The Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi525 has, in a way, brought Spice on the map again. The phone, as the title suggests, comes packed with a Full HD display, a territory ventured only by international and Chinese manufacturers until now. On the other hand, the Zopo ZP980 has been making waves thanks to the high value for money is has to offer. Both these phones cost under 20,000 INR and pack some impressive hardware, which includes a powerful quad core GPU, 1GB of RAM and all common connectivity features as well.

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The Pinnacle FHD Mi525 comes from Spice which is almost a household name in the country, whereas Zopo are a relative newcomer in the country, having their origins in China. Which phone should you go for?

Display And Processor

This is the category where the USP of these devices lies – both these devices feature Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display panels, which should appeal in a strong way to gaming heads as well as multimedia lovers. The screen size is also the same on both these devices, at 5 inches which brings the PPI to 441, which is more than commendable. But one thing to be noted is that there might be slight lags in the UI as well as gaming performance, since the Cortex A7 architecture is primarily focused on power efficiency and is not as powerful as the A9 counterpart.

The processor which features this architecture, is the MT6589 from Mediatek which is clocked at 1.2GHz per core, and has 4 cores. The processor is a known performer and coupled with 1GB RAM, it makes for a powerful setup.

Camera And Memory

The Zopo ZP980 reigns over this category thanks to the presence of a 13MP rear unit, compared to the 8MP unit on the Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi525. This is something which might get buyers attracted to brands like Zopo, buyers always like to have something extra on offer, which is the camera in this case. Speaking of the front cameras on these full HD devices, the Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi525 and the ZP980 from Zopo, both feature 2MP units which should suffice for all users who are not too much into self-portraits.

On the memory front, the devices offer decent storage. The Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi525 comes with 8GB of on board ROM, while the Zopo ZP980 comes in different variants, namely 4GB, 16GB and 32GB.

Battery And Features

The Pinnacle Mi525 from Spice features an average sized 2100mAh battery, while the Zopo ZP980 features a 2000mAh which we would almost call low-powered. Given the similarity in specifications, it can be expected that the phones will give about one work day of battery backup, which would vary depending on the usage. But, the full HD screens on these phones suggest that the phones aren’t designed for conservative use, but for average to heavy usage.

One thing to be noted is ZP980’s design, which makes it stand apart from other low-cost phones in the market. The phone comes with a sleek form with a remarkably good looking body.

Key Specs

Model Spice Pinnacle Mi525 Zopo ZP980
Display 5 inch full HD 1080p 5 inch full HD 1080p
Processor 1.2GHz quad core 1.2GHz quad core
RAM, ROM 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM expandable up to 32GB 1GB/2GB RAM, 4GB/16GB/32GB ROM expandable up to 32GB
OS Android v4.2 Android v4.2
Cameras 8MP rear, 2MP front 13MP rear, 2MP front
Battery 2100mAh 2000mAh
Price 16,990 INR 16,500 INR

Conclusion

The Pinnacle FHD Mi525 comes from a well-known Indian brand, whereas Zopo is still in the process of making a name for itself. As far as after sales service and software updates are concerned, you can expect the Zopo to lag behind Spice for quite a few months/years now. It would finally come down to the individual, since not everyone would be comfortable buying from a newcomer Chinese brand. However, the Indian youth is getting more and more experimental with regards to choice of brands, so you cannot write Zopo off in any way.