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Coolpad Rogue Review

Coolpad Rogue Review

Coolpad Rogue- Introduction

Chinese smartphone vendor Coolpad has announced a new, ultra budget-friendly smartphone.  Dubbed Rogue, the device is priced at $50. Specs-wise, the handset is powered by a dual-core 1.1GHz Snapdragon processor and sports a 4.0″inch WVGA display. Coolpad comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 32GB. Rogue options a 2MP rear unit and a VGA entrance shooter. It offers LTE support (2, 4, 12, AWS3 bands) and runs a customized version of Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

Coolpad Rogue- Design & Display

Coolpad Rogue design & display

The Rogue has a 4.0-inch display, placing it on the short end of phones released of 2020. Display sharpness can be measured in the density of pixels per square inch of screen, and at 233 PPI, it’s the bit dull for a display in a phone from 2015.

Coolpad Rogue- Camera

Coolpad Rogue camera

The Rogue has a 2-megapixel rear camera, which won’t capture excellent photos. Its 0.3-megapixel front camera makes it a below average phone for taking selfies.

Coolpad Rogue- Software

Coolpad Rogue software

On the software side, the Coolpad Rogue runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is the fresh version of Android currently available. We wouldn’t get our hopes up for a timely update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, if at all.

Coolpad Rogue- Hardware

Coolpad Rogue hardware

The smartphone features a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with an Adreno 304GPU and 1GB of RAM. The Coolpad Rogue comes with just 4GB of internal storage, but you can expand it by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot.

Coolpad Rogue- Specification

  • 4″inch WVGA Display
  • SoC: Dual Core 1.1GHz Adreno 304 (Snapdragon 200 series)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB ROM plus microSD card
  • 2MP Rear-facing camera
  •  0.3MP Front Facing
  • LTE: 2, 4, 12, AWS3
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Coolpad Rogue- Verdict

Given its $50 price, the Coolpad Rogue is tough to compare with most other devices. For this price range, the Coolpad Rogue is a good backup phone, a master smartphone for kids, or a no-frills device for light users.

7.5 Total Score
Coolpad Rogue

Given its $50 price, the Coolpad Rogue is tough to compare with most other devices. For this price range, the Coolpad Rogue is a good backup phone

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