Coolpad Modena preview – 5.5-inch smartphone with extremely thin screen bezels


We’ve stumbled upon an interesting smartphone, that promises a lot judging by the specs sheet. Coolpad Modena is a 5.5-inch device, with a simple and elegant design, extremely thin screen bezels and impressive specs, given its price (between $200 and $250). You can view the Coolpad models and their price by following the link below:

5.5-inch IPS display with extremely thin screen bezels

Coolpad Modena has a 5.5-inch display, making it more of a phablet, than a regular smartphone, and it is one of the most affordable ones as well. The screen resolution is 960×540 pixels, that is considerably low for the size of the display, but it makes up by having an IPS matrix, that guarantees bright and rich colors, along with wide viewing angles.

With having a large screen comes a bulkier construction, but the manufacturer has managed to compensate that with very thin screen bezels and body width of only 8.6 mm, while weighing 158 grams. In addition to that, the rounded back provides a more secure grip, despite the massive display. Unfortunately, the device is available only in white color.

Snapdragon 410 and 2550mAh battery


Modena functions with the famous middle-class SoC Snapdragon 410, that has a 64-bit architecture and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. Paired with it is the Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, supporting up to 32GB.

The capacity of the battery is 2550mAh, that combined with the SoC should provide long enough battery life. According to the manufacturer, a single charge should last for up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 330 minutes of onscreen time.

8MP camera and Android 5.1 Lollipop

Coolpad has taken serious consideration when it comes to the cameras found in Modena. The rear one is 8MP, with autofocus, LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and lens width of 28mm. There are many shooting modes and options present, such as taking a photo with sound and smile detection. You can even record videos in Full HD resolution.

Another strong side of the model are the software features, but not only those of Android 5.1 Lollipop’s, but also those, that are provided by the user interface of Coolpad. You can take advantage of the feature, which allows you to easily access a certain application by drawing a preset letter on a turned-off screen or just double tapping the screen to unlock.


Specs sheet

Operating systemAndroid 5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (4-cores, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 306
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive multitouch display with 960×540 pixels resolution
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 + LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 g/n), aGPS + GLONASS
Cameras8MP with autofocus (rear), 2MP (front)
  • Two SIM card slots (Micro, dual standby)
  • microSD card slot, up to 32GB
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) input
  • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • FM radio
  • camera capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, f/2.2,1 sec launch time, 28mm lens width
  • ambient light sensor
  • proximity sensor
  • accelerometer
Battery2500 mAh
Dimensions77.5 x 153 x 8.6 mm
Weight158 grams

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