Coolpad Mega 5A Offers 18:9 Display, Dual Cameras, Face Unlock for Rs. 6,999

On: August 17, 2018

In April, Coolpad had launched the Coolpad Mega 4a smartphone. Like the predecessor phone, the Mega 5A smartphone from Coolpad is also aimed towards offline markets. The handset has arrived with some exciting features such as 18:9 aspect ratio screen, dual rear cameras and face unlock. Moreover, it has an enticing price tag of Rs. 6,999.

Coolpad Mega 5a

Coolpad Mega 5A Specifications and Features

The Coolpad Mega 5A comes in a single color that features a gold rear, a silver frame and a white front. The handset is equipped with 5.45-inch In-Cell display that produces HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The 18:9 tall aspect ratio screen of the phone has been dubbed as Mega View by the company.


The modest Spreadtrum SC9850K chipset that includes 1.3 GHz quad-core processor is the driving force of the Coolpad Mega 5A. The SoC is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone features 16 GB of storage and it comes with a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card.

Coolpad Mega 5a

The rear panel of the Coolpad Mega 5A has a distinctive horizontal pattern on the area where the vertical dual cameras are located. The dual camera setup includes an 8-megapixel primary sensor and a 0.3-megapixel secondary sensor. The Mega 5A promises impressive photography experience as its dual cameras are equipped with features such as panorama, scene detection, filters, time-lapse, bokeh effect, slow-motion video shooting, QR-code scanning and dual-LED flash. The front-facing camera of 5-megapixel can be used for face unlock.

Coolpad Mega 5a

The Coolpad Mega 5A comes preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset receives power from 2,500mAh battery. There is no fast charging feature on the device. The rear side of the smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner. The Mega 5A measures 148 x 70.8 x 8.9mm and it weighs 148 grams. Its packed with usual connectivity features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.

Coolpad Mega 5A Pricing and Availability

As mentioned above, the company will be selling the smartphone in offline markets with a price tag of Rs. 6,999. The Indian markets that have received the Mega 5A are Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

Specs-wise the Coolpad Mega 5A seems to be better than Xiaomi Redmi 5A in some areas such as display and cameras. Xiaomi had launched Redmi 6A in China earlier this year. The same phone is expected to arrive in India in the coming months. The Redmi 6A features 5.45-inch FHD+ display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel single rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and 3,000mAh battery. Hence, the Mega 5A seems to be a worthy competitor for the Redmi 6A.

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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.