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TP-Link Neffos N1 Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker (translated by Mark Riege), 05/16/2018

Comes with a hardware switch. For the last two years, TP-Link has been one of the players in the market for affordable smartphones and was able to mainly attract some price-conscious customers with its devices. The Chinese manufacturer is also trying the same strategy with the new Neffos N1, which aims to draw some attention with a 12+12 MP dual-camera system at an affordable price. We clarify in our review how well this approach works and what customers can additionally expect from the TP-Link smartphone.

The first impression of the Neffos N1 is slightly disillusioning: With the Mediatek Helio-P20-MT6757 SoC, TP-Link has used a mid-range chip that is already two years old. In combination with 4 GB of working memory and an ARM Mali T880-MP2 graphics unit, we cannot expect any tour de force in the benchmark results. However, there should still be a solid system performance.

There is an abundance of smartphones with a price of about 250 Euros (~$295). Correspondingly, there are many devices the Neffos N1 can be compared to. To offer an overview that is as good as possible, we decided for smartphone competitors with a similar price and comparable performance. Thus, we compare the TP-Link smartphone with the Sony Xperia XA1, the Blackview BV8000 Pro, the Motorola Moto G6, the BQ Aquaris VS Plus, and the ZTE Blade V9.

TP-Link Neffos N1 (Neffos Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: fingerprint sensor, compass, gyroscope sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, USB-C
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, FDD-LTE Cat.4:band(1/3/5/7/8/20), WCDMA: band (1/5/8), GSM: band (2/3/5/8), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 154.4 x 76.1 ( = 0.3 x 6.08 x 3 in)
Battery
3260 mAh Lithium-Ion, Quick Charge
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix dual-camera system 12 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, headset, Smart NFUI 7.0, 24 Monate Months Warranty, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 10-finger multi-touch, water resistant, oil resistant, SAR head: 0.961 W/kg, SAR head: 1.604 W/kg, fanless
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

Case - Neffos N1 with a metal case

The case of the Neffos N1 is made from metal and appears very high-quality. Tight gaps in combination with the high weight create the impression of it being very robust. The keys and buttons on the device have only very small play in their places and offer crisp pressure points. The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is supposed to protect the smartphone from drops. All the physical navigation controls are on the sides of the device, with a hardware button to mute all sounds among them. 

Size Comparison

Connections - A solid mid-range smartphone by TP-Link

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With the Mediatek Helio-P20-MT6757 SoC and the ARM Mali T880-MP2 graphics unit, TP-Link uses mid-range technology that is about two years old and still used in affordable smartphones today. In addition, the Neffos N1 offers a 3.5-mm audio port and a USB Type-C port, which is only connected internally using the USB 2.0 standard, though. There is 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB internal flash storage. With Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, and WLAN, it also provides the basic wireless connections.

Software - Aged software in the TP-Link N1

Android Nougat version 7.1.1 is used as the operating system. At the time of testing, the security updates are on the level of January 5, 2018. While the user interface is defined by TP-Link's NFUI 7.0, aside from some changed icons and switched buttons, the user interface modifications are not very far reaching. You can create several user accounts in the settings menu, and SD cards can be formatted as internal storage.

Communication and GPS - TP-Link Neffos N1 only finds the location outdoors

Although TP-Link advertises the Neffos N1 as having a specially adjusted antenna technology, the smartphone shows only average results in our WLAN test. At about 100 Mbit/s, the transfer rates are on the same level as most of the competing devices. While the mobile reception is decent, in areas with low network coverage the connection is lost slightly faster than in other devices. Depending on the network coverage, the Neffos N1 can offer a connection from the GSM up to the LTE Cat.4 standard. In the latter, the LTE band 20, which is particularly important in rural areas, is also supported.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
Adreno 505, 430, 64 GB eMMC Flash
270 MBit/s ∼100% +167%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=270)
196 MBit/s ∼73% +94%
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼42% +12%
Sony Xperia XA1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 32 GB eMMC Flash
108 MBit/s ∼40% +7%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼37% 0%
TP-Link Neffos N1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼37%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=270)
191 MBit/s ∼100% +87%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
Adreno 505, 430, 64 GB eMMC Flash
182 MBit/s ∼95% +78%
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼59% +11%
Sony Xperia XA1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 32 GB eMMC Flash
112 MBit/s ∼59% +10%
TP-Link Neffos N1
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
102 MBit/s ∼53%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P20 MT6757, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.1 MBit/s ∼50% -6%
GPS Test: outdoors
GPS Test: outdoors
GPS Test: indoors
GPS Test: indoors

We are test the locating capabilities of the Neffos N1 using the GPS Test app. It takes quite long to create a connection to the satellite. Once that is done, the position is located with an accuracy of up to three meters, which is sufficient enough to perform simple navigation functions. The comparison to our Garmin Edge 500 reference device shows that the inaccuracy of the TP-Link is quite significant. By bike or on foot in particular, its navigation almost leads us into the lake or shows us first going on one side of the street and then back on the other. Indoors, it is not possible to locate us reliably and accurately with the device.

Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
TP-Link Neffos N1
TP-Link Neffos N1
TP-Link Neffos N1
TP-Link Neffos N1
TP-Link Neffos N1
TP-Link Neffos N1

Phone Functions and Voice Quality - Booming phone calls using the N1

The standard Android app is used as the telephone app and offers all the well-known functions. During a phone call, the Neffos N1 shows a solid behavior. The voices of the conversation partners are produced adequately loud and phone calls are not disturbed by external noises. While the speaker phone function offers a very loud volume, the voices sound slightly dull and also booming at high volumes. The included headset offers a similar sound.

Cameras - A very good dual-camera setup in the Neffos N1

Image taken with front camera
Image taken with front camera

TP-Link has equipped the Neffos N1 with a 12+12 MP dual-camera system. This combination offers very good image results. Details and color transitions are clearly visible, and the camera reproduces light and dark image areas without any problems. The picture quality is good in close-ups as well as in panorama images. Even in bad light conditions, you can still get usable pictures, with only the edges of objects being slightly blurry. For selfie fans, the Chinese manufacturer provided an 8 MP front camera, which offers direct access to a "beautification" effect. This will slightly blur the selfie, so that smaller skin imperfections and wrinkles are removed. 

Anyone who needs more from smartphone photography can also select various modes such as panorama, time lapse, and slow motion. By selecting the optional Pro mode, the user can make manual adjustments for ISO, white balance, and auto-focus. While the settings for video-recordings are limited to the resolution, the functions for time lapse and slow motion still remain available. In addition to 720p and 1080p, the Neffos N1 also supports 4K video-recordings, which also succeeds in making usable recordings. There is no option for automatic image stabilization.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.

We test under controlled light conditions how well the Neffos N1 reproduces colors and what reproduction performance we can expect from its camera. It shows that to a large extent colors are reproduced too dark, while very dark or black image areas are recorded too bright. The TP-Link smartphone produces a very detailed reproduction of our test chart. Even in the corners, you can still see small details and fine lines very clearly.

Accessories and Warranty - Standard accessories for the TP-Link smartphone

TP-Link includes a fast charger with the corresponding USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable and a headset for the 3.5-mm audio jack with the Neffos N1. You can also get protective covers for the N1 in the Neffos store. Other accessories need to be ordered from third-party manufacturers. 

The warranty for the Neffos N1 is 24 months.

Input Devices and Operation - Simple keyboard and multi-touchscreen in the TP-Link N1

The "GBoard" standard Android keyboard of the Neffos N1 is easy to use. Inputs are accepted directly and acknowledged with a slight vibration. The keyboard in the SMS message window can only be used in portrait format, while in the browser, for example, you can also use it in landscape mode. While the multi-touchscreen shows no abnormalities, it offers a bit too much resistance to fingers gliding across it.

The keys and the button on the sides offer crisp pressure points but have a slight play in their respective placements. The fingerprint reader in the back allows you to unlock the system quickly and reliably. However, you may need a few tries until the right finger has found the sensor on the back. 

Display - The Neffos N1 display is very reflective

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The IPS display of the Neffos N1 shows the image content at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. While this positions the TP-Link smartphone in the middle of the field of competitors, it is able to distinguish itself from its competitors with a good brightness and a low black value overall. However, the display, which is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, is very reflective, causing the brightness to be insufficient for reading the screen content in some circumstances, in particular during summer days.

