Coolpad Mega 2.5D is a phone with big screen but within budget. Coolpad Mega 2.5D is priced at Rs.6999 and it will be available only through Amazon.in.
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Coolpad Mega 2.5D has a very good design and build quality, it is one of the best looking budget smartphone for now. It is made out of plastic body, but it feels well-built and looks much better than some expensive smartphones. The soft matte finish, the curved back design and flat edges along the spine adds to the good grip of the phone. The phone weighs only 140g, it is one of the lightest in its segment. The Moto G4 Plus weighs 155g and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 tips the scales at 164g.
The power button, SIM and Micro SD card slots are on the right side of the phone. The volume rockers are placed on the left side; it will avoid the chances of accidentally pressing the volume keys instead of the power button.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and has decent viewing angles. Display is not the sharpest, you can see roughness around icons. The colours look rich and viewing angles are good. It is also a 2.5D curved glass display, to add the premium touch to this budget smartphone. The phone has a screen to body ratio to over 70 percent, which makes it a good device to watch video content in it. While using, you may feel the display is a bit reflective. Coolpad has used some sort of oleophobic coating on the screen so that it will not pickup smudges as other budget smartphones tend to do.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with its own custom UI, which looks like any other Chinese phone interface. The UI is colourful with eye popping themes, but it is not as easy as stock Android. There are options to customize the theme, most of us will like this feature. Some Marshmallow features like Now OnTap was available in Google settings but it wasn’t working. There are not much pre-installed apps, means there is more free space.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D has a quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor which is slower than the MT6735, which we can see in the Coolpad Note 3 Lite. Both processors are quad-core Coretx A53, but MT6735P clocked at 1.3 GHz instead of 1.3 GHz. It is more than enough for day-to-day tasks like social networking, web browsing, movie playback etc. With graphic-intensive games such as FIFA 16 or Asphalt 8, it tends to feel a bit sluggish at times. There is no heating up, though.
The phone offers 16GB of internal storage, while the microSD allows one to add up to 32GB to it. Both SIM slots support 4G networks, which is good. The phone’s 2,500mAh battery is a mixed bag and barely lasts a day if you don’t stress it too much.
This is where Coolpad Mega 2.5D Fails to impress us. There is an 8 MP camera on the rear, which struggles to produce photos with detail. The photos don’t have accurate colour, even under bright day light. Night-time shots look noisy and marred by light reflections. The results from the 8-megapixel front camera are comparatively better and even indoors, you can take good enough shots for your social media posts.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D Verdict
The Coolpad Mega 2.5D has great build quality and design, and is one of the few truly affordable and genuine big-screen phones.