Coolpad Note 8 

price₹ 6,898 onwards

launchOct, 2018

17.3

excellence score

61.1

value for money score

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Design

  • Comfortable to hold thanks to its curved sides
  • Fairly quick, accurate fingerprint sensor and face unlock
  • Made out of plastic, with a glossy finish at the back - a lot of phones in this price range now come with more premium metal and glass builds
  • The glossy back also picks up fine scratches easily

Display

  • Decent, tall display
  • Somewhat thick top and bottom bezels, for a tall display phone

Software

  • Coolpad sticks to close-to-stock Android here - which is a smart decision and keeps things nice and simple (there are a few preloaded apps though)

Performance

  • Performance is a weak point with an aged MediaTek 6750 SoC - it feels out of place when running modern games like PUBG - and will tend to get warm pretty soon - most good phones in this price bracket do significantly better in terms of performance

Camera

  • Below average rear (dual) and front cameras - even when shooting in daylight, the phone is slow to focus, struggles to get the exposure right, missed out on details, and the bokeh mode is average too
  • Video recording maxes out at 1080p for the primary camera and 720p for the selfie camera - and with no stabilisation, footage is shaky

Battery

  • Battery life is decent, and will last the day - though it's not quite as good as what you would expect with a 4000mAh battery pack (usually a 4000 mAh battery with well optimised software should give you 1 and a half days of battery)

Verdict

  • Overall, the Note 8 is strictly average and pulled down most by it's dated hardware and below average cameras - it will find it too tough to stand up to competition in this price bracket - you will want to look at the likes of Redmi 6 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1 instead

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Coolpad Note 8 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.99 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750Ranked #92 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T860 MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 0.3MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes

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