Walton Primo R1 – Android Smartphone Review

Bangladeshi company Walton launched Walton Primo R1 Android smartphone in January, 2013. It has Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), 8 mega pixel camera and a large 4″ display. Details specification, release date and price is given on their official website www.waltonbd.com.

android walton primo r1 review

Walton Primo R1 as a Smart Phone:

Walton Primo R1 is a smartphone of course featuring one of the latest Android operating system, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Having an updated OS it has all other smarphone features; Wi-FI, large 4″ display, large memory, 8 MP camera and sensors. So anyone can do all of his daily seamlessly with Primo R1.

Network & Data:

Wow, Walton says that it supports both GSM and WCDMA. Supported bands are 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for GSM and 2100 MHz for WCDMA.

Walton Primo R1 supports dual SIM card with dual standby. One slot for GSM and the other for GSM/WCDMA. It also supports 3G network. EDGE,GPRS and HSDPA data connections are available. It has WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11) b/g/n, so you will get high speed internet in Wi-Fi zone.

System & Memory:

Primo R1 has built in dual core 1.21 GHz CPU and PowerVR SGX531 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). It should provide better graphics and smart speed while playing games or movie.

Walton Primo R1 has 512 MB of RAM (Random Access Memory) which is quite well to do anything in Ice Cream Sandwich, but some limitations may be found playing HD games. It has 4 GB built in ROM (internal memory). An external 8 GB will be given also for free. So you get a total of 12 GB memory. But you can use up to 32 GB microSD card in the external slot.


Walton Primo R1 has an 8 Mega Pixel rear facing camera with flash and auto focus which can take pictures up to 3264×2448 pixels. Primo R1 also has a front facing VGA camera and it supports 3G. Rear camera is capable of 720P video recording @30 fps (frame per second).

specifications of walton primo r1

Display & Media:

Primo R1 has a 4 inch full capacitive IPS touch screen with multi touch support. The display is of 480 × 800 (WVGA) pixels.

It also has a FM radio with recorder. Works in both condition; plugged or unplugged headphone. You can play rich media content with Walton Primo R1, PowerVR SGX531 GPU will render better graphics with 1.21 GHz Dual Core CPU.

Sensors & Others:

Primo R1 has Accelerometer Sensosr, Orientation Sensor, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor and Compass. It has built in GPS with A-GPS (Assisted GPS) functionality. WLAN b/g/n, Bluetooth v4, micro USB v2 are also available. Walton Primo R1 is of 125.0 × 63.0 × 10.9mm. Battery is of 1500mAh. Looks a bit low.


This phone has not been released yet. Walton says that from 15th January it will be available. We will update the price then. Please put a comment if you know.

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