Coolpad Mega 5A 

price₹ 5,898 onwards

launchAug, 2018

18.5

excellence score

68.2

value for money score

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Rs. 5,898

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2-Minute Review

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

Design

  • Has a metal based frame, which is rare at this price point, and feels premium in your hand
  • The back panel is curved at the sides which make it comfortable to hold
  • Thanks to its low weight, there were no fatigue-related issues either
  • While the frame is metal, the removable back cover is made of thin/flimsy plastic
  • The fingerprint scanner is easy to reach but it isn’t quick to unlock the smartphone
  • Face unlock is on the slow side too

Display

  • Decent, modern, tall display, with reasonable viewing angles (though visibility isn’t great outdoors)

Software

  • Close to stock Android UI keeps things simple
  • There are some useful software add-ons like battery saving modes, and 'app clone' feature
  • Unfortunately there is also some bloatware preinstalled on the phone which includes Facebook Lite, NewsDog, Facebook Messenger, and a screen capture app among others

Performance

  • Sluggish performance, from a very limited Spreadtrum SC9850K quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM - it can only really handle basic tasks, but bump up its workload and you will see it slowing down - there is sluggishness throughout, apps have a large load time, and multitasking isn’t ideal - even phones like Honor 7S which itself is not the best performer in this price bracket, score better on benchmarks

Camera

  • Below-average rear (dual) and front cameras
  • The rear cameras, in daylight, fail to capture good details and lack dynamic range, especially in darker areas of a scene - details are often missing - and performance drops drastically in low light as the phone struggles to deliver usable shots - bokeh shots are also ordinary
  • The output from the selfie camera is average too and the Mega 5A is also slow when capturing selfies and takes even longer with HDR enabled
  • Video recording maxes out at 1080p for both the cameras but there’s no form of stabilisation

Battery

  • Average battery life - moderate use will see the phone last about 10 hours, which is far from ideal

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  • On the whole, the Mega 5A fails to deliver a good usable experience on account of it's laggy performance and mediocre battery life - you will be much better off looking at the likes of Redmi 6A, or Redmi 5

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Coolpad Mega 5A Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC9850K
GPUMali-400
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2500 mAh
Dimensions
Weight148 gm
Thickness8.9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera8MP + 0.3MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes