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Zopo Speed ​​7 test

by 28. September 2015
Smartphones from the Far East are becoming increasingly popular and the market is growing accordingly. One of the many smartphone manufacturers is Zopo Mobile, which has launched the Zopo Speed ​​7 and Speed ​​7 Plus, two smartphones that not only look incredibly good on the data sheet, but are also available at a low price Speed ​​7 received in the "normal" version. The only difference to the Plus version is the display (5 "- 5.5") and the size of the battery (2500mAh - 3000mAh).
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Zopo Mobile

Product

Zopo Speed ​​7

Specifications

* OS: Android 5.1 (Zopo Z-UI)
* Display: 5 inch Full HD display
* SoC: Mediatek MT6753 64bit Octa-Core with 1.3GHz (described with 1.5, but has only 1.3!)
* Camera: front camera 5MP, rear camera 13.2MP (OmniVision image sensor!)
* Battery: 2500mAh Li-Po
* RAM and ROM: 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM
* Net: 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600MHz)
* Other: Dual SIM, GPS / GLONASS, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, E-Compass

What's in the box

* Zopo Speed ​​7
* Micro USB data / charging cable
* EU power plug
* headset
* Welcome card, warranty card, operating instructions

Review of the Zopo Speed ​​7 smartphone

First impression of the Zopo Speed ​​7

The Zopo Speed ​​7 comes in a smartphone-typical, minimalist cardboard box therefore, in which all the accessories are located. Unpacked on the smartphone was the usual protective film, but when I removed this, I had great pleasure to find that a custom-fit screen protector was already pasted. Thus, you save the hunt for a matching slide and the annoying sticking.

Zopo Speed ​​7 in unboxing | Hands-On | Test / review

Except for the front, the case of the Zopo Speed ​​7 is completely made of plastic, but still leaves a high-quality impression. The back is removable and is similar to the back of a Galaxy smartphone. If you hold the back in the light, it shines slightly pearly.

If the back is removed, you can insert the separately packaged battery here, fill the two SIM card slots or insert a micro SD card into the SD card slot.

On the right side of the case are the volume rocker and the power button, in the top left we have the headphone input and bottom right the Micro USB socket.

Overall, I would call the processing as good. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the bigger Bezel. On the pictures it looks really very narrow, but if you turn on the display you can see that it is a bit bigger.

Display

The manufacturer has given the Speed ​​7 a Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display. According to my research, the PPI number for the 5 inch variant is 400. So that I could compare the display, I held a Nexus 5 next to it, turned the brightness to the highest level and started a display tester app.

At the highest brightness level, the Zopo Speed ​​7 can sit well ahead of the Nexus 5. The brightness of this is really phenomenal. With regard to the colors, both smartphones give nothing and are comparably strong and lively. Only the shade of red is the Zopo Speed ​​7 rather orange. The contrast ratio is good and corresponds to that of a conventional IPS display. I would say that the viewing angle stability is very good and far exceeds that of a Nexus 5.

Zopo Speed ​​7 test display

Performance

The Zopo Speed ​​7 uses a Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor with 1.3GHz. Why the manufacturer advertises here with 1.5GHz is a mystery to me, since the processor according to CPU-Z with a maximum of 1.3GHz runs. The graphics chipset is a Mali T720. In addition, 3GB RAM are installed. As you can imagine, this hardware is enough to make a right fast overall system. Multitasking and computationally intensive games are no problem for the Zopo Speed ​​7. Here are the results of individual benchmarks:

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Like many manufacturers, Zopo also uses a custom UI, the Zopo Z-UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Here you should not be scared. The Z-UI is very strongly based on the Android stick. Only the icons have been adjusted slightly, additional third-party apps have been installed and the settings menu offers a few additional functions.

Otherwise you get here really a (almost) Stock Android. The third-party apps are not unknown. Here we would have social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Skype, but also system tools like a cleaner app or the custom launcher APUS. The third-party apps can all be easily uninstalled via the app menu.

In the system settings you can adjust the gesture control in addition to the conventional settings. For example, if you move your hand over the smartphone, you can scroll through the app selection in the best Star Wars manner. Or you can wake it up by double-tapping the display. For example, if I paint a "C" on the off-screen display, the smartphone recognizes it and launches the camera app. You get a really nice bauble here.

Also, a so-called HotKnot function is firmly anchored in the Z-UI, which allows a mobile data exchange by touching two devices.

The Zopo Z-UI can be updated by OTA updates, which are sent directly to the smartphone.

camera

The Zopo Speed ​​7 has a 13.2MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera installed. The rear camera uses an OmniVision image sensor. Which this is, I could not find out even after efforts of Google.

Although the Speed ​​7 camera app is a custom app, it offers the features of the Stock Android camera app as much as possible. Additional feature is the "Victory sign function". If you show a victory sign in the camera, an image is triggered.

In daylight, the pictures of the rear camera are quite tidy and useful. If it gets a little darker, however, a clear picture noise is noticeable. To shoot useful pictures in low light conditions and without flash seems almost impossible, which is also noticeable on the preview image on the screen, which is very jerky and already reflects the picture noise.

The trip time on the Zopo Speed ​​7 also lasts for an above-average length of time. The LED flash on the back does what it should, but could be a bit stronger.

The front camera is average. Again, one should expect no miracles. For video calls or quick selfies, it is sufficient.

The camera gets from me a "good" with deductions.

Here are pictures, which I shot outside in good light conditions.

Telephony, WLAN, Bluetooth

The reception is good with the Zopo Speed ​​7. I have not been able to detect any burglaries in the network quality so far. The voice quality is also neat in both directions.

It should also be mentioned that the device is compatible with the LTE Band 20. Accordingly, one can use it easily in the German LTE network.

Regarding the WLAN, both the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band are supported. The connection strength and range correspond to the average.

The Bluetooth connection is also stable and I could not find any problems using a Bluetooth headset.

GPS Compass

The GPS fix is ​​quite fast. I did not have crashes while driving. The signal was always constant and accurate to a few meters. Thanks to the compass, the Zopo Speed ​​7 can also be used very well as "pedestrian navigation".

Accumulator

With 2500mAh, the smartphone has a standard battery installed. In everyday use, the battery lasts one day. In the evening I had to recharge the Speed ​​7. After 3 hours SOT you still have about 50% of the battery left. So you get on a SOT of about 4-6 hours.

Final Words

rating
Positive

Good display
Nice workmanship
GPS with e-compass
Good performance
Good camera
Constant updates via OTA

Negative

Battery life could be better

First impression
9.0
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application
9.0
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Design
8.5
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Display
9.0
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Performance
8.5
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User Interface
8.0
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camera
8.5
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connectivity
8.5
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GPS & sensors
8.0
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Audio
8.0
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Accumulator
7.0
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Summary

With the Zopo Speed ​​7 you get a really good middle-class smartphone, which comes along in a saddle-solid overall system. Thanks to its good workmanship and high-quality hardware, the Speed ​​7 sets itself apart from many competitors, but still moves in the lower price segment.

8.4
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