Summary: We’re all for new competitors in the smartphone arms race, but they face an uphill challenge breaking in when the likes of Google and Motorola have gotten so, so good at offering flagship phones at low low prices. As such, it’s hard to justify the high cost of the Oppo N1 when you could pick up a Google Nexus 5 for around £150 less, or a more manageable phablet like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on contract through your network operator.
Summary: After spending almost 3 weeks with the OPPO N1, I have come to love what OPPO has done to add value to their devices via ColorOS and the good battery life. The rotating camera is also a very big selling point with it being able to take high quality photos at almost any given angle.Despite having apparent problems like limited storage and questionable loudspeaker placement, I think the N1 is well worth the RM1798 price tag; which is on-par with phablets of its class.
Excerpt: New phones are being released all the time, and though I love tweaking and updating my Android phone, I really don’t need a new one all the time. But buying a new phone is rarely about need… it’s about want, and the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Android phone is definitely something I want. It’s sleak, it’s sexy, it’s damn fast, and it has an absolutely amazing camera as well.
Summary: While OPPO may be an unfamiliar smartphone brand in the Philippines, they’ve got good brand reputation from China to the US. Ultimately though, it will be the quality, performance and innovation of their handsets that will make up the minds of consumers. The Oppo N1 is definitely a good start in that direction.
Summary: Oppo is a Chinese-based handset manufacturer and a relatively new player in the international smartphone arena. While it has been manufacturing and releasing phones in China since 2012, it is only now starting to make waves internationally with the release of the N1, Oppo's 5.9-inch flagship smartphone, which was announced with a RRP of RM1,798 .
Pros: Excellent imaging quality, Swivel camera feature is unique; allows one to take selfie in full resolution, Able to flash different ROMs, Good battery life
Cons: No LTE connectivity, No expandable storage options, Even limited space for apps, Pricey
Summary: The Oppo N1 does impress us with its performance and innovative features, but unfortunately it is a bit too costly. Also, it is quite large to use as an everyday handset with its 5.9 inch display. If you love large sized devices and have the moolah to splurge, then the Oppo N1 will not disappoint you at all.
Pros: Great performance, Innovative design, Rotatable camera, Various gestures make the UI interesting
Cons: Too large and bulky, Very highly priced, After sale support could be an issue
Want real smartphone camera innovation? Check out Oppo's N1
17 February 2014
Summary: With its swiveling camera mount and high tech specs, the Oppo N1 is easily today's most innovative smartphone that most people haven't heard of.
Pros: Its matte finish gives the Oppo N1 a more premium feel than its plastic chassis would suggest. The phone also has a great camera and strong battery life, and the swiveling camera is an innovative touch.
Cons: The N1 lacks a microSD card slot, is heavy, and has no LTE. Some will find its dimensions awkwardly large.
Oppo N1 review: A fun alternative to your typical flagship droid
22 January 2014
Summary: The Oppo N1 will cost you Rs 39,990, which is a lot for a brand that’s yet to establish themselves amongst other seasoned players. Even with all the right ingredients like a healthy spec sheet, good performance and a dependable build quality, it’s going to be a tough sell when you have flagships from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG which are retailing for lesser. The Oppo N1 is an ambitious droid that manages to get a couple of things bang on.
Summary: As the first device that comes from the factory with CyanogenMod preinstalled, the Oppo N1 is an important milestone. It also doesn't hurt that it's not a bad phone in its own right, with only a few issues in the display and lack of support for modern cellphone networks (and a high sticker price).
Pros: Great build quality, Speedy performance, Great battery life
Cons: Washed out display, No LTE, Disappointing camera
Conclusion: Well, that was a pleasant surprise. Who would've ever imagined Cyanogen taking it to the next level and finding a vessel of the Oppo N1's magnitude? They say fortune favors the brave and we can't think of a better match than the CyanogenMod-ded Oppo N1. The Chinese smartphone maker is known for refusing to play it safe but we wouldn't call teaming up with CyanogenMod Inc. a gamble.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; penta-band 3G with HSPA, 5.9" 16M-color 1080p Super IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 373ppi, Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with CyanogenMod 10.2; Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way with a CyanogenMod 11 update, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, 13 MP autofocus camera, 206Â° module rotation; dual-LED flash; HDR, long exposure (up to 8 seconds), remote shutter, 1080p video recording...
Cons: Non expandable storage, No LTE, Non user-replaceable battery, Hefty and big device, near impossible to operate single-handedly, Snapdragon 600 is no longer flagship-grade