Obi Octopus S520

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Obi Octopus S520
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor MediaTek MT6592
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 1800mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJuly 2014

Obi Octopus S520 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Jul 30, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good specifications and performance
  • Decent value for money
  • Simple Android skin and minimal software bloat
  • Bad
  • Bland design and ugly sticker
  • Screen flicker problem
  • Mediocre battery life

Much has been made of the fact that Obi Mobiles is backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley, with some reports going to the extent of suggesting he is on a mission to destroy his former employer. The real story is more like this: Scully is the co-founder of Inflexionpoint, a Singapore-based company that is promoting and investing in Obi Mobiles. The idea is to start out in India and learn everything possible before expanding to other emerging markets.

Obi Octopus S520 Summary

This phone's primary claim to fame is that the company that launched it, Obi, is backed by a former Apple CEO. Unfortunately, the device itself has nothing in common with Apple's products. It's a standard, mass-manufactured Chinese model which recycles a lot of the design elements of other devices we've seen. This phone lacks any interesting feature that would set it apart in the market, and is easily skippable. There are plenty of other models available with equal or better performance, build quality, cameras and battery life.

Obi Octopus S520 Full Specifications

General
Brand Obi
Model Octopus S520
Release date July 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.00 x 75.00 x 8.40
Battery capacity (mAh) 1800
Removable battery No
Colours White
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6592
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4.2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Regular
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • Batter capacity is not enough and processor is media tek.
    Rajesh Jangir (Jul 17, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Batter capacity is not enough and processor is media tek. Try Moto G or Xiaomi they have snapdragon processor and better battery backup.
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