How much smartphone can you get for $255? The Coolpad X7 is your aerospace aluminum alloy answer

How much smartphone can you get for $255? The Coolpad X7 is your aerospace aluminum alloy answer
"How much can you get for *insert low price here*?" is the expected question when it comes to Chinese smartphones. The Coolpad GreatGod X7 is no exception. For your $255, you're getting a 0.25in (6.45mm)-thin smartphone made entirely of glass and aerospace-grade aluminum alloy! This material is said to be hard, but light, as well as scratch, corrosion, and oil-resistant. So, are we pretty much looking at the Robocop of smartphones, or what? The smartphone seems very sturdy indeed! 

Screen-wise, we're having a 5.2-inch Super-AMOLED 1080p screen, and under the hood we're looking at an octa-core Mediatek MT6595 SoC with its CPU pushed to 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. Although it's still a 32-bit SoC, it is reasonably advanced in terms of multimedia and connectivity features. You can read more about it here. Oh, there's also a 13MP rear cam, an 8-megapixel front cam, and a nano-SIM slot. The operating system is Android 4.4.2 KitKat, topped off with the Cool UI 6.0 interface.

The Coolpad GreatGod X7 will be offered in champagne, pink, white, and blue. Reportedly, there is going to be a Snapdragon 801-powered variant, possibly for global distribution. Speaking of which, we don't know exactly when this bad boy is launching. If you like it, be on the lookout for it!


source: CNMO via GSMDome

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7 Comments

7. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That's value for money. Bring this here in India. It will sell like hot cakes. Provided service centres & timely updates. Wonder how much margin these people make in reality?

6. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Ugh, the design looks too "bland" for me.

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

This device has been announced some 4 weeks ago and yes there is a slightly costlier version with SD801 that supports different bands but hey, why would you bother to look for info.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5841; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This does seem great value for money Although I'd probably go for a OnePlus 2 because of updates But on a sidenote Aluminum alloy isn't impressive anymore in the $650+ flagships where the total cost of materials is just ~$200 IMO the $650+ flagships should be made using titanium alloys or scandium alloy or liquid metal or a composite

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice specs, price and looks like big brother of Gionee Elife S5.1.

2. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

price, design,specks... overall its value for money...

1. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

would wait for a link where i can buy outside china ?

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