Sony launched two new handsets in the Indian markets, the Sony Xperia R1 and the Sony Xperia R1 Plus. These smartphones are powered by qualcomm snapdragon octa core processor and R1 is priced at Rs. 12,990 and R1 Plus at Rs. 14,990.

Both the handset come with the same features in fact the company should have used just one name i.e. R1, cause the only difference between R1 and R1 Plus is the RAM / ROM.  Sony Xperia R1 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM and Sony Xperia R1 Plus comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.

R1 and R1 Plus are dual SIM handset running Android Nougat and will get Android Oreo. Screen on both the handsets is of size 5.2 inches, 2.5D curved glass and supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.

These smartphones are powered by snapdragon 430 octa core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. Weight is 154 grams, and thickness is 8.89mm. On the back the primary camera can shoot in 13MP resolution, comes with LED flash support and on the front there is a 8MP camera with predictive hybrid Auto focus.

Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus launched in India

Other features are 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type C port and Wi-Fi. A 2620 mAh battery powers these smartphones.

Sony Xperia R1 price in India is Rs. 12,990 and the Sony Xperia R1 Plus comes for Rs. 14,990. These new smartphones will hit the stores from 10th November.

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  1. funny, really funny lol……no gorilla screen, lol
    1. better choices, nokia3 would do better if not nokia 5
    2. LGQ series
    3. Samsung J5/7 series, way better
    4. sony just get teampup with Ericsson, you nee ’em
    5. even you TVs have lost its charms
    6. guess you will be soon like chinese junks lol
    7. @sony your ego is too much and you think you unique, sorry you unique against class or trends
    8. gosh more points but why should ?….. sony get a life

    DONT CHEAT INDIANS and INDIA

    1. Sony is the best Brand all over the World Bro..
      Without experiencing the Sony devices we cannot able to found any differences with other Brands..Sony is SONY..No one can beat its features..Be updated with Sony..

  2. funny, really funny lol……no gorilla screen, lol
    1. better choices, nokia3 would do better if not nokia 5
    2. LGQ series
    3. Samsung J5/7 series, way better
    4. sony just get teampup with Ericsson, you nee ’em
    5. even you TVs have lost its charms
    6. guess you will be soon like chinese junks lol
    7. @sony your ego is too much and you think you unique, sorry you unique against class or trends
    8. gosh more points but why should ?….. sony get a life

    DONT CHEAT INDIANS and INDIA

    1. Sony is the best Brand all over the World Bro..
      Without experiencing the Sony devices we cannot able to found any differences with other Brands..Sony is SONY..No one can beat its features..Be updated with Sony..

  3. No Finger Print
    No FHD
    Screen size less than 5.5inch
    Lower Battery mAH
    And above all cons price is too high.

    Person who having brand fobia only they will buy this.

  4. No Finger Print
    No FHD
    Screen size less than 5.5inch
    Lower Battery mAH
    And above all cons price is too high.

    Person who having brand fobia only they will buy this.

  5. Sony phones are very good. This phone would have become superhit if it had a fingerprint scanner. BTW this phone will sell very well in offline market as many people go for brands.

  6. gogi plz review one of them n let see how it perform in reality…..m looking forward to it

  7. Considering these below avg specs and brand value n quality of products from Sony… These should have been priced at 9999rs and 11999rs to get some market share…. Even though these models have only hd screen on a 5 inch mobile still they are almost equal to some fhd screens of Chinese companies…. I was using Sony Ion long back

  8. Sony phones are very good. This phone would have become superhit if it had a fingerprint scanner. BTW this phone will sell very well in offline market as many people go for brands.

  9. Don’t compare sony battery with any other brands which has higher values in paper only but in real sony’s 2620 battery comes at least 2 days minimum since iam using sony xperia z ultra from past 4 years still its battery comes 20 to 30 hours for moderate usage.

    1. ROFL

      Still you are living in stone age before 4 years ? Android has changed very much in these 4 years. U won’t get 3hrs on screen time or 20 hrs usage time with 2600 mah battery with 5.2 inch screen and 4g. U need atleast 4000mah for 30 hrs usage.

