Oppo N1 Review: A bold set in the Right Direction

Oppo N1-5 The Oppo N1 comes in to the market as a device that really sets its self apart and that is one of the first things I like about it.  Oppo N1 32GB is powered by Color operating system which is based on Google’s Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean). You can download Google Play Store app and install any Android app or game of your choice on the phone easily. The handset runs on a Quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor with 32GB built-in ROM. A 2GB RAM is also part of the chip and comes in handy for blazing fast multitasking as well as seamless internet browsing; in fact you really notice no slow downs while using the Oppo N1. The phone offers Adreno 320 GPU for gaming and multimedia enthusiasts and supports superior graphics acceleration.

The Oppo N1 has a 13MP camera, that can rotate 206-degrees; this is one area the Oppo N1 excels and falls short at the same time. So let’s get it out-of-the-way, the 13MP camera is good but not great. It does get the job done and takes some good stills. But the true innovation is the swivel on the camera that allows the Oppo N1’s 13MP camera become a front facing camera at the same time.  Makes it a great feature that I really love on the device and one I hope Oppo continues on their future devices.

Let talk battery life, here the Oppo N1 is King. I have to congratulate Oppo on creating a device I could run for 4 days before it died on me( Longest I have had a current smartphone as a power user).  Yes I know it has a bigger battery than most phablet. But they really put a great dealing of effort into making it well optimized . There are some aspects for improvement on the Oppo N1, like the camera quality, and some OS reorganization. Overall I do like what Oppo has brought to the table with the N1 and hopefully we see more of that here in the USA.