Zopo speed 8 Vs ?: The power of 10 Cores

With a better combination of OS and processors, Chinese phone makers are getting into the highly competitive flagship smartphone market with powerful and affordably priced devices. First, it was just OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, but now, the battle is getting bigger with new players offering a lot more than good looks and performance!

As you might have guessed by now, we’re talking about the new entrant at the MWC 2016 Trade Show, and also world’s first smartphone with 10 cores, Zopo Speed 8!

Taking a dig against renowned budget flagships, the latest member of Zopo’s “Speed” family incorporates high-end innards with a design and camera like no other. The phone powers up by the beast chipset, MediaTek Helio X20, and has got everything on offer to take on OnePlus 2 and leading flagships in the sub-25k price category. Here’s what we have on its design, performance and key features!

Design Language and Build Quality

Zopo Speed 8 price in India and design language will draw your attention right away. The device features a seamless profile with matte finish on the back, and gives a firm grip with a sturdy feel of a premium flagship. The glossy silver frame running along its edges also adds a dash of class for those who love meticulously crafted smartphones.

At the back, the device boasts a perfectly placed rear camera and bio-metric sensor with silver accents, adding a lot to the aesthetics. The fingerprint scanner fits right at your index finger, and gives an impeccable user-experience with snappy performance. The weight is neither too light nor too hefty, but thickness can be a small of matter for concern for some users.

A sharp full-HD display

Zopo Speed 8 features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS Symmetrical display, which in our opinion, is a big let down from the company. For a mid-ranged smartphone with top-notch specs, a quad-HD display would have been a great addition, especially when there’s no budget focused flagship with a quad-HD display. The room is there, but no one is using it, not even Zopo!

However, as for performance, the full-HD panel bundled with handset will give you a nice experience of true-to-life images with rich colours and adequate viewing angles. It features 401 pixels per inch, which would be enough for playing games at home or in broad daylight. The punchy colours and inky blacks of Zopo Speed 8’s display are really impressive!

Performance and Hardware under the hood

The biggest USP of Zopo Speed 8 is its prolific hardware under-the-hood. The device incorporates world’s first deca-core processor, MediaTek Helio X20 with 4GB RAM and 32 gigs of inbuilt storage. Yes, that’s 10 cores under the hood, this phone has unmatched power of a true flagship that no other smartphone has on offer till now. Many high-end phones are running Qualcomm’s flagship, Snapdragon 820, but only Zopo Speed 8 incorporates the flagship beast from MediaTek.

So, if you’re gamer or heavy user with immense power requirements, this handset can serve you better than any other player the sub-25k price bracket.

Super-Cool Camera Performance

Along with top-notch innards, Zopo Speed 8 includes a majestic camera-setup with a bunch of new innovative features. The dual-SIM based device incorporates a 21-megapixel rear autofocus shooter with Sony’s flagship IMX230 CMOS image sensor and PDAF technology, which snaps stunning photos with lightening focus speed. It gives crisp and well-detailed images in low-light, and also serves as one of the finest perfect selfie-phones with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera paired with a LED flash. No doubt, photography with Zopo Speed 8 will be a real treat to explore.

The latest from Android

With most smartphones running Android 5.1 Lollipop, Zopo Speed 8 goes a step ahead with the latest iteration of Android. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the box, and packs a strong punch with a slew of Android 6.0 specific features. The key highlights of the latest OS include, Google Now On Tap, Native support for biometric security, app-authorization management, improved security features, and Doze Mode for effective power-saving!

Improved Connectivity Options with a Big battery

Along with all this, it is also worth noting that Zopo Speed 8 features major connectivity options along with the latest USB Type-C standard for reversible plug orientation and instant data transfer. It delivers impeccable transfer speeds from both ends of the cable and also include Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3G HSPA+, and 4G LTE.

Even the battery bundled with Zopo Speed 8 makes a strong impression in the sub 25k price bracket. The device incorporates a humongous 3600 mAh battery with advanced fast charging tech that will get your phone up and running with a just single 20-minute charge. No matter what is your need or usage criteria, this handset will definitely hold sufficient juice for normal usage as well as seamless gaming and multi-tasking!

Pricing In Global Market

Zopo Speed 8 price in India is still not confirmed, but considering its global pricing at 279 USD, we expect the smartphone to show up at a price just around 20-22k in Indian currency. No doubt, with a brilliant design and hardware-software setup, this will be one of the best smartphones in the mid-ranged market or a perfect OnePlus and Lenovo killer!

Final Verdict

It is still too early to give a verdict for this handset, but from where we see, it all looks pretty good and tempting. The India launch of this device will confirm many things, including the inclusion of a microSD card, but as of now, there is no major downside which we see in this uncommonly beautiful smartphone from Zopo Mobile!

In a nutshell, it’s an ideal device for a user who prefers heavy gaming and multi-tasking for long hours. The power of a deca-core processor cannot be underestimated, not even when you’re handling heaviest of the apps or games on your smartphone. You can play around with this beast for as long as you want!