Coolpad Cool Play 7 Full Specs Review

Coolpad Cool Play 7

The Coolpad Cool Play 7 has been introduced in China as the company latest flagship from the Cool Play series. The device comes with a notch just like most flagship devices released in 2018.

One of its unique features is the horizontal positioning of its iPhone X-like dual rear cameras. It also boasts of 64GB storage space and 4GB RAM space as well. Let’s meet the device.

Coolpad Cool Play 7 Key Specs and Features

・5.85-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1512 x 720 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750
・64GB built-in storage
・13MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・2800mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Design And Display

The Cool Play 7 looks very attractive and inviting, it’s safe to say it’s still the best-looking smartphone from Coolpad. It has an aluminium alloy back and Metal frame, this makes it look premium.

There’s a rear fingerprint scanner at the usual position for quick access to the device. It measures 8.8mm in thickness and weighs 199g overall, it’s available in Blue, Black and White colours as well.

Coolpad Cool Play 7

When you turn to the front, you’ll be greeted by the notch, this is actually Coolpad’s first smartphone with the trending notched screen. Although the bottom bezel is still very thick as well.

It’s built around a 5.85-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1512 x 720 pixels in resolution and 286 pixels per inch density. The screen stretches up to 77.57% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Sitting behind the wheel is the MediaTek MT6750 chip which is manufactured on the 28nm process node. It comes with 8-cores of processor clocking at 1.5GHz tops. For graphics, the ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor comes with 4-cores and clocks at 520MHz.

It has 4GB of RAM space for multitasking, this reaches a memory speed of 667MHz. You also get 64GB storage space to store all files and apps, there’s a space to upgrade up to 128GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with CoolUI.

Camera, Network And Connectivity

The new flagship sports dual 13MP + 2MP rear shooters at the rear. The camera has f/2.2 aperture and accompanied by a LED flash. For selfies, the 8MP shooter at the notch has f/2.2 aperture as well.

The Cool Play 7 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery, Price And Availability

The Coolpad Cool Play 7 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 2800mAh battery with fast charging technology. Coolpad Cool Play 7 will be available on shopping stores, starting from $149 to $199, that’s about (N50,000 – N70,000).

Full Specification Of Coolpad Cool Play 7

LAUNCH
・Announced: July 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
・LTE-TDD: 1900 MHz (Band 39)
・LTE-TDD: 2300 MHz (Band 40)
・LTE-TDD: 2500 MHz (Band 41)
・LTE-TDD: 2600 MHz (Band 38)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminum + Metal
・Dimensions: 73.4 x 151 x 8.8 mm
・Colour: Blue, Black, White
・Weight: 199g

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.85-inch
・Resolution: 1512 x 720 pixels
・Pixel Density: 286ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77.57%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Quad-core 1.4GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
・Graphics Processing Unit: Qualcomm Adreno 308

STORAGE
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 64GB
・RAM: 4GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 2800mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

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