Better by design

With the MV1, we set out to do what we do best – merge style with substance. We took our signature design elements and blended them together in a single device.

The result? A smartphone that is perfectly in balance!

Designed to exceed expectations

Iconic Looks

Instantly recognizable, the MV1 has a signature silhouette that feels just as good as it looks.
It’s a shape that is so unique for a smartphone that you’ll always know which way your MV1 is placed in your pocket or bag. It means no more fumbling around in the dark, although with a phone this good-looking maybe you’ll want to.

Gorilla Glass

Float like a butterfly

MV1 features a thin 5” ‘floating display’ that appears to hover just above its body.
With 1280 x 720 HD resolution it delivers highly detailed images, video and text to elevate the entire visual experience.

  • 5"
  • Floating Display(1280x720 HD Resolution)
Float like a butterfly

Sting like a bee

With a Quad-Core, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 212 processor clocking 1.3 GHz and 4G download speeds of up to 150 mbps, the MV1 packs a powerful punch.
And that’s just the start…

  • Qualcomm snapdragon
    212 processor
  • 1.3 GHz
  • 4G
Sting like a bee

Shoot from the hip

You are always ready to capture the action with an optimized selfie camera and a high quality 8MP rear camera. Features like panorama, face detection, HDR capability, continuous shot scene mode, still imaging during video recording and aperture f2.2 for sharp images and reliable stabilization lets you do so much more than take just plain photos.

Rear Camera




  • Go Anywhere

    MV1 comes with Dual micro-SIM card slots - the phone is unlocked and can be used without any restrictions across networks for added ease and freedom. Installation is super simple and once installed, it’s easily controlled via a toggle in the Settings menu.

    Go Anywhere
  • More Media

    The MV1 comes with a MicroSDTM card slot to expand the phone’s 16GB of internal storage up to 64GB of additional memory. Plenty of room for HD images, videos and medias.

    More Media
  • Surf’s Up

    Shielding your phone screen in bright sunlight? MV1 comes with sunlight display that automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to the ambient light. Go out and have some fun in the sun!

    Surf’s Up
  • Make Some Noise

    DTS Sound™ amps the speaker’s profile and fine tunes audio for an immersive headphone experience, because your beats deserve it. Restore richness that’s been lost from file compression, a common problem that would otherwise ruin your enjoyment. It also packs an improved volume output, free from clipping or distortion so you can lose yourself to your favorite tracks everywhere you go.

    Make Some Noise
  • Be Heard

    A secondary microphone for improved sound quality that ensures you can be heard loud and clear no matter where you are.

    Be Heard
    Be Heard
  • Keep Moving

    Each MV1 is shipped with Cyanogen 12.1.1 and comes with a guarantee that it will receive an over the air update to Cyanogen 13.1 for a far more immersive experience.

    Keep Moving

Be You!

Style matters. Let’s face it, your phone is the one item you wear every single day and take out every night. So when we set out to make MV1 we had one aesthetic goal - it had to turn heads.

First we came up with its Iconic looks- classy, elegant and totally unique to any smartphone. Then we went to work on the material and finishes. We tested, tweaked and re-tested until we finally had something worthy of your attention that you just won’t want to put down.

A solid matte finished body sits in contrast to the raised glossy screen. The texture feels just right to touch and retains its good looks even through repeated use. Metallic accents adorn the sharp lines of the top-edge, carefully paired and colour matched to the logo. It doesn’t matter which one you pick, with MV1 you’ll experience a luxurious, beautifully crafted phone that will always stay classy and really get you noticed.

Be You!

Style meets Strength

Don’t be fooled by its sleek exterior, MV1 is built to last. The distinctive elevated display is made from Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the most durable material of its kind. Its been treated with a special oleophobic coating, that keeps the screen looking new and smudge-free. Remarkably its chasis is built from steel. You heard it right; the stuff they make bridges out of- although we politely request you don’t drive over your MV1, its way too good looking for that.

