The Chinese company Smartisan launched its flagship smartphone Smartisan R1 which already has several tales. Particular engagement in the phone is growing because of the inbuilt storage memory of internal storage up to 1TB. So basically it’s the first every smartphone who offers the 1TB internal storage.

The handset design is very much similar to the Essential PH-1, which is a bezel-less design. There is only no notch like iPhone X, One Plus 6 and another smartphone. The display practically reaches the top with a cut-out for the front-facing camera. There is a moderately-sized bezel at the bottom which gives the Smartisan R1 an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

So, here we have the review of the Smartisan R1 and quick specification of the device:

Smartisan R1 Review: Specification & Price

Brand And ModelSmartisan R1
Display6.17 inch 2242 x 1080 pixels
CPUQualcomm SnapDragon 845 2.8GHz Octa Core
GPUAdreno 360
OSAndroid 8.1 With Smartisan OS
RAM6GB/8GB
Internal Memory64GB/128GB/1TB
Rear Camera12.0MP + 20.0MP
Front Camera24.0MP
Battery3600 mAh

Smartisan R1 Design & Display

Although the ideology of Smartisan company is very different from any other Chinese manufacturers, the novelty is not devoid of the modern needs. R1 has a look of every other essential phone but with the difference of Frameless screen and a cut out at the top. Smartisan R1 displays 6.17 inches of pressure-sensitive display with 3D glass at the back and grade 7 aluminum frame. The display features 2242 X 1080 pixel resolution with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display also has a contrast of 1500:1 and 96% coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut.Smartisan R1 review

A 24MP Front camera is installed in the uppercut of the phone. The navigation keys are displayed at the bottom portion of the phone which is quite extensive.

The back side of the phone has a tampered 3D glass. While looking at the phone, a person may get confused because of its feature of the fingerprint sensor. If you look closely, the Dual Band fingerprint sensor is built inside the Smartisan logo.Smartisan R1 review The primary camera is on the upper left corner of the phone. It is a dual camera with 12MP + 20MP feature. The camera also features a flashlight and autofocus. Both primary and secondary cameras boast 1080p Video Recording. Apart from this, both cameras have face detection, panorama shots, and face beauty.

Smartisan R1 review The proprietor design difference of Smartisan phone with all other companies is the aluminum strip on the sides of the phone. The right side of the phone consists of round shaped buttons for controlling volume and power. The phone does not possess a separate audio jack of 3.5mm but has an earphone switched cable of USB Type-C to 3.5mm.

The dimensions of the Smartisan R1 4G Phablet are 6.02 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches. The device weighs 170gm. Smartisan R1 4G Phablet comes in two colors of Pure White and Carbon Black.

Smartisan R1 Hardware & Software

Smartisan R1 is not an everyday smartphone. It has top-notch specs and an amount of memory no other device on the market possess. The key scoring feature of the phone is its internal storage. The most expensive version of R1 ships with 1TB UFS 2.1 internal storage. The hardware of the phone is decent with Snapdragon 845 processor’s back. The phone has a clock speed of 2.8GHz and possesses a graphics processor Adreno 360.

The device comes with 6GB RAM for 64GB and 128GB ROM versions, whereas, 8GB RAM comes with 128GB and 1TB  of storage. With this memory no way this device get to hang at all.

The device runs on the Latest Android 8.0 with Smartisan OS. With that you can change the Wallpaper and themes according to you and also customize.

Smartisan R1 Camera

The front-facing camera is available on the uppercut of the display. The 24MP with f/2.0 aperture ArcSoft ray algorithm and AI real-time beauty mode. This is one of its kind cameras which captures the best selfie with your friends. The rear camera is a dual camera set of 12MP + 20MP with f/1.8 and f/1.75 aperture respectively. Both the camera is featured with the Sony sensor.Smartisan R1 review The rear camera is able to record the videos in 4K quality at 30fps. There is also other resolution as well, you can choose from the setting. The beauty mode, Face Detection, Panorama Shot and other modes are available in the camera.

Smartisan R1 Battery

Among other characteristics, the phone has dual wi-fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and a battery of 3600mAH. The phone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ which comes with the charger for filling the battery with a quick charge. It also has a wireless charging option.Smartisan R1 review

The device has dual SIM facility with nano card and does not support external memory. R1 comes with 4G LTE network with various bandwidths.

Smartisan R1 Price

The device has two color variants in the market: Pure White and Carbon Black.

The cost of R1 variant 6GB/64GB is $549 (3499 yuan), and the price of variant 6GB/128GB is $627 (3999 yuan).

The cost of R1 variant 8/128GB is $705 (4499 yuan), and the cost of the most expensive variant 8GB/1TB is $1388 (8848 yuan).

Here, we have noted that the flagship comes in a lavish package. The box contains the most necessary accessories along with the smartphone. In the box, there is a Type-C cable with adaptor, 1 USB Type-C to 3.5mm Earphone Switched Cable, SIM needle, and a user manual.

At present, smartphone R1 is being sold only in China. Smartisan R1 will undoubtedly put this company on the map with others. The phone looks like any other phone, but under the hood, it blows your mind away with its amazing specs. Although the price is hefty, it offers features like no other phone.