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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
- 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
I played MC5 and Asphalt 8. Both these games played really well, no lags, do check the video review to see the gaming action.
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 Rear camera Sample
Front camera sample
CoolPad FHD sample video
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.
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.
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%.
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.