Coolpad has surprised everyone by launching the cheapest 6GB RAM phone in India. The new Coolpad Coolplay 6 costs just Rs. 14,999.
It was launched in China in June at a similar price of CNY 1499. In fact, it is the first phone below Rs. 20,000 that offers 6GB RAM.
The launch event for the new Coolpad phone was grand and the brand flew a number of media persons to an event in Dubai and launched the new CoolPlay 6.
It will be available exclusively from Amazon India from 4th September 2017 in 2 colors – gold and black.
The device is meant for users who are looking for great specs at an affordable price. In fact, the beast comes with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor other than having 6 GB ram.
Top Features of Coolpad CoolPlay 6
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 is an Octa-Core processor with 4 Cores (Cortex A72) clocked at 1.95 GHz and the other 4 cores (Cortex A53) are clocked at 1.44 GHz. The Snapdragon 653 comes with the Adreno 510 GPU which is excellent for gaming and all graphics.
Although the processor is based on 28 Nm process instead of the latest 14 Nm process used in processors like Snapdragon 625, 630 and 660. Also, in term of performance, the Snapdragon 653 is a beast and can easily outperform the Snapdragon 625 used in phones like Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The Dual Nano Sim based Coolpad Coolplay 6 comes with 64 GB of internal storage and unfortunately, the smartphone lacks support for the micro-sd card.
2. Dual Camera
For imaging, it comes with Dual camera setup and has a two 13 megapixel cameras (uses Sony Sensor) at the back. Additionally, the camera has Dual Tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture and support for recording 4K videos and HDR.
One of the camera sensors is an RGB sensor to capture the colours while the other sensor is a monochrome sensor to capture the image fine details and both the images are merged by the image signal processor. The camera implementation is similar to the one on Huawei Honor phones.
While the Dual rear cameras are a trend the Coolpad Coolplay 6 also uses the same to make sure you can click portrait shots with Bokeh effect.
The Front camera is an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter and comes with f/2.2 aperture
3. Latest OS and Large Battery
The Coolpad phone comes with a really large capacity battery – 4000 mAH which Coolpad claims can last much longer due to the software and hardware optimizations done by the company.
Moreover, it runs on the latest OS from Google Android Nougat 7.1 and comes with a new UI from Coolpad called as the Journey UI.
Build and Design
Notably, the new phone offers a stunning premium metallic build. Also, the backside looks similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Dual rear camera assembly adds a style quotient to the otherwise bland backside.
Also, there is a circular fingerprint scanner at the back of the device that comes with a mirror finish similar to the Leeco Le 1s.
There is a 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 401 PPi. Moreover, it comes with 2.5D Curved glass which is now common even on the budget phones.
Also, if you notice carefully there are thick black bezels on the screen which looks ugly. I disliked the display on the Leeco LE 1S which had a similar display with the big black bezels.
Connectivity – It comes with the USB Type C port for connectivity and it even has Dual Sim Support. You can use it with the JIO, Airtel, Idea, Vodafone Sim card as it comes with 4G LTE, 4G VOLTE and native 3G / 2G support.
Key Specs for Coolpad Cool Play 6
- Screen- 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD display- 401ppi
- Processor- Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 653 SOC.
- Processor Clock Speed – 4 Cores Clocked at 1.95 GHz and other 4 Cores at 1.44 GHz.
- GPU – Adreno 510
- RAM- 6 GB RAM.
- Storage- 64 GB
- Rear Camera – 13 MP Dual Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4K videos.
- Front Camera – 8 MP Front selfie Camera.
- Connectivity- 3G/4G/LTE / VOLTE
- OS- Android Nougat 7.1 with Journey UI.
- Battery- 4000 mAH.
- Thickness – 8.5 mm
- Weight – 175 grams
- Fingerprint sensor- YES at the back
- Fast charging- NO
- Colors – Gold and black.
- Sale Date – 4th September 2017.
- Availability – Amazon India.
- Price – Rs. 14,999.
Major Cons for CoolPad Cool Play 6
- It lacks support for the memory card, though it has 64 GB internal storage.
- Black Bezels around the display.
- No 2.5D curved glass like most competing phones.
- Sub Par Camera Performance.
Major Pros for CoolPad Cool Play 6
- Performance Beast – Snapdragon 653 is a power horse.
- 6 GB RAM – you can’t get this even in phones up to 25K.
- Dual Rear Cameras.
- Latest Android OS 7.1 and Decent 4000 mAH battery.
Initial Thoughts and Impressions
Overall, the Coolplay 6 has a lot of promising features and is a specs monster for people looking for a smartphone for gaming and multitasking. The UI and processor are speedy and you have a lag-free performance.
There are some minor cons like the missing support for micro-sd card and a display with black bezels and no 2.5D curved glass.
But surely the Coolpad has brought the 6GB Ram smartphone at such a low price, it is going to be difficult for big brands to deny 6 GB Ram in the High-End Flagship phones.
Also, Read – 12 Top Performance Phones With 4 GB RAM.