Coolpad Note 5  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  
Coolpad Note 5Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)
magic score91.790.3
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Launch Date (India)Oct, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display Features2.5D Curved Glass, Scratch ResistantIPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor1.5 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreHexa Core
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 510
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 32 GB
FM RadioYes
Thickness8.85 mm8.65 mm
Weight173 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity4010 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby200 hrsN/A
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Battery Talktime20.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Excellent design - an evolution of the design pioneered on the Mega 2.5D, the Coolpad Note 5 looks and feels like a positively premium device
  • Ergonomically too, the phone is well designed and despite the larger dimensions of a phone with a 5.5 inch display, it manages to fit well in the hand
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint reader
  • Very good display - with accurate colors, wide viewing angles, and great outdoor visibility
  • Cool UI is a highly customized Android skin with lots of features to add to the Android experience - including the Dual Apps feature (allows you to maintain multiple Facebook & WhatsApp accounts), the floating C button to provide quick access to often used actions on the large display, as well as a multitude of screen based gestures
  • The software in general is very well optimized and tends to run very smoothly
  • On the whole the performance on the device is very good in regular use, and the multitasking experience is great too
  • With it’s 4010mAh battery, the phone performs extremely well in terms of battery life, with close to 2 days of battery life with average usage
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • While the performance is pretty good overall, the Snapdragon 617 is not quite the newest or fastest chipset around, falling behind the likes of the Snapdragon 650 powered Redmi Note 3 and Le 2
  • Average rear and front cameras - image details, and dynamic range could certainly have been better
  • Video recording performance is quite average too, with videos often looking grainy and low on details
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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