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Zopo 980 Review – Features, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Zopo 980 is a such affordable device which comes with decent specs and as we posted recently users will get the upgraded Zopo 980 turbo version automatically those who order after 27th June 2013. Now talking about the device, it has 1.2 Ghz processor and the new units will come with 6589T 1.5 Ghz processor and GPU also runs on higher 357Mhz frequency so that device, apart from this the device has 1 Gb of RAM with 13MP back camera with AF.


Zopo 980 MT6589 Quick Specs

Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 or 1.5 Ghz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589T
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 8 MP AF camera
Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 16 Gb with 12 Gb user available or 32 Gb with 26 Gb user available
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Must Read: Zopo 980 1.2 Ghz Vs Zopo 980 1.5 Ghz Version Benchmarks

Box Contents

Handset, 2 Battery each 2500 mAh, USB Travel Charger, USB to micro USB cable, warranty card and User manual.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Zopo 980 feels solid and great in terms of build quality, the front glass display has OGS with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The chrome strip on the edges does give the device a good premium look. It has got tempered edges on the back cover which provide a better grip with matte finish back cover with little texture design which you may not notice until you hold the phone closer to your eyes. The form factor of the phone is good its quite sleek with thickness of at 8.5 mm and it is also not very heavy at 154 grams. It is a dual SIM phone with dual stand by mode, the touch capacitive buttons on the phone are fairly visible on the white version but not so visible on the black version, the led behind the touch buttons in the body is also very light in intensity.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

The display is IPS LCD with pretty good viewing angles and the resolution of the display is FHD with 1920 x 1080 gives you around 440 pixels per inch, you wont see the pixilation on this display in text or in photos. The display also has corning gorilla glass protection layer. You have most of the required sensors like compass and magnetic field, proximity and accelerometer etc sensors. The unit we tested had a 16Gb ROM out of which around 12 Gb was available to the user, you also have the option to install apps on SD card and you can also move apps from phone memory to SD card, but SD card does not come in the package.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI is almost stock android, we did not notice any customizations, you will get the stock android experience on this phone which is much better than customized UI which is sluggish on most of the android phones these days. The GPU on the device is Power VR SGX 544MP which is quote capable playing almost all the casual and graphic intensive games

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3791
  • Antutu Benchmark: 11950
  • Nenamark2:  23.8
  • Multi Touch:  5 point

Camera Performance

The 13 MP camera at back performs quite good in day light and in low light its average. The front camera which is 5MP fixed focus is good for video chat if not the best, below are some photo samples.

Camera Samples


Sound, Video Playback and Navigation

The sound quality from the loud speaker is quite good, the in call sound quality while you are on a phone call is quite crisp and clear. The device can play different formats of the videos at 720p and 1080p.The navigation does work but with the help of assisted GPS with the help of network triangulation.

Zopo 980 Photo Gallery


Zopo 980 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Zopo 980 is a decent android phone which comes at a nice price of Rs. 16500 INR for the 16 Gb version, it comes with a great design and build quality at this price point and hardware specs can defeat most of the costly underpowered popular branded phones, now it your choice to choose this phone, do let us know through comments if you have any questions about this review or the device.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.