Sony launched two new mid ranged smartphone in its R series named ‘Xperia R1’ and ‘Xperia R1 Plus’. Priced at Rs. 12990, the new Xperia R1 dedicated dual nano SIM slots and is running on Android 7.1 Nougat which will be soon upgraded to latest Android 8.0 Oreo via OTA update. Surprisingly there doesn’t seems to be any Fingerprint sensor on this phone.
The new Xperia R1 sports a 5.2 inch HD 2.5D curved glass display offering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is powered with Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform teamed up by Adreno 505 GPU and 2GB of RAM with 16GB (UFS) internal storage memory. You can expand the storage up to 128GB using microSD card.
Under camera section, Xperia R1 brings us a 13 Megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor Sensor and Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. For Selfie lovers it has an 8 Megapixel front-facing camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus offering better selfies. We also get FM radio with 3.5mm audio jack for music on the go.
talking about connectivity, Xperia R1 supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. Sony has charged up the phone with 2620mAh built-in battery.
Sony Xperia R1 Specifications:
- Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dual SIM Support
- 5.2 inch HD 2.5D curved glass display
- 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit Mobile Platform and Adreno 505 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB (UFS) internal storage memory, Expandable up to 128GB using microSD card
- 13 Megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor Sensor and Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
- 8 Megapixel front-facing camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
- FM radio with 3.5mm audio jack
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C
- 2620mAh built-in battery
To make the most out of your Xperia R1, you must download some external tools such as its PC suite application. It can be downloaded from this page along with latest Sony USB Driver in just a single click and that too for free. PC Suite allows you to backup the data of your device which includes contacts, notes, bookmarks, emails etc on Microsoft Outlook. You can also Sync this data with Cloud Based services like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft etc. Another useful feature of this tool is you can Backup your compete phone on your computer. So in case you lose any data, you can easily restore it back anytime using the PC Suite.
There’s lots more you can do with this small tool. PC Suites can also share your phone internet to PC over USB. It also keeps your device updated with latest firmware and keeps your apps updated. The USB Driver is another very important tool because it is must to connect your device to the PC. Without installing the Drivers you wont be able to connect the phone to the PC. The USB Driver is also required if you want to root your device or install custom-ROM onto your device.