Zopo Unveil 5.3inch Zopo ZP900 Jelly Bean dual-core phone


Chinese phone maker Zopo have just unveiled there large screen dual-core Zopo ZP900 phone and its a doozy. More details and photos of this Galaxy S3/Note mashup after the jump.

Zopo have decided it’s about time to leave ‘small’ screen phones behind and have stepped up in to Samsung Galaxy Note teritory with their soon to be available 5.3 inch dual-core phone, the Zopo ZP900!

As you can see from the photos the Z900’s styling has been heavily influenced by both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it’s larger brother the Galaxy Note. In my opinion its a very pleasing design and one which is likely to appeal to many shoppers who are after big brand quality and performance at local Chinese phone brand prices.

That large screen measures a full 5.3 inches and features  a resolution of 960 x 540 which isn’t as good as some phones, but is more than enough for a lower price point device.

Under the large screen and handsome body a dual-core Cortext A9 processor works along side 1Gb RAM to keep things moving while an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS should keep avid Android fans more than happy!

Other great features of the Zp900 include the rear 8 mega-pixel camera and support for dual SIM cards (Amby).

 

zopo zp900 jelly bean chinese phoneZopo ZP900 Specifications at a glance

  • 5.3 inch QHD screen, 960*540 pixel display
  • Android 4.0 OS, will update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM + 4GB ROM
  • 1GHz dual core Cortext A9 processor
  • Support 3G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
  • 8MP back camera + 2MP front camera
  • Dual Sim Support
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Both black and white versions will be available and once on sale the Zopo ZP900 should set you back about $199, It looks like the Android-sale price is a bit off and most online stores are saying £329.99 for the ZP900.

 

Where to buy the Zopo Zp900?

If you want to buy the Zopo ZP900 Chinese Android phone or any other excllent  Zopo phones I highly recommend you contact either  www.zopomobileshop.com. or www.android-sale.com.

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108 Comments

  1. Kelzen
    August 7, 2012

    I’ve just come across this great phone and asked android-sale for release date. It sounds really great since ZOPO is realiable phone company and this device could be much more “real” than e.g. Beidou Little Pepper. And probably even more precisely made and in conclusion overall better phone.

    • August 7, 2012

      Yep you are right! Zopo, although new, do make good quality phones at a good price. Plus everything they have announced has been launched with out a problem (as far as I know) I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

      • drk
        October 23, 2012

        How reliable is the 3g connection on the ZOPO Leader I’m really interested in buying it but I just bought the MTK 6577 SGIII from fastcardtech and the signal is horrible.

        • October 23, 2012

          It was fine for me using 3G with China Unicom

  2. Amby
    August 7, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    This is a fantastic news ! I liked this company from day one and stalled my plans of buying ZP300 only because of Jiayu G3. But with ZP900, Im getting tempted again. The phone looks good, decent spec, large screen, good cameras and 2300 mAH battery.And dual SIM (thanks for highlighting my name ! 😛 ). Few open questions still remain though (which we all collectively should try to find answers to) :
    1. Zopo ZP300 still retails (online) between US$ 250 – US$300. So this baby should be more expensive than that. Where does US$199 come from?
    2. Release date
    3. Jelly Bean update date

    Additional nice-to-have could have been : HDMI out, 8 GB ROM and may be an overclocked CPU firing at 1.2 GHZ atleast. Not to mention, we’d love it if the phone directly comes with Jelly Bean, instead of ICS. But I’ll take it with the current specs too. The release date is the key here !

    Cheers!
    Amby

  3. tundra
    August 7, 2012

    impressive specs for it’s price point. I do hope it stay’s for $199. I’ll be sure to get my hands on one. Now i’m torn cause i’m also considering the Lenovo A789. What do you think Andi?

    • August 7, 2012

      Hmmmm its a difficult one. Lenovo are a big brand and make solid if not ‘Wow’ phones. The only thing I don’t like about Lenovo is they don’t seem to (I might be wrong) roll out many updates for their phones, while Zopo are quiet active on that front.

