Zopo C2 review

Chinese devices are increasingly beckoning us with their affordable price and the characteristics of the device that you get for this money. More and more users are looking at "purebred Chinese", some with curiosity and interest, and some with a clear intention to buy. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the network on such devices, as a rule, these are fragmentary information or reviews from enthusiastic owners. Many commentators like to write under the reviews of this or that smartphone: “Yes, who needs it, I can order X from China at half the price.” In general, this market segment cannot be ignored, so we try to talk about the most interesting devices from the Middle Kingdom as much as possible.

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Protective film
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

"Faceless" is the best term for C2, especially when viewed from the front.

Most of the front side is occupied by a five-inch screen, above it you can see the front camera peephole, proximity and light sensors, as well as a speaker mesh and a light indicator.

Under the screen are touch buttons "Back", "Home" and "Menu". A long press on the Home key brings up the most recently opened apps, while holding down the Back button opens Google Now. The backlighting of the buttons is almost completely absent, it is almost impossible to distinguish them on a sunny day, and even indoors, you have to press by touch.

The back of the device is made of smooth matte plastic, pleasant to the touch. However, due to its smoothness, the smartphone slips a little in the palm of your hand. During use, I had several situations where it almost fell out of my hands.

The bezel of the device is made of matte silver plastic, stylized as metal https://cars45.com/listing/jeep/wrangler.

On the right side you can see the power button, and on the left - the volume rocker. The power button protrudes slightly, because of this it is not very convenient to press it. There are no complaints about the quality of the volume rocker.

The microUSB connector is located on the bottom, and the 3.5 mm connector is on the top.

Slots for two SIM cards and a slot for a memory card are hidden under the cover. It is noteworthy that one slot is made for a standard card, and the second for microSIM. Both SIM cards support 3G.

Surprisingly, there are no complaints about the assembly of the device, with the exception of the tight power button. Although we have a “pure Chinese” before us, it is assembled quite worthy.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Zopo C2 is a typical representative of five-inch smartphones. Its dimensions and rounded edges reminded me most of all of Padfone Infinity.

  • Zopo C2 - 143.3 x 70 x 8.5mm, weight 154 grams
  • Asus Padfone Infinity - 143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3

Five inches is no longer the size where you can safely use a smartphone with one hand. Yes, it fits in your hand without any problems, but getting to the top of the screen becomes problematic, and working with one hand is fraught with an accidental fall.

Screen

The smartphone uses a five-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen is covered with protective glass, there is no oleophobic coating. A film is glued on the display, on which the finger slides very smoothly, I strongly do not recommend removing it (however, one more is included in the kit).

Initially, I assumed that the C2 had a regular IPS matrix installed, but after studying this issue better, I found detailed information on w3bsit3-dns.com:

  • Manufactured by JDI (Japan Display Inc.) a joint venture between Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba.
  • Contrast 1000:1
  • Brightness 500cd/m2
  • Dimensions 64.3 x 118.8 x 1.4mm
  • Viewing angles > 160 degrees
  • Diagonal and resolution 12.6 cm=5.0-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels)
  • Pixel density (resolution) 443ppi

Company press release and some data are subject to change without notice.

By the way, there have been disputes about IPS and LTPS. Both of these technologies are present in this display.

JDI is developing LCD modules to meet these growing requirements, based on its advanced core technologies, such as low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) for high resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) for wide viewing angle performance, and thinner backlight design for compact size, among others.

Now about my personal impressions: I was mentally prepared for the fact that, despite the FullHD resolution, the screen in C2 would be very mediocre, like in tablets with Retina displays that do not have very high brightness.

However, the smartphone pleasantly surprised me: it has an excellent margin of brightness, the minimum threshold is optimal for reading in the dark, the maximum brightness is great for bright sunny weather.

Even in direct sunlight, the image remains distinguishable, according to this parameter C2 is at the level of modern flagships. In addition, the device does not have an air gap between the display and the protective glass, thanks to which the image seems to float on you. This technology is used in Meizu MX2.

In the process of using it, I installed the Swype keyboard on my smartphone and noticed the following drawback: from time to time the line arbitrarily went to the side, as if there were “phantom” clicks. On w3bsit3-dns.com, this problem is known, users wrote that some kind of bugfix needs to be installed to solve it.

