Coolpad Note 5 is another under budget smartphone launched in September 2016 and is in sale till date.The phone comes with a satisfactory 5.50-inch
touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.The phone ranges from INR 10,999.

The Coolpad Note 5 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and feed us with 4GB of RAM.
The phone packs 32GB of internal storage(ROM) that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are
concerned, the Coolpad Note 5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter with flash for attractive selfies.

The Coolpad Note 5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 4010mAh non removable battery.Dimensions are quite attractive.It measures
152.00 x 75.70 x 8.85 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 173.40 grams.

The Coolpad Note 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS,
Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone
include much in trend fingerprint sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

The Coolpad Beast packs features that will delight you. VoLTE support 2G, 3G and 4G internet connectivity, fingerprint scanner and the amazing Dual Space feature to separate your personal and professional life.
Coming to the utilities, the box consists of the smartphone itself, a data cable charger, a pair of earplugs. Also a glassguard increases its beauty.

SPECIFICATIONS

Form factor              Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm)              152.00 x 75.70 x 8.85
Weight (g)              173.40
Battery capacity (mAh)       4010
Colours                      Royal Gold, Space Grey
Processor              1.5GHz Octa-core
Processor make              Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
RAM                      4GB
Internal storage      32GB
Expandable storage        64
up to (GB)

SIM 1
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA              GSM
3G                      Yes
4G/ LTE                      Yes

SIM 2
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA              GSM
3G                      Yes
4G/ LTE                Yes

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Aluminium Unibody Metal Design.
The clean and crisp design of the Coolpad Note 5 makes it an elegant companion to your everyday adventures.

The Aluminium Unibody Metal Design is sleek and extremely light, at just 173g, the phone is heavy on features and
light in your pocket.The display is vivid and bright enough to offer good colors and decent experience. It isn’t Gorilla Glass but the company confirmed that it is strengthened glass.

PERFORMANCE

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC with a 1.5GHz octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM
and an Adreno 405 GPU. The combination is quite good and very well optimised. I expected the performance to be just
average but was impressed by the capability while using the phone. I hardly noticed heating issues. Although it does
go warm when playing games or when the CPU is under load.

CAMERA

The smartphone features a 13MP primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. On the front there is an
8MP snapper with a similar f/2.2 aperture size and aided with an LED flash. Both the cameras can shoot up to 1080p
video resolution.

The camera app is simple and easy to use . You get a pro mode
which is essentially manual mode, a beauty mode, night mode and some filters along with HDR, panorama, long exposure,
GIF and a special watermark mode to add stickers. Focusing is fairly quick and there isn’t much of a shutter lag.
The app is overall snappy and responsive.

BATTERY

One can’t compromise with battery stats.I was very satisfied with the battery life . The Coolpad Note 5 comes equipped with a 4,010mAh non-removable battery.
I managed to push the smartphone for one and a half day straight with my Wi-Fi hotspot on all the time.

The battery benchmark gave 7 hours and 47 minutes, which is at par with most of the smartphones having a similar
sized battery.

VERDICT

The smartphone gets a lot right and some wrong. One would be happy with the performance even though it wasn’t as good in the
benchmark result. Battery life, the build quality and even the display has been done right.
The UI was a bit of an overload, but it still runs smooth. The camera was probably a big disappointment as the quality did not match my expectations.
Also this phone would make people think more than twice before buying it , this brings me to the biggest problem with this phone. The brand name.

Moreover confused. While Chinese vendors like Xioami, OnePlus, and even LeEco now have a presence, Coolpad is still name that people don’t associate with great budget devices.

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