  10. gogi plz review one of them n let see how it perform in reality…..m looking forward to it

  11. Considering these below avg specs and brand value n quality of products from Sony… These should have been priced at 9999rs and 11999rs to get some market share…. Even though these models have only hd screen on a 5 inch mobile still they are almost equal to some fhd screens of Chinese companies…. I was using Sony Ion long back

  12. Good to see Sony pricing thier mobile around Budget segment..

    People may think that chinese brands do provide better specs for that price..
    But Sony has done good with this move..
    This will surely find sony fans & those who consider Brand Value & it will sell good in offline stores.

    1. Yes bro. Im waiting for budget mobiles from sony, they hav launched xa, xa1 but they r using mediatek chipsets,. Now they turned to snapdragon, previously i hav used sony, build quality and that premium feel in hand wont miss, definitely a good buy if it comes down to 10k and 12k

      1. That’s why people are buying such kind of phones. Like Nokia2.

        Because there are person like you who will buy their phones. That can be poorer in spec. But your so called brand value is there.

  13. Many people are talking about the brand but it has some major drawbacks.
    1) It’s having only HD display(only 282ppi), at rs15,000 price point almost all the mobiles have FHD display, even some mobiles have AMOLED display.
    2) There’s no FP Sensor, it’s absolutely ridiculous thing.
    3) At this price point still they are providing SD 430 processor, it’s a mediocre chip set. Atleast they could have provided SD625 chipset. Many phones in this segment have that chip set.
    4)It has only 3 sensors & gyroscope is missing. So you can’t use any VR Headset with this mobile. Like Motorola they even skimped compass sensor..!!
    5) Battery is not a major drawback but it’s not sufficient for a full working day.

    So there are better options available at this(rs 15000) price point.

  14. Don’t compare sony battery with any other brands which has higher values in paper only but in real sony’s 2620 battery comes at least 2 days minimum since iam using sony xperia z ultra from past 4 years still its battery comes 20 to 30 hours for moderate usage.

    1. ROFL

      Still you are living in stone age before 4 years ? Android has changed very much in these 4 years. U won’t get 3hrs on screen time or 20 hrs usage time with 2600 mah battery with 5.2 inch screen and 4g. U need atleast 4000mah for 30 hrs usage.

  15. Good to see Sony pricing thier mobile around Budget segment..

    People may think that chinese brands do provide better specs for that price..
    But Sony has done good with this move..
    This will surely find sony fans & those who consider Brand Value & it will sell good in offline stores.

    1. Yes bro. Im waiting for budget mobiles from sony, they hav launched xa, xa1 but they r using mediatek chipsets,. Now they turned to snapdragon, previously i hav used sony, build quality and that premium feel in hand wont miss, definitely a good buy if it comes down to 10k and 12k

      1. That’s why people are buying such kind of phones. Like Nokia2.

        Because there are person like you who will buy their phones. That can be poorer in spec. But your so called brand value is there.

    1. It’s not crap bro. It’s Sony. Don’t compare on paper specifications wth Chinese crap.
      Real life performance matter and Sony is no doubt far better than Chinese crap.
      How can you say battery is low. Sony 2600 mah battery is far better than Chinese 4000 mah.

      1. Sony always better than chinese craps. Cheap guys wont understand that, they always look at specs sheet but quality of sony is excellent

      2. Bhai aapne Chinese crap k badle ekbar Xiaomi ka naam le liya hota to abtak 10 log aapse lad jate… Jo ki sahi bhi hai. Aap to aese bol rahe ho jese humne Sony dekha bhi nahi hoga. Jhandu Sony… Lallu Sony… Pappu Sony… Ullu Sony… Yesb sunne ko mil sakta hai agar Xiaomi se compare kiya to. Kyuki MiUi se achha hasoftware to Sony ka hai nahi sabhi jante hain. Ab tm wapas comment mat kar lena yaha warna Xiaomi fans ye bolenge ki R1 Redmi 3s se bhi kafi pichhe hai jisko Xiaomi ne bechna bhi band kar diya hai. Same specs and half the price of R1.

          1. O re lallu lal Sony is the worst brand ever. They will shut down manufacturing everything one by one. I bet u Xiaomi redmi 4( 3/32) is much much better than these two craps. Even the resale value. I had sold redmi 4 at 8999, the same price after using 3 months. Can u do the same with these pieces of shiiiits? Lol… Can’t do more beizzati….

