Obi Worldphone : MV1
Smartphones are everywhere now, but a slightly less profile one you may not have heard of is the Obi Worldphone MV1. The phone is a breath of fresh air, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it performs and how accessible it is.
The phone features a 5” floating display which hovers just above the body, a quirky feature that instantly grabbed my attention. The screen is in crisp HD so pictures and videos look almost real and are very high quality.
Classy and aesthetically pleasing are two terms I would use to describe the Obi Worldphone MV1, it immediately strikes you as different and eye catching. The design is a big selling point for the phone as it is what sets it apart from many other smartphones in my opinion.
The Obi Worldphone is one of the better dual-sim phones I have used; to change which sim you are using all you need to do is go into the settings and it’s there right away. You can change options such as which sim to use for mobile data or calls, this level of integration made the phone feel very sophisticated and high class.
The rear camera is a respectable 8 Megapixels, and the pictures taken with it come out fine, and are easily seen in clear detail thanks to the vibrant HD display. The front camera is only 2 Megapixels, but the photos still come out easily distinguishable and are not unclear at all.
It comes with 16GB of internal storage, but also features a Micro SD card slot, so you can expand your storage space to whichever card you choose to purchase.
What struck me the most was how the phone felt similar to it’s much more expensive competitors, as with its cheap price tag I expected it to feel tacky however I was impressed with how solid and expensive it felt.
The Android Cyanogen OS went hand in hand with the phone, it made it extremely easy to navigate through the phone and find the apps you want to use or the media you want to see.
After listing all these features, you would expect to see that the RRP of this phone is over £300 at least, but it is actually less than £100, which I believe is a steal in the smartphone market. Some of the bigger smartphones will cost you in excess of £500, but I honestly believe you are better off saving the money and picking up this brilliant piece of technology instead.