Zopo ZP900 Leader Review Part 2: Zopo ZP900 Leader Camera Test

Here is the second part to my ZOPO ZP900 Leader review! This time around I’ll be looking at the rear camera and sampling some photos taken with the ZP900 Leader’s 8 mega-pixel rear camera!

Zopo, like many other Chinese phone makers, are taking advantage of the signficant price cuts in hardware and have given their Zopo ZP900 leader Android phone a great 8 mega-pixel rear camera, which boasts auto-focus and dual LED flash, along with some great software functions such as face recognition, built-in filters and much more!

I took the Zopo ZP900 Leader with me down to our local marina today, as the sky was blue and the sun shining, so I could snap some photos of the cityscape, along with a few nice close ups of random things I came across while browsing the various coffee shops and stores.


Using the ZOPO ZP900 Leader Camera

zopo zp900 camera options screenshot

If you have used an Android phone before, using the camera on the ZP900 Leader should be a breeze, in fact I would go as far to say it is even easier to use the camera on the ZP900 than many other Android phones I have used.

zopo zp900 leader camera options

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The ease of use really comes down to the size of the Zopo ZP900’s large 5.3 inch display, which offers more than enough room to frame your subject while also allowing plenty of finger space for you to flick through the various settings, options and filters without making the screen seemed cramped.


Zopo ZP900 Leader Camera Options

The Zopo ZP900 Leader comes with Android ICS 4.0.4, which means you get some excellent options available to you right out of the box! As with all Android camera phones, there are plenty of manual options for you to get the most out of the 8 mega-pixel rear camera,ย plus there are a choice of a few built-in filters.

zopo zp900 leader camera filters built-in

The built-in filters include mono, sepia,negative,aqua, blackboard and whiteboard. While they don’t give quite the same amount of style to your photos as the Instagram app would, they are worthwhile to have as back ups.

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zopo zp900 leader hdr camera options

HDR is also on offer with the Zopo ZP900 Leader and is one which I used quite a bit with the photos I took (see below).

Other highlights include face detection, smile shot and panorama options which all work just as you would expect from an Android phone of this calibre (very well!).


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  1. Milind
    August 26, 2012

    I want it!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    when will you launch the third review

  2. Paulo
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andy, so far so good, could you please make some sample videos of the phone camera in HD, could you confirm if it is 1080p or 720p the highest setting.

    • August 26, 2012

      It’s 1080p @ 30fps. Sure I’ll upload some video ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. August 26, 2012

    Hi Andy,

    I’m saying this with my tongue in my cheek !

    Assuming this phone comes in a rectangular, plastic and transparent glass frame with rounded corners … do you think the Zopo company will be immune from the attentions of Apple Corp ?

  4. ivan
    August 26, 2012

    Andi, can you please take sample of dim light condition? basically in normal mode, without the need to tweak the setting, that would be wonderful. My friend’s ZP200 seems like a bit dull if taking picture in dim light. Well, the picture in bright and normal lightning is good. But the dim light seems to be not as good.

  5. Geodex
    August 26, 2012

    Cool now I’m wondering about the other type of this phone. Aside the ram there must br something different

  6. Freeje
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    I’ve found another Chinese company selling a similar 5.3 phone with a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor but only with 5MP rear and 1.3 MP front cameras. Here is the website – http://android-t-mobile.honlan.com/mobile/a9.html#order.

    What do you think of it?

    It’s a bit tempting since it’s got a faster processor but the cameras have lower specs. The price is only 1380RMB!

  7. Paulo
    August 26, 2012

    I think the difference, in the 2 models are the ram and camera, 5MP and 8MP.

  8. pandajaune
    August 26, 2012

    i have read that the 512Mo version is a 6575 not a 6577. that makes two very different phones and prices 199โ‚ฌ and 279โ‚ฌ.
    i may give up on jyaju G3 as i also read that 6577 handles resolution up to qHD. as for computers i am not fond of unbalanced specs. i really fear that G3 won’t be as smooth as i want until the next generation of mtk soc.

    so far the zp900 and the newman n1 are still on course as my next buy.
    the n820 would have been on par if amoy hasn’t released a rom with bug(s)

  9. pandajaune
    August 26, 2012

    hopefully looks i misread about 6575 cpu thing.
    i will wait for the 3rd part of the review to decide to buy it or not.

