Coolpad Mega 2.5D review – quad core 4G VoLTE ready

Coolpad’s Mega 2.5D is a 64 bit MediaTek quad core powered handset with 4G VoLTE support. This handset comes with dual SIM slot and packed with 8MP camera on the back as well as on the front. Coolpad Mega 2.5D is priced at Rs. 6,999 read this review to know more.

Mega 2.5D Unboxing

Box Content : handset, user guide, warranty card, data cable, good quality earphone, SIM tray ejector pin and travel charger 5V / 1.5A. SAR Value : 0.574 W/Kg @ 1g head and 0.982 W/Kg @ 1g body.

Design, Display and OS

The Coolapd Mega 2.5D looks premium. It is using a metal frame and the back panel though made of plastic has got metallic finishing. I got the gold colour for the review. The handset looks awesome specially on the back side with almost full metallic feel.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D review and unboxing

Mega 2.5D weight is 146 grams with battery and dimensions are 76.84 x 153.07 x 7.43 (mm). Handset is comfortable to hold and operate also gives a very good grip.

This is a hybrid dual SIM handset you can use 2x nano SIM’s or a nano SIM + Micro SD card. 4G with VoLTE is supported. There is LED notification and following sensors : Accelerometer, proximity, light and magnetic.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D back

Coolpad Mega 2.5D as the name says sports a 5.5 inch screen using 2.5D curved glass and supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution – there is no mention of glass protection, though it did survive a minor (pin) scratch test. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response is good.

This smartphone is running CoolUI 8.0 with Android Marshmallow 6.0.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D 5.5 inch 2.5D curved glass and 720p resolution

Memory and Storage

There is 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space. On the first boot you will get around 11GB free space and 1.3GB free RAM. OTG is supported.

Performance

Inside the hood the Mega 2.5D is using MediaTek MT6735 64 bit cortex A53 quad core processor clocked at 1GHz with Mali T720 GPU. Performance is smooth but handset is not that powerful when it comes to gaming. Handset also does not heat up much, maximum battery temperature I encountered was 37 degrees.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D Benchmark

  • Quadrant – 9916
  • Antutu –  25101 / 25107 | 3D score –  2078
  • Nenamark 2 – 52.7fps
  • Internal storage Speed – Read (58MB/s), Write (58MB/s)
  • Multi Touch – 5 Point

Gaming

The Modern Combat 5 game lagged at initial levels. Asphalt 8 game was playable, smooth in medium visual quality mode. Check video review.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D hands on

Camera

There is an 8MP AF camera on the back with LED support and front facing FF camera is also of 8MP resolution. Camera quality is average. Rear camera can shoot 720p videos (the handset however can play up to FHD videos with ease).

Coolpad Mega 2.5D 8MP camera

Check the sample images and video at the end of this review.

Others

Speaker sound is loud and clear, no issues with in-call speaker. 4G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well. I also did not find any issues with network signal / quality.

Battery

There is a 2500 mAh non-removable battery that does a very good job. On a full charge you can get 5 to 9 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage. For normal mixed usage the handset will last for 2 days, for mixed usage one to one and a half days and for heavy usage up to 24 hours.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature).

  • Running Benchmark app – 11 minutes / 2% / 33 degrees
  • Asphalt 8 + MC5 game play – 30 minutes / 10% / 34 degrees
  • FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 25 minutes / 8% / 34 degrees.

It took me 1 hour 45 minutes to charge the handset using wall charger from 8% to 100% (using 5V / 1.5A travel charger provided in the box).

Verdict

The Coolpad Mega 2.5D could have been a good handset for Rs. 6,999 had the Redmi 3S not been launched, unfortunately for the price the Redmi 3S is no doubt a much better option.

Rating 3 out of 5.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D is available for Rs. 6,999.

Image Gallery

Coolpad Mega 2.5D video review

Mega 2.5D rear camera sample

Front camera sample

720p sample video shot using the Coolpad Mega 2.5D handset

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