Zopo ZP900 Leader Review Part 1: Unboxing!


The Zopo ZP900 Leader is Zopo’s first super large screen Android phone and boasts an impressive 5.3 inch screen, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and dual-core MT6577 CPU. In part 1 of our Zopo ZP900 Leader review we take a look what’s in the box and check the specification!

Zopo ZP900 Leader Review: Part 1

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I’ve decided to perform the ZP900 Leader review in parts as it will allow me time to focus on specific areas of this 5.3 inch Chinese phone at a time rather than rushing through the whole phone in one go.

Writing the review in parts also lets you guy’s to have your say about the ZP900 Leader and suggest areas which you would like me to cover in the follow up parts. So if I miss something out this time around please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to include it in part 2 or 3!

 

Zopo ZP900 Leader specifications

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There are two models of the Zopo ZP900 Leader available here in China, but the model which Zopomobileshop.com has sent me for review, and ultimatley to give away as a prize next week (keep posted) has the following specification:

  • Screen: 5.3 inch 960 x 540 QHD.
  • CPU: Dual-core MTK MT6577 1.0ghz.
  • RAM: 1Gb.
  • Battery: 2300mAh.
  • Operating system: Android ICS (Ice-cream Sandwich) 4.0.4.
  • Rear camera: 8 mega-pixel with face recognition, auto-focus and dual LED flash.
  • Front camera: 2 mega-pixel.
  • Data connection: GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) WCDMA (850/2100Ghz)
  • Wi-fi: 802.11b/g/n.
  • GPS: GPS and AGPS
  • Accessories: Charger, USB wire, Headphones.
  • SIM: supports dual sim cards.

 

Zopo ZP900 Leader unboxing photos

The Zopo ZP900 Leader was shipped to me from Zopomobileshop.com in a sturdy container filled with bubble wrap which fitted snuggle around the ZP900 Leader’s very classy box.

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If you have had a Zopo phone before, then be prepared for a nice surprise on the packaging front as the Leader comes in black box with tight fitting lid which itself it lined with foam to keep the contents damage free.

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Upon removing the lid we I you are presented with the ZP900 instruction book which sits on top of the ZP900 Leader phone.

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The Leader’s large body is cradled in a cardboard container which lifts out to show the included accessories.

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Only the bare essentials are included with the Zopo ZP900 Leader meaning the box includes the phone, a 2300 mAh battery, screen cover, headphones, USB data transfer wire and a 2 prong plug for charging.

 

Photos of the Zopo ZP900 Leader

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Here are a few photos of the Zopo ZP900 Leader, I’ll post more detailed photos in future updates of this review including photos of the rear panel removed.

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Zopo ZP900 Leader Review Part 2: Camera test and samples

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I have already written up part 2 of the Zopo ZP900 Leader review which covers the rear 8 mega-pixel camera and plenty of sample photos, plus a few screen shots.

Part 3 of the Zopo ZP900 Leader review will have more detailed photos of the phone along with benchmarks, Antutu results, Quadrant results etc so please keep posted.

Also if there is a particular area you want me to cover in the Zopo ZP900 Leader review please let me know in the comments below!

 

Win a Zopo ZP900 Leader

Zopomobileshop have bee great enough to supply this Zopo ZP900 Leader phone for review but their generousity hasn’t stopped there as they have agreed to let me give this Zopo ZP900 Leader away as a prize later this week!

If you want to have the chance to win a Zopo ZP900 Leader phone then keep posted for more details later this week!

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68 Comments

  1. Fel
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi hows the screen outside? angle and soon? Gorilla plus or normal? With 2 Versions are u referring to Black and White?
    I try to order one end of the week via taobao i guess

    • August 26, 2012

      It a bit soon to say, but the screen has been good today. I assume it’s Gorilla glass, but as this is going to be a prize for some lucky reader I don’t fancy taking a knife to it to check it out! The 2 versions are a 512mb RAM model and a 1GB RAM model. The one I’m testing is 1GB 🙂 Hold on to ordering one as you have the chance to WIN one next week 🙂

  2. Fel
    August 26, 2012

    also, what about os. do they put some nice extra software in like on the Note to take advantage of the screen? Can i install vanilla JB or ICS?

