Price and specifications
BLU R1 HD (2018) smartphone

Screen size 5.2 "
Storage space 16 GB
Primary camera resolution 13 Mpx
Selfie camera resolution 5 Mpx
Battery capacity 2 800 mAh

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Smartphones BLU R1 HD (2018)

Release DateMay 2018
Availability On sale
Brand BLU
Model R1 HD (2018)

The BLU R1 HD was released in May 2018 as a mid-tier smartphone option for people who are looking for reliability. Inside of the box you’ll receive: BLU R1 HD handset, user manual, warranty card, power adapter, USB cable, 3.5mm headphone jack, SIM removal tool, & built-in 2,800 mAh battery. Let’s take an in-depth look at the R1 to see what benefits it has to offer you, continue reading.

The R1 comes with 2GB of 667MHz LPDDR3 RAM in combination with 16GB of internal ROM storage. Memory on the device can be expanded up to 64GB by way of a microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC card. The R1 comes with the following sensors: proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, & fingerprint.

The R1 HD is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 SoC that is backed by an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU unit. The CPU inside of the R1 contains 4 x 1.5GHz cores & 4 x 1.0Ghz cores to deliver stunning power. The R1 comes equipped with an ARM Mail-T860 MP2 2-core 520MHz GPU unit that uses 28nm process technology.

The R1 has a dual-camera setup that uses one front-facing lens & one rear-facing lens. The front-facing camera on the R1 HD uses a 5MP lens, the primary camera on the R1 uses a 13MP lens with a maximum image resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels. The primary camera on the R1 comes with the following features: HDR, ISO settings, panorama, geotagging, digital zoom, continuous shooting, autofocus, touch focus, & more.

For connectivity on the R1 HD you get the following options: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, & A-GPS. The R1 runs Android 7.0 Nougat as the standard operating system and some with 4G LTE 800/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz capabilities.

The BLU R1 HD Is an incredibly powerful device that packs a lot of great features!

BLU R1 HD | 2017 Youtube review

Description: The BLU R1 HD smartphone is a smartphone out on the market since May 2018. For the price you don’t really get the greatest performance, but what you do get is a smartphone operating on an Android 7. It is run by an octa-core processor at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM memory. It has a 13 mpx rear camera that shoots videos at 30 fps and a 5 mpx front camera. The device runs on a 2800 mAh battery, which can last only up to day of moderate use.


  • Has a SD card slot
  • It has a fingerprint scanner
  • 3.5mm headphone jack is available
  • It is made from aluminium alloy so it’s somewhat sturdy built


  • Slow running processor only at 1.5 GHz
  • Packs only 2 GB of RAM
  • The battery won’t last a day of consecutive use
  • There is no NFC or infrared
  • Big bezels on top and bottom
  • Only 16 GB of internal memory


Design & Screen

Color Black, Gold, Gray
Body materials Aluminium Alloy
Size 71.1 x 147.3 x 7.6 mm (millimeters)
2.8 x 5.8 x 0.3 " (inches)


Screen size 5.2 " (inches)
132.1 mm (millimeters)
Display area 71.41 %
Type IPS
Resolution 720x1280 px
Pixel density eXtra High density
282 ppi (pixels per inch)
110 ppcm (pixels per centimetre)


Main camera

Primary camera resolution 13 Mpx (2 704 x 4 808)
Sensor type CMOS
Slow motion video 30 fps (frames per second)

Front camera

Selfie camera resolution 5 Mpx (1 677 x 2 982)

Others features

Dual main camera No
Dual front camera No

Device Hardware

Processing unit

Processor family MediaTek
SoC (Model) MediaTek MT6750
More smartphones with MediaTek MT6750 processor
64 Bits Yes
CPU 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU type Octa-Core
8 cores
Frequency 1.5 GHz (gigahertz)
1500 MHz (megahertz)

Graphics & Memory

GPU Arm Mali-T860 MP2
RAM 2 GB (gigabytes)
More smartphones with 2 GB or less RAM


Storage space 16 GB (gigabytes)
ca. equivalent to
2909 Songs
6400 Photos
53 Movies

More smartphones with 16 GB or less internal storage
SD card slot Yes


Fingerprint Yes
Barometer No
Compass No
Gyroscope No
Hall No
Light Yes
Proximity sensing Yes


Battery capacity 2800 mAh
Type Li-Ion, Li-Ion
Fast charging No
Wireless charging No
Removable battery No


Mobile networks

4G 850, 700, 1800, 1700/2100, 2100, 1900, 2600
3G 900, 850, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
2G 900, 850, 1900, 1800

SIM card

SIM card form Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Nano SIM


IEEE Standards 802.11g
Wi-Fi features WiFi Hotspot


Bluetooth version 4.0
Bluetooth features


Navigation supports A-GPS


USB Battery Charging Yes
micro USB 2.0 Yes

Others features

3.5 mm jack Yes
Infrared No

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