Review: HP Coolpad R108 with Dual Space Feature

In mid-June 2016, Coolpad presented its newest smartphone product with a more elegant design than the previous series. Is the HP Coolpad R108 series that comes with different styles embedded in dual space features and a fingerprint sensor. In addition, what is more tantalizing about the HP Coolpad R108 is that the price is cheaper than Coolpad Max.

Coming as a cheap version of the Coolpad Max, the Coolpad Max Lite R108 still has specifications that are not much different from the Coolpad Max. The following will discuss the complete specifications of the HP Coolpad R108, starting with the description, advantages and disadvantages of the HP Coolpad R108 and the latest prices from various stores. Listen on so you don’t miss it.

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Complete Specifications

Quoted from several sources, here are the complete specifications of the HP Coolpad R108:

Type Type Phablet Smartphone
Shape Bar
Release Release Year 2016
Release Month June
Network Technology GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
Type 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE)
2G GSM:850/ 900 / 1800 /1900
3G HSDPA: 850/900/1900/2100
4G (LTE) LTE Band 1 (2100), 2 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900), 38 (2600), 40 (2300), 41 (2500)
Speed 4G LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Body Dimension Size 154.5 x 75 x 8.6 mm
Weight 167 g
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM – Dual Standby (Nano SIM)
material Metal
Display Type IPS LCD capacitve touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 72.5% (screen to body ratio)
Resolution HD 720 x 1280 pixels, 16 : 9 ratio (+/- 267 ppi pixel)
Protector Corning Gorilla Glass
Platform YOU Android 5.1 Lollipop, upgradable, Cool UI 8.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM88929 Snapdragon 415
CPU Octa-core 1.44 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405
Memory Card slot MicroSD up to 64 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16 GB
Camera Front camera 5 MP
Rear camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Camera Type Single Camera
Video Resolution [email protected]
Features LED Flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, digital zoom, gesture shot, panorama, voice capture, face beauty, HDR, selt timer, smile detection, touch focus, PDAF, sensor, 6P lens, ISO cell sensor.
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspots
Bluetooth V4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes with dual-band A-GPS
USB MicroUSB V2.0 with OTG
Features Sensor Fingerprint, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient, Compass, Light sensor
Message SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Battery Type Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Charging Fast charging
Others Color Royal Gold, Rose Gold

Body Design

The body design on the HP Coolpad R108 comes with a more elegant design and has a high enough appeal, bringing colors with a fresh look. This cellphone has dimensions measuring 154.5 x 75 x 8.6 mm and weighs 167 grams so this cellphone feels light and comfortable to hold and is easy to store anywhere.

The Coolpad Max Lite R108 carries a unibody design with an embedded battery, made of metal combined with fiber resistant glass and has a thin bezel. Even so, the appearance still looks luxurious, elegant in the presence of gold wrapping so it doesn’t seem cheap.

On the front, the screen is covered with special glass that wraps up to the edges so that it is strong enough to protect the screen from sharp scratches. The position of the SIM Tray is on top next to the audio port. The fingerprint is on the back of the phone so it looks more comfortable and is quite responsive. At the bottom there is a mick jack and a microUSB 2.0 port, the left side is the volume button and the left side has the power button.

The fingerprint feature on the Coolpad Max Lite R108 is not only limited to the unlock screen but is also used for many things, such as quick capture, unlock screens, one key dial, private mode, switch space to activate power saving mode. You can register 5 different fingerprints and can be customized easily.

Display Screen

Coolpad R108 comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors measuring 5.5 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a screen-to-body ratio of 72.5% and an aspect ratio of 16: 9. The screen of the HP Coolpad R108 is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass which is strong enough to protect the screen from scratches.

The screen display has been constructed in such a way with 2.5D Curve Edge Glass technology for a wide screen display to further satisfy its users. The large screen you can use like watching videos, playing games.

The screen brightness is bright enough even when exposed to sunlight because the Coolpad Max Lite is equipped with an ambient light that can detect light around the smartphone. With this sensor will help the brightness adjust the lighting on the Coolpad R108 screen. You can adjust the brightness according to your needs on your display brightness setting menu.

Camera Quality

At the beginning of its release the Coolpad R108 had a camera with good quality and was able to compete with competitors. This cellphone has a rear camera with a resolution of 13 MP which is equipped with ISOCELL CMOS technology and LED Flash on the back. In addition, the rear camera supports PDAF technology and includes auto and pro modes that can take advantage of the refocus option to produce higher quality photos.

One interesting feature of the Coolpad Max Lite R108 is the Beauty mode, which is used by both the rear and front camera viewfinders, being able to detect age based on facial captures and the information will be displayed in the photo shooting box. To explore photography you can take advantage of the Pro mode and set all camera functions manually like a professional digital camera.

The autofocus feature on this cellphone is claimed to have super fast speeds, sharper shots. Video recordings can produce videos with HD 1080p resolution and 30fps speed. And the front camera with 5 MP resolution is capable of producing quality photos and is good for videocalling.

Although it is not equipped with many features, the photos are quite decent. Features in camera mode are video, photo, beauty, pro and night mode. In addition, you can adjust ISO, white balance, exposureEx time, saturation, contrast and others. There are also long exposure, GIF, panorama, sound and shot, piczoom, refocus. Interestingly, this cellphone can take photos then record sound through the sound and shot menu.

Battery Capacity

Battery is one of the things to consider when buying a new smartphone because of its role as durability on the cellphone. The HP Coolpad R108 has a 2500 mAh battery capacity that supports quick charge so that it can be used in sufficient time with normal use. You can use it for chatting, social media, browsing, by occasionally watching videos and playing games.


The Coolpad R108 is equipped with a Snapdragon 415 chipset with a speed of 1.4 GHz combined with the Adreno 405 GPU to support its graphics quality, so that the cellphone can be used for multitasking activities. The performance of the cellphone is also supported by 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot of up to 64 GB is available.

This cellphone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system which can be upgraded and carries the CoolUI 8.0 interface. Coolpad R108 presents a UI that can make it easier for users to access many things.

In addition, this cellphone presents a dual space feature that can separate personal data such as photos, you can store it in a private space and other data is stored in the general space. The data can also be transferred through the spaces sharing feature.

Advantages and Disadvantages of HP Coolpad R108


  1. Coolpad R108 carries a 5.5-inch screen with IPS LCD technology
  2. The screen and body are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
  3. Already equipped with a fingerprint, unlock from standby is claimed to be 0.5 seconds.
  4. Equipped with dual space that helps users separate personal data from work.
  5. Coolpad R108 supports 4G LTE networks.


  1. The front camera which is minus LED is not suitable for night photos.
  2. Batteries that are non-removable, aka can’t be removed.

Price of HP Coolpad R108

At the beginning of its release as the latest 2016 HP Coolpad at that time, this series was offered at a price range of IDR 3,000,000. For the latest price, OnePlus Nord is sold starting from Rp.1,900,000 at ITC Depok and the lowest price for the HP Coolpad R108 is Rp.1,790,000 at Shopee. The following is a summary of the prices for the latest HP Coolpad R108.

Platform Name Price
JD.ID IDR 2,799,000
Shopee IDR 1,790,000
Lacing IDR 2,500,000
Tokopedia Rp. 2,299,000
ITC Depok IDR 1,900,000

That’s complete information about the HP Coolpad R108 with good specifications and features in its early release. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the latest price of the Coolpad R108. This cellphone is suitable for those of you who like to separate personal data from work data or other data by utilizing dual space.


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