The Zopo Flash X Plus is not the phone we recommend, no matter where you buy it. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X and Moto G5 are among our top recommendations in this price range, the Asus Zenfone 3s Max and the Lenovo K6 Note offer better value for money for offline buyers than this smartphone. If you’re lucky, a 3GB RAM variant of the Coolpad Cool 1 will also be sold offline, which is the best phone for offline budget buyers.

ZOPO FLASH X MORE DETAILED VERIFICATION

The sub-15K market in India is quite competitive as manufacturers are out of breath to offer the best features at a reasonable price. You can even get devices that offer flagship processors, large-screen phablets, two rear cameras and huge batteries. Zopo conquers this market and gets into the action with its new Flash X Plus smartphone. The device is up against some pretty good smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Coolpad Cool1, etc. Let’s see if the Zopo Flash X Plus has what it takes to stand out.

Build and Design

The Zopo Flash X Plus may not look extraordinary, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad-looking smartphone. It has a metal construction with 2.5D glass on top. The volume control and power button are located on the right edge of the device, while the SIM tray is located on the left side. The micro USB port is located at the bottom, flanked by the speaker grille and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is located behind the home button. On the back is the 13MP main camera with a dual-LED flash, while the noise-canceling microphone is located on top.

If you remove and hold the phone, you will notice the errors. For example, the power button is not pressed enough when you press it, which makes it a little difficult to use, especially when trying to take screenshots. There is also a similar problem with the home button. Although it is tactile, like the one used on the OnePlus 3, it only slightly presses which I personally didn’t like.


Another problem was the SIM tray, which is not aligned with the matter. When I pulled it out of the slot, it turned out that the compartment consists of two separate sections, which are held together with three spot welds. So both sides squirm when you hold them. More worryingly, there was little chance the two sides would break up. The whole design indicates a lack of varnish and attention to detail, which is never a good sign.

That’s not all. The notification LED behind the headphones is visible through the noise-canceling microphone hole on the top of the device. It’s as if Zopo took the matter used by any sub-15k smartphone, but decided to omit the microphone. This also means that dust and water can easily get into the device. Such construction problems on a smartphone are definitely not something you want, especially if the price of the device is taken into account.

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