Coolpad has today launched another budget Android alternative for Indian smartphone buyers, which comes with a 360 degree fingerprint scanner, more of a necessity these days, and 3GB RAM for durable performance. You can buy Coolpad Note 3 online starting from 20th October.
Talking about features and specifications, there is a 5.5 Inch 720p HD display, backed by 64-bit 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 with 16GB expandable storage. Again, this should be potent enough for all categories of users.
For photography, there is a 13MP rear camera sensor with 5 element F2.0 wide aperture lens, LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter. Software is Android 5.1 Lollipop based Cool UI 6.0 with features like multi-window mode, double tap wake up, and smart gestures backed in. Other notable features include 4G LTE, Dual SIM card slots and 3000 mAh battery.
3GB LPDDR3 RAM shall definitely make a difference in long term performance. The only downside here is the thick plastic-ky design. Coolpad Note 3 Lowest price in India is 8,999 INR, but you will have to participate in flash sales to buy one.
Question: How’s the response of fingerprint sensor of CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: If we say USP of this phone is fingerprint sensor than it won’t be an over-statement. It is zippy (just like a Roger Federer serve).
Question: Can you specify number of fingerprint impressions which can be stored in this device.
Answer: It can store up to 5 fingerprint impressions. Thanks to FP Scanner app it can be used for securing apps as well.
Question: How is the display on CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: The display is at par if not above the adjacent competition. The color reproduction and viewing angles are great. Touch sensitivity is also good.
Question: How is the outdoor visibility on CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: Under direct sunlight, performance of the display gets subdued. Due to reflective nature of the used screen it is hard to read under direct sun.
Question: How’s the overall design and build quality of the phone?
Answer: CoolPad Note 3 doesn’t flaunt a path breaking design. The phone has a curved edges which affirms strong grip, but the build quality and design don’t scream ‘premium’.
Question: Are navigation buttons backlit?
Answer: No. Navigation buttons have chrome finish and thus they shine even if little light is present, but buttons are not backlit.
Question: What size of SIM card does CoolPad Note 3 support?
Answer: It has two Nano SIM card Slots and a MicroSD card expansion slot underneath its back cover. CoolPad Note 3 comes with 4G LTE and 3G support.
Question: - How much did CoolPad Note 3 score on Benchmarks?
Answer: Day to day performance has been smooth so far. Here are some benchmark scores for initial assessment.
Question – Does Coolpad Note 3 have any heating issue?
Answer: The handset gets warm with gaming and even throttles, but doesn’t get excessively hot in normal usage even when used for long duration.
Question: How much internal storage is available at the time of first boot?
Answer: At the time of first boot we got only 10.43 usable space.
Question: Is there a microSD card slot in CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: Yes, it supports microSD storage up to 64GB.
Question: Can we move apps to SD card in CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: Nope. There is option for installing apps to SD card and under settings>>Apps there is dedicated space for ‘Apps on SD card’ but despite checking SD card as default storage and selecting SD card as install location while installing apps, apps failed to move to SD card.
Question: Is USB OTG supported?
Answer: Yes, you can use an OTG cable to plug in your thumb drive or external hard drive to the phone.
Question: How cool is the camera performance of CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: Frankly, performance of CoolPad Note 3 camera has been much better than our initial expectations. At the rear end, it sports a 13MP shooter built with five element f/2.0 aperture lens and brandishes large 1.4 mPixel size. For lowlight photography, it comes with a LED flash.
Day light images were well exposed and rich in details, and performance understandably degraded indoors. We had to hold our hand stable to avoid blur, even though shutter speed was fast.
Question: How is the battery life in CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: CoolPad Note 3 houses a 3000mAh battery which is a stunner. Overnight, the device could only eat up three percent of total battery.
Question: Can we remove battery in CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: No, the battery is non-removable.
Question: Does it support rapid charging?
Answer: CoolPad Note 3 does not come with rapid charging option. However, it comes with a 2A Charger which does its job efficiently.
Question: How’s the call quality in this phone?
Answer: Call reception quality is on the expected lines and we didn’t find any difficulty in hearing. We were quite audible to the receiver as well.
Question: How many sensors are present on Coolpad Note 3?
Answer: Find the full list in the Image below
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker of the phone?
Answer: Even though phone has got single speaker at the back, it was quite audible in noise ambient conditions.
Question: How is the software and User Interface of CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: CoolPad Note 3 comes with Cool UI v6.0 which is based on Android 5.1. The UI design isn’t very vibrant as, say, MIUI, and we can’t help but feel that it’s still work in progress. Having said that, there are several features like double tap to wake, gesture support and customization options which are quite useful.
Question: What comes inside the box of CoolPad Note 3?
Answer: Inside the box, we found a Handset, Headset, 2 Ampere Charger, USB Cable, User Manual and Warranty Card.
Well, we have to say the phone has impressed us keeping it price and specification in mind. Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM, 13MO camera and fingerprint sensor make it a hot cake in its price range. With Note 3 CoolPad has got all the basis covered. Multitasking is brilliant, fingerprint sensor is fast as well as accurate, camera is sharp and battery offers excellent standby time.
- 360 degree Fingerprint sensor
- 4G LTE
- 3GB RAM
- HD display