Coolpad made an official appearance in India last year and soon became one of the leading brands in the smartphone market. They revolutionised the Smartphone market with the launch of Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 lite. They have already released some of the other good devices in India and the Coolpad Mega 2.5D is the latest smartphone that was launched a few days back in India.
The phone has a lot of great features which you will read about in this post, along with many other important aspects of the device. Let’s get started.
Inside the Box
The box is pretty basic and has basic information on the outside like the MRP, IMEI, branding etc. Opening the box will reveal the phone itself which looks great. You can read more about the design and build below. On removing the contents, you will see that the box also has earphones, USB cable, Charger and documentation for the phone. A point worth mentioning is that a lot of other players in the market don’t provide earphones with their smartphones.
The earphones come with an inline microphone with a button which you can use to receive or disconnect calls. The USB cable has a micro USB adapter which is still common among phones in this range. Let’s move to the next section and talk about the design of the smartphone.
Design & Build
The phone looks very beautiful in the front. The unit that we have is a golden color unit which looks really good on the design. Even though the phone is not fully metallic, the phone does have a metallic frame which means the phone will feel sturdy and strong.
The phone is also very light which is definitely surprising as it has a big display. The front of the phone features a 5.5-inch screen which is protected by a 2.5D curved glass which adds to the looks of the phone and the user can have better edge to edge sliding gestures.
You can see the subtle Coolpad branding on the lower side of the phone. There are no physical buttons on the front as the phone uses on screen buttons. The earpiece and front-facing camera can be seen on the top of the screen and you will also notice some sensors.
The back of the phone has an 8MP camera along with a single LED flash and the back cover is smooth too. You will find the Coolpad branding again on the back. Overall, we liked the design and build quality of Coolpad Mega 2.5D.
- 1Ghz Quad core processor – MediaTek MT6753P
- 5.5-inch 720p screen
- 8MP front facing and 8MP rear camera with flash
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB Internal storage; Expandable up to 32GB
- OTG Support
- Hybrid SIM slot
- 2500mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display & 2.5D Glass
The phone has a 720p display which is not a bad thing at all. The 720p screen is great and will also help in improving the overall battery life. Under 7,000 INR this is a great display and we cannot ask for more. The screen looks bright and is vibrant enough. It is protected by a 2.5D glass, hence the 2.5D in the name of the phone.
The 2.5D glass is more than just a marketing gimmick. The glass will provide users better touch experience and better gestures that they can use to use the phone efficiently. Even the chances of getting the screen cracked are lower as compared to normal glass which is a good thing.
Performance & Battery life
The phone has a MediaTek MT6573P processor which is a 1 Ghz quad-core chip and it is coupled with 3GB of RAM. Now, you cannot expect some top level performance with this thing, but as a normal day to day phone, this is a great phone to use. It might not be the most powerful phone in the market but we didn’t face lag while navigating through the interface of while opening or closing the applications.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a 2,500 mAh battery which is also decent. You get a full day backup, thanks to the less demanding screen and processor.
Camera & Imaging
The phone features an 8MP front facing shooter with a wide angle lens which means you can have a larger wide area while taking selfies. The quality of the selfies is also great and the front camera is one of the positive things on the phone.
The rear camera is also an 8MP shooter with a LED flash. As mentioned, the phone performs big on the Camera side of things which is the main highlight of the phone. We are very impressed with both the front and back camera of Coolpad Mega 2.5D.
Price & Availability
The phone will be sold at a price of Rs. 6,999 and it will be sold in flash sales on Amazon.in. The phone offers good design & build quality, good display and impressive set of cameras. So, if you are looking for a smartphone under 7,000 INR or even under 8,000 INR, Coolpad Mega 2.5D is a great choice.