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Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition Review and Giveaway

Erez Zukerman 21-02-2014

An Android phone that comes running CyanogenMod out of the box and has hardware features you won’t see on any other phone, like a rotating camera and a rear touch panel. If that sounds impressive, you can imagine how much I was looking forward to reviewing the Oppo N1. I really, really wanted to love this phone.


First, let’s talk raw specs: The most physically striking feature about this phone is the display, a 5.9-inch full HD panel that boasts a pixel density of 373 ppi. Then there’s the aforementioned 13-megapixel rotating camera — just the one, since you can flip it back and forth to take high-resolution selfies. The phone also rocks 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, and a Snapdragon 600 chipset.

The Competition

Unfortunately, after using it as my daily device for several weeks, I can’t say it’s everything I’ve been hoping for. To understand why, you need to look at the N1 in context. This phone retails for $599 directly from OPPO Style. So what other phones can you get for $600?

So across the board, the N1 is more expensive than the flagship devices from Samsung, Sony, and LG, while offering comparatively less power.

Then again, the Oppo N1 is an underdog device by its very nature. You won’t find it in stores; this particular “limited edition” model is CyanogenMod’s first collaboration with a phone maker since its inception as a company, and is perhaps a sign of things to come. This is not a phone for everyone, nor does it try to be.

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What’s In The Box

As befitting a limited edition phone, the N1 comes beautifully packaged, with lots of branded goodies:

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  • A simple TPU case.
  • An elegant, white, flip case.
  • A pair of earbuds, more beautifully packaged than most.
  • A USB travel adapter.
  • Two CyanogenMod stickers.
  • A promising little gadget called the O-Click, which was supposed to remotely control the phone

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Initial Impressions: Sheer Size and Operating System

This is a large phone. That’s the first impression I got when I first took it out of the box, but it stuck: It just feels big, like cramming it into your pocket would be an act of folly. Here it is next to the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Nexus 5:


oppo n1 cyanogenmod review

As you can see, it positively dwarfs both – and the Z1 is not a small device. The front face of the device is dominated by the massive display, with a very thin bezel on each side. The top part houses the earpiece and a proximity sensor, as well as the 13-megapixel camera. There’s no front camera, because that whole section rotates 180 degrees, letting you take high-res selfies. Under the screen you’ll find three capacitive buttons: Menu, Home, and Back.

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The bottom part of the phone houses a headphone jack, a micro USB port, and a speaker. Its right side has a volume rocker, as well as the power button. Finally, the expansive back of the phone also does something: It has a rear capacitive touch panel, which is supposed to allow you to scroll more easily through documents and use the phone one-handed. The phone’s rear panel is sealed – the battery is non-removable.


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Once you get over its physical dimensions, the N1 turns out to be a very usable device. This is mainly thanks to CyanogenMod, a time-tested ROM that hews close to Android’s original vision while adding lots of little comfort features.

A key advantage of the CyanogenMod model is that it doesn’t come with any sort of skinning — it feels like a stock device. You won’t have Sense to deal with, or TouchWiz, or any other terrible customizations phone makers try to differentiate themselves with.

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In day-to-day use, the phone itself effectively becomes transparent: It’s the apps that matter, and these run just fine on the N1. Thanks to its generous amount of RAM and relatively zippy processor, Gmail, Tweetings, and all of the other apps I rely on every day worked flawlessly. The one notable exception was VSCO Cam VSCO Cam For Android, Reviewed: A Hipster Haven, Or What Instagram Should Have Been? Here's a novel idea: Take pictures with your phone, then apply filters to make them look old-timey. What? Heard this one before? VSCO Cam takes it to the next level. Read More , which simply refused to start — it crashed, crashed, and crashed some more.

Another matter is DPI, or how small (or large) screen elements are. While CyanogenMod lets you adjust the size of your display font, even its smallest setting was rather large on this phone’s phablet-sized screen. And adjusting the screen size would not change the layout for many apps — even though tablet mode on most apps would feel right at home on the N1’s massive panel.

Games worked well, if not flawlessly. Playing Asphalt 8 Adrenaline on the Oppo N1 is a very enjoyable experience: The screen is massive and bright, and the graphics are sharp and responsive. The problem in this case was with the phone’s hardware buttons: I kept hitting the capacitive Home button by mistake, ejecting myself out of the game again and again.

Camera, Rear Touch Panel, O-Click

On to some of the phone’s banner features, starting with the camera. Yes, it does rotate:

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That’s a neat trick; if only image quality was up to par. Here are some salad greens I shot with the N1:

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This is an okay image, actually – but it doesn’t stand up to the quality I’ve seen with the Xperia Z1’s camera. If you’re really into selfies, then this camera would be great for you — and being able to rotate it to all sorts of crazy angles makes it easy to candidly take photos, too. But the resulting images will look like they were taken using a smartphone.

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Next up, the rear touch panel. The phone’s custom case even comes with a recessed area in the back, to make the touch panel usable even when you have the case on… in theory:

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When running CyanogenMod, the rear touch panel is disabled by default. Only after navigating to Settings > Language & Input and enabling it, was I able to use it. And even then, it really only worked in the launcher. I was able to scroll through homescreens with it, but when I tried scrolling in Chrome, it just didn’t work. And as soon as I snapped the custom case on, forget about it: The panel might as well have been disabled.

As bad as the panel was, it wasn’t as bad as the fancy O-Click keychain dongle:

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This dongle has its own non-rechargeable battery, and pairs with the phone over Bluetooth. It is meant to work as a remote shutter button for the camera, and even beep if it ever got separated from the phone (so you don’t end up leaving your keys or your phone behind). In truth, it didn’t work. That is not a way to say it worked badly: It simply would not work at all — won’t even pair with the phone. This is a known issue, and CyanogenMod have an over-the-air update in the pipeline, only this review unit was not lucky enough to receive it yet.

The final tally is that out of the phone’s three banner features (rotating camera, rear touch panel, O-click), the camera is so-so, the rear touch panel is bad, and the O-click is… well, nothing, really.

Battery Life and Performance

The Oppo N1 packs an enormous 3610 mAh battery. That’s one spec where it surpasses all three phones I’ve compared it against – the Xperia Z1, the Galaxy S4, and the LG G2. Its battery life was excellent throughout the whole period I was using it, with plenty of juice left at the end of each day, even with heavy use.

As I’ve mentioned previously, the phone feels zippy and responsive in routine use. But if you’re into benchmarks, here are a couple of Antutu screenshots:

oppo n1 android review

As you can see, with an Antutu score in the 26-28k range, this phone is no slouch — but it’s no hero, either (the Xperia Z1 gets around 35k).

Too Big for a Day to Day Device, Not Great Value for Money

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In the end, I was much relieved to go back to my comparatively compact Xperia Z1. The Oppo N1 is a fine device: Its swiveling camera is neat, and CyanogenMod is a great take on what Android should be able to do out of the box. That said, if you’re looking to buy an Android phone in the $600 range, there are much, much better ways to spend your money.

Our verdict of the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition:
MakeUseOf recommends: Don’t buy.
5 10

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  1. Morrison
    March 8, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Not in comparison to other Android phones, but if has some unique features which I value.

  2. heather c
    March 8, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Pretty cool, but no, not worth the asking price.

  3. Cory Fillion
    March 8, 2014 at 2:29 am

    It seems to be the same as any other smartphone out there, and way too expensive.

  4. gustavo
    March 8, 2014 at 12:49 am

    is very expensive,but i love the design of the oppo N1,the rotative camera,

  5. Varun K
    March 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Really unique phone in my opinion but not worth $600 . Nexus 5 is a really good competitor vs this phone but i think its better to get the nexus 5. The camera is not a huge deal for me . But if you have money to blow then do it :D

  6. Brian K
    March 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    It's comparable to the Note

  7. Jack N
    March 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    i mean its an awesome phone but a bit expensive i mean at this price point i can get a much more powerful phone like the xperia z1 or even much cheaper i can get a more powerful nexus 5

  8. Angela
    March 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I think it's a bit expensive as well!

  9. CY Ang
    March 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The spec is nice but the screen is too big at 5.9". $600 is also too costly.

  10. Mike
    March 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    The Oppo N1 has an interesting rotating camera and good spec but I think the price is on the high side.

  11. Willy
    March 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Specs are OK

  12. Andrew Sales
    March 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Don't think it is worth it.

  13. Hanry Alansyari
    March 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

    The price is a bit too steep.

  14. Mary Genevive Abalos
    March 7, 2014 at 4:25 am

    the features are good but i think its a bit expensive.

  15. Sonny David Huab
    March 7, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Sounds a bit expensive for $600, but the specs and features are great! :D

  16. Peter H
    March 7, 2014 at 3:01 am

    For $600 I would go with a better known brand such as Sony , Samsung, LG or Google.

  17. Pat U
    March 7, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Looks worth it, but would be great to win it!

  18. Ariel C
    March 7, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I think it's a bit too expensive!

  19. Mahfuz
    March 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    hope to win

  20. Adrian Catalin
    March 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Not 600$ but the specs are OK

  21. Ale B
    March 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    It´s too big and the specs are not worth 600 bucks

  22. Anthea Holloway
    March 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Well, I am not sure that I could afford to spend that much on one phone - however good it is!

  23. SK Tan
    March 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Th Oppo N1 hardware is high end spec but the price is a bit too expensive for me.

  24. Sean Ang
    March 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

    It is too expensive even though it is a good phone.

  25. Rosie Chua
    March 6, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Oppo N1 is nice but the price is steep.

  26. Allan H
    March 6, 2014 at 1:59 am

    I am a new entry into the smart phone scene. I am not up to speed on the finer points of these phones. Maybe I should stick to the major brands.

  27. Mary
    March 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

    interesting but would be afraid to spend $600.

  28. Francesco Fiorino
    March 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I think that the prize is too high!

  29. hd
    March 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    i wouldn't pay that much money for it

  30. Donna D
    March 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    It is expensive and from the review it doesn't sound like it is worth the money.

  31. Chris R
    March 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    It's nice, but wouldn't pay 600$ for it.

  32. Florian
    March 5, 2014 at 9:35 am

    No, I would never buy that phone, is too expensive.

  33. Harmony Carolino
    March 5, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Comparing it to other Android phones, $600 is a reasonable price for the wonderful, modern, competitive phone.

  34. Anonymous
    March 5, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Even with the price, I would buy this phone. Cyanogen combined with the extra features makes it very interesting.

  35. Paul Y
    March 5, 2014 at 3:15 am

    too expensive... if you consider that starting a new contract can net you a new phone for a fifth of the cost - if that is what you want....

  36. Kathy B
    March 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Nice looking but I'd never drop that much cash on a phone

  37. Rick
    March 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I would never buy a phone that expensive.
    But I will take a free one if its offered.

  38. Zack
    March 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    The Phone is an interesting concept yet there still is a bit of work to be done. I think it seems O.K. for its price tag.

  39. John Michael J
    March 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The Oppo N1 is great and yes

  40. Bill Fleet
    March 4, 2014 at 4:30 am

    It's more than I'd normally pay, but I'm a big fan of last year's hot model -- whatever the year. It's always cheaper to wait, since if I'd bought the hot model last year, it would have cost me double or triple what I'll pay for it now -- and i still would end up with the same device.

  41. Jim Alix
    March 4, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Good for a second phone...

  42. Anne F
    March 3, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I love the rotating camera but price seems pretty steep

  43. Chris N
    March 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    on the fence.............

  44. Dihutswane Mosienyane
    March 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    No it does not....
    Which is what I would say if I wasn't an easily impressed dude ^_^

  45. Muhammad Hadi N
    March 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    its look overprice for me.

  46. Ion
    March 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    The phone is superb , the price is huge.

  47. Mustafa Khan
    March 3, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Would buy. Its a nice one.

  48. Kristine Bridget Rangel
    March 3, 2014 at 5:03 am

    So expensive phone.

  49. Paula A
    March 3, 2014 at 12:42 am

    With so many great features, this phone is a very tempting purchase!

  50. Hugo P
    March 2, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Expensive phone but the rotating camera is an impressive feature!

  51. Hugo P
    March 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    The fact that it offers a rotating camera is a great way to manipulate those eager buyers, but personally I wouldn't get it at such a high price!

  52. Sachin G
    March 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    It sure does offer a lot of unique features, my favorite being the rotating and instant camera start-up considering the $600 price tag.

  53. Debbie
    March 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I wouldn't buy a phone for $600, I don't care what it's capable of doing. In the long run it is just a phone.

  54. Fabian Moore
    March 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Say it's a little bit overpriced but not by too much for it stands up to the bigger brands & brings new features even if they do need a little work.

  55. Daniel V
    March 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    No, I believe it is a bit pricey for the features.

  56. Michelle K
    March 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Seems a little pricey

  57. Jaafarlaila H
    March 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I think it sounds and looks like a great phone. The battery, internal specs and the cool camera are probably worth the $600.

  58. Brett H
    March 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I think it's a little over priced!

  59. Boris B
    March 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I think $600 is too much for a phone

  60. Brent V
    March 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Rooted phone from manufacturer. Hmmm..... Sounds pretty damn good to me.

  61. Gopal
    March 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    The phone doesn't justify the $600 price...

  62. Pedro Parkero
    March 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Seems too pricey. But I do love the rotating camera. It's one of those "why didn't they think of that before?" ideas...

  63. Alin!
    March 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I want to win, I like the smartphone! It's a very expensive ! Badly!

  64. Alex Montana
    March 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I am impressed with all the extra features! Sounds like a great deal actually!

  65. Abdelrahman El-Feky
    March 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    No, too expensive.

  66. Gabriela
    March 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Solid, powerfull, nice, expensive. Too expensive.

  67. Kathy
    March 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

    so far it looks pretty good, but really i just don't think any phone could or should be that exspensive, technology is changing daily, who's to say that a phone today will meet our needs a month from now. But i would love to win one!

  68. Paul-kristjan A
    March 1, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Judging it by the looks of your review, you can get a better phone for 600$, but then again, if you want a phone that's not that well equipped, you might get one that's half that price.

  69. Milos D
    March 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Price is not so high for phone with limited edition, maybe someday price be higher on Amazon :)

  70. lisa j
    March 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Love the phone and all the features but $600 seems like a lot for a brand I've never heard of.

  71. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper
    March 1, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Actually I don't think any phone is worth $600 so no I don't think it's worth the price but I would still like to have a phone with these features.

  72. Jason E
    March 1, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Looks like a great phone

  73. Nena S
    March 1, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I probably wouldn't spend $600 on this phone, but I do love a lot of the features, the rotating camera is really cool!

  74. Sherry C
    March 1, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I think you can find better quality for less.

  75. Vilma Pacheco
    March 1, 2014 at 1:30 am

    It seems to offer a lot but pricey.

  76. patti lovecky
    March 1, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I would say it is similar in price to others that are offered with the same components to it. I would think in time, the price will come down as the next best thing comes out.

  77. Debbie Petch
    February 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I don't think so. I am not into complicated!

  78. Christine B
    February 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    From the info in your review I think there are better phones out there for the price but it is still better than no smartphone at all , which is my situation

  79. Youssef Brahmi
    February 28, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Hope i win this one i really like this phone

  80. David Yang
    February 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I will agree with makeuseof that it is not worth buying, but it is definitely worth winning.

  81. Tina F
    February 28, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    You have to pay to get a good product BUT that is way too much maybe if it had a few diamond chips on it lol

  82. Florientin
    February 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    600.00 $ ... is very expensive!

  83. Marijo Watt
    February 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    it seems to offer plenty, although the price tag seems a bit high for my budget

  84. Carissa Knotts
    February 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    No, it is too much for any phone.

  85. may
    February 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    IT is a lot of money but yes... it is worthwhile

  86. Dale H.
    February 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    The Oppo N1 is a great phone but not worth 600 buck

  87. Stefany B.
    February 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I don't think what the phone offers is enough for the price, it's overpriced and the specs aren't even similar to the smartphones the same price range.

  88. John K
    February 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    The review shows it is not worth $600.

  89. Jerry C
    February 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I don't want to sound cheap but I have not seen a "smart" phone that I WOULD pay $600.00 for. So, no.

  90. Rosanne R
    February 28, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I've never used, or owned a Smartphone, but would LOVE to have one. I'm afraid $600 is way out of my budget, living on a fixed income, so it's way to expensive for me.
    It has so many unique features, I guess it all depends on what a consumer is using it for, if the price is right for them.

  91. Kariem Begg
    February 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Not really...

  92. Caralyn Rubli
    February 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Is it made of gold? If not too expensive!

  93. Melly R
    February 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I do not think it is worth the price not until they cant fix the problems with the features of the phone and improve the quality of the camera. If they fix those issues it would surely then be worth it.

  94. Kelly West
    February 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    It looks like it can compete with the big guys i.e. Samsung, HTC, and Sony and if so it should be able to pull equal their prices.

  95. Chris K
    February 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    For what they offer, OPPO tend to give a great overall product and strive to have it perfected. I like the companies dedication. For the product and support I give it high marks. Yes, there can be content lacking, but overall for the price, and what you get I would spend the money.

  96. Alex
    February 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I think its too expensive but it has some very interesting features which I hope will make it into other phones but for a premiere release its not so bad.

  97. Dorothy H
    February 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Premium plus price for an unknown brand with a big screen, big battery and a rotating camera. I don't think so. Give it here... maybe my opinion will change.

  98. Kevin B
    February 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Price may be a little steep and budget is tight, but the CyanogenMod trumps it. Not your everyday phone, but it's something to look forward to.

  99. Ngakan Alit
    February 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

    obviously not a phone to carry on everyday, but a this is a phone for every family starting from the media and the camera that will be good for spending the time.

  100. Ajith Sen
    February 28, 2014 at 8:04 am

    The price is steep but the cyanogen mod is the winning factor!

  101. Diana C
    February 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

    It's a nice phone but i don't know if you really get $600 worth though.

  102. Gregory Eccles
    February 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I think it's worth supporting an original new startup for that price

  103. Sammay S
    February 28, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Cool camera! I wouldn't buy it for such a high price for that alone, though.

  104. Donald A
    February 28, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Naa, this isn't worth it at all! I could just as easily buy a HTC, Samsung or Sony flagship and flash a CyanogenMod ROM to it

  105. Cecilia Warrick
    February 28, 2014 at 1:36 am

    It seems expensive, but you get what you pay for.

  106. Ted
    February 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    For the Hardware, I wouldn't pay 600 for it. For the brag factor, maybe. I do like the rear touch feature though.

  107. Howard B
    February 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    As an experiment, the Oppo N1 is great; at the price, not so good. Still, it's a better phone than what I'm using (a Huawei Glory H868C on Tracfone; it doesn't even have an LCD flash, and far less than HD screen).

  108. siddhartha marpudi
    February 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    For the price of 600$ though Cyanogenmod is a software based company they should have tweaked the phone to limit the battery usage software wise because when a phone is priced little more then expected by a user even he would expect more ( battery life ) for that price range .

  109. Alan
    February 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I think for the money I prefer the Sony, the Xperia z1 is an incredible phone, a better size, and a little less money...

