September 22, 2023

High Options

Sturdy build-quality

Lengthy battery-life

Twin selfie-camera


Coolpad Note 6

There was a time when smartphone makers have been falling over one another to money in on the selfie rage. The selfie rage continues and so does the jostling amongst the smartphone manufacturers. The newest model to take action is China-based Coolpad with its new smartphone Coolpad Be aware 6. The finances handset is being promoted with a tagline ‘The Selfie Maker’, indicating that selfies is the strongest swimsuit of the smartphone.

At an alluring sub-10k value, Coolpad has introduced this providing with twin entrance cameras to shoppers amidst the entry-level telephone market. The market is already flooded with telephones supplied by every person with an identical spec sheet. So, does the Coolpad has what it takes to face from the remaining or is it one other face within the crowd? We used the smartphone for a couple of days and right here is our full evaluation.


The Coolpad Be aware 6 comes encased in a clean and durable plastic physique. The telephone is 8.6 mm slim, is barely on the heavier facet. It weighs 170 grams, however you will get used to its weighty physique. Concerning sturdiness, that is a kind of telephones that may take some injury and survive. The SIM card socket has been given on the higher left facet of the telephone physique.

It is likely one of the few smartphones that include a card slot which may accommodate two nano SIM playing cards plus an SD card of as much as 128GB reminiscence. In the direction of the underside, the telephone homes a 3.5 mm headphone jack, the charging port, the microphone and spherical speaker vents/holes (six in complete) organized horizontally alongside the telephone physique.

On the correct facet, you will discover the quantity management buttons and the ability button. The highest bezel of the telephone has the twin cameras, the receiver, the LED flashlight and the notification gentle whereas the underside bezel house is taken up by the three keys — Recents, Dwelling and Again — all of which aren’t backlit. There was no effort to minimise the bezels which is a shock as the newest development is to supply practically bezel-less show.


The 5.5-inch FHD IPS show is a full HD one although it’s not one thing to boast of and a serious difficulty is the low display screen brightness, particularly when outdoor. It’s might be adjusted to ample brightness indoors however throughout outside utilization, we discovered it to be an impediment. There’s an eye-protection setting with hotter colors for reducing the digital eye pressure. A fast search characteristic may have been supplied to rapidly get to the app you want in case you had a variety of them. There are 4 display screen color modes to decide on from- Regular, Vivid, Pure and Eye care- that may be adjusted in direction of hotter color setting for eye consolation.

The fingerprint sensor lies slightly below the display screen, built-in into the Dwelling button, and labored easily with none issues. It labored trouble-free for us however it would possibly take some days for the customers new to this know-how to get accustomed to it. The Recents and Again keys are able to performing some additional duties like exhibiting your just lately used apps in a vertical listing for fast entry — the characteristic which the corporate calls Good Doc. While you slide your finger inwards alongside any of the Recents or Again keys, it should open a vertical entry window for the just lately used apps. This fast entry characteristic can be accessed whereas gaming and is known as the Sport Dock. The Sport Dock provides some helpful options to smoothen your gaming expertise like Anti-touch that disables the keys until the time you need, the Block-notifications characteristic that mutes the notifications. Total, the show of the smartphone does the job however isn’t actually that good.


The smartphone is pushed by an octa-core 1.4 GHz MSM 8940 CP with a Qualcomm MSM 8940 Snapdragon 435 SoC chipset and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The telephone comes with a 4GB RAM. The mannequin we used was the one with 32GB inner storage and it prices Rs 8,999. Cough up a thousand extra, and you will get a variant with 64GB which may be a good selection for heavier telephone customers in search of a finances phase telephone.

The telephone comes with Journey UI and has pre-installed apps like Amazon Procuring, Prime Video, UC Browser, UC Information and extra. Sliding away the notifications shouldn’t be doable on this telephone; you will must delete them one after the other or cancel all of them collectively. Taking screenshots is sort of straightforward; you simply must press the ability and the lower quantity button concurrently. The Scroll screenshot permits you to take the snapshot of the whole web page or dialog. This characteristic labored within the pre-loaded UC Browser however was not working in Chrome.

