Oppo N1 meets the Samsung Galaxy note 3, just how big is the N1?

Oppo shocked quite a few with the launch of the Oppo N1! It is safe to say that many were surprised by a few of Oppo’s choices not to mention the overall size of the phone! So just how big is an N1? Take a look at these comparison photos with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

While the innovation aspect of the Oppo N1 is more than impressive, the girth (need to mount that rotating camera) and overall length have left may wondering if the N1 is just to big to handle!

Dimensions of the Oppo N1 are 170.7 x 82.6 x 9mm and it is no lightweight either at 213g. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which has a slighty smaller 5.7-inch AMOLED display and a size and weigh of 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm 168g (with S pen stylus), the N1 looks monstrous on paper, but what about in the flesh?

As it is going to be a few months before most customers outside of China will see an actual N1 it is handy to see it compared to a phone you can go and see. Below are photos of the Oppo N1 compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Oppo N1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison photos

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Right off the bat it is clear that the Oppo N1 is much bigger than the Galaxy Note 3, not just a little longer but longer by a large margin!

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The extra screen size on the N1 and extra space needed for those rotating camera hinges also make the N1 wider. Oppo have tried to disguise this by giving the display a black outline giving the appearance of ultra narrow bezels when the screen is powered off.

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oppo n1 vs samsung galaxy note 3

While Samsung have clipped the chin of the Note 3 down to keep size down, Oppo have given the N1 a stylish curved area with a large button area. Does it necessarily need to be so big though?

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The Note 3 is not a small phone but the Oppo N1 dwarfs it in this last photo.

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So are the innovative rotating camera, rear touch panel, and slightly larger display enough to compensate for the wide, long and heavy body of the Oppo N1?

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  1. anony
    October 17, 2013

    And Note III still manage to outspec N1 by large margin, much as I hate Samsung’s price I can’t deny that Note III is an engineering marvel.

  2. lordx
    October 17, 2013

    Holy Moly…now this is one big thing…

  3. Greg
    October 17, 2013

    Wow, I think you could go wake boarding on the Oppo! I still like it though….

  4. Kman
    October 17, 2013

    Major fail.
    It is very sad to see a promising company drop the ball with such an important launch. The swivel camera and touch back are gimmicks that will earn oppo few customers, while the huge size and heavy weight are sure to lose them many.
    I love big screens and could easily imagine using a slightly larger phone than the Note III, but only if the size was due to the screen covering almost 100% of the front, like on the LG G2.

  5. Mike
    October 17, 2013

    Oh, not good!!! Big fail by Oppo. A real shame a they’re a good company.

  6. October 18, 2013

    Love the designe, shape and the colour, but… only if it was 4.3-4.7 inch…

  7. Koko
    October 18, 2013

    Not bad, guess midgets will prefer below 4.7″ for their little nancy hands.

    • anony
      October 19, 2013

      Like majority of people using android “phone”.

    • Shaunuss
      October 22, 2013

      I laughed