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BOLD N1: Pros and Cons

Android OS v9.0 (Pie)
Mediatek Helio P70
Mali-G72 MP3
4 GB / 128 GB
6.4 inch (1080 x 2340 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus

BOLD announced the launch of the N1 smartphone in 2019. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 6.4 inch AMOLED display, Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable battery. The phone comes with a high-quality AMOLED display. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus). Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the BOLD N1 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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BOLD N1 specifications

BrandBOLD
NameN1
ModelN1
Release date2019

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.35 oz
Dimensions6.25 x 2.92 x 0.34 inch
Colorsraven black
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of BOLD N1 is about 6.35 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v9.0 (Pie)
SoCMediatek Helio P70
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-G72 MP3

The BOLD N1 comes with Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. It's a powerful Mediatek Helio P70 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6.4 inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6.4 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 6.4 inch display should be big enough for your needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether you're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The BOLD N1 comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services you use. The N1 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. You can expand the internal storage (128 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera13 MP

The single camera can be enough for many smartphone users. It depends on their photography needs and preferences. The N1 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The N1 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of N1 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, in-display fingerprint sensor, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 5, Dual SIM, Fast charging, Wireless charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The N1 smartphone has an accelerometer. The N1 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. The fast charging technology comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Wireless charging uses an electromagnetic field. It transfers energy between two objects through electromagnetic induction. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this BOLD phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support
  • wireless charging
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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