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Coolpad Torino S Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 06/14/2016

Mid-range meets premium. The Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad has in a way reinvented the mid-range for the Torino S model. Premium features are to primarily define the new "premium mid-range", and the first representative of this product category is Coolpad's Torino S. Find out whether it can keep the promise that its manufacturer makes in our report.

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After the Modena and Porto S models, the Chinese manufacturer brings another smartphone to the German market: The Torino S. The LTE smartphone is powered by a quad-core processor from Qualcomm and an integrated Adreno GPU. The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded by up to 32 GB via a memory card in the hybrid slot. Alternatively, it is possible to insert two SIM cards at the same time, thanks to dual-SIM support.

Coolpad's Torino S is available in either white or gold with an RRP of 169 Euros (~$190) at German specialized retailers. However, some other manufacturers have models with very similar technical specifications in this price range. We can mention LG's K10Acer's Liquide Z630Coolpad's Modena and Leagoo's Shark 1 that we also use as comparison models.

Coolpad Torino S (Torino Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
4.7 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 312 PPI, capacitive, LCD, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD max. 32 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: ambient light sensor, accelerometer, OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G GSM: 900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G HSPA+: 900/2100 MHz, 4G LTE FDD: 3 (1800 MHz), 1 (2100 MHz), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 139 x 67.8 ( = 0.31 x 5.47 x 2.67 in)
Battery
1800 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 5 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 4 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 300 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 200 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix auto focus, f/2.0, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, geo-tagging, face detection
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: onscreen, QWERTY, QWERTZ keyboard, USB cable, modular power supply, transparent cover, CoolUI 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR rate unkn., fanless
Weight
119 g ( = 4.2 oz / 0.26 pounds), Power Supply: 59 g ( = 2.08 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

With 139 x 67.8 millimeters (~5.5 x 2.7 in), Coolpad's Torino S is a compact device for today's conditions and is very comfortable to hold. The lightly rounded plastic edges on the back merge seamlessly into the curved 2D glass on the front. This gives the Torino S a very pleasant feel. The screen's edges on the handset's upper side and underside are relatively wide, and this is reflected in the surface-screen ratio of 64.6%. A comparatively poor rate that is even worse than that of Apple's iPhone 6s.

The rear-facing 8 MP primary camera protrudes marginally from the 7.8 millimeter (~0.31 in) thick casing, while the fingerprint scanner is slightly lowered - the different heights improve feeling the sensors clearly. The slot for both cards is located on the left. Both the power button and the volume control (casing's right) have a very good pressure point.

The casing's stability is very good despite its slimness. The device defies both pressure and twisting attempts.

Connectivity

The connectivity of Coolpad's Torino S includes 16 GB of ROM. However, only about 10.51 GB is left after initial use. An infrared sensor, a fingerprint scanner and FM radio are also on board. Furthermore, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is possible with Coolpad's Torino S. In addition to a SIM card slot, the Torino S has a hybrid slot for another nano-SIM. Alternatively, it is possible to expand the internal storage by up to 32 GB  with a micro-SD card. Our 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 reference card was also identified. Moving apps to the external storage medium is possible via A2SD function.

Coolpad's Torino S features a micro USB port in the 2.0 standard. Not only can it be used for recharging the handset, but also as an OTG host (on-the-go), and thus identifies peripherals such as USB flash drives or external keyboards.

Software

As with the Porto S, Coolpad relies on Google's Android 5.1 version (Lollipop) operating system, which is now over one year old, covering it with its proprietary user interface, CoolUI. As yet it is not clear whether an update to the latest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) is planned.

CoolUI version 8.0 is based on the looks of Apple's iOS operating system in the setting menus. The app and folder design, as well as the missing app drawer closely resemble the design language of the Cupertino manufacturer. The handset detects gestures on the screen in standby mode when the "Smart Control" application is enabled. It is also possible to set do-not-disturb times in the "Zen" mode.

 

 

 

Communication & GPS

GPS test outdoors
GPS test indoors

The Torino S is equipped with Bluetooth version 4.1 for wireless communication between mobile devices. In addition, Wi-Fi standard 802.11 b/g/n is on board. The reception quality of the integrated Wi-Fi module is good. The attenuation of almost -42 dBm was relatively low in the immediate vicinity of the router (Telekom Speedport, W921V). The signal was also sufficiently strong in the neighboring room (attenuation: -56 dBm).

