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Review: Coolpad Defiant for T-Mobile

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Based on my experience with the Coolpad Defiant, I can't recommend it to anyone. There are just too many problems holding it back.

The hardware itself seems fine on the surface, for a $100 phone. The Defiant is well made and the materials are good enough.

But everything takes a turn for the worse when you start using it. The display is just terrible, sound quality is so-so, and data performance left a lot to be desired. Battery life is a highlight. The core Android 7 Nougat operating system has all the features most people need, but it runs sluggishly on the under-powered phone. The camera is near disastrous, with its slow speed and results that just aren't up to par with the competition.

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For $100 you can do much better. If you need to stick to T-Mobile, consider the excellent Motorola Moto E4, which costs $130 and can be purchased unlocked. If you need to stay at or below the $100 mark, it's probably a good idea to jump to T-Mobile-owned MetroPCS, which has great, affordable options such as the LG K20 Plus and ZTE Zmax Pro.

Defy the Defiant.

Our Ratings

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Overall
2.5
Reception
4
Battery Life
3.5
Hardware Usability
3
Hardware Quality
0.5
Display
2
Interface Speed
2.5
Audio Volume
2
Camera
 

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