Hero H7500+ 5-inch quad-core MT6589 first hands on!


What a great day! The sun is shining and a new phone shaped package containing a quad-core Hero H7500+, has just arrived on my desk.

Hero are the lesser known sibling to Chinese phone maker Zopo. As such many of Hero’s devices share similar hardware to Zopo models, which cost significantly more! The model which has just arrived with us for review is the Hero H7500+, a 5-inch HD Android phone with quad-core MT6589 processor.

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The phone literally just arrived so I can only give you a very brief first impression of the glossy white 5-inch phone. Firstly I was happily surprised to find the H7500+ came complete with a protective case and 2 x 2800mAh batteries Also in the box is a charger, data cable, headphones and screen protector.

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As for the phone, it’s not the lightest or thinnest device in the world, but this helps to give a reassuringly solid feel. The white front and glossy removable rear are separated my a steel band which wraps around the phone and will give some protection from knocks and scrapes.

 

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As mentioned above the display is a 5-inch HD panel, but with a resolution of 720p rather than 1080p. Honestly though this doesn’t detract from the phone as colours and crisp and clear, webpages look great as do images.

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Driving the 1280 x 720 display is a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 1.2Ghz processor with 1GB RAM. One of the first things I did when unboxing the phone was to install Antutu to confirm the details are correct and see how the Hero H7500+ performs. A score of 12,745 is a surprising result!

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I’ve also given 8 mega-pixel rear camera a quick go too. The auto focus is fast and capturing and storing images is snappy.

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The rest of the hardware includes a 2 mega-pixel front camera, 4GB of built-in memory, SD card reader, dual-sim, network support for GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/2100MHz and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

I’ll continue to test the Hero H7500+ during this week and will post a full in-depth review soon.

For those of you interested we received our Hero H7500+ from Kimdecent via their Aliexpress store, where it can be ordered now for $216.99.

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44 Comments

  1. basyvava
    March 6, 2013

    Andi, does it have Gorilla glass??

    • March 6, 2013

      No, I don’t think so

      • basyvava
        March 6, 2013

        Ok, thanks mate

      • Deniz
        March 12, 2013

        Hi Andy, it looks very nice and could be an alternative for other outstanding quadcore phones. Can you tell when oyu will test it this week? Today, tomorrow…?
        ; )

        Thanks in advance. And by the way, you do a nice job with your Gizchina page!!!

        • March 12, 2013

          Half way through writing the review now should be this week.

  2. Airyl
    March 6, 2013

    Andi, how is the camera compared to the Xiaomi Mi2 and Newman N2?

  3. March 6, 2013

    try to test the dual sim active functionality please. biggest my concern is 1edge + active sim card configuration 🙂

    do you think zopo zp960 would come out as hero too?:)

  4. mur
    March 6, 2013

    Can´t wait for the review. Thx 🙂

  5. LieDanG
    March 6, 2013

    On some stores this same phone is listed as Caesar H7500+, are Caesar and Hero the same?

    • Chris
      March 6, 2013

      Yes, they are same, but without Zopo brand. You can flash ZP810 Firmware on H7500+ and Caesar.

      • gHoP
        March 6, 2013

        Hi Guys!
        Talking about the triumvirate of Zopo-Hero-Caesar manufacturers:
        Does anyone have information about build quality of Hero and Caesar smartphones?
        Andy? Others?
        Thanks in advance

      • mur
        March 9, 2013

        when 4.2 zp810 update is coming, can use it for the h7500+ too?

  6. Tim
    March 6, 2013

    Can you confirm it runs WC DMA 850mhz? I’ve seen a lot of these phones that say they do but really only do 2100. I’m in regional Australia so WC DMA 850 is really important for me. Cheers.

    • Peter
      March 7, 2013

      Yes, I would like to know this as well. I’m in the states, and we have UMTS 850 which I believe is the same as WCDMA 850. Could you confirm that the H7500+ has this?

      Thank you!

      • skol
        March 12, 2013

        Hello Andy and thanks for your site which is a great source of information.

        Would you have the kindness to post screenshots of the WCDMA frenquencies supported (engineer mode/bandmode) by the Hero 7500+ ? I, for one, would be especially interrested in the WCDMA-GSM-900 support (used in France).

        Many thanks in advance and keep the good work on 🙂

  7. okupka
    March 6, 2013

    Please test gps in gps test app. Thx

    • March 6, 2013

      Will do

      • Sabaisanuk
        March 6, 2013

        Yes, GPS test is wanted especially in comparison with Samsung Galaxy or Note

  8. rhs
    March 6, 2013

    In pandawill it costs $206 with coupon code.
    That 2800mah is fake- real battery capacity is 2000, but anyway- mtk6589 is probably most effficient chipset in world becsuse of cortex a7 and 28nm process.

  9. March 6, 2013

    Thanks for mentioning where we can buy Andi! Hope you & your team will keep doing that!

  10. March 6, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    Their product page on their website says they ‘Cannot deliver to the UK’ – can you ask them to clarify, please

    • March 6, 2013

      Of course I’ve asked them myself – but your ‘clout’ counts for more than mine !! (grin)

  11. March 6, 2013

    Hey andi sorry for an off-topic question but can you suggest a sub 150$ tablet for gaming with truly nice features and any sub 100$ tablet with 2G or 3G inbuilt for moderate gaming

  12. ray
    March 6, 2013

    hi andi,
    thanks a lot,your reviews make me know more about Chinese phones.
    I have used hero phone,typing this using h9500,which is zp900 clone.
    phone is superb,hardware and software.
    now I’m watching your site closely to choose mtk6589 phone.

    BTW,quite oot this time,have same questions for you:
    1. do you know any mtk6589 phone (dual sim is important for me) with water and dust proof?
    it will be a big plus,since xperia z/ascend d2 not support dual sim GSM.
    2. or do you know any Chinese phone which support Gsm and cdma evdo 1900mhz (not 2000mhz) dual on? here in indonesia I only find HTC one xc,which cost to much. I like the ascend d2,but seems it only support evdo 2000mhz (plus GSM). what is the frekwensi of Chinese telecom providers?

    thx a lot andi, cheers

  13. March 6, 2013

    Hi Andy,
    If you can do like streetpower asked and check the dual active functionnality? It will be great!

  14. March 6, 2013

    + 1 for no more hardware buttons
    + 1 for firmware comp. with ZP810 (will upg to 4.2 later)
    – 2 for the same (not large enough) battery as H9300+
    Result: Only below 210$ otherwise ZP 910- it’s a better deal with only a few $$ more..

    • Metrayha
      March 11, 2013

      ZP 910 has lower screen resolution

  15. March 6, 2013

    what about Led Notification?

  16. VI
    March 6, 2013

    does it have playstore/googleplay?

    • March 6, 2013

      yes

  17. Karan Khurana
    March 8, 2013

    When are you coming with a review of Umi X2

    • March 8, 2013

      When it’s available

  18. Spinning cat
    March 8, 2013

    Does it have a 2800 mAh battery or a 2000 mAh battery? Information varies across different websites and some people suggested that the 2800 mAh that is mentioned on the battery is actually a 200 mAh battery.

  19. March 9, 2013

    have Led Notification?(for miss call, sms, email, etc..)

    • March 9, 2013

      well, i asked same and not answer.
      on pandawill they confirm that has led notification, but i would like confirm from a phone owner 🙂 (my courrent phone, amoi n820, it has not and that is important for me)

  20. BigFoot007
    March 9, 2013

    How is it look like with the review of this great phone? When can we expect it?

  21. Anonymous
    March 9, 2013

    I ordered this phone as a placeholder while waiting for the galaxy S4 release and prices to drop. There were a few choices with the MT6589 chip and 720p screens but I chose this because: One, it doesn’t pretend to be a Samsung clone and looks nice on it’s own right and two, it doesn’t have the stupid logos that Chinese makers thinks its cool to embarrass me in public.

  22. BigFoot007
    March 11, 2013

    And pls Andy, can you test the mobile chip, how fast can it download through 3G?bacause i have heard, that mt6589 can handle 42 Mbit hsdpa.

  23. March 12, 2013

    Hello handy, tested you the GPS
    Possible test it with Test GPS

    Important for me, because on B92 it worked not at all.

    Thank you

    • March 12, 2013

      I actually tested it today. Worked very well. I’ll post the screenshots with the review.

      • BigFoot007
        March 12, 2013

        Is the GPS chip working also with Glonass?

  24. sasa
    March 13, 2013

    How long take to charge battery ? from 0 to 100%

  25. March 15, 2013

    Is there anywhere to get accessories for this phone ie .rubberiezed cover….

  26. Jon
    June 6, 2013

    how much of the 4gb internal memory is free for use?