Photos: Mister Mo meets Obi SF1

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Remember the company that wants to sell iPhone grade smartphones for $199? The same company that was founded by an ex – Apple CEO, John Sculley. Yup. That is Obi. I have been itching to get my hands on an Obi Worldphone. I finally did recently when I had the opportunity to spend time with the Obi SF1, the brand’s flagship smartphone.

Obi SF1

Obi Worldphone SF1 rear

Obi Worldphone SF1 notifiation and drawer

Obi Worldphone SF1 edges

Obi Worldphone SF1 apps

Obi SF1 First Impressions

Obi SF1 has very elegant design lines, some of them iPhonish and some from Nokia’s Lumia. In the hand, it has a solid, premium feel with nice curves everywhere. The time I spent with it was too short for me to decide about the user interface. I found it intriguing, but have to spend more time with it to come to a conclusion. The Obi Worldphone SF1 seems like a very decent effort.

I am hopeful that I will be able to bring you a full review. Do keep fingers crossed. In the meantime, free to check out the Obi Worldphone SF1 specifications as well.


  1. Why can’t it just be a premium Android phone? Fine, the iPhone set the pace and the standard, but nowadays it would be safe to say there are enough “premium feel” Android phones without the iPhone reference (incidentally, Sony started the trend).

    Incidentally, it reminds me more of the Lumia in terms of design than an iPhone

  2. Noni,

    You are correct about similarities to Lumia design – and I have corrected that omission. However, it doesn’t change the fact that it as has stuff borrowed from iPhone design.

    There are many premium Android phones out there that borrow nothing from the iPhone’s design. This is not one of them.

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