Zopo C2 16GB Platinum (MT6589T) Turbo hands-on video, photos and benchmarks


It was only this past weekend that we got our first glimpse of the MT6589T powered Zopo C2 16GB Platinum, but Zopo have already sent us a sample for hands on and review!

We actually received this Zopo C2 16GB Platinum review unit from the official Zopomobileshop who are selling this phone for $279.99.

Zopo C2 16GB Platinum

What are the differences? – numerous great updates!

The biggest selling point for many will be the 1.5Ghz Mediatek MT6589T processor which offers better performance and a faster GPU speed, but this isn’t the only difference between the current Zopo C2 and the Zopo C2 Platinum!

Zopo C2 16GB Platinum antutu

Another great update is the boost in internal memory from 4GB to 16GB allowing you more flexibility. The final update is the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display for extra peace of mind when out and about!

Specifications – Great updates to a great phone!

Along with the updates the Zopo C2 16GB Platinum boasts the same great hardware of the original phone, but with the option of a white finish. The display is a 5-inch 1080 unit, there is 1GB RAM, space for an SD card and dual SIM plus a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and very impressive 8 mega-pixel front camera!

First Impressions – Well made and powerful!

Our Zopo C2 16GB Platinum appears to be fresh off the production line and didn’t even come in a Zopo box, that’s just how new this phone is!

Zopo C2 16GB Platinum rear

The C2 is a very well made phone, much better than the UMi X2 and on par with the excellent JiaYu G4. The body is thin and sturdy and the overall impression is of a high quality device, one which could last for quite a while!

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Zopo C2 16GB Platinum hands on video

Below is a hands on video with the Zopo C2 16GB Platinum to give you a feel of the phone. As usual we will complete a full write up and review, and if possibly even a comparison video between this and the Zopo ZP980 (which has just arrived!)

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68 Comments

  1. June 21, 2013

    +1
    I just love this phone, either C2/ZP980/Plus/Platinium or whatever it’s called!
    (BTW, naming conventions are rather confused between C2 and 980 for international sellers).
    I’ve ordered the ZP980+ 2/32 from FastCardTech: delivery expected in less than a week now 🙂 Hoping i won’t be disappointed :/
    If do you do explain me how to make a “real” post with lotsa text and pictures, i’ll be my great pleasure to “un-box” it for you and other ppl here…
    (still have to do it for my latest Goophone X7…)

    • June 21, 2013

      Send me an email 🙂

    • geo
      June 21, 2013

      maybe you have to wait A LOT

      • June 21, 2013

        hehe 😉 prolly not, “Shipment company has shipped”… fingers crossed anyway…

  2. Harald
    June 21, 2013

    Cool… I love it, it looks so sleek. Too bad it doesn’t come with 2GB of RAM, would fit better with the premium approach and the added CPU power. Can you please provide full sized camera sample photos? That would be awesome

    • airyl
      June 21, 2013

      Zopo C3 comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM.

  3. Lubach W.J
    June 21, 2013

    In every review , i miss how the devices function in full daylight.
    Perhaps you can show us that in the future,
    If you want to call someone or want to take a picture you can hardly see anything on the screen .

  4. Tim
    June 21, 2013

    Great, ordered this beauty yesterday, can’t wait for it to arrive and can’t wait for your review either 🙂

    Did you have any problems with ghost touches?

    • keik
      June 21, 2013

      Where did you buy it from?

      • Tim
        June 22, 2013

        I bought it from Antelife.

  5. Janys
    June 21, 2013

    It will be also black version of Zopo C2 16GB Platinum (MT6589T) ?!

  6. Ezequiel
    June 21, 2013

    where you able to root it? I have a h920+ wich also has mtk6589t and the mtk6589 root doesn’t work

  7. david
    June 21, 2013

    why the ZP980 plus is not available on zopomobile.com ?

    • June 22, 2013

      Good question indeed…
      Maybe it’s a C3 without AlyunOS…Different market,different name… dunno so far.

      • zaffar
        June 23, 2013

        off topic here, sorry… bro pastils, may l know your age? tqvm..

  8. Red
    June 21, 2013

    Can anyone tell, what’s the difference between the mtk6589and mt6589T, I mean all the reports talk about a higher clock speed, but I can set that myself.. Is there also a die size reduction, is there any architecture change? Someone please tell?

