When it comes to tempting budget smartphones, Coolpad ranks high on the list except for their last come and go handset- Coolpad Max. To get back their position in the market, today it has launched another pocket friendly offering and they call it the Coolpad Mega 2.5D. It is similar to the Coolpad Sky 3 which launched earlier in China, but comes with some necessary upgrades.
It is launched at a price of Rs. 6,999 which directly puts it against the recently launched Redmi 3s and its own sibling Coolpad Note 3 Lite. The highlight of this smartphone is the front camera which claims to capture the selfies you need. Before wasting any more time, let’s have a quick look at the design and build.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D Specifications
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Coolpad Mega 2.5D Photo Gallery
Coolpad Mega 2.5D Physical Overview
Something that I found good about this phone is the design and builds quality for the price. When I first saw the device, I was impressed with the way Coolpad Mega looked in the hand. It felt really light and one could feel it the moment you take it in hand. Out of curiosity, I immediately revised the specs to check the weight and I was impressed to see that the 5.5 inch smartphone weighs just 140 grams.
Coming to the build material, it has good quality plastic on the back but has metal on the sides. It feels solid to hold and the plastic back does not feel cheap. It has a sleek form factor, so holding the device is not an issue. Buttons are conveniently placed and one handed mode in the UI makes it easier to use with single hand for those with smaller palms.
The front of the phone has the 5.5 inch display with 2.5D curved glass, which makes it look impressive. Just above the display, you will find the ear piece with the front camera on its right and the ambient light sensor to the left of the ear piece.
On the bottom, you will find the three on-screen buttons for navigation. Coolpad branding is placed at the bottom bezel which looks good.
The Volume rocker is placed on the left side.
Power button and SIM tray is on the right hand side of the phone.
The bottom of the phone houses the microUSB port and a mic.
The top of the phone has the 3.5 mm audio jack.
The back of the phone features the Camera sensor, LED flash and the secondary mic on the top.
And the loudspeaker grill is at the bottom.
The Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The good thing about the display is the colour accuracy, crispness and brightness, but the viewing angles are just decent. It is worth noting that the Mega 2.5D does not come with a Gorilla Glass.
The Coolpad Mega 2.5D is a selfie-focused smartphone as it sports 8MP camera sensors on the front and the back. Front camera comes with an f/2.2 aperture, an 83.6-degree field of view, and a ‘smart beautification’ feature to enhance your selfies. The rear autofocus camera boasts of an f/2.0 aperture with a Sony sensor.
Picture quality from the front camera is good, we really liked the pictures clicked indoors, but we’ll test it and come up with a dedicated camera review very soon. Otherwise the front camera is very good for the price whereas the rear camera is just average in indoor lighting conditions.
Price and Availability
Coolpad Mega 2.5D is priced at Rs. 6,999. It will be available in its first flash sale via Amazon India at 2PM from August 24th. Registrations are already started from 5PM onwards.
The Coolpad Mega 2.5D is a good device in itself. Although it has some flaws like small battery and missing fingerprint sensor, but it still is a good choice for those who use their smartphone more often for multimedia. It has a decent processor, a good display, very impressive look and feel, a good front camera and 5.5 inch HD display that looks good. Moreover it has the latest version of Cool UI on top of Marshmallow, so its on you what do you prefer.