Coolpad of China is known for two things in India – affordable phones wtih reliable fingerprint scanner. Coolpad started its journey in India with Coolpad Note 3 and then came out with Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Coolpad Note 3 Max, which was launched few days ago. After tasting success with these variants of sub Rs. 10,000 category, Coolpad has now launched its flagship phone, Coolpad Max, which is priced Rs. 24,999 and will be available on Amazon.in from 30th May in Royal Gold and Rose Gold color variants.
Earlier, all the three variants as described above were made of good plastic material. But Coolpad has now jumped to metal design and the latest Coolpad Max has full metal body and the back of the phone has soft metal so that the phone does not slip out of your hand. Although the design of the back is inspired from iPhone 6 but that should not bother you so long it is a beautiful piece to hold in your hand. The front of this phone has Gorilla Glass 4 protection which will prevent it from scratches and this phone has bevelled edges. This is elegantly designed phone and really looks a premium product. Not only the phone, Coolpad has packed this phone in a black colored fancy box and you can very well imagine that the product inside would also be as glamorous. You can see the images of this phone in the below appended video.
Besides its design marvel, the Coolpad Max comes with high-end hardware. It sports a 5.5-inch HD display with pixel resolution of 1920×1080 and 401ppi which has very good viewing angles and has good outdoor readability. This phone is powered by 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU. This phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be extended upto 128GB via microSD card. This phone gets its juice from 2800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and you can fully charge the phone in less than 35 minutes as tested by me. This is Dual-SIM phone and supports 4G LTE networks and also offers other standard connectivity options.
Coolpad has added very interesting feature in its Max phone which enable you to use this phone for your personal and professional work separtely and this will serve the purpose of two 2 phones within one device. Known as Dual Space feature, you can set up two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, BBM, and other social media applications – one for your personal use and one for your professional use in the same phone. The beauty of this feature is that each account’s data will be stored in different places, and will not intervene with the other. Also, it is easy to switch between personal and professional mode via fingerprint or password. In simple terms, you will be having two rooms in the same phone and the occupant of one room will not know what is happening in other room. And this is made possible by Coolpad by installing encryption technology which ensures any data, contacts, photos, videos, and applications stored on the each sapce are well protected.
Coolpad phones are known for its very fast and efficient fingerprint reader on the back and in the latest iteration, the company has taken this story further by making it more quick. You can resgister upto five fingers and can open and unlock the phone by putting your registered finger on the reader. Besides this, you can also use fingerprint scanner for App Shortcut, clicking of images, One Key Dial, Switch Space for using Dual Space feature.
What is a phone without a good camera and Coolpad has taken care very well of this feature in its Max phone. This phone comes with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and phase detectcion auto-focus. For selife lovers, it houses a 5 MP front shooter. You an click very good images in daylight and will get details and depth expected from a high-end camera. In the fading light and very low light, this camera struggels a bit and co-incidentally even premium phones suffer on this account. You can capture good selfies with the help of front shooter. You can also made videos on this phone in 1080p. We reproduce below some images clicked in daylight and one early in the morning (last one):
To sum up, Coolpad Max is glamorous device to hold and incorporates strong hardware to give you troublefree performance. It is a good value for money device and if you are in the market for a good-looking but powerful product then you can definitely consider Coolpad Max.