OPPO N1

80
Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Oppo N1 review: a cameraphone that puts selfies first

Summary

The Oppo N1 is a bold, yet fun phone with the noble goal of solving the selfie problem. Unfortunately, its camera is still a few updates away from perfection.

Pros
  • Swivel camera adds versatility
  • Officially supported on two ROMs
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Camera shutter speed isn't fast enough
  • HDR mode is buggy
  • Back-mounted trackpad is awkwardly placed
Oppo N1 review: a cameraphone that puts selfies first

If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention of Oppo on Engadget dates back to August 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off from Vivo's parent company BBK -- would end up making some interesting smartphones. It's funny how both of these Chinese brands have been getting our attention lately with top specs, nice designs and reasonable prices. However, in terms of global reach, Oppo is well ahead with its presence in Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and India. Vivo, on the other hand, is preparing to break out of China sometime this year.

Following the Find 5, Oppo's latest flagship product is the N1, a 5.9-inch Android phone that's bringing back the once-common swivel camera. This device is clearly meant to meet the growing appetite for large phones and high-quality selfie cameras, especially in Asia. For those seeking a different kind of selling point, the N1 is also the first device to offer CyanogenMod ROM -- stock Android, but with neat enhancements -- and with Google's approval, no less. Thus, users get to choose between two officially supported ROMs. But what about the execution? And will these bonuses be enough to attract a global audience? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.0
Display
8.3
Battery life
9.2
Camera
8.7
Ease of use
7.0
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Specs

N1

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.9 inches
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Specs

N1

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.9 inches
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