  110. Philip Austin
    February 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I Must Say -

    Maybe I'm A Little Confused Here -

    But -

    There is not a phone in the world worth $600 -

    This is Madness - Madness I Tell You

  111. Khagendra Pradhan
    February 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I think Oppo N1 is slightly overpriced @ $600.

  112. Sveta L
    February 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I lil bit expensive but i don't mind to win it... Love to try new things :)

  113. Radite P
    February 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Oppo N1 indeed reliable and amazing smartphone. But at a price of $ 600, of course I would prefer the Sony Xperia Z1 with all the sophistication of its specifications.

  114. eldrene
    February 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    based on the features, it is worth $600

  115. Divesh K
    February 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    N1 is a good idea phone and awesome smart features
    but its not up to the mark of a $600 phone
    it would be good if the price is low for an average income person

  116. Octaviana K
    February 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    $600 is worth for this awesome smartphone~!

  117. ANNIE H
    February 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Maybe it does depending on what you expect from a phone.

  118. Helga Grenkowitz
    February 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    The phone is nice; but the price is a bit rich.

  119. Le TK
    February 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

    No, thanks. It's too expensive

  120. Angelo B
    February 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Ya it does offer value for $600

  121. Debra P
    February 27, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I think it's a bit overpriced.

  122. Rahul
    February 27, 2014 at 6:20 am

    It is definately a value for money phone. It offers more than you can expect from a $600 phone.

    February 27, 2014 at 4:50 am

    i think it is worth $ 600 for this phone

  124. Akshay Lakhmani
    February 27, 2014 at 4:43 am

    price is bit features r awesome

  125. Elizabeth K
    February 27, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I think I would go for the new Samsung Galaxy S4

  126. John L
    February 27, 2014 at 2:12 am

    It has the features I need, so it's worth it too me.

  127. Ken Xia
    February 27, 2014 at 1:27 am

    $600 is too much for a phone with these specs.

  128. shahj
    February 27, 2014 at 1:26 am

    its too much. but its ok if it is free

  129. Ferdinand Angeles
    February 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    With all the promised features, a price tag of say 500 is sufficient

  130. Nicolas D
    February 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    At least you get a lot of device for your money.

  131. John P
    February 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Sounds like the price is a tad steep for what it offers... then again, that could be said for many cellular there's that.

  132. Malcolm Butterworth
    February 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Looks like something my friends will like and want to play with, but I think it may just get a little boring having to learn a new operating system all over again, who knows . It would be nice to get a phone straight out the box and be up and running straight away, and be so easy to use, most people just get fed up and stick to the main usage and forget the rest.

  133. Lino Silva
    February 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    A bit pricey but has some interesting things

  134. Francis
    February 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The phone is actually freakishly big and it looks odd for me.

  135. Daryle Edmond Dakis
    February 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    No. I barely had the money for my Nexus 5.

  136. Ashwin Parshotam
    February 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Not Really, I'd say about half that price.

  137. Adisa
    February 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    i like that its beautiful

  138. Yoon
    February 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Guess from your review it's not worth the premium price tag but I do really, really like how the camera rotates!!!

    And who wouldn't like a super-sized screen for playing games?

    That remote seems interesting but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having mobile phone in the first place? Although one could just use it as pause/play remote for music or vids... or maybe shut off your alarm in the morning...?

    That rear touch screen is neat. Helps to keep the front screen you're looking at clean! (^_^)

  139. Luis A Ramos Jr
    February 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Very Nice phone with descent features could have been a little cheaper but I want it because of the CM ROM being on it.

  140. Arkajyoti J
    February 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    It looks a bit oversized.

  141. Chris
    February 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I think it offers quite a few unique features for an underdog phone, the the rotating camera but the price is a bit too hefty compared to other top mobiles, which offers better features, but the CM rom which comes with it does make it quite interesting!

  142. Thanakrit
    February 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    As the review states, this phone isn't for everybody, but it definitely is for me, being someone who likes to mod and tweak every aspect of the device.

  143. Radu B
    February 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    It is pricy, but offers some interesting things

  144. Stoja Todoric
    February 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Everything is great but the price is high

  145. Emh-el L
    February 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I think the price based on the packaging :D I think it should focus more on the performance, But since I'm gonna win this raffle, you'll hear nothing bad about me I'll take care of it with arms wide open. emph

  146. Dave R
    February 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Its got the looks & the hardware but I would never pay the price tag for the phone.

  147. Mile Zec
    February 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    It isn't cheap

  148. Ana V.
    February 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I can't buy it but I would like it

  149. Dragana T
    February 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I like the features but it isn't cheap

  150. Darryl
    February 26, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Over priced.

  151. Wade Palmer
    February 26, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Not worth the price tag, but its definitely a interesting device, if I get it its one hell of a step up from my Atrix 2 which has gotten quite dated.... but chances are I'm going to save up and get the Nexus 5

  152. Sameer Manas
    February 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The rotating camera part is awesome. Its worth $600 for the new changes it is equipped with.

  153. arthur nelson
    February 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    it looks priced right based on competition. I like the features.

  154. Arif Rahman Ibrahim
    February 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I love how it has CyanogenMod in it, I love the interface of AOSP, it's "Android That Meant To Be" without any bloats or whatsoever. And that is why I'm interested in this. Besides, the 600 price tag seems to match what you get with that "rotatable camera" and the goodies you get (even that the O-Click doesn't work right now, I'm sure an update will fix it), I'm sure I won't use it too often so I have no problem with that :)

  155. Jon
    February 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Would love to own one but I would spend my money on something else.

  156. ben
    February 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Yes, it is pricy... but all the other high end phones are too. This one offers MOAR, plus the CM rom that comes with it, fully(almost) supported.. make sit an AMAZING device!!

  157. Nathan
    February 26, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    It's very unique, and with a giant screen and huge battery it seems like a good phone.

  158. Aditya R
    February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    This is a kind of device i would never buy, but hope to win!

  159. Manish
    February 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Its a bit expensive as compared to other smartphones in its same level,.Though, i wouldnt mind if i can get it for free. !!!..Hurray

  160. Kelvin Xin
    February 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Actually it's not really worth the price tag. But for free, it's priceless.

  161. Ritesh Gabani
    February 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    This is the wonder full link from giveaway

  162. Petro
    February 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    As for me $600 is a bit too much. But I like the phone.

  163. Phil
    February 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Looks like it's pretty nice and a decent price when compared to what's out there

  164. Ning
    February 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    For a screen that big, it really should have higher resolutions.

  165. Babar Saeed
    February 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Yup Nice Phone

  166. Babar Saees
    February 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Yup A nice phone

  167. Dominic P
    February 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    If I win it, it will be worth it.

  168. Nuno
    February 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I wouldn't spend money on the phone, though it's not that bad, there're a lot of others cheaper and better.

  169. Paul Wilson
    February 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Bit expensive for what you get.

  170. Cosmin
    February 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I like that you can scroll without covering the screen but I am still not sure if it's worth $600. I am gonna give you more details if I shall win this giveaway.
    Thanks and let's MakeUsOf more giveaways.

  171. Prabhdeep S
    February 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I know people wont agree with me, but actually I like the phone, the older processor doesn't mind me as Moto X has shown to run good with a slower one, yeah the camera would was expected to be good and I don't mind the O-Clip not working as it was already an additional accessory which others don't provide. I admit if the price was around Nexus 5 or may be $50 more, it would have been great, but other than that I would love to get hands on that beautiful phone man!! You people are lucky to have a limited addition phone!! Also, the cyanogen Rom has made it a dream phone for a person like me who doesn't like custom softwares from companies like Samsung!!! I really hope I win this one man!!! This is the giveaway I want to win the most after Google Glass, but you wont be doing any Google Glass giveaways, so this would make me happier than anything!!

  172. Karen
    February 26, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I think it is still too pricey for what they are trying to sell. After a few updates it might come closer to being worth the price.

  173. June D
    February 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Would have to win it to own it. Not worth the price tag.

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      February 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm


  174. Peter Trott
    February 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Expensive, and a bit large. But I love the idea of the keychain dongle that beeps if you leave your phone behind. If they can get it working...

  175. Tyler Martin
    February 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Nice phone but not worth the $600

  176. Prashant Kumar
    February 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Interesting phone but price too high

  177. Eddy Goh
    February 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This CyanogenMod smartphone is awesome. Although it is quite expensive, but i think because it is Cyanogen, i believe it will be very smooth and zero lag!!!

  178. Rokas K
    February 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I think it does offer some cool features I don't really think it should be worth 600$, but I would definitely take it for 500 $

  179. Sean C
    February 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    the price is just too much , but i have to admit it one neat looking camera phone that might be the hook ya know

  180. Denis K
    February 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    It's great, I'm pretty sure it's worth it price.

  181. Christos
    February 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    If you really want the camera the price is OK.

  182. Holly Slater
    February 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Too expensive for me but I'd love to win it.

  183. D W
    February 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Fine piece of tech just overpriced. Nice phone.

  184. Eric B
    February 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I like that it comes with cyanogenmod out of the box, but with unimpressive camera quality and an accessory that doesn't work, I'd say it isn't worth it. I'd love to have one to play with though. My Note 3 doesn't allow custom roms without breaking the warranty.

  185. Dharmesh
    February 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Personally speaking I love big devices and was using cyanogenmod on my desire s and looking forward to have some big screen display device.So it is perfect foe me and I think this device is not really worth of $600 but still I want to win this one

  186. moorandro
    February 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    not really, but nice phone :)

  187. vadim
    February 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Too expensive

  188. André
    February 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Seems interesting, but a bit pricey

  189. Pedro Madanços
    February 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I think it's a little overpriced, but still, it has very nice features that you won't see in any other phones (like the camera).

