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Salora Arya A1 Plus Review, Unboxing, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Salora Arya A1 Plus has been launched recently and its been selling through for Rs. 5499 INR. In this review we help you find out whether its worth investing money on this affordable quad core phone which has some very good specifications for the price.


Salora Arya A1 Plus Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Device Name Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 4.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 540 x 960 HD resolution
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582
  • RAM: 1 Gb
  • Software Version: Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) OS
  • Camera: 5 MP AF camera
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
  • Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion ( Removable or Non removable )
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – Yes or No, Dual SIM – Yes or No , LED Indicator – Yes or No ( Color Can Be Changed or Not )
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
  • Physical Dimensions ( Width, Length and Height): 
  • SIM Card Slot Size: First Slot ( 3G ) and Second Slot ( 2G Only)

Box Contents

Inside the box you get a handset, 2000 mAh battery, MicroUSB to USB cable, USB Charger output current 1 AMP, Standard Headphones with mic to take calls, One Screen protector, Service Center list etc.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

It feels good in terms of build quality for the price, finishing of material and quality of plastic is also good. Its nicely designed and feels good to hold in hand and also have a good one handed usage as well. In terms of form factor it does not feel heavy or bulky to carry in one hand.

Camera Performance

The rear 5MP AF camera can take decent long shots and good macro shots in day light and low light performance is slightly average. The rear camera can also record can record 720p video. The front ( 2MP FF ) camera can also record HD videos at 720p, the front camera selfie photos were pretty good what you get at this price point.

Display and Battery Backup

It has got 4.5 Inch of display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution which gives good clarity on readable text on this display. Its an IPS TFT display with decent viewing angles and color reproduction is decent if not too good. Display is sensitive to finger touch with 5 point multi touch and it does not have scratch resistant screen protection glass.

Salora Arya A1 Plus comes with 2000 mAh battery which can last for a day most of the times. You can get around 1 day of battery backup with basic to moderate usage on this phone. For heavy users battery can last upto 3 to 4 hours on continuous usage.

Memory, Storage and OTA Update

It comes loaded with 8 Internal Storage and 1GB RAM. You will get around 450 MB free RAM on first boot once you setup the phone which can be used to install and run moderate and some heavy graphic games and apps. Out of 8GB storage, you get 5 GB available to user for installing apps and games.  You can move apps or games from phone memory to SD card. OTG can always help with low storage issues and it is supported. You will get OTA update but when, there is no info about that available, we will keep you posted as soon as we get to know anything.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

Salora Arya A1 Plus runs a less customized on top of android which is responsive and shows no lag in normal usage. We played Temple Run OZ, Blood and Glory and Asphalt 8, for the first two games we could play them well without any lag or frame drops. For Asphalt 8 in high visual mode we experienced slight amount of lag but with moderate graphics we could play these games smoothly without any issues. Game onscreen controls were accessible and touch screen was responsive while playing games.

Sound, Video and Navigation

Sound from loudspeaker was loud to hear but not the loudest we have heard. FHD videos 720p can play fine without any issues and 1080p also get played fine or may not play but you can play them with third party video players like MX Players etc. GPS navigation works fine, it locked GPS coordinates quickly in seconds outdoors but indoors it may take time depending on signal strength.

Arya A1 Plus Photo Gallery


Other Important Things

  • Connectivity: First SIM Slot Support 3G and Second SIM Slot support 2G.
  • Internet Sharing: You can create a portable Wifi Hotspot to share 3G Internet using SIM card.
  • Audio Recording and Noise Cancellation: It does not have the secondary sound for noise cancellation.
  • Phone Grip: Phone grip is good with matte finish back cover.
  • Backlit LED on Touch Capacitive Buttons: No
  • Display Protection Glass: No Info
  • Slow Motion Video Recording: No

What We Liked

  • Price Value
  • Good form factor

What We Did Not Liked

  • Missing LED on capacitive buttons

Verdict and Price

As per the price the Arya A1 Plus is a great device as per the value for money is concerned, you can buy it from for a price of Rs. 5499.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.