Video: Zopo C3 review


The Zopo C3 is the latest quad-core, FHD Android smartphone from phone maker Zopo. Watch our full hands on Zopo C3 review here.

Zopo have really embraced the quad-core, 1080 era, and by our count currently have 3 models to choose from (not including the various memory and RAM options). The latest is the Zopo C3 which on the surface looks very similar to the Zopo C2 and in turn the ZP980, but there are a couple of differences.

zopo c3 review

The first major difference is the body shape and design of the C3. The C2 and ZP980 are both edgy and angular, where as the Zopo C3 has a rounded back which nicely tapered, and comfortable to hold edges and corners.

zopo c3 rounded body

The only other difference from what we can see is the display not being the Gorilla Glass type which the recently updated C2 offers.

This softer, rounder design is accompanied by both white and pink colour options. So what we are looking at here is basically a C2 redesign and targeted at lady Android fans. It’s also worth noting that the C3 is a more sturdy design the the other 1080 Zopo models and does flex as much.

Zopo C3 Specifications

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The Zopo C3 comes with a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 1.5Ghz MT6589T quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13.1 mega-pixel rear and 2000mAh battery. This is actually the same hardware as the C2 Platinum so it comes as no surprise that performance and benchmarks are almost identical.

zopo c3 bencmarks

GPS on the C3 is as good as any other Chinese Mediatek powered phone, meaning that it can be slow to connect at times which can be frustrating.

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Zopo C3 hands on video review

More next week

We’ll post photo an video samples taken with the Zopo C3 early next week. Overall though the C3 is another nice 1080 phone from Zopo, although we do think their current line up is a little confusing and becoming a tad boring.

It would be nice to see a all new design from Zopo for their flagship line-up, or how about some much needed innovation to bring some excitement to the brand?

The Zopo C3, along with all Zopo models is available from zopomobileshop.com who are the official reseller of Zopo phones.

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42 Comments

  1. foggyflute
    July 18, 2013

    Your camera fail to metering or something? Picture look too dark!

  2. Qrious
    July 18, 2013

    Does it support OTG?

  3. alex
    July 19, 2013

    God bless you, Andi, for these reviews ! 🙂

  4. Tim
    July 19, 2013

    Great review as always 🙂

    + A reminder, zopo released a touchscreen firmware update that fixes ghost touches http://forum.zopomobileshop.com/thread-920-1-1.html

  5. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    Your camera fail to metering or something? Picture look too dark!

  6. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    Does it support OTG?

  7. KennyG
    July 19, 2013

    I to wish Zopo would make some changes to their top of the line unit…I think they need a new look. Something that would make us say…wow now thats HOT!

    • July 19, 2013

      I agree. Their phone have always been good but never once have I said ‘wow this is a game changer’. If they don’t do something quick THL could overtake them, I really like the new look, specs and pricing from THL phones.

  8. Dean
    July 19, 2013

    Andy, is that true that many phones (like the C3) has somekind of a light-leak in the edges of the lcd panel? I saw that on your video (you can see that when the phone boots).

    • July 19, 2013

      There is a little but to be honest I didn’t notice it that much until you pointed it out

      • Dean
        July 20, 2013

        Thanks 🙂
        Yeah. it’s not that noticeable..

  9. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    God bless you, Andi, for these reviews ! 🙂

  10. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    Great review as always 🙂

    + A reminder, zopo released a touchscreen firmware update that fixes ghost touches http://forum.zopomobileshop.com/thread-920-1-1.html

  11. Loukas
    July 19, 2013

    Anyone knows any phone/processor that works fast with gps ?

    • July 20, 2013

      Usually phones with Snapdragon processors (and those with GLONASS) seem to have faster connectivity. Mediatek phones have never been great with regards to GPS.

  12. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    I to wish Zopo would make some changes to their top of the line unit…I think they need a new look. Something that would make us say…wow now thats HOT!

    • Guest
      July 20, 2013

      I agree. Their phone have always been good but never once have I said ‘wow this is a game changer’. If they don’t do something quick THL could overtake them, I really like the new look, specs and pricing from THL phones.

  13. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    Andy, is that true that many phones (like the C3) has somekind of a light-leak in the edges of the lcd panel? I saw that on your video (you can see that when the phone boots).

    • Guest
      July 20, 2013

      There is a little but to be honest I didn’t notice it that much until you pointed it out

    • Guest
      July 20, 2013

      Thanks 🙂
      Yeah. it’s not that noticeable..

  14. Guest
    July 19, 2013

    Anyone knows any phone/processor that works fast with gps ?

    • Yash Garg
      July 20, 2013

      Usually phones with Snapdragon processors (and those with GLONASS) seem to have faster connectivity. Mediatek phones have never been great with regards to GPS.

