Foe the first time in India, Chinese smartphone giant Coolpad has launched a smartphone that crosses the 10K mark. It has launched the all new Coolpad Max at INR 24,999, which makes it stand aside the likes of Xiaomi Mi5, Nexus 5X, OnePlus 2. We have been testing the Coolpad Max before the official launch and here is the sum up of some important questions relating the new Coolpad device.Coolpad Max

Coolpad Max Pros

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2.5D curved display with Gorilla Glass 5
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Solid metal unibody
  • Fair performance
  • Some UI features are very useful and unique

Coolpad Max Cons

  • UI looks over customized
  • Android Lollipop instead of Marshmallow
  • No dedicated slot for dual-SIM
  • Too many bloatware apps
  • Average camera

Coolpad Max Quick Specifications

Key SpecsCoolpad Max
Display5.5-inch IPS Display
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 617
Memory4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes
Primary Camera13 MP with dual-LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight155 gms
Price Rs. 24,999

Coolpad Max Unboxing and Review [Video]

 

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Coolpad Max has a metal unibody structure that feels solid and premium, The front and back has no curve and lie flat but sides have a slight curve for better hold. Looking at the back, it looks a lot like the HTC A9 and has multiple antenna bands in both top and bottom. It has really thin bezels which make the display look even more impressive.

Overall, it is a great phone in terms of design and quality of built but you cannot ignore the fact that the design looks borrowed from other devices.

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Question- Does the Coolpad Max Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, one supports Micro-SIM and one supports Nano-SIM.

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Question- Does the Coolpad Max Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion using the secondary SIM slot.

Question- Does the Coolpad Max Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Coolpad Max comes with Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Coolpad Max?

Answer- The Coolpad Max comes with a 5.5 inch full HD 2.5D curved display. It has a pixel density of 401 ppi.

Question- Does the Coolpad Max Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on the Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cool UI on top.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, the device comes with a finger print sensor.

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Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Coolpad Max?

Answer- Yes, the Coolpad Max comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Coolpad Max?

Answer- No, you cannot move apps to microSd.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- 0.88 GB of bloatware apps come pre-installed with the phone and you cannot remove them.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Which network bands or Operating Frequency does the Coolpad Max support?

Answer- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8, FDD-LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B20, TDD-LTE: B38, B40, B41.

Question- Does Coolpad Max offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Coolpad Max offers theme options.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- How much RAM was available after first boot?

Answer- Out of 4GB, 2.5GBGB of RAM was available after first boot.

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Question- How much storage was available after first boot?

Answer– Out of 64 GB, 51.77 GB was available after first boot.Screenshot_2016-05-18-17-02-54

Question- Can we Play 4K Videos on the Coolpad Max?

Answer- The videos will be played in Full HD (1080p).

Question- Does it support single handed UI?

Answer- Yes, it comes with a single handed UI feature as well.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Coolpad Max?

Answer– The Coolpad Max will be available in Gold and Rose Gold color variants.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Coolpad Max?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature between two modes.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Coolpad Max?

Answer- Yes, it has a power saving mode to improve the battery efficiency.

Question- What is the Weight of Coolpad Max?

Answer- It weighs 175 grams.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- Still to be confirmed.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it does support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does the Coolpad Max Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any heating issues while gaming but it does get hot while charging, Qualcomm’s Quick charge is the reason behind it.

Question- What are the benchmark scores for Coolpad Max?

Answer- The benchmark scores are

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Question- Can the Coolpad Max be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

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

Conclusion

Coolpad Max is surely an attractive handset, but are the looks enough for the high priced phone? The things that fall under the positive side is its build quality, display, performance, and the software feature, and the shortcomings include the Snapdragon 617 at this price, average camera, no Android Marshmallow and single SIM availability on the phone.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.