Spot the difference: No.1 launch 3 ‘new’ phones and a smartwatch


No.1 have lined up a whole new range of smartphones and a smartwatch just in time for the holiday shopping period. Take a look at the new devices complete with specifications.

Just in time for the holidays, Chinese smartphone and now smartwatch maker No.1 have announced 3 new phones and an Android watch. Take a look at the specs and see if you can spot the similarities with other phones currently on the market.

No.1 Mi4

no1 mi4

No.1 haven’t even bothered to hide the fact that the No.1 Mi4 has been inspired by the latest flagship Xiaomi phone, but don’t let that put you off as the specs and pricing seems pretty good.

The 5-inch phone enjoys a machined metal body for a better overall feel and even has a built-in IR blaster so you can control home appliances. Keeping the cost down while not hurting performance is the job of the quad-core MT6582 processor which runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on the 720p HD display.

Other specs include a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 8 mega-pixel front and 2250mAh battery. The No.1 Mi4 is available in white or black and we have seen pricing from as high as $160 to as low as $130 on this phone so it will pay to shop around.

[ No.1 Mi4 Specifications ]

No.1 Plus

no1 plus

Next up is the OPO, oh wait the No.1 Plus sorry. This 5.5-inch phone has the same quad-core MT6582 Mediatek treatment and 3G WCDMA as the Mi4 but wrapped up in a familiar 5.5-inch phone.

The display is a HD 720p IPS, OGS which allows for a thinner panel, better touch and all round viewing, and sits above a recessed bezel to protect it from hard surfaces if dropped on its corner.

The No.1 Plus only has 8GB memory (the Mi4 has 16GB), but you do get Mediateks HotKnot file sharing protocol, dual LED flash, Bluetooth camera control and Android 4.4.4 Kitkat.

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[ No.1 Plus Specifications ]

No.1 Note 4

no1 note

The biggest of the 3 new No.1 phones is a 5.7-inch 720p HD Note 4 device. Again No.1 have gone for a cheap and cheerful quad-core MT6582 SoC with 1GB RAM and Android 4.4.4 Kitkat set up.

13 mega-pixel F2.2 rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front for shooting, large 2800mAh battery with fast charging and included stylus are the main features of this phablet.

[ No.1 Note 4 Specifications ]

No.1 G2 Watch

no1 g2

Last up is the N0.1 G2 waterproof smartwatch. This 1.54-inch wearable runs one of Mediateks wearable specific MT250A chips and has Bluetooth 4.0 for syncing to your Android smartphone.

A build in 2 mega-pixel camera means you have a 007 style spy camera on your wrist, but the real features are to act as means to keep track of your health and fitness and receiving notifications from your phone.

[ No.1 G2 Watch ]

So that’s No.s new product finallie for the end of 2014. Is there anything which catches your eye or will you be holding out for something else?

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62 Comments

  1. Miko
    November 12, 2014

    Sorry for the language but… there are people that actually buy this crap? :O

    • whynot
      November 12, 2014

      why crap ? specs seems good and the price will be good too probably!

      • Riccardo Benzoni
        November 12, 2014

        no personality, mid-low specs, doubtful quality… crap indeed!

        • balcobomber25
          November 13, 2014

          Just because they aren’t original doesn’t mean they are “crap”. No. 1 and Goophone (the two top clone makers) have very good quality and offer mid range specs at mid range prices. I am not a fan of clone phones personally but they do offer a good value for those who like the looks of a flagship but can’t afford it.

          • K86
            November 13, 2014

            MT6582 is hardly good for midrange and doesn’t even support LTE networks. These are just disposable smartphones.

            • balcobomber25
              November 13, 2014

              Considering most of the countries that they actually market to don’t have reliable LTE networks that is not really a concern. For basic smartphone use (which is what you expect out of a budget/mid range phone) the MT6582 is more than capable.

          • Riccardo Benzoni
            November 13, 2014

            if they look for a flagship phone, then they should buy the original. Otherwhise the market is plenty of very good original phones (Coolpad, Lenovo, Huawei and so on). I’m pretty doubtful those clones offer the same quality of those brands, every clone I’ve compared with my Coolpad f1 (which is a 130€ phone) pales in comparison, in every aspect! Just don’t be fooled by the look, because that’s the best thing they have!

