Friday, April 13, 2012

Zopo ZP100 Android QHD DUALSIM Phone Review - MT6575 GPS 540x960




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Zopo ZP100 phone review

Dual sim / dual standby

Display 960x540 pixel resolution (QHD)

MTK6575 CPU @ 1GHz

4GB ROM, 512MB RAM

Notification LED (pretty cool, it blinks when you have a message waiting)

Totally UNLOCKED, quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G / UMTS

Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, AGPS, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic field sensor (for compass), dual cameras (5MP (8MP output) autofocus main camera, 2 LED flash lights and a VGA front camera).

I installed additional launchers like the Launcher Pro and SPB Shell 3D. The Android Market (Google Play Store) needed to be fixed on my phone. Merimobiles told me that they now send out the phones pre-rooted and with the market already fixed.




67 comments:

  1. hello Colonal,
    can you say something about the Zopo ZP100 GPS is working !

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    1. It's working, I'll edit some pictures into my original post :-)

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  2. Hi, I want to know how well does the gps works because I bought this phone and it sucks http://www.worsttech.com/gadgets/samsung-galaxy-i9000-mini-clone-china-1106514.html.

    I would like to know, how long does it take to cold/hot fix?
    And if it's possible please post a video.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I'm not sure how test a cold fix? Should I just wait a couple of days and then turn on the GPS?

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    2. First of all I want to thank you for your fast response. I want to say that I'm not an expert user of android but I think you can test a cold start with this application.

      http://www.androidmarket.es/gps-status

      To clear the cached data you have to press the menu botton -> Manage A-GPS state -> Reset. Then if you want you can use the other application (GPS Test Plus).

      I will very gratefull if you can make a video and maybe compare it with another branded cellphone.

      THANKS.

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    3. I'll check it out. One Video I made already, as you can see :-)

      I'll be adding a couple more camera pictures here as well.

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    4. Yes I watched the video and it's great, I meant a video showing the gps performance. How long does it take to fix?

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    5. That's why I made a second video, showing how long a sat fix takes. Isn't that what you wanted to see?

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    6. Thanks for the hot fix video. If you do one for the cold fix remember to disable the data transfer and the A-GPS.

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    7. I just tested it with the tool you suggested. Data off, A-GPS off, I resetted A-GPS Xtra Data. It took about 3 Minutes to have 4 fixes / 12 in view. The number of fixes went up as time went by. I'm guessing 4 Sats should be enough to navigate?

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  3. I just got my zp100 phone yesterday. Couldn't get the google play to work either. And it is not pre-rooted either. How do I root this phone and get the google play to work. Any help will be great...thanks!!

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    1. Hi :-) I don't know how I can easily explain that? what you need is this:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/ZP100fix.zip

      Basically what you want to do is to flash a new pre-loader and bootimage on the phone.

      Once you have done that, the phone is rootet. After that, you need to copy the

      com.android.vending-3.5.16.apk

      into the system/app folder of your phone, give it the right permission and re-boot the phone.

      Check this out:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/02/m99-google-4s-phone-android-market-fix.html

      Forget the rooting part in that post, just look at the video to give you an idea how to copy the file, using the root explorer.

      I wish you good luck!

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    2. Check this out:

      http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=3318

      You need to sign up on that forum to be able to read this, it's an instruction how to flash the phone to get it rooted.

      Good luck :-)

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    3. HI Morris, could you add me to facebook so I can ask you some questions about the phone, I will be very gratefull.

      My name is Em*iliano Pen*ovi and I'm from rosario.
      http:/ www.face boo k.com/epenovi

      (I put some * for privacy)

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    4. Thanks colonel. Will give it a try. Also, do you know where I could download the driver for zp100? Because apparently zopo website doesn't allow countries outside of China to login and download the driver. Without it, my computer doesn't recognize the phone. It only recognizes it as USB drive.

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    5. Hi :-)

      Drivers for the flashing tool? They are included in the download:


      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/ZP100fix.zip

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  4. I Colonel! I have a question..it is real 4gb ROM?? The other terminal are max 512mb..

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  5. It's possible make a superuser-root in Zopo ZP100 ?

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    1. Yes, it is. I did that to be able to install the Play Store.
      I found the solution there:

      http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=3318

      You need to sign up there to be able to read the thread.

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  6. Hi, do you know what's the difference with this phone? Which one is the real?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qomrwVByUOE

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi, I think it's the same phone, just sold under a different lable. You can see in the video that it even has "Zopo" written on it's battery ;-)

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  7. Do you know, When and where will be the release of android 4.0?

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    1. I don't know. I was told it was supposed to be released yesterday but so far I haven't found anything.

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  8. Hi Colonel,

    The Google Play issue with it not working took a lot of time to fix. I just wanted to say thank you for pointing to a forum where they explain everything in picture.

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    1. Congrats on getting it fixed :-) If you had to do it a second time, I'm sure it can be done quite fast :-)

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  9. Hi colonel, which will u recommend zopo zp100 or lenovo a750. i'm torn between the 2.tnx

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    1. Hi :-) I like the ZP100 or the IHTC One X 4G+ better than the A750. The 540x960 pixel resolution simply looks so much better than a 480x800 resolution.

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  10. If you have to choose one... ZP100 or the IHTC One X 4G+? Thanks.

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    1. That's a tough call, those two phones are so much alike. The ZP100 has a notification LED and dedicated camera button that the One X doesn't have, the One X is slightly cheaper and it comes with a second battery. So, it's probably just a question of taste, the rest is identical.

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  11. Hello Colonel,

    How about the camera of Zopo? Is possible to post a picture taken by the camera? (or maybe 2: day and night)? Thanks a lot!

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    1. He already posted some pictures (look again) and here you have a video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHUlUl_bKR0

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    2. thank you, epenovi.
      Just one more thing: how many time the battery holds?