    Also, I don't actually have 600$ to spend on a phone to offer to my girlfriend, so this could be the perfect oportunity!

  190. Richard Downey
    February 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    being that its a 1 of a kind it may very well deserve the $600 price tag, defineatly like the big screen, manipulation of the phone from the back and the rotating camera could come in handy at times.

  191. Zakka
    February 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Uhm... No

  192. Catherine M
    February 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Way too much money for the product.

  193. Doug Allen
    February 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    For a person just getting into smartphones it certainly has a lot of features and usability. I would find the rotating camera head very useful for documentation of networking components in-situ. The remote is a bit of a gimmick, but, if fixed in a firmware update, might be handy in some surveillance situations. The larger screen would make viewing of customer/stock-lists and other documents a little easier for those of us with poorer eye-sight. Sounds very interesting. I would be delighted to see what it's capable of and learn a new system.

  194. max
    February 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

    not really, i would rather buy a note 3

  195. Raazan M
    February 26, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Not enough for that price tag.

  196. dejai
    February 26, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I am interested in this but yes it is a bit pricey.

    February 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I think all smartphones need to improve, this one is unlocked and without bloatware...
    So, with that said make it $500-$550 and it might be a buy.

  198. Jayendran
    February 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Nope. However, I'm in desperate need of a phone as my current one has conked out.

  199. Norman Farmer
    February 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Watched the video twice, still didn't get the entry :-

    I don't think this is a $600 dollar phone. But it's still an interesting piece of hardware.

  200. Michael
    February 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Seems like they started building the phone and did not update the internals as development progressed. Not worth it.

  201. Tom L.
    February 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    If you're looking for a large phone, then I think it's worth it. You could just get a Galaxy Note though and root it and install CM, that might be cheaper and give you a better phone.

    Still a nice and interesting device though.

  202. Paul
    February 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I do not think it warrants $600 tag. Perhaps when all the exclusive features are fine tuned and work flawlessly, and they improve the image quality of the camera.

  203. Chin Patel
    February 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I think so, but I do believe it is hard to justify that price for a phone.

  204. Travis Faulkner
    February 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I think it looks like a really cool phone from an up and comer in the market. It's always great to see more manufacturers.

  205. Igor
    February 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Not really, considering there is Nexus 5, maybe even Note 3 to consider. It's not much more costly :) If I had money to waste, in some sense, I would buy oppo, they look like a promising company and I would gladly give them a boost. Good luck!

  206. Daniel Eluvathingal
    February 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    to tell the truth ,the oppo n1 should not be price tagged at 600dollars . there are some high end devices out there which offers greater specs at low cost. but i am so much attracted towards oppo n1's 5.9inch full hd display and the amazing 375ppi. Excellent for watching movies. But still i won't buy it for 600 dollars.

  207. Hamad I
    February 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I think it is expensive there is no doubt, but having a camera that turns is so cool

  208. karima berkani
    February 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    i love this phone

  209. LisaB
    February 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Seems a bit pricey (maybe if the dongle works....); but it includes some interesting innovations.

  210. Megan
    February 25, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I wouldn't pay the $600 for it - only because it's a newer brand name. But I'd definitely like to see if it's worth it!

  211. Jeff M
    February 25, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I would expect a little more bang for six hundred bucks.

  212. Christie Pollard
    February 25, 2014 at 4:37 am

    This looks like a great phone for $600.

  213. hady
    February 25, 2014 at 4:19 am

    i think it is expensive for a new brand in smartphone to cost $600

  214. David Reynolds
    February 25, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Absolutely, it looks like a great deal.

  215. Lauralee Sherwood
    February 25, 2014 at 3:45 am

    I would say it is quite pricey for me, however most high end phones in Australia seem to be more expensive anyways

  216. Rico
    February 25, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I'd take the N1 over to xda-developers and try out some of the other roms that are available.

  217. Atis L
    February 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    for my country - yes :) the S4 costs way much more

  218. stephen radford
    February 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Price is not bad for the phone but since its not a high name brand i would hop in the 400-500 rangs

  219. Jana G
    February 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    A little pricey but theb again you get what you pay for.

  220. Vitaliy P
    February 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    V ery expensive .

  221. Karl D
    February 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    rotating camera is just a gimmick... I can see it breaking very quickly too

  222. Yash D
    February 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    its a great concept, but poorly executed. they should have worked out all the kinks before putting the phone out

  223. Ryan
    February 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I find it a bit pricey, especially with devices such as the Nexus and Moto G. The rotating camera is a great design for better selfies and an overall better skype experience. Supported by the CyanogenMOD Team, i think its better than having a Google Play edition phone, ;) (well almost)

  224. Mac Christensen
    February 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    That's more than I would ever spend on a phone, but it seems like a nice piece of hardware. I like large-screened phones, and I think I would enjoy this one. Especially running CM. I'll be installing it on my Galaxy Note, once I get a USB cable that's in better shape, heh.

  225. Lyman
    February 24, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    $600 for a phone is too pricy, u can get a tablet and a phone for that price.

  226. Moyzie M
    February 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    seems way too expensive for me

  227. kathryn
    February 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    very expensive

  228. heather
    February 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    It cost alittle to much

  229. Michael Montague
    February 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Not worth the hefty price tag, but a nice phone!

  230. Tate S
    February 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Expensive... could have bought a much more cheaper android phone with similar features

  231. Simone Marroni
    February 24, 2014 at 10:57 am

    No, the price is too high. I think LG G2 is smaller and more optimized

  232. Carla
    February 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

    a bit too much for my blood

  233. Bryan
    February 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

    May be a bit pricey compared to what's out there right now!

  234. Franz Iulian
    February 24, 2014 at 8:22 am

    too expensive. the phone is nice, all that you'll ever need. but 400 would have been ok.

  235. Vic L
    February 24, 2014 at 8:14 am

    For me its way to expensive for its features.

  236. jose benavides
    February 24, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I love it and yes its worth the price ..

  237. Samsudeen
    February 24, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Its certainly pricey. But i have heard good things about oppo with regards to providing regular software updates. And this being a CM phone, i am sure you will be getting regular software updates which will help to enhance and improve the features in the phone.

  238. Paul V
    February 24, 2014 at 4:33 am

    It's expensive

  239. Adly A
    February 24, 2014 at 3:05 am

    For $600, definitely not gonna buy this phone.

  240. Juan Herrera
    February 24, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I loved the rotating camera and the "trackpad" but it's quite expensive, I love the screen size though

  241. Sandy
    February 24, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Not worth it. Looks too bulky too.

  242. Enelram L
    February 24, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I think it's a comparable price for a phone with those features
    Marlene V.

  243. Janice
    February 24, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Too much money for a phone.

  244. scv
    February 24, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I'd say no. There are other phones out there with similar specs for a lower price. This being said, I definitely wouldn't mind having one. =D

  245. Glenn G
    February 24, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I'm not sure if it is worth the price, but would love to try it and find out!

  246. Athena
    February 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

    It doesn't sound like it offers enough for the price, but it sounds like a great start in an interesting direction.

  247. John D
    February 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

    my opinion that not

  248. Suzanne G
    February 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    For the price I would not buy this phone.

  249. samantha
    February 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Loooks awesome! i wouldn't pay 600, though

  250. Pierre B
    February 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    This phone seems great, but it's pricey, and the out-of-the box CyanogenMod doesn't justify such a price. The O-Click issues are a pity.
    However if it was cheaper, I'd buy it.

  251. Greg Donnelly
    February 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    no. Can get more for your buck from the others. But a free one is definitely worth it. ; )

  252. Robin Reid
    February 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm


  253. Kaj Lobner
    February 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    To much money, I wouldn't get enough use out of it to make it a good investment.

  254. Meredith J
    February 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I don't think it's worth the asking price.

  255. Amanda W
    February 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    i wouldnt spend that kind of money on a phone that's brand new without being able to test it out first. i prefer to stick with brands like samsung.

  256. Jason kinnin
    February 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I think it does, especially considering the price of the iphone

  257. Jun Chieh Chua
    February 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    This would be a great phone if the said touchpad at the back is working! Seriously! $600 isn't quite a bad price if the features work!

  258. Kok Kee Yap
    February 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    With the rotating camera, I don't suppose it's a bad phone, but most certainly not the best.
    It might even feel gimmicky but I think that if everything works as per advertised, I think it'll be a bomb.

  259. Fizzow N
    February 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Yes, it's really worth it.. Because this smartphone it's really amazing! But it's too expensive for me.. I wish i can have this great smartphone..

  260. Michael Lauzurique
    February 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Defineitly and i would buy one......if i had the funds .

  261. Hiew Y
    February 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    the swivel camera does seem an interesting prospect...

  262. Hal Jenner
    February 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    It is pricey and it will be better when they get the dongle working properly but generally I think I would like to get this phone

  263. al
    February 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Not enough for the price, I'm sorry.

  264. David Crandon
    February 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    They made it too big...but I think it's really cool to have a phone with Cyanogenmod straight out of the box. From a cost standpoint, it's not really a big deal. With T-Mobile and most of the other carriers changing the ways of charging for phones, it's not real different.

  265. Cb M
    February 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Phone sounds awesome but the price is out of my league.

  266. nitin hassija
    February 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Over all the phone is definitely good. I feel its over priced a little. The main part being the camera, with a very different approach to it (thinking out of the box) and a large display makes people want to buy this one.

  267. Patrik
    February 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Generally I prefer smaller phones but I'd like one if only to test CM.

  268. Tejash C
    February 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    The idea is quite good and new but the cost isn't pleasing to every man's pocket.

  269. Mihir C
    February 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The phone is a nice experiment but the price is quite high. There are better phones available in that price. This probably is just the start, Oppo is gonna present better phones in future!

