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Zopo ZP998 MTK6592 Octa Core 5.5 Inch FHD Smartphone Review

Updated on October 20, 2014

Zopo ZP998 Review

The ZOPO ZP998 is the latest of nearly 20 smartphones that the Shenzhen China based Smartphone maker has produced since it's inception in 2012. The ZOPO brand has developed a fairly decent following in China, Europe and India, yet has been slow to catch fan fair here in the US. The herald of it's recent rise to fame was when the company released the ZP200; the first of it's kind, glasses-free 3D MTK6575 smartphone and they have been growing ever since. Affordability, quality craftsmanship and cutting edge technology make this a smartphone brand everyone should consider.

CPU/GPU & The Stuff In-Between

The ZOPO ZP998 is a dual SIM smartphone with one micro SIM card slot and one full SIM slot as well. The device comes installed with the Android 4.2.2 OS, which we have come to expect from most Chinese smartphones at this time. As I have stated before we have found the current kernel version to be very stable and not revealing any glitches that would inhibit it from being a top notch device. The key component to this and many other Chinese smartphones is the MediaTek MTK6592 or MT6592, Cortex A7 octa core, 1.7GHz SoC. Along side this chip set is the Mali-450 MP4 GPU. This device comes standard with 16GB of ROM and 2GB RAM. The Antutu Score is a whopping 28,118.

Gorilla Glass Capacitive Touch Screen

The Zopo ZP998 smartphone has a generous 5.5 inch display, making it pleasurable and easy on the eyes when doing just about anything. Game play, movie playback and simple internet browsing is crisp and clear via the ZP988's 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD (full HD) resolution screen. Zopo has included a Corning II gorilla glass, capacitive touch screen that provides good scratch resistance for those of us that opt not to buy the Original Protective Case S-view Flip Cover Case for Zopo Zp998 Octa Core Smartphone

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Zopo ZP998 Rear
Zopo ZP998 Rear

Dual Cameras and HD Video Recording

The Zopo ZP998 is a dual camera smartphone with a 5.0MP front camera. It does however shoot at 8.0MP via interpolation.

The back camera is 14.0MP camera with flashlight and auto focus. The picture takes fairly good pictures and both front and back cameras support JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF image file formats.

The ZP9998 supports Video recording in FHD 1080P (1920*1080) at 30FPS). While this is nothing outrageous, it is the norm in comparison to your Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy products. Video Playback formats include MPEG-4 1080P @30fps or 3GP @15fps,16Mbps.

Zopo ZP998 Battery Life

Zopo ZP998 Battery

The ZP998 has a 2400mAh Li-Polymer battery that has at least 270 hours standby time. I found that the battery survived for a full hours while incessantly using this phone with numerous power draining apps running simultaneously. I also performed this test while texting as well as making and receiving calls. I was impressed that it made through full days on a single Charge. Just in case though, I always keep a power bank around.

Zopo ZP998 MTK6592 Octa Core 5.5 inch Android 4.2 Gorilla Glass Smartphone [HD]

Zopo ZP998 on XDA Developers

ZP998 Rooting, ROMS, MODS, Drivers and Troubleshooting

As with nearly every phone on the globe the Zopo ZP998 can be found on the XDA Developers site. For those of you not familiar with this site. Here You will find a whole community that shares the same passion as you do with this or your current handset. The ZP998 is no exception and should you decide to purchase this phone you can find all anything that you need to about this smartphone.

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