Coolpad Note 5

Coolpad Note 5 was launched earlier today in India. Bringing a range of mid-range features to the sub-10k price segment, the Coolpad Note 5 looks like a tough competitor when compared to other devices in the same range. The Redmi Note 3, for example, has been a great hit for Xiaomi. The Coolpad Note 5 has a tough job on its hands, but it looks like the phone puts up a great fight, at least on paper.

Coolpad Note 5 Pros

  • 5.5 inch full HD display
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 13 MP CMOS sensor, 5P lens, dual LED flash
  • Front facing 8 MP camera with LED flash
  • 4010 mAH battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Competitive pricing

Coolpad Note 5 Cons

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor known to overheat and lag

Coolpad Note 5 Specifications

Key SpecsCoolpad Note 5
Display5.5 inches Full HD
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 617
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0
Storage 32 GB, expandable with a microSD card
Rear Camera13 MP, dual LED flash, 5P lens, CMOS sensor, 1080p recording
Front Camera8 MP, LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes
4G ReadyYes
Dual SIMYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Battery 4010 mAh
Price Rs. 10,999

Question: Does the Coolpad Note 5 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Coolpad Note 5 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 64 GB.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Royal Gold and Space Grey color options.

Question: Does the Coolpad Note 5 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

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Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Coolpad Note 5 comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass and a proximity sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 152.00 x 75.70 x 8.85 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: The Coolpad Note 5 comes with an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor.

Question: How is the display of the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: The Coolpad Note 5 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of ~401 ppi.

Coolpad Note 5 front2

Question: Does the Coolpad Note 5 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with capacitive touch buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, it does not come with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No, the device does not support NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: We haven’t tested the Coolpad Note 5 yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

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Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Coolpad Note 5?

Answer: The device weighs 173 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

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Question: Can the Coolpad Note 5 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


The Coolpad Note 5 looks like a very good phone. It is also the only phone in this price range to come with 4 GB RAM, but that is more a matter of specs race than actual needs. Other important specs include a 5.5 inch full HD display, 13 MP camera on the back and 8 MP camera on the front, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, dual SIM support, 4G LTE support with VoLTE and a big 4010 mAh battery. Other phones like the Redmi Note 3 are now going to have a tough competition in this price range.