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.
Excerpt: Not many users here may have heard of the Chinese electronics maker, but the company has been renowned by home theatre buffs for the high-quality Blu-ray players it has put out in recent years. In its N1 phone, it has tried to outdo the competition by coming up with the first swivel camera of its kind. Selfie kings and queens will love this camera, which can turn 206 degrees to switch from a back-facing shooter to one that points towards the user.
Oppo N1 review: A fun alternative to your typical flagship droid
27 February 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: 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
Summary: If you’ve ever owned an Android phone and have even lightly explored the world of custom ROMs and modifications, chances are you’ve seen the name CyanogenMod. It is the most popular variant of Android available through the modding community, and it’s been loved by its supporters for its rapid updates, stability, battery life, and intelligent enhancements to Android.
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
Oppo N1 With CyanogenMod Review: You Have To Start Somewhere
6 January 2014
Summary: I've had a lot of good things to say about the Oppo N1, so please, do not mistake a lack of enthusiasm for disdain. The thing about the N1 is that, to me, it just doesn't feel like a phone marking CyanogenMod's big commercial debut. I'm not knocking them for that, though - you take the opportunities you're presented with, and the N1 is a perfectly decent phone.