The dual-SIM smartphone can access mobile Internet via two SIM cards - however, only the micro-SIM slot supports LTE; the additional hybrid slot for a nano-SIM card is restricted to GSM networks. Tri-band GSM, dual-band UMTS and LTE in the 1800 and 2600 MHz frequencies are supported. Unlike other models such as the Porto S and the Modena, the manufacturer has omitted the LTE 20 band (800 MHz), which is important for rural areas in Germany. The connection quality and reception was good (major city).

Coolpad's smartphone can be tracked via A-GPS and GLONASS satellite system. A localization accuracy of 13 feet, approx. 4 meters, is possible outdoors - but often this involved long delays before the position was determined. A sufficiently good satellite signal for localization was set up indoors. Based on our GPS test, deviations of approximately 150 meters (~492 ft) between the GPS module incorporated in the Torino S and our Garmin Edge 500 professional GPS reference device could be observed on the roughly 12 kilometer (~7.5 mi) route.

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Coolpad Torino S
Coolpad Torino S
Coolpad Torino S
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 500

Telephone & Call Quality

Both the reception and voice quality of the Torino S are satisfactory. The maximum volume ensures that both parties to the call can be heard and understood well.  There was no static in the earpiece. Test calls were made via Skype and the mobile network (E network).

Cameras

The rear-facing camera module in the Torino S has a resolution of 8 MP. The photos are impressive with good, high-contrast color reproduction. The sharpness achieved with the auto focus is also good, even though it decreases toward the edges. The large aperture of f/2.0 enables shooting bright photos that are, however, overexposed in some places (scene 2: flowers). The dynamic range is a little too low, and thus the photos tend to be too dark in strongly varying light conditions (scene 2: bridge). Furthermore, focusing nearby objects in macro-photography functions only conditionally (scene 3: room). A minor image noise is produced in poor light conditions, but the brightness remains good.

A 5 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture is installed on the front. The quality is appealing and suitable for selfies and video conferencing. Videos can be recorded in 1080p quality at 30 FPS.

Front camera photo
Camera app
Camera app
Camera app

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
click to load images
Test chart
Testchart
Test chart, detailed view
Screenshot of ColorChecker colors. Original colors are displayed in the lower half of each patch.

Accessories & Warranty

In addition to the smartphone, the box contains instructions, warranty information and a USB cable plus power supply for recharging the battery. Coolpad also adds an in-ear headset and a transparent cover.

According to the warranty card, the manufacturer's warranty is 24 months from date of purchase.

Input Devices & Handling

The handset is controlled via the standard Android onscreen buttons. The capacitive multi-touchscreen responds quickly and reliably. The Touch Pal keyboard (2015) and Google's standard Android keyboard are preloaded ex-factory. Inputs are implemented accurately and instantaneously.

The active fingerprint scanner on the smartphone's back made a good impression during the test. Both its speed and detection rate of biometric identification via fingerprint are on a very good level.

Onscreen keyboard, portrait mode
Onscreen keyboard, landscape mode
Onscreen keyboard, landscape mode

Display

Subpixel grid

The screen in the Torino S is a high definition resolution (1280x720 pixels) and measures 4.7 inches  diagonally. Thus, the IPS panel achieves a pixel density of good 313 PPI, which ensures a sufficiently sharp reproduction of content in everyday use.

The screen's maximum brightness of 382 cd/m² is not particularly high. The luminosity of 353 cd/m² is also on this level when bright and dark content is distributed evenly over the screen (APL50). Apart from Leagoo's Shark 1, the other comparison devices have a similarly dark screen.

375
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 382 cd/m² Average: 358.4 cd/m² Minimum: 6.32 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 360 cd/m²
Contrast: 800:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.8 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
Gamma: 2.14
Coolpad Torino S
IPS, 1280x720, 4.7
Coolpad Modena
IPS, 960x540, 5.5
LG K10
IPS, 1280x720, 5.3
Acer Liquid Z630
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Leagoo Shark 1
IPS, 1920x1080, 6
Huawei P9
IPS-NEO, JDI, 1920x1080, 5.2
Screen
12%
3%
33%
-19%
41%
Brightness middle
360
345
-4%
370
3%
334
-7%
471
31%
582
62%
Brightness
358
338
-6%
355
-1%
326
-9%
465
30%
563
57%
Brightness Distribution
87
93
7%
92
6%
91
5%
82
-6%
91
5%
Black Level *
0.45
0.29
36%
0.28
38%
0.19
58%
0.9
-100%
0.38
16%
Contrast
800
1190
49%
1321
65%
1758
120%
523
-35%
1532
92%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.8
5.59
18%
6.7
1%
4.52
34%
7.1
-4%
4.4
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.3
10.58
6%
17.8
-58%
17
-50%
7.4
35%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
6.75
-9%
7.9
-27%
4.39
29%
7.5
-21%
4.8
23%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.38 92%
2.21 100%
2.23 99%
2.23 99%
2.2 100%
CCT
7975 82%
8290 78%
9072 72%
6917 94%
8261 79%
6175 105%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90.9118
99.44
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
77.78

* ... smaller is better

The black level of 0.45 cd/m² (APL50: 0.47 cd/m²) of the Torino S is just average for an IPS panel, and only allows for a contrast ratio of 800:1. Coolpad's smartphone also shows weaknesses in the screen's color accuracy. The aberrations of 6.8 (target rate <3) are rather high. In addition, the grayscale levels exhibit a very visible bluish tint on bright surfaces. Thus, displayed content looks quite cool. The color space coverage is high based on the CalMAN measurement.

CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Colorspace (target color space: sRGB)

The liquid crystal display in the Torino S is only partially legible on sunny days. The screen's luminosity is too low to always display readable content in bright ambient light. Thanks to the IPS technology, the viewing angle stability is good. However, the panel dims slightly in very flat viewing angles. Furthermore, a weak yellow color inversion is visible.

Viewing angles
Coolpad Torino S outdoors
Coolpad Torino S outdoors

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9297 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


Performance

The Qualcomm processor installed in Coolpad's Torino S is an ARM-based mid-range SoC from 2013, and the first SoC that the manufacturer built with four Cortex A53 cores and 64-bit architecture. The Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 ensured a mostly smooth system performance in routine use. Lags or stutters rarely occurred even during multitasking. The Torino S is on par with its rivals in the benchmarks.

The speed in the Chrome browser was not very fast - loading times were relatively long and scrolling smoothly through websites was not possible even in the mobile version. The browser benchmarks exhibit a similar trend. Here, Coolpad's smartphone lags behind the comparison devices.

The data read and write performance of the 16 GB internal storage is midfield among the comparison rates. The access rates of the integrated micro-SD card slot are relatively poor. We tested its speed with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 reference card (max. read: 95 MB/s, write 80 MB/s). With 25.79 MB/s (read) and 16.54 MB/s (write), the Torino S is substantially below the read and write rates of LG's K10.

AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
16.54 MB/s ∼19%
LG K10
45 MB/s ∼52% +172%
Huawei P9
24.83 MB/s ∼28% +50%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
25.79 MB/s ∼27%
LG K10
75.47 MB/s ∼78% +193%
Huawei P9
55.05 MB/s ∼57% +113%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
6.94 MB/s ∼3%
Coolpad Modena
3.88 MB/s ∼2% -44%
LG K10
7.5 MB/s ∼3% +8%
Acer Liquid Z630
9.12 MB/s ∼4% +31%
Leagoo Shark 1
6.4 MB/s ∼3% -8%
Huawei P9
47.45 MB/s ∼19% +584%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
18.34 MB/s ∼11%
Coolpad Modena
11.97 MB/s ∼7% -35%
LG K10
9.2 MB/s ∼5% -50%
Acer Liquid Z630
28.95 MB/s ∼17% +58%
Leagoo Shark 1
29.6 MB/s ∼17% +61%
Huawei P9
39 MB/s ∼23% +113%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
41.81 MB/s ∼17%
Coolpad Modena
7.73 MB/s ∼3% -82%
LG K10
78 MB/s ∼31% +87%
Acer Liquid Z630
41.82 MB/s ∼17% 0%
Leagoo Shark 1
39.6 MB/s ∼16% -5%
Huawei P9
72.19 MB/s ∼28% +73%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
140.34 MB/s ∼15%
Coolpad Modena
121.99 MB/s ∼13% -13%
LG K10
131 MB/s ∼14% -7%
Acer Liquid Z630
230.43 MB/s ∼25% +64%
Leagoo Shark 1
264.1 MB/s ∼29% +88%
Huawei P9
281.26 MB/s ∼31% +100%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
22766 Points ∼9%
Coolpad Modena
18230 Points ∼7% -20%
LG K10
27383 Points ∼11% +20%
Leagoo Shark 1
34261 Points ∼13% +50%
Huawei P9
95743 Points ∼38% +321%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
1511 Points ∼4%
Coolpad Modena
1372 Points ∼4% -9%
LG K10
1448 Points ∼4% -4%
Huawei P9
6522 Points ∼17% +332%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
494 Points ∼10%
Coolpad Modena
471 Points ∼10% -5%
LG K10
476 Points ∼10% -4%
Huawei P9
1767 Points ∼36% +258%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
735 Points ∼17%
LG K10
730 Points ∼17% -1%
Leagoo Shark 1
890 Points ∼21% +21%
Huawei P9
2510 Points ∼60% +241%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
41 Points ∼0%
LG K10
41 Points ∼0% 0%
Leagoo Shark 1
232 Points ∼3% +466%
Huawei P9
1080 Points ∼13% +2534%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
52 Points ∼1%
Coolpad Modena
0 Points ∼0% -100%
LG K10
52 Points ∼1% 0%
Leagoo Shark 1
278 Points ∼4% +435%
Huawei P9
1237 Points ∼19% +2279%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
9205 Points ∼11%
LG K10
9106 Points ∼11% -1%
Acer Liquid Z630
8900 Points ∼10% -3%
Leagoo Shark 1
10325 Points ∼12% +12%
Huawei P9
15517 Points ∼18% +69%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
3858 Points ∼1%
LG K10
3774 Points ∼1% -2%
Acer Liquid Z630
4408 Points ∼1% +14%
Leagoo Shark 1
4920 Points ∼1% +28%
Huawei P9
21577 Points ∼4% +459%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
4430 Points ∼2%
LG K10
4339 Points ∼2% -2%
Acer Liquid Z630
4965 Points ∼2% +12%
Leagoo Shark 1
5568 Points ∼2% +26%
Huawei P9
19854 Points ∼8% +348%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
9.8 fps ∼0%
LG K10
5.2 fps ∼0% -47%
Acer Liquid Z630
8.5 fps ∼0% -13%
Leagoo Shark 1
8.9 fps ∼0% -9%
Huawei P9
40 fps ∼0% +308%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
5.3 fps ∼0%
LG K10
9.7 fps ∼0% +83%
Acer Liquid Z630
15 fps ∼0% +183%
Leagoo Shark 1
8.7 fps ∼0% +64%
Huawei P9
43 fps ∼1% +711%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
4.3 fps ∼0%
LG K10
1.8 fps ∼0% -58%
Acer Liquid Z630
2.3 fps ∼0% -47%
Leagoo Shark 1
4.2 fps ∼0% -2%
Huawei P9
18 fps ∼0% +319%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
1.8 fps ∼0%
LG K10
4.1 fps ∼0% +128%
Acer Liquid Z630
3.9 fps ∼0% +117%
Leagoo Shark 1
3.9 fps ∼0% +117%
Huawei P9
19 fps ∼1% +956%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
LG K10
fps ∼0%
Acer Liquid Z630
1.4 fps ∼0%
Leagoo Shark 1
2.5 fps ∼0%
Huawei P9
10 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
LG K10
fps ∼0%
Acer Liquid Z630
4.3 fps ∼0%
Leagoo Shark 1
2.2 fps ∼0%
Huawei P9
11 fps ∼0%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
3932 Points ∼29%
Coolpad Modena
2966 Points ∼22% -25%
LG K10
3999 Points ∼30% +2%
Leagoo Shark 1
3398 Points ∼25% -14%
Huawei P9
7058 Points ∼52% +80%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
599 Points ∼29%
Coolpad Modena
614 Points ∼30% +3%
LG K10
562 Points ∼28% -6%
Acer Liquid Z630
753 Points ∼37% +26%
Leagoo Shark 1
611 Points ∼30% +2%
Huawei P9
1029 Points ∼51% +72%
Graphics (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
321 Points ∼1%
Coolpad Modena
314 Points ∼1% -2%
LG K10
310 Points ∼1% -3%
Acer Liquid Z630
283 Points ∼1% -12%
Leagoo Shark 1
418 Points ∼1% +30%
Huawei P9
1583 Points ∼5% +393%
Memory (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
607 Points ∼10%
Coolpad Modena
262 Points ∼4% -57%
LG K10
453 Points ∼7% -25%
Acer Liquid Z630
503 Points ∼8% -17%
Leagoo Shark 1
515 Points ∼8% -15%
Huawei P9
2627 Points ∼42% +333%
System (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
1102 Points ∼7%
Coolpad Modena
972 Points ∼6% -12%
LG K10
1050 Points ∼6% -5%
Acer Liquid Z630
1090 Points ∼7% -1%
Leagoo Shark 1
1195 Points ∼7% +8%
Huawei P9
3930 Points ∼24% +257%
Overall (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
602 Points ∼7%
Coolpad Modena
477 Points ∼6% -21%
LG K10
536 Points ∼6% -11%
Acer Liquid Z630
585 Points ∼7% -3%
Leagoo Shark 1
597 Points ∼7% -1%
Huawei P9
2025 Points ∼24% +236%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
14.453 Points ∼4%
Coolpad Modena
17.904 Points ∼5% +24%
LG K10
17.478 Points ∼5% +21%
Leagoo Shark 1
17.242 Points ∼5% +19%
Huawei P9
68.4 Points ∼20% +373%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
2364 Points ∼5%
Coolpad Modena
2721 Points ∼5% +15%
LG K10
2838 Points ∼6% +20%
Acer Liquid Z630
3073 Points ∼6% +30%
Leagoo Shark 1
2992 Points ∼6% +27%
Huawei P9
11783 Points ∼24% +398%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Coolpad Torino S
15784.4 ms * ∼27%
Coolpad Modena
13569 ms * ∼23% +14%
LG K10
16638 ms * ∼28% -5%
Acer Liquid Z630
14718.3 ms * ∼25% +7%
Leagoo Shark 1
14787.9 ms * ∼25% +6%
Huawei P9
2922.6 ms * ∼5% +81%

