These days, the Indian smartphone arena is witnessing the launch of many new mid-range devices with affordable price tags so that consumers are lured towards them. One such device that turned everyone towards it is the Xiaomi Mi 5 priced at 24,999.
Last week, Coolpad took the wraps off the Coolpad Max that also carries the same price tag as the Xiaomi phone. While the Mi 5 is also available for purchase, the Coolpad Max is exclusive to Amazon India and it will be made available from May 30.
These smartphones compete well in the mid-range segment and each one as its own pros and cons such as 4G LTE support, fingerprint scanners, etc. If you want to buy one of these, you can check out the comparison give below.
Coolpad Max is premium but Xiaomi Mi 5 is comfortable to hold
Xiaomi Mi 5 has a premium and a seamless design featuring a chrome boundary across its edges and chamfered edges. The device fits easily in hand and it is quite comfortable to hold.
The Coolpad Max features a full metal body, and it has premium looks and feel with superior build quality. But, the handset is quite wide making it not as comfortable as the Mi 5 to hold.
FHD screens are sharp enough
Coolpad Max features a curved 5-inch FHD 1080p 2.5D IPS display that is quite bright and vibrant. Also, the 5.15-inch IPS LCD FHD display in the Xiaomi Mi 5 is capable of rendering bright content with a comfortable viewing angle.
Though Quad HD 1440p displays are the rage these days, these phones feature only Full HD displays, but the same is sufficient for a day-to-day use.
Xiaomi Mi 5 has a quad-core SoC
While the Coolpad Max employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC that ticks at 1.5 GHz clock speed. This processor is teamed up with Adreno 405 GPU and 4 GB RAM.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocking at 1.8 GHz. An Adreno 530 GPU and 3 GB RAM power the device rendering the necessary performance.
Coolpad Max features 64 GB native storage capacity that can be expanded up to another 64 GB using a micro SD card. The Xiaomi phone is bundled with just 32 GB storage space that cannot be expanded as there is no micro SD card slot on board.
Coolpad Max is the first Dual Space equipped smartphone
Coolpad Max comes with a Dual Space feature that will let users access two WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media accounts from the same device at the same time. This will separate the personal and work life of the users without using two phones.
Xiaomi Mi 5's front camera is better
Xiaomi Mi 5 boasts a 16 MP main snapper with a Sony imaging sensor. Also, the front-facer is a 4 Ultrapixel camera. The rear snapper has a sapphire glass protection and it has 4-axis OIS.
There is a 13 MP main snapper with dual-tone LED Flash on the Coolpad Max and a 5 MP front-facer for selfies. The wide angle lens on the device is quite good.
Android Marshmallow on Mi 5
While Coolpad Max runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop along with Cool UI, Xiaomi Mi 5 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 7. Both the devices support 4G LTE and dual-SIM aspects.
Coolpad Max is fueled by a 2,800 mAh battery claimed to last up to 17 hours of talk time. The more capacious 3,000 mAh battery in the Mi 5 can last up to 18 hours of moderate use.