Coolpad always claims to give high-end flagship quality and features in their budget devices, so as this time with their latest release Coolpad Cool 1 Dual. This time they have given Dual 13MP camera setup and that too in some great effective pricing.
The Coolpad Cool 1 Dual is a device which some up after the joint venture just took up between Coolpad and LeEco, and as of now, there is more LeEco than Coolpad. The whole manufacturing and other things are still under Coolpad, but Cool 1 seems to be much polished when we compare it with LeEco’s Le 2, but still some parts are better in LeEco Le2 will explain it later. We are testing the device from quite a couple of weeks and now lets discuss some of the points which will answer you the question that whether you should buy this phone or not.
Coolpad Cool 1 Specs
|Display||5.5-Inch, Full HD, IPS LCD display|
|Processor||Octa-core(1.8GHz quad Cortex A-72+1.2GHz quad Cortex A-53) Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU|
|RAM||3GB RAM/ 4GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||32GB (Roughly 28GB free)|
|Software||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) based EUI 5.8|
|Primary Camera||Dual-13MP sensor, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, 720p video recording(f/2.0 aperture lens)|
|Secondary Camera||8MP Front-Facing Camera(f/2.2 aperture,80-degree wide-angle lens)|
|Battery||4000 mAh, fast charging|
|Others||Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), 4G VoLTE, Fingerprint Sensor, USB type C|
Design & Built
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual which is being totally being inspired from LeEco Le2 but still it houses a 3.5mm Audio jack. Due to no 3.5mm Audio Jack on Le 2, there was some great down in sales, but still, it is a great device.
Now starting with the built of the Cool 1 dual, it is made up of all metal back which is surrounded by the plastic windows on the top and bottom. The device still feels the quite high quality and premium, and there is nothing much which you can complain about.
Starting with the design of the phone starting from the front part, at the top, it houses an 8MP Camera and beside it some of the sensors and earpiece.
Coming little bit down you will get a 5.5″ FHD Display which seems to be quite good and perfect which we can get in any Budget device.
Below that houses back navigation keys which do light up, so you need not worry about using the phone in the dark.
Coming to the down portion of the phone you will get Dual Speaker grills out of which only right one is having actual speaker whereas the left grill has the Primary MIC in it. Between those grills houses a USB Type C port which as of now don’t support Quick charging facility may be in future whenever there are some updates in UI they give you the support for Quick Charge.
On the Top portion of the phone houses a 3.5mm audio jack which is again a positive point for the users and besides that an IR blaster which can control any of the devices which can be controlled Via Remote. As we all know LeEco Remote app is having some really great features like universal remote where you can add any remote buttons manually in the application. Rest you can check our video tutorial in it.
Now, finally coming to the sides of the phones on the left side you will get a SIM Tray which only supports Dual nano SIM’s and no Micro SD card. This thing can be bad for some the buyers.
Turning around you will get volume rockers and power lock key which gives quite good tactile feel while you press them. There is no pattern feel on buttons, but still, they feel quite premium and made up of metal only.
Turning around to the back side of the phone, here comes the Dual 13MP camera which is a USP of the phone. Beside it houses a Dual tone LED Flash and a Secondary Noise cancellation MIC.
Below that you will get a Fingerprint sensor which works pretty well and I have no complaints regarding it and a little bit down you will get Coolpad Branding.
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual comes up with a 5.5-inch FHD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and pixel density of 401ppi. The colors are vibrant and vivid. Color and white balance feel perfect and makes it a pleasant display to use. There are also 4 color profiles that you can choose as per your taste.
The Sunlight legibility in Cool 1 Dual is fine as well as auto-brightness works perfectly, so no complains regarding the display and its colors. Viewing Angle are good and while watching movies or playing games from odd angle won’t affect you in any way.
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual is powered by the Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 652 and is supported with a 4GB ram. The price in which the phone is being offered is something amazing. The performance of the phone is quite well and you can almost run any kind high end game or multi task on it with no lag and sluggishness.
The Dual Camera at the rear is the primarily highlighted feature of the phone. The phone comes with Dual 13MP Camera at its rear. If you are waiting for a phone which is having Dual Camera’s in the budget than this is for you, But wait soon Honor 6x is also going to be showcased with almost same price bracket.
Out of two 13MP cameras on the back, one is having a monochrome sensor, and the other one is an RGB color sensor. When we click an image the data is gathered from both the camera sensors and merge it to get the best shot with some great color and bokeh in it.
The best part of the camera is SLR mode where you can get some really great shots which seem to be like taken from a DSLR. Using this mode, you will get some extra focus effect, and after taking a shot you can even change the focus object by refocusing it. This all can be possible only by having dual 13MP cameras at the back.
The camera application for Cool 1 Dual is also pretty different from LeEco camera app. They have added different features like Pro mode which is a amazing step taken by them, SLR mode, classic mode for Monochrome photos and many more. This phone can record video to up to 4k from rear and from front it can record to up to 1080p.
Selfies taken from Cool 1 Dual also comes up decent. This is want we can expect from a budget device.
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual is loaded with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with a skin of LeEco EUI 5.8. As we all know LeEco UI which is EUI is always smooth and lag free, So as this time, but there are minor lag and small bugs which may affect you in short run like sometimes notification get clear or get hidden automatically. This is a very minor big which can be easily fixed in a new update.
Overall the UI experience is quite good, and with 4GB ram, it works perfectly. This time the only difference in the UI is there is no LeEco Live support, or we can say LeEco content support to it. But you never know what is going to happen in the near future.
Coolpad Cool 1 Dual comes up with a 4000 mAh battery which gives you some excellent backup so far. We have been running the device with 2 SIM’s and 4G was continuously on with JIO and even after that there were 3 email ID’s which were syncing on a regular basis, different apps and take my words very heavy usage. Even after that more than 25% juice was left till the end of the day. The only drawback was that even after Cool 1 is having LeEco software, still there is no Fast charging support which may be added in the near future after the update. Overall the battery performs really very well.
As per my views, i really like the device in built as well design. The phone is perfect in hand grip and won’t slip very easily. The display panel is quite good with some great colors. The camera is the most highlighted part and takes my words it captures superb images, and the battery lasts you quite long.
The only point is that they should also add Fast charging support in it.
- Processor performs really well
- Dual Camera captures some great images
- Battery backup is quite long
- Storage cannot be expanded
- No Fast Charging support as of now. (They may update it via OTA)