Oppo N1

$599 or €449 for oversized phone with rotating camera and CM support

As expected, the Oppo N1 has today gone on sale in the United States and Europe, where prices for the 16GB model start at $599 and €449 respectively — rising to $649 and €479 for the 32GB version. The latest high-end handset from the Chinese manufacturer, the N1 sports a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a rotating 13-megapixel camera for all your high-res selfie needs, and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM. Powering the phone is a capacious 3,610mAh battery.

Connectivity-wise, the N1 includes pentaband HSPA+ support up to 42Mbps as well as Bluetooth, NFC and Wifi Direct — though you'll be missing out on LTE support, putting the device at a significant disadvantage for Western buyers.

The Oppo N1 ships with the manufacturer's ColorOS software, based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but buyers will be easily switch to officially-supported CyanogenMod as an alternative OS — that's currently marked as "coming soon" on Oppo's site. (It's not to be confused with the limited run of "CM edition" N1s that run the community firmware out of the box.)

So it's fairly expensive and lacking in connectivity options compared to the competition, but there's no doubt that the N1 is a unique piece of technology. If you're picking one up today, shout out in the comments.

Source: Oppo Style

 
There are 48 comments

thexjacob says:

Not getting it today but in a week or so

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Lack of LTE really isn't _that_ big of a deal. Maybe if you're a gamer or you're downloading stuff you shouldn't be, but in normal, everyday use, it's not a deal breaker.

TheDu9du says:

in my opinion the only maybe is if you are granfathered with unlimited ATT, or if you don't mind paying the rates.

sentinelred says:

It is if you're in the US. It's crazy for them to charge that much for a phone that doesn't get LTE.

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I AM in the US and it's still not that big a deal. HSPA+ is plenty fast. LTE is only needed when you want to keep tapping the SpeedTest icon.

Connor Mason says:

It's that they charge you just as much as LTE phones. Everything in the industry is anti-consumer

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eahinrichsen says:

I agree that LTE isn't a huge deal, since I haven't really noticed a practical difference in network speeds between my old N4 and current N5.

That said, a phone this size that DOES have LTE would cost about this much. Whether or not LTE is super important, devices should be priced according to their specs.

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s2weden2000 says:

L 0 L

Lerel Ashley says:

this is crazy? wow wait til you go on the internet and look at phone prices or even look at the shipping and handling on some including carriers sometimes.

NoNexus says:

No, you do not have to be downloading stuff you shouldn't be. Sometimes you need it NOW not a few minutes from now

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

No snapdragon 1000 running at 3.7 GHz and no 8gb ram and no 4400×2560 screen running android 8.0? Eh I'll pass.

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benhmadison says:

Interesting looking device but no LTE and an older processor for almost twice the price of the n5?

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Although that battery is pretty "capacious".

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TheDu9du says:

don't forget those 13MP selfies! maybe worth for those selfie-maniacs.

But isn't that what mirrors are for?? Lol

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someguy01234 says:

Good luck because you're never going to get anything beside a Nexus if you beg for that price, get used to the camera and battery life.

(This is sent from an avoid Nexus user.)

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How do you know what the battery life and camera is like?

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eahinrichsen says:

It's been reviewed pretty thoroughly already. This video discusses the battery life in detail and has sample pictures, and it's a pretty impressive device on both counts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GrIWdORHvc

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sentinelred says:

The Moto X is very competitively priced too, you know.

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BldyIdt says:

Well, in Europe it's only 30% more...

Why don't we have this price translation for other products! I know there are taxes and stuff, but how come this device is correctly priced (599$ = 440€) when the Nexus 5 is at 350€ (481$) here?

s2weden2000 says:

because 0ppo sells it straight from their site...if a shop takes it in it will be pricier for sure

BldyIdt says:

Yes, but Google sells the Nexus 5 through Google Play Store too. Am I missing something?

s2weden2000 says:

yes you are..totally different things...

unixpsycho says:

CM will be just as buggy like on any processor. Will GPS work? :-X

That's what I'm thinking. Lol

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hmmm says:

One would assume since they have direct access to the hardware it won't be like running CM on a Galaxy S3.

I guess time will tell...

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sentinelred says:

But I assume you'll have access to nightlies. Idk, it's just not my type of phone. Mainly, way, way too big.

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Phil Hendy says:

Anyone know where it can be bought in the UK?

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s2weden2000 says:

from the web... 0ppostyle

rap1 says:

Some interesting innovations. Rotating camera is something I would like if it takes good pictures. The O-touch panel on the back to scroll, take pictures, etc. sounds cool. I'd like the o-click contral too with a shutter for the camera.

baldypal says:

That thing is HUGE! Gotta have hands like SHAQ to use it as a one-handed phone.

Qwkslvrmz says:

It's a really nice phone but I don't think I would buy one. Although you would probably get alot of attention with people wondering what kind of phone that is!

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OEM Skins = Overly featured OS Skins that increase size and eat battery

I don't want that!

I want Cyanogen which is...an...overly featured OS skin...wait a minute...

eahinrichsen says:

Hahaha well said.

Although in my experience, CM features tend more toward convenience and daily use, rather than flashy, gimmicky stuff like you see on TouchWiz and... whatever LG calls their proprietary skin.

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Junior chuxx says:

No thanks, I'll pass!

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davidnc says:

No 6" screen ,,, I pass :p ha

SEAJeff says:

I won't get it just for the fact that they haven't noticed we put the dollar sign in front of the numbers in the US. They got it right for the euro sign.

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s2weden2000 says:

except in Europe we know where the sign should be...so ...L 0 L

rudyy50 says:

Cut the price in half and I'd buy it.

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eszklar says:

In the US $50 more get you the Google Play Edition Z Ultra which comes with LTE. I'd spend the extra $50 bones for the GPe Z Ultra myself.

rawpower87 says:

Nice choice

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rawpower87 says:

I think that this looks cool but no LTE! What is this winter 2012 (nexus 4) ;)

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NoNexus says:

Have they ever updated a phone? Just curious

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

s2weden2000 says:

they do update twice a month! it is driven by 0ppo forums...bugfixes, new features, apps...who else does that...n0body!

NoNexus says:

Yeah spending 20 minutes in their forum tells me to stay pretty far away.

Lots of bugs, because of the nature of the OS, updates require a full wipe, 4.3 update seems to be a train wreck that isnt fit for release on xda, the skin seems heavy.

Maybe running cm is much better but I would stay away.

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

s2weden2000 says:

go read a lttle closer

Youngunn says:

DAT battery......

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