Oppo N1 : A detailed review about Chinese mobile giant’s new product


Hello Guys ! Many of you might have heard about Oppo, the Chinese mobile giant recently launched phone with rotating camera in Indian market. Also they have launched two other models “Oppo Find 5 mini” and “Oppo Neo”.

So what do you think? Will Oppo live up-to it’s hype in Indian market? Let me give you first specifications of all three models launched by Oppo.

Oppo N1:



  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 213 g
  • Operating system: Color OS, based on Android 4.2
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 / 32 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3610 mAh


  • Distance sensor
  • Light sensor
  • G-sensor
  • 4D Gyroscope


  •  Size: 5.9-inch
  • Resolution: 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 377 PPI
  • Type: IPS
  • Colors: 16 million colors
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch, capacitive screen, Gorilla Glass 3, O-Touch (rear touch panel). Slide up or down, left or right, tap, double tap and long press for different functionality


  •  Sensor: 13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP
  • Flash: Dual-mode LED
  • Aperture: f/2.0
  • Scene modes: Normal, Panorama, High Speed, Rewind, Beautify, and Slow Shutter


  • Frequencies
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz


  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • GPS
  • NFC

Now we will take a look at some of the unique features Oppo N1 gives to you.



Oppo N1 is world’s first smartphone with 13 MP rotating camera, constructed from 67 different components,featuring 206 degree rotation which will allows you to capture photos at any angle without shaking or moving! Also with a shared camera for primary and secondary you will get front facing shots as amazing as back facing shots. It is also fastest camera available in market which will boot within 0.6 seconds, just 120 degree rotation of camera will wake up the phone from sleep and you can start taking pictures! Isn’t it exciting? Oppo N1 camera also supports long exposure photography upto 8 seconds.



Oppo has included “Pure image processor” same as that of HTC one series/Nokia Lumia/Sony Xperia Z1, which will allow you to capture some really breathtaking and varied realistic images. The picture above is self explanatory.



Oppo N1 is world’s first smartphone to use 6 physical lenses, a technology which allows you to take clear captures without any distortion. For more delicate photography even in night and low lighting environment Oppo included latest generation CMOS sensor upgraded to type 1/3.06 imaging module and f/0.2 wide aperture. For this all latest technology on a smartphone Oppo has extended its hands with the leading optical companies to make it’s own image processing solution for improvised balance,exposure and focus. Also Oppo N1 gives you dual LED flash for perfect lighting while capturing your precious moments with your near and dear ones.



The rear touch panel is known as O-Touch panel which gives you the control to scroll,take snaps and tap without blocking screen. This is a feature which makes this smartphone a unique and one of its own kinda gadget.



Bluetooth remote control for camera is known as O-Click Control which allows to capture you even if you’re far away from device, supporting upto 15 meter range.




Oppo has it’s very famous and it’s trademark color OS  in N1. Still Oppo gives you freedom to install Custom Firmwares as Cyanogen Mod, Paranoid Android & PAC ROM in N1. So you will never get bored from using same OS. You’ll be able to enjoy the uniqueness and fun in experiencing different mobile OS.

After reading this, you guys are certainly thinking like Oh man ! I really need this phone. Some of its new unique features like rear touch panel (O-Touch), world’s first rotating camera phone, bluetooth remote control for camera called O-Click are really entertaining. These features certainly can tempt anyone.

Now, there are some draw-backs of this phone like it has 5.9 inch screen which is certainly too big for pocket. As for some people it will work as Phablet but not everyone wants to carry this much big phone. Another thing is it’s SoC (System On Chip), when you’re spending about 37,000 INR on a phone you probably want high end processor chip. Oppo N1 has Snapdragon 600 SoC while in same range you can get phones with Snapdragon 800 SoC. In defense, Oppo has to say that “because of low battery consumption we have put Snapdragon 600 instead of Snapdragon 800”.

But at last you will not get unique features like rotating camera, O-touch,O-click in any other phones, plus full freedom to install some of very famous custom firmwares such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and PAC ROM. So it’s a worth a buy !

In India Oppo is sold by snapdeal.com . So, what do you think about this Chinese product? Share your views for the same.

NOTE : Specifications and Pics are from Oppo’s official website.

Ketan Solanki

I am Ketan Solanki, A student of Computer Engineering. Just interested in seeing world through my eyes. I am crazy about history mostly middle age, fan of jules verne and always updated with new technology around me.add me on Google+

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9 Responses

  1. Prasanna says:

    Really amazing features. It will give touch competition to new giants like Micromax, Karbon and Lava in Indian marker.

    Nice post.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Ketan Solanki says:

      indeed Prasanna. furthermore high ends phone like Sony Xperia Z1, HTC One/One max, LG G2 and other brands will also have tough competition now.

  2. nice smartphone. i love the rotating camera feature. too bad i don’t think this brand is available here in Philippines

  3. Like Marilyn I like the rotating camera idea. Neat product!

  4. Never heard about this brand but this is really an amazing product. Nice review.

  5. well indeed post. this the 4th post i’ve read on this blog and i always learn 2-3 things from it. keep up the good work. have a nice day

  6. new says:

    Thanks for sharing I love the oppo

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