Coolpad Cool 1 Review : Full Detailed Review of Coolpad Cool 1

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has launched its first CoolPad Cool 1 smartphone and is now available in India for Rs.13,999.

Construction and Design

It offers a strikingly similar design to the LeEco Le 2 ahead, if you discount the dual rear camera module on the back. It comes with a solid metal back and a glass panel in the front.

HHaving a metal construction is not a big problem today though. Even a Rs 7,000 smartphone offers a metal finish. However, the unique features here are the beveled edges.

The headphone jack is located at the top with an infrared port, while the volume and power buttons are on the right side. The SIM tray is to the left and at the bottom the USB type C port is placed in the middle and flanked by two speaker holes. As it is with many phones only one of them is the speaker and the set of holes are, well, there is only for symmetry.

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

The back side houses the dual camera configuration placed vertically together with the dual LED flash on the side. The bright scanner is located just below the camera.

Characteristics

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen which translates to a pixel density of 401 PPI. There is a Snapdragon 652 chipset (quadruple Cortex-A53 1.2 GHz cores and 1.8 GHz AX2 Cut cores). An Adreno 510 GPU takes care of graphics and there is 4GB of RAM, which sounds pretty good. In terms of storage, you get 32GB of internal memory, but there is no microSD card slot to expand it further. There is also a variant of RAM of 3 GB.

There are a couple of 13MP cameras on the back with an aperture f / 2.0, dual-LED (dual tone) flash drive, auto focus phase detection. At the front there is 8MP unit with f / 2.2 aperture. The rear camera can record 4K video while the front unit can record up to 1080p videos.

Connectivity options include VoLTE 4G, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB port type C and GPS / A-GPS

Display

The smartphone features a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD panel. It offers a PPI 401 that makes it sharper. The bezels around the screen are pretty much in check with a black border all around. The overall quality is good. Colors look accurate, although there is a change when viewed from an angle.

It comes with options to customize the tone of the colors so you can raise or lower the tone on the screen to your liking. I was very pleased with the response to touch as well.

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

software

The Cool 1 uses the proprietary EUI from LeEco on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The only difference is the absence of all LeEco services.

However, it comes with a built-in FM radio application, a “system tools” application, Yahoo Weather, Amazon India application and an infrared remote control application. We have seen the same UI on a lot of LeEco phones so it looked very familiar.

It is quite agile and I was happy with how fluid it felt. Of course, if you come from an Android smartphone stock, you will need some time to get used to everything.

Performance

The smartphone power supply is a 652 Snapdragon processor that is also seen in LeEco Le 2. There are 4GB of RAM to handle multitasking and an Adreno 510 GPU to take graphics. The combination provides an excellent experience considering the price.

Watching videos, scrolling through your emails, navigating through numerous social media applications was a breeze. I managed to open around 10 applications at the same time and I did not stutter.

However, I was disappointed while I was playing. Ten minutes of Asphalt 8 led to a very strong warming to the left of the fingerprint scanner.

At benchmarks, the results were pretty good. I compared the results with LeEco Le 2 and both were quite similar.

As for call performance and network performance, everything works fine. I wish the speaker had a punch as it offered a little too much of the highs. The fingerprint scanner worked well. It was not always accurate in detection, but when it did, the lock screen opened very fast.

Camera

Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1
Detailed review of Coolpad Cool 1

Cool 1 has used a dual camera setup here. There are two 13MP cameras with an aperture of f / 2.2 each, autofocus phase detection (PDAF) and a dual LED flash. Now this configuration of the dual rear camera is becoming popular, and we should see much more phones through budgets in 2017 with this configuration. As for the front camera, there is an 8MP camera with an f / 2.2 aperture.

The quality of the image is only average. Photographs taken outdoors at night are grainy. So you can imagine the quality of those taken in the low light. As for the dual camera setup, it allows you to add digital depth of field, which is very gimmicky. The purpose here is to blur the background to give a DSLR as shallow DOF. But I was left with fuzziness on the main topic. You can check the image of the BB8 model I took.

The front camera is also normal and sometimes manages to sharpen its face. The app camera offers some modes to play with. There is a manual mode to control your exposure, a night mode and a beauty mode that is good for taking portraits. You can also record 4K video with the rear camera.

Battery

I was very happy with the performance of the battery. The phone comes with a 4000mAh battery. It lasted all day. I used a Reliance Jio SIM to connect, play some games and even watch a few YouTube videos and still ended up with a 25 percent battery at night. Even the battery life benchmark work proved that it can last a good 10 hours straight

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