Coolpad Cool 1, the name might seem to be a bit confusing, but the reason behind it not so circuitous, Coolpad in collaboration with LeEco, is introducing this smartphone soon in the Indian markets. This phone has nothing similar to what LeEco had to offer in their previous phones. This smartphone comes with 5.5 IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, powered by Snapdragon 652 SoC with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. Let’s unbox and take a quick look at the device.
The phone is packed in a simple box with its name and Coolpad branding in the front. Leading to the normal procedures, where all the SAR values, IMEIs, and barcodes are displayed on the back of it. Box is easy to open and lands easy on your palm and fingers.
- User manual
- USB type C cable
- 2 pin charger
- SIM ejector tool
- Warranty card
- Screen guard.
LeEco Coolpad Cool 1 has a metal body with chamfered edges, which makes the phone sit easy on your hands and provides that sleek fit and space to your fingers to reach out to the screen easily. With minimal camera protrusion, it makes it even more convenient to keep it on a table, which also helps: Keeping and taking phone, inside and out of the pockets and flexible movements while playing games and making videos. Accurate fixation of mirrored fingerprint sensor, gives you that comfort level to lock and unlock the phone.
It has IPS capacitive touchscreen with a size of 5.5 inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Let’s have a look on this phone from all the possible angles.
Starting from front top, it has an earpiece with proximity sensor at the right with 8 MP camera and ambient light sensors on the left.
At the bottom of front, it has 3 backlit navigation keys. Appropriate alignment of front features, makes it look good in hands.
Turning the phone around, on the back of it, we see a 13 MP dual camera with double LED flash (dual tone), its physical look is a delight to the eyes with minimal camera protrusion. Fingerprint sensor is not to be missed with its mirror look and accurate space occupancy.
At the bottom, it has the brand and product name.
Speaker with microphone are placed with charging and USB-Type C port at the bottom.
Volume controls and lock/power buttons are placed at the right side making it easy for your thumb to reach
on the left, it has dual SIM slot, which can be easily removed with SIM ejector tool.
On the top of it, it has 3.5 mm jack and IR blaster.
We must note, there is no Micro SD card slot.
IPS capacitive touchscreen with a size of 5.5 inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels disseminate good quality of colors and makes the display a good one to use for your day to day tasks. With ambient light sensors, outdoor visibility and abrupt light condition, change is well handled.
Coolpad Cool 1, has a primary, dual camera of 13 MP and secondary of 8 MP. Talking about the rear one, it has all the needed specifications like phase detection auto-focus, dual LED flash with dual tone, face detection.
Outdoor photos are well color balanced. Daylight camera performance is great and works well in artificial lights as well. It has good auto-focus and image processing speed. Low light images turn out to have some grains and auto-focus problems, but this is not something to be worried upon, as this is normally found in almost every phone in this price range. Overall, it has good color balance, which can be called as close to natural colors.
LeEco Coolpad Cool 1, with 1.8 Octa-core processor, runs games at high quality and gives great experience. Frame drops are seen after few minutes, where there was too much action on the screen. After playing Modern Combat 5 for 30 minutes, battery dropped unexpectedly by 11% and phone was getting warm too.
The Coolpad Cool 1 is a very good smartphone at Rs. 13,999. While it matches the rest of the competition in terms of core hardware specs, in a couple of areas it also exceeds those other phones. The dual camera setup on the back, 4 GB RAM are a couple of areas where the Cool 1 is better than other phones in this price range. That said, the software does leave a bit to be desired.