Part 3 Zopo ZP900 Leader Review: Design, Apps and Video!


Part 3 is finally here and in this section of the Zopo ZP900 review I’ll be covering the overall design the installed software and the video capture capabilities!

For those of you who want to get down to the performance of the Zopo ZP900 and see some gaming videos then you will have to wait until part 4 of the review, where I will also attempt to answer as many of your questions as I possibly can!

If you have managed to miss parts 1 and 2 of the Zopo ZP900 review you can check them out here:

  1. Zopo ZP900 Review Unboxing
  2. Zopo ZP900 Review Photo Samples

 

Zopo ZP900 Leader Design

When I first opened the box and got to see the Zopo ZP900 Leader in the flesh I was pretty blown away by the size of it.

zopo zp900 leader review design

This phone is big, but still manages to be comfortable in your hand (at least it does when you have gotten use to it).

The body of the phone is very smooth and has a high quality dark blue coating on it which seems to be very hard wearing and will likely stand the test of time.

 

The Front

zopo zp900 leader screen

The front of the Zopo Zp900 Leader is dominated by it’s huge screen, just above that we have a silver speaker grill and the front facing camera sits just to the right of it.

zopo zp900 front facing camera

Then to the right of the front camera there are is the light sensor which is used to dim the screen while making a phone call, and also automatically adjust brightness, when automatic brigtness is chosen in the options.

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zopo zp900 leader home button

Below the screen is a rather large ‘home’ button with the option and back buttons sitting either side of it.

As you can see from the photos the home buttons is a physical button while the buttons for menu and home are capacative.

zopo zp900 leader design 2

In my opinion the ZP900 Leader looks great from the front and doesn’t suffer from the over large ‘chin’ area some Android phones tend to have.

 

The Back

Looking at the Zopo ZP900 Leader from the back and we get to see the excellent dark blue covering which seems to be hard wearing and also looks rather classy.

zopo zp900 leader back

Towards the top and in middle of the phone an 8 mega-pixel rear camera with dual LED flash protrude slightly from the main body, I’m not sure if this is done for style or function, but again I personally like it (much like I do on the HTC One phone and Xiaomi M1s).

As for the rest of the back we don’t have much other than the ZOPO logo and an external speaker grill on the bottom right.

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44 Comments

  1. August 30, 2012

    Good work. The video wasn’t great when zoomed in but it was in lower light. Shame about the lack of focus in video. Great to see the play store works. Is this phone rooted? If it is does it give you the access you’d expect?

    Have a great weekend.

  2. August 31, 2012

    cn u put vanilla JB on it as there is no software which one really needs from zopos side?

  3. Freeje
    August 31, 2012

    The Lenovo K860 blows this away but you have to pay more for it.

  4. August 31, 2012

    Thank you for including the list of installed apps! It is good to see that Play Store, Google Maps and Google Talk are installed by default. The more I see this phone the more I want it!

  5. el Pablo
    August 31, 2012

    Hi Andy,
    Thank you for greate review. Could you please check if some other headphones work well with zp900. I mean if audio input jack is standart or not.
    Thanks again!

    • August 31, 2012

      @el Pablo yep no problem 🙂

  6. August 31, 2012

    Nice review review Andy. About the video test, good choice of different situations, travelling, pan, day and night, although the video is in 480p is quite good.
    My question is what are the high settings for video recording, and is possible for you to upload the video in HD?

  7. the droid booster
    August 31, 2012

    @Freeje mt6588 is going to challenge Lenovo K860’s exynos very soon

  8. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    Good work. The video wasn’t great when zoomed in but it was in lower light. Shame about the lack of focus in video. Great to see the play store works. Is this phone rooted? If it is does it give you the access you’d expect?

    Have a great weekend.

  9. L3viZ
    August 31, 2012

    Good review. Can’t wait for part 4

    • August 31, 2012

      @L3viZ Cheers mate 🙂 glad you’re enjoying it!

  10. August 31, 2012

    @droid booster, had a k860 in my hand today along a MI1s and i like the feel. If its always bout the best cpu and gpu u ll either never buy a phone or buy a new one quarterly…. not exactly my choice.

    anyway, i like the zopo and k860 so i ll see when samsung comes up with a price and date for note 2

  11. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    cn u put vanilla JB on it as there is no software which one really needs from zopos side?