  9. Rajiv
    June 21, 2013

    Zopo c2 pletinum, is built 8 m.p front cemara ? You have mentioned in blog & video hends on.IS IT TROUE?

    • June 21, 2013

      Sorry appears to be a 5 mega-pixel camera

  10. Hexen
    June 21, 2013

    Have it OTG and MHL functions ?

    • June 21, 2013

      refer to 7.37 of video clearly it works

    • Greg
      June 21, 2013

      Did you watch the video? 😉 USB OTG is supported. No mention of MHL, so perhaps not

  11. Airyl
    June 21, 2013

    Nice catch you got there Andi! Really hoping to see some comparisons between this, the UMi X2 and the JiaYu G4.

    • June 21, 2013

      UMi X2 has gone, but I can compare it to the G4 and a Zopo ZP980 which arrived yesterday

      • airyl
        June 21, 2013

        Nice! Thanks Andi!

        • chandu
          June 21, 2013

          dear andi please can you say battery life of both zopo zp980 and jiayu g4 which you are using.

  12. Tej
    June 21, 2013

    Xiaomi Mi2 score was 14700 which is a Snapdragon 1.5 quadcore with 2GB ram with 720p screen and 4.3’in screen. C2 scored 14092 with 1080p, 1gb ram, same 1.5 gh cpu. which suggests this turbo process is better than the Mi2’s?
    pretty impressive, running on 1GB it’s better when compared to screen res.

    • June 21, 2013

      lol. Mi2 scores over 21000

      • Norman Zakaria
        June 21, 2013

        Hahahah! Exactly, I was thinking that it was above 20,000 LOL! I dunno where he got 14,700 from.

        • June 21, 2013

          probably with an old antutu version that was metering with other way

    • June 21, 2013

      You’re only getting 14,000 with the Mi2? I get 21,603 on Antutu v3.3.1

  13. June 21, 2013

    Great it looks like the zopo zp980 4.2 english rom can be flashed on the new mtk6589T rom that is faster.

  14. June 21, 2013

    Ordered it – Canceled order.
    Ordered iOcean X7 Elite – Canceled order
    Ordered VIVO XPLAY 32GB – Great success.

    • Jignesh
      June 22, 2013

      @hertz33
      i am also planning to buy vivoxplay, can you share some details where did you get it from and any problems with the mobile. please reply
      thanks
      jignesh

  15. Stosh
    June 21, 2013

    Where would you be able to purchase this device? Preferably a website that is trusted.

    • June 21, 2013

      Pretty sure I linked to Zopomobileshop in the article

  16. grafnet
    June 21, 2013

    I bought C2 mtk6589(deliver to me now). But people say that the biggest problem on zp C2 and 980 it’s a ghost touches when you swiping message. Andi do you have any problem with it?

    • June 21, 2013

      Yes, have been noticing a few now and then

  17. June 21, 2013

    Andi, can you use z-device test to see the real resolution of cameras? It’s the “picture size”. Also what about MHL?

  18. Abir
    June 21, 2013

    @ Andi- I would love to see the Nenamark 2 scores for the new 6589T processor, I think the the GPU frequency upgrade on the Turbo is of much more significance than the processor clock speed upgrade specially for Full HD phones like the C2. Please do test it out.

  19. Lars Nørgaard
    June 21, 2013

    How is the touch sensitivity?
    Seems like some of the touches registers as double touches in the video (zooming)
    My Ainol tablet does the same thing sometimes :/

  20. MAB
    June 21, 2013

    Hey there. This is my first post but I’ve been lurking for 1 month now. 🙂

    I would really like a decent quality build, max 9mm slim, with 6578T and 2GB RAM. I like 1080p but it had to have a very big battery for intensive use (many mails, many many viber (3 hours call day and about 100 sms), many browsing and music and also some games).

    I’m looking for someting like this one but would rather have it with 2GB RAM.
    This looks really nice and I think better (and slimmer) than my other option: Jiayu G4.

    Can you tell me how they stand in quality terms? Is this one better build and gives better feeling than Jiayu G4?

    It seems the rummored Jiayu G5 with bigger battery would be the choice?

    Thanks for this great blog.

