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Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 (2013) review

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Adreno 203
512 MB / 4 GB
4 inches (480 x 800 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus

Gigabyte announced the launch of the GSmart Rio R1 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 phone with 4 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 chipset, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The 4 inches phone comes with IPS display (480 x 800 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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Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 specifications

BrandGigabyte
NameGSmart Rio R1
ModelRIOR1
Release date2013

Body

The weight of Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 is about 4.59 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Gigabyte phone are average (4.89 x 2.51 x 0.41 inches).

Weight4.59 oz
Dimensions4.89 x 2.51 x 0.41 inches
Colorsblack, black/blue, black/pink, black/white, black/yellow
SIM typeMini SIM

System

The Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
CPUDual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 203

Display

The size of GSmart Rio R1 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4 inches IPS display of Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 with 480 x 800 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4 inches
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 (512 MB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM512 MB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the GSmart Rio R1 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 cameraVGA
Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 doesn't support 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 GSmart Rio R1 phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1500 mAh 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 GSmart Rio R1 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1500 mAh

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 Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte GSmart Rio R1 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, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Face Unlock
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