TP-Link Neffos N1
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the TP-Link Neffos N1
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.
For what it is worth, the Neffos N1 is great for folks that need performance on all fronts matched with long battery life. Those who want to try a dual-lens setup but can’t shell out big can consider this device too. If anything, it will fit with those who are always on-the-go and rely on their smartphone to help pass the time. Indeed, the Neffos N1 is a decent attempt at proper a new flagship. At just a little over RM1,000, it is certainly affordable to most Malaysians. Big plus point for TP-Link that it made this upper mid-range entry feel like a premium product. Now that is a move that should be lauded just for as the effort is A+!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Android User DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2018
Source: Tech.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2018
Source: Teltarif DE→EN
Positive: Bright display; high performance; excellent main camera; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2018
Model: The Neffos N1 is the first Neffos dual-camera smartphone that packs a MediaTek chipset at an affordable price tag. Built into the Neffos N1 is a stunning 12 MP + 12 MP dual camera, achieving a professional-quality bokeh effect. By better highlighting the subject and blurring the background, a user can create a studio-quality portrait in seconds. The Neffos N1 captures more light by using a dual Sony IMX386 12MP camera. It is an advanced RGB sensor captures a broad spectrum of colors, while a monochrome sensor records minute details. The camera capturing function combines multi-frame noise reduction algorithms, which results in incredibly sharp and vivid photos even at night. Internally, the Helio P25 chipset is coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. The octa-core CPU goes up to 2.5 GHz, while the GPU is Mali-T880. The 16 nm process chip supports LTE for 4G connection while the Wi-Fi is supported by TP-Link’s in-house dual-band smart antenna technology. The Neffos N1 comes with a 5.5” IPS LCD of Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. 85 % color saturation and 1,800:1 contrast rendered through 2.5D curved glass guarantee a more vivid viewing experience. The Eye Protection Mode can be turned on automatically based on user preference. Reducing blue light rays by up to 89 %, it enables comfortable reading in low-light and dark environments, saving user eyesight whenever they look at the screen.
Behind the display is the rear fingerprint sensor, which employs sophisticated self-learning algorithms to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds. It is the common location for a fingerprint scanner. Thanks to a self-learning algorithm, the more user unlock the smartphone, the more accurate and faster it gets. As for design, the Neffos N1 involved more than 100 strict processes including CNC cutting and carving, nano-molding, 360° polishing, 3D abrasive blasting, and color anodizing for an intuitively smooth touch, designed to be precise within 0.03 mm. On the left side is where a user will find the volume button. Instead of together with the power button over on the right. There is also a mute switch, similar to what is found on the OnePlus 5/5T. It is perfect for quickly silencing the phone. For operating software, users get the NFUI 7.0 user interface based on Android Nougat. But after detailed inspection, this looks like a redesigned Emotion UI, which Huawei uses in its phones. The battery cell has 3,260 mAh capacity and Fast Charging is supported. According to the manufacturer, it takes only 30 minutes to achieve a 50 % charge. The battery has been specially designed to ensure stable performance and safety.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T880 MP2: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs (for mostly Android based devices). The Mali-T880 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP2 version features 2 clusters/cores.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Helio P20 MT6757: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.6 LTE modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
85.43%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.