Zopo may have lost it’s mojo recently, but they are still playing the game with the launch of the new 64bit Zopo ZP720 Focus. Here are the first real photos of the new mid-range phone.
After being thoroughly underwhelmed by the release of the flagship Zopo Zp920 (despite the Technicolor rear panel and OIS), the mid range Zopo ZP720 Focus actually looks like it could have been a promising device.
In these photos we get to see what the renders and specifications promised, a compact phone with alloy body and smooth edges. It’s unfortunate that we don’t get to see the details around the IR blaster, but at least we know one is there.
From a design and build point of view the Zopo ZP720 Focus is a huge step for Zopo, but whatever lead they may have gained with the build, they have quickly thrown away by demanding a high price, and offering just 1GB RAM!
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If you feel you can deal with just 1GB RAM from day to day and are happy to fork out $230 for the Zopo ZP720 Focus and the accompanying “Zopotax”, then you can look forward to a quad-core 64bit processor, LTE, 5.3-inch display and 13 mega-pixel camera.
Had Zopo released this phone at $199 with 2GB RAM then I am sure we would be writing a very different article.
What were they thinking ?
Why is Zopo always much expensive than other phones from the same range or spec. ?
Because they make phones from garbage, and you have to make more effort to make it work that way.
The Zopo prices don’t seem too high if you buy in Europe and want to buy from the manufacturer. But am looking for the right phone to replace my Cuppy which was a bargain. But want a slightly more upmarket phone next time.
The cuppy was/is still a pretty nice device, one of the few also properly updated to kitkat (they also added the tap to wake function with the update, very cool), but this thing is overpriced for sure, look at the jiayu S3 or at the upcoming elephone p7000 if you plan to replace it soon, otherwise other mt6752 devices will be announced in very short time.
The Cuppy was fantastic for the price. Performance was good, design was nice and it was comfortable to use. This one is just overpriced to me. Maybe in Europe it’s cheaper since there’s not exactly much competition.
What are they on? No seriously do they make the phones for us or their own amusement? Polaroid blatantly copying someone else’s design, what did they think would happen? A pat on the back. I don’t get it. SMH and KMT at the same time.
Zopo is one of those companies you can’t expect stability of.
I loved the ZP990+ (which I still own), but after almost a whole year promising KitKat, they never got around releasing it. So no upgrades, lots of promises, and no response at all from the company. Talking about a $350 phone, once called their flagship.
This is just the kind of stuff that gets people far far and away from a company’s products. And now 1GB RAM for a $230 phone. They’re digging their own grave.
I have the same phone ..990+…and am in the same situation as you. Only worse, cause i bought a total of 8 phones for friends and family…a big mistake i know…..am regretting the decision now. Atleast now i know never to trust zopo again with any of my hard earned cash!!!. I hope everyone now realizes that this a company to stay far far away from….no customer support….crappy hardware (the GPS on all of my zopos never worked properly..whereas it works perfectly fine on a locally made lesser specced device from pakistan…mtk6582 chipset…so i know its not a mediatek issue).
I had GPS issues, and problems with cammera flash on my zp980+. . .zopo was such a disappointment for me.
Lol, “Zopotax”. This phone is pretty overpriced compared to other devices like the JiaYu S3 and Elephone P7000, and both look more exciting than this.
i actually like zopo design and specs but HATE their pricing model…
Yeah, I like the ZOPO designs as well but they price their phones too hight while not using hardware most other phones have (or better). This one is a ‘great’ example.
I have the Elephone P2000 and it’s the worst Chinese phone I ever had. The battery lasts no more than two hours, so it’s even useless as an Ebook reader. I already updated the firmware and changed battery and it didn’t help.
The 3G function often doesn’t work and the cell phone randomly loses its connection for a minute or two which means that I become unavailable for receiving calls.
The Bluetooth function is completely broken and again keeps losing connection with the device.
I will surely never buy anything from Elephone again.
Really? Damn. So far I’ve used the Elephone G4 and G6, both have been really good to me.
What do you think of its camera?
I think the 920 actually is a nice phone, sure the price could be lower and the battery is a bit small, otherwise good quality.
I personally never cared much for software updates since I almost always throw in a custom rom after a while.