Coolpad Cool 1 Feature Focus: Performance


It was just a couple of days ago that we reviewed the latest and greatest from Coolpad. Dubbed as the Cool 1, the phone was developed in collaboration with LeEco and predictably displays many traits that are more often seen in LeEco devices. While we liked the general performance and display of the device, there are certain aspects of the Cool 1 that really stand out. In this article, we’ll be talking more about the performance characteristics of the all new Coolpad Cool 1.

Coolpad Cool 1 specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS in-cell display with 450nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs) with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB (eMMC5.1) internal storage
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 13MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording, 720p slow motion at 120fps
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens
  • Dimensions: 152 × 74.8 × 8.2mm; Weight: 167g
  • Infrared sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz),Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type C
  • 4000mAh (minimum) / 4,060mAh (typical) battery with fast charging

The Coolpad Cool 1 is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The processor in a quad-core configuration offers 2 Cortex A72 cores in addition to 2 Cortex A53 cores. With the A72 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz, the phone retains enough power to easily plough through the most complex of tasks.


The big.LITTLE configuration of the Snapdragon 652 processor onboard the Coolpad Cool 1 is optimised to offer the best of battery life and performance. When the phone is in a low power state and is being used for simple tasks like messaging or phone calls, the 2 Cortex A53 cores are powerful enough to get the job done while also ensuring excellent battery life. Meanwhile, the device switches to the higher clocked Cortex A72 which offers superior performance to chomp through more or less all heavy applications. We put the Coolpad Cool 1 through a series of benchmarks to test out it’s performance.


In the 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark, the phone scored 18037 points placing it far above the competition. This benchmark uses two separate Graphics tests to measure GPU performance and a Physics test to stress CPU performance.


In the AnTuTu 6 benchmark, the phone scores 79247 points. The phone is competitive with the likes of the Redmi Note 4.


Similarly in Basemark OS II, the Coolpad Cool 1 scores 1504 points. The benchmark tests the overall performance of the hardware.


In the Vellamo 3.1 Browser benchmark, the phone scored 4976 points. This was just below the LeTV 2 which scored 5139 points. In comparison, the Cool 1 managed to beat most of the competition.


Similarly in the Vellamo 3.1 Metal benchmark, the phone scored 2649 points which was within spitting distance of the Le2 which scored 2676 points.


While we’ve established that the Coolpad Cool 1 delivers class leading performance in its category, the multitasking performance too is nothing to scoff at. The 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM ensures that you won’t be running out of memory anytime soon. All in all, the Coolpad Cool 1 delivers fantastic performance that is above and beyond the competition by all standards. Read our review of the device for more on the Coolpad Cool 1.