Featuring a clean design, the Sony Xperia R1 Plus is a smartphone aimed at those in search of a device ‘loaded with fun,’ according to its maker. Sony Xperia R1 Plus features an HD display and gets power to execute tasks from an octa-core Qualcomm processor. The major difference between the Sony Xperia R1 Plus and the more affordable Xperia R1 is that the former offers 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage as against the former’s 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus shows a clean, decent design. This could have been one to cherish years ago. But with a plethora of attractive smartphones on the market these days, this one may struggle a bit to grab attention with its sharp corners and somewhat thick bezels at top and bottom.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus uses a 5.2-inch display just like its more affordable sibling, Xperia R1. This has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Images should look sharp here, but it appears Sony over-hyped this somewhat.

Targets of the Sony Xperia R1 Plus appear to include people who take lots of images with their phones. It packs an ‘amazing’ 13 megapixel rear camera for preserving precious memories. This has 12 modes for better suiting the shots you take to your taste. The Exmor Sony sensor gets the backing of autofocus and LED flash for quality shots.

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus should impress when it comes to selfies, at least on paper. It offers you an 8MP sensor on the front. This has wide-angle lens for capturing more friends in your shots.

Users can expect powerful performance from the Sony Xperia R1 Plus, albeit not the best at this price. It is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Sony says you should expect no lag from this chip, but expect stunning graphics.

RAM of 3 GB looks respectable. You get 32 GB of inbuilt storage for keeping your photos, other files and apps. The Sony Xperia R1 Plus boots Android Nougat operating system from factory. There is promise of upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo down the line.

The Sony Xperia R1 Plus features 4G LTE (Cat. 4) support and a reversible USB Type-C port. The affordable Android phone offers other regular connectivity options, such as Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi, as well. Some users may find the battery capacity of 2,620 mAh somewhat on the low side of things, though.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus is targeted at the Indian market and may never be sold in Nigeria or Africa. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Ghana and Kenya. When available, Sony Xperia R1 Plus Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 83,500 Naira to 125,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.




Key Features

  • 5.2-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (282ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU with 2GB / 3GBRAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 16GB / 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps download)
  • 2620 mAh Battery with Fast Charging


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