Oppo R1 officially announced

December 23, 2013
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Oppo’s R1, which was previously spied in China, is officially official. The R1 may not be the top-end spec monster we’d hoped for, but it doesn’t necessarily disappoint, either. Of particular note is the rear-facing camera, which sports a pretty impressive F/2.0 aperture.


After the camera aperture, it’s all pretty unimpressive. It’s a solid device, but not one that’s going to make you stand up and take notice. The specs, via the product page:

  • 5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720 at 294 PPI
  • 5MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear shooter
  • MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor at 1.3GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Memory, no SD expansion
  • 2,410 mAh battery
  • 142.7 x 70.4 x 7.1 mm
  • 140 grams

The R1 runs Oppo’s Color OS, which is a nice touch for Android. Not too heavy, and not stock, Color OS strikes a happy balance. The R1 also leaves off the Cyanogen option big-brother N1 has, but it’s not meant as a flagship offering. Truth be told, Oppo hasn’t yet made clear if this device is going to launch outside of China.

Perhaps as impressive as the camera on the R1 is the price. At $410 or so (exchange rates fluctuate), it could be a good free or low-cost offering for a contracted plan. It can be ordered from Oppo’s site, but with overseas shipping, it might not be worth it for domestic customers. The R1 is a decent device, so we hope it makes its way to our shores. For now, we’ll continue to praise the mid-range Moto G as the champion of its class.
VIA: GSM Arena


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  • minenskie

    16Mb Memory? I think it should be in Gb.

  • Gregory Suvalian

    This is more expensive then Nexus 5, is not it? This does not make sense.