Coolpad Dazen X7 Review

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Few days back, Coolpad launched its CoolPad Dazen X7 in Indian market for Rs. 17,999. This device will be available via snapdeal starting from June 9. I also published the hands-on impression of the device. In this post, I am adding an in-depth review of the smartphone. Check out the smartphone in details in this review.

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Coolpad Dazen X7 Review

Design and Display

Design of the smartphone is really good. It has metallic frame at the edgegs and glassy back cover. It has premium design which is impressive. It has a 5.2 inch display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Display is good and offers good viewing angles. I was impressed with display quality and touch response.

This smartphone is also very light in weight but grip is good because of its big size. You can comfortably hold this smartphone without any issue.

It has power button at the right side with SIM card slots. At the bottom side, it has a micro-USB port, microphone for calls and speaker.

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At the left, it has volume rocker keys. At the top side, it has a 3.5 mm port for audio output.

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Overall design of the smartphone is really impressive.

Coolpad dazen X7

Processor RAM and Storage

It is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor with 2 GB of RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU. It offers good performance and multi-tasking. I used it for long time but couldn’t find any kind of lag in the device. Even while gaming, performance was awesome. You can use this device for high gaming too.

Benchmarking

It was ranked higher than Mi3 and other rivals in Antutu benchmarking. Overall numbers confirm that device will offer good performance and good gaming. This is what I also got while using this device for around two days.

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User Interface

Coolpad Dazen X7 runs on CoolUI 6.0 at the top of the Android 4.4 Kitkat. This is what makes this smartphone worth to try. CoolUI is really awesome. I liked the transition effects, look and feel, flat icons, notification center and wallpapers. This UI is much better than stock Android Kitkat. It was an amazing experience.

Coolpad Dazen X7 CoolUI 6.0

Unlike other custom UI offered by other companies, it does not makes the smartphone slow. Response of the UI is really fast. Dialer, Contacts and messaging apps are also quite charming. You can also download more themes and wallpaper. Rock Wallpaper icon lets you change to any other random wallpaper in one click. Check the screenshots to have a look of UI. I demonstrated the UI and its response in review video.

Coolpad Dazen X7 CoolUI notifications

Camera

It has a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 8 megapixel front camera. Both cameras perform really good. I am impressed with the quality of photos taken from both cameras. You can have a look on photos added at the end of the post.

Coolpad Dazen X7 camera app review

Camera comes with various modes including HDR, Panorama, Beauty, Focus and various others. I tested these modes and got good results. Beauty mode is very good for those who want to fake their beauty on social media. I added a sample of beauty mode at the end of the post. It also lets you capture the GIF directly from the camera. Camera app also offers a PRO mode for manual control on focus, brightness and colors.

Coolpad Dazen X7 camera modes

Connectivity

Dazen X7 is a dual SIM phone in which one SIM card slot accepts nano SIM and microSD card slot. Other sim card slot accepts microSIM. This is what I didn’t like. If you want to use two SIM cards simultaneously, you cannot expand storage. It offers around 11 GB for users but sometimes 11 GB is not enough. In India, most of the people use two or more numbers. This kind of arrangement restricts users.

Coolpad dazen X7 sim card slots

It also offers 4G connectivity with support to Indian bands. Although 4G is not available in most of the part of the country, but being 4G ready is good thing. Other connectivity features of the smartphone are 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, GPS and micro-USB.

Battery

Battery of the smartphone seems really good. It is packed with 2700 mAH battery which can offer you more than 30 hours of mixed usage. Company also claims that battery will offer extended battery up to 50%. This claims seems to be true. I fully charged this phone and then used it to capture photos, videos, tried downloading high end games (around 2 GB) over wi-fi, played game for around half an hour and watched HD video songs for few hours. Phone was connected with both Wi-Fi and 3G network. After heavily using it for around whole day, it was still showing 20% battery. That was impressive. In mixed usage, it is expected to offer around 30 hours without any problem.

Sound Quality

In call, voice is clear and audible enough in crowd too. Music sound is also good. You will enjoy good sound on YouTube or other music app. Good thing is that speakers at the bottom side of the device. So, putting it on bed or table will not have any kind of effect in sound. Alarm is also loud and on bed.

Coolpad Dazen X7 sound

Company does not offer any kind of headphone, so you can buy good headphone to enhance your music experience.

Final Verdict:

This smartphone is really good thing one would like to have. Coolpad is new in Indian market, but it has been supplying smartphone for Spice and Reliance like brands. The quality of its first smartphone is really good and I am sure will be able to compete with Xiaomi in coming months. Check out the camera sample and video review of the smartphone below.

Camera Sample

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Camera review

Unboxing

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