With the imminent arrival of the Zopo ZP999, many customers are wondering which is a better buy, the new MT6595 Zopo or the powerful Meizu MX4?
Comparisons are bound to be made between the Zopo ZP999 and the Meizu MX4. They are both the latest flagships from their respective brands, international pricing is very similar, but most importantly they both have the octacore Mediatek MT6595 under the hood.
With only that in mind you might be tempted to go for the slightly cheaper Zopo, which might actually be the better option depending on how you intend to use your phone. Let’s take a closer look at the specs to see what the differences are.
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Zopo ZP999 vs Meizu MX4: Which is the better option?
Both of these phones have their own advantages, but neither device is really a clear winner, so when deciding take in to account how you intend to use your smartphone.
If you are primarily using your phone for more power intensive tasks such as gaming, then the clear winner is the Meizu MX4. It has the faster processor and also has a more powerful GPU. At least that’s the case on paper. The Zopo does have an extra 1GB RAM on board though so if you are planning on using a lot of social apps open, plenty of browser windows, widgets and a launcher, the extra RAM might be better for you.
If you are planning on using your phone for business and pleasure, and also want to load your device up with video, photos, books etc then the Zopo ZP999 come out ahead. Dual SIM support means two phone numbers and there is also that ability to add a micro SD card for more memory.
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Photographers and videographers will want to look at the Meizu. Although the F2.2 aperture doesn’t sound as good as the F2.0 on the Zopo we have found the Meizu to outperform the Xiaomi Mi4 with an F1.8 aperture. It also doesn’t hurt that the Meizu has a 20.7 mega-pixel camera and that the MT6595 processor in the MX4 is capable for 4K video.
Design and construction are also in the Meizu’s favour. The body is made of an aircraft grad alloy, and is more compact and likely lighter than the Zopo. Then again the body of the ZP999 allows you to remove the battery which you might have to do as it has a rather small battery size.
Zopo have told us that the ZP999 will cost only $419 to international customers, where as the Meizu MX4 is $449. However, Meizu have included shipping and customs tax (not useful of Australian customers but good for EU buyers). Chances are Zopo have included shipping, but the additional import tax could bring the cost of the Zopo above the Meizu MX4.
If it was my money I would prefer the larger battery, better camera and alloy build of the Meizu MX4, but then again I don’t need dual SIM support, for those of you who do and don’t mind slower processing power and the lack of 4K video the ZP999 would be the one to go for.
Which would you choose? Zopo ZP999 or Meizu MX4? Let us know your choice and why in the comments below!
(Some) people who have bought the Meizu MX4 from the official store have paid tax unlike what they are saying on their site, so it’s not certain that they don’t have to pay tax. Therefore, in my opinion people should buy the phone from somewhere else, because the 100 dollar+ premium price is not worth it (even if there is two years warrantee)
Forgot to add more info about the buyers, some are from the EU.
I have seen those complaints about taxes, but then others are saying no extra tax. No way to know in advance, I guess. Still, MX4 the clear winner here especially since it appears Zopo has just recycled their 998. Like to see a review of the 999 and then another review one month down the road for both of these.
It really all depends on the customs officials in your country. I have ordered dozens of phones from China and had them sent to both the US and Thailand. In the US I have paid tax once, in Thailand its about every other time.
Yup OnePlus had the same issue to, hopefully Meizu will get it sorted
I bought it from meizumart and all was fine no extra cost. they said that they pay 22% (of 450$) of import taxes. So if your country has higher taxes you pay the difference.
mx4 ftw!.. if they make 4.7-5.0″ 1080p 130gr version i’ll buy 2 of them just because:D
Ihave recieved my mx4 and it size is same as doogee dg310 which is 5′ so it’s not to big with 5.36′ also it’s so light that i think is too light.
I had an iphone 6 in my hand.. Man o man i fell in love with its ergonomics. Not an applefanboi here btw.
I could’ve gone with the ZP999 but they don’t have the network bands I need for proper 3G in my country (assuming LTE works) WCDMA – 900/1900/2100MHz, LTE – 800/1800/2600MHz.
What a shame.
zopo cause of the lte 800 band (need it in NL) and dual sim.. a must these days
Hi andi, what is your highly recommended cheap smartphone right now?
Xiaomi Mi3 is cheap for me….
Define “cheap” for you and what you are looking for in a phone?
I would stay away from Elephones they look nice but the quality is questionable. Doogee phones are pretty good but if your willing to spend just a bit more you can get an excellent phone with mid range specs such as:
ZTE V5 Redbull
UMO C1 Quad Core Killer
Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Almost all of these can be found on various sites from $130-150 and all are very good phones. Personally I would go with the Redmi 1s, you get a Snapdragon processor, HD screen (720), and MIUI is an excellent version of Android.
Only Bluboo X2 have WCDMA:850/2100 MHzso the others not relevant to me
I recomend this one Cube S222 is a perfect 5,5″ super low cost smartphone (107€ in comebuy). In my opinion the dimensions and design is just perfect for this price) and also the specs… a good value for money
Please Andi, I need confirmation. Does the Zopo have saphire glass protection?
I need to know if that info is accurate.
@Gizchina do you know why @meizu has removed the 64Gb version of the #meizumx4 from the international shop ? Thanks #meizu #mt6595
Does this questions need to be asked? Zopo vs Xiao or Meizu or OPO. This is not a comparison this is a massacre.
I have a question about the MT6595 chipset. You can shoot 4K video’s in H265 codec. But can you even upload video’s in that format on Youtube? I have read somewhere earlier that it is not possible. Can anyone perhaps confirm this?
Zopo are a bunch of scammers and I wouldn’t buy anything from them. I won their contest one year ago. They first acted as if they would ship it and then stopped responding. I wrote over 40 emails to them and no progress.
I tried to write Andy and he also didn’t respond.
i suggest to choose Doogee DG900
ZOPO Zp999 presale at pandawill and 16gb price is 299$. ZOPO have sd card slot up to 64gb so this 16gb deal is pretty legit.. Only handicap is 2700mah battery. I need to see some reviews about battery
The Meizu without a doubt. I would rather make calls with a boiled potato the rest of my life than paying for a shitty scam phone like Zopo.
What is the best value for money in the $100-200 range, bt with LTE 2100/2600? Can anybody help me out here?