Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition arrives, priced at $599

by: Andrew GrushDecember 24, 2013


As expected the Cyanogenmod-powered Oppo N1 has arrived, available for the same $599 price tag as the standard N1, but featuring custom packaging, a CyanogenMod phone case, the O-Click remote shutter, some Cyanogenmod stickers and – of course – CyanogenMod 10.2! If that’s not enough for you, the shipping is also included for free.

Aside from the unique packaging and default installation of CM10.2, there’s not much difference between the standard N1 and the CM Edition. Spec-wise we are still looking at a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 600 CPU and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage, rear touch panel, a rotating 13MP camera and a 3600mAh battery.

As an extra bonus for those that like to tinker, CyanogenMod Inc has also released the source code and factory images for the Oppo N1 CM Edition.

So should you pick up the CM Edition or the regular version of the handset? Honestly, it really depends on what type of experience you’re looking for out of the box.

If you’re a fan of Cyanogenmod and looking for a pre-installed experience with a few extras, you can’t go wrong here. Then again, if you’re more of the DIY-type, you could always snag the standard Oppo N1 and flash the upcoming official Oppo N1 CyanogenMod ROM.

What do you think of the first official CM-preloaded handset, interested in picking up the N1 or not?

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  • Jack Parker

    So £365 in england… Pretty decent! although the Xperia Z ultra is £363 and has better specs in some regards and thats what im getting

    • RahulMacwan

      If u dont mind can i know where is the xperia z ultra at £363

      • Jack Parker

        Ebay :) look for a seller called Cyber_Gate or something ive been asking questions about the phone for about a month, they are polite and answer every question, they also give you 1 year warranty :)

    • Tony

      438 minimum once tax is added, and that’s assuming they use the same exchange rate google use. Way too pricey for the specs.

  • Jayfeather787

    Nope not getting it. I love cyanogenmod, but this is too much money. At this price, I want a Snapdragon 800, a micro sd card slot, and a removable battery. Nexus 5 is much better for the price. I would rather have that, and either 1) put cyanogenmod on that or 2) leave it stock because AOSP is awesome.

    • NeedName

      I feel the same way, and I really want a phablet around 6″ but bezel on this thing in ridiculous. . . a Z Ultra isn’t much bigger with a 6.4″ screen and I can pick it up for ~$100 less, but the N5 is still in the lead with me as well due to CM support.

      • Jayfeather787

        Nexus 5 FTW!!!

      • Azeem

        You really don’t know how big the Z Ultra truly is.

    • MadCowOnAStick

      that battery and camera tho

      • NeedName

        ZeroLemon said they should have a battery case out for the N5 sometime in January.

        • MadCowOnAStick

          ooh that would be nice my nexus 5’s battery drains too quickly D:

          • NeedName

            turn off/disable as many of the google services that you can live without :) . . . at least till ZeroLemon gets something out. Hopefully it’ll be a large capacity than what they did with the Nexus 4.

            Google, with 4.4, has gotten a little heavy on calling home.

          • Jayfeather787

            Nexus 5’s battery life could use some improvement. But turning off location on my HTC sensation, Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, and Nexus 7 saves a ton of battery. Also, franco kernel offers great battery life.

    • somedude

      way too expensive i can buy some great gear for this cost.

  • Abdel Aziz Farhi

    Hmm CM is something you can get on other phones, With this price you can get a better phone regarding specs (Note 3 or S4), Make use of premium and unique suits such as Note’s stylus/features and still be able to get CM easily whenever you want. No big deal..

    • NeedName

      I can find the Note 3 for $600 right now. Screen is very close in size, better SoC, significantly less bezel on top & bottom, CM support, removable battery, etc. . . the N1 is a hard sell at $600 right now IMO.

  • Brady

    Instead of commenting on the technology, folks compare it to existing technology and say they won’t buy it because it’s financially smarter for them to buy something else. This doesn’t address anything at all.

    • Jayfeather787

      Well the article asked if you will be buying it. Comparing it to existing technology is one way to back up one’e argument on whether or not to buy it. It may be an excellent phone, but if there are better phones for a less expensive price, then that is a great way to back up someone’s argument on not to buy it.

  • Cal Rankin

    I love that this is a Google-certified CyanogenMod device, but I hate that this is still the same price as most phones in the US, albeit with just 3G capability. This is a great leap for Cyanogen, Inc., but I just can’t get over the sticker shock. That said, this is still a better deal compared to some off-contract models (carriers are still trying to push an off-contract Galaxy S III for $599).

    • MadCowOnAStick

      lol you could find the S III for $300 off contract for virgin and boost mobile during black friday

  • AndroidBoss

    That is so not overpriced.


    Cyanogenmod has a GOLDEN opportunity right now to show consumers what cyanogen is about and instead they roll out with this over priced relic. Shouldn’t they choose the latest and greatest to show off what Cyanogen can do?

    Not sure how the million dollar investors would invest in something like this.

    • NeedName

      This is NOT the CM phone. This is Oppo partnering with CM thus, CM has no say in the pricing.

      The CM phone has yet to be officially announced however, they did say it will NOT be a phablet sized device.

  • paxmos

    Is today April 1st?

  • Rayhanantha Rasya

    Too expensive for such a newcomer that still expanding in smatrphone category…..

  • Łukasz Sobala

    But will it blend?

  • somedude

    buy a s4 then bung on cyanogen if you are desperate for it , far cheaper and better hardware.Personally i tried cyanogen for 2 weeks on my s4 and wiped it too many bugs.