Coolpad’s Mega 2.5D might be a potential big earner in the budget smartphone category

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Coolpad’s Mega 2.5D

In the era of iphones and Galaxy notes by the smartphone powerhouses, the common middle class section of the society might eventually end up phone-less. With latest android versions available only to the specific phones which are priced over 20k, an optimal budget smart-phone is craved for by a lot of people in this country who aren’t quite ready to shell out a great deal of money from their pockets.
In such an age, Coolpad targets this specific budget conscious audience with their latest budget smart-phone the ‘ Mega 2.5D’. For 6999 bucks, this is the best deal for any phone-buyer on a budget and packs in quite a punch with the bonus of the latest version(Not considering Android Nougat) of Android Marshmallow.

The Mega 2.5D is a premium-looking budget smart-phone with a chic metal design, a selfie-centric snapper and also features 4G VoLTE connectivity option. The smart-phone sports a 5.5-inch IPS HD (1280720 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi and a 2.5D curved glass on top. The display of the smart-phone is bright and appropriately sharp. Considering the price range of the phone, the display quality offered is more than satisfactory and will not disappoint first-time smart-phone users.

The Mega 2.5D features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, along with some selfie customization, beautification features and also an automatic age detector. It also has another 8-megapixel rear snapper with auto-focus and a sensor from Sony. The initial ISO settings for the rear camera is surprisingly satisfactory with the ability of taking low-light picture quite facilitated.
The memory, specifications include a 1GHz quad core Mediatek MT6735P processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). For a sub 10k phone , a 3GB RAM is huge as it is a huge contributer to the overall working speed of the device.
A 2,500 mAh is significantly decent, again considering the price range of the device and it can support upto 9 hours of talking time.
The phone runs the company’s proprietary CoolUI 8.0 skin based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a Screenshot 2.0′ tool which lets users take customised screenshots with a three finger gesture.
With Coolpad doing a good job in the past with their previous smart-phones, expectations are high from the Mega 2.5D. With pretty impressive features considering the price of the device, it might just be the perfect buy for buyers on a budget but who are looking for a up-to-date smart-phone with decent features. With the likes of smart-phones like the recently launched Lenovo Vibe K5 and the soon-to-be-launched Redmi 3S, the Mega 2.5D is might definitely be one of the most looked-at phones under the sub-8k category in the Indian Market.

GENERAL

Release date August 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Weight (g) 140.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery No
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6735P
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

CAMERA

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android6.0
Skin Cool UI 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

The Coolpad Mega 2.5D will be available on amazon from the 24th of August this year at a price of Rs.6999.

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