“Don’t be fooled by its moniker. It’s mini in size only when compared to its sibling”
The Chinese brand Oppo entered Indian shores in January with its top-tier offering, the Oppo N1. The smartphone had a number of innovative features on offer and now seven months later, the company has introduced its smaller variant. Aptly dubbed as the Oppo N1 Mini (first impressions), the smartphone borrows quite a few features from its bigger brother and offers them in a smaller package. It’s also priced more affordably at Rs 26,990.
Compared to the N1’s phablet-sized display, its mini variant bears a more manageable 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Powering it up is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with four cores clocked at 1.6GHz. In the memory department, it gets a generous 2GB of RAM along with 16GB ROM, but lacks an expansion slot to increase the storage further. It’s the camera aspect where the N1 Mini really shines, as it shares a 13-megapixel 206-degree swivel camera with its brother. What this means is that the same camera can also be used to take seflies! Connectivity-wise, it comes with support for 2G and 3G networks, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. The battery capacity of 2,140mAh provides the juice to the phone. It runs an older Android 4.3 version with Oppo’s custom interface on top, dubbed as Color OS.
Of course, we’ll be testing how all these specs translate into real-life experience since we’ve got the smartphone in our labs. But before we do that, let’s check out what the Oppo N1 Mini’s retail box offers.
The device comes packed in a compact box with minimalist branding up front. At the back, it mentions the key specs of the smartphone along with its SAR value, IMEI, etc.
Now let’s open the box and see what it offers. The first thing, as expected, is the smartphone itself, looking very classy in white. Underneath the tray housing the N1 Mini, you’ll find a cover which has a SIM ejector tool on the outside and the manuals and service center list inside.
Apart from that, the box contents are a standard affair with a 1A wall charger and a micro-USB data cable. You also get a pair of earphones, although we’re disappointed to see that they’re not the in-ear type.
That’s all you get inside the Oppo N1 Mini’s box. While its box might be standard, the device is anything but, so do check back for more coverage on the smartphone’s performance and its camera prowess.