Speed 7 GP Overview
ZOPO's Speed 7 GP was recently unveiled together with brand ambassador and two-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Speed 7 GP is a custom made Speed 7 Plus Jorge Lorenzo Collector's Edition smartphone. Spec wise, it's similar to the Speed 7 Plus, but an extremely limited and special edition of that phone.
The Speed 7 GP is available in a premium package specially designed for this exclusive and elegant kit. Everything from the instructions manual, to the USB cables and earphones have been re-designed into a uniquely new aesthetic philosophy that embodies the racing spirit of Jorge Lorenzo and all the best core values from ZOPO in quality and sophistication.
The crown jewel is obviously the smartphone itself, that comes embroidered with Jorge Lorenzo's signature and trademark “99” logo in its back cover, making it an must-have collector's item for any true fan of Jorge Lorenzo and MotoGP.
Now for an overview of the phone itself...
Design and Build Quality
ZOPO has three different phone series. The Color, the Flash and the Speed series. The Speed series represents the highest quality phones from the company, and the design and build quality embody and reflect that perspective. The Speed 7 GP falls into the Speed series line. Design and taste are always subjective and depend on people's opinion, however we can comfortably say that the Speed 7 GP looks good, and might even turn some heads with its sophisticated frame-less display and button-free front panel.
The material used looks not only sturdy and well built, but also manages to provide a comfortable grip for the user, cleverly assembled and textured in a way that translates into a premium and expensive looking device.
Performance and Features
Performance wise, the Speed 7 GP is a very robust and efficient piece of hardware. With its 64-bit octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM, the phone will handle pretty much anything you throw in its way, be it several apps running at once, or the more demanding 3D powered games. The Speed 7 GP always keeps its cool and smooth functionality, even when dealing with demanding software.
Android 5.1, together with the Z-UI interface provide an incredible ease-of-use and fluidity that makes it fun even to just interact with the menus and settings of the device. The phone also comes with some very popular apps pre-installed, such as Facebook and WhatsApp, just to name a few. Unlike what happens with other phones, these apps are actually useful and used by most people, and their inclusion doesn't feel invasive and/or excessive.
Display and Cameras
The Speed 7 GP boasts a full HD 1080p display! With a 5,5” screen, the visual experience is very good all around. Watching videos, visualizing or editing pictures or playing games, the visual fidelity and colors always keep up with high quality. It must be noted however, that the Speed 7 GP display does not come protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, so you might want to be careful in trying to keep the screen protected.
The Speed 7 GP has a 13.2MP rear camera with flash LED light included. Picture quality is good, even at night. Plus, the phone includes its own image editor software and a face-beauty function that acts in real time (if selected) with the 5MP front camera.
As mentioned in the introduction, all elements present inside the box that carries the Speed 7 GP were specifically designed for this edition and to stand out from any other device on the market. Inside the box you will find a special greetings message card from Jorge Lorenzo, as well as beautiful little hard-boxes protecting your new earphones, the battery, USB cable, charger plug, and instruction manual. Yes, everything comes packaged in its own little box. Plus, the earphones, USB cable and charger plug all have their own special custom made design matching the box colors and aesthetics.
The Speed 7 GP is first and foremost a collector's item. If you're a fan of Jorge Lorenzo, MotoGP, or just very special and exclusive gadgets that nobody else around you will have, then it's pretty simple: you want the Speed 7 GP. Not only it is beautiful, elegant and exclusive, but it's also a perfectly functional and powerful smartphone, up to date with the best that is made in the industry today!
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
CPU: 64-bit MT6753 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali-720 MP3
Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 64GB w/ microSD)
SIM card: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Display: 5,5”, IPS Full HD GFF, 1080x1920
Battery: 3000 mAh, Li-Polymer
Camera: 13.2MP rear camera (with LED flash); 5MP front camera
Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB: 2.0, Micro USB
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS