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ZOPO Color E Review
Color is a newmember of ZOPO Color series. It was released together with Color C at MedPi2015 in Monaco. Color E, codenamed ZP530 features the 64-bit quad core MT6735processor, with Mali-T720 graphics processor, support for FDD/WCDMA/GSM. It isequipped with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, running Android Lollipop operatingsystem. The difference lies between Color C and Color E is the primary camera.Color E uses 8.0 MP rear camera and 2.0 MP front camera, with dual front andrear LED flashlight.
In terms of appearance, Color E (ZP350)adopts 5.0-inch HD IPS screen. It complies with the mainstream screen size,suitable for one-hand operation.
The design of Color E is colorful andfashionable. It can be said to be the classic model among ZOPO color series. Ithas five colors: black, white, blue, red and yellow. Each color delivers adifferent feeling: bright, lively, noble, elegant or sedate. Various colordesign can express one’s unique style. There’s a colorful loop on the frontbottom side of the smartphone. The colorful loop uses the same color with theback cover. Its mid-frame uses metallic color. Color overlay makes the devicelooks more beautiful. Color E offers a pretty good hand-grip feeling, adoptingBaby skin technology. While the back cover was held in hand, one feelscomfortable.
Color E has three physical buttons: menubutton, home button and return button. Personally, the physical button bringsbetter touch feeling, compared to virtual button, physical button greatlydecreases the screen space occupied. The newly released models all use roundhome button, which makes the design much more simple and fashionable. The homebutton is integrated with the breathing light, which makes the breathing lighteffect more beautiful.
In terms of operating system, Color Eutilizes the latest Android Lollipop with customized Z-UI. It keeps the newfeature “Material Design”, the widget design is much more humanistic. Theinterface adds various colors and animation effect. The whole appearance anduser experience has been greatly improved.
What’s more, battery optimization isanother new feature of Android Lollipop. Android Lollipop adds the “BatterySaver” power-saving mode, which can adjust the power consumption, screenlightness according to the battery level.
MT6735 is the first adding CDMA2000 SoC ofMediaTek, support for a full-mode base band. It is equipped with 64-bit ARMCortex-A53 core, and also support for 1080p 30fps H.264 video playback andrecord, H.265 video playback, 1080P high definition horizontal resolution andMiraVision multimedia technology. It has high performance and functionality butat a reasonable price.
▲Smooth 1080P video playback of Color E
The ARM Mali-T720 GPU, in 28nmHPM, with695MHz frequency and 695Mtri/s and 5.6Gpix/s throughput, which increases energyefficiency by 150% and graphics performance by more than 50% over previous Malicost-optimized, mid-range graphics processor Mali-400. It is an extremelyarea-efficient GPU.
In GreekBench and GFXBench tests,integrated Mali-T720 GPU MTK MT6735 terminal products have the advantage ofsmall, integrated Adreno 306. Two integrated software ratings, you can see theMT6735 performance does better than the Snapdragon 410.
▲ Snapdragon 410 scores
In addition, Color E ZP350 can perfectlysupport dual SIM and 4G LTE network. It supports up to 150Mbps downlink speed.
In practical test, we can learn that the 4GLTE downlink speed and the download speed is 35 times faster than 4G.
ZOPO Color E is equipped with dual frontand rear LED flashlight. With limited pixels, the brighter the surrounding is,the better the picture-taking effect. Font flashlight can add fill-flash, whichmakes selfie-taking more professional.
In low light situation, turn the frontflashlight on and make selfies, not only the picture quality is better, butalso the color is more saturated than picture taking with the flashlight off.
Compared to Color C, Color E has higherpixels camera 8.0MP. To a certain extent, it could be deemed an upgrade modelof Color C. Let’s have a look at the pictures taken by Color E to learn itspicture-taking effect.
▲Pictures taken by Color E
As a new member of ZOPO Color series, theoverall performance of Color E is pretty good. Beautiful and fashionableappearance, comfortable grip feeling, marvelous build quality, although theconfiguration doesn’t reach the flagship level, it can satisfy the basic needof daily use.
Color E runs Android Lollipop operatingsystem very smoothly. There’s no stuck phenomenon in practical experience.Besides, Color E is equipped with dual front and rear LED flashlight, which isa rare 4G LTE smartphone with front LED flashlight, making selfie-taking moreprofessional.
In general, Color E is an excellentsmartphone, with very high performance and price ratio.