  12. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    The Lenovo K860 blows this away but you have to pay more for it.

  13. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    Thank you for including the list of installed apps! It is good to see that Play Store, Google Maps and Google Talk are installed by default. The more I see this phone the more I want it!

  14. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    Hi Andy,
    Thank you for greate review. Could you please check if some other headphones work well with zp900. I mean if audio input jack is standart or not.
    Thanks again!

    • Guest
      August 31, 2012

      @el Pablo yep no problem 🙂

  15. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    Nice review review Andy. About the video test, good choice of different situations, travelling, pan, day and night, although the video is in 480p is quite good.
    My question is what are the high settings for video recording, and is possible for you to upload the video in HD?

  16. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    @Freeje mt6588 is going to challenge Lenovo K860’s exynos very soon

  17. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    Good review. Can’t wait for part 4

    • Guest
      August 31, 2012

      @L3viZ Cheers mate 🙂 glad you’re enjoying it!

  18. Guest
    August 31, 2012

    @droid booster, had a k860 in my hand today along a MI1s and i like the feel. If its always bout the best cpu and gpu u ll either never buy a phone or buy a new one quarterly…. not exactly my choice.

    anyway, i like the zopo and k860 so i ll see when samsung comes up with a price and date for note 2

  19. Joe
    August 31, 2012

    @Andi, any chance you could show us how to root this phone?

    Cheers

    @el Pablo Tried a few different headphones I had and there was no issue with the sound (if that’s what you are looking for) and yeah, the audio input jack is standard.

  20. Guest
    September 1, 2012

    @Andi, any chance you could show us how to root this phone?

    Cheers

    @el Pablo Tried a few different headphones I had and there was no issue with the sound (if that’s what you are looking for) and yeah, the audio input jack is standard.

  21. raby
    September 1, 2012

    Great job reviewing this monster phone
    i really like the design and the big screen
    well done Zopo

  22. amby
    September 1, 2012

    If you do end up ordering it from zopomobileshop, there is a $9 option to get it rooted

    • September 2, 2012

      @Amby nice option!

  23. Guest
    September 2, 2012

    Great job reviewing this monster phone
    i really like the design and the big screen
    well done Zopo

  24. Guest
    September 2, 2012

    If you do end up ordering it from zopomobileshop, there is a $9 option to get it rooted

    • Guest
      September 3, 2012

      @Amby nice option!

  25. September 2, 2012

    Hey, in zopomobileshop download, the latest rom version is including root.
    http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/content/9-download-zopo-mobile-latest-rom
    Tks.

    • September 2, 2012

      @Jessica Thanks that’s great news!

  26. Guest
    September 3, 2012

    Hey, in zopomobileshop download, the latest rom version is including root.
    http://www.zopomobileshop.com/en/content/9-download-zopo-mobile-latest-rom
    Tks.

    • Guest
      September 3, 2012

      @Jessica Thanks that’s great news!

  27. September 6, 2012

    @Jessica

    The rom files are not available for download, I’m getting the error message: ‘ The file link that you requested is not valid ‘

    • September 6, 2012

      @Metanastis I have the rom and will upload it to dropbox later in the day.

  28. Guest
    September 7, 2012

    @Jessica

    The rom files are not available for download, I’m getting the error message: ‘ The file link that you requested is not valid ‘

    • Guest
      September 7, 2012

      @Metanastis I have the rom and will upload it to dropbox later in the day.

  29. Gabriel
    December 5, 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

  30. Guest
    December 5, 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

  31. Mark
    January 24, 2013

    Isn’t the Hero 9500+ the exact same phone without the Zopo branding? And also almost $100 cheaper! (If you go by the prices on the Zopomobile site)

    • January 25, 2013

      yep

  32. Guest
    January 25, 2013

    Isn’t the Hero 9500+ the exact same phone without the Zopo branding? And also almost $100 cheaper! (If you go by the prices on the Zopomobile site)

    • Guest
      January 25, 2013

      yep