a Rip off
21 Apr 2014 By Reggie Dsouza On flipkart.com
Oppo N1, the company's last year flagship smartphone, all last years flagships are now less than 32K.. Snapdragon 600 is so yesterday most 2014 flagships are running Snapdragon 800 and are cheaper than this Chinese trash. The low sales of N1 is mainly due to the swirling camera, its so big turn-off, looks immensely stupid and gimmicky even Oppo's brand ambassadors, Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor cannot resurrect its falling sales.nNot worth it man,for that kind of money i can get the Nexus 5 32 GB and a years 3G pack on some mobile company or a Xperia Z1 or a Z1 compact or LG G2 all who have betters specs than this Chinese piece of ....
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Oppo N1 The Best Selfie Phone Ever With Custom Rom Support
28 Aug 2014 By Mac On flipkart.com
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.nnLets talk about the phone now.nn# Build Quality and DisplaynN1 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.nn# CameranThis 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.nn# SoftwarenOppo 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.nnSince 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.nn# O-Touch rear panelnThere 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.nn# Processor,GPU and BatterynThis 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.nnN1 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.nn# Things to Noten1) 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.n2) 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.n3) O-Click Bluetooth Remote - Oppo provides this nifty thing in the box which will help you to trigger camera shutter to take photos.n4) Single Sim ( Micro-SIM )n5) Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, DLNA and NFC are suported.nn# VerdictnOppo 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.
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