  270. Jignesh B
    February 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

    After reading review according to me $600 very costly for this device. However it has some awesome features but like i said $600 price is very costly.

  271. summy khan
    February 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

    want to win it

  272. Nauris S
    February 23, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Probably yes because the screen size is huge and the camera is a very cool idea.

  273. Sagar Sanjeev
    February 23, 2014 at 9:36 am

    No, Its not worth 600$,But Its really a good phone flaunting new features like Cyanoged Mod , camera and the O-Click

  274. Aleksandr C
    February 23, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I think doesn’t seem worth $600

  275. David
    February 23, 2014 at 8:23 am

    No I don't think it really does.Still a really cool phone with some very nice features!And it is a limited edition as well.

  276. Indrani
    February 23, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Yes the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod smartphone is really worth it

  277. David Wilkerson
    February 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

    It is overpriced for my taste. But everyone has their own opinion.

  278. Junil M
    February 23, 2014 at 4:50 am

    As per the review, its expensive for what it can do and can't do. I'd better go with a nexus 5 for that money.

  279. Jennifer Fletcher
    February 23, 2014 at 3:15 am

    It offers more than enough for me.

  280. Jim Wood
    February 23, 2014 at 1:52 am

    The price is high to buy outright; but a cell phone provider could make the prices better.

  281. Justin K
    February 23, 2014 at 1:43 am

    This might be the one I ditch my iphone for...hmmm....very interesting

  282. Aaron
    February 23, 2014 at 1:12 am

    It is cool, but a bit high.

  283. Gastón
    February 23, 2014 at 12:45 am

    incredible phone although it costs. I would like to enjoy it everyday to tell you if this phone worth it XD

  284. Stephan H
    February 23, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Probably not.

  285. John L
    February 23, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Offer's enough for me. :)

  286. Gavin Siver
    February 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    The Oppo N1 was actually created for CyanogenMod, Inc. as a test phone, oppo gets the higher cut of the profits. It was designed almost like the original Samsung Galaxy Note, as an experiment. This experiment from Samsung then grew into something beautiful, and highly powerful: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is expected for Oppo and CyanogenMod, Inc. to create more models and will be even more successful in doing so. Ta ta for now! Don't for get to like makeuseof on all th social media channels, this GS, type to you next time.

  287. Mark P
    February 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    looks pretty much OK but doesn't seem worth $600.

  288. Karim T
    February 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Not close enough towards being 'Bang for your Buck'.

  289. Sammer A
    February 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    it might might be somewhat overpriced, but i would really like to have one, i think CM will add improvement as it grows, over all seems like a very good device .

  290. Ray M
    February 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Too big and too expensive.

  291. Landis G
    February 22, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    the Oppo N1 seems like a decent phone but it's not worth $600 to me.

  292. Tomas P
    February 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Too expensive. On the other hand, it would be nice to win it ;-)

  293. Dimitris
    February 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    600$ is to much for the Oppo N1

  294. Bogdan N
    February 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I saw the review, but I disagree with some things.. This is a fantastic phone and I would like to have it. The camera is not bad. The sound is good. The display is OK.

  295. Vaylon
    February 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    The screen seems a bit much to be a phone. But the rotating camera is cool.

  296. sajan kumar sahu
    February 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    OPPO N1 offers some great new innovative technology that anyone would love to use but it is not worth of 600$ beacuse we can get some other good phones in that price range but i am sure OPPO gives some innovative technology.

  297. Sam K
    February 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    The price is too much. Should at least be reduced by 60%.

  298. David Manzi
    February 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I do think this device warrents the price tag, if only for the reason that this is a roundabout first first venture into the hardware market, and all things considered the phone is incredibly powerful and very innovative design. Even if it doesn't stack up to some equally price competitors

  299. Dmitriy S
    February 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm


  300. LadyDi
    February 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    It's a huge phone but I would love to see it in person, as in being a 1st time MakeUseOf winner, to see the awesomeness in my hands. Anything swiveling on a device grabs my attention and the remote is more of a MUST SEE THAT.

  301. Dharmik M
    February 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Oppo N1 is great device and yes its deserve 600

  302. Jan H
    February 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Yes, I think it provides , won't buy, but winning is GREAT!!!

  303. Jarred S
    February 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I don't think it offers enough to be worth the hefty price tag, especially since it is easily outclassed by several smartphones at cheaper price tags.

  304. steve pence
    February 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    600$ but still, very nice.

    To Oppo, or not to Oppo.

  305. Deepakgurunath
    February 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Give it to me

  306. Ari T
    February 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    doesn't seem worth it unless it's free

  307. Grecu Gabriel
    February 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I think it's expensive. 600$ is not for everyone

  308. Beneban Sujil
    February 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I believe it is..!

  309. Aleksandra H
    February 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm


  310. Irum Nadeem
    February 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    it looks very impressive but 600$ is too much of a price.Loving the Dongle thing alot as i sometimes looses and forgets where i kept my phone.

  311. rob brown
    February 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    for 600 retail no but you can say that for alot phones when there manufactures dont spend that much to make them and another gets popped out in 10 months .the phone is still intriguing because of cyanogenmod and that impressive camera feature

  312. Jeff H.
    February 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    No, 600 bux is too expensive for a phone like this.

  313. Jeff H.
    February 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    No, 600 bux is too expensive for a phone like this.

  314. Charlie
    February 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    $600 feels a tad high, but the OS makes it worth consideration

  315. TawndaM
    February 22, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    This DOES seem a very nice phone... & I'd LOVE to have it because, well... I'm not real good with small screens mainly... BUT, $600? I can't justify that for anything... again... but I'd LOVE to have it!

    February 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Oppo is awesome!!!!

  317. Andras K.
    February 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    i don't think so

  318. RajeeV
    February 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    $600 .....way 2 much but then Cam is sweet and above all CM is added bonus :)

  319. dulf
    February 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    i would never buy it... but... perhaps I can win it....

  320. Debkumar B
    February 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Yes, provided I win the giveaway!

  321. Adha Amrann
    February 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Yes. It was a Cyanogenmod. We never see iany phone in cyanogenod before. (i think ) then, Oppo N1 have the 13MP 206 degree angle Camera, the world first rotating camera. N1 is the first smartphone to use six physical lenses, giving you a clearer image while eliminating any distortion. The latest generation stacked CMOS sensor, upgraded type 1/3.06 imaging module and f/2.0 wide aperture lets more light in, so you can take great photos even in dark places. Like any camera, the N1 is equipped with a flash to light up dark environments. The dual flash design consists of a normal flash for back facing shots and a diffused softer light for when you flip the camera forward. With its brightness tunable via the OPPO N1 camera software, the front facing flash will provide perfect lighting conditions for any front facing shots. Oppo N1 also have the O- Touch and O-Click. With O-Touch you can scroll, tap, or snap photos – all without your fingers blocking the display and O-Click lets you remotely operate the N1 camera even when you’re away from the device. Simply position the N1 and step back to include everything you want to capture. If you misplace your device, find it by setting off an alarm on the phone. O-Click fits on your keychain and supports a range of up to 15 meters, staying connected to your OPPO N1 via Bluetooth (BLE). Oppo also build this phone with a 3610 MAh battery so we can use the phone longer than other phone.

  322. John Kevin M. Bautista
    February 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Definitely No :)

    February 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Technology Always comes for a price, although the device is priced higher than it should have been, its really worth paying 600$ for this awesome piece of art device, offering key features like O-touch Panel at the back , and the 206 degree rotating HD 13 MP Camera , O click Bluetooth Control, cutting edge design, not to mention those mind blowing high performance specs, etc. Also since the device is official CyanogenMod Device, it is likely to get updates more frequently than any other device, so this device is worth paying 600$ than any other device.

  324. Bogdan
    February 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm


  325. Janijsi
    February 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Interesting phone, but I think it's a quite big and little exensive.

  326. Tarun
    February 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Though its something different.......600 is way to expensive even for individuality.......sorry but its a resounding NO........the giveaway is another thing altogether

  327. Rishved
    February 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    It is a limited edition. In my opinion it does not really worth its price.

  328. Ciubotaru George Alexandru
    February 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Like it

  329. Al
    February 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Not according to the review.

  330. Dox
    February 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    nice device, but i think it's a little pricey

  331. sun
    February 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Not really. For $600 that's very pricey. I know that the other phones are likely to get better supports and updates.

  332. zaid Merchant
    February 22, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Not worth 600$!
    Instead can buy some good brand phone and some accessories !!

  333. Roselle Fernandez
    February 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

    with it's great and impressive features, Im sure its worthit

  334. aditya
    February 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Its a good phone but is expensive.And the other cool features invest more money but they not useful in daily life.Only one thing is that cyanogenmod is shipped out of the box!!!

  335. Nero T
    February 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This is interesting phone with many cool features but $600 seems too exspensive.

  336. Joseph G
    February 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

    When I first saw the Oppo N1, my interest was certainly piqued. I suppose I have an affinity for devices that dare to do things differently.

    I think the $600 price tag is a steep but fair one.

  337. Nikola K
    February 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    It's not too expensive if it will be supported in next 2 years, both HW (service) and SW.

  338. Eric R
    February 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

    no. not worth $600

  339. Paul-kristjan A
    February 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Definetly no.

  340. paulie
    February 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    i dont think so, but i do like the flip camera

  341. Denis K
    February 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

    It would be more interesting to me to see more traditional 5-inch model with all chesspieces N1 With interface ColorOS, the chamber With under the reasonable price

  342. Kelly B
    February 22, 2014 at 8:53 am

    For an unproven brand $600.00 is high, especially given the specs.

  343. Carl Jacob Saldi
    February 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    We all know that its price is a bit higher compared to other flagships. But it is special. We don't know when will its successor come or if there will be. It is definitely worth to buy.

