Coolpad are among the biggest names in the smartphone industry in China, but hardly do we talk about Coolpad (the way we’ll be doing so today). The Coolpad Note 3 is a phone that costs a mere 8,999 INR or $138, but packs a punch and then more.
To start off, the Coolpad Note 3 is seen as a phone that offers a seriously high value for your money. The phone is 8,999 INR or $138, and for that much, the Note 3 brings along 3GB of RAM and a fingerprint sensor.
I received the phone earlier today, and was genuinely surprised how nice it felt in the hands. Besides the fact that it is easily the best ‘feeling’ sub-$150 phone, the Coolpad Note 3 also has the fastest (and by quite a margin) fingerprint sensor on a phone I’ve come across. Ive used phones from the first-gen (of fingerprint sensors) such as the Elephone P5000, and then the likes of the P8000, OnePlus 2, Meizu MX5 and more. I repeat — the Coolpad Note 3 has a faster (and presumably, more accurate?) fingerprint sensor than any of those.
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It’s only been a few hours with the phone for me, but it’s apparent how amazed I am with the device.
It doesn’t have a full HD display, but whatever there is, doesn’t leave you wanting. One gripe I have so far is that the lip around the screen seems to be made out of plastic (and not metal), which doesn’t just affect the sturdiness but also the looks; the chrome-ish plastic can look cheap.
Coolpad Note 3 — Specifications
|Model:||Coolpad Note 3|
|SIM Card:||Dual Standby|
|Chipset||CPU: MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3GHz|
|Screen||Display size: 5.5-inches
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
|Cameras||Rear: 13 mega-pixel
Front: 5 mega-pixel
|Network and Wireless Connectivity||4G: FDD 1/3/7/20 (800 1800 2100 2600)
3G: WCDMA 1/5/8 (850 900 2100)
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WIFI : 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
|Battery capacity||Non-removable 3000mAh|
|Dimensions||151 x 77 x 9.3 mm|
With the screen turned off, the Coolpad Note 3 reminds me of the pseudo bezel-less phone, the Letv Le 1, with of course, the shiny plastic around.
I’ll use the phone for a bit before posting a full in-depth review of this one (I’m pretty excited about it, if you can’t tell already), so keep an eye on this space for more!