Coolpad has brought the 32GB inbuilt storage variant of the Note 5 Lite smartphone to India. To recall, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite (Review) was launched in a 16GB inbuilt storage variant in March at Rs. 8,199. Now, the 32GB variant has been priced at Rs. 8,199 (MRP Rs. 9,999), while the original is priced at Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 8,999).
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Cool UI 8.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a pixel density of 294ppi and a 70.6 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Note 5 Lite is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and a Mali 720 GPU. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the back panel.
The Note 5 Lite has 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB), and also features USB OTG support. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 2500mAh battery that as per Coolpad is rated to deliver up to 200 hours of standby time. The smartphone weighs 148 grams, and measures 145.3x72.3x8.7mm.
We reviewed the Coolpad Note 5 Lite, and found it to be a strong contender compared to other budget smartphones in the category. It offers good build quality, 3GB of RAM, and a fingerprint scanner. The only real chink in its armour is the outdated MediaTek SoC that runs the show.