Coolpad Note 5

price Rs. 10,999 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
89.1
verdict BUY
excellent value-for-money
currently ranked
#3
of 150 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 6 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

6 expert review(s)


1,838+ user reviews

video review

source: @Techniqued
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
GPUAdreno 405
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4010 mAh
Battery Standby200 hrs
Battery Talktime20.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight173 gm
Thickness8.85 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Smart Beautification Feature
  • 80.1 Degree Wide-angle Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge)
  • Dual Space (Duplicate apps)
  • USB On-The-Go
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brand rating
3.92/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Ok
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys