Coolpad Cool 5 

price₹ 7,824 onwards

launchSep, 2019


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  • Decent 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Uses the modern USB-C port, which is nice to see at this price point
  • No compass


  • 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


  • 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

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  1. The Coolpad Cool 5 looked like a good contender on paper, but in reality, it was quite disappointing in-depth Read Review »
  2. Gets much of the basics right....but suffers from having better devices, like the Redmi 8, in the same segment in-depth Read Review »
  3. Does most of the basic things right in-depth Read Review »
  4. A decent smartphone...good for basic day to day usage in-depth Read Review »
  5. Decent budget smartphone...but with not-so-good imaging in-depth Read Review »
  6. A worthy pick in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category 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 in-depth Read Review »
  8. The phone isn’t our topmost recommendation, for the poor quality of its camera, however, it isn’t something you should completely avoid in-depth Read Review »
  9. Could be the right device for you if you want a phone that would satisfy your basic requirements on a tight budget in-depth Read Review »
  10. 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
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
  • G-sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #81 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 128 GB
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Standby200 hrs
Battery Talktime18.00 hrs
Weight145 gmLight
Thickness8.2 mmMedium
Width76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
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
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Gaming Boost Mode

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