Operating system

The smartphone is based on Android 4.2.1 OS with minimal additions from the manufacturer.

For example, the notification shade has changed slightly and the icons in the settings have been changed. A simple file manager is also already preinstalled.

Performance

The smartphone has a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, about 1.5 GB is available to the user, memory cards up to 64 GB inclusive are supported.

The MT6589 has already performed well in many other devices, and the C2 is no exception. As for everyday tasks (web surfing, mail, twitter), the device copes with them with a bang. There were some slowdowns with scrolling through the desktops, but third-party launchers (for example, Nova Launcher) do not have them.

With games, again, the situation is twofold: on the one hand, the device perfectly supports most games, and on the other hand, the amount of internal memory allows you to download the cache for a maximum of one of the "heavy" games. By the way, I tried to run the recently released Riptide GP2 on my smartphone and regretfully have to admit that the device does not “pull” it at maximum settings.

Offline work

The smartphone has a removable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.

While watching HD video at maximum brightness (Airplane mode enabled), the device lasted 4 hours.

Reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode on) drained the smartphone in 9 hours and 15 minutes.

In everyday use (auto-sync turned on, web surfing, twitter, email, some video, total screen activity - 2 hours), you can count on one day of work.

The indicators are ordinary, and there is nothing outstanding about them.

Video and reading

The diagonal of the device allows you to comfortably watch movies and videos from it. MP4, MKV and AVI containers and the following codecs are supported: H.264, Xvid, DivX, VC1, as well as audio codecs: MP3, FLAC, AC3, DTS (not in all video files). In public transport, 80-90% brightness is enough for comfortable viewing.

There are no problems with reading either. The screen resolution allows you to read even small text without problems.

Camera

The smartphone has a 13 (!) MP main camera and a 2 MP front camera.

Pictures from the main camera are good, but the shooting speed is very slow compared to modern or even last year's flagships.

< img src="https://mobile-review .com/review/image/zopo/c2/photo/low/add4.jpg"/>

The front camera supports Skype video calls, the image quality is on par with other smartphones.

Working with two SIM cards

Since the MediaTek chipset is installed here, the interface for working with two SIM cards has not changed much, but I will tell you about it again.

After installing the cards, the device prompts you to choose which card will be used for calls, Internet and SMS, as well as set the cell color for each card.

In addition, while dialing or SMS, you can always lower the notification shade and quickly change the card from which you will call or send a message.

The same applies to mobile Internet, if you want to change the card, then you just need to lower the curtain, click on the "Data transfer" switch and select the operator. It is noteworthy (this is typical of all models on the new MTK) that now 3G is supported in both SIM cards.

In messages and the dialer, all calls and correspondence have small tabs that indicate the card to/from which the call was made or SMS was sent/received.

During a phone call, the second SIM card becomes inaccessible, since there is only one radio module in the device.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) - it seemed to me that the Wi-Fi reception range of the C2 is slightly worse than that of the same Galaxy S3, otherwise there are no complaints about the module . The device supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Router technologies.

Mobile network - the phone works in 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz) cellular networks.

Bluetooth 4.0 - all popular profiles are supported, including A2DP.

GPS - location is not working well, you can wait about two minutes before the device acquires a satellite signal.

Zopo zp980+ Upgraded. An improved version of the reviewed model. Main advantages: 32 GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM and an updated MT6589T chipset. The model costs 2,000 rubles more.

Personally, I would recommend paying attention to the zp980+ Upgraded, an overpayment of a couple of thousand rubles for the additional amount of memory looks justified.

The author expresses his gratitude to the Eplanshet store for providing the Zopo C2 smartphone for testing.

Zopo C2 review

Chinese devices are increasingly beckoning us with their affordable price and the characteristics of the device that you get for this money. More and more users are looking at "purebred Chinese", some with curiosity and interest, and some with a clear intention to buy. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the network on such devices, as a rule, these are fragmentary information or reviews from enthusiastic owners. Many commentators like to write under the reviews of this or that smartphone: “Yes, who needs it, I can order X from China at half the price.” In general, this market segment cannot be ignored, so we try to talk about the most interesting devices from the Middle Kingdom as much as possible.

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Protective film
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

"Faceless" is the best term for C2, especially when viewed from the front.

