Coolpad Dazen 1 Review

Coolpad entered Indian market couple of weeks ago with Dazen 1 and X7 smartphones. Dazen 1 smartphone is competing with the recently launched yuphoria while the X7 is competing with some pretty big names like OnePlus One, Mi4, Zenfone 2. We have already brought you the Hands-On initial impressions for the Dazen 1 smartphone that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on chip(Soc). So the Dazen 1 smartphone is a perfect yuphoria killer? Can it survive the competition? Let’s find out the answers to these questions.

Dazen 1 Smartphone Specifications:

  • 5-inches HD 720p Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64bit Processor
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 2GB Ram, 8GB internal Storage(SD card slot)
  • 8-megapixel autofocus primary camera
  • 5-megapixel fixed front focus camera
  • 64-bit enabled
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • 4G LTE, Dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Starting Off the Review with the Design of the Device, On the first look, the device resembles Redmi 2 smartphone but slightly bigger in size nothing like we are complaining, but it should be mentioned. On top of the device, it has 3.5mm audio jack and nothing to accompany it, on the bottom it has USB port for charging and data transfers. On the left side, it has volume rockers and the buttons are tactile and offer a good amount of feedback when pressed, on the right side we are left with power on/off button. The back feature primary camera module with LED Flash, a secondary mic for noise cancelation, coolpad branding. On ripping the back panel we get access to the 2,500mAh user removable battery unit, Dual micro SIM slots, and SD card slot that supports up to 32GB.  The back panel is Matt finish, so a constant cleaning is necessary as it attracts smudges very quickly. On the front, there is 5-megapixel selfie shooter(more on that later), the usual set of sensors, 5-inch display, and three touch type capacitive buttons that do light up when pressed and also offer haptic feedback. The build quality of the smartphone is decent nothing major to complain. It feels comfortable for one-handed usage, the rounded edges wouldn’t hurt the hands while using the device. On the whole, the device has nothing unique to offer but it might appeal tot he people who prefer comfort over uniqueness.

Camera Performance: The device features 8-megapixel autofocus Primary Camera with LED flashes with secondary mic for noise cancelation, the front packs 5-megapixel fixed focus selfie shooter. There are various modes like Beauty, Gif animation, HDR, Pro Mode, Night shot, Filters are also available by default. However, the rear camera performance is disappointing. The primary camera was not able to focus on things nearby which should make it difficult to capture decent images but if you a bit far from the object you want to focus the camera works fine then. Due to the focusing issue, the images turn out to be blurry, and colors look washed out. The daylight shots are decent if you aren’t focusing on any particular object, it can capture the good amount of details, but the colors are over saturated. There is a pro mode that allows you to adjust the iSO levels, White Balance manually, the night mode works well in capturing low light shots.  Images below show the camera performance.
Battery Performance: The smartphone races ahead of the competition. The battery performance is excellent a typical user gets a day and a half backup/ standby time before they device runs out of juice. On continues moderate to heavy use, the device gives 6-8 hours of standby time. It lasted for about 12 hours in our continuous video playback that is quite impressive and gladly recommend the Dazen 1 smartphone.

Connectivity features include 4G LTE on SIM 1 while the SIM 2 is only 3G/2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB port for data transfers. However, the device doesn’t support OTG. The LED notification light upon receiving any push notifications. There are Proximity, light, accelerometer sensors built-in.  8GB of internal storage can be further expanded with an SD card that holds up to 32GB.

Verdict: The Coolpad Dazen 1 may not be a perfect competitor for Yuphoria but it a good alternative. The dazen 1 smartphone impress with Battery, performance, build quality but fails to impress in camera and display departments. The device is priced at 6,999 and is available via Snapdeal via flash sales. Below listed are Pro’s and Con’s.


  • Amazing Battery life
  • Decent Performance
  • 4G enabled
  • Avg Display
  • Avg Camera
  • No OTG Support
  • Android version is age old.
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