N1 http://www.stuff.tv/oppo/n1/news en-GB Video: Oppo N1 unboxing http://www.stuff.tv/n1/video-oppo-n1-unboxing/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This phablet comes with a rotating 13MP snapper for the ultimate selfie. We take it for a spin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1 unboxing" alt="Oppo N1 unboxing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-n1-unboxing.jpg?1392862281" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3226688601001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3226688601001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/n1/video-oppo-n1-unboxing/video#comments N1 Oppo Smartphones Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:13:42 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432587 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo N1 http://www.stuff.tv/android/oppo-n1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best smartphone you&#039;ve almost certainly never heard of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1 running ColorOS (and CyanogenMod) " alt="Oppo N1 running ColorOS (and CyanogenMod) " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Oppo-N1-review-main-pic.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Whatto N1?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s perfectly possible that you&rsquo;ve heard of Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer responsible for launching bold new Android phones with a blatant disregard for the unspoken smartphone code.&nbsp;If that&rsquo;s the case, the 5.9in N1 phablet is the perfect intro. Why? Because it&rsquo;s unlike any other smartphone we&rsquo;ve encountered.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £375.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Genuinely useful rotating camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Customisation kicks a-plenty </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> (Surprisingly) brilliant battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No 4G </div> <div class="field-item even"> Non-expandable storage </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Heavy - even for a phablet </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bigger screen is a better screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no getting around the fact the N1 is massive - to see the whole 5.9in Full HD slathered-in-Gorilla-Glass-3 screen in all its glory you almost need to step back a little. And it&rsquo;s a beauty when you do.</p> <p>Colours pop and contrast is bang-on whether you&rsquo;re scrolling through pin-sharp text on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/" target="_blank">Stuff.tv</a>, playing <em><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/deus-ex-fall/review" target="_blank">Deus Ex: The Fall</a></em> or just trying on themes, lockscreens and icon packs for size. Viewing angles are nice and wide, too. So yes, everyone in the self-service queue behind you <em>is</em> staring at your phone and <em>can</em> see exactly what you&rsquo;re doing.</p> <p>A small warning for movie buffs: loading the N1 up with 1080p videos does make it apparent that the o-mazing Oppo&rsquo;s screen isn&rsquo;t quite on a par with, say, an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> or a teeny <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone</a>. It&rsquo;s not quite as crisp and punchy as the best, at 377ppi, and colours drift a little to the warm side (think suntanned faces). The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Note 3</a> gets brownie points in this respect for easily accessible screen modes to suit every taste.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s lots to love, though. A double tap turns the N1&rsquo;s screen on, as with the similarly gargantuan G2 - especially handy as the shallow power button can be tricky to find when phone juggling. And Oppo hasn&rsquo;t even taken up any screen real estate for home, back and settings buttons - glowing capacitive buttons sit below the display.</p> <p>No close-to 6in phone is going to be easy to hold one-handed, but although it&rsquo;s 9mm thick the Oppo looks and feels sleek, with a helpful, ergonomic curve to the back. At 213g, feeble wrists will start to ache after 20 minutes streaming <em>Archer</em> during a commute, but all in all the screen makes the heft worth it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Oppo N1&#039;s 5.9in screen is Full HD and slathered in Gorilla Glass " alt="The Oppo N1&#039;s 5.9in screen is Full HD and slathered in Gorilla Glass " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-screen-1.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Wide viewing angles mean Pixar for two " alt="Wide viewing angles mean Pixar for two " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-screen-2.jpg?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your phone can be a playground </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Building a 5.9in flagship phone is just the start of Oppo&rsquo;s design mischief. Once the shock of its size has sunk in it&rsquo;s easy to see that the N1 has been carefully constructed with a lovely matte plastic finish, dual chamfers, slim bezels - oh, and a rotating camera up top.</p> <p>The 13MP camera, its dual LED flash and the small top speaker can be flipped to face forwards, backwards or anywhere in between. Sure, it looks retro (and slightly annoyingly it relegates the headphone jack to the bottom edge) but after plenty of time with clean slabs of metal and glass it&rsquo;s a bit of a delight to flip part of your phone around without feeling like an idiot. In short, it&rsquo;s our new favourite nervous habit.