The lower center is one of the most ruthless and narrow segments of the smartphone market in India. Many companies have tried to establish themselves in the segment of Rs 15,000, but have found incredibly difficult spin-offs. Now, Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has launched Cool Play 6 in India to try to break this incredibly difficult market.
The Cool Play 6, which was released at Rs 14,999, tries to distinguish itself from the crowd in terms of its subsequent camera configuration, high quality metal design, high end specs and a 4,000 mAh battery. The smartphone is a spiritual successor to Coolpad Cool 1 that was launched in India last year and has been prized for its dual camera configuration.
On paper, your smartphone activates all the appropriate boxes. But does it have what it takes to compete with heavyweights like the Moto G5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the recently released Nokia 6? In the few days I used the phone, the phone showed a lot of promises, but also significant points of pain. Let’s dive right away.
The Coolpad Play 6 looks very premium due to its metallic construction, but the design does not stand out in a particular way. Coolpad has opted for a very safe design with the smartphone that will not offend anyone. Outside, the quality of the construction is quite impressive and the smartphone feels good in the hand thanks to the rounded corners and curved edges.
The metal back panel houses the dual-chamber configuration mounted vertically to the back below which resides the fingerprint scanner and the Coolpad brand. Some people may be dropped by the glossy finish around the camera settings and the fingerprint scanner. The front is a crystal box. The smartphone comes with capacitive keys for applications that return home, and recent they are happy with backlighting – congratulations CoolPad not crush such an essential feature.
Coolpad plays an important role in the performance of Coolpad Game 6. When the smartphone was released in China in May, it is marketed as a device for players. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 653 clock speed of 1.95GHz along with 6GB of RAM, Adreno 510 GPU and a large 4,000mAh battery which the company demands can provide 300 hours standby and up to two days in a single load.
While the day-to-day is quite satisfactory with little delay, what surprised me was the fact that the device had a tendency to warm up a little, even with a moderate use. While MediaTek processors are known for problems of overheating and efficiency, it is a bit surprising to see a smartphone with a set of Snapdragon 653 chips present this problem. We will have to wait for the full exam to see how the smartphone works when it is pushed.
The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a new UI on top called Journey UI. Coolpad says that Jouney UI was born after customer comments said that Cool UI was too complicated and cumbersome and slowed down over time. The UI is a great improvement over the Cool Cool Cooling UI of the old and the design language is very similar to Google’s hardware design.
In fact, IU Travel looks like a hodgepodge cooler Cool Cool and Leeco Android Levi with some items stored here and there. Fortunately, there is no iOS control center here. All fast flip-flops are where they belong – in the shadow of notifications. Coolpad also retains some default Google apps, such as Chrome and Photos, which is nice to watch (there is a separate application for music).