Zopo Speed 7
* 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
* Zopo Speed 7
* Micro USB data / charging cable
* EU power plug
* Welcome card, warranty card, operating instructions
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.
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.
The manufacturer has given the Speed 7 a Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display. According to my research, the PPI number for the 5 inch version 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 a distance in front of the Nexus 5. The brightness of the is really phenomenal. In terms of colors, both smartphones don’t give one another and are comparatively strong and lively. Only the red shade of the Zopo Speed 7 is more orange. The contrast ratio is good and corresponds to that of a conventional IPS display. I would describe the viewing angle stability as very good and far exceeds that of a Nexus 5.
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, as the processor runs at a maximum of 1.3GHz according to CPU-Z. The graphics chipset is a Mali T720. In addition, 3GB RAM are installed. As you can imagine, this hardware is enough to put together a really fast overall system. Multitasking and computationally intensive games are no problem for the Zopo Speed 7. Here are the results of individual benchmarks:
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 set the gesture control in addition to the conventional settings. If you move your hand over your smartphone, for example, you can scroll through the app selection in the best Star Wars style. Or you can wake up by double tapping the display. For example, if I paint a "C" on the switched-off display, the smartphone recognizes this and starts the camera app. You get a really nice gimmick 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.
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 LTE Band 20. So you can use it in the German LTE network without any problems.
With regard to the WLAN, both the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band are supported. The connection strength and range are average.
The Bluetooth connection is also stable and I could not find any problems using a Bluetooth headset.
The GPS fix is done quite quickly. So far, I haven't had any crashes while driving. The signal was always constant and accurate to within a few meters. Thanks to the compass, the Zopo Speed 7 can also be used very well as a "pedestrian navigation".
The smartphone has a standard battery with 2500mAh. The battery lasts one day in everyday use. In the evening I had to recharge the Speed 7. After 3 hours of SOT you have about 50% of the battery left. So you get an SOT of about 4-6 hours.