Obi Worldphone MV1 Mobile Review
Obi is the Silicon Valley company that is set up by the ex-Apple CEO i.e. John Sculley the one who fired Steve Jobs before being let go himself, but yes the parts of the design feel slightly like the iPhone 6S and this is nothing like the things of the beauty that Apple creates.
The Obi MV1 looks like an interesting proposition. It all comes down to design and I feel that the company has made it to look different to the everything else and it got too caught up in making it look unique rather than good but this is not a beautifully designed smartphone.
You must think that it is not possible in this price bracket i.e. of $119 but the Wileyfox Storm proves a budget phone does not have to be ugly.
It may be to some people’s taste but in the day or I have used the phone no-one I have shown it to particularly enjoyed the look of it.
It is going to fit in almost anyone’s hand as the display on the front is of 5-inches. The picture quality is also clear and it is a 720p screen but it is not Full HD but still the screen is impressive even without the extra pixels. Also the display on the MV1 is also a little dark.
The smartphone comes with dual-SIM card slots as well as the removable battery, which is not the really a go-to feature for those in west but if you are used to hot swapping then this may be something that interests you.
The battery is backed by 2500mAh cell. Under the hood there is also a quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor of 1.3GHz and RAM of 2GB. So far, the smartphone feels snappy and I have not seen any performance issues in the usage of first day.
But it runs the outdated Cyanogen 12 software that is based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop and that’s a bit shame as it is not running 13 so we can have all the Android Marshmallow features, but yes as far as price is concerned it is hard to get upset about it.
The Obi MV1 has the tough competition from the many other powerful and cheap Android phones in the market. And if you liked the design then it seems like the MV1 could be one to recommend. If you don’t then it’s probably not worth buying up an Obi MV1.
With a strange design that looks and feels odd the Obi MV1 tries to be different but it seems to fails at the first hurdle. But as it is a cheap phone so it may be worth overlooking its ugly looks.
- Low price
- Removable battery
- Dark screen
- Ugly design