            • balcobomber25
              November 13, 2014

              Not everyone has hundreds of dollars to buy the original. Just because you are in love with your Coolpad doesn’t mean everyone is. I work with Chinese phone suppliers and there are only so many OEM’s that make the parts. All these companies whether they make Clones or “original” phones source their parts from the same 3 or 4 OEM’s. Why do you think so many of them end up looking very similar in appearance and spec?

              As for quality most clone phones don’t come close to the major brands, but that doesn’t mean they all fall into that category. Both No 1. and Goophone have very good quality which is why they have become two of the biggest and most well known clone makers.

            • Riccardo Benzoni
              November 14, 2014

              I know that oems are just a few, and that’s why I prefer to buy from a trusted brand rather than some cheap-a*s one, since the crucial difference is usually in building process, a few components (usually better cameras and screens on biggest brands), software optimization and future updates to fix issues.
              I myself don’t have money for samsungs and apples as well, but I always found it quite embarassing to have the look of a porsche and the engine of a daihatsu, I’d rather buy the original daihatsu instead of trying to impress my friends with the poorman’s galaxy s5 (which is something also against the law, at least regarding models which also clone the brand, usually the worst ones in quality terms).
              Everyone has his own opinion and this is mine, obviously everyone is free to spend his money in every way he wants, I’m always pro-original stuff and will never buy one of those, since (even without this whole clone thing) the ones I’ve seen were very cheap made… maybe those n°1s and Goophones could be better, and I really hope it since at least the money will be invested in a usable device!

            • balcobomber25
              November 15, 2014

              I will never buy a clone phone either, I agree with wanting something original. Although I have purchased Blu phones before which are rebranded Gionee’s but that is a little different. But the reason I mention OEM’s is because most of these phones (and other products) are built by the same factories. Very few of the large well known brands actually make their own products. So the build quality is often very similar. Just look at perhaps the most popular of them all Foxconn. They build phones for companies such as Nokia, Apple, Huawei, and Motrolla but also for a lot of the lesser known brands. As far as software, it all depends on who is making it. Some of the larger brands have crap software and some of the smaller brands offer stock android. It is hit or miss in the Android world when it comes to software.

  2. pa5t1s
    November 12, 2014

    so boring… please, N°1, stop copying others, do your own stuff, thanks…

  3. ca876
    November 12, 2014

    can anyone tell me if the watch has a recording facility like our android phones have, for recording meetings that could be GREAT as I am tired of having my ohone upside down in my pocket then when someone rings the recorder goes off. thanks

  4. iKosh
    November 12, 2014

    No, thanks!

  5. Airyl
    November 12, 2014

    They look original to me. Yup. Perfectly original.

  6. Faux-News
    November 12, 2014

    So they have beaten the Goophone.

  7. Miko
    November 12, 2014

    Sorry for the language but… there are people that actually buy this crap? :O

    • Guest
      November 12, 2014

      why crap ? specs seems good and the price will be good too probably!

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      November 12, 2014

      no personality, mid-low specs, doubtful quality… crap indeed!

    • balcobomber25
      November 13, 2014

      Just because they aren’t original doesn’t mean they are “crap”. No. 1 and Goophone (the two top clone makers) have very good quality and offer mid range specs at mid range prices. I am not a fan of clone phones personally but they do offer a good value for those who like the looks of a flagship but can’t afford it.

    • Guest
      November 13, 2014

      MT6582 is hardly good for midrange and doesn’t even support LTE networks. These are just disposable smartphones.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      November 14, 2014

      if they look for a flagship phone, then they should buy the original. Otherwhise the market is plenty of very good original phones (Coolpad, Lenovo, Huawei and so on). I’m pretty doubtful those clones offer the same quality of those brands, every clone I’ve compared with my Coolpad f1 (which is a 130€ phone) pales in comparison, in every aspect! Just don’t be fooled by the look, because that’s the best thing they have!

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2014

      Considering most of the countries that they actually market to don’t have reliable LTE networks that is not really a concern. For basic smartphone use (which is what you expect out of a budget/mid range phone) the MT6582 is more than capable.

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2014

      Not everyone has hundreds of dollars to buy the original. Just because you are in love with your Coolpad doesn’t mean everyone is. I work with Chinese phone suppliers and there are only so many OEM’s that make the parts. All these companies whether they make Clones or “original” phones source their parts from the same 3 or 4 OEM’s. Why do you think so many of them end up looking very similar in appearance and spec?

