Ex-Apple CEO's new Android phone makes its way to the U.K.

obi worldphone mv1 uk availability
Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley hasn’t been dormant in the time since he stepped down from Apple. In fact, he’s remained pretty involved in tech, and his latest product, the Obi Worldphone MV1, has just launched in the U.K. after first being announced six months ago at Mobile World Congress.

The new phone is powered by Android, has a 5-inch display, and is designed to compete with other low-cost smartphones out there, especially considering its 99 pound price tag (about $129). In other words, the Worldphone MV1 is not an iPhone-killer designed to go up against Sculley’s old employer.

Apart from the display, the phone features a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 16GB of storage with a MicroSD card slot to expand upon that storage, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera. It also offers a 2,500mAh battery.

The best thing about this phone, however, isn’t the specs — it’s the price. At a tiny 99 pounds, this is one of the better deals out there. It boasts specs comparable to the super low-cost Moto E, even beating out the Moto E in some areas, such as in the processor — the Moto E’s processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, and is coupled with 1GB of RAM, compared to the Worldphone’s 2GB.

Of course, it’s important to note that the phone has been available in Asia, the Middle East, and South America for some time now, and it will likely be available in other parts of Europe in the near future. There’s no word yet on the phone’s availability in the U.S. though.

If you’re interested in getting the super low-cost Obi Worldphone MV1 for yourself and you live in an area where the device is available, you can buy it from the company’s website.

Product Review

The Xperia 10 Plus feels great in your hand, but you'll still want to put it down

There has never been a better time to buy a smartphone with an unusual design, and one of the cheaper models out there vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia 10 Plus, with its 21:9 aspect ratio screen.
Deals

The excellent Moto G6 is just $99 from Google Fi for a limited time

Getting a cheap smartphone can be a great way to squeeze value out of your dollars. Motorola's Moto G-range has always been good value, but never better than this: Get the Moto G6 for just $99 from Google Fi.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10 update gives manual control of Bright Night mode

Samsung 2019 flagship smartphone lineup is here, and there aren't just two phones as usual — there are four. There's the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, as well as a new entry called the S10e, as well as the Galaxy S10 5G.
Mobile

The Avalon V is Alcatel’s first Verizon-exclusive smartphone

Alcatel is has announced a new phone, the Avalon V -- but this budget device isn't what makes the announcement special. It's Alcatel's first phone on the Verizon network, and it's available now.
Mobile

The Pixel 3 range will soon be coming to T-Mobile's network

Google's latest flagships, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, are now official and we have all the details from the October 9 event in New York City and Paris. Here's everything we know about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Trash

How to save yourself money by buying a refurbished iPhone

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new iPhone, and it can be very expensive. Save yourself some heartache and some money with our guide on how to buy a refurbished iPhone.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robots that eat landmines and clean your floors

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it's fun to gawk!
Mobile

BlackBerry Messenger to shut down in May, be replaced by enterprise version

BlackBerry Messenger for consumers will shut down at the end of May, nearly six years after it was launched. The app is going back to its roots, in a way, as it is being replaced by the much simpler BlackBerry Messenger Enterprise.
Deals

Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches get big price cuts

The Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 are at some of the lowest prices we've seen since so far this year. With discounts from Amazon and Walmart, now is a great time to find spring savings on wearables.
Mobile

These are the key settings to change on the LG G8 ThinQ smartphone

The LG G8 ThinQ is finally available. There are a lot of settings turned off by default that may be useful in improving the experience of using the phone. We've rounded up 11 key settings for you to change on the G8.
Mobile

LG reportedly files patent for triple selfie camera on smartphone

LG has reportedly filed a patent for a smartphone with three front-facing cameras. However, if the patent turns out to be true, it may come down as just another gimmick for the struggling mobile phone manufacturer.
Mobile

Best iPhone 7 Plus screen protectors to shield your big, beautiful display

Cracked screens are expensive to replace. Fortunately for you, we've rounded up what's available in terms of protection for Apple's large iPhone 7 Plus. Here are the best screen protectors you can buy.
Mobile

Samsung says the Galaxy Fold needs more improvements before it's released

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has arrived, and it goes on sale soon. Folding out from a 4.6-inch display to a tablet-sized 7.3-inch display, this unique device has six cameras, two batteries, and special software to help you use multiple apps.
Mobile

Add style and functionality with the best iPad Pro 9.7 cases

No tablet should be without protection, especially an expensive one. Check out our picks for the best iPad Pro 9.7 cases, so you can add some protection, functionality, and style to your new device.