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Oppo N1 Mini VS Oppo N1 Comparison Overview

It cannot be denied that the China based manufacturers are considering the Indian smartphone arena as their second home to release their offerings. The reason for the same is that the smartphones launched by the Chinese vendors are pretty successful in the country as they are priced appropriately for their specifications. Today, Oppo has announced the launch of the Oppo N1 Mini smartphone in India at an event in New Delhi. The bigger kin, Oppo N1 was already released in country and here is a detailed comparison on the two to know the difference between them.


oppo n1 mini vs oppo n1

Display and Processor

The Oppo N1 Mini flaunts a 5 inch IPS LCD display boasting a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels that results in a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. On the other hand, its upgraded variant boasts of a larger 5.9 inch IPS LCD display that carries a FHD screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels translating to an increased 373 ppi pixel density. Obviously, if your choice is a device with increased screen real estate, the Oppo N1 is the right buy and this is based on your requirements.

While the miniature variant employs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with Adreno 305 graphics unit, the N1 is stuffed with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor aided with Adreno 320 GPU. Otherwise, both the handsets use 2 GB of RAM that can take charge of multi-tasking and smooth application handling.

Camera and Internal Storage

When it comes to camera, both the handsets appear to be the same with a 13 MP rotating camera lens with auto focus, LED flash, FHD 1080p video recording and HDR. This camera can click single photos of 50 MP resolution and 24 MP ultra HD videos. With swivel camera lens, the smartphones mmake it easy and effortless to click selfies.

On the storage front, both the handsets lack micro SD card slots for expandable storage capacity with the help of micro SD card slot. However, the difference is the Oppo N1 packs 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage space, whereas its miniature has only 16 GB native storage capacity.

Battery and Features

In terms of battery, the Oppo N1 Mini houses a downgraded 2,140 mAh battery, whereas its bigger sibling includes a 3,610 mAh battery under its hood making it more powerful undoubtedly.

While the Oppo N1 is launched with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, its miniature variant is fueled by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform. Otherwise, both the handsets are layered with Color OS UI and they pack connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB OTG, whereas the bigger model comes with NFC as well. The rear touch pad in Oppo N1 is not present in Mini variant as it is not required as much any more due to reduced display size.

Key Specs

Model Oppo N1 Mini Oppo N1
Display 5 inch, HD 5 inch, FHD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 1.7 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 600
Internal Storage 16 GB, Non-Expandable 16 GB/ 32 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 13 MP Swivel 13 MP Swivel
Battery 2,140 mAh 3,610
Price Rs 26,990 Rs 32,990

Price and Conclusion

The Oppo N1 and Oppo N1 Mini come packed with decent specifications, however the latter being a mini variant does not feature a FHD display, better processor and improved battery. But, if your choice is the swivel camera at a lesser price tag, the Oppo N1 Mini should be your choice. On the other hand, if you need the additional features mentioned above for an enhanced user experience and performance, you will definitely opt in to pay little more for the Oppo N1 or flagship Find 7a.

Oppo N1 VS N1 Mini Hands on Comparison Review, Features, Camera and Overview [Video]


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.