Coolpad Note 5 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

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 5

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow) 
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 
Clock Speed- 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53   
Core- Octa-core 
GPU- Adreno 405

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.5 inches  
Display Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels  
Display Reinforced- 
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
Form- Bar 
Weight- 173.4 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 40(2300)
3G- HSDPA 900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.0 
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

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
Talktime-8 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.

Why to buy and Final words about Coolpad Note 5

Coolpad Note 5 is another budget friendly gadget from Chinese smartphone manufacturer, it has eye-catching Glamorous look with metallic (Aluminium) built, A crisp Full HD display and Long lasting 4010 mAh battery, camera is just average. If you are less on the side of photography and more towards the look and decent performance, it may be suitable for you although there are options available in market like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and Samsung Galaxy J7 2016.

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Sameer Gwasikoti
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