Obi Worldphone SF1

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Android 5.0.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateAugust 2015

Obi Worldphone SF1 Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Nov 30, 2015)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Striking aesthetics
  • Sharp display and sturdy build
  • Supports fast charging
  • Good battery life
  • Camera is good for macros
  • Bad
  • Intermittent UI stutter
  • Weak low-light camera performance
  • Android 5.0 out-of-the-box

Obi Mobiles made its debut in India last year as a provider of low-cost Android smartphones. What made this company different from numerous others newcomers is that it had a strong backer; ex-Apple CEO John Sculley to be precise. However, Obi Mobiles seemed like every other company, picking an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) from China to design and manufacture phones to sell under its own name. The company's debut offering, the Obi Octopus S520 (Review | Pictures) only focused on specifications but failed to address other key areas like aesthetics and user experience.

Obi Worldphone SF1 Summary

The Obi Worldphone SF1 is a striking handset in the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment. The raised full-HD display is crisp and delivers punchy colours. The phone also has good ergonomics thanks to the matte-finish texture on the body. The octa-core Qualcomm SoC delivers good performance in games and the 3GB of RAM helps in multitasking. The phone suffers from an annoying stutter throughout the interface which we hope can be fixed with a software update. Camera performance is good for macros and landscapes in daylight but low-light shots could have been a lot better. Battery life is good and the phone supports fast charging too. Overall, the SF1 is a good package and will be even better once the software glitches are fixed.

Obi Worldphone SF1 Full Specifications

General
Brand Obi Worldphone
Model SF1
Release date August 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 146.00 x 74.00 x 8.00
Weight (g) 147.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value 0.23
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 443
Hardware
Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front flash LED
Software
Operating system Android 5.0.2
Skin Obi Lifespeed
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Obi Worldphone SF1 User Review and Ratings

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  • Obi worldphone SF1
    Namit Kumar (Jan 11, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I purchased this mobile specifications on site are different with Real Gadget. 1 They did not give headphone with device 2 Camera is 10MP but in specification 13MP,front camera 4MP in specification 5MP 3 Overall Performance is good but not best
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  • worst experience by going for SF1 and buying through gadgets360
    kuldeep kumar (Feb 24, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    many reasons to support my allegations.... 1. The delievery and packing by gadgets360 is exceptionally worst. 2. Got the phone 10 days after booking. 3. SF1 stopped working(blank screen) after 3.5 hrs of receiving the handset. Even tried to force resart the phone as suggested by customer care of OBI , but left with no result. 4. Contacted with cc of gadgets360 and left out with no satisfactory response. 5. They say easy returns.... where the hell does it apply??????? This is the first and Im sure even the last deal with gadgets360.
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  • display of the phone go blank within a month.After given to service center 15 days passed not received my phone yet.
    Hitesh Mehta (Feb 23, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I got the on 18th december 2015. and the display got dim on 25th jan 2016. As i was out of india so so given to the service centre on 8th Feb and till date no reply from service centre when can will get my phone back. the service and phone sucks.
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  • very very very bad phone don't buy it.
    ayaz alam (Dec 20, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    > Hello > I'm AYAZ I have bought OBI world phone SF1 2 days ago they wrote In speciation 13mp but it look like 5mp and front 2mp and it is hanging problem and they wrote fast charging but it take 3 hours to 100% and does not give good backup.When I talked to OBI customer care they told me Contact to gadget 360 and when i talked to gadgets 360 they told contact to OBI .SO please don't buy this phone.it is very bad phone.
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  • Good one
    Vamsi Murthy (Dec 25, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Hi all.. I am writing this review after using for past 4 days Its a good one..I was little hesistant to buy in the start as there was no valuable review. The phone got immediately updated on startup.. The obi lifestyle sepecs are good and doesnt hang now. Camera quality is good. Believe me this phone is fast & light weight & easy to use. Only drawbacks include: No headphones included and difficult to get accessories at this time.
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  • Real review
    Tejas Sontakke (May 27, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I have purchased this phone in December 2015. I have used this round about 6 months. The phone has some pros and cons. Now i have stared facing an software issues regarding this phone.Software is not accurately responsive.Talking about the hardware,when i bought this phone the camera quality is gud,but as i m using this phone the quality of camera lens become degrading day by day.Though the phone design is very sleek it is prone to damage. To protect it from damage there are no covers available for this phone in market.Battery back up is also not up to the specification.Overall 50-50 review for this phone.Think twice before buying.
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  • Affordable, smart looking phone with good specs
    Romi K Ignatius (Feb 11, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    I bought SF1 on 2 February 2016 after making a tough choice between it and Xiaomi mi4i. I liked SF1 mainly due to its attractive design, expandable memory although at the cost of the second sim, and low weight. A headset was not included in the pack and there were some initial software problems which were promptly attended by the Obi online customer care. Expect more improvement in the software. I am happy with its performance. The the display, camera and dolby speaker are good and the 3000 mAh battery is ok for a day with moderate use. In short, SF1 is an affordable smart looking phone with good specs.
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  • volume in headset is very low..
    Vilayat Ali (Dec 25, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Is it just me or other have the same problem? the sound is good from the speaker but when i use a headset/earphone at max volume the sound is not that high.I can easily hear the sorroundings.. obi sf1 users plz bother to answer my query...
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  • Nice Looking Phone
    Paul Joseph (Dec 24, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Got the phone after long waiting. Satisfied in design, resolution, and everything.,but dis-satisfied in camera a lot. As per specifications, camera is 13mp and 5mp front.,but in camera settings it shows just 10mp quality and 4mp quality. Secondly, optizoom doesn't showup good results and very low light performance. Thridly, no option for buttons hiding at bottom of the screen.
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  • best for price
    kumar palaniswamy (Dec 16, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    phone has good features and configuration but average battery life not that much as they promised apart from that best phone for price and features bad thing is that they did not provided head set
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