Coolpad A1 – Entry-level Smartphone with 2GB RAM: Review, Specs and Price

Coolpad A1: Review

Coolpad A1 has been launched by the company in India as an affordable entry-level smartphone. The smartphone was launched ahead of the 2018 Mobile Electronics Exhibition in Hong Kong.

The company is known for making budget friendly smartphones with nice specs and the A1 didn’t disappoint in that department. Apart from having 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space, lets see what else the Coolpad A1 has to offer.

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Design

Coolpad A1

From afar, you might think that’s Metal because of how sleek it is, but it’s just Plastic. The body was designed to perfection and should feel comfortable to hold as well. The features at the rear is simple and plain, there’s no fingerprint scanner in sight.

While the rear camera and LED flash are visible at the top middle, with the Coolpad logo sitting underneath. The dual antenna lines also adds to the beauty of the device, as it measures 8.1 mm in thickness and available in only Gold color.

Display

Coolpad A1

Coolpad isn’t ready to go totally bezel-less like other OEMs on their budget smartphones. Even though the A1 has no narrow bezels as usual, the top and bottom bezel might seem rather enormous to users and somewhat distracting.

Focusing on the screen, The 5.-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays like a budget smartphone it is. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 294 pixel per inch density, the details on the screen should be clear enough for users. Additionally, the screen stretches up to 68.80% screen to body ratio.

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Hardware and Software

Under the hood is the Snapdragon 210 chip from Qualcomm with Quad-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. Disappointingly, the 4-cores of processor on this baby could only clock at 1.1GHz with 28nm process technology. The Adreno 304 graphics processor is in charge of graphics and clocks at 400MHz.

Ready to handle all your multitasking here is just 2GB of RAM with 533MHz memory speed. Store up all your files, games and apps in the 16GB internal storage space that’s available, the storage space is upgradeable up to 64GB. The Coolpad A1 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with modified user interface.

Camera

The 8MP rear shooter capture photographs with 3264 x 2448 pixels in dimension. The camera comes with a LED flash and other features to capture quality photographs in low light and record videos of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second. For selfies, the 5MP selfie camera captures cute and natural looking selfies as well.

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Battery

Powering the Coolpad A1 is a 2500mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with no fast charging technology. Even without the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 2.2 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

 

Coolpad A1 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Coolpad A1
Announced April, 2018
Released April, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Plastic
Dimensions 142.5 x 70.5 x 8.1 mm
Weight
Protection Yes
Colours Gold

Display

Display Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5-inch
Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 294ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 68.80%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

8MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED
5MP

Software

Android 7.1 Nougat
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
CPU Quad-Core 1.1GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 304
2GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Yes, up to 64GB


Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Identification No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2500mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Coolpad A1 Price and Availability Status?

The Coolpad A1 is available on Shopping stores from $89 (N30,000) to $109 (N40,000). Click on the links above to view the latest Coolpad A1 price & availability on Shopping stores.


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