The concept of making affordable smartphones in a country like India is taken seriously by very few brands namely a handful of Chinese and Indian Brands. A Chinese Smartphone brand i.e. Coolpad, which is quite familiar to the mobile users today in the mobile market. Earlier Coolpad was a main OEM player in the Indian market, but now since many are providing the required logistic networking and readymade distribution, the company has finally entered the queue to grab the attention of the mobile users in the Indian mobile market and capture a huge share in it.
The introduction of new companies in the Indian mobile market is always good as high degree of competition implies low prices. Coolpad has launched a new Smartphone recently i.e. the Coolpad Dazen 1. It is Smartphone that falls under the Rs. 10,000 bracket. These affordable mobile phones help to take over a few other mobile phones prevailing in the market such as the Xiaomi Redmi 2.
The new Coolpad Dazen 1 has minimalistic design, a solid built, cool and attractive user interface, 4G LTE support and falls under the affordable price range. In the given segment of mobile market that Coolpad has entered, it is claimed by the company to reach the top most selling target. Earlier the phone was launched at the price of Rs. 6999 but the prices were recently slashed to Rs. 5999. The in-depth review of the Coolpad Dazen 1 is given as follows.
What’s in the Box?
In the box, one can find the mobile phone on the top along with an AC adapter and a battery pack as well. There is also a warranty card, micro USB to USB data cable and a detailed user guide. To reduce the selling price the company did not provide the users a headset.
The material used to build the Smartphone is a unique combination of plastic and glass and the end result is nowhere near to being flimsy or cheap. The front panel is pure black and is scratch proof. Though the glass panel used on this Smartphone isn’t made from Corning Gorilla Glass but is made in a manner so that minor accidental scratches can be avoided. There is no company logo on the front rather there is a single round button namely the home button that brightens as soon as you touch it. With the home button, the menu keys and the back keys also brighten. Along with this feature, it supports multi touch, has an earpiece and a secondary camera sensor in the front. The front also comprises of proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
On the left side of the device there is a volume button and on the right there is a power button. On the bottom of the device the developers have given a microUSB port and microphone of a pinhole size. For any kind of audio enhancement, the Coolpad Dazen 1 has a 3.5 mm jack on the top. On the back panel of the device one can find the name of the device i.e. Dazen and below it in a smaller font – Coolpad. It has a primary camera, with a LED flash, a loudspeaker and a secondary microphone grill as well. The rear panel has a soft touch matte. It is a dual sim phone. Only one sim supports the high rated 4G networks but the sim slots are wrongly named. The phone does not model a high quotient on the fashion sense but it is a classic phone and appeals to the people who like no nonsense phones.
Amazing Camera Specs
It has a 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The camera application has various options for the users such as the Beauty shot, Sound and shot, Night shot, no backdrop, picture zoom, GIF, HDR and picture zoom as well. The camera app can also be used to scan bar codes with the help of 2 dimensional scanner. The camera quality is quite fair given the budget range it falls.
The Coolpad Dazen 1 runs on Android 4.4.4. It claims to provide further updates but no official news has been given until now. The main attractive feature about this Smartphone is that the phone has a very cool user interface though a simple one. There is a swift keyboard already in the Smartphone that helps the user much more than the usual keyboard. There are many pre installed applications such as Facebook, Whatsapp and WeChat as well. It has a 2 GB RAM and a 5 GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded with micro SD card. As far as connectivity is concerned there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microUSB port. It has a 2500 mAh battery which provides almost seven hours of talk time.
Although it is equipped with so many features there are a few minor lags in it. The auto focusing in the camera is a bit slow. There is no OTG USB support and it does not work on the latest version of Android as well. In the given price bracket, Coolpad Dazen 1 promises many good features and actually offer most of them with quality as well. It has a cool yet easy user interface which can customized easily and high speed 4G connectivity as well.
One can buy Coolpad Dazen 1 from Snapdeal for just INR 5,999
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