Coolpad recently joined “Make in India” brigade and independently launched Coolpad Dazen 1 in India for 6,999 INR. Just a few weeks after its launch, it has received a price cut and is now priced at 5,999 INR. Let’s stack it against Xiaomi Redmi 2 to judge which one will be a better choice for you.

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Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Redmi 2 CoolPad Dazen 1
Display 4.7 inch, HD 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat based MIUI 6 Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Cool UI
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2200 mAh 2,500 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 134.00 x 67.20 x 9.40 mm and 133 Grams 141.00 x 71.50 x 9.30 mm and 155g
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price Rs 6,999 Rs 5,999

Points in favor of Redmi 2

  • Better camera
  • Better Display
  • More intuitive and elaborate software
  • USB OTG

Points in favor of Dazen 1

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Apps can be transferred to SD card

Display and Processor

Coolpad Dazen 1 has a 5 Inch IPS LCD display with 720p HD resolution, while Xiaomi Redmi 2 has a 4.7 Inch HD display. Though there is not much difference in pixel density for both displays, Xiaomi Redmi 2 display is better in quality with more vibrant colors and brightness.

Both phones have the same Snapdragon 410 quad core processor, but Coolpad Dazen 1 has 2 GB RAM, while Redmi 2 has only 1 GB RAM. Despite the difference in RAM and MIUI 6 being heavier, the performance is more or less same on both smarthphones in practice.

Camera and Internal Storage

Both smartphones have an 8 MP rear camera, but again, Redmi 2 wins in camera quality. Coolpad Dazen 1 has a bigger selfie camera sensor as compared to Redmi 2 (5 MP VS 2 MP), but again we found Redmi 2 front snapper to have an edge with better selfies.

Internal storage is 8 GB on both smartphones, but Coolpad Dazen 1 allows you to transfer apps to SD card. Out of the two, Redmi 2 supports USB OTG, which means you can connect and view media files from external flash drive. Both phones support up to 32 GB MicroSD card.

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Battery and Other Features

Battery capacity is 2200 mAh on Redmi 2, while Coolpad Dazen 1 has a slightly bigger 2500 mAh unit. The battery backup is similar on both devices. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat based MIUI 6, which is more in than Android KitKat based cool UI on

Both phones support 4G LTE connectivity and similar set of connectivity options. Both phones offer nice build quality and design. If you are looking for a more compact and light phone, Redmi 2 will suit you better.

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Conclusion

Though Coolpad Dazen 1 seems to be better on paper, in practice Redmi 2 wins in several key aspects like camera, display, software and performance. Dazen 1 on the other hand has more free RAM and allows to transfer apps on SD card, which will give it performance advantage in the long run. Moreover, Coolpad Dazen 1 is 1000 INR cheaper which can be a potential deal breaker or maker in low cost price segment.

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