Update: Zopo ZP980 Video Review, plus get a special GizChina discount!

Update: Zopo ZP980 Video Review, plus get a special GizChina discount!

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Earlier this week we received a very odd phone, a Zopo ZP980 with a 1.5ghz quad-core MT6589 Turbo processor! Keep reading to see our hands on video plus some photo samples!

This week Chinese phone reseller DinoBulk sent us a Zopo ZP980 for us to review. We, and they, were under the impression that this phone was a standard 1.2Ghz MT6589 quad-core unit but it turns out it was not!

After running Antutu we found that the chip inside the review unit was in fact a 1.5Ghz MT6589T processor! The rest of the hardware is the same as the standard ZP980 including 1GB RAM, 5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front, 2000mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

The phone is in fact the same as the white Zopo C2 which we are currently writing up a full review for, but we thought you guy’s would be interested in seeing the Turbo Zopo ZP980 in action.

Watch the Zopo ZP980 Turbo hands on video

Zopo ZP980 camera samples

As we are performing a full review on the Zopo C2 Platinum, which packs the same specifications, we haven’t done the usual full range of camera and video samples for this odd ball phone, however here are a few shots to give you an idea of quality.

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  • samuel

    you’ve scored another one again andy,..keep it up,..thanks 🙂

    • samuel

      Another thing andy,..I think its time to clear the issue about gorilla screen on the zp980,…even zopomobile claims the zp980 does not have gorilla screen,.and i’m yet to see a seller that says it has gorilla screen (maybe i’m wrong)….only the C2 platinum version with 1gb/16gb is claimed to have gorilla screen and it is used to market it heavily,…

      I think we deserve to know (confirm) from the official source (zopomobile ?) if the zp980 really has gorilla screen or not…thanks

      • The last time I looked on the Zopo India site they listed the phone as having Gorilla glass. However the official Zopo store makes no mention of it so I would say not it does not (http://www.zopomobileshop.com/89-zopo-zp980-smartphone.html). The C2 16GB on the other hand does have Gorilla Glass.

        • cos

          According to zopomobileshop, only white Zopo C2 16gb has gorilla glass. Black zopo c2 (4gb and 16gb) and ZP980 (16gb and 32gb) do not have gorilla glass.

          Zopo C2 16gb BLACK:
          “thank you for your kind inquiry. ZOPO company without black Gorilla Screen for black C2 now. and black color is cheaper than white color”

          ZP980 32gb:
          “User Luis 2013-06-28 15:03:07
          finally, the screem is gorrilla glass?

          ZOPO MOBILE RETAIL SHOP 2013-06-29 07:02:16
          hello luis, it’s not gorilla screen yet. good day”

  • Benny

    Wish there was a 2GB RAM version available (least for the C2).. would be a no brainer then.

  • Nickname
    • I always do for a full review. This isn’t a review as the chances of actually buying this phone are very slim. C2 review is coming next week.

      • Nickname

        OK thanks. I’m just interested in MTK6589T scores 🙂
        But I wait more the Faea F1 review 😀 Thanks!

  • Fred

    Thanks for the video Andi.

    And thanks for checking and mentioning the “flex” on both phones. Because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who puts his phone in his back pocket…

    It’s really nice to see that you take into consideration what your readers post!

    Back to my iphone for now, and I’ve been sitting on it every day 😉
    I’m going to wait a few more months before deciding what to buy next. Hopefully some more nice high quality phones will see the light of day by then.

    You have a great site going here!

    • Glad you brought it up 🙂

  • Gismor

    Jiayu seems more robust as you mentioned, at least it doesn’t flex like the Zopo. Andi, how do you compare it to Jiayu G4?

    • I prefer the JiaYu still, but the specs of the Zopo are pretty amazing

      • Airyl

        Andi, are ANY of your recently reviewed phones (Faea F1, Xiaomi Mi2, Xiaomi M2A UMi X2, Zopo ZP980, Zopo C2P) nearly as robust as the G4?

        • Mi2 is for sure, FAEA F1 seems to be on par also but still need some more time with it

          • Airyl

            OK. Thanks again Andi!

  • cos

    Helo Andi,

    It has a metal frame, look at the second picture of the screen:

    Zopomobileshop updated the site with a black C2 16GB and ZP980 32gb 2gb ram (with the price of old zp980 16gb – 350$)

    • No it’s plastic

    • zp980+ is $264.99 in coolicool now.

  • Xesco83

    I’ll never buy a blendable smartphone…. this is crazy!

  • Alen

    Omg. every phone has a flaw. I was thinking this zopo and c2 platinum especially is perfect phone, but now i see this bending. Now i don’t know what to buy.

    • Manos

      What about neo n003?

  • Filipe Soares

    Andi is possible comfirma this link ….


    Zopo Germany and as I live in Portugal buy here without taking risks on Tariffs and EUROS. 🙂
    today when they updated the page with this model “ ZOPO C2 (ZP980 SCORPIO)” and is cheaper in euros than dollars …. 🙂 On the page of zopomobille and is still the model with 32Gb RAM + 2GB ROM …. is it true???

    Every day that passes I get more questions zopo980 vs Zopo c2

    thank you

    Filipe Soares

    • I don’t know about this one, but the Italian Zopo Shop is the real deal

    • WimVD

      I order this one!

  • Jeetu4s

    Hello Andi, thanks for all the info provided. now please guide me which is better phone. ( Faea F1, Xiaomi Mi2, Xiaomi M2A UMi X2, Zopo ZP980, Zopo C2P, Jiayu G4 or may be any better) in terms of built quality, speed,performance. My added preference is with gorrila glass as my usage is rough and tough.

  • Ewan Black

    Can you please let me know what the difference is between the Zopo C2 Platinum, and the Zopo ZP980? – as from what I can see it looks to be the same phone. Thanks 🙂

    • C2 Platinum has Gorilla Glass

  • ZOPO C2 Platinum Support OGS, OTG, OTA, ZOPO ZP980 is not supported.