Oppo N1, our phone of the moment [gallery]

Oppo N1 Lead

“Technology that we take for granted has fundamentally changed the way we live. And that’s the way it should be. Technology should innovate and push mankind forward.

However, innovation in smartphones has stopped. Every year, smartphones become slightly faster, with slightly larger screens, and get slight design changes. These things have been confused with innovation.

With the N1, we threw away all preconceptions. We boldly returned to the core reason to why technology should exist. To improve life, to innovate, and to change things for the better.”

These words, etched into the homepage of Oppo, marks the introduction of the N1, the world’s first smartphone running CyanogenMod straight out of the box, Gearburn’s OS of choice.

You want cool hardware features? Oppo N1 has some interesting ideas, such as the O-Touch Panel (scrolling by rubbing the rear panel of the N1) and O-Click Control (remote camera control and phone locator). As for raw specifications, Oppo N1 has perhaps the best smartphone battery of them all. An insane 3610mAh battery will keep this sucker going for days. The only drawback we can see is a lack of LTE, which may damped the spirits of some users. The rest of the specs are nothing to complain about:

  • CPU: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Battery capacity: 3610 mAh
  • Display: 5.9″ 1080p
  • Camera: 13-megapixel, FlashDual-mode LED

Other specs include USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and NFC. Have a gander at what is surely to be the most controversial Android phone yet.

Oppo N1 Gallery
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Oppo N1

Dig that crazy 13MP camera. It swivels from back to front.

Oppo N1

The 5.9" screen has been described as "washed out".

Oppo N1

Early reviews say that the N1 is both fast and stable. We'll put it to the test.

Oppo N1

The phone's OS is Android 4.3, made the CyanogenMod way. For those who don't know, it's a hacker-friendly take on Android.

Oppo N1 Lead


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