Sony Xperia R1 Plus Specs and Price

Sony Xperia R1 Plus

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.

Where to Buy Sony Xperia R1 Plus

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Key Specs & 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

Sony Xperia R1 Plus

Design and Display

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.

Camera and Storage

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.

Hardware and Software

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.

Other Features

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.

Pricing and availability

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 avilable, 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.

Sony Xperia R1 Plus Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia R1 Plus:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 (Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Silver
  • Dimension: 146 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 154 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual stand-by


  • Display: 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, predictive phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, to 256 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Yes, MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor:


  • Battery: 2620 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Sony Xperia R1 Plus Specs and Price was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: August 1st, 2019
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