Coolpad Dazen announces itself in India with the 5.2″ Dazen X7


Another China-based OEM has announced its launch in the Indian market, a market which has seen much love from Chinese makers in the past couple of years.

The talking point this time is Coolpad Dazen, who’s announced its arrival in India with the Dazen X7. If you haven’t heard of the phone yet, here’s what it comes with: a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED full HD display, a 1.7GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, 13 mega-pixel rear camera with dual flash, and an 8 mega-pixel front facing camera.

The Dazen X7 being a Chinese phone HAS to ship with a custom UI with a funky name, and thus, the phone comes with what the makers call ‘Cool UI 6’. I truly hope that the ‘cool’ aspect isn’t just restricted to the name!

An obvious thing would be to compare this phone (which, by the way, is priced 17,999 INR/US$281) to the Xiaomi Mi 4. The Mi 4 has a Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM, while the Dazen X7 comes only with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

Coolpad are hoping to market this phone as a blend of style and grunt; the lack of an additional GB of RAM is perhaps made up by dual Gorilla Glass 3. Lastly, the Dazen X7 will have a 2700mAh non-removable battery, which does sound a little below-par for a 5.2-inch phone, AMOLED or not.

The phone will be a Snapdeal.com exclusive, and will sell June 9th onwards for 17,999 INR.

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40 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    I like the looks of it, it’s kind of Mi4 inspired with it’s looks which is not a bad thing. But the specs don’t match the price especially with that small of a battery. Judging by the specs it should be a $200 phone.

    • Evgenij Nebotov
      May 28, 2015

      it has a 6595 processor and superamoled, just can’t be the price of a 6752 🙂

      • balcobomber25
        May 28, 2015

        A few problems with your statement:

        1. There is no mention here of what SoC they use.
        2. The 6595 is an older 32 bit SoC from last year.
        3. If you meant the 6795 those are usually clocked higher than 1.7 GHz as mentioned here. In fact 1.7ghz Octacore points to 6752.

        Regardless of the SoC used though with only 2 GB RAM, FHD display and 16 GB ROM it is in the same class as $200 phones.

        • amirexpressir
          May 28, 2015

          here is the specs :

          http://amirexpress.ir/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=464

          considering MTK6595 & slimness as 6.5mm &…, maybe 235-250 is much more better than 280USd company had aimed…

          • balcobomber25
            May 28, 2015

            I never trust specs from resellers until I see it oficially from the company. But even if those are the real specs and it does have the 6595 there is no way it should be selling for anything close to $280 today. $235 would be a decent price point, but it is going to be competing with devices like the P7000 and Jiayu S3 both of which offer similar specs and are significantly cheaper.

        • Rob
          May 28, 2015

          I would love to know where you can get a high end phone made of aircraft grade alloy with gorilla glass 3 front and back, a decent CPU, FHD AMOLED display, IMX214 camera with f1.8 aperture, dual tone flash, OIS etc for $200. I looked at this phone about a month ago and only thing going against it is the awful color availability (white & gold).

          • balcobomber25
            May 28, 2015

            “Aircraft grade alloy” is one of the best marketing claims ever. There is no such single component known as aircraft grade alloy, there are thousands of different grades of metals used on aircraft some are very good, some are nothing more than standard metals found in thousands of household devices. Without telling you the actual code of the metal used (such as 6061 aluminum) it is nothing but advertising.

            Having said that you can get the Elephone P7000 which is also made of metal, has a good CPU, an FHD display, Gorilla Glass 3 and an IMX 214 for as little as $159. The Jiayu S3 also has similar specs and can be found for as little as $160.

