Coolpad Max  Coolpad Note 5 
Coolpad Max Coolpad Note 5
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Excellence Score
24.1
24.2
Value for Money Score
65.4
72.6
Price Rs. 10,999 onwards Rs. 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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 IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Anti-Fingerprint Coating Flim 2.5D Curved Glass, Scratch Resistant
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 405
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes 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 Samsung ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS, 6P, F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual Tone LED Flash 5P Lens, F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Smart Beautification Feature, 80.1 Degree Wide-angle Lens
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.6 mm 8.85 mm
Weight 170 gm 173 gm
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 4010 mAh
Battery Standby 310 hrs 200 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 17.00 hrs 20.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Dual Space (enables users to have two accounts of WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, and other apps on the same phone); Support for Quick Charge 3.0; USB OTG Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge); Dual Space (Duplicate apps); USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looking, premium design with a metal body, and curved-edge glass
  • Sharp, bright screen that makes sure that games and movies look great
  • Gorilla Glass 4 protection for the display
  • The Coolpad UI has a number of useful features built-in such as a split screen mode, and a "private space" mode
  • Decent camera both for still images and videos
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Decent battery life
  • Quick-charging support for battery
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Performance is decent overall, but there are better performing phones in this price bracket - if you want features like 4K video recording and super-smooth 3D gaming, you'll have to look elsewhere
  • The Coolpad UI is not the most refined Android experience
  • Tends to get a bit warm when used for a long time
  • Fingerprint reader sometimes doesn't work on the first try
  • 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
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