A thorough evaluation of the BLU R1 Plus. We reviewed its performance and functions.

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:26:41, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 06:35:39

Detailed review of BLU R1 Plus's features

How does the BLU R1 Plus's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Summary of BLU R1 Plus performance and functions

The size and weight of the BLU R1 Plus

The body of the BLU R1 Plus is 30.2 in (76.6 mm) wide, 60.2 in (153 mm) long, and 4.1 in (10.5 mm) thick.Also, the screen size is 5.5 inch, and it weighs 6.7 oz (191 g).Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand.It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

BLU R1 Plus
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Colorblackgold,gray,rose goldblue
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)30.2 in (76.6 mm) x 60.2 in (153 mm) x 4.1 in (10.5 mm)28.4 in (72.1 mm) x 57.1 in (145 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)27.2 in (69 mm) x 51.2 in (130 mm) x 5.5 in (13.9 mm)
Weight6.7 oz (191 g)5.4 oz (154 g)5.0 oz (141 g)
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Display of the BLU R1 Plus

The BLU R1 Plus has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280.Compared to the average smart phone, the screen is relatively beautiful.

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Display size5.5 inch5 inch4 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280720 x 1280480 x 800
Pixel density267ppi293ppi233ppi
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The battery life of the BLU R1 Plus

The BLU R1 Plus has a battery capacity of 4000mAh.Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite a high-capacity battery.

The processing capability of the BLU R1 Plus

The BLU R1 Plus uses the Mediatek MT6737 CPU with 1.3GHz×4(Quad core).The memory capacity is 3GB.CPU performance is slightly lower than standard smartphones. While it is perfectly suitable for searching the web and sending messages, people who use their smartphone for more demanding purposes will likely feel that its performance is subparIn addition, it has slightly more memory, which is more than adequate for general use. Most games can probably be comfortably enjoyed. Although I feel it may be slightly inadequate for 3D games, overall, there is no problem.

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ChipsetMediatek MT6737Mediatek MT6580Mediatek MT6580
CPU specs1.3GHz×4(Quad core)1.3GHz×4(Quad core)1.3GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size3GB1GB512.0MB
Storage size32GB8GB4GB
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The camera of the BLU R1 Plus

The BLU R1 Plus has a back camera with 13 MP.The front camera has 5 MP.Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time.The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution13 MP8 MP3.2 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP8 MP2 MP
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Review of the product design of the BLU R1 Plus

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an BLU R1 Plus, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the BLU R1 Plus around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The BLU R1 Plus is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the BLU R1 Plus in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the BLU R1 Plus out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The BLU R1 Plus is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the BLU R1 Plus by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

To many people, the BLU R1 Plus is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The BLU R1 Plus feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the BLU R1 Plus with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the BLU R1 Plus are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Inputting keys with one hand with the BLU R1 Plus can be done but this grip tends to feel unstable. Because of this sometimes you can drop it carelessly when trying to type quickly. If you take your time when typing though you will be unlikely to drop it.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the BLU R1 Plus with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the BLU R1 Plus is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the BLU R1 Plus is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the BLU R1 Plus displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The BLU R1 Plus can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the BLU R1 Plus, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

The BLU R1 Plus has performance that allows it to be used comfortably for phone calls, emails, and chat. It is rare but sometimes there is lag. Still, this almost never occurs, so it can be said to be suitable for normal use.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

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