        • Stef
          May 28, 2015

          BTW MT6595 is the fastest SoC mediatek has made yet (best quad core performance, second best octa core performance). Having said that 6595 is @ 2.2Ghz so either the article has the wrong clocks or this phone comes with the MT6752/6592 (the only Mediatek SoCs clocked @ 1.7Ghz)

          • balcobomber25
            May 28, 2015

            The 6595 is an excellent SoC and I have never seen it clocked at 1.7 ghz, it’s always in 2.0 range. So there is a disconnect somewhere, which is why I want to see something official from Coolpad, there is nothing on their website that I could find. Even given how good the 6595 was, it wouldn’t make sense to launch a phone with that given that the competition is also pushing 64 bit SoC’s now. Which is why I believe it is the 1.7Ghz 6572.

            • Stef
              May 28, 2015

              6572 has better thermals and a very good performance still, so it’s not a bad choice. Being a cheaper SoC though I would had hoped that it would reflect on the phone’s price (i.e. it would make it cheaper), if not it’s a wasted chance to make a competitive product…

            • balcobomber25
              May 28, 2015

              Couldn’t agree more, especially for a company like Coolpad who has struggled over the past year to really separate themselves from the competition. There was a time when Coolpad was neck and neck with Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo.

              Although Coolpad has done very well with the rebrand market as they manufacturer phones for a lot of companies (including several in the US like Tmobile).

  2. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    I like the looks of it, it’s kind of Mi4 inspired with it’s looks which is not a bad thing. But the specs don’t match the price especially with that small of a battery. Judging by the specs it should be a $200 phone.

  3. piyush mittal
    May 28, 2015

    You missed optical image stabilizer and aircraft grade steel in features list

  4. piyush mittal
    May 28, 2015

    You missed optical image stabilizer and aircraft grade steel in features list

  5. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    I like the looks of it, it’s kind of Mi4 inspired with it’s looks which is not a bad thing. But the specs don’t match the price especially with that small of a battery. Judging by the specs it should be a $200 phone.

    • Evgenij Nebotov
      May 28, 2015

      it has a 6595 processor and superamoled, just can’t be the price of a 6752 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      May 28, 2015

      A few problems with your statement:

      1. There is no mention here of what SoC they use.
      2. The 6595 is an older 32 bit SoC from last year.
      3. If you meant the 6795 those are usually clocked higher than 1.7 GHz as mentioned here. In fact 1.7ghz Octacore points to 6752.

      Regardless of the SoC used though with only 2 GB RAM, FHD display and 16 GB ROM it is in the same class as $200 phones.

    • amirexpressir
      May 28, 2015

      here is the specs :

      http://amirexpress.ir/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=464

      considering MTK6595 & slimness as 6.5mm &…, maybe 235-250 is much more better than 280USd company had aimed…

    • Rob
      May 28, 2015

      I would love to know where you can get a high end phone made of aircraft grade alloy with gorilla glass 3 front and back, a decent CPU, FHD AMOLED display, IMX214 camera with f1.8 aperture, dual tone flash, OIS etc for $200. I looked at this phone about a month ago and only thing going against it is the awful color availability (white & gold).

    • balcobomber25
      May 28, 2015

      “Aircraft grade alloy” is one of the best marketing claims ever. There is no such single component known as aircraft grade alloy, there are thousands of different grades of metals used on aircraft some are very good, some are nothing more than standard metals found in thousands of household devices. Without telling you the actual code of the metal used (such as 6061 aluminum) it is nothing but advertising.

      Having said that you can get the Elephone P7000 which is also made of metal, has a good CPU, an FHD display, Gorilla Glass 3 and an IMX 214 for as little as $159. The Jiayu S3 also has similar specs and can be found for as little as $160.

    • balcobomber25
      May 28, 2015

      I never trust specs from resellers until I see it oficially from the company. But even if those are the real specs and it does have the 6595 there is no way it should be selling for anything close to $280 today. $235 would be a decent price point, but it is going to be competing with devices like the P7000 and Jiayu S3 both of which offer similar specs and are significantly cheaper.

