs. The rear camera located on the back panel of the Sony Xperia R1 is of 13MP and is accompanied by a LED flash. The camera is packed with features like phase detection autofocus (PDAF), HDR, face detection, panorama, etc. The front camera is of 8MP without flash and can be used for selfie clicking and video calling. The quality of the camera is expected to be significantly better than other smartphones in the similar range.

The video recording can be performed at the speed of 30 frames per second and with an expected output of 720pixels.

Sony has been entertaining with its wide range of multimedia features and we expect the similar output from Xperia R1 as well. It comes with a FM radio and a 3.5mm audio jack.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

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

The Li-Ion battery of Xperia R1 is average with a capacity of 2630mAh. It is expected to last for a day when used moderately. It doesn’t support turbo-charging and this will be a setback for Sony because other devices from this price range are enabled with fast charging feature.

The dual-SIMs are enabled to provide 2G, 3G, and 4G internet connectivity with VoLTE. It also provides access to GPS, NFC chipset, Wifi, Wifi with hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, etc. as wireless connectivity options. For connectivity options, it has USB type C.

The Xperia R1 is embedded with many sensors like fingerprint, accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and proximity.

PROS AND CONS

No doubt Sony is a leading manufacturer of smartphones and the upcoming Xperia R1 will also be a better performing device in the price segment.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Feature-enriched cameras
  • Provide option for many sensors
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • There is no protection for the screen
  • Snapdragon processor is outdated
  • Battery is of low capacity and it doesn’t support quick charging

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 has support of 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques Is​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​Dual-SIM​ ​supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, the Xperia R1 features a dual-Nano SIM support.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​miscellaneous​ ​connectivity​ ​options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options on the Xperia R1 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 The Xperia R1 has a 13MP rear-camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus feature, LED Flash, Exmor Sensor while the front facing-camera features an 8MP camera for selfie lovers.
  • img-ques What​ ​OS​ ​is​ ​present​ ​in​ ​the​ ​phone?​ ​Will​ ​it​ ​receive​ ​OTA​ ​updates?
  • img-ans On the software department, the device runs on Google Android 7.1 Nougat pre-installed. Yes, it is upgradable to Android v8.0 Oreo.
  • img-ques What processor is used in a device?
  • img-ans The Xperia R1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which comes in a mid-level processor section and gives a smooth user experience for normal usage.
  • img-ques What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​device’s​ ​battery​ ​capacity?
  • img-ans The battery packs a 2620mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.
  • img-ques What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​dimensions of the phone?
  • img-ans Coming to the dimensions, the device measurements 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 Xperia R1 packs with 2GB RAM and 16GB 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 Xperia R1 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 The smartphone is available in 2 colour options: Black and Silver.
  • img-ques What is the launching price of Xperia R1?
  • img-ans The Xperia R1 is priced at 799 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques What is the release date of a 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.