</p> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s not done messing with the outsides of the smartphone, either. Smack bang centre of the back of gigantophones is the place to be right now - the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">G2&rsquo;s</a> power and volume buttons sit here as does the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review" target="_blank">HTC One Max&rsquo;s</a> fingerprint scanner.</p> <p>Oppo uses it for its O-Touch panel, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pch-2000/playstation-vita-slim/review" target="_blank">PS Vita</a>-style touch-sensitive rectangle that can be used as an alternative control - swiping up or down can be used to scroll through long articles in Chrome, for example. In use we found some settings, such as scrolling, genuinely useful on a big phone, but others, such as tapping to launch the camera, actually took in practice than the standard button.</p> <p>Just one more Oppo device to play with: the O-Click accessory. This nifty tech button is temperamental with some CyanogenMod compatibility tweaks needed, but it works well as a remote shutter for the N1&rsquo;s camera. It can be attached to keys and acts as an alarm to find your phone quickly too.</p> <p>Take or leave the N1&rsquo;s quirks, but what the Oppo does best is let you experiment with features, themes, gestures - even which OS you want the N1 to run&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="13MP camera looks retro but is nifty in use " alt="13MP camera looks retro but is nifty in use " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-playground.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="You can&#039;t see it but this is the N1&#039;s O-Touch panel " alt="You can&#039;t see it but this is the N1&#039;s O-Touch panel " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-OTouch.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo N1 Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong> -&nbsp;Color, based on Android 4.2</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 5.9in IPS with 1920x1080 resolution (377ppi), Gorilla Glass 3</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong> - 13MP w/ dedicated ISP, dual-mode LED, f/2.0</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 16/32GB</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 3610mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 170.7x82.6x9mm/213g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two fresh versions of Android are better than one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&rsquo;s where things get super exciting - or super nerdy, depending on which way you look at it.</p> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android</a> skin - ColorOS - is most likely what will arrive pre-installed on your N1. Based on Android 4.2, it&rsquo;s a customisable overhaul that includes Google Play access and a familiar widgets, homescreens and app drawer set-up.</p> <p>Useful tricks include gestures such as swiping up/down with two fingers to control volume (including in third-party apps such as Netflix), the status bar disappearing unless you nudge it down and a whole bunch of free online themes accessible by swiping up from the centre of the N1. Our theme of choice is the adorable Constellation, but <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">iOS 7</a>-style icons are available too - you know, to be ironic. An in-built stylus is nowhere to be found but handwriting is still an option with finger scrawls.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/5-ways-make-android-more-beautiful-ios-7/feature" target="_blank">11 ways to make Android look even better than iOS7</a></strong></p> <p>ColorOS is fresh and intriguing, but the big noise over the N1 comes from Android fans who are bursting with excitement over one of their darling systems going &lsquo;legit&rsquo; through a partnership with Oppo. Said system is CyanogenMod, and if you can&#39;t track&nbsp;down a limited edition CyanogenMod N1 you can simply install it yourself. And don&rsquo;t worry, Oppo has done all the legwork - there&#39;s no fussing around with drivers, flashing or manual update faffing and you can easily drag the file across onto your phone from Macs as well as PCs. <a href="http://www.oppoforums.com/threads/cyanogenmod-for-the-oppo-n1.8017/" target="_blank">More instructions can be found here</a> - it really is a ten minute job.</p> <p>CyanogenMod is very similar to stock Android in that it&rsquo;s fuss-free and runs silky smooth. On the N1 it&rsquo;s also compatible with the O-Touch panel, Oppo&rsquo;s gestures, and even the O-Click accessory, making the decision to switch very easy. And, in short, everything is customisable - extending desktops means more homescreens to play with, you can alter how your battery displays in the status bar, what&rsquo;s on the lockscreen, and grab icons from Android launchers such as Nova. Very open, very phone-geek.</p> <p>The N1 is a smartphone to spend hours, rather than minutes, tweaking to your exact, detail-crazed specifications and discovering new features - both ColorOS and CyanogenMod allow you to do this but we suspect the latter will be on most N1s before long. It&rsquo;s a shame you can&rsquo;t flit between the two - going back to ColorOS involves reinstalling Oppo firmware in the same way so it&rsquo;s a bit of a pain. And the one thing we missed completely is a Note 3-style multi-window feature to make the most of the 5.9in screen. But, hey, perhaps we&rsquo;re just being greedy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod gets the thumbs up from Google on the Oppo " alt="CyanogenMod gets the thumbs up from Google on the Oppo " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-CyanogenMod-start.