      As for quality most clone phones don’t come close to the major brands, but that doesn’t mean they all fall into that category. Both No 1. and Goophone have very good quality which is why they have become two of the biggest and most well known clone makers.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      November 14, 2014

      I know that oems are just a few, and that’s why I prefer to buy from a trusted brand rather than some cheap-a*s one, since the crucial difference is usually in building process, a few components (usually better cameras and screens on biggest brands), software optimization and future updates to fix issues.
      I myself don’t have money for samsungs and apples as well, but I always found it quite embarassing to have the look of a porsche and the engine of a daihatsu, I’d rather buy the original daihatsu instead of trying to impress my friends with the poorman’s galaxy s5 (which is something also against the law, at least regarding models which also clone the brand, usually the worst ones in quality terms).
      Everyone has his own opinion and this is mine, obviously everyone is free to spend his money in every way he wants, I’m always pro-original stuff and will never buy one of those, since (even without this whole clone thing) the ones I’ve seen were very cheap made… maybe those n°1s and Goophones could be better, and I really hope it since at least the money will be invested in a usable device!

    • balcobomber25
      November 15, 2014

      I will never buy a clone phone either, I agree with wanting something original. Although I have purchased Blu phones before which are rebranded Gionee’s but that is a little different. But the reason I mention OEM’s is because most of these phones (and other products) are built by the same factories. Very few of the large well known brands actually make their own products. So the build quality is often very similar. Just look at perhaps the most popular of them all Foxconn. They build phones for companies such as Nokia, Apple, Huawei, and Motrolla but also for a lot of the lesser known brands. As far as software, it all depends on who is making it. Some of the larger brands have crap software and some of the smaller brands offer stock android. It is hit or miss in the Android world when it comes to software.

  8. Pri Vaat
    November 12, 2014

    Where to get it for 130$?

    • jason
      November 12, 2014

      just using google to seach it .my friend

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2014

      You really have to search I found it on some site for like $134 and ordered one, I tried to go back to that same site just now but can’t find it for less than $169.

  9. Raj Bangalore
    November 12, 2014

    So what next?

  10. pa5t1s
    November 12, 2014

    so boring… please, N°1, stop copying others, do your own stuff, thanks…

  11. saor
    November 12, 2014

    Is the no 1 mi4 the same base the elephone p4000 is using and its doogee alternative?

    • jason
      November 12, 2014

      so you mean xiaomi mi4 is the same as no 1 mi4 and elephone 4000
      ? right?

      • balcobomber25
        November 29, 2014

        No he means the No.1 Mi4, Elephone and Doogee are all using the same materials. Xiaomi doesn’t use the same OEM they do, you can tell by the metal band around the phone, it is much better quality on the real thing.

    • balcobomber25
      November 14, 2014

      Most of these brands source from the same OEM’s which is why they often look very similar.

  12. ca876
    November 12, 2014

    can anyone tell me if the watch has a recording facility like our android phones have, for recording meetings that could be GREAT as I am tired of having my ohone upside down in my pocket then when someone rings the recorder goes off. thanks

  13. Raul
    November 12, 2014

    Why would anyone invest in a BAD clone, besides the obvious showoff reasons?

    • jason
      November 12, 2014

      maybe its cheaper and also with good Quality

    • balcobomber25
      November 13, 2014

      If you like the look of a certain phone but can’t afford it a clone phone may be the next best option. I have the Mi4 sitting in front of me (the real one) and I have to say from every picture I have seen of the No. 1 it looks almost spot on.

      Having bought one myself out of sheer curiosity I can say this is one of the best clones I have ever seen. It almost spot on. I prefer my real Mi4 because it is faster and the display and camera are a lot better. But for $130 it is better than most mid range phones and it runs real MIUI.

  14. iKosh
    November 12, 2014

    No, thanks!

  15. Airyl
    November 12, 2014

    They look original to me. Yup. Perfectly original.

  16. Jack Wong
    November 12, 2014

    It seems the No 1 MI4 shares the same base as the Elephone P4000. The Dogee has a different 3.5 jack whole out of centre. Author mention 130$ price tag. Where to get the No. 1 MI4 for 130$?

    • jason
      November 12, 2014

      i using goolgle to seach it .in 1949deal i find elephone p4000 ,to my

      Surprised no 1 mi4 is also can find€116.24

  17. Faux-News
    November 12, 2014

    So they have beaten the Goophone.