  344. Jitendra A
    February 22, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Nice experimental phone but a bit to expensive. But would love to win it!

  345. Pedro Antonio J
    February 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

    It offers enough for me. It seems an opportunity to have a different experience with a mobile in a market full of devices.

  346. Cristina Mocanu
    February 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

    It's a great phone, i really dig it. I wouldn't pay 600 bucks for it tho, there are better options from the competition for the same price. Awesome review like always and thank you very much!

  347. Asad
    February 22, 2014 at 8:08 am

    it should be between 400 to 450

  348. Mrtax M
    February 22, 2014 at 8:07 am


  349. william
    February 22, 2014 at 7:39 am

    yes and no.. yes it is due to what it offers than that of other phones available and no its not low enough for those who dont make that much ...

  350. nachiketa
    February 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    No, can get better for 600

  351. Beh H
    February 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I think it is above average and the design is pretty nice~

  352. Edmund S.
    February 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Large screen with good resolution- check. Lots of RAM- check. Nice camera- check. CM- check. Big battery- check. Fast processor- check, but not the fastest. Worth $600? Maybe if it were released last year. For top-dollar, I expect specs that surpass the specs of flagships that came out last year.

  353. Elle C
    February 22, 2014 at 6:49 am

    its a great phone but it is pricey, im a bit torn on this one

  354. Joseph Mark
    February 22, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Too expensive

  355. Gaurang Lakshane
    February 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

    The Oppo N1 does have its heart in the right place especially with the limited edition CM version and some nifty hardware features like the rotating camera and the clicker. I wish OEMs like Samsung would take a leaf out of Oppo's book and focus on better build quality and spend less time on their heavily skinned UI. But then again the N1 is not for everybody with its $600 price tag and 6 inch screen. They also have cut corners with the Snapdragon 600 and Adreno 320 gpu and non-expandable memory despite the hefty price.If you don't mind buying a flagship with slightly dated specs or big screen is all that matters or you are a die-hard CM fanboy, go for it.
    Its like a limited production supercar. People will buy it for certain aspects appealing to them....

  356. professandobey
    February 22, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Right now, this phone is a platform for the ROM addicts, developers, and early adopters. At $600 it is still within the price range of most of this crowd. I think it presents a number of interesting hardware features that need to be built out by this same crowd, so that the OPPO N2 will hopefully be appealing to an average consumer. I consider myself a hybrid early adopter/consumer, with cost preventing me from adopting more things early.

  357. Ferdinand Angeles
    February 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

    A bit pricey but I guess I can get what I want

  358. Diane Wilford
    February 22, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I would never pay $600 for a phone

  359. Sergei
    February 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Specs not worth the price.

  360. Abid M
    February 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

    $600 is a bit high compared to other Brand.. No doubt feature is good and rotating camera is also add few positiveness. To be frank if people spent $600, then they choose for reputed brand..
    As a tech guy, I love to use new technology and try everything.. So finger crossed for win.. :)

  361. Prabhath K
    February 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

    look very elegant.

  362. Patrick Mariadass
    February 22, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Cyanogenmod's use of the Oclick adds a whole lot more function to the device and the rotating camera is one of a kind. Taking into account the high specs and the beautiful screen. Definitely worth $600.

  363. Arie W
    February 22, 2014 at 4:59 am

    maybe they need to reduce the price, it will sell better

  364. Endracion
    February 22, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Not really, much rather opt for a Note in that price range.

  365. Dalsan M
    February 22, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Having the originality and rarely seen before features, it is a good asking price. Cyanogenmod does not have the backing of a big corporation to bring the highest quality hardware for a modest price that we are used to by the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. Considering the Ubuntu phone project last year was supposed to have an original Ubuntu phone going for $800+ with a smaller screen and similar specs, if not slightly lower, $600 is quite reasonable for what you get.

  366. Alexander Genvarev
    February 22, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I like Oppo N1

  367. EJ
    February 22, 2014 at 4:14 am

    too expensive but so happy to have it for free :)

  368. Misel
    February 22, 2014 at 4:12 am

    For sure!

  369. Hisham S
    February 22, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Yes, it looks nice.

  370. Carol O
    February 22, 2014 at 3:39 am

    This phone is in a price range I could never afford to buy. I use a Samsung basic phone with no extra's, like the touch feature and the other apps that come with the phone. Would really love to win this prize, thank you for this chance!!

  371. Martin
    February 22, 2014 at 3:36 am

    The Oppo N1 although somewhat overpriced it does have a stock android rom so you dont have to deal with any of that third party app clutter

  372. gheagz
    February 22, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Really look very elegant.

  373. Jacques P
    February 22, 2014 at 3:07 am

    too expensive to buy it - worth to win it through the competition ! :P

  374. ravneet
    February 22, 2014 at 2:59 am

    with this price it is very compete ting in the market. other phones are more expensive and kind of boring to use now with same old features.

  375. Ian
    February 22, 2014 at 2:55 am

    600 $ a little too high for me.

  376. Renee H
    February 22, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I like that it comes with cyanogen mod pre-installed but i think that $600 is a bit much for this phone.

  377. Paul W
    February 22, 2014 at 2:38 am

    No but only because I'm spoiled by my Nexus 5

  378. Shtilyan Djinovski
    February 22, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I think $600 is too much for any mobile phone...

  379. Arjun
    February 22, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Honestly, for $600 the features are just fine... for the camera part I wonder how efficient it really is. :/
    Fingers crossed ! Hope I win this anyways! :)

  380. Devesh P
    February 22, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Yes, I somewhat believe that it just makes up for the price.

  381. Jasmin
    February 22, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Honestly i've always wanted to have one of this, the only thing that holds me back is the price. I can't afford one. I like the freebies that comes along with it :)

  382. Rene G
    February 22, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I thinks it's cool!

  383. Pravas Kumar
    February 22, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I love the Oppo, but $600 is litte too much to ask for.

  384. saul
    February 22, 2014 at 1:37 am

    hmm. not really.

  385. Charlita M
    February 22, 2014 at 1:25 am

    I don't think there are ANY phones that cost over $200 that are worth the price.

  386. Andrew
    February 22, 2014 at 1:22 am

    The Oppo N1 does seem overpriced for its specs.

  387. Sean M
    February 22, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Not sure. It's really big

  388. Julian
    February 22, 2014 at 1:15 am

    With a unique rotating camera, the price might be justifiable in some ways if the image quality was far better than its competition. As it stands, this is still a good option, but clearly not better than its competition.

  389. José Smythé
    February 22, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Maaaan, I don't even HAVE a phone! THis would be EPIC!!

  390. matt
    February 22, 2014 at 12:48 am

    needs a better camera and the dongle pairing should be flawless. other then that I think its worth $600

  391. Mihai Ciulea
    February 22, 2014 at 12:47 am

    For a revolutionary hone, it is worth every penny!

  392. Allan D
    February 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I don't think it offers everything that a $600 phone should offer...i feel Sony Xperia Z1 is the best Android Phone in market...if This phone is costlier than that, then i'll rather prefer the Z1...but since its a Giveaway, the phone is worth it...!!

  393. martin ellis
    February 22, 2014 at 12:39 am

    The N1 is an innovative device that I played with once. With the CM, this is definitely a nifty device that I would love to have. Furthermore, I'd take pictures with this thing ALL THE DANG TIME!

  394. heidi c.
    February 22, 2014 at 12:36 am

    That seems like a lot of money. I would hope it would live up to the cost!

  395. Savio Alfred Dsouza
    February 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

    the phone itself is okay, but the innovative feature are striking, though not for all, i wouldnt spend my money on it after looking at the review.

  396. Bonny
    February 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Don't think it is worth $600 - but do like a lot of the features . . . especially clicking on the back of the phone instead of the front!

  397. Cameron Williams
    February 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

    The Oppo N1 is certainly interesting, but I don't think any phone is worth a price of $600, especially when the Google Nexus 5 can be bought for just $350.

  398. Colin Hong
    February 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    $600 comes a little too expensive compared to the Nexus 5 which is very reasonable with high-end specs.

  399. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    February 22, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Oppo N1 is actually nice, I love the camera that you can do what ever you want. The interface is really awesome, the animation as well. Also, the way you swipe is fantastic, but for $600? I'm poor enough. Lol please let me win! :) More power makeuseof! ?

  400. Magnolia B
    February 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Too expensive now, but I'd consider it later on when the price drops.

  401. Keith W
    February 22, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Sounds like an interesting but failed experiment.

  402. allen gagle
    February 22, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Even with its high price and shortcomings, its still better than my phone. I have the HTC EVO design, and it was good for its time, but I would like this phone so I hope I get picked.

  403. Joseph L
    February 22, 2014 at 12:02 am

    can't really tell

  404. Ulpi E
    February 21, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Yeah, the price is reasonable.

  405. Todd W
    February 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I like that it comes with CyanogenMod, a large screen, good battery life, and a rotating camera.

  406. Johanne LaurinCastonguay
    February 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I watched a full review of this phone and i think i like it very much.

  407. Tim Goldbach
    February 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Not really

  408. Catherine Matanguihan
    February 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Its awesome !! But I guess only rich and famous people who can afford to have it for now.

  409. Adrian0E
    February 21, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    It's a bit expensive. Maybe if it had the Snapdragon 800 it would have been "more" for the money.

  410. troy
    February 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    $600 seems high considering the competition. I am far more intrigued by the mid level or even lower end phones coming out of China. This is where huge savings can be found and many westerners would be shocked by the level of qualty that can be found provided, of course, one does the research thoroughly.