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    3. Hi :-) I haven't taken any night pictures but you can find 3 pictures in my original post :-)

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  12. Hi, thanks for taking your time to post reviews and to answer questions. Do you know if the zp100 supports wireless-n? The latest specs coming out from some websites claim it now supports wireless-n. I thought it was only up to wireless-g.

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    1. Hi :-) I'm sorry, I have no idea. I don't have hardware here to be able to test this :-(

      Zopo doesn't mention "n", so I doubt it's supported:

      http://www.zopomobile.com/images/upload/Image/08%281%29%281%29.jpg

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  13. i want to buy this cell(zp100) and i want to now about battery life real life,and about zte i960....thank you

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  14. Hello, I would like to know the IMEI first two digits for the Zopo. Is there one IMEI # per SIM ? I heared that chineses IMEI could give problems with dual SIM by some operators in Europe i.e. France. What's about in Germany ? Thanks

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    1. Hi :-) It starts with 86 and the phone only shows one IMEI. So far nobody from Germany / Austria / Switzerland or wherever has complained about having problems in their counries, at least I have never heard of any problems.

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  15. Hey Bud , how about the battery life !!

    Thanks

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  16. Hi Colonel. I've been trying to follow on your german forum about this phone through web translation. I ordered this phone and I am waiting for it to be shipped. I really wanted to know if you have tried any 720p mkv movies on this phone and how you think it performs. Another thing I would like to know is if you have tried a Gps program like IGO and how it works while you are actually driving. Thanks.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I tested a 720p video but it wasn't a mkv file. The GPS seems to be a little weak but I tested it with Copilot and it navigated me home just fine.

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  17. hiiiieee.... is there any news of android 4.0? i see pdf file is updated on thier site but it don't let us download. if you can figure it how to download the post the link. now nothing can be downloaded from zopo site.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I just flashed an ICS FW on the phone, it was SOOOOOOO beta, you couldn't even make phone calls or send SMS ;-)

      I guess we'll have to wait a little longer.

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    2. i thought its released anywys whenever it is released you please upload the ics fw on your blog coz i continually check your blog.

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  18. Hi,
    thanks for your support.
    On my ZP100 I have problems about the poor signal.
    I tested the ZP100 with tre different SIM.
    Have you idea what I can do ?

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  19. Hi Colonel, I just got the zopo zp100 (I'm form Peru by the way) I ordered on internet i it took 15 days to arrive, the phone is great but I have just a couple of problems
    1.- I cannot upgrade the android 2.3.6 to 4
    2.- The google play store it freezes every time.
    any suggestions?
    Regards
    Rodny

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    1. Hi :-)

      Did you see and do this?

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/04/zopo-zp100-rooting-and-market-fix.html

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    2. Hi again, I just did the flashing part on the computer and it went ok, bu when I installed th ES FILE EXPLORER the scrren is diferent than the one i see on the web and I'm no able to Check "Up to Root", "Root Explorer" and "Mount File System". I have the superuser activated,
      I'm really sorry I'm kind of lost here, can you help me somehow
      Regards
      Rodny

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    3. Did you start the ES File explorer, clicked on you phone's menu button, then settings?

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  20. Thanks Colonel, you are the best, I really apreatiate it.
    tomorrow I'll see about the upgrade to ICS,I will bother you for that later.
    Thanks again
    Regards
    Rodny

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  21. Hello,

    I would like to ask users of zopo zp100 about the led lamp work after upgrade to ICS. In my case the led lamp gives very weak light (i check it by flashlight from google play and by taking pictures during the night). Do You have the same situation?

    Regards

    Pit

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  22. Please note that I use stock ICS rom from zopo website (published 10 may 2012). In my opinion the led was so strong on android 2.3.6 that I couldn't look into it when it works. Now is really poor. Please advise.

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  23. Hi Colonel,

    I guess this phone is only dual sim standby not dual sim active.
    Beside ZTE U960 and Samsung Galaxy Ace Duo, do you know other models that have dual sim active with android/3g.

    tq

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  24. Hi,in your opinion wich one is better,this one zopo zp100 or ihtc one x,I mean they are pretty the same as specifications,but what about the quality of materials,components,one the zopo it seems to be made in China,the other in Thaiwan.Thank you.

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    1. Hi :-) I'm pretty sure they are both made in China. It's tough to judge the build quality?!? In my opinion, they are both good, I really can't say that one might be better than the other?

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    2. Also the battery is bigger on ihtc one x.

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    3. I doubt it! Unfortunately you can't believe what's printed on the batteries from China.

      Some user on Chinamobiles bought this battery for replacement:

      http://www.ebay.de/itm/370574529168?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1175wt_998

      It's supposed to be better than the ones that come with the phones.

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  25. Dear All,

    Yesterday I got my zp100 originally with android 4.0.3
    But gps does not work, and I can not charge or swith on the phone anymore after using it for some minutes.

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  26. does zopo zp100 support usb on the go

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  27. can you review the oem zopo zp100.

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  28. Just ordered one from merimobiles thanks to you. after seeing most of your videos they seem legit. thanks a mill

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  29. Hi Colonel, what do think of the zp300 ? Can't make up my mind. . should i buy the zp100 or the zp300

    can you give advise ? tx Ben Bourbon

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  30. Hi
    Can someone please tell me if the FM radio is working? Some people are saying that it's not- even after migration to 4.0.

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  31. Is there a way to set two different ring tones so you know which line is ringing?

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  32. how is the music output of the phone..does the music quality in headphones are good or not please reply

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    1. Hi :-) Actually the sound quality with GOOD(!!!) headphones, is one of the best I've ever heard :-)

      Of course you'll need your own headphones, the ones that come with the phone are sh*t ;-)

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