  18. Jack Wong
    November 12, 2014

    The XiaoXiaomi Mi4 is yet another MI4 clone on the same base as Elephone P4000, No 1 MI4, … with about same specs as No 1 MI4: XiaoXiaomi Mi4 owns a 5.0-inch HD IPS screen with 1280*720 MTK6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage. MIUI 5 based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat and supports I.R. Control and Compass Function. See MTK https://www.fastcardtech.com/XiaoXiaomi-Mi4.html

  19. Guest
    November 12, 2014

    Where to get it for 130$?

    • Guest
      November 13, 2014

      just using google to seach it .my friend

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2014

      You really have to search I found it on some site for like $134 and ordered one, I tried to go back to that same site just now but can’t find it for less than $169.

  20. Raj Bangalore
    November 12, 2014

    So what next?

  21. saor
    November 12, 2014

    Is the no 1 mi4 the same base the elephone p4000 is using and its doogee alternative?

    • Guest
      November 13, 2014

      so you mean xiaomi mi4 is the same as no 1 mi4 and elephone 4000
      ? right?

    • balcobomber25
      November 15, 2014

      Most of these brands source from the same OEM’s which is why they often look very similar.

    • balcobomber25
      November 29, 2014

      No he means the No.1 Mi4, Elephone and Doogee are all using the same materials. Xiaomi doesn’t use the same OEM they do, you can tell by the metal band around the phone, it is much better quality on the real thing.

  22. Raul
    November 12, 2014

    Why would anyone invest in a BAD clone, besides the obvious showoff reasons?

    • Guest
      November 13, 2014

      maybe its cheaper and also with good Quality

    • balcobomber25
      November 13, 2014

      If you like the look of a certain phone but can’t afford it a clone phone may be the next best option. I have the Mi4 sitting in front of me (the real one) and I have to say from every picture I have seen of the No. 1 it looks almost spot on.

      Having bought one myself out of sheer curiosity I can say this is one of the best clones I have ever seen. It almost spot on. I prefer my real Mi4 because it is faster and the display and camera are a lot better. But for $130 it is better than most mid range phones and it runs real MIUI.

  23. Guest
    November 12, 2014

    It seems the No 1 MI4 shares the same base as the Elephone P4000. The Dogee has a different 3.5 jack whole out of centre. Author mention 130$ price tag. Where to get the No. 1 MI4 for 130$?

    • Guest
      November 13, 2014

      i using goolgle to seach it .in 1949deal i find elephone p4000 ,to my

      Surprised no 1 mi4 is also can find€116.24

  24. Guest
    November 12, 2014

    The XiaoXiaomi Mi4 is yet another MI4 clone on the same base as Elephone P4000, No 1 MI4, … with about same specs as No 1 MI4: XiaoXiaomi Mi4 owns a 5.0-inch HD IPS screen with 1280*720 MTK6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage. MIUI 5 based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat and supports I.R. Control and Compass Function. See MTK https://www.fastcardtech.com/XiaoXiaomi-Mi4.html

  25. Alex
    November 13, 2014

    I actually love the looks of that smartwatch, any chance you can get your hands on it for a review andy? Love to see it going up against its mother (Samsung’s version) or the other majority of smartwatches.

  26. Guest
    November 13, 2014

    I actually love the looks of that smartwatch, any chance you can get your hands on it for a review andy? Love to see it going up against its mother (Samsung’s version) or the other majority of smartwatches.

  27. balcobomber25
    November 18, 2014

    I always wanted to compare a clone phone to the original so I ordered one of these on some website, found it for $130 (figured it will be a good backup in case I need a phone in a pinch). Comparing it to my Mi4 it looks almost exact 1:1, they really did a tremendous job with this clone. It does have the metal frame around it, and the build quality is very solid. The biggest surprise for me is it was running MIUI, it was an older build but still was MIUI. The major difference I notice it is slower to respond at times and the screen doesn’t look as good as the Mi4. But for anyone on a budget who wants the Mi4 look and feel with the benefit of MIUI, this is a great phone for the price.

  28. balcobomber25
    November 18, 2014

    I always wanted to compare a clone phone to the original so I ordered one of these on some website, found it for $130 (figured it will be a good backup in case I need a phone in a pinch). Comparing it to my Mi4 it looks almost exact 1:1, they really did a tremendous job with this clone. It does have the metal frame around it, and the build quality is very solid. The biggest surprise for me is it was running MIUI, it was an older build but still was MIUI. The major difference I notice it is slower to respond at times and the screen doesn’t look as good as the Mi4. But for anyone on a budget who wants the Mi4 look and feel with the benefit of MIUI, this is a great phone for the price.