Coolpad Cool 5 

price₹ 7,499 onwards

launchSep, 2019

23.0

excellence score

72.0

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 8 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Nice looking gradient back design
  • Modern front with a dewdrop notch display
  • Sturdy (plastic) build
  • Fairly compact for one-hand usage (though it's a little on the thick and heavy side, compared to peers)
  • Both fingerprint sensor and face unlock work reasonably well

Display

  • Decent 6.22-inches IPS display - color and contrast are good for the price bracket
  • The ambient light sensor is a little iffy at times

Software

  • CoolUI is a fairly clean, and uncluttered custom Android UI now, and also packs some useful features: virus scanning, game mode, power manager, and phone tips app

Performance

  • Solid performance powered by a Helio P22 chipset (similar to Snapdragon 625) - day-to-day usage and casual games are smooth

Camera

  • Mediocre overall camera performance, for the price bracket
  • The rear camera system has a 13MP primary rear camera with a 2MP depth sensor - color reproduction is mediocre, and there is lack of clarity even in well-lit conditions - additionally the bokeh mode has a shoddy application of the blurring effect
  • The 16MP selfie camera is average too - and again packs a not-that-great portrait mode
  • Significant shutter lag

Connectivity

  • Uses the modern USB-C port, which is nice to see at this price point

Battery

  • Good battery life with a large 4000 mAh battery - you will get a comfortable 1.5 days of use, with moderate usage
  • No fast charging support - a 25 per cent charge on this smartphone takes roughly 30 minutes
  • Both phone and the charger have a tendency to heat up during charging

Verdict

  • The Cool 5 gets a few things right, but loses out on account of it's ordinary cameras - you will find better all-round value in Xiaomi and Realme phones in this price bracket

Expert Reviews

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  1. Gets much of the basics right....but suffers from having better devices, like the Redmi 8, in the same segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. Does most of the basic things right
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Decent budget smartphone...but with not-so-good imaging
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Could be the right device for you if you want a phone that would satisfy your basic requirements on a tight budget
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A worthy pick in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The phone isn’t our topmost recommendation, for the poor quality of its camera, however, it isn’t something you should completely avoid
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Has a lot to offer at this price...but the phone isn’t our topmost recommendation, for the poor quality of its camera
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »

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Coolpad Cool 5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #61 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Standby200 hrs
Battery Talktime18.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight145 gmLight
Thickness8.2 mmMedium
Width76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Bokeh mode
  • Time lapse
  • Portrait mode
  • Face cute
  • Beauty mode
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • AI Beauty Selfie
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
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