Which Zopo dual-sim Android phone should you buy from China?


Chinese phone maker Zopo now have a great range of unique and affordable dual-sim Android phones, but now with 5 great phones to choose from which Zopo phone is best for you? Keep reading to find out which Zopo dual-sim Android phone you should buy from China.


For a new brand Zopo have done a stirling job of keeping their product line moving forward. Their range now consists of solid performing low cost dual-sim Android phones, large stylish high performance models and even a glasses free 3D phone!

But with so many excellent phones to choose from you might be stuck as to which Zopo phone you should choose! Which Zopo model is best for you?

 

zopo zp100 pilot dual-sim Android phoneZopo ZP100 Pilot

The Zopo ZP100 Pilot is considered my many as an entry level Chinese phone (but the ZP500 is actually cheaper), however the high performance and excellent specification of the ZP100 make it a great phone for any dual-sim Android phone buyer.

Zopo ZP100 Pilot Highlights

Some highlights of the Zopo Zp100 are the excellent 5 mega-pixel rear camera (which is rumored to be the same camera as found in the iPhone 4),  a dedicated shutter button for taking photos, dual-sim support and a 4.3inch screen from Japanese display giant Sharp.

Is the ZP100 Pilot for you?

The ZP100 really is a great all round phone, it wont wow you to much in the speed department or in a camera showdown, but the all round solid specification and high quality build certainly won’t disappoint!

The Zp100 Pilot is a great dual-sim Android phone for anyone looking for a all round great phone for a low price, or for those users who want a smartphone primarily as a phone but still want to take great photos on occasion and play the odd game while on the go.

Zopo Zp100 Pilot Specifications

  • Display: 4.3 inch ASV Sharp screen 960 x 540 resolution
  • CPU: 1Ghz MTK MT6575 CPU
  • GPU: Power SGX531T
  • O.S: Android Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0
  • RAM: 512mb
  • Camera: 5 mega-pixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash. Front 0.3 MP camera.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, dual-sim
  • Battery: 1650 mAh, with a larger option available as an aftermarket upgrade.
  • Price: $196

 

zopo zp 200 dual-sim Android phoneZopo ZP200 Shining

UPDATE:

Since writing this Zopo have announced the ZP200 shining will be getting a dual-core MTK MT6577 1.2Ghz CPU in the middle of August!

The ZP200 Shining was the first dual-sim Android phone to really throw the spotlight on Zopo as a Chinese phone company to take notice of and it’s easy to see why as it it still the cheapest glasses free 3D Android phone available on the market today!

ZOPO ZP200 Highlights

Of course the glasses free 3D screen is going to be the first highlight on anyone’s list, but the excellent screen (by Sharp again) isn’t the only fantastic feature the ZP200 Shining has to offer!
Like the ZP100 the ZP200 has dual-sim support and a 1Ghz MTK MT6575 CPU, however the rest is all suitably upgraded to power the 3D screen and also bring a few premium features.

The rear camera is an updated 8 mega-pixel unit with auto focus and LED flash, and is capable of producing photos which rival phones costing twice as much! On the performance side Zopo have given the ZP200 a full 1Gb RAM which enables games and video to play flawlessly on the 4.3 inch screen.

Is the ZP200 Shining right for me?

If you like the idea of 3D movies on the go, and require the extra grunt the 1Gb RAM has to offer yes! The Shining really is a shining example of a great multi-media dual-sim Android phone, throw in the excellent 8 mega-pixel camera from Sony and you have a fantastic point and shoot replacement too!

Zopo ZP200 Shining Specification

  • Display: 4.3 inch ASV Sharp screen 960 x 540 resolution
  • CPU: 1Ghz MTK MT6575 CPU
  • GPU: Power SGX531T
  • O.S: Android Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Camera: 8 mega-pixel Sony camera with auto focus. Front 0.3 MP camera.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, dual-sim
  • Battery: 1650 mAh, with a larger option available as an aftermarket upgrade.
  • Price: $269.99

 

zopo zp300 field dual-sim Android phoneZopo ZP300 Field

UPDATE:

Since writing this Zopo have announced the ZP300 Pilot will be getting a dual-core MTK MT6577 1.2Ghz CPU in the middle of August!

While the ZP100 offers a great budget specification and excellent function, and the ZP200 has it’s 3D screen and great camera, some phone buyers really wanted a more premium phone with more performance and a larger high-quality display. Zopo’s answer is the Zopo ZP300 Field which offers a larger, improved 4.5 inch screen.

Zopo ZP300 Field Highlights

Imagine the Zopo ZP200 but replace the 4.3 inch 3D screen with a 4.5 inch screen and a more stylish design and you pretty much have the Zopo ZP300 Field!

Like the other Zopo phones a 1ghz MTK MT6575 cpu lies at the heart of the ZP300 along with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. The real difference in specification between the ZP300 and the ZP200 is the screen which happens to be a very high quality 4.5 inch LG QHD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The Field also gets a much better front camera over the 100 and 200 and features a full 2 mega-pixel camera!

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Is the ZP300 Field for you?

If you are looking for a stylish dual-sim Android phone with top quality large screen from a big name brand then yes the ZP300 is definitely your type of phone. In the hand it feels like any premium device and thanks to Zopo’s knowledge of the MTK M&6575 CPU they have optimized Android ICS to power along flawlessly.

Zopo ZP300 Field Specifications

  • Display: 4.5 inch LG QHD screen, 1280*720 pixel
  • CPU: 1Ghz MTK MT6575 CPU
  • GPU: Power SGX531T
  • O.S: Android Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Camera: 5 mega-pixel Sony camera with auto focus. Front 2 mega-pixel camera.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, dual-sim
  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Price: $269.99

 

zopo zp500 libero dual-sim Android phoneZopo ZP500 Libero

I’m not sure why Zopo have the lowest priced dual-sim Android phone from Zopo has a model number ranking it above their premium Zopo Zp300 Field, but I’m happy to let it remain a mystery as the Zopo Zp500 Libero is like the thinking mans Meizu MX!

Zopo MP500 Libero Highlights.

You would think that as the ZP500 Libero is the lowest costing Zopo mobile and actually costs $100 less than the ZP300, that it would be lacking in the specification and design areas, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth!

First of all the design is simply amazing! It could be mistaken for a Meizu MX! It’s not all looks either as the Zopo engineers have managed to trim down the girth of the ZP500 so that it measures only 9.9mm thick!

Inside the slim body we find Zopo’s old pal the 1Ghz MTK Mt7575 CPU, along with 512mb RAM which is exactly the same as the ZP100. Camera spec is the same as the Zopo Zp100 with a 5 mega-pixel camera living around the rear of the body and a 0.3 mega-pixel unit around the front.

Is the Zopo ZP500 Libero for you?

Well It has almost the same specification as the truly fantastic ZP100 but with, in my opinion better looking body, and an easier to pocket 4 inch screen. So if you fancy the power of the ZP100 but like the idea of a smaller package along with saving a few dollars then the ZP500 Libero should be your first for a dual-sim Android phone!

Zopo ZP500 Libero Specifications

  • Display: 4.0 inch TFT screen 800 x 480 resolution
  • CPU: 1Ghz MTK MT6575 CPU
  • GPU: Power SGX531T
  • O.S: Android Ice-cream Sandwich 4.0
  • RAM: 512mb
  • Camera: 5 mega-pixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash. Front 0.3 MP camera.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, dual sim
  • Battery: 1300 mAh
  • Price: $169.99

 

zopo zp900 leader 5.3 inch screen dual-sim Android phoneZopo ZP900 Leader

The Zopo ZP900 is named the Leader for one thing and that’s Samsung Galaxy Note rivaling screen size! The ZP900 is yet to be released but judging by it’s specification and price Zopo may already have buyers lining up for this large dual-sim Android phone.

Zopo ZP900 Leader Highlights

First and foremost is that large 5.3 inch screen! Sure it is a bit lacking in the resolution department but the difference is likely only noticeable when side by side with a higher res device.

The design is very much like a Samsung Galaxy S3 crossed with a Galaxy note, which is not a complaint as S3 is one of the best looking Android phones on the market and the size of the Note makes it a tablet beater!

The ZP900 also get’s all the nice premium features that are found on the ZP300 Field meaning an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front and plenty of power to run most apps and games.

Is the Zopo ZP900 for me?

The ZP900 is for all of you out there who want the large screen of a Samsung Galaxy Note, the beauty of the S3, but the low cost and build quality which we have come to expect from Zopo.

Zopo ZP900 Specifications

  • Screen: 5.3 inch QHD screen, 960*540 pixel display
  • O.S: Android 4.0 OS, will update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • RAM: 1GB RAM + 4GB ROM
  • CPU: 1GHz dual core Cortext A9 processor
  • Connectivity: Support 3G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & WCDMA 850/2100 MHz, Wi-fi, GPS, dual-sim.
  • Camera: 8MP back camera + 2MP front camera
  • Price: $329.99

 

What do you guys think which Zopo phone suits your needs best? Do you have any experiences with Zopo phones you would like to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

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36 Comments

  1. Louis Koo
    August 10, 2012

    Actually, Zopo ZP300 brings you a 4.5″ screen with its HD resolution, I mean 1280 x 720 not 960 x 540 as you described. For ZP900, I wonder why it’s got really poor resolution with a big screen of 5.3″, the rest specs is good enough.