553
cd/m²
563
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
566
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
572
cd/m²
548
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 580 cd/m² Average: 559.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.78 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 580 cd/m²
Contrast: 1933:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.6 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 7.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
TP-Link Neffos N1
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Blackview BV8000 Pro
IPS, 1920x1080, 5
Sony Xperia XA1
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Motorola Moto G6
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.7
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
ZTE Blade V9
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.7
Screen
-52%
-25%
-2%
-11%
-16%
Brightness middle
580
434
-25%
522
-10%
488
-16%
634
9%
459
-21%
Brightness
560
414
-26%
499
-11%
478
-15%
635
13%
437
-22%
Brightness Distribution
94
86
-9%
92
-2%
95
1%
96
2%
90
-4%
Black Level *
0.3
0.64
-113%
0.74
-147%
0.42
-40%
0.49
-63%
0.62
-107%
Contrast
1933
678
-65%
705
-64%
1162
-40%
1294
-33%
740
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.6
9.8
-75%
4.2
25%
3.9
30%
5.9
-5%
4.5
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.2
19.2
-71%
11.5
-3%
6.8
39%
11.6
-4%
7.3
35%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.4
9.9
-34%
6.4
14%
5.3
28%
7.8
-5%
4.9
34%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.64 83%
2.18 101%
2.41 91%
2.16 102%
2.17 101%
CCT
8584 76%
9219 71%
7044 92%
7146 91%
8464 77%
7261 90%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8811 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

With a black value of 0.3 and a contrast ratio of 1933:1, the images and videos appear very saturated and with strong colors on the Neffos N1. However, at high brightness you can notice some screen bleeding on the edges in dark images or screen content. But just like the blue color content being slightly elevated, this should also have no effect during daily operation of the smartphone.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
71.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 34 ms rise
↘ 37.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41.1 ms).

The TP-Link Neffos N1 is only suited for operation outdoors to a limited extent. Particularly on bright days, the very reflective display makes it very difficult to read its contents. That is despite the high brightness which the TP-Link smartphone already has at low brightness settings. The IPS panel of the Neffos N1 has a very high viewing-angle stability. You can see the screen content from any direction without distortions or color deviations.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - A mid-range smartphone with a mid-range performance

TP-Link has equipped the Neffos N1 with a Mediatek Helio P20-MT6757 SoC and an ARM Mali T880-MP2 graphics unit. In combination with 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB of flash storage, this configuration corresponds to a mid-range smartphone and is comparable with other devices that are available for a price of about 250 Euros (~$295).

