The Sony Xperia R1 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM and packs a 2620mAh battery

Sony Mobile launched the Sony Xperia R1 Plus in India this week alongside a very identical device, the Sony Xperia R1. The smartphone features almost the same features as the Xperia R1 with a bit of addition coming in and that is not far-fetched as the naming convention already depicts such. Look nowhere as I unwrap the beauty behind the Sony Xperia R1 Plus.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Specifications, Review and Highlights

Xperia R1 Plus

Display & Design

You just can’t separate both devices here as the Sony Xperia R1 Plus sports the same 5.2-inch 2.5D curved glass display with HD (720 * 1280 pixels) resolution as the Xperia R1. The smartphone comes in a well-rounded metal design in Black and Silver colours and measures 8.89mm in thickness and 154g in weight making it easy to get your hands over.

Storage & Processor

The Xperia R1 Plus will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mobile platform with Adreno 505 GPU handling graphics to prevent lagging and difficulties while navigating through demanding applications and games. It comes with 3GB of RAM plus 32GB of internal memory, the only significant difference between itself and the Xperia R1. Its storage is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD.


The Xperia R1 Plus sports a 13MP rear predictive Autofocus camera with LED Flash as well as a 8MP wide-angle Selfie camera for a wider field of view on your selfies with friends and family. Both cameras offer 12 different capturing modes for crisp, smooth image experience.

Battery & Connectivity

The Xperia R1 Plus houses a non-removable 2620mAh battery which offers hours of non-stop gaming, messaging and all kinds of fun. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio.


The device will run Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out of the box but is upgradable to the new Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Full Phone Specifications


Device Brand Sony
Model Xperia R1 Plus
Announced October, 2017
Released November 10th, 2017
Status Coming


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network UMTS / HSPA+
4G Network LTE Cat4
SIM Type Nano SIM.
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 146*73.2*8.89mm
Weight 154g
Build Metal Design with back cover.
Colors Black, Silver


Display Type HD 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Size 5.2 inches(13.2 cm)
Resolution HD (720 * 1280) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 282ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No


13MP camera
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Exmor Sony sensor
1080p HD Video
Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer
  • Rear camera – Yes
  • Front camera – No
AutoFocus, Continuous shooting, Face detection, Beauty Mode, Clear zoom(8X), Countdown Timer


Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat), Upgradable To Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core(4*1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4*1.5 GHz Cortex A53)
CPU Speed 1.5GHz
GPU Adreno 505
Internal Storage 32GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity


Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-the Go (OTG) No


Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 2620mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Talk Time


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes


Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV
Yes, WMV, MP4
Vibration, Ringtones
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Sony Xperia R1 Plus

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus will cost Rs. 2,000 higher than the Xperia R1 at Rs. 14990 when it goes on sale across India starting November 10th. The smartphone comes in Black and Silver colours.

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