Obi MV1 Review – Quirky but underpowered

Introduction

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The Obi MV1 is an interesting device that definitely stands out in a crowd but ultimately suffers from inconsistent performance.

Obi is yet another budget smartphone manufacturer who is very new to the game, having only established themselves in 2014. The company was founded by former Apple and PepsiCo CEO John Sculley, who is famous for firing Steve Jobs. With their handsets aimed primarily at developing markets, the Silicon Valley manufacturer believes that there’s a gap in the market for well designed budget hardware. The Obi Worldphone MV1 is their latest materialisation of this idea, but is it just another cheap device? Let’s find out…

Technical Details

OS Cyanogen OS 12.1.1

Processor Snapdragon 212

Screen 5-inches

Resolution 1280 x 720 (294 PPI)

Memory 1 GB RAM

Storage 16GB

Micro SD compatible Yes, up to 64GB

Rear camera 8MP

Front camera 2MP

Video 1080p

Connectivity Bluetooth, 3G, 4G LTE

Dimensions 146 x 73 x 8.9mm

Weight 149g

Battery 2,500 mAh

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3.3

Pros

  • Reasonable display
  • Cyanogen
  • Good build quality

Cons

  • Slow performance
  • Love or hate design
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