    • August 10, 2012

      Cheers for that must have got muddled somewhere while writing!

  2. Arnold
    August 10, 2012

    Andi,

    You need to be careful to differentiate between independent reviews and paid-for copy. Once people see your website in the same light as the shills who are always pushing “FastCardTech” (where a review consists of repeating the specification table and some promo photos) you will lose a lot of your audience.

    • August 10, 2012

      Arnold I’ll be honest with you. They didn’t pay for the article. One of the most requested features I’m asked is ‘where can I buy phones from in China?’ or ‘Who is a trusted seller of phones?’ and as a blogger I use popular keywords to help me write some of my non news articles and ‘dual-sim Android phones’ is up there. So I decided to combine the two. Good SERP results with info on where to buy phones.
      If I ever did have paid content I’ll be sure to put a info box before it.

      Don’t worry I’m not selling out 😉

      • Arnold
        August 10, 2012

        Andi,

        I’m really pleased to know you’re still on “our” side!

        • August 10, 2012

          Certainly am! And thanks for your comments 😉

    • August 10, 2012

      Hi Arnold just to give you some peace of mind I’ll remove the last part of the article but I’ll keep the links on each product so readers know where they can buy them still.

      Also if you have read the whole article I’ve asked readers to leave their comments on the phones and I expect GOOD and BAD comments. If anyone has anything bad to say about these phones or where you buy them then I’m more than happy to have these comments here. I won’t pull an punches 😉

      Cheers Andi

  3. Amby
    August 10, 2012

    Hi Andi,
    Latest news from trusted sources. ZP300’s dual core variant will be released in 2nd half of August ! More bang for your buck, eh 😉

    • August 10, 2012

      Sweet!! Where are these sources mind if I tap in ?:)

  4. Amby
    August 10, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Its in Zopomobileshop’s Q&A section for ZP300 :
    http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/26-zopo-zp300-field-mtk-smartphone-dualsim-where-to-buy.html

    Read the question by a user named Gera.

    (I just hope they were indeed talking about ZP300 , and not ZP900 !)

  5. Francisr
    August 11, 2012

    mmm, I’d love to have the updated zp200 (to wait just a month more?). But i’d love it more if I could put in it a launcher of Sh06-d Nerv edition from Sharp, which has 3D screen also, although in HD and bigger.

    Although a bit bulky and with 4 buttons instead the tendency to three and the screen is “just” qhd the 3D looks eyecandy:P.

    • August 12, 2012

      I tested one a while back and was pretty amazed by the 3D screen, but I honesty would never use it myself. I much prefer a good quality regular screen and a long lasting battery.

  6. Geodex
    August 11, 2012

    Andi you have to do a review of Chinese Single sim card phones too.

    I’m not a fan of dual sim like many others.

    • August 12, 2012

      Hi Geodex, I’ll get on it asap thanks 😉

  7. Snorlax
    August 12, 2012

    Hey. You didn’t mention another big difference with the ZP200, the HDMI output. This may swing some buyers. I think I will be buying the ZP300 for the HD screen and the 8mb camera once the dual core arrives. I think the ZP900 may be too big for me. Thanks for your site. I just found it. Cheers

    • August 12, 2012

      @Snorlax Ah cheers for that 🙂

  8. Snorlax
    August 12, 2012

    Just to clear up about the 8mb camera on the ZP300, I have seen on some video reviews that there is a 8mb option in the menu even though the specs say 5mb. The reviewer stated that he checked the photo and it was 8mb. Maybe some of the software is comman between phones? Cheers

  9. Njeru
    September 2, 2012

    Hi,
    Please advice me which is the most trusted seller I can buy Lenovo A789 online.
    Am from Kenya.

  10. sethu
    September 5, 2012

    Hai Andi,

    I like buy a zopo 500 because of the price and spec. Can you suggest one among the these online shops: zopomobileshop, dinodirect, priceangels & androidsale.

    Thanks

  11. September 5, 2012

    I wouldn’t touch dinodirect if this is anything to go by:
    http://www.wholesaleforum.com/discuss/report-fraud-scams-12/dinodirect-com-china-company-scam-599/

    GIYF!

  12. sethu
    September 5, 2012

    @MrRimmer, Do you buy mobile phones from reliable online store cina. Can you tell me one or two…

  13. September 5, 2012

    @sethu,
    I have same problem as you, I have not purchased yet but am having a hard time finding a site that I trust. The only sites I have used (dx,ownta) do not sell the phones I want at a price I am willing to pay! I am fed up looking at sites that list phones that aren’t even out yet (androidsale), or list them as in stock when they aren’t (merimobiles) or get the specifications wrong (all of them). Trust and confidence is a big issue.

