Smartphone maker Coolpad recently launched the new Mega 5A to cater to the entry-level segment. Coolpad has had quite a few smartphones that have made a mark in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment over the years. In fact the Coolpad Note 3 (Review) was one of the first smartphones with a fingerprint scanner at this price level. The Mega 5A is priced at Rs. 6,999 and sports modest hardware, but boasts of a dual camera setup on the back, and the face unlock feature that is now increasingly common. Does the Mega 5A stand a chance against its competition? We put it to the test.
The Mega 5A is a budget offering from Coolpad. It sports a 5.45-inch display with HD+ resolution. Powering the Mega 5A is a Spreadtrum SC9850K processor, it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a few customisations on top. There is a dual camera setup at the back consisting of an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The Mega 5A is a dual SIM device with support for 4G as well as VoLTE. It has a 2500mAh removable battery.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Coolpad Mega 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB) - champagne Gold||₹ 3,900|
|Coolpad Mega 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Black||₹ 3,999|
Coolpad Mega 5A price in India starts from ₹ 3,900. The lowest price of Coolpad Mega 5A is ₹ 3,900 at Amazon.
|Release date||August 2018|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||148.00 x 70.70 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2500|
|Screen size (inches)||5.47|
|Processor make||Spreadtrum SC9850K|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Rear camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0) + 0.3-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|