Most of the front side is occupied by a five-inch screen, above it you can see the front camera peephole, proximity and light sensors, as well as a speaker mesh and a light indicator.

Under the screen are touch buttons "Back", "Home" and "Menu". A long press on the Home key brings up the most recently opened apps, while holding down the Back button opens Google Now. The backlighting of the buttons is almost completely absent, it is almost impossible to distinguish them on a sunny day, and even indoors, you have to press by touch.

The back of the device is made of smooth matte plastic, pleasant to the touch. However, due to its smoothness, the smartphone slips a little in the palm of your hand. During use, I had several situations where it almost fell out of my hands.

The bezel of the device is made of matte silver plastic, stylized as metal https://cars45.com/listing/jeep/wrangler.

On the right side you can see the power button, and on the left - the volume rocker. The power button protrudes slightly, because of this it is not very convenient to press it. There are no complaints about the quality of the volume rocker.

The microUSB connector is located on the bottom, and the 3.5 mm connector is on the top.

Slots for two SIM cards and a slot for a memory card are hidden under the cover. It is noteworthy that one slot is made for a standard card, and the second for microSIM. Both SIM cards support 3G.

Surprisingly, there are no complaints about the assembly of the device, with the exception of the tight power button. Although we have a “pure Chinese” before us, it is assembled quite worthy.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Zopo C2 is a typical representative of five-inch smartphones. Its dimensions and rounded edges reminded me the most of Padfone Infinity.

  • Zopo C2 - 143.3 x 70 x 8.5mm, weight 154 grams
  • Asus Padfone Infinity - 143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3

Five inches is no longer the size where you can safely use a smartphone with one hand. Yes, it fits in your hand without any problems, but getting to the top of the screen becomes problematic, and working with one hand is fraught with an accidental fall.

Screen

The smartphone uses a five-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen is covered with protective glass, there is no oleophobic coating. A film is glued on the display, on which the finger slides very smoothly, I strongly do not recommend removing it (however, one more is included in the kit).

Initially, I assumed that the C2 had a regular IPS matrix installed, but after studying this issue better, I found detailed information on w3bsit3-dns.com:

  • Manufactured by JDI (Japan Display Inc.) a joint venture between Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba.
  • Contrast 1000:1
  • Brightness 500cd/m2
  • Dimensions 64.3 x 118.8 x 1.4mm
  • Viewing angles > 160 degrees
  • Diagonal and resolution 12.6 cm=5.0-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels)
  • Pixel density (resolution) 443ppi

Company press release and some data are subject to change without notice.

By the way, there have been disputes about IPS and LTPS. Both of these technologies are present in this display.

JDI is developing LCD modules to meet these growing requirements, based on its advanced core technologies, such as low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) for high resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) for wide viewing angle performance, and thinner backlight design for compact size, among others.

Now about my personal impressions: I was mentally prepared for the fact that, despite the FullHD resolution, the screen in C2 would be very mediocre, like in tablets with Retina displays that do not have very high brightness.

However, the smartphone pleasantly surprised me: it has an excellent margin of brightness, the minimum threshold is optimal for reading in the dark, the maximum brightness is great for bright sunny weather.

Even in direct sunlight, the image remains distinguishable, according to this parameter C2 is at the level of modern flagships. In addition, the device does not have an air gap between the display and the protective glass, thanks to which the image seems to float on you. This technology is used in Meizu MX2.

In the process of using it, I installed the Swype keyboard on my smartphone and noticed the following drawback: from time to time the line arbitrarily went to the side, as if there were “phantom” clicks. On w3bsit3-dns.com, this problem is known, users wrote that some kind of bugfix needs to be installed to solve it.

Operating system

The smartphone is based on Android 4.2.1 OS with minimal additions from the manufacturer.

For example, the notification shade has changed slightly and the icons in the settings have been changed. A simple file manager is also already preinstalled.

Performance

The smartphone has a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, about 1.5 GB is available to the user, memory cards up to 64 GB inclusive are supported.

The MT6589 has already performed well in many other devices, and the C2 is no exception. As for everyday tasks (web surfing, mail, twitter), the device copes with them with a bang. There were some slowdowns with scrolling through the desktops, but third-party launchers (for example, Nova Launcher) do not have them.