In our benchmark test, the TP-Link smartphone performs in a good medium range of its price class. However, the performance overall remains below average. But in everyday life, the system still runs smoothly and reacts to input quickly and reliably.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
66472 Points ∼92%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
64833 Points ∼90% -2%
Sony Xperia XA1
59082 Points ∼82% -11%
Motorola Moto G6
59454 Points ∼82% -11%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
46651 Points ∼65% -30%
ZTE Blade V9
60077 Points ∼83% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (59082 - 66472, n=3)
63462 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 232931, n=359)
72132 Points ∼100% +9%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
57974 Points ∼53%
Motorola Moto G6
71352 Points ∼65% +23%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
58282 Points ∼53% +1%
ZTE Blade V9
71712 Points ∼66% +24%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757
57974 Points ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=138)
109082 Points ∼100% +88%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
4634 Points ∼100%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
3801 Points ∼82% -18%
Sony Xperia XA1
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G6
4552 Points ∼98% -2%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
3623 Points ∼78% -22%
ZTE Blade V9
4401 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (0 - 4634, n=4)
2109 Points ∼46% -54%
Average of class Smartphone (4748 - 8601, n=225)
4439 Points ∼96% -4%
Work performance score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
5893 Points ∼100%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4477 Points ∼76% -24%
Sony Xperia XA1
4759 Points ∼81% -19%
Motorola Moto G6
5321 Points ∼90% -10%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
4709 Points ∼80% -20%
ZTE Blade V9
4967 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (4477 - 5893, n=4)
4977 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (4147 - 10571, n=389)
4739 Points ∼80% -20%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
749 Points ∼88%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
736 Points ∼87% -2%
Sony Xperia XA1
847 Points ∼100% +13%
Motorola Moto G6
688 Points ∼81% -8%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
10 Points ∼1% -99%
ZTE Blade V9
731 Points ∼86% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (731 - 847, n=4)
766 Points ∼90% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=466)
678 Points ∼80% -9%
Graphics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
1117 Points ∼69%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1118 Points ∼69% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
1016 Points ∼63% -9%
Motorola Moto G6
965 Points ∼59% -14%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
788 Points ∼49% -29%
ZTE Blade V9
956 Points ∼59% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (1016 - 1126, n=4)
1094 Points ∼67% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15875, n=466)
1622 Points ∼100% +45%
Memory (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
1467 Points ∼100%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1236 Points ∼84% -16%
Sony Xperia XA1
1063 Points ∼72% -28%
Motorola Moto G6
770 Points ∼52% -48%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
778 Points ∼53% -47%
ZTE Blade V9
962 Points ∼66% -34%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (1063 - 1467, n=4)
1259 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 4798, n=466)
1157 Points ∼79% -21%
System (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
3063 Points ∼100%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
3052 Points ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
2969 Points ∼97% -3%
Motorola Moto G6
2560 Points ∼84% -16%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
1805 Points ∼59% -41%
ZTE Blade V9
2772 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (2372 - 3063, n=4)
2864 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=466)
2351 Points ∼77% -23%
Overall (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
1393 Points ∼100%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1327 Points ∼95% -5%
Sony Xperia XA1
1284 Points ∼92% -8%
Motorola Moto G6
1069 Points ∼77% -23%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
323 Points ∼23% -77%
ZTE Blade V9
1169 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (1255 - 1393, n=4)
1315 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=470)
1178 Points ∼85% -15%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
2576 Points ∼63%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
2929 Points ∼71% +14%
Sony Xperia XA1
2747 Points ∼67% +7%
Motorola Moto G6
2777 Points ∼67% +8%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
2190 Points ∼53% -15%
ZTE Blade V9
3157 Points ∼77% +23%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (2576 - 2929, n=4)
2785 Points ∼68% +8%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 14417, n=164)
4116 Points ∼100% +60%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
3539 Points ∼86%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4053 Points ∼98% +15%
Sony Xperia XA1
3621 Points ∼88% +2%
Motorola Moto G6
3868 Points ∼94% +9%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
2601 Points ∼63% -27%
ZTE Blade V9
3907 Points ∼95% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (3414 - 4053, n=4)
3657 Points ∼88% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (1099 - 11598, n=213)
4133 Points ∼100% +17%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
839 Points ∼69%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
851 Points ∼70% +1%
Sony Xperia XA1
828 Points ∼68% -1%
Motorola Moto G6
743 Points ∼61% -11%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
681 Points ∼56% -19%
ZTE Blade V9
769 Points ∼63% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (828 - 869, n=4)
847 Points ∼70% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=214)
1218 Points ∼100% +45%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
1246 Points ∼68%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1757 Points ∼95% +41%
Sony Xperia XA1
1804 Points ∼98% +45%
Motorola Moto G6
1834 Points ∼100% +47%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
1134 Points ∼62% -9%
ZTE Blade V9
1841 Points ∼100% +48%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (1246 - 1804, n=4)
1584 Points ∼86% +27%
Average of class Smartphone (549 - 3669, n=319)
1572 Points ∼85% +26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
624 Points ∼57%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
628 Points ∼57% +1%
Sony Xperia XA1
574 Points ∼52% -8%
Motorola Moto G6
363 Points ∼33% -42%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
262 Points ∼24% -58%
ZTE Blade V9
365 Points ∼33% -42%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (574 - 628, n=4)
610 Points ∼55% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (69 - 5220, n=319)
1103 Points ∼100% +77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
702 Points ∼67%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
733 Points ∼70% +4%
Sony Xperia XA1
677 Points ∼64% -4%
Motorola Moto G6
