Coolpad’s flagship phone of this year comes with 6GB of RAM and dual cameras The Coolpad Cool Play 6 has launched in India, three months after being available in China. As the name suggests, the phone sports 6GB of RAM which is the flagship feature of this flagship phone, and also dual cameras, because why not? Priced at Rs 14,999, the Coolpad Play 6 aims to compete with the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the Lenovo K8 Note. Here are the specs of the phone in detail. 1/6 Design The Coolpad Cool Play 6 sports the generic design we have come to expect from all Chinese phones. The rose gold colour. Brushed aluminium finish. A minimalist front fascia with capacitive navigation buttons and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Because of a large battery, the phone is also quite heavy at 175 grams but has a slim profile of 8.45mm. 2/6 Display The phone sports a full HD 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 401 pixels per inch density. We found the display well enough for indoor use but it does struggle under direct sunlight. 3/6 Hardware The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core mid-range processor which also powers the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro along with 6GB of RAM. As a result, the performance was also decent but we did experience some app crashes. Hopefully, that will be fixed by a software update. For gaming, the hardware is more than enough to handle the most graphically-intensive games like GTA: San Andreas and can also perform the regular day-to-day tasks. 4/6 Camera Apart from the powerful hardware, the Coolpad Cool Play 6 sports a dual camera setup on the back, arranged vertically. The dual cameras have twin 13-megapixel sensors with f/2.0 aperture and they capture in RGB and monochrome and combines them to give better detail and bokehs around portraits. The camera is the best part of the phone and was able to outdo most entry-level dual camera phones in the market. 5/6 Software The phone runs on the company’s proprietary Journey UI based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. CoolPad also had the latest Android security patch running, but as with most Chinese phones, an update to the upcoming Android 8.0 seems dicey. The UI also has some bloatware like UC Browser and Amazon’s suite of apps, but can be uninstalled thankfully. 6/6 Battery and Price
Much to a gamer’s joy, the phone sports a capacious 4,000mAh battery that Coolpad claims can last for two days. That should depend on the usage and many other factors, but it did manage to last more than a day. The phone is priced at Rs 14,999 which puts it in direct competition with the stalwarts like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the Moto G5.
Coolpad paid for the writer's travel and stay in Dubai.