Coolpad Note 5 Lite: Hands on Review – First Look, Features, Specs, Release & Price in India

Coolpad has launched yet another budget-friendly smartphone in the Indian market, called the Coolpad Note 5 Lite.  It will be exclusively available via Amazon India from Tuesday at INR 8,199.  The Coolpad Note 5 Lite comes with features such as fingerprint sensor, an 8-megapixel front camera, selfie flash. It will be available in Gold and Grey colour variants.  The affordable smartphone is a refreshing entry in the under-10K segment. Let’s take a closer look at the new smartphone:

Design & Display

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite sports a metal unibody design. It features a 5-inch HD display with scratch resistant, 2.5D curved glass on top. Despite HD resolution, the display looks quite sharp. In the Coolpad tradition, the new device comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back, which also acts a capture button for the camera app. Other features include receiving calls, opening other lock individual apps.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite With 3GB RAM, 13MP Camera Launched at INR 8,199

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite measures 145.3 x 72.3 x 8.7mm and weighs 148 grams. It is a little big, compared to other devices in this segment. Still, the device fits nicely in your hand and offers great one-hand use.


The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is powered by a 64-bit 1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor along with Mali 450 GPU and a 3GB of RAM. It is supported by 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. It runs Cool UI skin, based on Android Marshmallow, which takes up a lot of memory. The low internal storage and processor clock speed leaves a lot to be desired.


On the camera front, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite sports quite good front and rear cameras. Both, the 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, are equipped with LED flashlight. The low-light performance of the new smartphone is quite decent. We will take a detailed look the results once we do a through camera test. Still, the LED flash gives it an edge over its rivals in the budget smartphone segment.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite With 3GB RAM, 13MP Camera Launched at INR 8,199


On the connectivity front, the new device sports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The Dual-SIM smartphone supports 2G, 3G and LTE network. Sensors on the device include accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor and a fingerprint sensor.


The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is backed by a non-removable 2500mAh battery which the offers a standby time of 200 hours. Since, the smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display, it can be expected to last a full day.


The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is the next is a lighter version of the Note 5, which offer decent specs in a small size. The new device will take on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K6 Power in its price segment. While both devices offer better specs in certain categories, the lower price gives the Note 5 Lite an edge. The new Coolpad offering is a perfect device for people looking for decent specs at affordable prices.

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