442 Points ∼42% -37%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
316 Points ∼30% -55%
ZTE Blade V9
444 Points ∼42% -37%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (677 - 733, n=4)
705 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (86 - 4734, n=327)
1054 Points ∼100% +50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
1469 Points ∼78%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1764 Points ∼93% +20%
Sony Xperia XA1
1892 Points ∼100% +29%
Motorola Moto G6
1803 Points ∼95% +23%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
1103 Points ∼58% -25%
ZTE Blade V9
1813 Points ∼96% +23%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (1261 - 1892, n=4)
1597 Points ∼84% +9%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 3642, n=350)
1471 Points ∼78% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
832 Points ∼56%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
905 Points ∼60% +9%
Sony Xperia XA1
827 Points ∼55% -1%
Motorola Moto G6
690 Points ∼46% -17%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
527 Points ∼35% -37%
ZTE Blade V9
697 Points ∼46% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (827 - 909, n=4)
868 Points ∼58% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (104 - 8312, n=350)
1499 Points ∼100% +80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
921 Points ∼72%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
1015 Points ∼79% +10%
Sony Xperia XA1
945 Points ∼74% +3%
Motorola Moto G6
800 Points ∼63% -13%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
596 Points ∼47% -35%
ZTE Blade V9
807 Points ∼63% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (921 - 1015, n=4)
963 Points ∼75% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (127 - 6378, n=358)
1279 Points ∼100% +39%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
13959 Points ∼84%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
16603 Points ∼100% +19%
Sony Xperia XA1
16394 Points ∼99% +17%
Motorola Moto G6
13997 Points ∼84% 0%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
8990 Points ∼54% -36%
ZTE Blade V9
13862 Points ∼83% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (12063 - 16603, n=4)
14755 Points ∼89% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (7103 - 36762, n=505)
12408 Points ∼75% -11%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
13879 Points ∼83%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
14001 Points ∼84% +1%
Sony Xperia XA1
13125 Points ∼79% -5%
Motorola Moto G6
12441 Points ∼75% -10%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
10262 Points ∼61% -26%
ZTE Blade V9
12482 Points ∼75% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (13125 - 14001, n=4)
13712 Points ∼82% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 160199, n=505)
16687 Points ∼100% +20%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
13897 Points ∼96%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
14506 Points ∼100% +4%
Sony Xperia XA1
13734 Points ∼95% -1%
Motorola Moto G6
12756 Points ∼88% -8%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
9949 Points ∼69% -28%
ZTE Blade V9
12764 Points ∼88% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (13404 - 14506, n=4)
13885 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=506)
14150 Points ∼98% +2%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
24 fps ∼82%
Sony Xperia XA1
22 fps ∼75% -8%
Motorola Moto G6
22 fps ∼75% -8%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
18 fps ∼62% -25%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (22 - 24, n=3)
23 fps ∼79% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=529)
29.2 fps ∼100% +22%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
22 fps ∼67%
Sony Xperia XA1
33 fps ∼100% +50%
Motorola Moto G6
20 fps ∼61% -9%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
14 fps ∼42% -36%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (22 - 33, n=3)
26 fps ∼79% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=532)
24.1 fps ∼73% +10%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
11 fps ∼71%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
10 fps ∼65% -9%
Sony Xperia XA1
9.6 fps ∼62% -13%
Motorola Moto G6
9.4 fps ∼61% -15%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
7.6 fps ∼49% -31%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (9.6 - 11, n=4)
10.2 fps ∼66% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 115, n=452)
15.5 fps ∼100% +41%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
11 fps ∼58%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
11 fps ∼58% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
19 fps ∼100% +73%
Motorola Moto G6
8.9 fps ∼47% -19%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
7.5 fps ∼39% -32%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (10 - 19, n=4)
12.8 fps ∼67% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (4.4 - 115, n=454)
15.2 fps ∼80% +38%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
6.8 fps ∼51%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
6.8 fps ∼51% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
3.4 fps ∼26% -50%
Motorola Moto G6
6.1 fps ∼46% -10%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
2.4 fps ∼18% -65%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (3.4 - 6.8, n=4)
5.95 fps ∼45% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (1.3 - 69.3, n=316)
13.3 fps ∼100% +96%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
6.9 fps ∼46%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
6.8 fps ∼45% -1%
Sony Xperia XA1
15 fps ∼100% +117%
Motorola Moto G6
5.8 fps ∼39% -16%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
4.8 fps ∼32% -30%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (6.8 - 15, n=4)
8.88 fps ∼59% +29%
Average of class Smartphone (2.6 - 110, n=318)
13.2 fps ∼88% +91%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
4.1 fps ∼45%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4.1 fps ∼45% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
3.7 fps ∼40% -10%
Motorola Moto G6
3.4 fps ∼37% -17%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
2.7 fps ∼29% -34%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (3.7 - 4.1, n=4)
3.98 fps ∼43% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (0.72 - 40, n=248)
9.16 fps ∼100% +123%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
TP-Link Neffos N1
4.1 fps ∼49%
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4.1 fps ∼49% 0%
Sony Xperia XA1
7.9 fps ∼95% +93%
Motorola Moto G6
3.3 fps ∼40% -20%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
2.7 fps ∼32% -34%
ZTE Blade V9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (4 - 7.9, n=4)
5.03 fps ∼60% +23%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 50, n=251)
8.35 fps ∼100% +104%
Lightmark - 1920x1080 1080p (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XA1
4.88 fps ∼40%
Motorola Moto G6
5.38 fps ∼44%
ZTE Blade V9
5.41 fps ∼45%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757
4.88 fps ∼40%
Average of class Smartphone (1.06 - 38.7, n=72)
12.1 fps ∼100%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XA1
191 Points ∼29%
Motorola Moto G6
129 Points ∼19%
ZTE Blade V9
129 Points ∼19%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757
191 Points ∼29%
Average of class Smartphone (36.3 - 2606, n=68)
669 Points ∼100%

