Over the last couple of months, one has seen a plethora of launches that bring the "selfie" option on the table, such as the Oppo F1s, which comes with a 16MP front camera, and the Gionee S6s, which has an 8MP front camera with flash. However, both these smartphones are priced around Rs 18,000, which is a little difficult to shell out keeping in mind the youth.
The Mega 2.5D uses the edge-to-edge screen feature to woo its customers. The front is covered by a 2.5D curved glass to boost the style quotient, giving the phone a premium look. The phone has a decent-sized screen with the power button on the right side, similar to conventional handsets. The volume buttons are placed on the left side coupled with the 3.5-mm audio jack on the top and a microUSB port at bottom. The hybrid SIM tray is near the power button.
It is powered by 2,500 mAh non-removable battery and supported with 3GB of RAM. It has 16GB of expandable internal memory, runs on a 1Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor and runs the 6.0.1 Marshmallow version of Android.
The 5.5-inch screen has a clear resolution with good colour quality and viewing angles. A major let-down is the absence of a fingerprint scanner. Coolpad included a fingerprint scanner on the Note 3 Lite available at the same price, so the users were expecting one with the Mega 2.5D too.
However, the 3GB RAM is a well-strategised addition to the phone. The phone runs smoothly without any major glitch, even while playing FIFA or streaming high-definition videos. Another attractive feature is the battery life - despite having a 2,500mAh battery, the phone lasted 12 hours with ease.
The phone is an interesting launch in the budget segment at an affordable price considering among its competitors is the much-hyped Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime.