Sony Xperia R1 (Plus)

  • Released 2017, November
    154g, 8.9mm thickness
    Android 7.1
    16GB/32GB storage, microSD slot
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  • 5.2"
    720x1280 pixels
  • 13MP
  • 2/3GB RAM
    Snapdragon 430
  • 2620mAh

Sony Xperia R1 (Plus) - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Launch Announced 2017, October
Status Available. Released 2017, November
Body Dimensions 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm (5.75 x 2.88 x 0.35 in)
Weight 154 g (5.43 oz)
Build Plastic body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~69.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Platform OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 (28 nm)
CPU Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
Main Camera Single 13 MP, predictive PDAF
Features LED flash
Video [email protected]
Selfie camera Single 8 MP, predictive PDAF, 1/4"
Video [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio FM radio
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 2620 mAh battery
Misc Colors Black, Silver
Models G2299, G2199
Price About 14000 INR

Sony Xperia R1 (Plus) - User Reviews

  • Past 15months onwards I'm using Sony Xperia r1plus Camera, Clear Bass & Equalizer, no issues till now didn't faced it, it's nice...

  • Hey Alex, is there Clear Bass and Equalizer available in SONY Walkman/Music App?

  • From Iran Mashhad Sony is down with sony trouble weak slow bad material

  • go to applications in setting and select youtube check the access there for mobile data.

  • Really good More than 6 month use ,no problem sound is great ,many on line games runs smoothly , I request my son don't play more than 40 minutes, because your home work waiting for, thanks for Sony this Indian model .once again sony

  • How is the display quality? Is it TFT or IPS LCD?

  • updates all your apps through wifi

  • please call your sim provider customer care and his construct your internet setting mannualy

  • Check youtube app settings, which could be set to wifi only

  • My Sony Xperia r1 plus G2299 phone all settings problem issue .I not like this phone . Update security patch now .this is old phone .100-% not like

  • Please make sure that both the versions are up to date. If those are already updated, then uninstall all the updates and delete the data from the apps and reinstall from the Play Store.

  • i have a problem can anyone solve i have been using sony xperia r1 dual for 1 month. Chrome and youtube doesnot open for mobile internet and they open for wifi. Dont know what is the problem? can any one help me

  • I did (though I'm not from India). Never touched a Sony phone again ever since. The experience with the Spiro was really abysmal. I lost my trust for both Sony and Ericsson after releasing such a phone! I also had the constant "Out of Memory" errors.

  • I haven't seen the Spiro in person. But one of the most famous phones was the K750i, due to the great build quality and the loud speakers. I did own one back then. The Walkman series was also quite popular.

  • Do you know any other Indians who actually used to own the Sony Ericsson Spiro? If so, what was their thoughts of the phone?

  • True. Even though I'm using the R1 plus currently, and love the experience, I haven't seen any Sony phones in my circle. Most people prefer Chinese alternatives. Do you own the R1 plus too?

  • But... I thought the Sony Ericsson Spiro permanently gave a bad impression of Sony's phones to Indians. So I'd be surprised to see an Indian using a Sony phone, especially if they used to own the Sony Ericsson Spiro back in the day.

  • Indian market is flooded with budget smartphones, with oppo, Vivo, honorary etc. Sony enjoys a good brand name here so they wanted to pitch in as well.

  • Have been using the R1(2 gb-16 gb) version for a month now. Purchased through Paytm and the effective price was approximately 8.4k inr. So, it was a deal for me. I have found the phone to be bang for the buck. Music quality is brilliant, still photography is good, video is average. Display and performance is good for its price but the battery is just about average. I am not a heavy gamer but I guess playing regular games won't be a problem. One can't expect everything in a phone which is the lowest priced model of a company. I have installed the following free apps and trust me they are good - Musicolet(maybe even better than Walkman - no ads), Quick pic(almost similar to Album - no ads) and Snapseed(as a photo editor). I am not too fond of those advertisings which try to sell a Smartphone by highlighting the camera. Camera should only be a component like display, design, sound etc. Coming to design, I like to see the appreciative looks of fellow users using 15-20k phones! 😀

  • Ok... Thank you for your's valuable response...

  • Sony Xperia R1 (1) Amezon will not give a reciept for this phone except a smoke of letters that can not be scanned in a computer (2) No slide show. You can see only one phpoto of your sweet memories. No Album of Sony so I deleted all my photos of my favourite (2) You can not enjoy the music of your choice continuously as the music player can not be plyed in the list continuously and therefore I delit all the songs (3) What you can enjoy? nothing . Now I am using only as a phone for phone call Other use? You can pay for Google. The will supply all paying for each and every thing.movies musics etc Why Sony you started Cheating Indians by releasing such a model Why Amezon you are not giving a legible bill for your customer? Why Google insist payment for day to day enjoiment of pictures, music and videos?

  • use adgaurd premium app which is available in akp4free,apk4fun,apkfullpaid etc sites which results no popup ads in our phone

  • R1 plus has not any special photo editor, you have to install an app as per your choice. For music player there is no native music player like previous Sony phone as R1 plus having stock android version and again you have to install suitable app to get desired sound effect. I am using Free Music and Pi Music app, they are giving deep bass experience especially a good bass effected headphone. You can try. Same for album you have to install from store. Display is not TFT. Good side : Good battery backup, fast charging, phone no heating at all.

  • Thank you for valuable response Abhishek Sir... Ok... Mobile looks unique & video clarity is good., build quality is good & speakers sound awesome & era phones sound huge bass & battery charges quickly. Camera quality is good & i will give it 4.8 out of 5...Thankyou

  • Thank you for value response Abhishek Sir... I’m not downloading any unwanted apps from playstore for instance editing photos., live wallpapers others apps etc etc., & even did not play games also & regular use age of browsing chrome., watsapp chatting & nothing else... Let me make it restore…

  • Yes u can play heavy games ............

  • Can this phone play heavy games (PUBG)? Thanks

  • The last option you have is to go to the Sony service center and flash the software again. I think there might be some serious issues with OS in your phone. They will do this free of cost. Hope this will fix your problem. Update me if you have any problem after this. Thanks

  • nice phone

  • No original music apps, no original sound like xa , no album, no files manager, short radio chenals storage also poor bettery back-up.

  • Xperia R1 is a poor quality China Sony phone, no original music app, no original sound, short radio station storage, poor quality bettery back-up!!! Totally wastage of money.

  • You factory reset your phone and do not download any other app even for playstore

  • Hi i have always been a Sony mobile user and fan. Reviewing this phone r1 plus after using it for 2 months now It's been a great experience the looks of the phone is awesome the build quality is great and the speakers have extravagan sound output huge bass, the battery charges quickly and runs for atleast 6hrs approx with heavy usage. Camera quality is good compared to the price tag it is offering. Multitasking has always been fun on Sony and on this phone even heavy games can be played easily without any lagging. Doesn't heat very much while running heavy games or watching movies Overall i will definitely give it 4.8 out of 5.

  • Hi. Expecting the Sony Series with Removable Batteries in Mid Range.

  • Hello Everyone, don't buy this phone ever. In this price range u will get super duper mobiles. 1. Battery overheat fast 2. Feels like we are using China mobile. I bought from flipkart and they didn't return my money..So I sold in local market for 8000 with the loss of 5000 within 2 weeks and bought new one Samsung j6 with same price don't buy if you want to loose your money.

  • Why is this phone exclusive to India?

  • Dear Abhishek Sir. Thank you for your valuable response. After Six months I will updated to Oreo version. As per your given information & I have tried it but still getting popup – adds & Even though I have tried with alternative applications “ABP., Adblock., Addguard Content blocker., Malwarebytes” & problem was not solved it.

  • Great sound...great mobile

  • Does it supports bokeh effect (blur background while capturing pics ? And sound in headphone( like xperia e4 clear bass feature ) .?(i asked for only in earphone) What about its TFT display ? (is it Good like xperia XA ips display , or not ) ? ... Does it have music and album applications (like xperia XA ) ? .. Plz reply for all questions in detail.

  • Can this phone play heavy games (pubg)

  • will this support volte

  • Audio quality is excellent. I compared the you tube output compared to my Sony xa & it scores excellent test for loud speaker. Sony has made this phone for Indians as we need loud sound

  • I'm using Sony Xperia E1 plus since 3months. I had lot of problems. The earphones I recieved were not working and the phone had problems like it's too much hangs. Even the dialer some time disappear. And after upgrading to Oreo phone totally got shut down. Then I have to reboot it after costing money in repaur shop. Please don't buy Sony. It's out of date for phones. But any other brand instead

  • May be you just installed a adware app. I recommend you to factory reset your phone and then setup it again. Or update your phone to oreo. Sony r1 already got the updates new android oreo without any bugs with latest security patches. Note for you - WHENEVER you install app from play store, always look for permissions for example - why simple torch app need your location /data/sms. This type of app called adware/spyware/Trojan. Simply knows as virus. Don't install app from unknown sources. Stick to play store. Always look for permissions of app in setting

  • Dear frdz... Past 20days onwards I’m using R1 plus with Android version Nougat 7.1.2... Here my query :- 1...Due to unwanted pop-ups (or) unwanted adds its irritating me alot & everyday my balance is deducting & i have activated "DND" also even though I’m getting all unwanted adds… 2…Using Google Chrome Browser & I have blocked it all unwanted options in browser… Please me help how to stop “unwanted adds” in Playstore., MX Player., Youtube.,Google Chrome etc etc…

  • Sony Xperia R1 plus Best phone in price. futures is better. and battery life is exllent.

  • What about audio quality in earphone..? Clear bass , X loud soound.?

  • I had the similar issue when it's updated to Oreo 8.0 it's completely gone now work fine

  • When it will go off ? I mean when we use after charging full ..what is the duration of the working Battery backup?

  • Full Charging time ?

  • Battery Standby? Battery talktime?

  • what about speaker sound is it low or good. i have a sony z3 and the music is not audible???

  • Yes.

  • Has this mobile OTG support?

  • Good phone but doesnt have any open service.Only replaceable if your phone doesnt have any scratches in it or else even a small scratch they will not replace even if its in warranty.I faced the problem bought a new r1 with a problem on display even in warranty they are not servicing it so please think and buy the phone

  • Setting > Storage > Phone. Is there not available storage Memory Card? I can see there available only phone storage. How can I manage storage of Camera during photo/video shoot.

  • I can see the photos in my phon clearly if only my mobile data is on ??

  • Is the prblm with android updatn is clear ? Is there any watsp hanging prblm aftr updatng to oreo ??

  • Is the prblm with software update is cleared ? After updatn to oreo is there any hangng prblm ?

  • i think your whatsapp r your whatsapp is suffering from virus so restart your are else uninstall whatsapp and install it again problem solved.

  • Yes, any language you want. It supports all regional language. It automatically turn English language into desired set language. I use it sometimes.

  • this phone sport punjabi language or not ... like in facebook .whatsapp etc

  • If you want pure stock Android then go with r1 plus or if you want Sony traditional phone go for xa1 plus. Depend upon budget.

  • No, you don't have to go to the Sony care for updating. You'll get notifications about updates. I got oreo update 2 weeks later after purchasing this phone. Because the server fetch your IMEI on their server to give you updates, and for this it'll takes some time. No there is no issue now in oreo update because Sony already fix this in April. I already updated my phone to oreo 8.0.0. And it's work like butter. New UI, New app section, and most of no battery draining. Status bar is also changed with new look. Definitely you'll love it.

  • Just open camera. After opening there is a option on the left side. Just select any mode you want, there are so many modes are available like scenery mode, sports mode, candles modes, and much more.

  • Yes. Already built in. After oreo update, Google assistant works like charm. You can access any where in your phone.. I already updated my phone. And it's stable. No lag, no crashing, no heating issue with latest security patches.

  • Is there availabe Google Assistance?

  • How to take portrait mode images

  • Sony xa1 plus best mobile

  • Thanks for your valuable response...No i will not update Android 8.0 – Oreo...

  • Give me some information, 1. Do need Sony Care to go to update oreo or not ? 2.Is Whatsapp Crashed in this phone? And what in the version is this problem Oreo or nougat?

  • Dear frd...! I'm always use Sony mobiles only... but I'm in confused to purchase R1 plus (or) Xa1 plus in both these mobile which one is better...

  • Portrait mode is available and it records video at 1080p from both camera .

  • What are camera modes available in R1 plus. Is bokeh mode available in it? At what pixels recording is done in front(selfie) camera? Any other problem with the handset?

  • I am planning to buy R1 plus. How is the phone? I am already a Sony user. This will be my second Sony headset. How is the phone functioning? Is whatsapp & other apps chasing after updating to oreo. Tell me all things about phone in detail since you are using it. Any specific problems with handset?

  • I had purchased this Sony R1 plus about 15 days back and I would say that this phone is awesome with the feel of near stock android, fast charging USB charger, good design, good display, good camera and excellent audio system with good sound quality. Only minus point is that it lacks fingerprint and face unlock sensors which should have been provided in this price. Otherwise overall I am satisfied using this Sony phone.

  • What about batter back up?

  • WhatsApp getting hanged

  • Sony R1 plus is ultimately super mobile, I am fully satisfied with this Sony Xperia R1 plus mobile, touch screen, battery pack up, Ram, camera quality, luck and ect future are all is OK,

  • this time update of oreo in r1 and r1 plus the problem of whatspp is resolved now i used my phone very well and it has good performance.

  • guys dont compare Sony with chinese bullshits. Oppo,vivo, xaomi are all bogus with lot of phone bursting issues. have u ever heard sony or iphone to explode . Chinese technology last for year or two after that no signs. Sony has tradition and whatever configuration they gives they mean it but chinese craps dont know weather they are giving right configuration or not. And using those brands is like carrying bombs in hand you never know what will happen Especially about SAR which these phone dont even know.

  • waste of money. bcoz not worth this mobile

  • Bot update it phone

  • how is its battery?

  • I am using it from 4 days. Don't compare with any Chinese cells. You will get what you will paid for. Everything is balanced in this new model. I didn't faced any Lags or battery draining. USB type C charging is incredibly so fast . At the end of the day , some juice still left. There are so many junks phone in the market right now . Especially Xiaomi or oppo or vivo . If you care about security and privacy , and stock Android , monthly updates . Definitely go for the Sony . Don't chant about RAM , Processors or whatever. When you'll use it then you'll realised what Sony is. I know , fingerprint sensor should be given in plus model but at least they provide in built encryption on external SD card ,so if you ever lost your Sony phone, no one , I say no one will use or see you data on the SD card. Or if you don't care about privacy or security then go for Chinese rants. This is my first Sony phone . Before this I used oppo , Micromax, Microsoft. Microsoft was premium, sturdy classy but now, Microsoft end the phone line-up. Hoping for surface phone from Redmond tech giant.

  • This phone whatsapp not working Help me plz

  • Same problem please help me

  • After updating to Android oreo the whatsapp is automatically crash.

  • Sony R1 pluse so many applications not working If you installed close app or send feedback repeating

  • Whatapp is not working properly for me suggest me options

  • if i download any photo and video on whattapps application automatically closed

  • Same problem with me, after software update whatsapp is not working at all.

  • When 8.0 updated to whatsup prblm Plz help me

  • Watsup, Uber, game,s hanging problem

  • Not only for what's app....few apps not working properly....

  • Same here WhatsApp crashing if I download and send images nd even if I watch's crashing... This shit phone doesn't even have its firmware available online for me to revert back to nougat..even contacted customer support they can't provide firmware...any fix for WhatsApp crash

  • Same here, after updated to oreo

  • Even am facing the same problem

  • Me too

  • Has anybody new update (OREA) ? Since, whatsapp getting restarted again and again automatically + caller name not showing even though it's saved in contacts. I'm facing these issues immediately after the update

  • It's a nice to have this phone

  • Quality makes difference

  • Was quite dicey about to buy this 1 as it has TFT display but trust me, it is still awesome the display quality is amazing and can give any brand tough fight for color saturation. Yes, Album and Music player app is missing but Music player app can be downloaded from XDA with Apk file. It's been a week. Completely satisfied. Camera is not quite but worth of 13k

  • Is Sony xperia R1 plus dual, upgraded new os.

  • Biggest drawbacks are no sony photos and music app support. Pressing the power button 3 times directly calls the emergency number had got a warning from police for dialling emergency no no of times. And all the times it got dialled while phone was in pocket sony doesnt have any solution to this. The emergency no is dialled even if the screen is locked. No option of transfer data to sd card in the storage menu so u gotta fo it all individually via file manager. Call management options not available.

  • good

  • Using it for the past couple of days and am really satisfied with this phone...... the only issue for me is the absence of a USB interface......

  • Take xa1 it's better than best

  • Is there any additional speaker provided except call hearing speaker for music playing

  • i am using Sony xperia R1 phone from 1and half month. most thing i want to tell that ur 2 gb Ram is not actually available for u.more than 800 mb used by android os 7.1 so after installing 5 app today it hanged..i have no option except waiting because battry is nonremovable...with camera quality i satisfied....but hanging problem is really disappointing me .....i should purchase R1 plus which is coming with 3 gb RAM

  • Is it true that sony oldest apps like photo file and all are not given in R1plus and XA1?

  • How is it's camera quality

  • Atleast they must have given compass sensor

  • Arun, can u clear ur comment? Especially, ur indication about china brands, name please? Is sony a Chinese junk? Xa1 and r1 plus, which is better/

  • How about camera quality

  • Fact Never compare between tiger and cat

  • Yes. Sony is best in terms of update.

  • Try Xiaomi XA1 instead. Better specification in same price.

  • Lol what do you expect from China phones? Compared to Sony! I have XA1 and its miles better than any China junk brands.

  • Yes it is upgradable to Oreo in few months. Confirmation by Sony.

  • i am planning to purchase this phone. and my two requirement fast internet speed never hang, and good picture quality as compare to chines phone... please advice me guys who is already using this one

  • Is this phone Oreo upgradeable??¿

  • How is battery performance?

  • recently i buy sony xperia r 1 plus ... some apps are not worked may my mobile is duplicate or not i dont know...i complaint with mobile distributor but they not give proper response to me...i am heavily disturbed by seeing my mobile envery day...pls confirm me to whom i am asking doubt

  • Silver color when available

  • No

  • is it water resistance

  • Yes u can buy if u want phone from a brand.. Performance wise r1 plus is great

  • can i buy r1plus ?

  • Sony is copy Moto louncher. Every thing is change. I hate it , I can't install Sony app like album ,music , Xperia connectivity. Hop update soon

  • I think that sony run as well nokia , high quality mob with no development or new ideas i feel bad about sony mobil future.

  • Sony, its a humble request to you from one of your die hard fans. Please make phones with a removable battery. I was very much disappointed when you launched the R series in both Non-removable battery as I was planning to buy one in 2017. Hope, you'll launch one in 10k-15k range with removable battery in 2018...,?!

  • What happen to Sony app album, Sony musics, stamina mode and the icon is also too large. We want the old launchers. Please update, when update we want to see Sony musics, album etc...

  • whats that man,,,can i know?

  • Yes

  • Same issue man... disappointed

  • Lavda sony is the best

  • How about camera quality?? Specialy selifies??

  • Worst ever Sony product. Poor display quality. Angle view and sunlight visibility. Below average camera performance. Simple shakes blurs image quality, even in best auto modes. No gesture click for selfies. Lagging is a usual in simple use and scroll. Poor customization facility due to basic(lowest) android ONE platform. No theme feature. Inability to install all usual Sony apps even from play store. Like Album, Walkman, Music, Xperia Keyboard, file manager etc. (can you believe?) Battery and sound quality are only things gives satisfaction.

  • No option to set your favorite song as ringtone

  • I really like Sony's designs. Something really crisp and sharp about them.

  • Design like a Brick

  • no

  • And enjoy grainy pictures.

  • Anyone facing network issue in this phone?

  • Man your Sony cost twice as much as chinese flagship which have same specs same SD834 same Adreno 540 and some of these flagships have 8GB ram instead of Sony. Rest is crap clumsy people are willing to pay despite its useless.

  • Check xperia xz premium, best in all, till now, 4k display, hi-res audio, slo motion 960fps world's slowest and sd 835 processor with sony optimization which is now ultra fast with oreo 8.0, sony is the best.

  • Paras . Can you please tell me Shutter sound off the camera gets off when the shutter sound is disabled ? i got it even when my mobile is in Silent i cant able to disable the shutter sound of camera

  • Based on my experience i always recommend Sony smartphones because of the superb quality, but in this case the G5 has way better features and higher specifications in everything, so if both has almost same price then get the G5 no brainer.

  • buy moto g5 plus straight away. much better. have a great one

  • I think same. Thanx for advice.

  • What do you mean? An exploding one?

  • For such 820 Soc and such features are premium features, which comes at premium price, if you such features be ready to pay around 35k to 45k I have used sony xperia zr it has 320ppi and 72display with Bravia engine2 which brings the videos and pics to life Have 282ppi is suffucient for 5.2 inch display Having more ppi more does not matter, display engine needs render the video and images more accurately

  • I have used sony xperia zr, the sound awesome, good tighter Bass and Boomy Bass, use sony inearphones, Boat, or skull candy eaphones Currently i am using Boat its more louder and more Bass than sony earphones

  • Again same with design phone.when Sony will make compact phone like LG Samsung.

  • If this was any other same-year Sony phone then the question makes sense.

  • Is this phone otg supported?

  • Long time ago a Sony was great company now they selling still decent devices and i dont mean only mobile phones but for a price not everybody can afford and thats why chinese xiaomi meizu lenovo moto etc preforms much better. Farewell Sony.

  • Whoa, is this true? If it is, pretty lame feature in 2017!

  • G5 plus much better.

  • Which is a lot better than sell almost nothing for an incredibly high price. Rather make profit by selling a lot of pieces than selling just few pieces but for much more money.

  • Is phone switch internet data without power on/off? As all other Sony mobile restart whenever switching data.

  • How's the battery buddy ?

  • What about the display quality and gaming performance?? And can u tell me how was the market response?

  • agreed but gotta consider that Xiaomi makes next to nothing selling their dirty cheap phones, they make money via incredibly high sale numbers

  • Nice mid Ranger for you low ballers!

  • As expected from Sony too expensive phone with weak stats. 200 eur for a phone with 2gm ram and 16 gm disk space like WTF. Xiaomi 4A have same 2gb ram same 13 pix back camera nice 32gb dick space for 120 eur. Almost any phone for 200 eur is better. Shame for sony. Good only for clumsy people which never had anything else than sony.

  • Just bought today.. Pure Android experience, both Cameras r good.. Can't say about battery life because i haven't used much.. Beautiful design and touch response is very good.. Over all satisfied with new product..

  • It's an Xperia. Where are the Reviews, GSMArena?

  • Finally an unfiltered comment about their phones without blind fanboy-ism. About damn time. :) "Nothing extraordinary" sums it up nicely - my thoughts after trying their flagships in stores. Same happened with XP the last time I tried it.

  • Please someone post the battery performance of this phone

  • Very good phone I am using it last 5days

  • Touch response of sony phones is just on par with other phones. It hangs and heats up like other phones. Nothing extrordinary. I have sony flagship but it does hung and heats up(not much but it does).

  • Hey guys,(to those cool guys who have bagged the mob)...... I could nt see any opinion about the battery it works with 2600maH?

  • Your right about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x, I use one and it's amazing. I'm planning on switching to Sony if they make 2018 mid-range with water resistance and good SoC.

  • I say: If you want fast updates: Go for Xiaomi Mi A1/Nokia 6/Sony Xperia R1 (this) If you want great performance on all aspects (all-rounder) for a low price: Moto G5 Plus/Xiaomi Mi A1 If you want only performance (no care about camera): Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 If you want a phone with decent performance but amazing battery: Lenovo P2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (If you don't care about the camera)

  • Exactly. People think other brands are giving better features in this price range but they forget many other things. The touch response of Sony phones is simply awesome. And it never hangs or heats up. I have used Sony Xperia ZR for many years and before that Sony Xperia X8. None of the phones had any problems! I can blindly buy this phone Sony Xperia R1 from Amazon India without caring about the specifications. Sony phones never hang even with 2 GB of RAM and can handle everything!

  • soc 435 !!

  • correct answer is neither. stay away from both.

  • phone is overprice, someone hardly buy these phone :( for brand name only, otherwise not value for money...

  • Bye Troll..never come again

  • Moto g5 plus or sony xperia r1 plus. I want to purchase please tell me which one is better?? Please give your opinion.

  • bye bye sony mobile

  • How is the Audio Quality of this phone, for hearing music via headphone ? SONY phones are best for Multimedia, There are some Chinese and Korean phone without a proper Music App. My Sony E1 is better than 13k Chinese mobile for audio quality

  • Welcome , waiting for my salary

  • Will it be sold in Malaysia?

  • I also want it to do all the house chores, cook delicious food for me, drive me to my workplace and back and take me to the moon, while keeping the price same.

  • Hello Dear Sony, Please try to release a phone with latest features at an affordable/competitive price and see the magic. You would reach near or surpass Samsung and other brands. Many people want to buy Sony mobiles but cannot do so on account of old specs and high price. So, please pay attention to this advice and see the results for yourself. Best luck!

