Obi Worldphone MV1 Specs & Price

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Brought to MWC 2016, the Obi Worldphone MV1 is an elegant yet affordable smartphone targeted at young users, especially those in Africa and Asia. Its US-based maker’s name might not sound familiar around here, but the company was actually started by a former Apple CEO. The MV1 packs a rugged HD display, a quad-core processor, and optional, highly-customisable Cyanogen software.

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Design and Display

This phone boasts a look you might not expect from a device at this price point. The MV1 parades a chic floating design that will get it noticed, even though the body is made of polycarbonate with matte finish.

Obi Worldphone says it merged style with substance on this one. It measures 8.95 millimetres in thickness and tips the scale at 149 grams.

The Obi Worldphone MV1 sports a fully-laminated IPS display measuring 5 inches diagonally and having HD (720p) resolution. The touchscreen features oleophobic coating and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Camera and Storage

On the rear of the Obi Worldphone MV1 is an 8-megapixel OmniVision camera with an f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. This shooter can be used to record Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second.

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You also get a rather lowly 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies, but you will be able to enhance shot quality using a Face Beauty mode.

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Users will get generous 16 GB of onboard storage for keeping your photos. The storage space is expandable by up to 64 GB as well using a microSD card.

Power and Performance

Beneath the surface, the Obi Worldphone MV1 comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor which runs along at a maximum speed of 1.3 GHz. The CPU is paired with an Adreno 304 graphics solution.

The RAM will have a capacity of either 1 GB or 2 GB, depending on model. The Obi Worldphone MV1 will boot either Android 5.1 Lollipop or Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 out-of-the-box.

The Cyanogen OS version lets you customise virtually everything on the device without any restriction.

The dual-SIM phone will have power supplied to it by a 2,500mAh Li-Ion battery rated to be capable of delivering up to 13 days in standby time. It offers Dolby DTS for rich audio and supports lightning-fast 4G LTE connectivity.

Pricing and Availability

Obi Worldphone MV1 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Obi Worldphone MV1 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N28,000 to N35,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.

Obi Worldphone MV1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Obi Worldphone MV1 Smartphone:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop) CyanogemMod 12.1.1
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A7, Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Memory: 1GB/2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Red
  • Dimension: 145.6 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight: 149 g
  • SIM Type: Micro/Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.0-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels, Multi-touch
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: Li-Polymer 2500 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Obi Worldphone MV1 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 12th, 2019

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