Coolpad Note 5
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 6-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture, Flash
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Coolpad Note 5
Source: The Indian Express Archive.org version
Coolpad Note 5 does have quite a few points going for it like design, display, and battery. But the brand faces competition from rivals such as Xiaomi and Lenovo. Given Coolpad as a brand, isn’t as popular, it will have a tough time convincing users that it is worthy of the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2016
Source: Tech2.in.com Archive.org version
The smartphone gets a lot right and some wrong. I was happy with the performance even though it wasn’t as good in the benchmark result. Battery life, the build quality and even the display has been done right. The UI was a bit of an overload, but it still runs smooth. The camera was probably a big disappointment as the quality did not match my expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
Source: Think Digit Archive.org version
While the Coolpad Note 5 may have more RAM than its peers, it does seem to utilise it properly. In performance, it is soundly beaten by the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the LeEco Le 2. The best aspect of the phone is its battery life. But even then, the Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi 3S Prime can offer the same battery life. I find it very hard to recommend the Coolpad Note 5 over those other phones because of its sub-par display and comparatively weaker performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tech Magnifier Archive.org version
Definitely the Coolpad Note5 has a lot of impressive features such as fast performance, long lasting battery backup and dual applications. The smartphone is a good choice, but compared to Redmi Note 3 and Le eco Le 2 the Coolpad Note 5 needs a little twitch in built and camera performance to win economic smartphones battle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Gadgets Now Archive.org version
As a budget smartphone, Coolpad ticks nearly all the right boxes. Be it the pleasing design, vibrant display or the lasting battery, Coolpad's newest offering left us impressed. The only downer we could find was the phone getting a little hot during gaming, but that's not a deal breaker.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Mobile Indian Archive.org version
Currently, the sub-Rs 12,000 segment is being dominated by the likes of Le 2, Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Moto G4. But this new handset might change the dynamics of the segment atleast for sometime. In terms of specs, it looks bit better than its competitors with 4 GB RAM while others have 3 GB or 2 GB RAM. The Coolpad Note 5 has infact very few cons and its pros are far too many. So in our view, if you are looking for a sub-Rs 11,000 phone, then you should keep the Coolpad Note 5 in your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2016
Source: Mobygyaan Archive.org version
CoolUI 8.0 has some decent battery saving traits that you may use to extend the battery life. Cool Manager enables you to control the battery management by choosing the best option for your usage. There are three modes – Common, Smart, and Ultra that can be chosen to tweak the battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2016
Source: Gadget Diary Archive.org version
Coolpad is one of the known and best smartphone player in sub 15k INR category in India. With Coolpad Note 5 they have again proved that they are serious about bringing best devices at affordable prices. The phone brings some surprisingly good specifications and offers tough competition to phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. It is a very good buy at a price tag of Rs. 10,999 and personally I think if you want a device with a great camera, good performance, and impressive battery life then Coolpad Note 5 can be a good choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2016
Source: Mobygyaan Archive.org version
To make it a sweet deal, Coolpad could have brought us Dual Space feature in Note 5. Since Dual Space is actually a signature feature of Coolpad Max, Coolpad hasn’t provided it in the Note 5 as for now. If you don’t know about Dual Space feature, read our post explaining Dual Space feature.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2016
Source: PC Quest Archive.org version
Is definitely a fully-loaded phone for the price and our experience with previously-reviewed Coolpad devices is good as well. However, as with most budget phones, people still have apprehensions about their quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Source: Android TV DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
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