      3. amit goel u r a crap even iPhone battery come from Chinese manufacturers, u have no idea about finger print scanner, gyroscope sensor, which is a basic feature of my redmi 4 @7000 and sony can’t give it @15k. Foxcon makes iPhone and xiaomi phones also

      4. If someone is really looking for brand then nokia 6 is much much better than this crap.. and also has a much better brand value than a sony..

      5. I have all three major brands phone in my family (sony,samsung & xiaomi) and i personally recommended xiaomi to alot of my relatives, but xiaomi plays a game and 3 of 6 devices of xiaomi we bought are dead now, i still have redmi note 3g (dead) with me that i bought on its first flash sale in 2014 when xiaomi entered Indian smartphone market. 2 month back i bought a redmi 4(32GB) for my father. No doubt xiaomi provides a higher specification H/W, but their software optimisation is really bad, after 2 or 3 updates your phone will become piece of crap. After updating My father redmi 4. It started hanging alot every time i put it on charge it hangs. Then i reset it. It is fine now. But again one day it hangs while on urgent call (its annoying). Now i advertise it on olx for sale. I don’t want to visit a service center where you need to stand in a queue for a piece of crap. Also it is 45km away from my city. I don’t have time for that. Now i decided not to buy any of xiaomi phone as they are nothing but wastage of time. I need to admit that samsung and sony is providing much better software optimisation. Their smartphone never hangs and can handle a lot of peak load. Now i buy a samsung galaxy j7 16 (now we have two j7 16) that is much better than any of xiaomi phone in its segment. J7 16 was launched by samsung in may 2016 but still its a best phone with SAmoled display. Despite having lower internal storage and ram. It gives best user experience and camera is also much better. Also i have xperia e3 and software of xperia runs smoothly. I would say that any of xiaomi device do not have life more than 2 years. I don’t know how mi a1 will perform in a longer period of time because software is provided by google. It can be an exception in xiaomi smartphone range. I would say xiaomi is performing Badly in software department. Anyone can search on youtube and internet about hanging issues in xiaomi phones. Also i want to say about sensors in smartphones we don’t always use them and if we don’t have any sensor in smartphone it not matters a lot in daily usage.

        1. My Asus Zenfone 5 and Samsung On8 are still doing great with excellent quality and software optimization. Even my old LG Optimus L7 was great. Whereas my new Lenovo K8 plus is hanging even on watching YouTube and taking videos even after resets and updates. That’s why brands charge a premium.

  16. Sony Made these two phones for India market, they simply screwed up, without any local feedback. Two prime reasons for surest fail in Indian. market for these phones are (1) Sub Size battery , because now even 5inch phones are liked in India with 4000 mAh batteries. (2) Over priced by 40%, as is Sony Norm. Only rare Sony lovers will buy.

  17. 2620 mah battery ?
    Joke ?
    5.2 inch screen can’t run long on the 2620 mah battery.
    It should at least 3000 mah.
    Its only drawback.

  18. suitable for Sony fan boys only….
    plentiful are available in this price range
    with good camera and premium build quality.

    1. No, better than oppo , vivo looting good price/ brand value for offline customer’s. Not everyone buying online.

  19. Many people are talking about the brand but it has some major drawbacks.
    1) It’s having only HD display(only 282ppi), at rs15,000 price point almost all the mobiles have FHD display, even some mobiles have AMOLED display.
    2) There’s no FP Sensor, it’s absolutely ridiculous thing.
    3) At this price point still they are providing SD 430 processor, it’s a mediocre chip set. Atleast they could have provided SD625 chipset. Many phones in this segment have that chip set.
    4)It has only 3 sensors & gyroscope is missing. So you can’t use any VR Headset with this mobile. Like Motorola they even skimped compass sensor..!!
    5) Battery is not a major drawback but it’s not sufficient for a full working day.

    So there are better options available at this(rs 15000) price point.

    1. It’s not crap bro. It’s Sony. Don’t compare on paper specifications wth Chinese crap.
      Real life performance matter and Sony is no doubt far better than Chinese crap.
      How can you say battery is low. Sony 2600 mah battery is far better than Chinese 4000 mah.

