After days and days of excited waiting, I finally have the Coolpad Mega 2.5D in my hands. Watch this for my initial reactions.
At 6,999 rupees for each device, I wasn't expecting the moon from this latest new baby from the Coolpad stable. But the phone exceeded my expectations on two crucial fronts - look and camera.
Available in black, white and royal gold, I was hoping to get my hands on the gold device. I've only ever owned phones in black and white and gold seemed really special. I wasn't wrong. The phone looks and feels like a high-end phone with curved edges - slim, sleek and incredibly light. In fact, I wasn't sure if the battery was in the phone - that's how light it felt (143 grams). Check it out.
The screen size at 5.5" is the best that you can ask for and I was glad to see that clarity and brightness were not compromised. The touch sensitivity is not spectacular but reasonably good. The back of the phone is made of plastic and there are metal frames on the sides.
The number one USP of this budget phone is its 8MP front camera with a wide 83.6 degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture that seek to provide you with stellar selfies and grofies (group selfies). I've reviewed selfie phones before and let me tell you - this one really works wonders. Apart from the excellent results from the smart beautification mode, the editing options are completely cutting edge although they bring down the resolution of the photo drastically. You can soften your skin, slim your face, add a becoming blush and make your eyes bigger in quite a natural way. Of course, the results are unnatural if you take them to the highest level. I'd recommend using each effect to a maximum value of 15. Here are a few examples.
|With no editing|
|With the slimming effect - there is some loss of quality|
|Indoor photograph with Coolpad Mega 2.5D|
|Close-up photo with the Coolpad Mega|
The phone promises to be fast, considering that it comes with a 3GB RAM (astonishing for this price category), 1GHz quad core Mediatek MT6735P processor and 16GB in-built memory (expandable up to 32GB). With a 2500 mAh battery, the phone should last for up to 9 hours and at the time of writing this post, the battery had barely dipped in 8 hours, although with minimal usage. This dual-SIM phone offers Android 6.0 Marshmallow as an OS with Cool UI 8.0 which includes several interesting features like single hand unlocking and screenshots of multiple scrolls. Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a hybrid SIM slot (you can use two micro SIMs or one micro SIM and a micro SD card) and 4G compatibility. Since I've only used the phone for a day, I'll be able to advise you better on these aspects in my "a day with the Coolpad Mega 2.5D" review, coming up soon on Trail-stained Fingers.
At a glance
|OS||Android Version||Android 6.0|
|Network Mode(GSM2G+GSM 3G (Video Calling)||4G+4G|
|PCBA dimension(in mm)||68.7*52*7.8|
|Battery (in Volt)||4.35V|
|Charger||Charger Input and Output voltage/Ampier||200~240V/5V/1.5A|
|Charger Certification (CE or others)||BIS|
|Charger PIN type (2 or 3 Pin)||2|
|Sensors||Proximity, Light and G sensor|
|Memory card HOT Swapable||Yes|
|Screen type (External or Internal)||Internal|
|Screen Resolution||HD, 1280X720|
|Audio Formats Supported||aac, amr, awb, mka, mid, mp3, m4a, ogg,wav, flac, imy, mp2|
|VIdeo Formats Supported||webm, ts, mp4, mov, mkv, m4v, flv, f4v, avi, 3gpp, 3g2|
|Video Frame Rate||30fps|
|FM radio (Supported freq. band)||87.5MHz-108MHz|
|Camera||Rear camera (Pixel Size core brand)||8.0MP|
|Front camera (Pixel Size core brand)||8.0MP|
|Rear camera description(auto focus/FF/auto focus with flash)||AF|
|Video Storage Capacity||limited by user space|
|Wide Screen Video||Yes|
Coolpad Mega 2.5D is available exclusively on Amazon.in and comes with a pair of earphones, charger and USB cable. The first flash sale is on August 24, for which registrations began on 10th August. Don't forget to follow Trail-stained Fingers for the second detailed review.