Monday, November 07, 2016

Coolpad Note 5 Review

After launching Note 3 and Note 3 Lite Coolpad launched it's latest smartphone Coolpad Note 5 in India with 4GB of RAM priced at Rs 10,999. Here's our Full Review of Coolpad Note 5 after using device for more than two weeks.

Coolpad Note 5 Design looks similar to other smartphones available in market . It comes with a Full Metal body design. On front there is a 5.5-inch Full HD Display with 2.5D Curved glass. Front facing camera with LED Flash , Notification LED earpiece on bottom there are touch Capacitive buttons. On right it has Hybrid SIM Slot, Power on off button coming to left there is Volume rockers. On Top there is 3.5mm audio jack and on bottom  it comes with a Micro USB port.


On Back Coolpad Note 5 has a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and fingerprint Scanner. on bottom there is Coolpad Branding and Speaker grill.  Back has curved design and looks similar to Redmi Note 3. there is metallic rim runs around the body of the phone with curved edges on both sides which is similar to Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite. phone measures 152×75.7×8.85mm and weight 173g . Overall Build quality of device is good and Most of time can be used in Single hand. 





On Display Coolpad Note comes with 5.5-inch Full HD Display with 2.5D Glass on top of it. Display offers good colors and viewing angles both indoors and outdoor condition.  Smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU which perform day to day task without any issue . Talking about gaming experience Coolpad Note 5 runs most of games smoothly with some minor lag and device do  heats up.while playing games for long time. While using Phone on daily task we didn't notice any heating issue.  Note 5 performance is not powerful as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Le 2 which are powered by Snapdragon 650 and 652 Processors. Coolpad Note 5 comes with  4GB of RAM which is one of the affordable smartphone in India with 4GB RAM. On storage it comes with 32GB of internal storage out of which 22GB is available for user and further expandable up to 64GB . On AnTuTu benchmark phone scores 45887 points . On Geekbench 4 Phone scores 697 on Single core and 2192  points.

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Camera


Coolpad Note 5 comes with a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture and 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 80.1-degree wide-angle lens, LED flash. Both  Rear camera and front camera can capture 1080p video recording . The images captured turned out to be quite good in broad daylight in both front as well . Indoor , low light camera performance was average .8MP front camera comes with LED Flash which produces good selfies in low light. camera app comes with some modes such as Face Beauty, HDR, Dim light, Smile shot, panorama, Gesture shot.  Pro mode allows to use  optional features like white balance, exposure, ISO using an interface .overall camera performance was good at the price point it is available Check camera samples below





Software


Coolpad Note 5 runs  Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with CoolUI 8.0. Powering on the device it says Coolpad a LeEco company which we haven't seen in previous Coolpad devices . Userinterface is similar to Coolpad Mega 2.5D Swiping up from below brings up short cut to WiFi , Mobile data, Bluetooth , Auto brightness There's also screen recording baked into the firmware. 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 in 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 usefull 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 .Cool Store app has bee also updated with new design  lets you shop for apps, games and presents you deals on random products. The UI works fine with No lag. user interface is very smooth and works fluidly without any lags. There is no details when Coolpad Note 5 will get Android 7.0 Nougat  Update.



Fingerprint Scanner


Coolpad Note 5 comes with a fingerprint scanner on rear similar to Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite.  which is fast and responsive.

Fingerprint scanner on Coolpad Note Setup



Coolpad Note 5 fingerprint scanner can be also use to Double tap of  Fingerprint Scanner to turn off the screen . Which Coolpad says Finger Touch here is list of functions u can use with  Fingerprint Scanner on Note 5. Close Alarm - Press fingerprint scanner to close alarm when ringing . Video record - Press and Hold fingerprint scanner to start video recording also press and hold to stop it. Answer a Call - Use Fingerprint Scanner to answer call. Use Fingerprint Scanner to record a call while on call. This may be not a new feature now available on all phones which has a fingerprint Scanner take Photos using fingerprint Scanner.

App lock using fingerprint scanner

Coolpad Note 5 comes with a Cool Manager app which includes App Lock features with this users can Lock their Apps and Unlock it using Fingerprint scanner. Coolpad Note 5 also comes with a Dual App support.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG. Reliance Jio SIM Works on Note 5 without any issue.We didnt had any issue while on calls . Coolpad Note 5 audio Output via earphone and Speaker is loud and clear. Overall Audio output is good. Coolpad Note 5 comes with Hybird SIM slot means One SIM and MicroSD card Or Dual SIM it also supports USB OTG. Coolpad Note 5 is Packed by a 4010mAh non removable Battery which is able to deliver 2 day of Battery life with heavy use like Gaming, Calls, 4G, WiFi , Listening music , Social media with Screen on Time of around 7-8 hours .Coolpad Note 5 offers great battery life at the price it is available similar to Redmi Note 3


Coolpad Note at Rs 10,999 is one of the affordable 4GB RAM smartphone to buy in India which offers Good Design , 4GB RAM ,Metal Body ,Great battery life . Processor could have been better and a Decent camera  there are other options like Redmi Note 3 , Le 2 , Vibe K5 Note available at this price range.

5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD fully laminated display, scratch-resistant glass for protection
1.5GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Cool UI 8.0
13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture, CMOS sensor, 1080p video recording
8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 80.1-degree wide-angle lens, LED flash
Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 152×75.7×8.85mm; Weight: 173.4g
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
4010mAh battery
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