  • Frankly under Rs 15k, it's not a bad choice.

  • Don't look at numbers only. This is Sony dude. Use once love forever. Even my Z3 works fine.

  • hey friend.....this is sony........ this is brand mobile...not china korean sure standard people like this and buy

  • Sony, BlackBerry and Nokia are the brands which I trust and support and will continue to support.

  • its resolution is very poor (282 ppi) even though it has android 7 the other features are outdated we are expecting smart phone from sony as 4gb ram snapdragon 820 and 64gb internal 4000mah battery, 16 mp camera 8 mp front facing resolution - 480 ppi and fast charging at the price of 15999

  • 4 year old crap? you have no idea what are you talking about are you? iphone 5s's chipset is flagship level and you compared it with this SD 430?

  • Just 2620mah battery. Lake of sensors. Just sd430 processor. And 14k INA. NO one will buy this crap.

  • Its the best i know the phone is little overpriCED... ..but people are still buying iphone 5s a 4yr old crap

  • I think there is no much spec difference between xperia xa vs R1... Sony sucks.. Just a name change.. No one will buy this product as many has spec awareness nowadays... Sony have to change a lot to compete with leading mobile manufacturers or they'll crash their own market...

  • yes bro you are right..specs are programming and chinese brand's specs are just a fake programming not just in reality

  • Definitely I will not buy this mobile

  • Really? Wtf is this? Sony, please stop trying to milk a dead cow and release something different for a change. Their mobile brand is can be seen by the latest sales figures.

  • sorry but this is not mid range

  • It's because the brand is reliable and as for me I don't have any trust issues with Sony.

  • never been a fan of sony phones,, unless it is a television

  • What is wrong with just why will people buy this phone just for the sony brand no that's not gonna happen

  • Ok so wt about d Nokia its from finland its has all d sensers nt like this shitty sony which dont even have gyro so jus forget about d finger scaner ok and wt about lg which has all scaners wd a 1clevel up processer ad wd a latest infinity disply

  • Ok so lets compare with global phones like lg moto both have one level up processer as compare to this shit as well as including all the sensers even the. Fkig noka also gave all d sensers and ya one more thing thir camera never hit up like sonys shity camera

  • Indeed, i was really shocked when i watched this video lol.

  • I can. Having lenovo phone which is also china for 2 years and its a best phone i ever had. Andi had like 10-15 brands in my hands from beggining of having my first nokia back in 90s. Sony is just expensive quality is a secondary product not made for every Sony just for the rare and lucky ones :-)

  • But i can because xiaomi and sony is Equal. For same price you can have 2 xiaomi phones with same specs as one sony. And to be honest 2 xiaomi phones one after the other will last more than one sony.

  • No idea abou da priz but fone luks so cheap wid vorst feachures, Sony shud gro up

  • u cannot compare spec, of chinese brand with sony brand and quality may be.... please indian fellow...

  • u cannot compare spec, of chinese brand with sony brand and quality may be.... please indian fellow...

  • Finally.. Only strong.

  • Some other companies gives more additional features in the same price.

  • what the hell are they doing

  • Sony is like the Titanic......Sinking very slowly.........We can almoust hear the violines........ How I miss Sony Ericsson......They should have never ended the joint venture.....

  • No NFC, no fingerprint scanner, no dual sim, not water resistant, weak battery, quite pricey. You're doing it wrong, $ony.

  • But they cant phone will cost 100 more and nobody would buy that :-)

  • sony is not up to the mark, including specification & camera quality.

  • Disagree. This will ends like Sony Erricsson did. Once a great brand but their greed ruined company. Sony is same. For 185 eur phone have nothing to offer. 2620 mAh battery in 5,2 inch screen are you kidding me? After 3 months phone needs to be charged twice a day. 2 gb ram and 16 gb disk space for 185? WTF Xiaomi 4x for example cost 160 eur and have 4010 mAh 3gb ram and 32 gb disk space.

  • LOL! Companies are using Snapdragon 435 & 450 right now. Sony still stuck with SD410 & 430. Yeah... Stealing money = Stoney

  • Try to understand the Diff between Bezel less display and Full Vision Display.

  • Yes of course. This has thin bezels than the phones you think of.

  • Have you ever heard 'bezel-less' phones?

  • so do you want pink in a flower shape ? can you be more specific on your desires ?