With games, again, the situation is twofold: on the one hand, the device perfectly supports most games, and on the other hand, the amount of internal memory allows you to download the cache for a maximum of one of the "heavy" games. By the way, I tried to run the recently released Riptide GP2 on my smartphone and regretfully have to admit that the device does not “pull” it at maximum settings.

Offline work

The smartphone has a removable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.

While watching HD video at maximum brightness (Airplane mode enabled), the device lasted 4 hours.

Reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode on) drained the smartphone in 9 hours and 15 minutes.

In everyday use (auto-sync turned on, web surfing, twitter, email, some video, total screen activity - 2 hours), you can count on one day of work.

The indicators are ordinary, and there is nothing outstanding about them.

Video and reading

The diagonal of the device allows you to comfortably watch movies and videos from it. MP4, MKV and AVI containers and the following codecs are supported: H.264, Xvid, DivX, VC1, as well as audio codecs: MP3, FLAC, AC3, DTS (not in all video files). In public transport, 80-90% brightness is enough for comfortable viewing.

There are no problems with reading either. The screen resolution allows you to read even small text without problems.

Camera

The smartphone has a 13 (!) MP main camera and a 2 MP front camera.

Pictures from the main camera are good, but the shooting speed is very slow compared to modern or even last year's flagships.

< img src="https://mobile-review .com/review/image/zopo/c2/photo/low/add4.jpg"/>

The front camera supports Skype video calls, the image quality is on par with other smartphones.

Working with two SIM cards

Since the MediaTek chipset is installed here, the interface for working with two SIM cards has not changed much, but I will tell you about it again.

After installing the cards, the device prompts you to choose which card will be used for calls, Internet and SMS, as well as set the cell color for each card.

In addition, while dialing or SMS, you can always lower the notification shade and quickly change the card from which you will call or send a message.

The same applies to mobile Internet, if you want to change the card, then you just need to lower the curtain, click on the "Data transfer" switch and select the operator. It is noteworthy (this is typical of all models on the new MTK) that now 3G is supported in both SIM cards.

In messages and the dialer, all calls and correspondence have small tabs that indicate the card to/from which the call was made or SMS was sent/received.

During a phone call, the second SIM card becomes inaccessible, since there is only one radio module in the device.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) - it seemed to me that the Wi-Fi reception range of the C2 is slightly worse than that of the same Galaxy S3, otherwise there are no complaints about the module . The device supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Router technologies.

Mobile network - the phone works in 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz) cellular networks.

Bluetooth 4.0 - all popular profiles are supported, including A2DP.

GPS - location is not working well, you can wait about two minutes before the device acquires a satellite signal.

Conclusion

There are no complaints about the quality of speech transmission, you and your interlocutor can hear each other perfectly.

The cost of Zopo C2 is 10 thousand rubles with us and about 250 dollars with delivery from China. The main advantage of C2 is a high-quality screen with a high resolution. Also, to its positive aspects, I would add one of the latest versions of Android, a good build and a powerful processor. Disadvantages of the device: a small amount of RAM and main memory, mediocre GPS performance (apparently, this is the fault of the chipset) and periodic “phantom” clicks.

For comparable money, none of the B-brands, and even more so the A-brands, offer similar characteristics (first of all, we are talking about the screen), so you can only compare the C2 with its "colleagues" from China.

iNew 4000. A complete clone in terms of characteristics, but with a large amount of internal memory.

iOcean X7. Another TTX clone, but on the updated MT6589T chipset. W3bsit3-dns.com notes that, unlike the Zopo C2, iOcean X7 has an air gap between the screen and the glass.

Zopo zp980+ Upgraded. An improved version of the reviewed model. Main advantages: 32 GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM and an updated MT6589T chipset. The model costs 2,000 rubles more.

Personally, I would recommend paying attention to the zp980+ Upgraded, an overpayment of a couple of thousand rubles for the additional amount of memory looks justified.

The author expresses his gratitude to the Eplanshet store for providing the Zopo C2 smartphone for testing.

Zopo C2 review

Chinese devices are increasingly beckoning us with their affordable price and the characteristics of the device that you get for this money. More and more users are looking at "purebred Chinese", some with curiosity and interest, and some with a clear intention to buy. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the network on such devices, as a rule, these are fragmentary information or reviews from enthusiastic owners. Many commentators like to write under the reviews of this or that smartphone: “Yes, who needs it, I can order X from China at half the price.” In general, this market segment cannot be ignored, so we try to talk about the most interesting devices from the Middle Kingdom as much as possible.

