ZOPO Speed 8 is the first deca core phone released months ago on MWC 2016. When most of the MT6797 Helio X20 smartphones are rumored with rendered images or benchmarks on Geekbench 3 or AnTuTu, ZOPO, a China-based phone maker, introduced their deca core phone ZOPO Speed 8 that is also the world’s first real deca core phone on the MWC 2016. See the top deca-core smartphone with MT6797 Helio X20 chipset.
As the ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone has been released for months, we could know the specifications of this deca core phone:
- MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 deca-core processor with ARM Mali-T880 MP4
- 5.5 inch FHD IPS touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels display,
- 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage
- Sony IMX230 21MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and PDAF function
- 8MP front camera for selfie
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 3600mAh battery with fast charge technology
- 152.5x76.24x9.8 mm
- Dual SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU, NFC, fingerprint scanner
Besides the specifications of ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone are leaked on MWC 2016, the whole design of this deca core smartphone is showed to the public. The ZOPO Speed 8 is made out of matte plastic, which has a brushed metal look and is very nice to the touch feeling. The ZOPO Speed 8 feels very sturdy too. The glossy silver frame of this deca core phone looks like it might start chipping and showing other signs of wear and tear very quickly. And the frame may look like a metal frame at first, but it's actually a plastic lookalike. The ZOPO Speed 8 isn’t the thinnest deca core phone, it has a size of 152.5x76.24x9.8 mm with 9.8 thickness, far less to rank in the top thinnest smartphones list.
As the first deca core phone with MT6797 Helio X20 chipset, ZOPO Speed 8 has a good performance and beautiful benchmarks on Geekbench 3 and AnTuTu. And here are the comparisons of ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone with Xiaomi MI 5, Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge, Huawei Nexus 6P, Lenovo Vibe X3 and more devices. Below are the comparison of the ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone and other handsets.
ZOPO Speed 8 Deca Core Phone Single Core Benchmarks Comparison on GeekBench 3
Even MT6797 Helio X20 is the best and most powerful MediaTek chipset with deca cores, it is beaten by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The Single Core benchmark of ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone ranks three position just following Xiaomi MI 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6/ S7 Edge that are Snapdragon 820 smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge has the other version using its own chip Exynos 8890).
ZOPO Speed 8 Deca Core Phone Multi Core Benchmarks Comparison on GeekBench 3
The multi core benchmarks of ZOPO Speed 8 is even worse than the single core benchmarks, far less ranking with Xiaomi MI 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, even the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 performs even better than the deca core phone.
ZOPO Speed 8 Deca Core Phone Performance Benchmarks Comparison on AnTuTu
It seems the ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone has a good benchmarks performance on AnTuTu, ranks on the top. But it seems that the GSMArena editor might have forgotten the Xiaomi MI 5, which has the highest-score on Antutu benchmarks ranking but later beaten by HTC 10. HTC 10 is rumored to be released on April 13, 2016.
ZOPO Speed 8 Deca Core Phone GPU Benchmarks Comparison on Basemark X
The GPU benchmarks of ZOPO Speed 8 deca core phone on Basemark X shows the quad-core Mali-T880 isn't the best performer out there, but it should perfectly handle everything on its 1080p display, even the heaviest of games.
ZOPO Speed 8 Deca Core Phone Overall Benchmarks Comparison on Basemark OS 2.0
The overall score of ZOPO Speed 8 is not bad from the Basemark OS 2.0, and this means that the deca core phone has a good benchmarks performance in the CPU, GPU, storage and battery.