Coolpad Dazen X7 review – powered by MediaTek big.LITTLE octa core chipset

The Coolpad Dazen X7 an octa core powered handset will be made available pretty soon for Rs. 17,999. Dazen X7 is using the MediaTek MT6595 big.LITTLE octa core chipset and will be competing with the Lenovo Vibe X2 that is also using the same chipset.

Dazen X7 Unboxing
Inside the box you will find the X7 handset, data cable, travel charger (5V ~ 1A), user manual and warranty card. User manual / warranty card was missing from the review unit that I got from Coolpad. Earphone is not included.

Design, Display and OS
The Dazen X7 looks cool, it has got a metal frame and the white / silver colour combination blends really well. Build quality and finishing is very good. The sides are metal with slight (inverted) V shape design that looks good, give a unique look to the handset but makes the handset slippery. In fact even the rear side comes with a glass layer that again is pretty slippery. Though the handset looks tough, it can easily slip out of your hand, so be extra careful.

Coolpad Dazen X7 review and unboxing

The side have got silver metallic texture and the borders are shinning silver. There are textures on the rear panel however those are covered up with transparent glass layer, you can see the texture but you will not feel it. Weight with built in battery is 138 grams and dimensions are 73.59 x 146.44 x 6.53 (mm).

Coolpad Dazen X7 5.2 inch AMOLED screen with FHD resolution

Power button is on the right side along with dual SIM slots and volume rocker is on the left side. Audio jack is placed on the top and micro USB port at the bottom along with speaker out vent. There is a single speaker and dual mics for noise cancellation.

Coolpad Dazen X7 dual SIM tray

This is a dual SIM handset – for SIM slot 1 you need a micro SIM and SIM slot 2 is hybrid SIM, you can either use a nano SIM or a micro SD card.

X7 sports a 5.2 inch screen (it’s capacitive touch AMOLED screen) with corning gorilla glass 3 protection. Screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Colour reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are very good.

Coolpad Dazen X7 review

There is LED notification and following sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro and magnetic.

This handset is running customized Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Memory and Storage
There is 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. You will get 12GB free space and 0.9GB free RAM on the first boot. OTG is supported and you can also install apps on the external storage.

Coolpad Dazen X7 hands on

Performance
The X7 is powered by 32 Bit MediaTek MT6595 octa core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with PowerVR Rogue G6200 GPU. Performance is smooth, lag free and heat-up is normal.

Benchmark

Benchmark App Score
Quadrant 17251
Antutu (64 bit) 1st – 43026 , 2nd – 42609
Nenamark 2 61.3 fps
Multi touch 10 point

Gaming
I tried Asphalt 8, this game got installed on the external storage. Gaming performance was very smooth without any noticeable lags. Hardware is powerful and good part is it can install apps on the external storage.

Camera
The X7 comes with a 13MP AF camera on the rear with dual LED flash and an 8MP camera on the front. There are many modes available. You can use the Pro mode for manual control. Camera quality is above average and some difficult to capture shots turn out good when using Pro mode (manual mode). Check the sample images and videos at the end of this review.

Coolpad Dazen X7 13MP AF camera with flash

This handset can shoot FHD videos and can play 4K videos.

Others
Sound is loud and clear. 4G works and no other issues found with Wi-Fi, GPS (got fist GPS lock instantly) and Bluetooth.

Battery
This handset comes with a 2700 mAh non-removable battery. Battery backup is also good about 3 to 6 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage.

Performance Time Battery drop % Battery Max Temp
Benchmark 12 Minutes 5% 35 degree
Gaming (Asphalt 8) 17 Minutes 9% 40 degree
FHD movie play with full brightness + Wi-Fi on 23 minutes 6% 35 degree
Wall Charge (on standby) 2 hour 56 minutes 16% to 100% (charge) 33 degree

Verdict
This is a premium looking handset with very good overall performance. Camera quality and the battery backup is also pretty good. The Coolpad Dazen X7 will be available soon for Rs. 17,999. Now the MediaTek MT6595 used on X7 is not a new hardware we have already seen it on the Lenovo Vibe X2.

Coolpad Dazen X7 is pricey – Lenovo Vibe X2 with 32GB storage is available for Rs. 16,999.

Rating 3.5 out of 5 [decimals not allowed in rating box below]

Image Gallery


Rear Camera Sample


Front Camera Sample

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