Zopo ZP980 MTK quad-core with 1080p display available internationally

Zopo’s high-end, quad-core 1080 Android smartphone called the Zopo ZP980 has been officially launched, but unlike most Chinese phones is available internationally. At a price!

Zopo have long been known has a quality, but expensive Chinese phone manufacturer, and this holds true for the new ZP980 which costs are rather pricey $349.99 for international customers! Even here in China the phone is priced higher than most at 1999 Yuan ($320)!

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At such a high price you would expect all top of the range, no expense spared features on from the flagship Zopo, and it does not disappoint! The display is a full 1080 HD 5-inch 1920 x 1080 panel, as mentioned above the processor is a quad-core from Mediatek, there is 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 3 mega-pixel front (although other sources are reporting a 5 mega-pixel front).

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The body of the phone is also a big update from previous Zopo phones. It measures just 8.5mm thick and sports ultra narrow bezels which are currently the new vogue for Android phones.

The phone looks great, but there are two potential upsets on the spec sheet, one is the phone has 1GB RAM, the other is that the battery is just a 2000mAh unit (however it is a replaceable battery).

Personally the phone concern would be the battery, as most of the MT6589 equipped phones we have seen with 2GB RAM seem to under perform and don’t take advantage of the extra 1GB. In fact many 1GB MT6589 phones have better Antutu scores than the 2GB ‘premium’ options!

For more details and if you want to pick up the Zopo ZP980 up for yourself head over to Zopomobileshop.

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  1. Anuj
    April 18, 2013

    They should check with the prices first…They should come up with atleast 2500 mAh battery…then we can expect it as good buy….now even samsung galaxy grand is available cheaper than this in India…so to give a good fight zopo should price their phones smartly in India.

    • Jeet
      April 20, 2013

      Samsung Grand specs are way below this…not comparable, with the only thing going for it being the brand name.

  2. aaa
    April 18, 2013

    so much overpriced phone. built from same components that every other phone, and that price?
    16gb rom and hd screen are not an excuse for that price.

    • Israel
      April 18, 2013


  3. Anuj
    April 18, 2013

    Overpriced……..tooooooooooo much….

    • February 24, 2014

      zp980+ is $264.99 with freeshipping in coolicool now.

  4. Filipe Soares
    April 18, 2013


    Discuss this video at minute 16:30 and sample a camera 8mp and 13mp front and rear of
    be possible or have more lies

    Author: Zopo ZP980 Test par le JT Geek


    Filipe Soares

  5. sivaprasad G
    April 21, 2013

    if its this much costly then why cant they upgrade to 2BG RAM and 2500-2600mAh battery
    then it would be a lot better……………………………….

  6. April 22, 2013

    I saw that the Zopo c2 is the same but cheaper. It comes with aliOS but you can flash zp980’s rom