  411. Anant S
    February 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    too costly

  412. dee
    February 21, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    this is a proper geek phone and something to flaunt around for fatheads among their peers, for an everyday phone for a regular person I don't think its okay. I'm just entering 'cos I'm a little greedy sometimes.... heh heh !

  413. Leroy
    February 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I feel that for what it delivers it is a bit pricey. It has some work to do to be in the ranks of Sony, Samsung and HTC. This Mod is priced for someone who would keep as a collectors item...

  414. Michael
    February 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    > my phone

  415. Benjamin K
    February 21, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    No, I would much rather have a Z1 at that price, but this is a limited edition which means later renditions of the phone will probably have the kinks worked out and sell for a more competitive price.

  416. Daniel
    February 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Worth its cost!

  417. Jesse Schembri
    February 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I think it could do better fit the price, but to be fair it's trying something that has never been done before, and you pay extra for that.

  418. Stephen
    February 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Seems like a good solid phone, although I don't think any phone should be worth as much as a good tablet or computer. Definitely not worth the price.

  419. JD
    February 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I don't think it's worth $600, but it does have the potential to work its way to that price range.

  420. Jimmy Naidoo
    February 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I think it's worth it just for trying to be a little different...

  421. Joseph A. Nagy, Jr.
    February 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Not worth the asking price, but perhaps $200-300. It seems a poor showing for a custom 'limited edition' phone.

  422. Martin W
    February 21, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I don't know I'd pay that much but it sounds interesting.

  423. TimM
    February 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    for the price this phone would have to do one of three things, size the bezels way down do the device is pocketable, have a great camera or have bug free software (the back touch panel working in all apps,the cover working, the bluetooth beacon working all the time)

  424. Paolo P
    February 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Too big screen, too high price

  425. H Wu
    February 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    The clarity of display, and the innovation of the rotating camera means better pics overall.

  426. James
    February 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Great start, but for $600 I expect better pictures, panoramic pictures, the back touchpad to work on all screens/apps, and the best processor.

  427. Joanna
    February 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    It looks very cool. Yes it does offer enough for the $600 asking price.

  428. Tom B.
    February 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The Oppo N1 is certainly an interesting take on a smartphone, but the sheer size of it puts it outside the usual set of phones that I would consider. The fact that it lacks LTE is a bit of a showstopper when considering comparable phones, such as the Nexus 5, is only $350. I probably would not buy it for $600.

  429. Bogdan Mohora Sebastian
    February 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    yes it is a good phone

  430. Eric M
    February 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    It seems nice enough, but I would not pay that much for a phone, any phone.

  431. Jonathan S
    February 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm


  432. Guillermo Ivan Jimenez Ruvalcaba
    February 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    It's not bad

  433. doe smith
    February 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    not sure yet. would consider it

  434. Ed
    February 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Don't know if it's worth $600. But then again, is any phone worth that much when tablets and laptops can be bought for less?

    Still want one!

  435. David R
    February 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    It might not be worth the asking price., but it makes a great prize. Fingers crossed :)
    Still don't like your widget ;)

  436. Dan D
    February 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Decent features and great battery life but it just doesn't seem worth the $600 price tag for a phone I just heard about today.

  437. Brit McKay
    February 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    $600 is a bit much for what the phone is packing, but the features that were crammed in and the packaging are definitely top notch for an experiment.

  438. Stanislav
    February 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Well nice experiment and with all included it might be worth 600$.

  439. Va D
    February 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    It's just too expensive for my taste. It doesn't really offer anything new or innovative for me to choose it over more established brands.

  440. Corry F
    February 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I like that it comes with cyanogen pre-installed and the rotating as well as the monsterous battery life. All in all i think it is worth the $600 price tag but slightly hard to justify when you can get more power for less money.

  441. Mike Wilkinson
    February 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Seems like an awesome start for CM. Not sure it's worth the $600 out of pocket...

  442. Mahesh K
    February 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Refreshing design, decent camera and hardware. Just CyanogenMod being installed doesn't make it a Limited edition worthy. This device is different in a different way. The rotating camera is cool and good design but it is not very practical.
    It is expensive for them who want value for money phones but for enthusiasts it would be priced just right.

  443. John Wilimczyk
    February 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    have to have one to evaluate it

  444. Ray Ray C
    February 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    That is asking a little too much...but I would love to try the phone to see if it was really that seems sweet but not sure if it is 600 bucks sweet.

  445. Stephen
    February 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    $600 ??? does this come with it's own command center?

  446. bioadam
    February 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    CyanogenMod is great. Would love to load the phone up with parental controls. The back touchpad is gimicky.

  447. Stephen G.
    February 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Though the Oppo N1 looks interesting, I wouldn't pay $600 for it. As much as I'd like to support companies shipping devices with CyanogenMod, I couldn't justify that price.

  448. Harshil
    February 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    rotating camera and scroll features is unique one

  449. Mickey G
    February 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Good phone, but definitely overpriced!

  450. Susie Tracey Dugan
    February 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love CM and have for years... and the Oppo N1 is stunning in my opinion. I'd love to own it... but $600 for a phone and an OS that are unknowns to most people coupled with the problems with the rear touch panel and keychain dongle makes is just too much.

  451. Valery Ramirez
    February 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Certainly, its an expensive phone but I think the rotative camera, the remote control and the sensitive back of the phone makes it interesting, so, I think its a good device.

  452. Eric Williams
    February 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Getting CyanogenMod out of the box is cool, as is the rotating camera, but you'd never catch me paying $600 for a phone, let alone one this buggy.

  453. Valery Ramirez
    February 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Certainly, its an expensive phone but I think the rotative camera, the remote control and the sensitive back of the phone makes it interesting, so, I think its a good device.

  454. Valery Ramirez
    February 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Certainly, its an expensive phone but I think the rotative camera, the remote control and the sensitive back of the phone makes it interesting, so, I think its a good device.

  455. G
    February 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Like anything new. It has room for improvement. But it has the potential to become improve.

  456. Ted W
    February 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    if it doesn't fold laundry and pick up the kids from school it isn't worth $600

  457. Suky
    February 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    This is overpriced

  458. Steven P
    February 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    yes it does :) Oppo's are fantastic phones and the constant input of owners into the update releases is great :)

  459. Gord
    February 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Price is going to have to come down for me to buy it. Although I do like it's unique features.

  460. Daniel
    February 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Too expensive...unless I get it FOR FREEEEEE!!!

  461. Iulian POPESCU
    February 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    not an exagerated cost

  462. Howell
    February 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I think that $600 is a lot to pay for this device, bit winning one would make it woth it.

  463. Luis Alberto Scandurra
    February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    The price is ok...

  464. Bart B
    February 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Seems like the hardware is good enough to warrant the high price. The issues with the back panel and the BT dongle can surely be fixed in software.

  465. Sudeepto D
    February 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oppo N1 doesn't justify the $600 price mark. It has some pretty features that does make it a unique phone in itself. But I believe Oppo missed an opportunity to attract a massive consumers that buy mid range devices. By making a device affordable, they could have roped in some attention for sure.

  466. Kate R. Capiau
    February 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This phone looked pretty brilliant at first glance, but the review clearly shows it is overpriced. It's still a fine piece of tech though & I don't really mind that it's big. Fits perfectly in my uber massive handbag + saves me "bag rummage time" ! ;) ...

  467. Keith K
    February 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I wouldn't pay $600 for any phone.

  468. Van Olson
    February 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I don't think I would be willing to pay that much.

  469. Haravind kumar
    February 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Its not a great device... but, as a gadget freak n photography lover i would like to use the unique rotating camera of N1.

  470. Sayed I
    February 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    though it is very good, 600 is a bit too much. 300 might be a better price point.

  471. Neil T
    February 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    There's a lot to like about the N1 and the price I guess is not that far off the other big boys in the market, but could have/should have been a bit cheaper.

  472. ruben
    February 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    It seems to be pretty good, but I don't know if that price around the Samsungs, LGs and HTCs it will have a big chance.

  473. Grigas S
    February 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Well it's an ultimate selfie mashine. But I wouldn't pay that much.

  474. Steve W
    February 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I don't think it is worth the price given the alternative phones available, but I would still love to win one.

  475. Michelle S
    February 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Sure I think so. It's better than what I have now. So I think it's worth it.

  476. Eugenie
    February 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    It's not worth $600 but it does have a big screen which I like.

  477. Nuno Issufo
    February 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    For that price, there are other smartphones brands and devices that we already love, trust and got used to the way they feel, look and work but Oppo N1 runs CyanogenMod... I want to try it!

  478. Jorge N
    February 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    The Nexus 5 seems like a much better deal for almost half the price.

  479. Andrea Beneventi
    February 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    It seems a little expensive, but I own a Find 5 and I can assure Oppo are great phones

  480. Josh G
    February 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Hah, I'd never spend $600 on a phone!

  481. Harsh Raichura
    February 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Really Awesome Giveaway Here And Makeuseof is the awesome site for tech lover people like me thanks i hope to win it is my first giveaway chance :)
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  482. Mandip D
    February 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I like this phone!

  483. Dave Edge
    February 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    It's way too expensive. Still, I wouldn't complain if I was given it. ;)

  484. Alexander
    February 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Maybe a little cheaper but the specs are amazing.

  485. John R
    February 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    It seems like a reasonable price relative to other smartphones (i.e. Galaxy S4, Note 3, etc.) It doesn't beat the Nexus 5 for value, though.

  486. Kostas
    February 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    It`s a very good cellphone and gives everything you want

  487. Giuseppe P
    February 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It's a great device and it's not too expensive

  488. David S
    February 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    The phone has a ton of features and I'd love to have one, but I definitely cannot afford the asking price for one. I'd also love to have one of their Blu-Ray players too.

