Coolpad in collaboration with LeEco has launched the Cool 1 in India. The device is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm SoC and comes with Dual primary cameras. The device has been priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available exclusively from Amazon India starting from 5th January 2017.
Motorola’s Moto G4, which had been priced similarly will directly compete with the device. The device is available in two storage variants and is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm SoC. Let’s take a look at both the devices.
Coolpad Cool 1 vs Moto G4 Plus Specifications
|Key Specs||Coolpad Cool 1||Moto G4 Plus|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS LCD display||5.5 inch IPS LCD display|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
|Processor||4 x 1.8 GHz|
4 x 1.2 GHz
|4 x 1.5 GHz
4 x 1.2 GHz
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 652||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617|
|Memory||4 GB||2 / 3 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB||16 / 32 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||No||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, Phase Detection Autofocus, dual LED flash||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.2||5 MP, f/2.2|
|Battery||4060 mAh||3000 mAh|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Weight||167 grams||155 grams|
|Dimensions||152 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm||153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm|
|Price||Rs. 13,999||2 GB - Rs 13,499
3 GB - Rs 14,499
The Coolpad Cool 1 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a pixel density of 401 PPI.
The Moto G4 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a pixel density of 401 PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The only difference in the display of the devices is that the Moto G4 Plus comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Hardware and Storage
The Coolpad Cool 1 is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 clubbed with Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device cannot be expanded using microSD card.
The Moto G4 Plus is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 clubbed with Adreno 405 GPU. The device is available in 2 variants. The first is a 2 GB RAM variant and it comes with 16 GB of internal storage. The second is a 3 GB RAM and it comes with 32 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device can be further expanded using microSD card.
The Coolpad Cool 1 features a dual Camera setup with Dual 13 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual LED flash. It can record videos up to 1080 pixels at 30 FPS. On the front, the device sports an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Moto G4 Plus features a 16 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection & laser autofocus and dual LED flash. It can record videos up to 1080 pixels at 30 FPS. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and auto-HDR.
Connectivity options on the Coolpad Cool 1 include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB with Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
The Moto G4 Plus on the other hand comes with dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, microUSB v2.0 and FM Radio.
The Coolpad Cool 1 is powered by a huge 4060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support. The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a much smaller, 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support. The Coolpad Cool 1 seems to be the obvious winner in terms of battery capacity.
Pricing & Availability
The Coolpad Cool 1 has been priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available exclusively from Amazon India starting from 5th January 2017.
The 2 GB variant of the Moto G4 has been priced at 13,499 and the 3 GB variant has been priced at 14,499. The device is currently available at Amazon India.
The Cool 1 is a much better specced smartphone compared to the Moto G4 Plus, on paper. There is a substantial difference in the performance gains from a mid-range Snapdragon 652 processor compared to Snapdragon 617. 4 GB RAM, dual camera setup on the back, a much bigger battery and the price of the Cool 1 also make it a better option compared to the Moto G4 Plus. That said, the software of the Cool 1 can be an issue for some users, especially because the Moto G4 Plus comes with an almost stock Android interface.
At the end of the day, it boils down to the user’s preferences – on a pure specs and price basis, the Cool 1 is a much better device. However, subpar software may be an issue to consider as well.