Coolpad launched a new handset the Cool Play 6 with dual cameras for a very good price tag. This handset is using Snapdragon 653 octa core processor and another unique thing is the 6GB RAM and of course the price of Rs. 14,999 – worth it? read this review to know more.

The handset looks similar to the Coolpad Cool 1 that was also a very good handset, though there are some design changes and IR sensor is missing on Play 6. Coolpad Cool Play 6 is powerful, does not heat up and the dual cameras on the back does an impressive job.

The 4000 mAh battery gives good battery life. There is one more thing. This Play 6 handset is running Android Nougat (JourneyUI) out of the box and the company at the time of launch had promised that this handset will get Android O (Oreo) update.

Coolpad Cool Play 6 review

Coolpad Cool Play 6 features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Coolpad Cool Play 6) :  Handset, user manual, SIM Tray ejector PIN, data cable (USB to USB Type C) and travel charger 5V/2A
SAR Value : 0.339 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.592 W/kg @1g body
Body : Very good build quality and finishing, using metal body, curvy design comfortable to hold and use
SIM Type : Nano + Nano, there is no micro SD slot
Weight and Dimensions : 175g, 8.4mm
Screen  :  5.5 inches, 1920 1080 pixels resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are good. There are black borders on the screen that may look odd for some, it is visible on gold color handset but if you go for black color handset it will not look that bad
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, Gyro and magnetic sensors
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 6GB (about 4.2GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Nougat 7.1.1 with JourneyUI – will get Android Oreo (Android O) update

Coolpad Cool Play 6 screen

Coolpad Cool Play 6 Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa Core 1.4 GHz
GPU :  Adreno 510 GPU
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 36 degrees

Performance is smooth, lag free. There was some issue with the OS, messenger app was crashing but after the OTA update the issue has been fixed (this review was done after the update). Gaming performance is also pretty smooth.

Coolpad Cool Play 6 back panel

Coolpad Cool Play 6  Benchmark

Quadrant : 34029
Antutu :
90016 / 21785
NenaMark3 :  59.5fps (3-7)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  183 MB/s read  and 159 MB/s write

Coolpad Cool Play 6  Gaming Review

For some reason the Modern Combat 5 game was not showing up when I search for it in Google Play store. I tried Asphalt 8 in high mode it worked buttery smooth. The next game I played was Dead Trigger 2 that also played smoothly and so did Bullet Force game. This handset is powered packed with good RAM, ROM and can play high end games.

Coolpad Cool Play 6  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP + 13MP, auto focus, dual LED flash
Front Camera : 8MP
Video Recording : 4K resolution

The camera on the Coolpad Cool Play 6 is as good as seen on the Coolpad Cool 1 handset. The dual camera mode does an excellent job. There is pro mode for manual control. Night shots turn out great better use a tripod. Front camera also does a good job. The handset can shoot in mono and record 4K videos. Camera quality is excellent.

Camera Rating : 4.3 out of 5

Coolpad Cool Play 6 dual cameras on back

Coolpad Cool Play 6 camera samples

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Other features

Finger print sensor on the back is decently fast and accurate. Sound is loud and clear. I did not find any issues with Jio SIM / Networks. VoLTE is supported and in phone dialer there is video calling option too.

Coolpad Cool Play 6  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 2 hours 50 minutes using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 29 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 16 minutes / 5% / 36 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 25 minutes / 7% / 36 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  21 minutes / 4% / 34 degrees


Another very good handset from Coolpad, you can call this an upgraded version of the Cool 1. Everything is good about this handset and so is the price. There are black borders on screen if you do not like them then go for the black color Coolpad Cool Play 6. A very good option to buy, may be you would want to wait for few more days before deciding.

Rating : 4.3 out of 5

Coolpad Cool Play 6  price in India is Rs. 14,999 sale begins from 4th September.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -