Oppo N1 CM Edition

A nice new toy came in the mail today. I wasn’t expecting it to arrive until after the New Years. Seeing it arrive so early is a nice surprise to start the new year. 🙂 Anyway… Here’s the device…

Besides coming with just the phone, Oppo decided to throw in the white case as well. I’m not surprised they did. The phone’s massive. Too bad they didn’t throw in a screen protector as well. haha.




The Blue case that’s already on the phone comes with the CM edition of the N1 phone which comes with CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3). CyanogenMod is currently working on a stable release of CM11 (Android 4.4 Kit Kat) for the N1 and will release it when it ready.


Here is a quick comparison of the size difference between the Blackberry z10 and the iPhone 5. Both phones look tiny compared to the N1.

Oppo also includes their Bluetooth accessory called the O-Click. It’s basically a remote/notification tool. You can attach it to your keychain and use it to locate your phone or the other way around via alarms built in to both devices. It also has a range sensor that triggers the alarm if either device is away from each other. It’s neat to have if you tend to forget your phone. Though I can see if getting annoying if you use in a work environment. Another neat feature is it can also be used as a remote shutter. Remotely take pictures, great for taking group shots.

I didn’t take the picture of the most notable feature of the phone, the single 13MP camera that is rotatable. You can use it as a front facing and rear facing camera. This makes Oppo the only phone in the smartphone industry that has a front facing camera.

The included earphones do look nice. I probably won’t be using it unless my iBeats decide to stop working one day.


I’ll write a full review in a couple weeks after I’ve gotten used to it first. At first glance, the phone is massive. It’s a 5.9″ FHD (1920×1080) display running Qualcomm 600 processor. Though I would prefer it running the latest 800 processor, but the 600 is very capable processor. This is definitely not a phone I can use with just a single hand. After using it for a couple minutes switching back to the Z10, it felt tiny. And the iPhone feels even tinier now.

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