Coolpad Note 3 Review: Best priced Smartphone
Last month, Coolpad launched Note 3 in order to capture mid segment market. So let’s check out if the Coolpad Note 3 performs enough to take on this already-heated price segment of under Rs 10,000. Nowadays many chinese companies are entering into smartphone market to grab a portion of market share. Especially in country like India which is seen as worlds large telecom market. Now, we have been suing Coolpad Note for past one month, so its the time for review.
The front of the phone comes with a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen providing HD display, a front camera on the right and notification LED, proximity sensor on the left side. Three buttons are present that the bottom. There is a metal around the edges of the phone to make it look more appealing. The left side of Note 3, there is volume key and the right side is the power key. There is a 3.5 mm jack and a USB charging point at the bottom.
At the back side of Coolpad Note 3, you see the main camera with single LED flash. Also this device comes with a fingerprint senor. I must say here fingerprint sensor is very effective and responsive, it can recognize 360 degree view of your fingerprint and help you to unlock the device. Device get unlocked spontaneously. You can not only unlock the device using this sensor but also assign specific app to your other fingers. For example: I use my first finger to unlock the device and second for music player, third for camera and so on. With 151x 77x 9.3 mm dimensions and weighing only 155g, the phone surprisingly feel light on hands. The 5.5-inch display works great under bright sunlight, adjusting to its ambient light from time to time. The only thing that we will miss is a full HD display.
The Coolpad Note 3 is powered by the MediaTek MT6753 chipset (1.3 GHz octa-core processor, Mali T720 MP2 GPU) along with 3 GB of RAM. It comes with CoolUI interface which is based on Android 5.1. The UI doesn’t seem any different from some other Chinese ROMs like MIUI. Like all the apps on the home screens. There are few apps comes bundled with Note 3, and a widget of CoolStore, showing a few apps that can be downloaded out of the Play Store.
Long-pressing the Home key brings up Google Now. You can now lock a particular app in the recent apps list, so that it doesn’t get cleared when you clear all apps from the list. Performance-wise, the phone seems quite smooth and hardly lagged during use. The OS still looks and feels quite immature, like icons, default sound tracks, etc, and the theme center hardly has any options to choose from. By default the basic style of having all your apps shortcuts and widgets on various Home screens is still there, though you can now switch to “traditional style” and have a separate app launcher in addition to your Home screens.
The Coolpad Note 3 boasts a 13 MP (f/2.0) camera on the back. The camera capture quality should’ve been better than what it is, and one expects a decent color arrangement and contrast from a smartphone camera in this price range. The camera does a good job at focus adjustment and capturing colours, but struggles with sharpness. It is decent at handling low-light shots, and the camera app, with a bunch of usual modes to pick from, works really well for taking shots in most situations.
Coolpad Note 3 support 2G, 3G and 4G LTE in both the SIM cards. It also equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. There is also support for USB OTG connectivity. Coolpad Note 3 also equipped with FM radio feature too.
Coolpad Note 3 comes with 3000mAh battery which gives us 13-15 hours with average usage. For heavy usage, the phone will start beeping warning sounds after 8-9 hours. While it supports quick charging, you will need another higher capacity charger as the default charger doesn’t support it qucik charging.
Under INR 9,000 price range you will not find any device providing all sensors including Fingerprint sensor and provides really great value for money experience.
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