Over the weekend we reported on the news that Zopo will enter the 4G LTE race with a low-cost smartphone named the Zopo ZP320. Originally we reported that the price was $269.99, but now have seen it will be less. But is it worth it?
Let’s start with the hardware of the Zopo ZP320. From the ground up this is an entry-level 4G LTE smartphone and as such has quite basic specs. The screen, for example, is a 5-inch 960 x 540 OGS panel, there is just 1GB RAM on board and 8GB internal memory, plus the processor is a quad-core MT6582. The SoC is mated with Mediatek’s MT6290 modem to allow the Zopo ZP320 to connect to GSM, WDMA and LTE networks, but only one SIM.
Camera hardware is average with an 8 mega-pixel unit on the rear and 2 mega-pixel front. But at least the phone has Android 4.4 Kitkat.
In fact the only highlight features here are the support for LTE and Android 4.4 Kitkat! Somehow I’m not sure even at $199.99 this is great value for money.
Over the past few months octacore phones with 13 mega-pixel cameras have had prices slashed, and without much effort you could easily buy something which would out perform the LTE equipped Zopo ZP320 if you can settle for having just 3G. In fact the Bluebo X2 offers an octacore MT6592 processor, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 5-inch 720p HD display and dual SIM support for only $150!
So Zopo if you are reading this, we congratulate you for bring LTE to the Mediatek Chinese market, but a company of your size can surely do better at this price.