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BLU R1 Plus (2017) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek MT6737
Mali-T720 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

BLU announced the launch of the R1 Plus smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BLU R1 Plus phone with 5.5 inches display, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BLU R1 Plus comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4100 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BLU R1 Plus specifications

BrandBLU
NameR1 Plus
ModelR1PLUS
Release date2017

Body

Colorsgray
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BLU R1 Plus comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek MT6737
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP2

Display

The size of R1 Plus screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches IPS display of BLU R1 Plus with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BLU R1 Plus (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the R1 Plus is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BLU R1 Plus supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The R1 Plus phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4100 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of R1 Plus isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 4100 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BLU phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of BLU R1 Plus phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BLU R1 Plus, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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