Legend

 
TP-Link Neffos N1 Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Blackview BV8000 Pro Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XA1 Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Motorola Moto G6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
BQ Aquaris VS Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
ZTE Blade V9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash

In the browser benchmarks as well, the performance of the Neffos N1 comes in below the average of smartphones in general but still in the upper middle of the field of comparable devices. In everyday operation, the TP-Link N1 does not show any weaknesses while surfing on the Internet: Websites are briskly loaded and content is rendered quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=387)
35.1 Points ∼100% +21%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
29.019 Points ∼83%
Sony Xperia XA1 (Chrome 58)
28.45 Points ∼81% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (24.3 - 29, n=4)
27.1 Points ∼77% -7%
Blackview BV8000 Pro (Crome Version 51)
24.288 Points ∼69% -16%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
22.556 Points ∼64% -22%
ZTE Blade V9 (Ume Browser 1.2.18)
22.014 Points ∼63% -24%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=523)
5237 Points ∼100% +9%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
4797 Points ∼92%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (3609 - 5024, n=4)
4347 Points ∼83% -9%
ZTE Blade V9 (Ume Browser 1.2.18)
3969 Points ∼76% -17%
Sony Xperia XA1 (Chrome 58)
3956 Points ∼76% -18%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
3943 Points ∼75% -18%
Blackview BV8000 Pro (Crome Version 51)
3609 Points ∼69% -25%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
3305 Points ∼63% -31%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Blackview BV8000 Pro (Crome Version 51)
23223.7 ms * ∼100% -139%
BQ Aquaris VS Plus (Chrome 65)
13541.3 ms * ∼58% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757 (9506 - 23224, n=4)
13219 ms * ∼57% -36%
ZTE Blade V9 (Ume Browser 1.2.18)
11862.7 ms * ∼51% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=542)
11780 ms * ∼51% -21%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
11751.4 ms * ∼51% -21%
TP-Link Neffos N1 (Chrome 62)
9701.2 ms * ∼42%
Sony Xperia XA1
9506.4 ms * ∼41% +2%

* ... smaller is better

With 64 GB, the internal flash storage of the N1 is larger than those of comparable devices in this price range. Furthermore, it shows a good performance in our storage benchmarks and is slightly faster than the internal storage of the competitors. The SD card reader is able to offer good access rates using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference storage card, allowing the TP-Link Neffos N1 to be able to achieve one of the higher places in our comparison list. 

