Chinese smartphone company Coolpad has launched its latest smartphone Coolpad Note 3 in India; the smartphone will be available exclusively via Amazon.in for Rs 8,999. Micromax Yureka Plus which is a top selling smartphone in this price range gets some more competition from the Coolpad Note 3.
What Makes Note 3 Special – Coolpad Note 3 offers some industry leading features for an aggressively low price, the smartphone includes fingerprint sensor a notable feature since it is present only in smartphones above 15k range.
Design – The phone comes with plastic built with a removable back cover revealing the SIM and microSD slot and the edges are curved with chrome ring finish.
The smartphone features a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with good viewing angle and sunlight legibility. The smartphone display lacks the screen protection.
Coolpad Note 3 Challenges the Micromax Yureka Plus- The side bezels are camouflaged by the touch pad to make it appear like a bezel free design but you can notice its presence when the display is lit up. Still the smartphone has cool looks and 100% marks to Coolpad for making bezel so thin and improving the screen to body ratio.
Performance and Hardware
The Coolpad Note 3 is powered by an Octa-core processor. and it’s a 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 chipset with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. The same processor also powers the recently launched budget smartphone the Meizu M2 Note.
The smartphone comes with the 3 GB DDR3 RAM making it easy to run almost any graphics intense games or perform heavy multitasking , the internal storage space have 16GB and also includes a microSD slot
The smartphone includes a 13MP camera with a single LED flash at the back; the front camera is 5MP which clicks average quality selfies.
The Finger print sensor is located below the camera which is capable of recognizing the finger imprint at any angle within 0.5 seconds
The phone’s COOL UI 6.0 is a customized Android kit-kat which may even get update to Android Lollipop
The Battery packs 3000 mAh of capacity which is non-removable; the battery will deliver more than a day of back up. There are no words about fast charging feature for this smartphone, but the charger supplied with the phone has one Amp output so the charging times will not be faster than usual. The Coolpad Dazen 1 had the fast charging feature missing.
The Micromax Yureka plus has it’s own advantages over the Coolpad Note 3 like the Full HD Display. Lets have a side by side comparison for both the smartphones.
Compared – Coolpad Note 3 Vs. Micromax Yureka Plus
|Brand||Micromax Yureka Plus||Dazen Coolpad Note 3|
|SIM Type||Dual Sim||Dual Sim|
|Secondary Camera||5-Megapixel fixed-focus camera.||5-Megapixel fixed-focus camera.|
|Primary Camera||13-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS sensor rear auto focus||13-megapixel HD F/2.0 lens|
|Display Resolution||1920*1080 FHD 401 PPi||1280*720 – 267 PPI|
|Type||5.5 inch IPS LCD.||5.5 inch IPS LCD.|
|Screen Size||5.5 inch||5.5 inch|
|Battery capacity||Lithium Ion, 2500 mAH.||Lithium Ion, 3000 mAH.|
|Internal||16 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory||microSD, upto 32 GB||microSD, upto 64 GB|
|Memory RAM||2 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|GPU||Adreno 405 GPU .||Mali T720 GPU|
|OS||Android Lollipop moded with Cyanogen MOD||Android Lollipop moded with Cool UI 6.0|
|OS upgadable||Android M Yet to be Confirmed||Android M Yet to be Confirmed|
|Processor||Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-Bit||Mediatek 6753 Octa – Core processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz|
|3G/4G||3G & 4G LTE||3G & 4G LTE|
|Finger Print Sensor||No||Yes|
|Price||Rs. 8,999||Rs. 8,999|
Both the smartphones are good value for money and are good choice for buyers looking for smartphones with high specs configuration and low price. The build quality is a little better with the Coolpad compared to the Yureka Plus considering Coolpad manufactures it’s own smartphones while Yu source them from a third party in China. However both smartphones have their own Pros and shortcomings.
There is not much to differentiate in screen size, processor and storage which are essentially same on both the devices. We will be able to comment more on Camera quality once we test the Coolpad Note 3. You can read the full review and see camera samples for the Yureka here.
The Coolpad Note 3 Pros
- 3 GB RAM offers great performance.
- Finger print sensor
- 3000 mAH Battery
The Yureka Plus Pros
- Full HD 1080 P Display
- Cyanogen Mod
- Gorilla Glass protection.
The Coolpad Note 3 offers some of the best features like the 3 GB RAM and Finger print sensor along with a great battery life. The attractive price and the bezel less design makes the smartphone look great. It is a tough choice to make, but we see the Coolpad Note 3 has a little extra to offer to the buyers at this point. You can’t be too wrong if you go with either choice.