Blu R1 HD (2018) Price, Specs, Features and Review.

Blu R1 HD (2018) is the latest upgrade of the BLU R1 HD smartphone that was launched in 2017. This phone comes with an upgraded camera and impressive features in a beautiful body design.

It packs a fingerprint scanner which you will not find in the later variant. You will be getting a handset wrapped in 5.2 inches something that looks like a Samsung phone at an affordable price.


Blu R1 HD 2018
Key Features and Specs of BLU R1 HD (2018).

  • Display: 5.2 inches, 1280 x 720 Pixels (282ppi)
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750 with 2GB RAM
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Memory: 16GB inbuilt SDcard up to 64GB
  • Camera: 13MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 2800mAh

Where to buy Blu R1 HD (2018)


Buy on Amazon $129.99

Design and Display.

Taking another glance at this phone, you will easily spot the difference between this and the 2017 variant. For example, the increase in the screen size, the Logo on the front bottom has been replaced with a fingerprint scanner and then the well curved rounded edges which add more beauty to the phone.


The BLU R1 HD (2018) is made of an Aluminium Alloy material which comes in Black, Gold, and Gray colors and it weighs 160 grams. The 5.2 inches smartphone has 1280 x 720 Pixels screen resolution with 282ppi density which will bring more colorful and details content.

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Camera and Storage.

The Blu R15 HD (2018) also has an upgraded rear camera of 13 Megapixels which support full HD video recording with dual LED flash and other regulars. On the front, it maintains the 5 Megapixels selfie snapper but lacks the LED flash on the later variant which is not a big deal besides, not everyone like taking a selfie in the dark.


When it comes to storage, the Blu R15 HD (2018) comes with 16GB inbuilt memory and it can be expanded up to 64GB via micro SD card.

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Hardware and Software.

As far as the hardware is concerned, the Blu R1 HF (2018) has a MediaTek MT6750 SoC which boasts of an octa-core that runs at a speed of 1.5 GHz + 1.0 GHz with an 8-core and 28nm process technology to improve its performance. There is also a 2GB of RAM and ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU that process with 520 MHz to bring out good graphics when gaming and for navigation.

Blu R1 HD 2018

When it comes to the battery, you are getting 2800mAh capacity which is 300mAh ahead of the 2017 version and it will last up to 240 hours of standby time with a fast charging technology. You will also get a fingerprint scanner which is located on the front and 4G LTE network for fast connectivity among others.

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Price of Blu R1 HD (2018).

The Blu R1 HD (2018) is now available and you can buy it on Amazon USA at a price of $129.99. In Nigeria, the Blu R1 HD (2018) will sell at a price of 40,000 Naira to 45,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

General features of Blu R1 HD (2018)


Here are the few Features and specs of Blu R1 HD (2018)
Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
Internal memory: 16GB
External memory: Yes up to 64GB.
Processor: MediaTek MT6750, Octa-Core 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53+ 4x 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Dimension: 147.3 mm x 71.1 mm x 7.6 mm
GPU: ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 520 MHz, 2-Cores.
SIM Type: Single Nano-SIM
weight: 160g.
Screen size: 5.2 inches HD.
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels.
Screen protection: Yes
Screen Resolution Density: 282ppi.
Display Type: IPS, LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
LED flash: Yes.
Black, Gold, Gray
Rear: 13MP LED flash
Front: 5MP .
Main camera features: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode
Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
2G GSM: Yes, GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G WCDMA: Yes, UMTS : 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.
4G LTE: Yes, LTE : 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz.
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
wi-fi hotspot: Yes.
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
GPS: Yes.
Infrared Blaster: No.
Bluetooth tethering: Yes.
USB Tethering: Yes.
USB port: Yes, Micro USB 2.0 .
HSPA+: Yes.
GPRS: Yes.
EDGE: Yes.
4G LTE: Yes.
Music Player: MP3, AAC,ASF, WAV, AAC+, OGG, FLAC, MIDI, WMA, MP3, AMR, eAAC+.
Video player: MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG.
FM Radio: Yes.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Ear Phone jack: Yes.
Instant Messaging: Yes.
SMS, MMS: Yes.
Push Email: Yes.
fingerprint: Yes.
Digital Compass:
Accelerometer: Yes.
Proximity Sensor: Yes.
Light Sensor: Yes.
Barometer: No.
Heart Rate Monitor: -.
Gyroscope: Yes.
Hall: No.
Face Unlock: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: -.
Voice Control: Yes.
Other features
Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS.
Map: Yes.
Water Resistant: No.
Dust Resistant: No
Wireless Charging: No.
Video Streaming: Yes.
Active Noise Cancellation: -.
Capacity: 2800mAh Battery (Non Removable).
Talk Time: Up to 12 Hours
Standby Time: Up to 240 Hours
Browsing Time: Up to 6 Hours
Music Play Time: Up to 20 Hours
Charging Time: Up to 2-3 Hours
fast charging: Yes

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