Legend

 
Coolpad Torino S Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Coolpad Modena Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG K10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Liquid Z630 Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Leagoo Shark 1 Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei P9 HiSilicon Kirin 955, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

Games

The Adreno 306 graphics unit integrated in the Snapdragon 410 offers enough GPU power for rendering demanding games such as "Modern Combat 5" or "Need for Speed No Limits" smoothly in most cases. Both the touchscreen and the position sensor functioned impeccably in the test.

"Modern Combat 5"
"Need for Speed No Limits"

Emissions

Temperature

The temperature development of the Torino S cannot be called exemplary. Coolpad's smartphone already achieved a comparatively high maximum waste heat temperature of 36.0 °C (~97 °F) while idling. The temperature development during load ("Stability Test" app >1 h) increased considerably. We measured a maximum of 45.1 °C (~113 °F) in the test. However, subjectively, the handset never got unpleasantly hot in everyday use.

Max. Load
 44.6 °C
112 F
45.1 °C
113 F
40.2 °C
104 F
 
 41.9 °C
107 F
41.9 °C
107 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
 39.9 °C
104 F
40.8 °C
105 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 45.1 °C = 113 F
Average: 41.2 °C = 106 F
34.5 °C
94 F
36.9 °C
98 F
43 °C
109 F
34.5 °C
94 F
37.6 °C
100 F
42.9 °C
109 F
33.4 °C
92 F
36.9 °C
98 F
40 °C
104 F
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.3 °C = 90 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.1 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.6 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

The speaker in Coolpad's smartphone reached a maximum volume of 81 dB(A) in our test. Thus, the rear-sided mono speaker is not the strongest, but it delivers good acoustics. The sound is hardly tinny and barely distorts even at maximum volume.