    • September 5, 2012

      @MrRimmer did you try Zopomobileshop? Not sure how their prices are but they are pretty good for customer service. They even answer comment here sometimes.

  14. September 6, 2012

    @Andi, I have not bought any phone yet as I have not found one that is suitable (so far). Maybe the G3, maybe the X1, who knows! Another thing that really annoys me is the shops that show an inflated list price (yes, merimobiles again is a good example) – they are showing the X1 as having a list price of $400! No idea where that comes from, and it just makes them look like shifty liars.

  15. Sethu
    September 18, 2012

    @MrRimmer,

    I also bought Ainol tablet pc from ownta, They are reliable and send it very quickly.but there is no options for android mobiles there.I had purchased lot little gadgets from merimobiles and found they are reliable too.For mobiles i havnt confident to use them.

    @Andi,

    Zopomobileshop looks pretty good for their support. My questions are answered promptlyu.But even register mail shipping option also looks high.USD 19 shipping to india. If its reliable and i will definitely buy from them.

    Can you give some sugggestion abt http://www.zopo-mobile.net

    • September 18, 2012

      @Sethu thanks for the suggestion I’ll take a look!

  16. Jim
    November 7, 2012

    Zopo Mobiles are now available in India!

    http://www.zopomobiles.in/

  17. November 19, 2012

    Hello Andi,

    I’m getting along very well with my dual SIM Chinese import and my experience with it prompts this suggestion …

    Since many mainstream providers in the UK – for example Orange – appear NOT to know of the existence of DUAL SIM phones; and Orange told me they would not know how to market a phone with a Dual SIM setup …

    It strikes me that an article from you (or someone you might care to nominate) would help to open their eyes – on how best to live with a DUAL SIM phone/tablet.

    My experience is not solid enough to write about it; and I’d be delighted to learn from an expert !

  18. Zephyr
    December 2, 2012

    Hello,
    Thank you very much for your review! I’d like to ask only a few things..
    Does the ZP900 play videos FLAWLESSLY? ‘Cause some time ago I had a Zenithink c71 tablet with an AllWinner A10 chipset and flash videos had lots of lag…
    The second thing is: Does the battery meter show REALLY how much battery is left? Because on the same tablet I mentioned before, the system only measured voltage, so if I turned the screen brightness to maximum the battery meter would instantly fall down by 20 %… And I don’t think it’s normal….

    Thank you again for your efforts on reviewing zopo products and I hope to get an answer from you!
    Regards
    Gabriel

  19. Grisha
    January 27, 2013

    I want to buy ZP200.
    Is a good strong machine? Because it is Chinese after all …
    I’d love a response whether to buy or not 🙂

    • January 27, 2013

      Zopo are refreshing some of their phones so it might be worth waiting to see the new models.

  20. Jake
    June 3, 2013

    Are these phones compatible on T-Mobile in the US? I really like Zopo and their stuff looks killer! Plus, you can’t beat the price.

  21. Daniel
    September 28, 2013

    Hey Andi,
    I have a question about dual Sim support types..I actually know and have all types of them..but i want to have some new ones and I guess maybe you can help me find a manufacturer that has a real dual sim support..WAIT..Please let me explain myself..
    most people don’t know but there are 2-3 types of Dual Sim phones. I have one dual Sim phone that can wait on both Sim lines but when one is answered the other is busy(not active)- that is the most commonly sold & known version . on the other hand i have another phone(bought 5 years ago for 130$) that has a real Dual Sim: I can receive 2 calls at the same time (the second entered call is like a “waiting call on sim X” until i answer and switch back and forward as i wish, I can also do conference between them or create a “new call” from the second sim while talking from the first sim. this is a real dual sim .. my question is maybe you can help me find a manufacturer of supplier that knows this different and can sell me the right type (I have very bad experience with this.. already 3 phones where bought online without the “real deal”.. (although i asked- but maybe not good enough )even when i was in china 5 years ago and both this real dual sim phone, only one shop in the mall out of 40 maybe had this phone with the real deal (real dual sim phone) while all the other where thinking they have a real dual phone.. so can not trust someone how is not knowledgeable enough, not listening/ doesn’t understanding the language enough or not trustee and tell you only what you want to hear )
    So since I think you like gadgets and know your way around the Chinese market& manufacturers i was wandering if maybe yo can figure out for me and others what manufactures and what models have this real full dual sim feature?
    Thanks in advance,
    Daniel

  22. barry
    October 20, 2013

    How long does zopomobile take to ship out phones after they are ordered?