AN INNOVATIVE PHONE...AND A TORCHBEARER FOR DEVELOPERS
nik nigam (May 24, 2014)
on Gadgets 360
it is he first phone ever to have a camera that can be swiveled to any angle which lends a certain ease in taking photos...of course taking selfies with a 10 megapixel camera is totally great...the best part of this phone is not its hardware but its software as it is also the the first phone ever to promote a development team known as cynogenmod who modify the stock android and there is a lot of potential to heavily costumise the software to your own liking weather it be cosmetic changes and or other...the user interface is smooth and is basically a very good variation of stock android software...it is a very good phone for all developers and modders who like to tailor their phones to their own specs and align it to their own personality
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Ronak Goyal (Jul 4, 2017)
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hanging and not working properly
One of the best smrtphone available in market.
Aman Srivastava (Apr 1, 2019)
Its been more that a month I have been using oppo N1. Its a great innovation from Oppo.
Awesome battery, super camera quality.
No expandable memory.
Color OS is beautiful and we can flash cynogenmod binary too. (official)
O-Click, O-Touch features are called the real innovations and you're gonna love it.
Powerful charger, your phone gets charged very soon.
Quality of earphone is above average.
Gesture panel is what I use panel, its of great use.
Will be a wise choice for the people involved in a lot of gaming.
I found some issues in transferring files using wi-fi direct.
Overall its a smartphone with real innovative features.
Battery is too good. It is the best in the market. I have used all the latest flagships of Samsung/Nokia/Ginoee/HTC/Sony (I work in a mobile R&D center ) but the battery is too good.
Oppo provides regular updates for the OS. If you see a problem post it on the forum and if it is genuine you will recieve an update in 15-20 days.
HDR mode in the camera is very effective and better than many out there.
Regarding size - It is a phabalet but you will get used to it soon.
Now its been around 7 monthsa and I still can not get over it. :)
Flipkart Customer (Apr 1, 2019)
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Manish Kumar (Jan 1, 2019)
I love this type camera but
rahul on Flipkart
the 13megapixel camera wow..now i get a selfie with flashlight..front or back, i get same picture quality. the 206 degree bend allows you to position nearly anything.
Oppo N1 - The Best Selfie Phone Ever With Custom Rom Support
Mac (Aug 1, 2019)
Oppo is a relatively new company in Smartphone market and there is a chance you might have never heard about their devices as they have only recently launched in India. Oppo is the ONLY company in the world who officially supports custom firmwares ( like CyanogenMod ) and post links to the roms in their official website.
Lets talk about the phone now.
# Build Quality and Display
N1 is a huge phone,and often times you will be compelled to use it with both hands as it packs a 1080P 5.9 inch display. It is taller than the other phablets like Samsung Mega 6.3 and Sony Xperia Ultra. The built quality of the device is top notch and you wont feel this as a cheap 'chinese' phone. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has a PPI of 337 which is impressive. The viewing angles are great and is a pleasure to watch pictures and videos on this big screen.
This is the standout feature of this phone. Oppo is packing a 13MP ,f/2.0 aperture,dual LED flash, rotating camera. Forget about taking out of focus selfies, with this you can rotate the camera on to the front,see the image on the screen and click the best selfies possible. The only other phone that offers such a rotating camera is Gionee ( Elife Mini E7 ). The performance of the camera is above average and most of the time it takes very good images with good color reproduction. 8 seconds exposure support is there,but without a tripod forget taking a blur free image. N1 also doesn't have image stabilization built in which you often see in many flagships.
Oppo ships their phones with their custom build Android version called Color OS which is actively developed by them and new features are added time to time. Oppo also supports close to stock, CyanogenMod rom for this device which is optimized for performance. The Color OS on N1 is based on Android 4.2 Jellybean and offers a lot of useful features and is easy to use. For eg, N1 supports offscreen gestures by which you can directly launch assigned apps when the screen is off. For eg, drawing a 'V' on the screen will directly go into the torch app and a drawing a circle gets you the camera.
Since this is an 'open' device and CM team officially supports this phone, you can easily install the latest version of CyanogenMod (Kitkat 4.4.x). Many other custom roms are also supported.
# O-Touch rear panel
There is a small rectangle touch panel on the back of the device, below the camera, which allows you to scroll and launch apps. It works well most of the time and is handy on such a big phone,but i don't think many would use this often. You can swipe to navigate and double tab to launch apps.
# Processor,GPU and Battery
This is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor and Adreno 320 GPU. Note that this is not the combination you see in many flagship devices out there like Nexus 5. Samsung S5, LG G2 etc. This is the last generation chipset,but the performance it offers is great and you would hardly notice any lag in your day to day usage. Adreno 320 GPU helps in good gaming performance. N1 packs 2GB of ram which is more than enough to give a smooth multi-tasking experience.
N1 packs a huge Li-Ion 3610 mAh battery which is impressive and can easily take you through the day or even 2 days with moderate usage.
# Things to Note
1) There is no micro sdcard slot in here which means you are limited with around 16GB of internal storage of which around 12GB will be available for use. However, OTG support is there, which will allow you to plugin in pendrives via an OTG cable.
2) This is the Color OS version of the device, if you are looking to install CyanogenMod or other roms visit Oppo forums or Xda for help.
3) O-Click Bluetooth Remote - Oppo provides this nifty thing in the box which will help you to trigger camera shutter to take photos.
4) Single Sim ( Micro-SIM )
5) Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, DLNA and NFC are suported.
Oppo N1 is a huge phone,heavier than many other flagships due its bigger battery inside, and comes with some innovative features like the rotating camera. If you are a selfie addict this is one of the best one you can get to take great selfies ( competition - check recently announced Xperia C3 which offers a wide angle front cam with soft flash ). The main reason for me to own this device , apart from this rotating camera, is the custom rom support. Oppo officially supports cyanogenMod rom,and oppo has provided free devices to other custom rom devs to make sure those roms too function very well on this device. Many flagships like Nexus 5 or LG G2,or Oppo's own Find 7 takes better low light images.So If selfie is not your thing, i would recommend going for their latest flagships Find7 or Find7a which packs a lot more punch than N1 and is definitely one of the best devices in the market.
its really awesome smartphone
Purshotham Chirutha on Flipkart
b.coz it comes with rotating camera ,,,,and also back touch we can use from from back panel....5.9 inch s full hd display ,,,,we can use phone in off screen also its very easy operating system more normal android phone .....
Gautham A (Aug 1, 2019)
The phone is awesome but too very big in your hands. It almost seems like you are holding a tablet. Camera is good and the rotation is pretty smooth as well. Everything is too good with this phone, Wish they come up with 5.5 instead of 5.9 Inches.