I have been testing out the new phone from Coolpad. The Coolpad Conjr. With a 5 inch HD screen and sleek iron gray aluminum body. The design itself caught my eyes. Conjr has an impressive 13 megapixel camera on the back and a 8 megapixel camera on the front. Both with LED flash. As a blogger and active instagrammer it is crucial that any phone keep up with the photo quality. Especially if I don’t have my camera with me. Trying out the camera was one of the things I was most excited about.
Conjr is an Android phone so it took me a little while to get used to the new user face. I haven’t even touched an android phone in years. I was surprised by the super user friendly design and that the fingerprint reader is on the back of the phone. Exactly where I would put my finger normally. Reading my fingerprint without any problems and unlocks instantly.
Something else that is really cool about the Conjr is that it has two slots for either SIM cards or extra memory cards. Being able to have 2 SIM cards in one phone will be super handy for traveling or if you want to have a business number and a private number. But only one phone. The phone comes with 16 GB built in memory which isn’t a lot. However the phone fits up to two extra memory cards.
So what do I like about the phone? Even though it is an Android the user face is really easy to navigate and the design makes it easily accessible to unlock, lock and navigate trough apps. The 5 inch screen is just the perfect size in my opinion. All of the buttons below the screen are touch. So there are no physical buttons except from the on/off button and the volume button. The camera has a kind of wide angle lens. When taking photos in low light it really works magic. A pro function lets you change the ISO, exposure and more which was really enjoyable! There is also a selfie beauty function. Frankly I would keep this function to the Asian market only. Although the rear camera has an impressive 13 megapixel I found that the photos would come out kind of grainy if the natural light was low. The PRO function was my absolute favorite especially when good daylight is provided.
Considering that the price for the phone is only $179 and that it comes unlocked. It is really a steal if you need a good phone, but not a spectacular one. The sturdy design is great while still being light weight. If it weren’t for the fact that I had bought a new phone just a couple weeks before receiving this, I would have used it full-time. I will keep this close and definitely use it for travels. I will have this phone with me during the upcoming week so keep an eye out on my other social media platforms to see photo quality and more. You can also follow Coolpad America on Instagram for updates and more.
The phone is available at Amazon and Newegg.