Coolpad is known for offering smartphones with best features at most affordable prices. With Coolpad Note 3 and Coolpad Note 3 Lite already helping the company have a great run in the Indian smartphone market, Coolpad has introduced yet another impressive smartphone in India. Intensifying the competition in already aggressive sub-Rs. 7,000 price segment, Coolpad has launched its Mega 2.5D smartphone. But would this phone help the company to stay ahead of competition? Let’s find out in this detailed review. Read on to find out Coolpad Mega 2.5D review entailing details on its design, specifications, features, camera, benchmarks, gaming performance and more.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D Review
Here is the in-depth review of Coolpad Mega 2.5D smartphone:
On aesthetics front, the Mega 2.5D looks very impressive. It comes with plastic back which has been given a metallic look.
The phone features metal frame along the edges which adds to its beauty. The back of the phone has a slight curve for better grip. The bezels around the display are very thin and make the screen look even bigger.
On the front, there is a 5.5-inch display. Above the display, you will find sensors. earpiece, front facing camera and LED notification.
Below the display, there is Coolpad branding and you get three on-screen navigation buttons.
Left edge houses volume rockers.
On the right edge, you get power button along with hybrid dual SIM card tray.
Charging port and primary mic are on the bottom edge.
On the top edge, you get 3.5mm audio jack.
On the rear of the phone, you will find an 8 mega pixel primary camera, LED flash, secondary mic, Coolpad branding and speaker.
Talking about sound from the speakers, the speaker clarity is good but loudness is just average.
The device features a metal frame and a large 5.5-inch display yet it is an extremely light weight phone. It has thickness of 7.85mm. Overall design is very neat and premium. It is a very light weight phone, yet it does not feel fragile. It feels sturdy to hold.
On the front, you get a 5.5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution and 2.5D glass. The display is sharp and bright. The viewing angles of the display are good and sunlight legibility is also decent.
The Mega 2.5D sports an 8 mega pixel camera on the front as well as on the rear. Given the price, the front camera does a decent job in capturing selfies. There is a Beautification mode that improves the quality of images taken with the front camera. But this feature may not be liked by everyone as with this mode, images tend to appear a bit unnatural. The front camera shows some info of the users like age and names. If you don’t want your images to be saved with the age info, then you can turn this feature off from camera settings.
Coming to the primary camera, the shots taken with the 8 mega pixel rear camera are decent but they are not exceptionally good. Images taken with the rear camera have good detailing but we noticed some noise in the images especially in indoor and low lighting conditions. Macro shots are good and color reproduction is just average. For the price, the overall camera performance of Coolpad Mega 2.5D is quite impressive.
Hardware Specs & Performance
Under the hood, it is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek 6735p processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Also onboard is 16GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. On testing it on AnTuTu benchmarks, we got scores of around 24000 points.
We played a few games on this phone and we found out that it tends to lag while playing heavy games like Nova 3, but it handles moderate to light games with ease. If you are a heavy gamer then, game-play may not be very smooth on this phone. It can however handle light to moderate gaming and multitasking with ease. In this price-segment, powerful smartphones with good performance are very rare and Coolpad Mega 2.5D is one of those rare phones to achieve overall good performance.
On software front, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system wrapped under Cool UI 8.0. It offers a host of interesting features like single handed password entry, C-button for one-handed operations and Wake up gesture which can be used to trigger various operating by drawing specified shapes when the screen is off. Various modes and settings menu can be accessed by swiping on the screen from down towards the top. The phone also supports USB OTG that enables users to watch movies and videos directly on the phone without transferring them.
Battery & Connectivity
It is fueled by a 2500mAh battery. The Mega 2.5D comes with HD resolution display and average GPU, due to which the battery of this phone easily survives for up to one day on moderate usage. While charging the phone, you get two options to choose from- Fast charging and Intelligent charging. You can choose any of them according to your needs.
Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The Mega 2.5D is priced at Rs. 6,999 and is available to buy exclusively from Amazon India.
The sub-Rs. 7,000 segment of smartphones has always been the most vying and crowded one. In this crowded segment, there are only a few powerful phones that offer great specifications and Coolpad Mega 2.5D is among the best smartphones in this price range. It is a very impressive budget smartphone that offers premium design, large display, good configuration, capable camera combination and more. If you are looking for a budget smartphone that is powerful in overall performance and easy on your pockets, then you should go for this one.
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