Coolpad after launching Note 3 , Note 3 Lite and Note 3 Plus their budget and affordable smartphones now launched company's first flagship smartphone Coolpad Max in India . Coolpad MAX comes with Dual Space feature which lets you use two WhatsApp , Facebook Accounts on single phone. Coolpad Max is priced at Rs 24,999 here is our review of Coolpad Max after using device for more than one month.
Design & Display
Lets talk about design and display Coolpad Max comes with a uni-body metal design , It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved edged screen with Gorilla Glass 4. Above the screen there is camera module as well as earpiece. below the display we have on Screen buttons .On the top we have 3.5 mm audio jack ,To the right side of the device there is the power button and SIM slots which is Hybrid SIM, while the left side feature a volume rocker. on the bottom we have micro USB port , Speaker Grill and noise cancellation microphone.
On the back we have Fingerprint scanner a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 lens below we have Coolpad logo. Coolpad Max has a uni body metal design which gives premium looks to device . there are curved edges on the corner of device which gives good in hand feel. The device weights 170 grams and is 7.6 mm thin and feels heavy in hand . overall build quality of device is good.
Coolpad Max has a 1080P resolution 2.5D curved edged screen with Gorilla Glass 4 which provides good colors in both daylight as well as outdoor conditions color looks more vibrant.
Coolpad Max is powered by a 1.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 4 GB of RAM out of which around 2.5 GB is available on first boot and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable with microSD card support. Out of 64 GB around 52 GB is available for users. we tried running some benchmarks apps on Note 3 Lite . On GeekBench 3 phone scores 705 on single core and 2706 on Multi core . On Quadrant standard phone score 24203 points .On AnTuTu Benchmarks Phone scores 43564 points. also played some games like Asphalt 8, Real racing 3, Death Moto, Temple Run 2 games runs well without any issue the phone gets warm while playing games for more than 20 min but does not get heat to much like we have seen in Other Snapdragon 617 powered devices. Day to Day task like Playing normal games ,Using Facebook, twitter, and other application there was no issue everything works fine .
Coolpad Max has a 13Mega pixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, ISOCELL CMOS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lenses, PDAF and a 5 Mega pixel front facing camera The rear camera can record videos up to 1080P we have seen budget smartphones can record videos up to 4K and front camera can record 1080P videos. It has tap to focus, quick shutter speed. The images turned out to be quite good in broad daylight. camera app comes with some modes such as HDR mode, Night mode Panorama, Beauty, Long Exposure, PickZoom, ReFocus, GIF, and Sound & Shot, Pro mode allows to use optional features like white balance, exposure, ISO using an interface The camera sample captured from rear camera are quite decent produces good colors in both day light as well Low light. front camera performance is average similar to what we have seen in Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite .You can also make use of the fingerprint sensor to click selfies, which makes it much easier to capture some of your great selfies. The fingerprint sensor works like a shutter release button and you just need to tap on it once for clicking selfies. we have to Rear Camera performance is great compared to front facing camera .Software update will fix the issues with front camera .
Coolpad Max runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system topped with the Cool UI 8 which is one of disappointment when other flagship are launched with Android marshmallow out of Box . Coolpad is expected to roll out Marshmallow update soon , we still have App permission feature in Coolpad Max..It also comes with customized system apps along with some third party apps. supports multiple drawing gestures to open desired app directly from the lock screen. The UI works fine with No lag. there are several prelaoded apps such as Facebook, Amazon, WhatsApp, WeChat, WPS Office, Xploree, Cool Service and Cool Store, Xploree. Cool services apps gives details about the service centers available accross india. The phone comes with their own cool store where we can download some apps such as Quickr, turbo cricket,Wikipedia. now talking about notification panel there are some use full shortcut such as C button which works as shortcut button when you enable it there will small C logo on Display click it to use shortcuts such as screenshot, power button, restart etc .user interface is very smooth and works fluidly without any lags.
As Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite Coolpad Max also comes with Fingerprint scanner on Back which is quite accurate and fast compared to some of high end flagship smartphones. we can also use to capture photos,receive phone calls, record call using fingerprint scanner. Total 5 fingerprints can be used.There is another cool feature which is FP Lock which allows to choose fingerprint scanning option to apps which means no one other than you can open and use the app which is really interesting feature available on such a budget smartphone. Overall performance of fingerprint scanner works fine and helps user to maintain their security.
Connectivity & Battery
On connectivity it include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Dual SIM device comes with Hybrid SIM support which means we can use both SIM cards or one SIM + microSD card. Speaker output is quite loud and clear when on voice call and listening music via headphones and speaker output .
Coolpad Max is packed by a 2800mAh battery which is smaller compared to other devices we got battery backup of 14 hours on single charge while on normal use like calls , music and using internet most time we get battery back up of close to one day battery life . Coolpad MAX supports Qualcomm quick charge which charge device from 0-100% in less than 90 Minutes.
Coolpad Max comes with Dual Space system which is Unique to find in other smartphones offers good performance, Well build Metal Uni body design , Fast fingerprint Scanner , Good camera priced at Rs 24,999 which looks on higher side. Someone looking for Dual Space feature then this is good buy
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