Coolpad Dazen 1 – yet another budget device [Executive Review]

The Coolpad Dazen 1 is going on sale today (June 9th) on Snapdeal from 12:00 pm. It is a flash sale and registrations have already closed. So if you have already registered or planing to buy it on the next sale date, here is my thoughts on the mobile. It is a budget device pegged at a segment which has the most intensive competition.

Here are the key specifications of Coolpad Dazen 1

  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad core processor
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 Inch Display
  • 8 MP primary camera with LED flash
  • 5 MP Secondary Camera
  • 8 GB Internal Storage:
  • Expandable upto 32 GB
  • 2500 mAh no removable

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What I liked about the Coolpad Dazen 1

  • Solid construction
  • No nonsense design
  • Decent camera performance under ample light – Check camera samples
  • Good display
  • Fast and snappy UI
  • 2 GB RAM for better multitasking
  • Great battery
  • Pricing

What I didn’t like

  • Striking resemblance to Xiaomi devices in hardware and software design
  • Poor low light performance of the camera – Check camera samples
  • Flash sales model to sell this device

Read my full review here

Recommendation?

The Coolpad Dazen 1 is a decent mobile, but it faces severe competition. In most dimensions the competitors outwit the Dazen 1. If you are not a fan of Micromax or Xiaomi, then you can buy the Dazen 1. I am sure the purchase decision is not something that will disappoint you. For a regular day to day usage, the Dazen 1 is a perfect device and it will fall short only when you push it to the limits. It could play most of the games with ease, except for the graphically intense ones. If you decide to buy, better buy a 32 GB memory card as well. The 8 GB is insufficient and also don’t expect brilliant photographs in low light conditions. Let me know if you have any other questions and ill figure it out for you.

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