Japanese electronics giant Sony has launched 2 mid-rangers in India under the Xperia moniker. The two smartphones labelled Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are twins with more similarities rather than differences.
India has grown to be a strong smartphone market and the mid-range has been phenomenal in its rise. Sony also wants a share of this lucrative segment with the R1 and R1 Plus.
Lets get the differences out of the way first. The R1 Plus is the better-equipped phone with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and the R1 comes with 2 GB + 16 GB storage. However, both the storages are expandable as well.
In terms of other components, both the phones sport a 5.2-inch TFT LCD display with HD resolution. Both rock Snapdragon 430 SoC, a 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. Moreover, the battery is an underwhelming 2,620 mAh package that will power Android Nougat out of the box. Both the phone come equipped with dual-SIM. FM radio, USB Type C and Bluetooth 4.2.
In terms of design, if you were expecting some bezel-less treat, you’d be disappointed. Sony is stubborn enough to continue its omnipresent smartphone design for generations. That continues here too.
The Xperia R1 is priced Rs 13,990 ($215) and the R1 Plus ($245) is priced Rs 15,990 and are available to buy today.