    • August 26, 2012

      It’s ICS 4.0.4 from the box, but JB is on the way. No Note style software that I can see. It’s an awesome phone though!

  3. Milind
    August 26, 2012

    how do you distinguis between the 2 versions?? i mean except the ram

  4. Calvin
    August 26, 2012

    Andi: Do you know if Zopomobileshop.com is officially run and opened by Zopo, or is it a third party? As with China sites you never know. It would be good to know that it’s an official Zopo site so we know that it’s more reliable. (hopefully!)

  5. Snorlax
    August 26, 2012

    I love this site.

    I know this sounds odd but can you test the vibrator. I sometimes work in a noisy environment and I need to rely on the vibrator to receive a call.

    Can you confirm it is dual standby?

    Will you be doing a test on the ZP300+ as well?

    Thanks again Andy.

  6. Geodex
    August 26, 2012

    Zopo has wonderful support when it comes to these china phones. Totally convinced this will be a hit.

    Wonderful review Andi now to check part 2 of the review

  7. chibuy
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi, i think theres 3 kind of this phone:
    1. zopo zp900
    2. hero h9300+ : 512 ram 5mp rear camera, 2pcs 2800 mah battery
    3. hero h9500+ : 1gb ram 5mp camera 2pcs battery

  8. Fel
    August 26, 2012

    btw the Z500 is on its way for end sep release according to a zopo guy on bbs.
    damned i sooo need a new phone. Btw ainol Flame/Fire has been released. will you review it too?

  9. sara
    August 26, 2012

    Hi there, is this supporting wifi hot spot?, and what’s the speed in hsdpa?
    Thanks

  10. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi hows the screen outside? angle and soon? Gorilla plus or normal? With 2 Versions are u referring to Black and White?
    I try to order one end of the week via taobao i guess

    • Guest
      August 26, 2012

      It a bit soon to say, but the screen has been good today. I assume it’s Gorilla glass, but as this is going to be a prize for some lucky reader I don’t fancy taking a knife to it to check it out! The 2 versions are a 512mb RAM model and a 1GB RAM model. The one I’m testing is 1GB 🙂 Hold on to ordering one as you have the chance to WIN one next week 🙂

  11. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    also, what about os. do they put some nice extra software in like on the Note to take advantage of the screen? Can i install vanilla JB or ICS?

    • Guest
      August 26, 2012

      It’s ICS 4.0.4 from the box, but JB is on the way. No Note style software that I can see. It’s an awesome phone though!

  12. teja
    August 26, 2012

    Zopo Zp900 Leader Test apple keyboard and mouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNbgZUCKqwc

  13. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    how do you distinguis between the 2 versions?? i mean except the ram

  14. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Andi: Do you know if Zopomobileshop.com is officially run and opened by Zopo, or is it a third party? As with China sites you never know. It would be good to know that it’s an official Zopo site so we know that it’s more reliable. (hopefully!)

  15. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    I love this site.

    I know this sounds odd but can you test the vibrator. I sometimes work in a noisy environment and I need to rely on the vibrator to receive a call.

    Can you confirm it is dual standby?

    Will you be doing a test on the ZP300+ as well?

    Thanks again Andy.

  16. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Zopo has wonderful support when it comes to these china phones. Totally convinced this will be a hit.

    Wonderful review Andi now to check part 2 of the review

  17. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Hi Andi, i think theres 3 kind of this phone:
    1. zopo zp900
    2. hero h9300+ : 512 ram 5mp rear camera, 2pcs 2800 mah battery
    3. hero h9500+ : 1gb ram 5mp camera 2pcs battery

  18. Amby
    August 26, 2012

    Andi, u da man !! 🙂

    Sorry for being away for while.. was driving thru Belgium , Germanzy, France and Swiss. Will be home by Tuesday. And I havent ordered one yet coy I know m gonna win this baby 😉 !!!

  19. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    btw the Z500 is on its way for end sep release according to a zopo guy on bbs.
    damned i sooo need a new phone. Btw ainol Flame/Fire has been released. will you review it too?

  20. Francis.R.
    August 26, 2012

    What a great news! That cell phone looks sexy, despite its bigger screen it don’t looks voluminous, perhaps the new g. note be similar and if not perhaps don’t going to look so warm.

    PD: Publicly I do a petition to chinese models agency to follow the example of Zopo. It could be so cool see the unboxing of a beautiful chinese in the blog and after it some commenter can have the chance to meet her (6) 😀

    • August 26, 2012

      Haha nice idea;)

  21. LucifeL
    August 26, 2012

    Wow, a give away..!!! wonder whozz gona be tat “lucky Bastard”… O_o

  22. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Hi there, is this supporting wifi hot spot?, and what’s the speed in hsdpa?
    Thanks

  23. Guest
    August 26, 2012

    Zopo Zp900 Leader Test apple keyboard and mouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNbgZUCKqwc

  24. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    Andi, u da man !! 🙂

    Sorry for being away for while.. was driving thru Belgium , Germanzy, France and Swiss. Will be home by Tuesday. And I havent ordered one yet coy I know m gonna win this baby 😉 !!!

  25. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    What a great news! That cell phone looks sexy, despite its bigger screen it don’t looks voluminous, perhaps the new g. note be similar and if not perhaps don’t going to look so warm.

    PD: Publicly I do a petition to chinese models agency to follow the example of Zopo. It could be so cool see the unboxing of a beautiful chinese in the blog and after it some commenter can have the chance to meet her (6) 😀

    • Guest
      August 27, 2012

      Haha nice idea;)

  26. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    Wow, a give away..!!! wonder whozz gona be tat “lucky Bastard”… O_o

  27. Daniel
    August 27, 2012

    Hi, im thinking on buy on zp900, but i had a china phone before and i had problems with the gps speed sensor. So i gonna ask to test de GPS of the zp900 on your review. Thanks.

  28. Guest
    August 27, 2012

    Hi, im thinking on buy on zp900, but i had a china phone before and i had problems with the gps speed sensor. So i gonna ask to test de GPS of the zp900 on your review. Thanks.

  29. Marios
    August 27, 2012

    @Andi

    I would also like reviewing the GPS of this phone with the AGPS turned off if it is possible .

    Thanks in advanced.

    • August 27, 2012

      ok will do:)

  30. Guest
    August 28, 2012

    @Andi

    I would also like reviewing the GPS of this phone with the AGPS turned off if it is possible .

    Thanks in advanced.

    • Guest
      August 28, 2012

      ok will do:)

  31. August 28, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Can you please post a nice 15-20 min review video too? Do we have a Gizchina channel on youtube ? I think it’ll be a great idea.. say wat?

    • August 28, 2012

      Sniff 🙁 you don’t know the Gizchina YouTube channel? Sniff ……. Ok will do 🙂

  32. August 28, 2012

    Andi, I have subscribed to Gizchina youtube channel now 😉

    • August 28, 2012

      @Amby great 🙂

  33. Guest
    August 28, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Can you please post a nice 15-20 min review video too? Do we have a Gizchina channel on youtube ? I think it’ll be a great idea.. say wat?

    • Guest
      August 28, 2012

      Sniff 🙁 you don’t know the Gizchina YouTube channel? Sniff ……. Ok will do 🙂

  34. Guest
    August 28, 2012

    Andi, I have subscribed to Gizchina youtube channel now 😉

    • Guest
      August 29, 2012

      @Amby great 🙂

  35. thi ha
    August 29, 2012

    Hi,
    Just want to know whether it really has IPS screen?
    Possible to compare it to other IPS tablet or branded phone which has good screen? almost all the time, those Chinese sellers false advertise. Thanks.

  36. thi ha
    August 29, 2012

    one more question. How is the flash light at the back of the phone?
    My haipai nobel mtk6575 phone has super weak flash light. Almost impossible to take the picture at night unless my object is so close. thanks again.

  37. Snorlax
    August 29, 2012

    I subscribed too. You are everywhere!

  38. Guest
    August 29, 2012

    Hi,
    Just want to know whether it really has IPS screen?
    Possible to compare it to other IPS tablet or branded phone which has good screen? almost all the time, those Chinese sellers false advertise. Thanks.

  39. Guest
    August 29, 2012

    one more question. How is the flash light at the back of the phone?
    My haipai nobel mtk6575 phone has super weak flash light. Almost impossible to take the picture at night unless my object is so close. thanks again.

