Coolpad Note 5 Lite Review : Best Budget Phone?


I know it’s pretty late with coolpad Note 5 lite, but i would say in this price they are offering too much. Great Built with some decent specs with great pricing. We have already seen their previous devices like Coolpad Note 3, Coolpad Note 5 which worked pretty well in the market because of decent specs and very affordable pricing.

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So, let’s see how Coolpad Note 5 Lite works in daily life and weather it is worth to get on not.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite  Specs

Model Coolpad Note 5 Lite
Display 5-Inch, HD, IPS LCD
Processor Mediatek MT6735CP
Internal Storage 16GB, expandable up to 64GB
Software Android Marshmallow 6.0 | Cool Ui 8.0
Primary Camera 13MP
Secondary Camera 8MP selfie camera with Front LED Flash
Dimensions and Weight 145.3 x 72.3 x 8.7 mm and 147 Grams
Battery 2500mAh
Others 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, Hybrid SIM tray
Price  INR 8,199

Box Content


  1. Coolpad Note 5 Lite
  2. Manual
  3. USB Cable
  4. Charging Brick (1.5amp)

Rest nothing within the box.

Design & Built


Coolpad Note 5 Lite is available in two colors Gold and Black and personally i like black one rest color is always a personal preference we cannot recommend color to anyone. Rest color choice is a never ending discussion. Starting with the front part here we get a 8-megapixel shooter beside a front flash, an earpiece, LED Notification and different sensors.


Coming below we get 5” HD Display, which is covered with 2.5D curved glass which gives additional looks to the phone and rest no info on adding any extra protection on it.


Sliding little bit down here we get Back capacitive keys which are printed like we see in other coolpad budget devices and don’t light up in night.


Coming to the bottom portion of the phone here we get a Micro USB port, beside it a primary MIC and nothing else which need to be mentioned. The Phone is not having fast charging and only support normal 5 Volts at 1.5Amp charging.


Turning to the top we get a 3.5mm audio jack and nothing much which need to be mentioned over here.


Turning to the left side of the phone, we get volume rockers which gives quite good haptik feel while you press them. No patterned feel or metal is used on the buttons.


Turning to the left we get Hybrid Sim Tray which support dual sims or Single Sin + Micro SD card slot that to up to 64GB only and power buttons.


Finally coming to the back panel of the phone here we get 13-megapixel camera beside that a Single LED flash, below that a Fingerprint sensor which really works pretty fast. Below that we get Coolpad branding a primary speaker. The really don’t like the placement of the speaker because when you put your phone on bed or any couch, you won’t be able to hear the ring of the phone.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite is Built out of metal and glass, the smartphone looks premium and seems to be like a premium device.



Coolpad Note 5 Lite comes with a 5-inch HD with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and pixel density of 297 ppi. The Display colors are more towards natural tone and watching movies and playing games looks awesome. While watching a movie on to the phone give immense experience. The Sunlight legibility is also good because of its brightness. When we compare the brightness with other budget oriented phones, Coolpad Note 5 lite has better sunlight experience.

Viewing Angle is good, and blacks are decent enough. While watching movies from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. There are different color modes, which you can change by going into the setting panel as per your usage. Overall no complaints with display.


The phone comes with Mediatek Mt6735 processor which features a 3 GB Ram. This combo makes it a decent purchase in this price. Out of 16GB of internal storage you get about 9.5 GB free after that also you can expand it to up-to 64 GB as the phone support Hybrid SIM tray, which means whether you can install dual sim at the same time or you can install one sim and one micro SD Card in it.

We get Antutu Score of 30511 and certain other scores are also decent. We are getting minimum sensors in this price range from Coolpad this time. I have attached all the images which you see over here.

I have also made a gaming and heat test video which will showcase you the overall performance of the phone.



As always Coolpad comes up with great camera quality. This time also Coolpad Note 5 lite comes up with 13 MP rear Camera which capture really great images if we compare it with other device with same price segment, i would say great quality. Rest, i have already posted camera review on my YouTube channel. Photo Clarity has proper details and natural colors, you wont find any over saturation in the images. Focus is decent, and in low light images has a little bit noise in it.

Coming to the front facing camera of 8 MP with LED Flash in front as well as back, which makes the device with dual LED Flash. In this price getting Dual LED flash in front as well as back is great. Due to front flash you can click selfie even in no light and the quality will be top of the mark.

We also get different additional modes which you can fiddle around to get some great shots, and filtered shots. Depends on personal choice.



Coolpad Note 5 Lite is loaded with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with a skin of Cool Ui 8.0 . There is no info about any update for Android 7.0 any soon. We have already seen coolpad Ui in previous device which has many great feature, and works well with this 3GB ram which they have provided. The software has no bloatware out of the box, Really very clean work done. They have tried to optimized the Ui quite well. But sometime due to the processor load it get bit laggy, but after few moments it get better when cache are made for particular apps.


Nothing is changes what we have seen in other coolpad Ui. EVerything works for me.


Coming to the battery part of the phone here we are getting 2500 mAh battery. On moderate usage, the smartphone will easily last you a full day on a single charge. The battery works quite well for this device because of better software optimization and low screen resolution. You can watch 2 to 3 movies continuously on the phone.  Rest no complains with the battery.

We do not get any kind of fast charging support and took approx 2 Hours to charge from 0% to 100% using a stock charger which we get inside the box.


Overall for built i would say full marks, for camera really better images compare to other device with same price range.

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  • Premium looks
  • Built well
  • Decent cameras
  • Dual Flash
  • Very Handy


  • Not so good performance
  • Not stable UI
  • Decent Battery
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