Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Coolpad Note 5, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Coolpad Note 5  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Coolpad Note 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Excellence Score
17.8
27.0
Value for Money Score
52.2
67.3
Price ₹ 9,899 onwards ₹ 11,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
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)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Ranked #66 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
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, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Smart Beautification Feature, 80.1 Degree Wide-angle Lens F/2.0 Aperture, Smart Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.85 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 173 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4010 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 200 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 20.00 hrs N/A
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 Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge); Dual Space (Duplicate apps); Noise Filtration WiFi Display; 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
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint reader
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • On the whole the performance on the device is good in regular use, and the multitasking experience is good too
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
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
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
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