TP-Link Neffos N1Blackview BV8000 ProSony Xperia XA1Motorola Moto G6BQ Aquaris VS PlusZTE Blade V9Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-13%
-15%
-0%
-14%
-25%
-19%
-39%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
67.41 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
68.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
68.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
1%
61.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
60.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
62.09 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
53.1 (14.1 - 74.7, n=59)
-21%
44.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=294)
-34%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.89 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79.34 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
78.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
3%
75.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
84.52 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
83.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
72 (21.1 - 86.9, n=59)
-5%
62.6 (8.2 - 96.5, n=294)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
45.48
15.05
-67%
13.2
-71%
59.91
32%
6.4
-86%
12.47
-73%
18 (3.4 - 83.5, n=67)
-60%
14.1 (0.14 - 164, n=575)
-69%
Random Read 4KB
57.37
52.74
-8%
66.2
15%
69.91
22%
48.3
-16%
29.81
-48%
48.4 (11.4 - 149, n=67)
-16%
35.7 (1.59 - 173, n=575)
-38%
Sequential Write 256KB
184.56
177.09
-4%
127.8
-31%
117.19
-37%
205.1
11%
119.36
-35%
161 (40 - 216, n=67)
-13%
74.7 (2.99 - 228, n=575)
-60%
Sequential Read 256KB
262.1
246.42
-6%
248.5
-5%
238.23
-9%
274.3
5%
265.4
1%
268 (115 - 704, n=67)
2%
218 (12.1 - 895, n=575)
-17%

Games - Simple games on the Neffos N1

In the TP-Link Neffos N1, an ARM Mali-T880 MP2 ensures the necessary performance to be able to display older games and 3D apps smoothly. Games such as Dead Trigger 2 and Temple Run 2 run smoothly and can be controlled well using the touchscreen. While the position sensor could have been slightly more reactive, the smartphone has no problems with fast touch input. However, with slightly moist fingers, the resistance of the display becomes a bit too high to still react quickly.

Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
 SettingsValue
 high52 fps

Emissions - Warm hands with the TP-Link N1

Temperature

The temperature development at the surfaces of the Neffos N1 is moderate. However, due to the metal case the TP-Link smartphone still feels almost hot. During the charging process in particular, you can clearly notice the heat development. On the other hand, comparable devices develop even higher temperatures.

Max. Load
 31.2 °C
88 F
31.1 °C
88 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 31.8 °C
89 F
31.1 °C
88 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
31.4 °C
89 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
29.9 °C
86 F
29.9 °C
86 F
30.7 °C
87 F
29.4 °C
85 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31 °C
88 F
29.7 °C
85 F
30 °C
86 F
31.2 °C
88 F
Maximum: 31.2 °C = 88 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  21.9 °C = 71 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
Heat map, front
Heat map, front
Heat map, back
Heat map, back

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

While the speakers of the Neffos N1 can become very loud, they tend to boom badly which already starts at half the available volume. If you adjust the volume slightly lower, audio content can be reproduced with comparatively balanced mids and highs, and only the lower notes drop quickly. Comparable devices do even worse than the Neffos N1 in this regard.

A 3.5-mm audio jack is available to connect external devices. The audio signals transferred to the speakers or headphones have a good quality. The plug sits in its place tightly and there is no danger that it will be accidentally pulled from the device.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.2382532.939.73137.226.14031.737.95039.637.96328.3328027.328.310026.927.512526.7371602437.720020.945.625020.952.331519.554.240018.560.650017.567.563017.564.580015.766.1100015.869.8125016.668.7160015.871.6200015.475.6250015.574.931501675.5400015.874.650001675.5630016.375800016.373.71000016.268.91250016.462.11600016.450.4SPL28.685.2N1.161.2median 16.4TP-Link Neffos N1median 67.5Delta2.111.728.623.524.921.724.621.926.422.630.831.423.622.920.218.619.920.617.622.319.135.619.136.617.443.916.951.216.854.315.156.816.557.915.663156615.565.315.368.215.76915.573.815.573.415.473.415.873.81672.115.872.416.171.616.168.117.354.527.982.9151.3median 16ZTE Blade V9median 65.30.613.631.634.925.430.725.326.932.931.833.628.631.631.828.431.8273120.830.42226.621.327.620.831.421.239.219.448.419.554.217.759.517.963.317.864.817.36517.465.116.764.417.267.718.26817.965.917.66917.766.517.860.617.96118.15318.237.13076.71.338median 17.9Sony Xperia XA1median 60.61.312.9hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
TP-Link Neffos N1 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

ZTE Blade V9 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Sony Xperia XA1 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 73% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 84% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - TP-Link smartphone with a good battery life

Power Consumption

The power consumption we measured for the Neffos N1 is similar to those of comparable devices. Overall, the consumption values are almost exactly at the average of the devices with the same SoC as the TP-Link smartphone.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.11 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.69 / 1.64 / 1.67 Watt
Load midlight 2.59 / 4.36 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
TP-Link Neffos N1
3260 mAh
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4180 mAh
Sony Xperia XA1
2300 mAh
Motorola Moto G6
3000 mAh
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
3400 mAh
ZTE Blade V9
3200 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P20 (LP4) MT6757
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-30%
30%
-2%
-35%
-4%
-16%
-27%
Idle Minimum *
0.69
0.85
-23%
0.64
7%
0.6
13%
0.79
-14%
0.71
-3%
0.895 (0.64 - 1.4, n=4)
-30%
0.881 (0.2 - 3.4, n=603)
-28%
Idle Average *
1.64
1.56
5%
0.81
51%
1.81
-10%
2.29
-40%
1.73
-5%
1.553 (0.81 - 2.2, n=4)
5%
1.718 (0.6 - 6.2, n=602)
-5%
Idle Maximum *
1.67
1.67
-0%
0.86
49%
1.86
-11%
2.3
-38%
1.78
-7%
1.75 (0.86 - 2.8, n=4)
-5%
1.987 (0.74 - 6.6, n=603)
-19%
Load Average *
2.59
4.37
-69%
2.09
19%
2.78
-7%
3.84
-48%
2.74
-6%
3.29 (2.09 - 4.37, n=4)
-27%
4.02 (0.8 - 10.8, n=597)
-55%
Load Maximum *
4.36
7.06
-62%
3.31
24%
4.04
7%
5.95
-36%
4.36
-0%
5.28 (3.31 - 7.06, n=4)
-21%
5.68 (1.2 - 14.2, n=597)
-30%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

TP-Link advertises the Neffos N1 with a long battery life. In our practically relevant WLAN test, the smartphone lasts for almost 13 hours, taking advantage of the capacity of the battery fairly well. The included 18-Watt charger fully recharges the smartphone within almost 2 hours. 

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 56min
TP-Link Neffos N1
3260 mAh
Blackview BV8000 Pro
4180 mAh
Sony Xperia XA1
2300 mAh
Motorola Moto G6
3000 mAh
BQ Aquaris VS Plus
3400 mAh
ZTE Blade V9
3200 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
776
688
-11%
675
-13%
553
-29%
644
-17%
790
2%

Pros

+ robust case
+ good 12+12 MP dual-camera system
+ hardware switch for mute function
+ good battery life

Cons

- case heats up
- aged software

Verdict - TP-Link dual-camera system as reason for the purchase

In review: TP-Link Neffos N1. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
In review: TP-Link Neffos N1. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

In our test, the Neffos N1 presents itself as a solid mid-range smartphone. The performance corresponds to what was promised by the technical equipment. In comparison to affordable competing devices, the TP-Link smartphone is able to stand out with its 12+12 MP dual-camera setup, which takes good pictures and is also very usable in bad light conditions.

Buyers of the Neffos N1 are greeted by a smartphone that is delivered with slightly aged software. The system performance is solid but not outstanding. Apart from the very good dual-camera function, other smartphones are at a newer level, and the competitors also fare better in terms of their battery life.

The Neffos N1 shines particularly with its good camera. The aged software and short battery life present the smartphone in a worse light than should be necessary.

TP-Link Neffos N1 - 05/14/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
68 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 66%
Weight
91%
Battery
96%
Display
84%
Games Performance
34 / 63 → 54%
Application Performance
54 / 70 → 77%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
70%
Average
74%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-05-16 (Update: 2018-05-18)