    • Stef
      May 28, 2015

      BTW MT6595 is the fastest SoC mediatek has made yet (best quad core performance, second best octa core performance). Having said that 6595 is @ 2.2Ghz so either the article has the wrong clocks or this phone comes with the MT6752/6592 (the only Mediatek SoCs clocked @ 1.7Ghz)

    • balcobomber25
      May 28, 2015

      The 6595 is an excellent SoC and I have never seen it clocked at 1.7 ghz, it’s always in 2.0 range. So there is a disconnect somewhere, which is why I want to see something official from Coolpad, there is nothing on their website that I could find. Even given how good the 6595 was, it wouldn’t make sense to launch a phone with that given that the competition is also pushing 64 bit SoC’s now. Which is why I believe it is the 1.7Ghz 6572.

    • Stef
      May 28, 2015

      6572 has better thermals and a very good performance still, so it’s not a bad choice. Being a cheaper SoC though I would had hoped that it would reflect on the phone’s price (i.e. it would make it cheaper), if not it’s a wasted chance to make a competitive product…

    • balcobomber25
      May 28, 2015

      Couldn’t agree more, especially for a company like Coolpad who has struggled over the past year to really separate themselves from the competition. There was a time when Coolpad was neck and neck with Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo.

      Although Coolpad has done very well with the rebrand market as they manufacturer phones for a lot of companies (including several in the US like Tmobile).

  6. realjjj
    May 28, 2015

    The Dazen X7 has a MT6595M so unless they made a budget model the specs are wrong.
    As for the Mi4, Xiaomi just cut it to 1499CNY in China, doubt they do the same in India since it would kill the Mi 4i sales.

  7. piyush mittal
    May 28, 2015

    You missed optical image stabilizer and aircraft grade steel in features list

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    May 28, 2015

    ” the Indian market, a market which has seen much love from Chinese makers in the past couple of years”

    Please come to Pakistan too !
    what did we do to NOT deserve your phones !
    HELL! we are your best FRIENDS China!

    • adi
      May 29, 2015

      You do not have more than billion population.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 30, 2015

        umm.. cross border friend , people STILL are just as tech crazy as they are on your side !

        also , im PRETTY sure not the whole billion has the purchasing power to buy smartphones , a portion of the population has that luxury as it is in EVERY COUNTRY.

        anyways …. i do hope they come to us as they have came to you!

  9. realjjj
    May 28, 2015

    The Dazen X7 has a MT6595M so unless they made a budget model the specs are wrong.
    As for the Mi4, Xiaomi just cut it to 1499CNY in China, doubt they do the same in India since it would kill the Mi 4i sales.

  10. Guest
    May 28, 2015

    ” the Indian market, a market which has seen much love from Chinese makers in the past couple of years”

    Please come to Pakistan too !
    what did we do to NOT deserve your phones !
    HELL! we are your best FRIENDS China!

    • Guest
      May 29, 2015

      You do not have more than billion population.

    • Guest
      May 30, 2015

      umm.. cross border friend , people STILL are just as tech crazy as they are on your side !

      also , im PRETTY sure not the whole billion has the purchasing power to buy smartphones , a portion of the population has that luxury as it is in EVERY COUNTRY.

      anyways …. i do hope they come to us as they have came to you!

  11. Aeonia
    May 28, 2015

    CoolPad smartphones have always shipped with the CoolLife UI …shortened Cool UI

  12. Boni M.
    May 28, 2015

    CoolPad smartphones have always shipped with the CoolLife UI …shortened Cool UI

  13. June 2, 2015

    Coolpad Dazen 1 vs Coolpad Dazen X7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyNtHXxCaxc

  14. June 2, 2015

    Coolpad Dazen 1 vs Lenovo A7000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOOUgN7qtAE

  15. Rohit kumar
    June 2, 2015

    Coolpad Dazen 1 vs Coolpad Dazen X7

  16. Rohit kumar
    June 2, 2015

    Coolpad Dazen 1 vs Lenovo A7000