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Protective film
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

"Faceless" is the best term for C2, especially when viewed from the front.

Most of the front side is occupied by a five-inch screen, above it you can see the front camera peephole, proximity and light sensors, as well as a speaker mesh and a light indicator.

Under the screen are touch buttons "Back", "Home" and "Menu". A long press on the home key brings up the most recently opened apps, while holding the back button opens Google Now. The backlighting of the buttons is almost completely absent, it is almost impossible to distinguish them on a sunny day, and even indoors, you have to press by touch.

The back of the device is made of smooth matte plastic, pleasant to the touch. However, due to its smoothness, the smartphone slips a little in the palm of your hand. During use, I had several situations where it almost fell out of my hands.

The bezel of the device is made of matte silver plastic, stylized as metal https://cars45.com/listing/jeep/wrangler.

On the right side you can see the power button, and on the left - the volume rocker. The power button protrudes slightly, because of this it is not very convenient to press it. There are no complaints about the quality of the volume rocker.

The microUSB connector is located on the bottom, and the 3.5 mm connector is on the top.

Slots for two SIM cards and a slot for a memory card are hidden under the cover. It is noteworthy that one slot is made for a standard card, and the second for microSIM. Both SIM cards support 3G.

Surprisingly, there are no complaints about the assembly of the device, with the exception of the tight power button. Although we have a “pure Chinese” before us, it is assembled quite worthy.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Zopo C2 is a typical representative of five-inch smartphones. Its dimensions and rounded edges reminded me most of all of Padfone Infinity.

  • Zopo C2 - 143.3 x 70 x 8.5mm, weight 154 grams
  • Asus Padfone Infinity - 143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3

Five inches is no longer the size where you can safely use a smartphone with one hand. Yes, it fits in your hand without any problems, but getting to the top of the screen becomes problematic, and working with one hand is fraught with an accidental fall.

Screen

The smartphone uses a five-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen is covered with protective glass, there is no oleophobic coating. A film is glued on the display, on which the finger slides very smoothly, I strongly do not recommend removing it (however, one more is included in the kit).

Initially, I assumed that the C2 had a regular IPS matrix installed, but after studying this issue better, I found detailed information on w3bsit3-dns.com:

  • Manufactured by JDI (Japan Display Inc.) a joint venture between Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba.
  • Contrast 1000:1
  • Brightness 500cd/m2
  • Dimensions 64.3 x 118.8 x 1.4mm
  • Viewing angles > 160 degrees
  • Diagonal and resolution 12.6 cm=5.0-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels)
  • Pixel density (resolution) 443ppi

Company press release and some data are subject to change without notice.

By the way, there have been disputes about IPS and LTPS. Both of these technologies are present in this display.

JDI is developing LCD modules to meet these growing requirements, based on its advanced core technologies, such as low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) for high resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) for wide viewing angle performance, and thinner backlight design for compact size, among others.

Now about my personal impressions: I was mentally prepared for the fact that, despite the FullHD resolution, the screen in C2 would be very mediocre, like in tablets with Retina displays that do not have very high brightness.

However, the smartphone pleasantly surprised me: it has an excellent margin of brightness, the minimum threshold is optimal for reading in the dark, the maximum brightness is great for bright sunny weather.

Even in direct sunlight, the image remains distinguishable, according to this parameter C2 is at the level of modern flagships. In addition, the device does not have an air gap between the display and the protective glass, thanks to which the image seems to float on you. This technology is used in Meizu MX2.

In the process of using it, I installed the Swype keyboard on my smartphone and noticed the following drawback: from time to time the line arbitrarily went to the side, as if there were “phantom” clicks. On w3bsit3-dns.com, this problem is known, users wrote that some kind of bugfix needs to be installed to solve it.

Operating system

The smartphone is based on Android 4.2.1 OS with minimal additions from the manufacturer.

For example, the notification shade has changed slightly and the icons in the settings have been changed. A simple file manager is also already preinstalled.

Performance

The smartphone has a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, about 1.5 GB is available to the user, memory cards up to 64 GB inclusive are supported.