  40. Guest
    August 29, 2012

    I subscribed too. You are everywhere!

  41. Alan
    August 30, 2012

    I bought my ZP900 yesterday in HK for $1800 HKD ($232 USD) with 2 batteries, 2 screen protectors and 1 flip case. It works great and running Jellybean out of the box ver 4.1.1. The screen is decent and better most china phones but does not look like real IPS. The build quality is great and feels like an expensive phone. WIth Jellybean, the phone seems to be super smooth and is definitely a lot faster than my HTC one xl running 4.0.3. Camera quality is so so and the flash is on the weak side.

    • Tim
      November 24, 2012

      Hey Alan,

      I’m also in Hong Kong, but have only seen the ZP900 recently for HKD2180 with basic accessories (no screen pro., flip case)…where did you get yours?

      Cheers

  42. August 30, 2012

    @sara
    yes,it support wifi hot spot
    here is the video show the speed test, start from 7:59
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgZb5trzHo&feature=share

  43. Guest
    August 30, 2012

    I bought my ZP900 yesterday in HK for $1800 HKD ($232 USD) with 2 batteries, 2 screen protectors and 1 flip case. It works great and running Jellybean out of the box ver 4.1.1. The screen is decent and better most china phones but does not look like real IPS. The build quality is great and feels like an expensive phone. WIth Jellybean, the phone seems to be super smooth and is definitely a lot faster than my HTC one xl running 4.0.3. Camera quality is so so and the flash is on the weak side.

    • Guest
      November 25, 2012

      Hey Alan,

      I’m also in Hong Kong, but have only seen the ZP900 recently for HKD2180 with basic accessories (no screen pro., flip case)…where did you get yours?

      Cheers

  44. Guest
    August 30, 2012

    @sara
    yes,it support wifi hot spot
    here is the video show the speed test, start from 7:59
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgZb5trzHo&feature=share

  45. Boniface Mbaria
    September 13, 2012

    Whats the gpu on this android beast…an antutu benchmark score would also help..

  46. Guest
    September 13, 2012

    Whats the gpu on this android beast…an antutu benchmark score would also help..

  47. Nilesh_t
    November 7, 2012

    prce should be around 13000 -14000

  48. Guest
    November 7, 2012

    prce should be around 13000 -14000

  49. Adrian
    November 19, 2012

    Hello, can u tell me hoe easy or complicated is to flash the phone or to root it? CAN be compared with the well knows sam note 2???? The speed and response of the display are the same? The duration of the battery with the phone in operation is…? I mean a endurance test for battery. The gps is fixing satellites rapidly? Is this compatible with all the gps software suppliers? like tomtom, igo, sygic etc…

    • ubiratamuniz
      December 7, 2012

      I just got mine. It just arrived from DealExtreme. Rooting is VERY easy. The “official” method requires reflashing and the official tutorial is not that clear (damn Chinglish), but there´s a rooting procedure available, search for “root with restore by bin4ry” (tip from the xda-developers forum), I rooted the ZP900 Leader in less than 5 minutes with it, which made a lot easier to migrate the data from my previous phone (a Sinostar ZC300-A) using Titanium Backup Pro.

  50. Guest
    November 19, 2012

    Hello, can u tell me hoe easy or complicated is to flash the phone or to root it? CAN be compared with the well knows sam note 2???? The speed and response of the display are the same? The duration of the battery with the phone in operation is…? I mean a endurance test for battery. The gps is fixing satellites rapidly? Is this compatible with all the gps software suppliers? like tomtom, igo, sygic etc…

    • Guest
      December 8, 2012

      I just got mine. It just arrived from DealExtreme. Rooting is VERY easy. The “official” method requires reflashing and the official tutorial is not that clear (damn Chinglish), but there´s a rooting procedure available, search for “root with restore by bin4ry” (tip from the xda-developers forum), I rooted the ZP900 Leader in less than 5 minutes with it, which made a lot easier to migrate the data from my previous phone (a Sinostar ZC300-A) using Titanium Backup Pro.

  51. john rosales
    March 5, 2013

    have you ever felt giddy reading things that you really like to have… well guess what im having that right now

  52. Guest
    March 5, 2013

    have you ever felt giddy reading things that you really like to have… well guess what im having that right now