Our Opinion

The Coolpad Note 5 is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor Holly 3 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Coolpad Note 5 might be a slightly better choice.

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Excellence Score
21.1
18.7
Value for Money Score
65.1
66.8
Price ₹ 8,999 onwards ₹ 6,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow 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) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Kirin 620
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-450MP4
RAM 4 GB 2 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 F/2.0 Aperture, Wide-angle Lens, Face Detection, Macro Mode, Screen-lock snapshot, Night shot, Beauty mode, Food mode, Panorama, HDR, Watermark, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Audio note, Document scan, Capture smiles, Touch to capture, Sound Snap, Delayed Shot
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/2.0 Aperture, 4P Lens, 1.12um Pixel Size, Full HD Video Recording, Beauty Feature, Makeup Mode
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 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 8.45 mm
Weight 173 gm 168 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4010 mAh 3100 mAh
Battery Standby 200 hrs 560 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 600 hrs
Battery Talktime 20.00 hrs 28.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 19.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A Battery Standby Time (4G): up to 540 hrs, Battery Charging Time: 3.4 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge); Dual Space (Duplicate apps); USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Data Traffic Management; 15 months extended warranty; WiFi Direct; 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
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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
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