Oppo N1 Review


There is this amazing Asian smartphone maker you have never heard of. They have brought a really exciting smartphone, Android smartphone which released quiet early in many parts of Asia and will now see an Indian release. Oppo N1 is a new fabulous piece of technology and it’s very powerful. Oppo N1 is certainly not power yet budget, it will ask you to reach into your pockets a bit too much. Let’s see if it is worth your money.


Frankly in this area I did not find this phone appealing at all. Given the price you pay, I expect the phone to be amazing in these terms. You hold the phone and it just doesn’t wow you at all. The phone feels really under done in terms of finishing. The plastic is just not that exciting on the Oppo N1. Also, the Oppo N1 is significantly large in size. It is not that easy to carry it around.


Oppo N1 comes with a full HD 1080p 5.9 inch display. The display is really artificial and it does not seem to have much real kind of colours. It is so computerized. It has the correct sharpness of a full HD display and your video entrainment would not let you down if that is your concern. The text and the motion is also really fluent, it is just the colour scheme I do not seem to get.


Ok, so get this- this phone has just one camera which can be flipped both ways. It is also your primary camera and your secondary camera. The lens can be rotated on the vertical axis. Oppo N1 carries a 13MP sensor which takes some amazing shots. The pictures look really beautiful. They are okay in detail and rich in colour. Really nice for a flagship and considering the money you pay as well. The video can be recorded in full HD on the Oppo N1. It is one of the sharpest and the cleanest on any smartphone period.


You get a very intuitive user interface on the Oppo N1. And it also has some surprise features like the Galaxy S4 up it’s sleeve. Oppo N1’s UI is Android-ish and yet so much better. It runs on the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, no news if it will be upgraded to Android KitKat.


Oppo N1 gives you the goodness of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 which is a Quad Core 1.7 GHz processor. Playing the supporting role is 2GB RAM which let’s you keep all those apps running and makes switching and using them easy and fast. Oppo N1 comes in 16GB and 32GB models with no extension with microSD cards. Oppo N1 has NFC as well as the latest Bluetooth v4.0.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2013, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, October
BODYDimensions170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm (6.72 x 3.25 x 0.35 in)
Weight213 g (7.51 oz)
– Touch-sensitive area at the back
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.9 inches (~373 ppi pixel density)
– Color OS
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0
USBYes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128×3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash,check quality
FeaturesRotating lens, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 600
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsWhite, dark blue
– O-Click Bluetooth Remote Control (bundled)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERYLi-Ion 3610 mAh battery


Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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