Zopo ZP800 real phone turns up with disappointing hardware

The Chinese press and ourselves are forward to finally seeing a quad-core MT6589, phone from Zopo, however the ZP800 isn’t going to be it!

Leaked reports from sources close to Zopo, and reports on Chinese tech sites suggested that the 5-inch Zopo ZP800 would be Zopo’s first attempt at launching a quad-core Android phone. However this isn’t the case, and like the ZP950 phablet before it, the ZP800 is another disappointment.

We’re not trying to say that the ZP800 is a bad phone (we haven’t tried it for ourselves yet) but after getting are hopes up for a 1080, quad-core phone, the ZP800’s hardware has left us wanting for more.

zopo zp800 real phone

So what does the ZP800 have to offer? Well first of all the full name of the phone is the ZP800 Libero HD, and for those of you who are use to Zopo phones you will automatically regonize ‘Libero’ as signifying an entry-level phone.

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The good news is that there is a 5-inch HD display, although a 1280 x 720 unit and not the 1080 we were excited for. If that wasn’t enough the CPU is a dual-core MT6577 1Ghz unit rather than the more efficient MT6589, there is only 1GB RAM and 4GB of built-in memory, oh and the rear camera is an 8 mega-pixel snapper!

zopo zp800 unboxing

It is unfortunate that the ZP800 isn’t the UMi X2 rival we had hoped for, but let’s look at the bright side. The ZP800 Libero HD appears to be a cost-effective 5-inch phone for the masses, it has dual-sim and it will be available this month, but most importantly of all is that those rumours of a quad-core, 1080 Zopo came from somewhere and we are likely to see the real machine very soon!

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  1. Rafy
    February 13, 2013

    Hoping for a Quad-Core version with 2GB of RAM(maybe with MHL/OTG support)… Zopo usually do “plus” version of his smartphones, with more RAM or with a best CPU…This brand is becoming important, and it can’t do smartphone with a old dual core MTK 6577…

  2. Landrain
    February 13, 2013

    If it is cheap and with a good battery, they might actually sell a lot of them: not everyone is looking for a 300$+ phone and Zoppo has made its name as a quality brand.

    • anon
      February 13, 2013

      Except that there’s already a LOT of good MT6577 phone with varying configuration suited for almost every need and price point out there. This thing suck for today and tomorrow.

  3. Snorlax
    February 13, 2013

    Very disappointed. Wasn’t worth the wait. I am going to buy the Umi and take Zoppo off my shortcuts. This phone is an old phone with a bigger screen. Come on Zoppo. There is too much competition.

  4. massq8
    February 13, 2013

    you say ZOPO zp800 would be the first smartphone with MT6589
    but what about
    I have it at home and it has MT6589 quad core processor inside.. :/

    • February 13, 2013

      First Zopo with an MT6589. Ginoee also have a MT6589 phone on sale as do ZTE and Coolpad

    • February 13, 2013

      I’m a ZP900s owner (a quite happy one) and i was waiting for the ZP800 for my next phone…but after the recent news about the specs of ZP800, the Cubot A6589 just entered the Top-3 of my favorites list (Along with Lenovo and Thl). I’m not sure about it’s built quality however…

    • Lovetz
      February 14, 2013

      Massq8, are you shure you alredy have Cubot A6589 at home? I have read your posts at one e-magazine`s forum. You just ordered it – that`s all. Why cheat?

  5. February 13, 2013

    From Zopo Mobile Shop.

    Forum (http://en.zopomobile.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=241&sid=4166a39326c6b5e4c1d78021120b3d83)

    “When will Zopo launch MTK 6589 phones?”
    Answer from moderator: “we can only tell you that the Zp950 quad core will be announced in January, yet there is no news of the price”

    Blog (http://www.zopomobileshop.com/zopo-rom/ce-rohs-certification-sar-test-repaort-for-zopo-mobile-phone/)
    The first page of the scanned document mentions the models “ZP900, ZP900S, ZP950X, ZP950+”

    I really think that we’ll get a quad-core Leader Max pretty soon 🙂

    • February 14, 2013

      Many thanks for the feedback Val! Well,i’ll wait for it until the end of March. I’ll buy from Zopo again in the future for sure, but I really need a new phone and I can’t wait for ever…

      • February 17, 2013

        I know. I NEED a new phone (my Xperia X10 reboots and/or freezes like 3-4 times everyday). I’m looking forward for a chinese phone and I think Zopo is the best option. I really want one, but with quadcores coming out every week I think it’s just a matter of time to see a Zopo-quad

  6. Chris
    February 15, 2013

    unfortunately, i`m disappointed with the specs of zopo zp800 🙁 now my favourite is the NEO N003 -> no hardware button, full 5,3″ display without virtual navigation buttons, great and simple design!
    hope it has notification LED?

  7. February 17, 2013

    FYI: Today i’ve also found this one, looks good: Star N9589 ,MT 6589, 1Gb Ram- 8 Gb Rom, 5.7″ 720p Screen, 8Mp/2Mp cameras and 4.1.1 – price should be around 250$ tops. At the moment can be found only at aliexpress. I don’t think that Zopo Zp950+ will be any different specswise. I have no idea about Star phones build quality.

  8. July 26, 2013

    ZOPO ZP980 high prices and poor quality, it is better to spend some money to buy Samsung phone.

  9. October 23, 2013

    I want to know more about this kind of mobile phone information, and the device performance