  4. Kelzen
    August 7, 2012

    I also wanted Jiayu G3 but now I’ve changed my mind. The price comes from http://android-sale.com/zopo-zp900-leader-android-phone.html but the release date is for me unknown. I’ve asked android-sale, hope they will answer soon. For me is the most tempting is Andi’s opinion that they ” do make good quality phones at a good price. Plus everything they have announced has been launched with out a problem” which sounds like we can have real phone, not just “wet dream specs and pictures”.

  5. Amby
    August 7, 2012

    And yes,
    The ONLY thing I didnt like about the phone is its screen resolution. A 960 X 540 on a 5.3 inch is plain and simple POOR. QHD displays are fine for 3.5 inches screen. Besides, with ZP300 etc, ZOPO has set a high benchmark for itself when it comes to screen res. And if they launch their flagship model with such resolution, it just might look poor (think about PPI numbers). Guess, we’ll have to wait for a video review.

  6. broli
    August 7, 2012

    I agree on the poor resolution for that screen size but I believe they had no choice. The previous hd screens were presumably made by LG, however LG doesn’t offer larger higher resolution screens. However they could have still gone with amoled screens from samsung, but perhaps the shortage problem impeded that choice.

    • August 7, 2012

      The resolution might not be on par with similar large screen phones, but for the price ($200) I think it’s the best they can offer. Remember the Xiaomi M1’s screen wasn’t the best screen in the phone world but that didn’t stop it from being an excellent phone and gaining a cult following.

  7. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    I’ve just come across this great phone and asked android-sale for release date. It sounds really great since ZOPO is realiable phone company and this device could be much more “real” than e.g. Beidou Little Pepper. And probably even more precisely made and in conclusion overall better phone.

    • Guest
      August 7, 2012

      Yep you are right! Zopo, although new, do make good quality phones at a good price. Plus everything they have announced has been launched with out a problem (as far as I know) I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

    • Guest
      October 23, 2012

      How reliable is the 3g connection on the ZOPO Leader I’m really interested in buying it but I just bought the MTK 6577 SGIII from fastcardtech and the signal is horrible.

    • Guest
      October 24, 2012

      It was fine for me using 3G with China Unicom

  8. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    This is a fantastic news ! I liked this company from day one and stalled my plans of buying ZP300 only because of Jiayu G3. But with ZP900, Im getting tempted again. The phone looks good, decent spec, large screen, good cameras and 2300 mAH battery.And dual SIM (thanks for highlighting my name ! 😛 ). Few open questions still remain though (which we all collectively should try to find answers to) :
    1. Zopo ZP300 still retails (online) between US$ 250 – US$300. So this baby should be more expensive than that. Where does US$199 come from?
    2. Release date
    3. Jelly Bean update date

    Additional nice-to-have could have been : HDMI out, 8 GB ROM and may be an overclocked CPU firing at 1.2 GHZ atleast. Not to mention, we’d love it if the phone directly comes with Jelly Bean, instead of ICS. But I’ll take it with the current specs too. The release date is the key here !

    Cheers!
    Amby

  9. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    impressive specs for it’s price point. I do hope it stay’s for $199. I’ll be sure to get my hands on one. Now i’m torn cause i’m also considering the Lenovo A789. What do you think Andi?

    • Guest
      August 8, 2012

      Hmmmm its a difficult one. Lenovo are a big brand and make solid if not ‘Wow’ phones. The only thing I don’t like about Lenovo is they don’t seem to (I might be wrong) roll out many updates for their phones, while Zopo are quiet active on that front.

  10. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    I also wanted Jiayu G3 but now I’ve changed my mind. The price comes from http://android-sale.com/zopo-zp900-leader-android-phone.html but the release date is for me unknown. I’ve asked android-sale, hope they will answer soon. For me is the most tempting is Andi’s opinion that they ” do make good quality phones at a good price. Plus everything they have announced has been launched with out a problem” which sounds like we can have real phone, not just “wet dream specs and pictures”.

  11. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    And yes,
    The ONLY thing I didnt like about the phone is its screen resolution. A 960 X 540 on a 5.3 inch is plain and simple POOR. QHD displays are fine for 3.5 inches screen. Besides, with ZP300 etc, ZOPO has set a high benchmark for itself when it comes to screen res. And if they launch their flagship model with such resolution, it just might look poor (think about PPI numbers). Guess, we’ll have to wait for a video review.

  12. Guest
    August 7, 2012

    I agree on the poor resolution for that screen size but I believe they had no choice. The previous hd screens were presumably made by LG, however LG doesn’t offer larger higher resolution screens. However they could have still gone with amoled screens from samsung, but perhaps the shortage problem impeded that choice.

    • Guest
      August 8, 2012

      The resolution might not be on par with similar large screen phones, but for the price ($200) I think it’s the best they can offer. Remember the Xiaomi M1’s screen wasn’t the best screen in the phone world but that didn’t stop it from being an excellent phone and gaining a cult following.

  13. Aeonia
    August 8, 2012

    @anyone
    Which GPU is this phone using? i would love to have more detailed specs on this

    • August 8, 2012

      We are actually waiting for Zopo’s engineers to give the ok to have one sent out to us. Watch this space for more details.

  14. Marc
    August 8, 2012

    OMG Andi you’re bad!!! I’ve already placed an order (PRE-order) on a Jiay u G3 & now come this monster!
    Why didnt you release this piece of jewel earlier on?! ><

    A 960 X 540 on a 5.3 inch is not super but considering all the other Galaxy Note clones like those from HDC & Star & Haipai-X710D/9220 are all just having 800 * 480 that's what i call POOR ok! 😛

    My options b4 ordering Jiayu G3 were: THL W1 or V9, Zopo ZP300, so out of those 4 which would you go for Andi?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Marc

    • August 8, 2012

      haha sorry Marc there are just to many awesome phones coming out of China at the mo I couldn’t reist 🙂

  15. Kelzen
    August 8, 2012

    Marc, may I asked where did you preordered Jiayu G3?
    I’ve aksed the guy at android-sale about release date of the laaarge ZOPO, but the only thing the could told me was “maybe about after a month”…

    • August 8, 2012

      We’ll have a ZP900 for review as soon as they are available so watch this space!

  16. Guest
    August 8, 2012

    @anyone
    Which GPU is this phone using? i would love to have more detailed specs on this

    • Guest
      August 8, 2012

      We are actually waiting for Zopo’s engineers to give the ok to have one sent out to us. Watch this space for more details.

  17. Amby
    August 8, 2012

    @Aeonia :

    Hi, The GPU being used by ZP900 is POWER VR SGX531T .

    • August 8, 2012

      Cheers Amby!

  18. Guest
    August 8, 2012

    OMG Andi you’re bad!!! I’ve already placed an order (PRE-order) on a Jiay u G3 & now come this monster!
    Why didnt you release this piece of jewel earlier on?! ><

    A 960 X 540 on a 5.3 inch is not super but considering all the other Galaxy Note clones like those from HDC & Star & Haipai-X710D/9220 are all just having 800 * 480 that&#039s what i call POOR ok! 😛

    My options b4 ordering Jiayu G3 were: THL W1 or V9, Zopo ZP300, so out of those 4 which would you go for Andi?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Marc

    • Guest
      August 8, 2012

      haha sorry Marc there are just to many awesome phones coming out of China at the mo I couldn’t reist 🙂

  19. Guest
    August 8, 2012

    Marc, may I asked where did you preordered Jiayu G3?
    I’ve aksed the guy at android-sale about release date of the laaarge ZOPO, but the only thing the could told me was “maybe about after a month”…

    • Guest
      August 9, 2012

      We’ll have a ZP900 for review as soon as they are available so watch this space!

  20. Guest
    August 8, 2012

    @Aeonia :

    Hi, The GPU being used by ZP900 is POWER VR SGX531T .

    • Guest
      August 9, 2012

      Cheers Amby!

  21. Stefano
    August 9, 2012

    Bellissimo smartphone. Ho visto anche sul sito ufficiale dello Zopo: http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html
    speriamo che il prezzo non sarà troppo.

