CoolPad Mega 2.5D is a budget range smartphone priced at RS 6,999 ( $104.78) is officially launched in India on August 10th, 2016.
Before you jump to buy this 7K budget phone I’m providing an overview of Cons and Pros of CoolPad Mega 2.5D, so that you can decide whether to buy this phone or wait for better one.
CoolPad Mega 2.5D Cons and Pros :
1. Hybrid SIM slot :
The phone allows you to either use Single sim with a memory card or two sims without a microSD card.
If you are a dual sim user, you need to sacrifice memory card and this phone offers just 16GB internal storage and this is excluding OS files.
2. 2500 Mah non-removable battery :
The phone accompanies with 3GB RAM & has MediaTek MT67355P quad-core chipset. The chipsets from MediaTek are power-hungry to deliver best performance compared to snapdragon.
If you game a lot on your phone or tend to talk for long hours, 2500 Mah battery isn’t enough. So, you need to look for your USB charger often.
If you look for bigger battery in this price range, then you can go for the newly released Redmi 3S phone that has 4100 mAh battery.
3. No Fingerprint scanner :
I don’t know why they left fingerPrint scanner, its predecessor Coolpad Note 3 Lite offers fingerprint sensor in the same 7k price.Redmi 3S phone in the same price range also lacks fingerprint sensor.
4. 8 MP Rear Camera :
As CoolPad Mega 2.5D aims at selfie addicts, they limited back/rear camera to 8-megapixel instead of 13 MP available in its predecessor.
5. micro SD card slot only supports up to 32GB external storage, it would have been better at least it supported up to 64 GB.
6. No Gyroscope sensor and quick charge ( I know we cannot expect in this price range).
1. Price : With good specs, certainly Rs 6,999 is a major pro of this phone.
2. Big Screen and curved display : The 5.5 inch HD IPS (1280x720p) display is brighter and sharp.
3. Quad- Core processor and 3GB RAM offers smooth performance :
Coolpad Mega 2.5D equipped with 1.0Ghz MT6735P quad-core processor & 3GB RAM provides smooth smartphone experience without lags.
4. Runs with Latest Android OS:
The device arrives with Android 6.0 (marshmallow) OS with CoolUI 8.0 on top of it.
5. 8 megapixel Selfie camera :
As the phone is selfie centric, they added 8 MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, the front camera offers 83.6 degree field of view for wide group selfies and the camera app provides beautification features and selfie customizations.
In this price range and the specs it offer, CoolPad Mega 2.5D smartphone is good and not the best.
It’s up to you to decide whether to buy this phone or look for a better one, if you are a serious gamer then this phone is not for you.
The phone targets selfie lovers with affordable price, if you are like me who buys a phone under 10K and recycles/ exchange it with a new one before completing a year, then go for this phone that too overlooking the Cons.