  489. Isaac C
    February 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    A little bit pricey

  490. Zaeem
    February 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I think the specs should have been a bit better. Right now, they just don't justify the price.

  491. arjun
    February 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Really worth for money...awesome piece of tech

  492. C. Thomas
    February 21, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Seems like a lot of $$ for a giant screen when compared to the competition.

  493. John
    February 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm


  494. Terry M
    February 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    $600 is a bit much for me, I tend to stay a bit behind to save a few bucks

  495. Zeus A
    February 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I Think It Is Worth It

  496. Palash
    February 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Overkill for 600$ actually. Just wondering about the performance..

  497. Ifham khan
    February 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    As per the specifications, I don't think its worth $600
    Still I want it lol :p

  498. kiran
    February 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    it is a bit expensive

  499. Kamran H
    February 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I'd rather have the Nexus 5. Having said that, I wouldn't mind an N1 for free! :)
    Great job, by the way, for an honest review...and then giving away the device too :D

  500. Akash Kuttappa
    February 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    It's a pretty good phone, and after the review by Marques Brownlee I definitely thought that I should try it out... Plus CyanogenMod supports it which makes it a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious phone!

  501. yussuf Hamdoud
    February 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    no it simply doesn't but i would really love to get it for free :)

  502. Sarah O'Connor
    February 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    To be honest 600 seems a little much, but it seems to be a cool and fancy gadget. I would have to try one before I could really judge it, but don't knock it until you try it and all that! Would I splash out on one, I don't think so because it seems a little unpractical but again I'd have to try it! :)

  503. Ryan S
    February 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    its a little bit too pricey. I really like the rotating camera though and the fact that its an andriod/cm

  504. K P
    February 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I think it is worth it.

  505. James
    February 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Good, but maybe not good enough

  506. Jordan Cable
    February 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    For being one of the first commercially available smartphones with CyanogenMod as a stock, I feel the asking price is reasonable. Granted i'd probably never spend that much out of pocket but it does seem packed with a bunch of decent specs.

  507. Pat Drouillard
    February 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    the price is toooo high

  508. Fabrizio B
    February 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I think could be a bit lower, if want to compete with others androids..

  509. Abhishek R
    February 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    No not all but its look tempting and a limited edition

  510. Bernice
    February 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    i think that $600 is a good price for a phone that does alot

  511. Carter
    February 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I've paid $600 4 years ago, but d(Mr think I'd do it now.

  512. kurt kidder
    February 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    $600 Na!!

  513. dan
    February 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    No.could offer more for 600 bucks.

  514. Gavin Thomas
    February 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    It is more than enough I am very thankful that it is below 700

  515. l p
    February 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    It does seem a lot - the video helps to establish it might be a good deal after all. Would love an opportunity to test it out. Thanks.

  516. Aditya B
    February 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Quite awesome features for a $600 price tag. Also the rotating camera is unique awesome for Video Calls.

  517. dhaval
    February 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    jus the kinda phone i want in my hand asap
    love the phone for it specs and big screen :D

  518. califfe duran
    February 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I want that please, is it posible to win this amazing phone even if im from the philippines?

  519. Rupak Javkar
    February 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    worth it

  520. Andrea W
    February 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    It's a little too "busy" for my taste, but it will satisfy tech junkies for sure.

  521. ?? ?
    February 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    With the spec and features, $600 is acceptable.

  522. Mohit
    February 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The price it is being shipped with is not at all worthy for that matter. Ideal pricing could have been somewhere between 200 to 300 USD.

  523. Todd
    February 21, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Not worth $600

    February 21, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    The price is pretty high for such specs.

  525. Dany B
    February 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    It should be a bit cheaper, the specs do not warrant this asking price. But it would still be nice to play with it with Cyanogen.

  526. Gurjot S
    February 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Over Priced product ... though nice specs :)

  527. Krzysztof K
    February 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    great phone, but for me is too expensive

  528. Catherine
    February 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    The price is too steep for me.

  529. Francis D
    February 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    i think 600 is a little high

  530. Joseph Farrugia
    February 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    For that particular price, I think the smartphone is priced quite reasonably.

    According to your review, the features it has (such as a lasting battery life which is somewhat difficult to achieve) are pretty good.

    Of course it had it's disadvantages such as the dongle but they aren't that of an issue (for me at least).

  531. alqari
    February 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    well, after reading this article, i think it would be best to wait until the dropped a bit before buying it unless you're in a dire need of it

  532. Isaac R
    February 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    The cost is high but I'm a Tech Toy Geek so to win one to check to check out would be cool :-)

  533. Daniel T
    February 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Yes, it's a fair price if you ask me.

  534. Babar Saeed
    February 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    It offers more than that price tag.

  535. Becky F
    February 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    The price seems to high esp if it has the problems you mention but the battery life is pretty amazing it is a good looking phone hope the problems can get worked out not being able to update is a serious problem but I do like the phone and your review was excellent

  536. susan acker
    February 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I like the camera feature

  537. Dan Vaughn
    February 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    If you have to buy one, wait for the 2nd or 3rd generation to be released.

  538. Gaurav Bhargava
    February 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    $600 sounds a bit much - especially when you look around and have so many options less pricey.

  539. Chaminga D
    February 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Nice but expensive.

  540. Dan Nguyen
    February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I believe that it does and does not. From the view of a man who would never be able to construct this, yes $600 makes complete sense, but due the competition's models' and their specs then no.

  541. Irma Tufek
    February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I think 600$ is to much for the Oppo N1 ,could be a bit cheaper....

  542. Gerry
    February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    first phone to have rotating camera and with that spec, I think it's worth the price

  543. Praveen K
    February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Absolutely. Where else can you find a rotating camera ? James bond movies :P

  544. Chris
    February 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The phone itself is quite nice, though I feel that it's not worth the $600, as it's inferior to phones of the same pricetag.

  545. Jim Yee
    February 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    At the asking price No way, can get better phone for less.
    Then comes a new batch of that will out class it

  546. Neil John Ocampo
    February 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Shoul be a little bit cheper, but nevertheless I love it.

  547. Cheridene B
    February 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    it is too expensive

  548. Alexandru M.
    February 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Yes, i believe it does. It may not rise to the competition in terms of raw power but it's a very good looking phone with some very nice features and ideas that i haven't seen in other devices. I'd buy it if i had the money. Excellent review!

  549. C
    February 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Nice that it comes with Cyanogen

  550. Wei Lian L
    February 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Nope. The phone is unique. But the features are not killer.

  551. Paul S
    February 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    convinced to get the sony.

  552. Nikos Tamias
    February 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    600$ is too much for a smartphone already but the Oppo N1 looks great!

  553. Antonio R
    February 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I think it's a little overpriced.

  554. MarkTGT
    February 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I do like a big screen, so it is tempting.Not sure if I would get any assistance in a price rebate from my carrier. If not, then no.

  555. Victor Obizuyk
    February 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I think 600$ is to much for the Oppo N1 but I still think it’s a nice and original phone.

  556. Dave
    February 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    The price tag is a bit high, but the phone is a beast so, yes, it's worth it.

    The issue is not with this phone, it's with the availability of the N5 at much cheaper.

    If there were no N5, then this would be much easier to swallow that price.

  557. Mukola Obizuyk
    February 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    It has pretty much all high end specs

  558. Scott T
    February 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I think it's about average, maybe above average for that price. You could buy a new top of the line iPhone for that, or some of the other phones that are out there, but if you want the benefits of Cyanogen, you'd have to root your android device. They've done that for you on this one. I think it's worth it.

  559. Antonio I
    February 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    high end specs...but I won't buy it at 600$

  560. Christian M. Z.
    February 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The Oppo N1 is unique in it's rotating camera, which works great for couples and individuals who takes regular selfies. However US$600 is quite a high price and would only be warranted if the Oppo N1 offered more. Since moddability is already on the table, perhaps the inclusion of removable batteries, microSD expansion support and maybe even an active stylus and digitizer to bring it closer to compete with Samsung's Note series.

  561. Gregory B
    February 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I think its a cool idea and given time it could really go somewhere

  562. ŠImon S
    February 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Well, i wont buy it for 600 $.

  563. Anthony
    February 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    It seems like a good device, just one that is out gunned by the bigger manufactures..

  564. Raúl Dubini
    February 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    yes it does, coming installed with cyanogen is very appelling

  565. Denise A
    February 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I like the fact it uses that particular OS BUT if ya know what yer doing you can do that with any smartphone. I do like the camera...$600 ??? to go with maybe.

  566. zaid Merchant
    February 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Punchtab not working!!!

  567. henry
    February 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Looks good, and CM is great. My i717 w/CM11 is still kicking for what I need a phone for. I know a free OPPO would look good in my hands b'cos $600 definitely looks better in my savings account.

  568. Serg O
    February 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    It should be cheaper.

  569. Yash S
    February 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    It is sumwhat expensive but good to have!!

  570. drazen mestrovic
    February 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    It has pretty much all high end specs

  571. bluaerio
    February 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    $600 seems way to much for the phone, especially after your review.

  572. Justin
    February 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    For $600 that is a fair price. It is an unsubsidized price and for the features it does have (stock android, rotating camera, huge display) I think it's a steal.

  573. Steen
    February 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    It's too expensive, but hopefully I win it

  574. Ebert S
    February 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I think 600$ is to much for the Oppo N1 but I still think it's a nice and original phone.

  575. Jonathan H
    February 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    It's certainly a different and rather original phone, 600, is quite alot for it however, but the rotating camera is pretty cool :D ^_^

  576. Nicholas S
    February 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Seems a little pricey considering the competition.

  577. mklopez
    February 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    It should be cheaper.

  578. Boris
    February 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    No phone offers enough for $600. I stick to my $300 Nexus 4.