  • I think it's a gorgeous phone & I still have a thing for Sony. But after so many disappointments from xperia z, z2, z3 to z5. I switched to Samsung. Currently I am searching for a new phone & somehow many people seem satisfied with Huawei phones, especially their midrange smart phones.

  • Only Sony user can understand it. Haters gonna hate and buy laggy Samsung.

  • Just change the processor with sd625, sd450 or p20 in the xperia x, drop the resolution to 720, and make the battery 2900mah. There u a go a good xperia.

  • No way. Samsung mid range and flagship is far superior than Sony ever will.

  • Sony is always a good choice

  • Just because everything's smaller inside those saint bezels... Over nOow

  • I don't know why sony' midrange or low end phones have smaller bezels than its flagships.

  • No chance!

  • I think if Sony can using new sd450 is better than this old soc.

  • I prefer anything 4.7 - 5" over this. With Snapdragon 625 and up.

  • sony cameras are good at night if you turn of its flash.

  • Sony have better cameras 100% sure..Also 430 on 720p and sony's UI ensures better performance!

  • Yes. Atleast let sony fight with the mid-rangers of samsumg mobiles like J5 -6, j7-6, j7 pro etc.

  • I prefer lg q6 over this

  • Does it has gorilla glass

  • moto don't have good look,that's why i prefer Sony

  • Sony also crappy like nokia. Its more than 3 years. Same design same screen same looks.. nothing change from xperia Z... lets see sony also gonna die like nokia...

  • Sony is no. One in beauty of camera and music. But price always costly for consumers. pay always for true technology smartphones.

  • fingerprint & nfc missing, display ppi is

  • Do u even realize this is a low-end smartphone?

  • I think price ia reasonable considering its a sony phone. You pay for quality and reliability IMHO

  • some features missing price this phone 2GB ram - 2000 3GB ram - 3800 boz its low mah battery 2620

  • try moto g5 plus at this price point it will better for sony defenetly

  • Finger print Scanner is missing

  • Well my point is same and its fit my budget too. I prefer Sony cause I've had a bad time with so called good specs other brand. I try gionnee,asus,xiomi and they all didn't last 2 year while my low end so called expensive Sony w8,e4g are still same as the day I bought battery seem to be as an indian I really appreciate Sony for bringing budget phone like this.

  • Sony Worng move again -No fingerprints scanner -less battery 2630mah battery Ok by the way bring the 32GB 3GB RAM model at Rs 9k not more than that

  • Too expensive for a low end phone.

  • Gsmarena mention 200 euro at your price list. R1 plus's retailer price is INR 15000 which translates 200 euro!

  • When it doesn't has dual facing speakers why screen tbr is lass than %70!? However, in my opinion screen tbr could be at least %74~%79

  • Yes. This is spot on. My Samsung galaxy j7 pro is much better quality than cheap Chinese phones. It's not the best budget phone for the price but quality, and Samsung reliable after sales support is what matters.

  • Agreed!

  • With FULL-ON respect! 6 by hmd is way of far better than this latest sd430 clone...

  • Ha ha means ask rolls Royce , Bentley, release vahicals...(ha ha ha) in low compete with Chinese rikshaw

  • Nice Budget Phone. SD 625 or SD 450 would be nice.

  • Its ok specification, Finger print sensor missing. If Sony add finger print sensor means, its may be good phone

  • Straight competition with LG Q6, Nokia 6 and year old Samsung j7 prime.

  • They might as well start robbing people because this phones specs suck.

  • People fail to realize that: - Not everyone's looking for the best bang for buck, some people actually want a good, speedy, reliable phone from a reliable brand - Sony's multimedia apps are literally second to none - Your favourite chinese brand cannot compete with the likes of Sony, Samsung, LG, and Nokia, so please stop - Sony always offers a balanced package in their lower/mid-end, even if it doesn't look like it.

  • The good thing is that it comes with USB type c and ufs storage speed.

  • Get the Nokia 5... no Sony bloat.. IPS over TFT... Thank me later...

  • This is the reason, Sony is losing money. Don't be greedy Sony, With this spec, they cannot compete with Chinese phones. Margin might be less, but first they should focus on market share by releasing solid spec phones at reasonable price.

  • Great phone

  • Good to hear that it is made in india...Love you SONY..

  • Will it be available to india?