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! 😀
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
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?
rtej, 22 Jun 2018 Dear frdz... Past 20days onwards IÂ’m using R1 plus with Android version Nougat 7.1.2... ... moreuse adgaurd premium app which is available in akp4free,apk4fun,apkfullpaid etc sites which results no popup ads in our phone
Mukesh, 07 Jul 2018Does it supports bokeh effect (blur background while capturing pics ?
And sound in headpho... moreR1 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.
Abhishek Singh , 27 Aug 2018The last option you have is to go to the Sony service center and flash the software again. I t... moreThank you for valuable response Abhishek Sir...
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
Electrical Engineer, 05 Aug 2018You factory reset your phone and do not download any other app even for playstoreThank you for value response Abhishek Sir...
IÂ’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 restoreÂ…
JA, 29 Aug 2018Can this phone play heavy games (PUBG)? ThanksYes u can play heavy games ............
rtej, 19 Jul 2018Dear Abhishek Sir. Thank you for your valuable response. After Six months I will update... moreThe 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
Mukesh, 07 Jul 2018Does it supports bokeh effect (blur background while capturing pics ? And sound in headpho... moreNo original music apps, no original sound like xa , no album, no files manager, short radio chenals storage also poor bettery back-up.
Ajju, 24 Jul 2018Hello Everyone, don't buy this phone ever. In this price range u will get super duper mobiles.... moreXperia 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.
AMAR, 01 Jun 2018what about speaker sound is it low or good. i have a sony z3 and the music is not audible???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.
Yogesh, 01 Jul 2018 I'm using Sony Xperia E1 plus since 3months. I had lot of problems. The earphones I recieved ... moreHello 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 range.....so don't buy if you want to loose your money.
Abhishek, 22 Jun 2018May be you just installed a adware app. I recommend you to factory reset your phone and then s... moreDear 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 Â– adds & Even though I have tried with alternative applications Â“ABP., Adblock., Addguard Content blocker., MalwarebytesÂ” & problem was not solved it.