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Boost Mobile adds Coolpad Legacy to roster

Boost Mobile on Tuesday added the Coolpad Legacy smartphone to its roster of devices. Priced just $ 100, the prepaid phone offers consumers a big screen experience and the latest version of Android.

Powered by Android 9, the Legacy has a 6.36-inch display, a Snapdragon 450 processor with 3GB and 32GB internal storage. The rear houses two cameras (16-megapixel and 5-megapixel) while the front has a 13-megapixel shooter.

A 4,000mAh battery lets users get up to two days on average  [Read More…]

Coolpad Legacy review

Thanks to the Google Pixel 3a the conversation around smartphones has shifted again. We’re back to talking about what we really need from our phones and how much money is necessary to keep pace.

Whereas we were creeping into $ 1,000 (and higher) phones over the last few years, it’s refreshing to once again talk about those which cost far less. As much as these top-tier models have under the hood for games, photos, and performance, it’s often hard to  [Read More…]

Enter to win a free Coolpad Legacy now!

The folks at Coolpad have dropped off three shiny new Legacy devices at our door, and we’re giving them away! Between now and Wednesday, May 22, you can enter our contest in a number of ways using the handy-dandy widget below.

Besides pointing you to Coolpad social channels, there’s also their newer brand, Dyno. This is the umbrella for their tech for kids, namely the smartwatch Russell loves.

If you’re unfamiliar, the Coolpad Legacy is bringing an awful  [Read More…]

Coolpad debuts Legacy flagship phone for Metro

Coolpad on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Legacy, is now available for purchase. The $ 130 handset is offered as a prepaid device through T-Mobile’s prepaid brand Metro.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Coolpad Legacy is the sort of device that caters to family users. While high-end, top-dollar phones are nice, it is not practical to outfit a family with a whole fleet of them.

Coolpad Legacy focuses on what matters to its intended demographic. In short,  [Read More…]

Google Family Link vs. Coolpad FamilyLabs: Which should you use?

Google’s Family Link provides a full suite of parental control functions across a wide range of devices, but it’s not the only solution out there. Coolpad is in the process of building FamilyLabs, which hits many of the same points and then some. Let’s look at them side by side and figure out which has the edge.

Let’s start with where the two are roughly equivalent. The big one is managing which apps kids have access to. Google  [Read More…]

PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Coolpad

We recently had the privilege to sit down with John Choi, the Vice President of New Product Planning & Innovation at Coolpad. Conducted remotely over Google Meet, editor Scott Webster discussed a number of topics as it relates to the technology brand.

Among the items covered, we learn about the process of bringing a device to market and how testing and feedback is taken into consideration. Moreover, we dive into relationships with carriers, what it’s like to sell direct to consumer,  [Read More…]

Coolpad is launching its FamilyLabs smartphone monitoring app via Indiegogo

Packages will begin at $ 99 and will include a Coolpad Legacy Plus phone with the app pre-installed.

Today, Coolpad is officially launching a platform for family tech innovations called FamilyLabs. The first product to join this platform is the FamilyLabs app via Indiegogo, which will be available for both Android and iOS. The FamilyLabs app offers an all-inclusive smartphone monitoring app with the ability for families to communicate, locate one another, and offer remote assistance.

Packages  [Read More…]

Coolpad Dyno Review: The only kids smartwatch worth buying

Peace of mind without the worst parts of the Internet? I’ll take two.

My son has finally reached that age where not every school field trip fits into the normal school day. I drop him off a little earlier than the day normally starts, and he’s not back until late that night. That last part can be a little stressful, because traffic can cause significant delays and being stuck in a parking lot with other nervous parents  [Read More…]

Coolpad Illumina review

Android Go is an interesting concept. First introduced with the Android 8.1 Oreo update, it’s a version of the mobile operating system designed for devices with 1GB RAM – or less. In short, it’s a stripped down version of the Android experience that requires little hardware.

When you look at the specifications of most Android Go phones you’ll find they all sound like old, outdated handsets. Instead of 32GB and 64GB internal storage you’ll see 8GB and 16GB. Instead of  [Read More…]

Coolpad Dyno is a simple LTE-connected smartwatch for kids

Coolpad has dipped its toes into the world of “family-oriented connected products” with the introduction of the Dyno Smartwatch. Formerly known for its budged smartphones, Coolpad is expanding its reach as part of a re-branding effort.

Available in late January, the Dyno is a $ 150 wearable designed for kids ages 4-9 but with parents firmly in mind. It keeps things simple for the wearer, giving mom and dad peace of mind at the same time.

Like other smartwatches, the  [Read More…]