  22. August 9, 2012

    i do not think usd199.00, from zopomobile shop http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html
    usd329.99
    i think this price is more reasonable. zp300,4.3 inch cost usd269.99. so i think this 5.3inch would be round usd300

  23. Guest
    August 9, 2012

    Bellissimo smartphone. Ho visto anche sul sito ufficiale dello Zopo: http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html
    speriamo che il prezzo non sarà troppo.

  24. Guest
    August 9, 2012

    i do not think usd199.00, from zopomobile shop http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html
    usd329.99
    i think this price is more reasonable. zp300,4.3 inch cost usd269.99. so i think this 5.3inch would be round usd300

  25. Joe
    August 9, 2012
    • August 9, 2012

      Yep, Android sale say $199.99 while Zopomobileshop have $329.99. As the specs are on par with the Zopo ZP300 Field and with a larger screen I guess $329.99 seems more realistic.

  26. teja
    August 9, 2012

    well… andi nice phone but the price is differed drastically in android sale it is just $199 but in ali express its $ 350 and even shipping charges 33 buck additional . any reasons for such a huge difference ?

  27. Guest
    August 9, 2012
    • Guest
      August 10, 2012

      Yep, Android sale say $199.99 while Zopomobileshop have $329.99. As the specs are on par with the Zopo ZP300 Field and with a larger screen I guess $329.99 seems more realistic.

  28. Guest
    August 10, 2012

    well… andi nice phone but the price is differed drastically in android sale it is just $199 but in ali express its $ 350 and even shipping charges 33 buck additional . any reasons for such a huge difference ?

  29. Mike
    August 10, 2012

    AndroidSale has published a deceptive price, I very worry about their earnestness.

  30. Milind
    August 10, 2012

    is the website zopomobileshop.com reliable?

    • August 10, 2012

      I personally have had not problem with them, but I can’t speak for everyone. Best thing do do is Google them and see what that throws up.

  31. Guest
    August 10, 2012

    AndroidSale has published a deceptive price, I very worry about their earnestness.

  32. Guest
    August 10, 2012

    is the website zopomobileshop.com reliable?

    • Guest
      August 10, 2012

      I personally have had not problem with them, but I can’t speak for everyone. Best thing do do is Google them and see what that throws up.

  33. Milind
    August 11, 2012

    http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html

    why is there an add to cart sign? is it released?

    • August 12, 2012

      No idea your better asking them not me

  34. Guest
    August 11, 2012

    http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html

    why is there an add to cart sign? is it released?

    • Guest
      August 12, 2012

      No idea your better asking them not me

  35. Marco
    August 13, 2012

    zopo mobile shop accept pre-order now. new price usd299.99 http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html

  36. Milind
    August 13, 2012

    Finally available for pre order!

  37. Maryland, USA
    August 13, 2012

    Marc is correct: The market is awash with 5.3-inch phones with 800×480 resolution. ZOPO and the MeePad i5270 will be the first two 5.3-inchers that come with 960×540, the highest resolution that the MTK6577 will support. Once MediaTek is producing the quad-core MTK6588, we can look forward to 1280×720 displays on$200-$300 phablets.

  38. Guest
    August 13, 2012

    zopo mobile shop accept pre-order now. new price usd299.99 http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/45-zopo-leader-zp900-android-phone.html

  39. tony
    August 13, 2012

    i think that the resolution is not that bad.just to remember that galaxy sII has a resolution of 480*800 for a 4.3inch screen and it looks great .540*960 resolution is not that bad for 5.3 inch

  40. Guest
    August 13, 2012

    Finally available for pre order!

  41. Guest
    August 13, 2012

    Marc is correct: The market is awash with 5.3-inch phones with 800×480 resolution. ZOPO and the MeePad i5270 will be the first two 5.3-inchers that come with 960×540, the highest resolution that the MTK6577 will support. Once MediaTek is producing the quad-core MTK6588, we can look forward to 1280×720 displays on$200-$300 phablets.