      1. Sony always better than chinese craps. Cheap guys wont understand that, they always look at specs sheet but quality of sony is excellent

      2. Bhai aapne Chinese crap k badle ekbar Xiaomi ka naam le liya hota to abtak 10 log aapse lad jate… Jo ki sahi bhi hai. Aap to aese bol rahe ho jese humne Sony dekha bhi nahi hoga. Jhandu Sony… Lallu Sony… Pappu Sony… Ullu Sony… Yesb sunne ko mil sakta hai agar Xiaomi se compare kiya to. Kyuki MiUi se achha hasoftware to Sony ka hai nahi sabhi jante hain. Ab tm wapas comment mat kar lena yaha warna Xiaomi fans ye bolenge ki R1 Redmi 3s se bhi kafi pichhe hai jisko Xiaomi ne bechna bhi band kar diya hai. Same specs and half the price of R1.

          1. Not Poor.. But more efficient in managing expenditures.. Rich Guy Trolled.. LOL

          2. O re lallu lal Sony is the worst brand ever. They will shut down manufacturing everything one by one. I bet u Xiaomi redmi 4( 3/32) is much much better than these two craps. Even the resale value. I had sold redmi 4 at 8999, the same price after using 3 months. Can u do the same with these pieces of shiiiits? Lol… Can’t do more beizzati….

      3. amit goel u r a crap even iPhone battery come from Chinese manufacturers, u have no idea about finger print scanner, gyroscope sensor, which is a basic feature of my redmi 4 @7000 and sony can’t give it @15k. Foxcon makes iPhone and xiaomi phones also

      4. If someone is really looking for brand then nokia 6 is much much better than this crap.. and also has a much better brand value than a sony..

      5. I have all three major brands phone in my family (sony,samsung & xiaomi) and i personally recommended xiaomi to alot of my relatives, but xiaomi plays a game and 3 of 6 devices of xiaomi we bought are dead now, i still have redmi note 3g (dead) with me that i bought on its first flash sale in 2014 when xiaomi entered Indian smartphone market. 2 month back i bought a redmi 4(32GB) for my father. No doubt xiaomi provides a higher specification H/W, but their software optimisation is really bad, after 2 or 3 updates your phone will become piece of crap. After updating My father redmi 4. It started hanging alot every time i put it on charge it hangs. Then i reset it. It is fine now. But again one day it hangs while on urgent call (its annoying). Now i advertise it on olx for sale. I don’t want to visit a service center where you need to stand in a queue for a piece of crap. Also it is 45km away from my city. I don’t have time for that. Now i decided not to buy any of xiaomi phone as they are nothing but wastage of time. I need to admit that samsung and sony is providing much better software optimisation. Their smartphone never hangs and can handle a lot of peak load. Now i buy a samsung galaxy j7 16 (now we have two j7 16) that is much better than any of xiaomi phone in its segment. J7 16 was launched by samsung in may 2016 but still its a best phone with SAmoled display. Despite having lower internal storage and ram. It gives best user experience and camera is also much better. Also i have xperia e3 and software of xperia runs smoothly. I would say that any of xiaomi device do not have life more than 2 years. I don’t know how mi a1 will perform in a longer period of time because software is provided by google. It can be an exception in xiaomi smartphone range. I would say xiaomi is performing Badly in software department. Anyone can search on youtube and internet about hanging issues in xiaomi phones. Also i want to say about sensors in smartphones we don’t always use them and if we don’t have any sensor in smartphone it not matters a lot in daily usage.

        1. My Asus Zenfone 5 and Samsung On8 are still doing great with excellent quality and software optimization. Even my old LG Optimus L7 was great. Whereas my new Lenovo K8 plus is hanging even on watching YouTube and taking videos even after resets and updates. That’s why brands charge a premium.

  20. Sony Made these two phones for India market, they simply screwed up, without any local feedback. Two prime reasons for surest fail in Indian. market for these phones are (1) Sub Size battery , because now even 5inch phones are liked in India with 4000 mAh batteries. (2) Over priced by 40%, as is Sony Norm. Only rare Sony lovers will buy.

  21. 2620 mah battery ?
    Joke ?
    5.2 inch screen can’t run long on the 2620 mah battery.
    It should at least 3000 mah.
    Its only drawback.

  22. suitable for Sony fan boys only….
    plentiful are available in this price range
    with good camera and premium build quality.

    1. No, better than oppo , vivo looting good price/ brand value for offline customer’s. Not everyone buying online.