Style meets Strength

Express Yourself

It is not just what you have in your pocket that matters; it is what you can do with it. MV1 comes equipped with Cyanogen® Operating System or Android Lollipop 5.1 depending upon the region. Both these variants are enabled with Obi Lifespeed™ - our very own custom user interface.

Lifespeed™ UI

Lifespeed™ UI

Obi MV1 comes loaded with the Obi Lifespeed™ a bright fluid intuitive user interface. LifespeedTM is in perfect harmony with the industrial hardware design of MV1 and lets you position your favorite features and apps right where you need them. Phone, camera and web are all accessible directly from the launch screen. Advanced audio, video and other unique Obi Worldphone features are easy to find and customize.

Operating System

CYANOGEN® Operating System

Imagine that the Android OS had been taking performance-enhancing steroids and you are getting close. MV1 comes equipped with Cyanogen OS 12.1.1, their latest and greatest operating system and we know you will love it.

More Control

Cyanogen allows you to personalize and customize your device experience like never before. You can change literally everything about your device’s appearance as it goes far beyond wallpaper and fonts to enable incredibly deep levels of customization, from icons to the boot animation lock screen.

More Control

Better Sound

Enabled with AudioFX for unmatched customization and quality for your music, it delivers 24-bit high-res lossless audio with bass boost, surround, reverb, and 13 preset configurations.

Better Sound

Added Security

Rest assured with improved security and privacy options like PIN scramble and Protected Apps.

Added Security

Know who’s calling

Mystery callers are a thing of the past with advanced Truecaller integration, letting you completely block incoming spam calls and many more features.

Know who’s calling

Design, Design, Design

We choose to design all our Obi Worldphones from scratch because we believe that design really matters. A beautifully designed object is a joy forever. It is hard to express how central this is to our philosophy; It is the reason we go the extra mile to ensure every detail is done right, from initial design, factory tooling to final materials.

Put simply, we care because we believe you do too.

Design, Design, Design

Product specifications


  • Technology

    Europe, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa:
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

  • Bands

    4G LTE: FDD B1/3/5/7/20 
    TDD B38/40/B41
    Latin America:
    GSM: 850/1800/1900 MHz
    850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHz
    4G LTE: B2/3/4/7/28A


  • Dimensions


  • Weight

    149g (with battery)

  • Build

    Polycarbonate body

  • Finish

    UV coating, smudge-free matte finish


  • Type

    Fully laminated IPS

  • Size

    5 inches

  • Resolution

    HD (720 x 1280 pixels)

  • Pixel Density

    294 ppi

  • Protection

    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Oleophobic Coating

  • Special Feature

    Sunlight Display


  • OS

    Android Lollipop 5.1/Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 based on Android Lollipop (It may vary depending on the region)

  • Chipset

    Qualcomm® MSM8909 Snapdragon™ 212

  • CPU

    1.3 GHz Quad-Core

  • GPU

    Adreno 304


  • Internal

    16 GB + 2 GB RAM for Cyanogen OS version/16 GB + 1 GB RAM for Android Lollipop 5.1 version

  • External

    Expandable up to 64 GB through MicroSD™ card (separate slot)


  • Primary

    8 MP AF rear camera with LED flash, aperture f/2.2, autofocus, OV8865 sensor

  • Secondary

    2 MP front camera

  • Features

    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, continuous shot, beauty face, still image during video recording

  • Video



  • Mic

    Dual Mic for noise cancellation

  • Audio

    DTS Sound™


  • SIM

    Dual Micro SIM (2 separate slots – unlocked & ready to use across all networks)

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi® Direct

  • Bluetooth

    v4.1, A2DP

  • GPS


  • USB

    MicroUSB v2.0


  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, proximity, ALS


  • Capacity

    2500 mAh Li-ion battery

  • Stand-by

    Up to 13 days (2G)

  • Talk time

    Up to 16 hours (2G)

  • Web Browser

    5.5/6 hours (3G/Wi-Fi))

  • Music Play

    Up to 28 hours (speakers)

  • Video Play

    Up to 8 hours (speakers)

Packaging Inclusions

  • Accessories

    Includes one battery, one USB cable 2.0 & one power adapter (1 ampere)

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