Review of Coolpad Note 5 at a Glance:-Coolpad is doing great business in India with its budget friendly Smartphones, Under the popular "Note" series they have launched Coolpad Note 5 with many advantages and disadvantages, under this article we have tried to cover most of the major pros and cons. Key specs of this handset are 5.5 Inches Full HD display, Snapdragon 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 13 MP primary | 8 MP front camera, 32 GB Internal memory | 64 GB memory card support, 4 GB RAM and 4010 mAh battery.
The design of this smartphone is one of the main attraction which can seek more fans, front panel is covered with 2.5D curved glass integrated with the metal covering sides and rear panel, The sleek design fits in palm. There is a very responsive fingerprint sensor below the rear camera. The functional keys like volume buttons are placed on the left edge and power button on right along with card slot, bottom houses microUSB slot and you can enjoy music with wired headphone from the 3.5 mm jack located in the top of smartphone.
Same as design, display is also impressive. phone comes up with 5.5 inches Full HD IPS display featuring 401 ppi display density and 72.5% screen-to-body ratio. It doesn't matter whether you are using smartphone in indoor or outdoor condition it will give pleasant visual experience. Coolpad also protected the screen with Scratch-resistant glass.
Camera is one of the top priority for most of the people going to buy a new smartphone, here Note 5 is offering 13 MP rear camera with aperture of f/2.2, and 8 MP front camera. On the pixel count it looks suffice but in real ground performance camera does not perform well, in the sufficient light photos comes out unnatural in colours, and low light photos are more noisy. 8 MP front camera have same kind of picture quality. Camera is slightly below average not recommending to photo enthusiastic people.
Coolpad decided to launch this handset with Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor which is relatively older, but in this mobile along with 4 GB RAM and Cool UI 8.0 based on the Android Marshmallow. Perform multitasking in this handset is hustle free experience. Although months back Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 3 with better CPU Snapdragon 650 and we are at least expecting the same from Coolpad in this handset. Gaming is quite comfortable even many high end games are running but in lower graphic setting.
The battery is also plus point in this handset which can easily provide the backup for more than a full day, Although it has heating issue while charging or during heavy use. They should provide USB Type C slot for quick charge support in bottom but unfortunately they offers Micro USB slot.
Specification of Coolpad Note 5Operating System
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
Clock Speed- 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU- Adreno 405
Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.5 inches
Display Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels
Display Density- 401 ppi
Screen-Body Ratio- 72.9%
Rear- 13 MP
Front- 8 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps
Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 152 x 75.7 x 8.9 mm
Weight- 173.4 grams
Data Connection and Connectivity
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 40(2300)
3G- HSDPA 900 / 2100
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm
Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32 GB
External (SD)- 64 GB
RAM- 4 GB
SIM Type- Nano SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM
Capacity- 4010 mAh
Stand By- 200 hours
Phone’s Available Colour- Royal Gold and Space Gray
Pros of Coolpad Note 5
- 5.5 inches display with 2.5D Glass and Full HD resolution.
- External SD card is supported up to 64 GB.
- Dual 4G Feature with VoLTE Support.
- Quick fingerprint scanner can also be used to record calls, click photographs or quick dial with ease.
- OTG Cable is supported.
- A huge 4010 mAh long lasting battery.
- LED Light Notification is available.
- 8 MP primary camera also has Selfie Flash.
Cons of Coolpad Note 5
- There is no Dedicated slot for the SIM 2 (Hybrid SIM slot).
- Below average camera to capture the scenes.
- Heating while charging or intense use.
- No USB type C quick charge support.
- Battery embedded inside phone is Non-Removable.