  10. MH Maun
    August 26, 2012

    It looks really impressive!

  11. August 26, 2012

    Hi Andy …

    I’m watching the ZP900 very closely – and I like what I see.

    Notwithstanding my belief in the 6″ format; this might do the job VERY NICELY !

    It sounds like a very good alternative to the Samsung GNOTE2 – does it have – or can it be requested to include – some good STYLUS support ?

  12. L3viZ
    August 26, 2012

    Well, as you might know alrdy… I’m pretty new to the smartphone world and i’m very eager to get my very first smartphone.
    Is it possible to get a picture of you holding the phone? I just want a better look and thoughts on how that phone fits with a person. 5.3″ sounds very large to me, and I need to know if it isn’t too clumsy.
    I’m in a big dilemma here, because the G3, ZP300+, zp900 and the Newman n1 all look so good.

    August 26, 2012

    where can I find more infoon the mtk chips?

  14. Amby
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi, I hav been away on a short vacation, travelling thru Belgium , Germany, France and Swiss.. will be home on Tuesday..Wait for me coz I wanna win this one !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 26, 2012

      Haha good luck ๐Ÿ™‚ If this comp goes well I think Zopo are hoping to provide a new Zopo phone as a prize each time a new one is launched!!

  15. Francis.R.
    August 26, 2012

    The pics see really good. I prefer natural look too. Besides if one has personal “enhancements” can manipulate the inner controls as saturation and contrast.

    And there are a lot of good third apps to add effects of lomo photography, old films, HDR (although it looks great the stock hdr). So I prefer a natural look instead the pop style that pics tend to be with another phones. Said that I suggest use a cell phone camera in good conditions of good light. To night shots the best is a DSRL or at least a compact, but today there is no much difference between cell phone’s camera and the most of compact and cameras. In the posted images i would use a program as photoshop or lightroom to adjust the natural lens distortion and i am sure they don’t look different from any dedicated camera.

    BTW some pics looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. sere83
    August 26, 2012

    Wow, genuinely shocked at how good those photos are. While the large screen is nice, It is a a hard sell though really, given that exporters are selling this for $300+ inc shipping. Will soon be able to get a Xiaomi M1s for that, even less for original Mi One, which processing/updates and UI wise is streaks ahead.

  17. sere83
    August 26, 2012

    Can’t wait for the comp though! Would love to get my hands on one…

  18. achkar
    August 27, 2012

    should find a way to root this thing

  19. Marios
    August 27, 2012

    I don’t understand why someone should take this and not the Xiaomi Mi-1S which has the same price (299 USD without shipping) and better specification.

    • August 27, 2012

      Could be down to just the screen size.

  20. sara
    August 28, 2012

    Hi, is the glass gorilla?

  21. August 29, 2012

    While i was just surfing around, i found the haier w910 which is almost at the same price that the 1gb zp900 but with a smaller but hd screen and with a qualcomm cpu.
    i begin to think it isreally a bad idea to shop between august and september.

  22. August 30, 2012

    Hi Andi, any updates on the lengthy video review request for ZP900 ? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 30, 2012

      @Amby super duper busy mate! I’ve almost finished typing up part 3 of the review, just need some awesome photos of the phone now (which I’ll get in the morning as it’s late now) Their will be some sample video shot with the Zopo ZP900 Leader on the Gizchina YouTube channel in about 30 min here: http://youtu.be/iEaqxBjDxSo

      Full on video review might not be until next week as I’m away all weekend ๐Ÿ™ But I have some great news lined up for while I’m away ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Ankit K.
    October 2, 2012

    Hi Andi,
    I want to purchase zopo zp900 having 1GB RAM and 8MP camera
    I read and saw all your reviews for zopo z900, excellent work buddy
    Since i found you to be a camera guy
    I have 2 queries about camera of zopo z900
    1. Does the camera have panaromic mode to capture photos ?
    2. Does the camera have burst mode to capture 8 to 16 shots continously ?
    Awaiting a response

    Thanks & Regards,
    Ankit K.

  24. papaya
    October 19, 2012

    Hi i noticed on an italian forum that http://www.zopomobileshop.com seems not to be the official zopo site isn’t this one http://www.zopomobile.com ?

    Anyway zopomobileshop.com ships zopo phones from italy at a reasonable price

    So if someone else from italy is reading this post, yeah you can avoid taxes XD