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Obi MV1 4G UK hands-on review and unboxing

Obi Worldphone’s first UK mobile launch, the MV1 4G, is a budget phone with a funky design running full Cyangoen OS. Here’s our Obi MV1 4G hands-on review and unboxing video.

What are the Obi MV1’s specs?

The Obi Worldphone MV1 4G is a 5-inch mobile running Cyanogen OS 12.1.1. You have a 720p IPS screen, quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor, 16GB of storage (expandable by 64GB using a microSD memory card), an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Obi MV1 first thoughts

The most striking thing about the Obi MV1 is the funky looks; this mobile was designed by the same San Fran firm behind Dr Dre’s Beats headphones. The flat top and curved bottom adds a unique flair to the MV1, as does the old-school Lumia-style floating display. It feels good in the hand, with a decent heft.

The 720p 5-inch screen is sharp, with a cold colour gamut. It’s not as vibrant as some rivals, such as the brilliant Samsung Galaxy J5, but it’s quite easy on the eye. And while the 8-megapixel camera isn’t the fastest mobile snapper at this price point, it seems to capture detailed images.

We’ll be bringing you our full Obi MV1 4G UK review soon.

Obi MV1 hands-on review and unboxing video

Here’s our full Obi Worldphone MV1 4G unboxing and hands-on review video, so you can get a closer look at the phone and also check out the Cyanogen OS and Lifespeed interface.


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