  42. Guest
    August 13, 2012

    i think that the resolution is not that bad.just to remember that galaxy sII has a resolution of 480*800 for a 4.3inch screen and it looks great .540*960 resolution is not that bad for 5.3 inch

  43. William
    August 26, 2012

    I purchased a zp100 for my wife and I love it. The only concern I have with buying another Zopo phone is the “This app is incompatible with your Telia Alps ZP100” message I get for some apps in the store. Anyone know what’s up with this?

  44. Randall
    August 26, 2012

    Is zopomobileshop a good place to purchase from? I’ve tried contacting their support a few times, but I’ve never gotten a response.

  45. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    I purchased a zp100 for my wife and I love it. The only concern I have with buying another Zopo phone is the “This app is incompatible with your Telia Alps ZP100” message I get for some apps in the store. Anyone know what’s up with this?

  46. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    Is zopomobileshop a good place to purchase from? I’ve tried contacting their support a few times, but I’ve never gotten a response.

  47. Alan
    August 28, 2012

    Is available in HK now for 1890 which is around 244 USD. I probably will go get one tomorrow to try.

  48. Guest
    August 28, 2012

    Is available in HK now for 1890 which is around 244 USD. I probably will go get one tomorrow to try.

  49. stephm69
    September 2, 2012

    If you don’t care about the ZOPO logo and the costumer service, look for Hero 9300+ : Same phone for 100$ less ! (at http://www.antelife.com)

    By the way, thanks for this great blog Andi !

  50. Guest
    September 2, 2012

    If you don’t care about the ZOPO logo and the costumer service, look for Hero 9300+ : Same phone for 100$ less ! (at http://www.antelife.com)

    By the way, thanks for this great blog Andi !

  51. Subzero
    September 4, 2012

    @Alan, $1890 HKD is the 512MB RAM version, but is still very nice and smooth 🙂

    I bought it yesterday, love it instantly !

    It comes with a 3000mAh battery though, not 2300mAh.

    Also, it states its Android version 4.1.1 , but some people say they checked it and it’s actually only 4.0 ICS.

    Anyway, really good phone for the price.

    • September 4, 2012

      @Subzero yep it seems there are a few different battery sizes knocking about. The one I have for testing (soon to giveaway) has a 2300mAh battery and Android 4.0

  52. Guest
    September 4, 2012

    @Alan, $1890 HKD is the 512MB RAM version, but is still very nice and smooth 🙂

    I bought it yesterday, love it instantly !

    It comes with a 3000mAh battery though, not 2300mAh.

    Also, it states its Android version 4.1.1 , but some people say they checked it and it’s actually only 4.0 ICS.

    Anyway, really good phone for the price.

    • Guest
      September 4, 2012

      @Subzero yep it seems there are a few different battery sizes knocking about. The one I have for testing (soon to giveaway) has a 2300mAh battery and Android 4.0

  53. Abhishek
    September 19, 2012

    Hi,

    I have ordered a zopo zp900 leader and I am going to get it tomorrow. I have got ICS version on it. I am just wondering from where I can get Jelly Bean ROM for it. Please help.

    Thanks,
    Abhishek

    • September 19, 2012

      @Abhshek I have heard of people getting their ZP900’s with Jelly Bean installed. The one I tested wasn’t though and I’ve not seen the rom available for download either.

      • December 9, 2012

        ZP900+ Max has JB update but ZP900 has ICS only

  54. Guest
    September 19, 2012

    Hi,

    I have ordered a zopo zp900 leader and I am going to get it tomorrow. I have got ICS version on it. I am just wondering from where I can get Jelly Bean ROM for it. Please help.

    Thanks,
    Abhishek

    • Guest
      September 19, 2012

      @Abhshek I have heard of people getting their ZP900’s with Jelly Bean installed. The one I tested wasn’t though and I’ve not seen the rom available for download either.

    • Guest
      December 9, 2012

      ZP900+ Max has JB update but ZP900 has ICS only

  55. Vineet
    September 20, 2012

    @Abhishek,

    May I know how you ordered zp900. I am interested to buy this but afraid of custom duty and non genuine.

  56. Guest
    September 20, 2012

    @Abhishek,

    May I know how you ordered zp900. I am interested to buy this but afraid of custom duty and non genuine.

  57. Victor
    September 28, 2012

    2 Things from my side:

    – Galaxy note screen is 1280×800, but it’s pentile, so it only has 2/3 of the subpixels. So a 960×540 screen with 3 subpixles per pixel is compable.
    – There are webs selling ZP900S model as ZP900. The ZP900S has less RAM and lower resollution camera.

  58. Guest
    September 29, 2012

    2 Things from my side:

    – Galaxy note screen is 1280×800, but it’s pentile, so it only has 2/3 of the subpixels. So a 960×540 screen with 3 subpixles per pixel is compable.
    – There are webs selling ZP900S model as ZP900. The ZP900S has less RAM and lower resollution camera.

  59. October 25, 2012

    I purchased a zp900 and love the phone however the 3G does not support TMobile as I was told it does before I purchased it.

  60. Guest
    October 25, 2012

    I purchased a zp900 and love the phone however the 3G does not support TMobile as I was told it does before I purchased it.

  61. lamour
    November 17, 2012

    the camera is terrible, but the other functions are quite good

  62. Guest
    November 18, 2012

    the camera is terrible, but the other functions are quite good

  63. deepak
    December 3, 2012

    Hi guys planning to buy zopo zp900 leader only one problem is how is the after sales service for zopo

    • December 3, 2012

      If you buy it from Zopomobilestore it will be good!

  64. Guest
    December 3, 2012

    Hi guys planning to buy zopo zp900 leader only one problem is how is the after sales service for zopo

    • Guest
      December 3, 2012

      If you buy it from Zopomobilestore it will be good!

  65. Steve
    March 7, 2013

    Have one of these, and now have a scratch on the glass of the rear camera. Cannot believe that the idiots used a plastic camera lens cover and not a glass one. Especially as the rear camera is raised up from the back.

  66. Guest
    March 8, 2013

    Have one of these, and now have a scratch on the glass of the rear camera. Cannot believe that the idiots used a plastic camera lens cover and not a glass one. Especially as the rear camera is raised up from the back.

  67. Rm Pk
    May 23, 2014

    Dado que es un Zhuopu ZP900 tiene un teléfono inteligente 5,3 pulgadas pantalla gigante, su pantalla es muy natural para convertirse en su principal punto de venta, la pantalla es extremadamente grande impacto visual. Parece que es muy dominante, con un cuerpo de color blanco, la pantalla es más grande y más dominante. Zhuopu ZP900 diseño general es más elegante, diseño redondeado se utiliza en todo el cuerpo, pone de relieve el tipo de belleza suave. http://www.comprarbaratosmoviles.com/

    Zhuopu ZP900 brillo máximo está construido con una pantalla de 5,3 pulgadas, respectivamente, fue de 960×540, material para TFT. Desafortunadamente pantalla Zhuopu ZP900 y sin acceso es ahora la corriente principal una resolución de 720p, lo que puede haber una pantalla poco granulada mientras observa la pantalla.

  68. Rm Pk
    May 23, 2014

    Dado que es un Zhuopu ZP900 tiene un teléfono inteligente 5,3 pulgadas pantalla gigante, su pantalla es muy natural para convertirse en su principal punto de venta, la pantalla es extremadamente grande impacto visual. Parece que es muy dominante, con un cuerpo de color blanco, la pantalla es más grande y más dominante. Zhuopu ZP900 diseño general es más elegante, diseño redondeado se utiliza en todo el cuerpo, pone de relieve el tipo de belleza suave. http://www.comprarbaratosmoviles.com/

    Zhuopu ZP900 brillo máximo está construido con una pantalla de 5,3 pulgadas, respectivamente, fue de 960×540, material para TFT. Desafortunadamente pantalla Zhuopu ZP900 y sin acceso es ahora la corriente principal una resolución de 720p, lo que puede haber una pantalla poco granulada mientras observa la pantalla.