Sony have launched two devices and these are the Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus. We talked about the Xperia R1 Plus yesterday and this phone has no much special features from the Xperia R1.

Sony Xperia R1 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with a speed of 1.4GHz. The handset also offers 2GB RAM to simplify multitasking.

The handset again supports 4G but has a small display screen as opposed to other phones most launched in 2017.

The battery capacity is smaller at 2620mAh and has 13MP back facing camera with an 8 megapixels selfie snapper.

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Key Sony Xperia R1 Specifications

  • Display size: 5.2 inch HD screen
  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Colors: 16M
  • Dual SIM: Yes microSIM
  • OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • CPU: 1.4GHz quad core processor
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • RAM: 2GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Back camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 2620mAh Li-Po

From the above specifications you can ascertain that the Sony Xperia R1 is not a premium phone. It is a medium entry phone with good specs.


The handset has a 5.2 inch HD display screen. The screen offers a screen resolution of 1280*720 pixels.

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Platform and Storage

The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat as earlier mentioned. It has capable processor of 1.4GHz quad core specs.

The handset also provides 2GB RAM that ups multitasking. The internal storage of Sony Xperia R1 is 16GB and it has room for an sd card.


The Sony Xperia R1 just as many of phones being launched has two cameras; a primary and secondary camera.

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It offers a 13 megapixel back camera and a front snapper of 8MP


This phone just like the Sony Xperia R1 Plus offers a not soo good battery. The lithium polymer battery has a 2620mAh battery capacity.