OBI Worldphone SF1

This summer we reported an interesting case of “sometimes they come back”, with former Apple CEO John Sculley who, along with former design director Robert Brunner, presented two new Android smartphone under the brand name Obi Worldphone. From the beginning of December 2015 the more powerful of the two, SF1, has sporadically appeared in the Indian market, through the limited sales event on the portal Gadgets360-probably to test the waters;recently, however, is freely purchasable by anyone at Amazon India.

The price is definitely interesting for technical characteristics:

  • IPS display from 5 “full HD(1920 x 1080 pixels, 443 pixels per inch density) covered with Gorilla Glass 4
  • SOC Qualcomm Snapdragon 615:
    • Octa-core 64-bit CPU (4 x at 4 x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53-A53 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex + at)
    • Adreno GPU 405
  • Two variants:
    • 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
    • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage
  • Expansion via micro SD card (max 64 GB)
  • Main camera from 13 MP with Sony Exmor RS IMX214 and aperture f/2.0
  • Front camera 5 MP camera with LED flash
  • Dolby Surround 7.1-channel audio support
  • LTE/CDMA Dual SIM(micro + nano 1 1)
  • 3000 mAhbattery, compatible with Quick Charge 1.0, integrated
  • Dimensions: 146 x 74 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 147 g
  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with custom interface Obi Lifespeed

However, the first reviews online highlight performance issues is the interface, which slows visibly quite frequently, both of the camera that despite the excellent photo sensor, does not produce reliable results. Signs of the absence of a proper software.

In any case, the device is on sale for 11999 rupees, to return just over 160 €, for 2 GB/16 GB version, and 13999 rupees, or about 190 €, for 3 GB/32 GB Variant. Someone is interested in importing into Italy?