Coolpad Note 5 Lite comes in a minimalistic box. Priced at INR 8,999, the new handset comes with 16GB internal storage. The Space Grey model looks quite beautiful. It comes with a SIM tray, micro USB cable, and a 1.5 amp charger. Let’s take a closer look at the device:
Design & Display
While not the thinnest or lightest, the full-metal device looks and feels amazing. The matte finish on the back and diamond-cut edges look fantastic. While the glossy display is a fingerprint magnet, the 2.5D curved glass gives the device a premium feeling. The 5-inch handset is easy to operate with a single handle and carry.
The HD screen is accompanied by 13MP rear camera along with usual buttons and trays. The display is quite bright and crisp. The viewing angle is quite good but not excellent.
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new handset is powered by a Mediatek chipset, 3GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage [expandable up to 64GB]. Out of 3GB, only 1.3GB RAM is used, while out of 16GB users will get 8.5GB internal storage. It comes with usual Google apps. The UI is smooth and does not lag in day-to-day usage.
In terms of benchmark scores, the entry level processor places just below average. However, in certain categories, it goes above average. While the new smartphone could play most the basic games, it did start to lag during high-end ones.
Past Coolpad cameras have offered quite decent results in their price range. The new Note 5 Lite does not disappoint either. It comes with a simple UI. It allows you to capture unique details, even from the front camera. However, you don’t get many shooting modes in fort camera. The rear camera does offer Pro mode along with Beauty mode, etc. The flash on the front camera is a good addition.
Overall, the Note 5 Lite offers decent image and video quality for the price point. The colors are decent and natural. However, under low-lights, it washes multiple details. It is one of the better cameras out there for social media uploading purposes.
The speaker out has the proper amount of bass and treble. However, if you keep the smartphone on a flat surface, the sound gets interrupted. The vocals are decent and surround sound works really well.
The new Note 5 Lite offered 7 hours 26 minutes screen-on time, which means users will get at least 1.4 to 1.5 days of moderate usage.
On the plus side, the design and build quality are superb. The sound and camera are also quite decent. The star of the device is its battery. However, on a negative side, the entry-level processor does not do any favors to the new handset. Overall, Coolpad Note 5 is a great smartphone in its price point.