Coolpad Cool 10A has good aesthetics to be fair. The plastic rear has a textured finish, so it is not prone to fingerprints and smudges. And, the gradient finish makes it stand out in the entry-level segment.
At the back, there's a fingerprint sensor and dual camera module with a flash. The power and volume buttons are on the right. Whereas there's a triple-slot tray for dual nano sim and a micro-SD on the left, at the bottom, there's a mic, a micro-USB port, and a speaker.
Cool 10A’s good design doesn't make it feel that it it’s an entry-level smartphone.
Overall, the plastic build feels durable and the phone can be easily used with a single hand as well.
6.517 inches LCD Panel
Cool 10A's display panel punches higher than what I had initially expected. Even though it is an HD+ panel, the display feels sharp.
While the colors are not impressive, the display is more than good enough for content viewing. And, the brightness doesn't disappoint too. You can use it outdoors as well.
Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Cool 10A has a dual camera on the rear with a 13MP main sensor and a 0.3MP main sensor.
For a budget phone, the Cool 10A has an average image quality. Images do not have a good dynamic range and they look flat.
Some images also have that oversaturated and oversharpened look. Furthermore, the shutter speed also feels a bit slow.
The additional 0.3MP sensor doesn't have a designation as it is apparently an AI sensor. So, it could be helping the main sensor by providing extra information.
Interestingly, it does have night mode and slow-mo features. We will talk about these features in detail in our full review.
Now on to the front camera, the 5MP sensor takes decent selfies under good lighting. And, the Auto HDR also does a good job of controlling background highlights.
There's no portrait mode for the front camera but surprisingly it does have night mode.
Coolpad Cool 10A can capture up to 1080p 30fps videos with the rear camera and 720p videos from the front. We will discuss the video quality in our review article.
Unisoc SC9863A chipset
Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU