The latest handset that Coolpad launched is called the Coolpad Max tagged ‘Dual in One’. The Max is packed with good features and also comes with finger print sensor. This handset is really pricey, at Rs. 24,999.

Max Unboxing

Inside the box you will find the handset, user guide, warranty card, screen guard, plastic case, SIM tray ejector pin, data cable and travel (fast) charger (9V / 2.2A).

Design, Display and OS

The Coolpad Max looks great and is comfortable to hold and operate. It’s using a unibody metal design with very good build quality and finishing, available in Gold and Rose Gold color options. Handset weight is 172 grams and dimensions are 75.68 x 7.67 x 151.96 (mm).

Power button is on right along with SIM tray, volume button is on the left, audio jack on top side and on the bottom side there are dual vents, micro USB port, mic and speaker out vents. The (single) loudspeaker sound comes from both the vents.

Coolpad Max review

It’s dual SIM handset – a hybrid slot, you can either use 2 x nano SIM’s or 1 x nano SIM + micro SD card. There is LED notification. Coolpad Max is packed with following sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro and magnetic.

Coolpad Max dual SIM

This handset sports a 5.5 inch IPS screen with 2.5D curved edge glass and screen is protected with corning gorilla glass 4. Display resolution is 1920 x 1080p (full HD).

Coolpad Max 5.5 inch FHD screen

Cool UI 8.0 sails out of the box over Android 5.1 (lollipop). The default UI has golden color fonts that goes well with the golden look.

Memory, Storage and performance

Max is loaded with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM and you can use micro SD card too. OTG is supported. On first boot you will get around 50GB free space and 2.3GB free RAM.

Inside the hood the Max houses qualcomm snapdragon 617 MSM8952 64 bit octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz with Adreno 405 GPU. Performance is smooth, lag free and heat up is pretty much under control – max battery temperature I encountered was 38 degrees.

Benchmark

  • Quadrant – 22578
  • Antutu (64 bit) – 43244 | 3D score – 7842
  • Nenamark 2 – 60.4fps
  • Internal storage Speed – Read (204MB/s), Write (135MB/s)
  • Multi Touch – 10 Point

Gaming

I played MC5 and Asphalt 8. Both these games played really well, no lags, do check the video review to see the gaming action.

Camera

A 13MP camera with Samsung ISO cell is packed on the back with dual tone LED flash and on the front there is a 5MP fixed focus camera. Camera quality is above average. Rear camera can shoot FHD videos. Do check the sample images below.

Coolpad Max 13MP camera with dual tone LED flash

Coolpad Max Rear camera Sample

Front camera sample

CoolPad FHD sample video

Others

Speaker Sound is very loud. In call sound quality is also good. I did not face any issues with the network. 4G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well. There is finger print sensor on the back – it’s fast and very accurate.

Coolpad Max finger print sensor

Dual in One tagline is for the dual space feature that gives the user ability to keep professional and personal information separate. This means that the user can create two different accounts for Facebook, Whatsapp, Twiitter etc.

Battery

There is a 2800 mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. It does a decent job you can expect 4 to 5 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage on a full charge. I got an easy over one day of battery backup with heavy mixed usage and almost one and a half day with moderate mixed usage.

Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / battery temperature)

  • Running Benchmark app – 10 minutes / 3% / 38 degrees
  • Played MC5 + Asphalt 8 – 16 minutes / 7% / 39 degrees
  • FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /3G on) – 56 minutes / 20% / 37 degrees

It took me 1 hours 11 minutes to charge the handset using wall charger from 8% to 100%.

Verdict

Coolpad Max is a very good handset, performance is smooth, heat up under control, camera quality above average and battery is also decent enough. The handset also offer users to have two accounts for whatsapp, facebook and other social networks. The only issue is the price I was expecting it o be somewhere under 17K.

Coolpad Max is available for Rs. 24,999.

Max Image Gallery

Coolpad Max Video Review

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Now this is available for Rs.13,999/- at Amazon. Is it worth it, considering it is already an old model?

  2. “Coolpad MAX” is Overpriced product of COOLPAD. Nothing new.
    After successful launching ‘Coolpad note 3’ & ‘note 3 lite’ they thought that whatever they launch we indian surely buy but we indian too smart & cool as compare to Coolpad.
    So keep this product for chinese user.

    1. This phone has system.1 and has Cool UI 8.0 on top of it, which enables users to separate their personal and professional life, without the need to use two different smartphones. Dual Space also allows its users to have two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, BBM, and other social media applications in a single smartphone with a BiLogin feature.

  3. Gogi bro…plz review iball compbook excellence laptop, it a good laptop for under 10k

  4. When I compare them with my Samsung Galaxy s5…. All these craps have no competition…. Mine has a 10 sensors…. Finger print scanner, super amoled screen, 4k recording, waterproof, slow motion, fast motion recording…. Superb camera…… Mhl, gorilla glass 3…and many more

  5. Whatever be the quality and specs of this phone,
    It shouldn’t be more than 12k anyhow.

    One plus 2 is far better in this price segment .

    1. But then it will probably slide below 10 k in 2-3 months anyway. Overpriced devices will drastically drop in price a couple of months after launch and often very silently! so keep watching the price!

  6. With the success of Coolpad Note 3, coolpad have thought that they have become top 1 brand in India and people will buy their handset whatever the price is. Stupid CoolPad Max. Who will pay 25K for SD617????? Zuk Z1 is faaaar more better than this

  7. Compared to coolpad note 3 and note light , plus and max won’t be success coz of small battery no 4k recording,hybrid sim and max price ( even one plus seems tempting at 22k) and poor updates

  8. Thanks to this coolpad, now mi5 seems me much better priced with best processor and camera and only 25k.

  9. expensive it is.
    sir i checked the dimension of zuk z1 it was larger than redmi note 3 & moto g4 plus, is it difficult to use with one hand?

  10. sir above average camera quality means is it better than coolpad note 3 or similar?

  11. Too much overpriced…. ??
    Is price me to 1 piece bhi nahi bikega……

    Should be below rs. 12000.
    Much better phones (leEco le1s, RN3 etc.) are already available at low prices.

  12. The phone looks quite premium but the price is also premium. Considering the specifications it should have been priced around 15 k.

  13. miui 8 alpha build of mi 4 review is on miui forum,it shows 2nd sace and cloned apps feature to use 2 social network accounts at the same time,and there is an free app called parallel space with which we can clone apps and use 2 accounts.so what is the need to pay extra 7k to 10k

  14. I thought only few companies are selling at higher price, but now a days Everyone is selling at High price.. Result = Good product but Failed coz of higher price

  15. Gogi, why you missed to show the demo of two what’s app or face book accounts ?

  16. This gives idea about moto g 4. Soc seems same on both, then why people are postig heating issue?

  17. Gogi sir it has dual boot os feature
    R u faced any lag switching between them and ram management problem like eats up much??

    1. Its not dual boot os. Its offering ability to create 2 accounts by dual in one option. Its work 2 accounts in same wtsap or fb apps. There is an app named “parallel space” in playstore which work fine in any mobile to use 2 accounts.