Coolpad Note 5  Lenovo ZUK Z1 
Coolpad Note 5 Lenovo ZUK Z1
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Excellence Score
25.8
25.1
Value for Money Score
72.3
70.0
Price Rs. 8,999 onwards Rs. 9,500 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Scratch Resistant IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 330
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 5P Lens, F/2.2 Aperture Optical Image Stabilization, 1.12 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Burst Mode, Blue Glass Infrared Ray Filter, F/2.2 Aperture, 5-element Lens
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Smart Beautification Feature, 80.1 Degree Wide-angle Lens F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.85 mm 8.9 mm
Weight 173 gm 175 gm
Battery Capacity 4010 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 200 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 526 hrs
Battery Talktime 20.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 38.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters N/A Battery Standby (4G): 526 hrs, Battery Talktime (4G): 48.00 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 120 hrs, Video Playback Time: 15 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge); Dual Space (Duplicate apps); USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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 well optimized and tends to run smoothly
  • On the whole the performance on the device is good in regular use, and the multitasking experience is good 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
  • Nice, premium, polished design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Given its large size, the weight is quite manageable at 175g
  • Excellent display, perhaps the best at this price point, with great colors and vibrance
  • CynogenMod 12 allows deeper control on the display - you can tweak the colour temperature, and choose different temperatures for day and night
  • The CyanogenMod UI allows a bunch of customisations, that will come in handy if you are a power user, but retains a nearly-stock Android interface
  • The UI is smooth and stable too, and performs well
  • Very good, lag-free performance, even given the somewhat old processor, which indicates how well the software has been optimized
  • Good front camera for selfies
  • Good rear camera in well lit conditions
  • Decent fingerprint sensor
  • Very good battery life - can last over a day fairly easily
  • Very good audio quality
  • If you like modding your smartphone, and have been waiting for a CyanogenMod-powered phone worth buying, this is it
  • The Zuk branded phones are also the only Lenovo devices where rooting won't void the warranty
  • 64GB internal memory
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • While the performance is good overall, it is not the best in this price bracket, even with the generous 4GB of RAM - specifically 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
  • This isn't an ergonomic smartphone - it's quite wide, which puts single handed usage out of question
  • Rear camera could have been better under low-light conditions
  • The camera is also just a little slow in focus speed, compared to it's top competitors in this price range such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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