Coolpad India recently launched their latest smartphone Cool1 in New Delhi (India), with a heavily focussed campaign over its dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is powered with amazing 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM and is exclusively marketed by Amazon India from January 5.
We spend an entire day with the gadget clicking some superb pictures.
It started on a wintery afternoon in the famous Dilli Hatt at INA, the mosaic lamps look resplendent through the lens of Coolpad Cool 1.
Soon after decided to go on a small drive and managed to capture different hues in the clouds with a beautiful sunset.
When in Delhi Connaught Place cannot be missed, and when in Connaught Place one cannot miss the amazing waffles at the Wenger’s Deli.
I tried the Nutella Waffle with Vanilla Ice Cream and there is only one word to describe it, and that is “heavenly”, a perfect way to end an evening.
As I reached home, I saw a beautiful traditional chandelier glowing in our balcony.
Next day started with a good jog on a Sunday morning, and it was the perfect time to capture some shots with the all-new Coolpad Cool 1.
I personally liked the grass shots as one can clearly notice a shift focus.
After some more shots of the empty streets and roads of the city, the journey ended with a steaming cup of hot masala chai.
The device was earlier launched in China, and its version for India comes with only one difference – the brand name, which says Cool on China version and Coolpad on the Indian version. In the Indian peninsula, the phone will be available in silver and gold variants.
Cool 1 heavily depends on its dual rear camera setup which is a combination of 13-megapixel sensors with a f/2.0 aperture, and a dual-tone LED flash. One sensor takes care of the colour, while other focusses on depth, detail and brightness. The smartphone also sports an eight-megapixel front facing the camera with a f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens.
The other attraction of the device is its heavy duty 4000 mAh battery with fast charging facility.
Coolpad Cool 1 runs on LeEco’s EUI 5.8 operating system, based on Android 6.0 marshmallow. It comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display.
The smartphone has been powered with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM. The phone also supports reverse charging and lets users charge other devices.
The Coolpad is among the first ones to have introduced dual camera setup in smartphones for ‘bokeh effect’. A similar setup was seen in the recently launched Honor 6x. While the Dual camera technology at an affordable price is the key feature on both the mobiles, the processor plays a key role in the performance of the device. The Honor 6X runs on Huwaei Silicon Kirin 655, 8*(A53) which is an in -house built processor, while it is a good processor, it is an old architecture technology, the Cool1 comes with the Snapdragon 652 whose architecture is 4*A72 +4*A53, both the processor are good but as the architecture used in Cool1 is newer technology it supports high-end gaming without lagging which makes the Cool1 the winner in the processor segment.
As far as the dual camera technology is concerned, both Cool1 and Honor 6x embrace dual camera. But the Cool1 combines 13+13 MP back camera, while the Honor 6X lags with 13+2MP back camera. The winning points for Cool1 here are clarity in the distant pictures also in the macro shots. The front cameras of both the mobile are good while the Cool 1 gives a better quality of pictures while using flash. The Bokeh effect is available in both the mobiles, while the better bokeh is resulted in the Cool 1. (Apart from the spec difference the quality in both devices may wary, no clear indicator which is better).
With fresh looks and heavy configuration, it is incredible to see how the company has managed to keep its price just under Rs 14,000, while the other companies are offering a similar setup for a much higher price.
Order it now from Amazon.
Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal