ZOPO-ZP998In terms of first impressions, Zopo has it down. Possibly even a step above the impressive iNew V3. While the iNew V3 holds a unique and classy look all it’s own, the Zopo ZP980+ gives it a good run and commands some respect with it’s excellent matte back which shuns fingerprints. Compared to the glossy backs of most China phones it’s really a breath of fresh air.

The box was all class, with finishing touches such as soft inner cradle for the phone and shimmery blue Zopo logo on the outside.

The case for the phone also had a classy matte back. Smooth with almost a Teflon like feel, yet Zopo was smart enough to not extend that texture to the sides. Instead they made the sides a rubberized feel which made it super easy to grip.

The manual, while admittedly wasn’t much more than a folded up single sheet of paper, even had several color pictures on it.

I like to comment often on these little things that make such a huge difference with impression, which the China phone market still has a long way to go on. Recently it’s been reported that Xiaomi is changing the name of the Hongmi to something even stranger than what it was before for the European market, but the little touches that iNew and Zopo have added show some excellent thought and we hope China brands continue to grow in this avenue of commerce.

Does the Zopo ZP980+ live up to the first impressions it’s given? We’ll have more within the next day or so.

Further Reading

– This ZP980+ was purchased from 1949deal.com. Coupon code is 1949dealzopo980.

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In terms of first impressions, Zopo has it down. Possibly even a step above the impressive iNew V3. While the iNew V3 holds a unique and classy look all it's own, the Zopo ZP980+ gives it a good run and commands some respect with it's excellent matte back which...
<img class="size-full wp-image-3572 alignleft" alt="ZOPO-ZP998" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ZOPO-ZP998-e1395467204106.jpg" width="174" height="180" />In terms of first impressions, Zopo has it down. Possibly even a step above the impressive iNew V3. While the iNew V3 holds a unique and classy look all it's own, the Zopo ZP980+ gives it a good run and commands some respect with it's excellent matte back which shuns fingerprints. <span id="more-3228"></span> Compared to the glossy backs of most China phones it's really a breath of fresh air. The box was all class, with finishing touches such as soft inner cradle for the phone and shimmery blue Zopo logo on the outside. The case for the phone also had a classy matte back. Smooth with almost a Teflon like feel, yet Zopo was smart enough to not extend that texture to the sides. Instead they made the sides a rubberized feel which made it super easy to grip. The manual, while admittedly wasn't much more than a folded up single sheet of paper, even had several color pictures on it. I like to comment often on these little things that make such a huge difference with impression, which the <a title="China Brands vs Major Brands – Part 4" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3102/china-brands-vs-major-brands-part-4/">China phone market still has a long way to go on.</a> Recently it's been reported that <a title="What’s In A Name? Xiaomi To Change The Name Of The Hongmi!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3165/whats-in-a-name-xiaomi-to-change-the-name-of-the-hongmi/">Xiaomi is changing the name of the Hongmi</a> to something even stranger than what it was before for the European market, but the little touches that iNew and Zopo have added show some excellent thought and we hope China brands continue to grow in this avenue of commerce. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er0tEsG6JUM Does the Zopo ZP980+ live up to the first impressions it's given? We'll have more within the next day or so. <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Further Reading </strong></span></h3> <ul> <li><a title="ZP980+ Review Unboxing!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3228/zp980-review-unboxing/">Zopo ZP980+ Review Part 1 (Unboxing and first impressions)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3239/mt6592-zopo-zp980-review-wifi-lcd-speaker-build/">Zopo ZP980+ Review Part 2 (LCD, Build, WiFi, External Speaker)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3288/zopo-zp980-review-otg-mic-earpiece-gps-performance-conclusion/">Zopo ZP980+ Review Part 3 (OTG, Mic, Earpiece, GPS, Performance, Conclusion)</a></li> <li><a title="Review iNew v3 vs Zopo ZP980+ vs Star H9008 Picture WAR!" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3189/review-inew-v3-vs-zopo-zp980-vs-star-h9008-picture-war/">Zopo ZP980+ Picture war 1</a></li> <li><a title="Picture War Review 2! Buffalo Mountain – iNew v3 vs Zopo zp980+ vs H9008" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/3267/picture-war-review-2-buffalo-mountain-inew-v3-vs-zopo-zp980-vs-h9008/">Zopo ZP980+ Picture war 2</a></li> </ul> <em>- This ZP980+ was purchased from 1949deal.com. <a href="http://www.chinaphonearena.com/forum/Thread-ZOPO-ZP980-MTK6592-Octa-Core-review">Coupon code is 1949dealzopo980</a>.</em>