    • June 21, 2013

      This is on par with the G4 for build. The C2 seems to fit what you want, there will be a 2GB version soon too, but the battery is 2000mAh. You might want to wait for the G4 Turbo.

      • MAB
        June 21, 2013

        Thanks for the input.
        I’ll wait a bit more for both, your comment on battery life for this c2 and the new G4.

  21. WimVD
    June 21, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    The front-facing camera is only 5MP, with interpolation to 8.0MP.

    I’m waiting for the 2GB 32GB Black version, maybe on the 10th of Juli…

    http://zopomobiles.in/Zopo-Android-Mobiles/ZOPO-ZP980-32-GB-5-Inch-Full-HD-13-MP-Camera-Quadcore-id-180656.html

  22. Plinio
    June 21, 2013

    works with the HDMI cable?

  23. Manos
    June 21, 2013

    Very good Andi!
    Why Zopo doesnt make a 4.7 inch with 3000mha battery!

  24. simmer
    June 21, 2013

    hey andi i’m going to china wt my family next week can u tell me where can i buy this beauty in beijing ? and no black ? does those backlight buttons light on ?

    • June 21, 2013

      I’m not sure there is a Zopo shop in Beijing I’ll have a check though. I didn’t actually notice the buttons will check today

    • June 22, 2013

      i am not sure where u can find in in beijing but apparently i went to hongkong and found it selling in a reputable electronics store called fortress the zp980 version so i am guessing zopo is pretty reputable. u can try electronic stores i guess (the bigger ones). But if u buy from the street or small shops u should keep in mind the price first as china tends to rip people off.Also if u are willing to take the risk u can try buying from taobao the phone and shipping it to your hotel(u must get the timing right)

  25. Aeonia
    June 21, 2013

    pliz when playing games don’t play temple run or such…play a heavy 3d game e.g. ModernCombat 4 has lens flares,lighting and all (perfect for testing)…we all know it can blast temple run anyway…#justsayin

  26. Fred
    June 21, 2013

    Hi Andi,

    I have the original C2, and I must say, I think the build quality is awful :s
    Actually, not the build quality, everything is very detailed and fits well, its more the sturdiness. I feel like I could snap the phone in half with one hand.

    If I hold it like a hamburger 😉 with 2 hands, I can bend the entire phone with very, very little force. Is this also true for the international version?
    (I am coming from an Iphone 4, which is a pretty solid phone).

    Reason I ask, the C2 was in my back pocket, I sat down on a very cushiony soft couch, cracked the screen…

    And how does your Mi2 compare in solidness? (I’m thinking of the upcoming Mi3 for my next phone)

    Thx

    • June 21, 2013

      Just tried what you described on the C2. There is flex there that’s for sure. Xiaomi Mi2 has none.

      • Fred
        June 21, 2013

        Thanks for checking Andi.

        I liked my C2 a lot, they have a very good support team as well, working on the firmware problems. And I really like the sleek look of it.

        But the ghost touches are very annoying (the faster I type, the more often they appear). The battery dropping 20% after a reboot is also a bit strange, but fixable. (maybe you can test that as well).

        But it appears I need something a bit more solid. It’s because of that flex that my screen cracked unfortunately.

        Its still my car mp3 player for now until a replacement screen becomes cheaper 🙂

  27. June 22, 2013

    does it really have gorilla glass 2?

    • tweetycontrabajo
      July 4, 2013

      the white one has it

  28. muaixj4
    June 22, 2013

    What the value of sar in : zopo c3 and zopo c2 platinum? thanks

  29. grandeisern
    June 23, 2013

    Why is it better than the 2gb umi x2 turbo?

  30. Sam
    June 25, 2013

    I’m looking to buy this model. But I live in Australia. Can you suggest a reliable, trustworthy and fast shipping website to buy from. I’ve been looking at geekbuying.com but I am unsure.

    Also does anyone know when the 2g RAM 32gb ROM black version will be released and/or a site to pre-order from.

  31. Ansh
    March 8, 2014

    What exactly is the internal memory? Because I see many of these phone say 16GB ROM but in memory section of this phone shows only 1.5GB. So what is the real internal memory?

    • Stavros G
      March 8, 2014

      1.5GB is the /data partition. Internal memory is totally 15.2GB (or 30GB in newer model)
      You can enlarge the /data partition for your apps with meteos tool