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Old February 27th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mikedt View Post
It looks good on paper, not handled one for myself to see what it's actually like to use. My concern is that Zopo appears to be just a Shenzhen or HK wholesaler and trading company, and is NOT a manufacturer. The phone itself more than likely comes from some unknown manufacturer, and there's literally thousands of unknown factories in and around Shenzhen, all churning out Android phones. Zopo is using Hotmail for their main email contact, that's never a good sign. A little bit of further investigation about Zopo, tells me they're not even a reputable wholesaler trading company, seems very amateurish and vague.
Zopo Mobile Online Store - Buy Zopo CellPhone, Zopo Smartphone, Zopo Mobile Phone
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That's more than likely a private residential address, or a rented office, or even just a hotel bedroom. I've seen that before now.

Thing is when I buy one of these, I can just go to a local store, and pick-over and choose a good one, and haggle for a good price. If there's any problems with it, I can just take it back. The quality and reliability of many off-brand phones can be so variable, some are absolute garbage. Nearly always the cameras are terrible. You can't really truly tell, untll you actually see and use it for yourself. If you do buy a phone directly from China, all sales are caveat emptor(buyer beware). So if it is a lemon, or is not as described...hard luck! $200 or more down the drain.

If you want to get what I'd call a good value quality Chinese phone that's not going let you down and disappoint you, I'd suggest getting one from a reputable known manufacturer, like Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, Lenovo or Hisense.
yes that's right we can't know which zopo website is their official website and they use hotmail mail for mailing customers so they might be unknown manfacturer like the ones who make copies of samsung and htc and so ...
thanks for making me aware of this point .
and since I can't test that zopo before buying it coz I'm gonna buy it from the internet you won't recommend it for me and I think yo are right .
Huawei has a very good reputation with average price so it may be my best choice .
thanks for that useful explanation and advise .
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