Coolpad, a Chinese manufacturer was an instant attraction grabber in India, when the first device Coolpad Note 3 was launched. At its launch time, being one of the cheapest smart-phones with a finger sensor for unlocking, it lead to an up rise in the fascination of the potential customers. Soon enough it became well known as a brand delivering devices which are bang-for-the-buck! If we fast forward to the present, the Coolpad Max Dual is the latest, yet the most expensive handset which has been launched by the brand. It seems that the one of the cheapest smart-phone manufacturer has made an attempt to glide up to the mid-range segment and tap the potential market. However, there are some serious questions regarding the delivery of desired quality, because, let’s face the reality – there is no dearth of option here either!
What does the Coolpad Dual Max have?
With high resemblance to the iPhone 6S as far as the design is concerned, the Coolpad Max sports a metallic frame. The unibody design sports curved edges having the power key on the right and the volume rocker on the left. Additionally, it houses a 13MP camera at the back as well as a fingerprint senor at the bottom of the screen. At the bottom edge, nest the micro USB port, the speaker and a 3.5mm jack. Surely, I’ve painted the picture well enough to make the resemblance with iPhone evident!
There are no physical buttons of the front panel of the phone as is has complete on-screen navigation. A 64 GB inbuilt memory along with an option to expand up to 32 GB additional storage, it is nearly not a complete disappointment. The back camera with 13 MP has an LED flash too in addition to the customary 5 MP front camera. If you are a techie and specifically take a look at the specification sheet, you’d agree no less that the RAM seems to be the major highlight of the same. Besides the RAM, other specifications seem to be quite the standard ones followed in the industry. However, I’m not even stating that the phone delivers poor performance. Instead, it does not have much heating issues or operation lag issues. A smooth web browsing and switching between apps is possible. Gaming is a decent experience too. Overall quality of calls and general audio is average and not something extraordinary.
Apart from all this, the major attraction of this smart-phone is the ‘dual in one’ feature. This means that you can enjoy having two phones in one. A ‘normal’ and a ‘private’ space can be set up and both these spaces can be configured with different social accounts including FaceBook, Instagram and even different WhatsApp. The private space is well hidden and encrypted, which indicates that even when connected to a PC, it won’t show up.
All said and done, this is a decent device but what hurts me is the price. Asking for the amount seems to be a little over what it deserves, considering the ocean of options available in the segment.