The MT6589 has already performed well in many other devices, and the C2 is no exception. As for everyday tasks (web surfing, mail, twitter), the device copes with them with a bang. There were some slowdowns with scrolling through the desktops, but third-party launchers (for example, Nova Launcher) do not have them.

With games, again, the situation is twofold: on the one hand, the device perfectly supports most games, and on the other hand, the amount of internal memory allows you to download the cache for a maximum of one of the "heavy" games. By the way, I tried to run the recently released Riptide GP2 on my smartphone and regretfully have to admit that the device does not “pull” it at maximum settings.

Offline work

The smartphone has a removable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.

While watching HD video at maximum brightness (Airplane mode enabled), the device lasted 4 hours.

Reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode on) drained the smartphone in 9 hours and 15 minutes.

In everyday use (auto-sync turned on, web surfing, twitter, email, some video, total screen activity - 2 hours), you can count on one day of work.

The indicators are ordinary, and there is nothing outstanding about them.

Video and reading

The diagonal of the device allows you to comfortably watch movies and videos from it. MP4, MKV and AVI containers and the following codecs are supported: H.264, Xvid, DivX, VC1, as well as audio codecs: MP3, FLAC, AC3, DTS (not in all video files). In public transport, 80-90% brightness is enough for comfortable viewing.

There are no problems with reading either. The screen resolution allows you to read even small text without problems.

Camera

The smartphone has a 13 (!) MP main camera and a 2 MP front camera.

Pictures from the main camera are good, but the shooting speed is very slow compared to modern or even last year's flagships.

< img src="https://mobile-review .com/review/image/zopo/c2/photo/low/add4.jpg"/>

The front camera supports Skype video calls, the image quality is on par with other smartphones.

Working with two SIM cards

Since the MediaTek chipset is installed here, the interface for working with two SIM cards has not changed much, but I will tell you about it again.

After installing the cards, the device prompts you to choose which card will be used for calls, Internet and SMS, as well as set the cell color for each card.

In addition, while dialing or SMS, you can always lower the notification shade and quickly change the card from which you will call or send a message.

The same applies to mobile Internet, if you want to change the card, then you just need to lower the curtain, click on the "Data transfer" switch and select the operator. It is noteworthy (this is typical of all models on the new MTK) that now 3G is supported in both SIM cards.

In messages and the dialer, all calls and correspondence have small tabs that indicate the card to/from which the call was made or SMS was sent/received.

During a phone call, the second SIM card becomes inaccessible, since there is only one radio module in the device.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) - it seemed to me that the Wi-Fi reception range of the C2 is slightly worse than that of the same Galaxy S3, otherwise there are no complaints about the module . The device supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Router technologies.

Mobile network - the phone works in 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz) cellular networks.

Bluetooth 4.0 - all popular profiles are supported, including A2DP.

GPS - location is not working well, you can wait about two minutes before the device acquires a satellite signal.

Conclusion

There are no complaints about the quality of speech transmission, you and your interlocutor can hear each other perfectly.

The cost of Zopo C2 is 10 thousand rubles with us and about 250 dollars with delivery from China. The main advantage of C2 is a high-quality screen with a high resolution. Also, to its positive aspects, I would add one of the latest versions of Android, a good build and a powerful processor. Disadvantages of the device: a small amount of RAM and main memory, mediocre GPS performance (apparently, this is the fault of the chipset) and periodic “phantom” clicks.

For comparable money, none of the B-brands, and even more so the A-brands, offer similar characteristics (first of all, we are talking about the screen), so you can only compare the C2 with its "colleagues" from China.

iNew 4000. A complete clone in terms of characteristics, but with a large amount of internal memory.

iOcean X7. Another TTX clone, but on the updated MT6589T chipset. W3bsit3-dns.com notes that, unlike the Zopo C2, iOcean X7 has an air gap between the screen and the glass.

Zopo zp980+ Upgraded. Improved version of the reviewed model. Main advantages: 32 GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM and an updated MT6589T chipset. The model costs 2,000 rubles more.

Personally, I would recommend paying attention to the zp980+ Upgraded, an overpayment of a couple of thousand rubles for the additional amount of memory looks justified.

The author expresses his gratitude to the Eplanshet store for providing the Zopo C2 smartphone for testing.

Zopo C2 review

Chinese devices are increasingly beckoning us with their affordable price and the characteristics of the device that you get for this money. More and more users are looking at "purebred Chinese", some with curiosity and interest, and some with a clear intention to buy. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the network on such devices, as a rule, these are fragmentary information or reviews from enthusiastic owners. Many commentators like to write under the reviews of this or that smartphone: “Yes, who needs it, I can order X from China at half the price.” In general, this market segment cannot be ignored, so we try to talk about the most interesting devices from the Celestial Empire as much as possible.

Packages

  • Smartphone
  • Protective film
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Documentation

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

"Faceless" is the best term for C2, especially when viewed from the front.

Most of the front side is occupied by a five-inch screen, above it you can see the front camera peephole, proximity and light sensors, as well as a speaker mesh and a light indicator.

Under the screen are touch buttons "Back", "Home" and "Menu". A long press on the Home key brings up the most recently opened apps, while holding down the Back button opens Google Now. The backlighting of the buttons is almost completely absent, it is almost impossible to distinguish them on a sunny day, and even indoors, you have to press by touch.

The back of the device is made of smooth matte plastic, pleasant to the touch. However, due to its smoothness, the smartphone slips a little in the palm of your hand. During use, I had several situations where it almost fell out of my hands.

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On the right side you can see the power button, and on the left - the volume rocker. The power button protrudes slightly, because of this it is not very convenient to press it. There are no complaints about the quality of the volume rocker.

The microUSB connector is located on the bottom, and the 3.5 mm connector is on the top.

Slots for two SIM cards and a slot for a memory card are hidden under the cover. It is noteworthy that one slot is made for a standard card, and the second for microSIM. Both SIM cards support 3G.

Surprisingly, there are no complaints about the assembly of the device, with the exception of the tight power button. Although we have a “pure Chinese” before us, it is assembled quite worthy.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Zopo C2 is a typical representative of five-inch smartphones. Its dimensions and rounded edges reminded me most of all of Padfone Infinity.

  • Zopo C2 - 143.3 x 70 x 8.5mm, weight 154 grams
  • Asus Padfone Infinity - 143.5 x 72.8 x 6.3

Five inches is no longer the size where you can safely use a smartphone with one hand. Yes, it fits in your hand without any problems, but getting to the top of the screen becomes problematic, and working with one hand is fraught with an accidental fall.

Screen

The smartphone uses a five-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen is covered with protective glass, there is no oleophobic coating. A film is glued on the display, on which the finger slides very smoothly, I strongly do not recommend removing it (however, one more is included in the kit).

Initially, I assumed that the C2 had a regular IPS matrix installed, but after studying this issue better, I found detailed information on w3bsit3-dns.com:

  • Manufactured by JDI (Japan Display Inc.) a joint venture between Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba.
  • Contrast 1000:1
  • Brightness 500cd/m2
  • Dimensions 64.3 x 118.8 x 1.4mm
  • Viewing angles > 160 degrees
  • Diagonal and resolution 12.6 cm=5.0-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels)
  • Pixel density (resolution) 443ppi

Company press release and some data are subject to change without notice.

By the way, there have been disputes about IPS and LTPS. Both of these technologies are present in this display.

JDI is developing LCD modules to meet these growing requirements, based on its advanced core technologies, such as low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) for high resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) for wide viewing angle performance, and thinner backlight design for compact size, among others.

Now about my personal impressions: I was mentally prepared for the fact that, despite the FullHD resolution, the screen in C2 would be very mediocre, like in tablets with Retina displays that do not have very high brightness.

However, the smartphone pleasantly surprised me: it has an excellent margin of brightness, the minimum threshold is optimal for reading in the dark, the maximum brightness is great for bright sunny weather.

Even in direct sunlight, the image remains distinguishable, according to this parameter C2 is at the level of modern flagships. In addition, the device does not have an air gap between the display and the protective glass, thanks to which the image seems to float on you. This technology is used in Meizu MX2.

In the process of using it, I installed the Swype keyboard on my smartphone and noticed the following drawback: from time to time the line arbitrarily went to the side, as if there were “phantom” clicks. On w3bsit3-dns.com, this problem is known, users wrote that some kind of bugfix needs to be installed to solve it.

Operating system

The smartphone is based on Android 4.2.1 OS with minimal additions from the manufacturer.

For example, the notification shade has changed slightly and the icons in the settings have been changed. A simple file manager is also already preinstalled.

Performance

The smartphone has a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, about 1.5 GB is available to the user, memory cards up to 64 GB inclusive are supported.

The MT6589 has already performed well in many other devices, and the C2 is no exception. As for everyday tasks (web surfing, mail, twitter), the device copes with them with a bang. There were some slowdowns with scrolling through the desktops, but third-party launchers (for example, Nova Launcher) do not have them.

With games, again, the situation is twofold: on the one hand, the device perfectly supports most games, and on the other hand, the amount of internal memory allows you to download the cache for a maximum of one of the "heavy" games. By the way, I tried to run the recently released Riptide GP2 on my smartphone and regretfully have to admit that the device does not “pull” it at maximum settings.

Offline work

The smartphone has a removable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.

While watching HD video at maximum brightness (Airplane mode enabled), the device lasted 4 hours.

Reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode on) drained the smartphone in 9 hours and 15 minutes.

In everyday use (auto-sync turned on, web surfing, twitter, email, some video, total screen activity - 2 hours), you can count on one day of work.

The indicators are ordinary, and there is nothing outstanding about them.

Video and reading

The diagonal of the device allows you to comfortably watch movies and videos from it. MP4, MKV and AVI containers and the following codecs are supported: H.264, Xvid, DivX, VC1, as well as audio codecs: MP3, FLAC, AC3, DTS (not in all video files). In public transport, 80-90% brightness is enough for comfortable viewing.

There are no problems with reading either. The screen resolution allows you to read even small text without problems.

Camera

The smartphone has a 13 (!) MP main camera and a 2 MP front camera.

Pictures from the main camera are good, but the shooting speed is very slow compared to modern or even last year's flagships.

The front camera supports Skype video calls, the image quality is on par with other smartphones.

Working with two SIM cards

Since the MediaTek chipset is installed here, the interface for working with two SIM cards has not changed much, but I will tell you about it again.

After installing the cards, the device prompts you to choose which card will be used for calls, Internet and SMS, as well as set the cell color for each card.

In addition, while dialing or SMS, you can always lower the notification shade and quickly change the card from which you will call or send a message.

The same applies to mobile Internet, if you want to change the card, then you just need to lower the curtain, click on the "Data transfer" switch and select the operator. It is noteworthy (this is typical of all models on the new MTK) that now 3G is supported in both SIM cards.

In messages and the dialer, all calls and correspondence have small tabs that indicate the card to/from which the call was made or SMS was sent/received.

During a phone call, the second SIM card becomes inaccessible, since there is only one radio module in the device.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) - it seemed to me that the Wi-Fi reception range of the C2 is slightly worse than that of the same Galaxy S3, otherwise there are no complaints about the module's operation. The device supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Router technologies.

Mobile network - the phone works in 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz) cellular networks.

Bluetooth 4.0 - all popular profiles are supported, including A2DP.

GPS - location is not working well, you can wait about two minutes before the device acquires a satellite signal.

Conclusion

There are no complaints about the quality of speech transmission, you and your interlocutor can hear each other perfectly.

The cost of Zopo C2 is 10 thousand rubles with us and about 250 dollars with delivery from China. The main advantage of C2 is a high-quality screen with a high resolution. Also, to its positive aspects, I would add one of the latest versions of Android, a good build and a powerful processor. Disadvantages of the device: a small amount of RAM and main memory, mediocre GPS performance (apparently, this is the fault of the chipset) and periodic “phantom” clicks.

For comparable money, none of the B-brands, and even more so the A-brands, offer similar characteristics (first of all, we are talking about the screen), so you can only compare the C2 with its "colleagues" from China.

iNew 4000. A complete clone in terms of characteristics, but with a large amount of internal memory.

iOcean X7. Another TTX clone, but on the updated MT6589T chipset. W3bsit3-dns.com notes that, unlike the Zopo C2, iOcean X7 has an air gap between the screen and the glass.

Zopo zp980+ Upgraded. An improved version of the reviewed model. Main advantages: 32 GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM and an updated MT6589T chipset. The model costs 2,000 rubles more.

Personally, I would recommend paying attention to the zp980+ Upgraded, an overpayment of a couple of thousand rubles for the additional amount of memory looks justified.

The author expresses his gratitude to the Eplanshet store for providing the Zopo C2 smartphone for testing.