Chinese smartphone manufacturer COOLPAD is very active in the market with its Note series smartphones. Manufacturers have entered the higher price range with the ambitious Coolpad 9900 Max.
Later, Kupa and Leeco launched the Coolbad COOL 1 DUAL for a highly competitive market. It’s been a while since then, so Coolpad is trying to use Coolpad 6.
Design and feel
When you look at this device, it will remind you of the small editing of the Leeco Le 2 headset, the position of the self-timer camera and the sensor are the same. When the screen is off, the phone looks like an edge-to-edge panel, but it actually has a thin black border around it. The COOL PLAY 6 features a 5.5-inch full HD display with capacitive touch buttons underneath. They are backlit, but only keep it for 5 seconds when the screen is turned on.
The Cool Play 6 has a metal panel on the back and a plastic cover on the top and bottom. It has a dual rear camera and a two-color LED flash. The camera has a raised metal edge around the bump that should provide some protection. Below is a fingerprint scanner with a mirror effect. The back curve and the sides of the COOLPAD also bend the corners to make the phone comfortable to hold. The power and volume buttons are a bit too high, forcing you to stretch toward them. At the bottom there is a USB Type-C port with grille on both sides, but there is only one speaker on the right.
Cool Play 6 performs well in gold, and its weight is just right, giving a strong feeling. We found the display to have good color reproduction and viewing angle. The Coolpad 9900 allows you to adjust your monitor to your liking.
Specifications, software and performance
Smartphones are getting stronger and stronger, and Cool 6 is a good example. It is powered by the Qualcomm Crazy Dragon Game 653 SOC, an eight-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.95 GHz and the other four clocked at 1.44 GHz. With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, it is one of the best devices in this price range. Storage is not scalable, but at 64GB we have no complaints. The Cool Play 6 is a dual-card dual standby device with two Nano-SIM slots supporting 4G and Volte. It has a non-removable 4000 mAh battery and you can put a 10 watt charger in the box. The USB cable has a reversible A-type plug so there is no need to worry about whether the right side is normal when plugged in.
On the software side, COOL PLAY 6 runs on Android Nougat. Coolpad seems to have updated its Coolpad user interface and renamed it to the magazine user interface, now it’s closer to Android’s stock. One problem with the new UI is that you can’t easily reject notifications. After sliding, you need to click the delete button. This is a two-step process. You can find a small shortcut at the bottom to cancel all notifications at once.
Fingerprint scanners are very accurate and fast. This phone has most of the Android Nogat features, including split-screen multitasking and fast application switching. Kupa also comes preloaded with apps such as Facebook, UC Browser, UC News, News Dog, and News App. The Journey UI has dual application support that allows you to run two supported application instances, such as WhatsApp. In general, the UI is easy to use, except for the annoying notification bits.
The 6GB RAM on the spec sheet is very useful when you are multitasking between applications. We can switch between games without any delay or stuttering. Based on our usage, we found that the device can use more than 3GB of RAM for free after one day of use.
The battery performance is good, the device can be used in light and medium environments for more than one day. Kupa also uses a power-saving mode that helps extend battery life. You can also choose to force the app to sleep after the screen is turned off. Although the large battery is good, charging takes a long time. Small knits took more than 2 hours to charge the device from depletion, which can be improved by supporting fast charging.
For photography, the COOL PLAY 6 is equipped with two 13M pixel cameras, one with RGB sensors and the other with a monochrome sensor. The second sensor is also used for the depth of field function. The camera app offers a variety of modes to choose from, including panoramas, GIFs, monochrome photos and videos, and SLR mode for adding photos to your photos. You can also get Pro mode, which gives you more control over camera settings. Front and rear cameras and filters support HDR and landscaping.
Self-portraits taken with an 8 megapixel front camera are enough to share on social media, but you need a steady hand. The COOL PLAY 6 can record 4K video at 30 frames per second, while the self-timer camera can shoot at 1080 P. The ability to record 4K video for more than 10 minutes does not make people feel uncomfortable when the phone is very hot. The video recording stops near the 13-minute mark and displays a message indicating that the maximum file size has been reached.
In appearance, Cool Play 6 is a performance-oriented device. The mad dragon game 653 SOC and 6GB of memory may be brute force in anything you throw. In addition, the internal storage space purchased at this price is larger than other smartphones. With the Journey UI, Coolpad brings the phone’s touch experience closer to the Android experience. However, the performance of the camera is strictly average, and waiting to charge the battery can be annoying. do you want it?