The audio is fairly common. The telephone audio system have been a little bit harsh on the ears on loud volumes. Utilizing a high quality over-the-ear headphone was the one saving grace for the audio, with a good output given then by the telephone. In relation to efficiency, the Coolpad Be aware 6 is not any nice shakes. The system suffers from heating points particularly when there’s a variety of multitasking.

We put it to check with some high-end cell titles like Injustice 2, Asphalt 8 and Mortal Kombat X, and although the video games didn’t lag that a lot, the game-loading time was a tad stretched and the handset obtained heated up inside one hour of fixed gameplay. In a fiercely aggressive phase the place different manufacturers have units which don’t endure from such points, it looks as if Coolpad definitely has its job lower out.


Coolpad Be aware 6’s strongest characteristic is its 4070mAh battery. It took round 2 hours and half-hour for the battery to cost from 0 to 100%. On a full cost, the telephone provides a battery backup of greater than someday if you’re a lightweight consumer and your on a regular basis cell utilization is restricted to Whatsapp messages, checking e-mails, browsing the net, spending time on social media, watching 5-6 movies and listening to some songs. In case you use the telephone even lower than that, we discovered that it may go on for 36 hours on single cost.

For heavy customers, it might be a little bit of a let down as a result of the battery — although nonetheless spectacular for a telephone on this value bracket — suffers a drain when the telephone is put to multitasking. Streaming full HD or high-resolution movies or listening to high-quality music recordsdata on-line for straight two-three hours might be dealt with by this telephone. However if you wish to multitask in multi- or split-screen mode, then, over some hours of steady utilization, it should have an effect on the battery which was until now among the finest elements of this telephone. The battery drop shouldn’t be at an alarming or sharp
fee, but this telephone shouldn’t be for individuals who desire a beast of a tool which is ready to do a number of issues on the similar time.


Now for a telephone that’s being touted as ‘The Selfie Maker’, the entrance cameras must be the largest USP. Earlier than we get into the digicam efficiency, let’s get some specs out of the best way. There’s an 8MP+5MP entrance twin digicam arrange and 13MP rear cameras. The vast angle entrance digicam has 120 giant FOV to accommodate extra individuals in a single group pic. The rear digicam is provided with a 6P lens and f/2.2 aperture.

With the rear digicam, the daytime pictures turned out to be crisper and clearer than those taken at night time. The 13MP rear digicam shoots effectively in daylight, although a little bit extra saturation in colors was felt wanting. The pictures are well-defined in daylight photographs, but nonetheless, the distant objects confirmed indicators of blurriness. Within the night time, there was some pixelation within the photographs. The Slo-Mo digicam mode appeared to work effectively, so did the Panorama mode. The Erase mode of the digicam works on an algorithm that helps to take away transferring objects from the clicked image. It proves efficient in focussing on the particular person and the thing we have to seize by fading the opposite objects/individuals transferring round them. It’s a superb characteristic for taking pics in crowded environments.

As for the selfies, the pictures clicked from the smartphone gained’t be adorning the partitions of your lounge. In well-lit circumstances, the selfies are good however the high quality drops considerably when clicked in low-light circumstances. Even with the Evening mode, the pictures are a bit too grainy for our liking, be it a selfie or a shot from the rear digicam.

The telephone data movies in 1080p and so they got here out to be clear and sharp. However whereas taking movies, the digicam focus saved adjusting itself many occasions which was an obstacle.


As we talked about earlier, the phase which Coolpad Be aware 6 competes is very aggressive. For a smartphone to succeed, it must have an edge over the competitors. Whereas the Coolpad Be aware 6 is a telephone which may simply enchantment to customers who desire a primary smartphone. The battery life is definitely a excessive level however in the event you take into consideration the design and efficiency, you would possibly see your self transferring on to different smartphones. Maybe the thought was to supply a differentiator – twin entrance cameras — on this phase however that additionally isn’t nice by any requirements. The Coolpad Be aware is simply one other finances smartphone providing which could simply click on with a mean consumer who isn’t in search of too many particulars like trendy design, nice efficiency or an excellent digicam.


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