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Coolpad Cool 1

Specifications

Coolpad Cool 1
Coolpad Cool 1 (Cool Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, 3/4 GB
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 32 GB or 64 GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, micro USB
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 152 x 74.8 ( = 0.32 x 5.98 x 2.94 in)
Battery
4060 mAh Lithium-Ion, Fast charging: 50% in 30 min
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 78%, features: - %, display: 77% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Coolpad Cool 1

Coolpad Cool 1 Smartphone Gets a Price Cut, Now Available at Rs 12,999
Source: PC Quest English
The smartphone is paced with a massive 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. Coming to the connectivity options, Cool1 offers 4G with VoLTE, 2G/3G, Wi-Fi 8802.1111 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio Jack and USB Type-C port.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2017
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual with Dual camera – In-Depth Review
Source: Tech Magnifier English
Coolpad Cool 1 is a decent offering from Coolpad and LeEco, however not the best. Camera, display and battery life are amongst the good features of the smartphone but design, type-c port, Loud-speaker (no earphones are provided inside the box) and UI could play a negative role to the overall sale of the smartphone. Also, there is no expandable storage option available in Cool 1. However, in the same price range, you have better smartphones available in the market such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G4 Plus and Honor 6X that offer fantastic performance and specifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2017
70% Coolpad Cool 1 review: Dual-camera, big battery work in its favour
Source: The Indian Express English
Coolpad Cool 1 is solid buy at Rs 13,999 with the capability to outperform even more expensive devices. The camera and the battery are the biggest highlights of the device, with the crisp display coming in a close third. While I’m not a fan of the UI, if you’re looking for something different on a budget, the Cool 1 will be on my recommendation list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Coolpad Cool1 Smartphone Review
Source: PC Quest English
Cool 1 has been very alluringly priced at Rs 13,999 and is available in two colours, silver and gold, since January 5th exclusively on Amazon.in via open sales.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70%
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Keeping everything into the consideration, Coolpad Cool 1 Dual has the best in class performance, a strong metal chassis. Its dual camera is better than most of its current competitors out there. The bokeh effect gives you DSLR-like experience, not to mention it has a dedicated Monochrome camera. The camera is the most satisfying for this price. The battery life is another aspect to look for. It gives you ample time to stay up without charging. In regards to all the above aspects, this is the best bargain if you are planning to buy a smartphone under ₹15,000.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2017
84% Coolpad Cool 1 review – cool dual cameras
Source: Gogi.in English
A very good buy for the price and with dual camera that give excellent output when using wide aperture mode. Another handset the Honor 6X will be launched this month, that too will come with dual cameras, may be you would want to wait for a review and comparison of both the handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Coolpad Cool 1 review: Value for money smartphone
Source: Gadget Show English
Except for the heating issues, we think that the Cool 1 is one of the best smartphones that Coolpad has ever launched. The design is refreshing and the change is actually welcome considering from there are similar-looking budget phones. The dual-camera setup works great and the battery can easily last a full day. All of these make the Cool 1 a value-for-money device at a price tag of Rs 13,999. As for alternatives, there's Motorola Moto G4 Plus and Lenovo K6 Note are great as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review
Source: Fone Arena English
The Coolpad Cool 1 offers a package that punches well above its weight. With great performance, a display that is as good or even better than most of the competition and build quality that impresses, there’s very little not to like about the Cool 1.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual – Most Affordable Dual Camera Smartphone
Source: Gadget Diary English
The Coolpad Cool1 Dual smartphone has a battery of 4000mAh which makes the phone a bit heavy. But the battery life you get is very good. You can charge the phone in the morning, take it out and use it all day and you will still have some battery juice left.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2016
70% Coolpad Cool 1 review: This is the Le 2 in a new body which offers nothing compelling
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Coolpad Cool 1 is officially available in India for Rs 13,999 for both the variants. The 4GB RAM model will only be available online via Amazon India from 5 January while the 3GB RAM model will only be available offline. This puts the smartphone against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Moto G4 Plus and its partner brand’s LeEco Le 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Cool 1 Dual offers good performance for its price. It’s built well, and it has a sharp display, very good battery life plus sufficient power for most tasks. The lack of expandable storage is our only major gripe here as 32GB might not be enough a year down the line. Given a choice, you should buy this phone online as you get more RAM at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Coolpad Cool1 Review: The Coolio One!
Source: Tech PP English
The Coolpad Cool1 nails it with a commendable battery life, good (if predictable) build, withstands heavy usage and gaming, and comes with above average cameras and software that has minor issues (that can be fixed, we hope). At Rs 13,999, it may cost a little more than the Redmi Note 3, which is the most sought after choice these days at this price, but if the extra bucks mean we get a very good camera with some cool options, there is one word we have – COOLIO! Regardless of the sales numbers, Cool 1 stands out in the crowd and that itself is refreshing to see as this would prompt the competition to bring such offerings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Review: LeEco inside out
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the smartphone is one of those few phones that promises a dual-camera setup at an affordable price tag, but the claims falls flat. Though it offers some good performance coupled with sturdy design, but we were a bit disappointed with the camera performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2016
77% Coolpad Cool 1 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Coolpad Cool 1 corrects the one flaw in the LeEco Le 2, it has a better camera. Its dual-camera setup takes commendable photos, and it has great battery life as well. Overall, this is amongst the best performing smartphones in the sub-15k market today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 77%

Foreign Reviews

83% Coolpad Cool 1 Review
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%

Comment

Model:

Chinese manufacturers seem to be producing smartphones at an incredibly rapid pace, so much so that they appear to be running out of ideas for naming their products. Whether or not this is true of Coolpad’s latest offering, the (simply called) Cool 1 nevertheless deserves more than just a cursory review. At first glance, this is a well-made, good looking smartphone as it comes with a solid metal back and a glass panel on the front, putting it on the same standards as a premium designed phone. It certainly achieves a bezel-less design. Its dimensions measure 152.00 x 74.80 x 8.20mm and it weighs 173g. The two colour variants available are the very minimal gold, and silver. This is also a 5.5-inch form factor smartphone and it features a full HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 401 PPI. Text and images appear sharp and clear. What powers this smartphone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 3GB of RAM. Watching videos, scrolling through e-mails and browsing through numerous social media apps is snappy and responsive. It will also excel at gaming. Not those selected graphic-hungry games, but perhaps the rest will do just fine. On the negative side, it comes with 32GB of internal storage with no option of expansion. The amount of storage is arguably insufficient for an average user. This is perhaps a manifest drawback for this smartphone in comparison with its rivals.

 

On the flipside, it features a dual camera module for optics, something that is currently only offered in expensive flagships. This feature is the key contrast between the Cool 1 and the LeEco 2 (which the former largely resembles). The rear camera consists of dual 13MP lenses with an f/2.0 aperture each, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-LED flash. The front camera, on the other hand, is an 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture. A fingerprint sensor fitted just below the rear camera allows gestures to be easily customized for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. Another notable feature on this smartphone is the large 4000mAh non-removable battery, which affords users with longer productivity on this device. Coolpad ships this smartphone in a single-SIM format. Again, this may hold back users as dual-SIM modes are common in most of its competitors. There is also the lack of an FM radio, which, in essence, does not place the Cool 1 at any disadvantage. With the low price factor and dual camera setup, this smartphone is definitely worth checking out. If there is any qualm, Coolpad could at least put in more ingenuity to coin a name worthy of its substance.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Coolpad:

Smartphones from Germany are marketed under this brand. The market shares are very low, especially outside of the German-speaking areas. There are only few reviews and the ratings are below-average (as of 2016).


76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-01-16)