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Customisable status bars ahoy!" alt="Customisable status bars ahoy!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-status-bar-CM.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="We like ColorOS&#039; dedicated camera homescreen " alt="We like ColorOS&#039; dedicated camera homescreen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-ColorOS.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Constellation is adorable - check out that gramophone icon " alt="Constellation is adorable - check out that gramophone icon " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-theme-constellation.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Selfies deserve 13MP too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two OSes are better than one, but a single camera is better than two if it means you&rsquo;ve got 13MP to play with on both sides of the phone - selfies deserve detail, too.</p> <p>The 5.9in screen is a great viewfinder, ColorOS offers scene modes (CyanogenMod has the standard Jelly Bean cam), and the rotating section means you can hold the phone in portrait and tilt the cam upwards for interesting angles. If it wasn&rsquo;t for the N1 being so big and white and conspicuous, this would be a great way to take sneaky snaps. As it is, any time the Oppo&rsquo;s in your hand there will be gawping.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="479" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12328811464/in/set-72157640550772345/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>We particularly like how the N1 shoots indoors in imperfect light, the scene of many a grainy smartphone pic crime. And in good light, outdoors, images look great, with vibrant colours, good contrast and - for the most part - accurate exposure. Blown up and side by side with images from the best smartphone snappers the N1&rsquo;s pics aren&rsquo;t the cleanest, but they are a cut above the norm.</p> <p>And if you want to snap pics of yourself? You can set the camera app to spring open when you rotate the lens towards you and there&rsquo;s even a beautify setting that will automatically pop up on portrait shots. We let the Oppo virtually paint our face in the style of a Tokyo teen makeover booth and it went so far as to pinch in our chipmunk cheeks. Sigh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod&#039;s camera is the basic Jelly Bean app " alt="CyanogenMod&#039;s camera is the basic Jelly Bean app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-1.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phablets should run smoothly and last all day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watching movies, tweaking status bars, snapping profile pics - this is not a phablet to leave in your bag. And happily the Oppo is a true battery life hero.</p> <p>The beefy 3610mAh unit, which can&rsquo;t be swapped out, plays nice with the Snapdragon 600 processor. So not only does its 5.9in Full HD screen last a full day of messaging, browsing and gaming, but in ColorOS mode there&rsquo;s an excellent power saver, too. The eager to please N1 will even nag if you get to below 40% at night.</p> <p>Running CyanogenMod things are a little more pared back functionality-wise, but in our standard 720p video rundown test, at half brightness with Wi-Fi on, the Oppo gave the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a> some grief with a time of 9 hours 5 minutes.</p> <p>Whether on ColorOS or CyanogenMod, the N1 also knows how to make the most of a comparatively old processor, the Snapdragon 600. With 2GB of RAM to help things along, we didn&rsquo;t encounter any lag or hiccups during testing, even when really pushing it. Downloads of HD movies and big music files are nippy, and although <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">AnTuTu</a> rates the N1 lower than the Note 3 and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">G2</a>, its 26513 score is still in the same race.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="That 20% could last you half a day " alt="That 20% could last you half a day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-main-battery.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="ColorOS&#039; battery reminder option " alt="ColorOS&#039; battery reminder option " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-battery-life.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Browsing on the N1 is speedy despite an &quot;old&quot; Snapdragon 600 " alt="Browsing on the N1 is speedy despite an &quot;old&quot; Snapdragon 600 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-screen-browsing-2.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What Oppo Forgot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cue open-source sad face emoticon. Stepping back from our heady week of getting to know the N1, it seems a shame to point out that it isn&rsquo;t quite flawless. But we can at least count the niggles on one hand.</p> <p>The biggie: there&rsquo;s no 4G. Less of an issue in the UK for now, perhaps, but for all its forward thinking Oppo&rsquo;s really missed a trick by not making the N1 that little bit future proofed.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-its-time-get-pumped-about-lte-advanced-4g/feature" target="_blank">Why it&#39;s time to get pumped about LTE Advanced 4G</a></strong></p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the non-expandable storage. The N1 does come in a 32GB variant that&rsquo;s selling for around &pound;480, but a microSD slot would be far more appealing. Finally, as we nitpicked earlier, it&rsquo;s pretty heavy even by phablet standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Plenty of gestures but where&#039;s the 4G support? " alt="Plenty of gestures but where&#039;s the 4G support? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-gestures.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Headphone jack, microUSB, speaker but no microSD slot " alt="Headphone jack, microUSB, speaker but no microSD slot " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-build-bottom-edge.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This mobile maverick breaks all the right rules. Zany but still elegant hardware coupled with the most open and customisable Android software on the planet - it makes for a very tempting combination indeed.</p> <p>This kooky, clever phablet is the best big phone you can buy for under &pound;500, thanks to a superb screen, innovative yet reliable camera, great battery life and solid performance.</p> <p>Chinese handsets won&rsquo;t be grouped purely into budget phones and knock-offs anymore. The Oppo is set to be a real sleeper hit as it makes its way around the world. An accidental hipster phone and choose-your-own-OS pioneer, and we can&rsquo;t wait to see what Oppo comes up with next.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Smartphones in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p>Words: <a href="https://plus.google.com/100316166955509219073/posts">Sophie Charara&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " alt="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-verdict-lifestyle.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " alt="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-build.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A humongous slab of hipster phone, this alterna-OS beauty breaks plenty of rules but is still bursting with appeal</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo N1 review: The best phone you&#039;ve never heard of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;An early frontrunner for the most exciting phone of 2014&quot; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/oppo-n1/review#comments Android N1 Oppo Smartphones Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:59:34 +0000 Sophie Charara 1432071 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo N1 gets price and December 10 release date http://www.stuff.tv/n1/oppo-n1-lets-you-take-13mp-selfies-its-swivelling-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The &quot;N&quot; stands for &quot;Narcissist&quot; – this 5.9in phablet can take 13MP selfies with its swivelling camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-n1-02.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might not have heard of Oppo, but the Chinese smartphone manufactuer is nothing if not innovative.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let&#039;s Twist Again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yup, that&#39;s right &ndash; you can take 13MP selfies with the N1&#39;s f/2.0 snapper, which rotates through 206 degrees and packs a dual-mode LED flash that adjusts depending on which way the camera&#39;s facing. You can also set the exposure time manually, up to eight seconds. Perfect for Instagram.</p> <p>Round the back of its aluminium frame, the N1 features an O-Touch panel &ndash; a 12cm square <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">PS Vita</a>-style trackpad that can be used to scroll through web pages, open apps and take photos.</p> <p>As well as its standout features, the N1 also packs a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3610mAh battery. Internal storage options include 16GB and 32GB, expandable by microSD. The only downside? It doesn&#39;t feature LTE support, a bit remiss on a flagship phone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Whb2PRU3m-U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-n1.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Colour and the Shape </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The N1 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, skinned with Oppo&#39;s new ColourOS operating system &ndash; which includes a live weather theme that interacts with your app icons. The N1 will also let you switch over to CyanogenMod should you prefer.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong> The Oppo N1 will hit <a href="http://en.oppo.com/where-to-buy/" target="_blank">Oppo Style</a>&nbsp;and other outlets in the US and Europe on 10 December, priced at US$600 in the US and &euro;450 (&pound;370) in Europe.&nbsp;Could the N1 give the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> a run for its money? Check back for our full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-n1-03.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo N1 coming 10 December </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/n1/oppo-n1-lets-you-take-13mp-selfies-its-swivelling-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/n1/oppo-n1-lets-you-take-13mp-selfies-its-swivelling-camera/news#comments N1 Oppo Smartphones Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:52:56 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427034 at http://www.stuff.tv