Zopo seeks a fresh start in India with the launch of Zopo Speed 7, yet another Chinese branded smartphone with towering specs at a very compelling price. At 12,999 INR, it is destined to ruffle some feathers and battle phones like Xiaomi Mi4i and Moto G(3rd Gen) in India. In our initial impressions, we try to estimate whether Zopo will be able to pull it off this time with the Speed 7.

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Key Specs 
ModelZopo Speed 7 ZP951
Display5 Inch, 1080P Full HD
Processor 1.5GHz Octa-Core 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 processor with Mali-T720 GPU
RAM3GB
Internal Storage 16GB, Expandable up to 64GB
Camera13.2MP with LED flash F2.2 5p lens, 1080p video recording/ 5MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Dimensions146.1×70.6 x8.65 mm
Weight155 grams
PriceRs. 12999 INR

Zopo Speed 7 Unboxing, Quick Review, Camera, Features Overview

Zopo Speed 7 Photo Gallery

Physical Overview

Zopo Speed 7 body has matte finish plastic on the rear cover, which gently curves vertically towards top and bottom edges. The chrome finish strip on the sides is again plastic and not metal, but this shouldn’t play against Speed 7, at least not in this price range. The plastic back cover has a textured design and is removable. A chrome ring is also present all around the marginally bulging camera sensor to prevent scratches in day to day use.

our hands on unit had a plastic scratch guard pre-installed, which implies Zopo isn’t using a scratch resistant coating on the touch glass. We weren’t blown away with the display quality, however it isn’t a shoddy display either. Viewing angles, colors and brightness are good if not great.

User Interface

Zopo Speed 7 includes one of those rare few Chinese ROMs which come with an App drawer. The interface is close to stock Lollipop. The settings menu and other native apps make a show of material design. The UI isn’t very heavy and thus didn’t account for any UI lag. Some features which Zopo advertised include double tap to wake and lock screen gestures. The UI seemed pretty stable in our initial time with the device, but we will reserve our verdict till we have spent more time with the device.

Camera Overview

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Speed 7 lists 13.2MP rear camera with wide aperture 5p lens, which sounds great on paper, but in practice the camera performance was a bit underwhelming. The camera failed to focus accurately and swiftly, and was also tormented by shutter lag. The image quality felt average at best. We managed to click some great selfies from the front camera, but didn’t get to test it extensively.

Zopo Speed 7 Camera Samples

Zopo Speed 7 13MP Rear Camera Video Sample Low Light[Video]

Zopo Speed 7 5MP Front Camera Video Sample Low Light Overview[Video]

Competition

Zopo Speed 7 will compete against phones like Moto G 2015, Xolo Black, Xiaomi Mi4i and Asus Zenfone Laser in India. It has the necessary spec sparkles and 3GB RAM, which is more than what anyone else is offering for the same price, which shall help it win some recognition among power users.

Price and Availability

Zopo Speed 7 will be available in Black and White color options and is priced at Rs. 12,999. It will be available exclusively on Snapdeal, starting from the first week of September.

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Common Questions

Here are some answers to common questions, that you might be searching for.

Question – How much Internal Storage is free?

Answer – Out of 16 GB around 10 GB is available at user end.

Question – How much RAM is free on first boot?

Answer – On first boot, 2 GB RAM is free out of 3 GB.

Question – Does Zopo has any service center in India?

Answer – Zopo has tied with Adcom for after sales support. Adcom has over 200 service centers spread across India.

Question – Is USB OTG supported?

Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question – Is the Battery removable

Answer – Yes, the battery is user replaceable.

Question – What size SIM cards are supported?

Answer – Both SIM Card slots accept normal sized SIM cards.

Question – Is 4G LTE supported on both SIM cards?

Answer – Yes, 4G LTE is available on both SIM cards.

Question – Are the capacitive keys backlit

Answer- Speed 7 comes with on screen navigation buttons, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

Conclusion

Compared to the adjacent rivals, Zopo gets several things right with Speed 7, but there is nothing that particularly stands out and give it that much needed extra edge. Having said that, It is still too soon to judge it merits or elaborate its flaws. We will wait till we extensively test it in our full review and check how big a difference 3GB RAM makes to the user experience.

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