Video: Zopo ZP990 Captain S, 2GB RAM 32GB ROM unboxing and hands-on!

Another long-term test device has landed at the GizChina office. Unboxing and hands on video of the Zopo ZP990 Captain S, 6-inch 1080 phablet here!

Yesterday evening we received to more packages containing great new Chinese phones to review over the coming weeks. As would luck would have it I opened up the packaging containing Zopo’s latest 1080 phablet first!

zopo zp990 captain s rear
Before we get in to things I would like to say thanks to for sending us this review phone along with all the Zopo phones we have reviewed to date! Thank you very much!

[templatic_contentbox type=”info” title=”Editors note”] This is not the full review of the Zopo ZP990. This is just our first impressions and unboxing of the phablet. A full review will be published with benchmarks, photos, video etc in the coming weeks. [/templatic_contentbox]

Zopo ZP990 Captain S Specifications

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The Zopo ZP990 Captain S is the first 6-inch phablet with a FHD 1080 display from Zopo and it’s the first we have ever had on a long-term test, so I was pretty excited even before opening the box, but even more so when I actually got a look at the model we have been sent.

zopo ZP990 captain s features

We have the top of the range Captain S on review which comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB memory! Combine that with the huge 1920 x 1080 display and 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor and you have got pretty much all the bases covered.

Zopo ZP990 first impressions

zopo zp990 captain s size comparision

After opening the excellent packaging the first thing which grabs you is the sheer size of the ZPP990. My daily driver is a 4.3-inch Xiaomi Mi2, and we test and use 5-inch 1080 phones all the time, but getting this 6-inched in your hand and it really does feel impressively large.

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zopo zp990 captain s rear

Despite the large size it feels very comfortable when held single-handed. This is partially due to the rounded rear case and slightly rubberized finish, but mainly (I believe) due to the narrow bezels which help keep the overall size down even with the large screen.

After testing plenty of Zopo phones over the past few months I was eager to see if the this big phablet shared it’s smaller brother tendency to bend. As you can see in the video there is a bit of flex, but it is much sturdier than the ZP980 and Zopo C2, and with the battery in the body is stiffer still. It seems Zopo have addressed this issue and I don’t think I would worry too much about it with the Captain S.

zopo zp990 captain s one handed

With the phablet being brand new and straight out of the box I haven’t yet really tested performance, but I can tell you that it is just as nippy and responsive as you would expect for a phone with 2GB RAM. The display is much more responsive than the C2 also and I haven’t had any ‘ghost touches’.

zopo zp990 captain s antutu

I was able to install Antutu just after recording the video and run it. A benchmark score of 14,642 isn’t bad at all, but we have seen better.

Zopo ZP990 Captain S unboxing and hand on video

Zopo ZP990 Captain S full review coming soon

That’s all for this brief hand on and unboxing. The new Zopo phablet will be passed around the office over the next week or so while I finish the Neo N003 review, so you can expect the full Zopo ZP990 Captain S review in the coming weeks.

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