As expected, the sound is very treble-heavy. The Pink Noise diagram clearly illustrates that lower frequencies are barely audible. However, the included headset can be connected to the 3.5 millimeter jack for playback with more bass.

Pink Noise speaker test

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption rates of the Torino S are somewhat higher than those of the comparison devices - with the exception of the 6-inch Leagoo Shark 1. Overall, the measured rates are typical for the price range.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.08 / 0.32 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.68 / 2.2 / 2.26 Watt
Load midlight 3.47 / 3.71 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Gossen Metrahit Energy
Coolpad Torino S
1800 mAh
Coolpad Modena
2500 mAh
LG K10
2300 mAh
Acer Liquid Z630
4000 mAh
Leagoo Shark 1
6300 mAh
Huawei P9
3000 mAh
Power Consumption
4%
13%
-58%
-12%
Idle Minimum *
0.68
0.79
-16%
0.8
-18%
0.59
13%
0.77
-13%
Idle Average *
2.2
1.51
31%
1.5
32%
3.22
-46%
2.36
-7%
Idle Maximum *
2.26
1.63
28%
1.7
25%
3.45
-53%
2.37
-5%
Load Average *
3.47
3.37
3%
2.9
16%
6.93
-100%
3.09
11%
Load Maximum *
3.71
4.67
-26%
3.4
8%
7.59
-105%
5.35
-44%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

As expected, when looking at the Li-ion battery's low nominal output of 1800 mAh, the runtimes of the Torino are at most satisfactory with 6 hours and 37 minutes in our Wi-Fi browsing test using an adapted brightness. By comparison, Acer Liquid Z630 (4000 mAh) lasts over twice as long as Coolpad's handset.

The smartphone needs approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes to completely recharge a fully drained battery with the 5 watt power supply (1A, 5V).

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 37min
Coolpad Torino S
1800 mAh
Coolpad Modena
2500 mAh
LG K10
2300 mAh
Acer Liquid Z630
4000 mAh
Leagoo Shark 1
6300 mAh
Huawei P9
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
397
616
55%
453
14%
839
111%
542
37%
569
43%

Pros

+ feel
+ build
+ hybrid slot for dual-SIM or storage expansion
+ fast fingerprint scanner

Cons

- Android 5.1
- high waste heat
- no LTE band 20
- screen brightness
- color accuracy & contrast
- short battery life

Verdict

In review: Coolpad Torino S. Review sample courtesy of Coolpad Germany.

Coolpad introduces a new, self-proclaimed premium mid-range with its Torino S. However, Coolpad's smartphone demonstrates this premium character in only a few places.

The mid-range handset stands out with its very good handiness, and fast and accurate fingerprint scanner. The build, camera quality and system performance are also impressive for a device in this price range.

Nevertheless, we found some points of criticism in Coolpad's Torino S during the test. The quality of the HD panel (brightness, color accuracy) and battery life are below the standards of comparable devices in this price range. The smartphone's waste heat is relatively high even if it will hardly be noticed during routine use, and thus will not be of particular importance. Furthermore, the manufacturer relies on the over one year old Android 5.1 operating system - up-to-date software would have been appreciated here. Also not very comprehensible: Unlike other Coolpad handsets (Porto SModena), the manufacturer has not installed LTE 20 band, important in Germany, on its Torino S.

The Torino S is not a bad smartphone, but the mid-range handset largely does not convey a premium character. Users who find the handiness of a smartphone important will, however, perhaps make the right choice with Coolpad's handset.

Coolpad Torino S - 06/08/2016 v5.1
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
41 / 60 → 69%
Weight
95%
Battery
89%
Display
81%
Games Performance
9 / 63 → 13%
Application Performance
32 / 70 → 45%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
63 / 91 → 69%
Camera
66%
Average
69%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2016-06-14 (Update: 2018-05-15)