  15. vidhu shekhar
    July 20, 2013

    i need to buy zopo 980 with 2gb ram and 32gb rom …

    please suggest me a trusted online seller …

    • Thomas Johnson
      July 21, 2013

      Yeah, I ordered my from zopomobileshop.com and were quick and made it to the states and to my front door in 5 days or less! I paid with PayPal and had a verified shipping address, but I love the phone and in my opinion better then the galaxy s 3 I had! Camera quality is amazing!!! I purchased the zopo c2 white platinum edition and have no buyers remorse about any of it and recommend to my friends!

  16. Guest
    July 20, 2013

    i need to buy zopo 980 with 2gb ram and 32gb rom …

    please suggest me a trusted online seller …

    • Guest
      July 21, 2013

      Yeah, I ordered my from zopomobileshop.com and were quick and made it to the states and to my front door in 5 days or less! I paid with PayPal and had a verified shipping address, but I love the phone and in my opinion better then the galaxy s 3 I had! Camera quality is amazing!!! I purchased the zopo c2 white platinum edition and have no buyers remorse about any of it and recommend to my friends!

  17. samuel
    July 21, 2013

    Has anybody orders the zoo zp980 2gb/32gb?….pls do a review of the antutu score thanks

  18. Guest
    July 21, 2013

    Has anybody orders the zoo zp980 2gb/32gb?….pls do a review of the antutu score thanks

  19. explorer1
    July 22, 2013

    The specs are great. The phone looked fantastic when it arrived. I bought one of the first European phones from Zopo direct. However:

    – grey plastic surrounding frame scratches too easily. Phone looks 3 years old not 3 months!

    – GPS non existant. never manage to connect

    – Green screen sometimes when camera is turned on

    – When charging with phone switched on, the phone glitches and functions on its own, including making calls, changing date and time etc.

    – battery life could be better. It does not last a full day if used heavily.

    – auto backlight. Not very effective and almost useless.

    Shame about these defects since the phone looks great and has a fantastic screen and operating speed.

  20. July 22, 2013

    Andy thnx for talking also about the GPS

  21. Guest
    July 22, 2013

    The specs are great. The phone looked fantastic when it arrived. I bought one of the first European phones from Zopo direct. However:

    – grey plastic surrounding frame scratches too easily. Phone looks 3 years old not 3 months!

    – GPS non existant. never manage to connect

    – Green screen sometimes when camera is turned on

    – When charging with phone switched on, the phone glitches and functions on its own, including making calls, changing date and time etc.

    – battery life could be better. It does not last a full day if used heavily.

    – auto backlight. Not very effective and almost useless.

    Shame about these defects since the phone looks great and has a fantastic screen and operating speed.

  22. Guest
    July 22, 2013

    Andy thnx for talking also about the GPS

  23. Göran Carl Lennart HEINTZ
    August 7, 2013

    Probably better to buy c2 platinum if I prefer gorillaglass right?

  24. Guest
    August 7, 2013

    Probably better to buy c2 platinum if I prefer gorillaglass right?

  25. leslie
    August 28, 2013

    Yes. Totally agree with the haywire glitches when charging. During charging, the whole screen went crazy with ghost touches. Can’t even write an SMS. This only happens after 1 week of usage.

  26. Guest
    August 28, 2013

    Yes. Totally agree with the haywire glitches when charging. During charging, the whole screen went crazy with ghost touches. Can’t even write an SMS. This only happens after 1 week of usage.

  27. frostmourne
    September 19, 2013

    Zopo has the slowest RAM speed/performance of all mobiles that I own – Samsung, Nokia and HTC but you got to make sacrifice somewhere. To bad you did not do a proper review including RAM speed among other issues.

  28. Guest
    September 20, 2013

    Zopo has the slowest RAM speed/performance of all mobiles that I own – Samsung, Nokia and HTC but you got to make sacrifice somewhere. To bad you did not do a proper review including RAM speed among other issues.

  29. Giulia
    October 21, 2013

    Hello! I’m italian and I’m looking for buying a Zopo device. In your opinion which is better between zopo c3 or zopo c2 (rom 32 gb)? Both have the latest android version jelly bean, same cpu, gpu. Which one is the less fragile?? Thanks

  30. Guest
    October 21, 2013

    Hello! I’m italian and I’m looking for buying a Zopo device. In your opinion which is better between zopo c3 or zopo c2 (rom 32 gb)? Both have the latest android version jelly bean, same cpu, gpu. Which one is the less fragile?? Thanks

  31. Nicole Chen
    December 25, 2013

    Now more and more people like 8gd, high ram and R store. Me too, i have man smartphone can support.

  32. Nicole Chen
    December 25, 2013

    Now more and more people like 8gd, high ram and R store. Me too, i have man smartphone can support.