$100 Coolpad Note 3 Lite gets fingerprint scanner and 3GB RAM, hand on photos


coolpad note 3 lite specifications

Coolpad just launched a very interesting phone in the form of the Coolpad Note 3 Lite for a mere 6,999 INR or $104. ‘A mere’ because despite the affordable price, the phone packs 3GB RAM and a fingerprint sensor.

We spent a little time to see how well the phone was actually made, and whether or not it is up to scratch with its elder sibling.

The design of the phone is very familiar… in the sense that it is the same as the 5.5-inch Note 3, but with a golden lip around it instead of a silver-coloured one.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite 13

The rear of the phone has changed a bit too, with the new 5-inch Note 3 Lite sporting a textured finish, which isn’t just better to look at, but also helps with the grip. Coolpad partake in the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, and produce the Coolpad Note 3 Lite in India with assistance from Videocon.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite 14The Note 3 Lite too comes with a load of apps that you may or may not use, but that is what you pay to get a 3GB RAM fingerprint phone for 6,999 INR/$104. It’s a trade-off you make.

Coolpad seem to be using the same blazing fast fingerprint sensing module they used on the 5.5-inch Note 3, and I’m happy to say it worked flawlessly in our initial tests.

We’ve seen some other MT6735 phones, so there in as idea of what to expect on the performance front from this phone. However, testing that will need a little more time.

Other than that, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite looks like a top notch phone for not a lot of money, and should be disappearing from Amazon India’s warehouses the same way the bigger sibling did.

Let’s take a look at Coolpad Note 3 Lite specifications and pictures.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite Specifications

Model Coolpad Note 3 Lite
SIM Card Dual SIM
Color White
Capacity RAM: 3GB

ROM: 16GB

Language Multi Language
Chipset CPU: MediaTek MT6735 quad-core
System Cool UI 6.0 (based on Android 5.1)
Screen Display size: 5-inches

Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels

Cameras Rear:  13 mega-pixel

Front:  5 mega-pixel

Battery capacity Non-removable 2500mAh

Coolpad Note 3 Lite Pictures

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22 Comments

  1. Begbie
    January 15, 2016

    Any news about LTE bands and availability out of India?

    • balcobomber25
      January 15, 2016

      Seeing as India only uses one FDD band, 1800 I imagine it will come with the stock FDD bands for Asia which are 1800, 2100 and 2600.

      • King
        January 17, 2016

        Reliance Jio (yet to be launched) plans to use 2300 as well… or at least if i remember correctly, they say they will use it so ensure connectivity everywhere. i guess they got a pan India license and will be supporting VoLTE.

        • balcobomber25
          January 17, 2016

          2300 is a TDD band. I was just referring to the FDD bands.

          • King
            January 19, 2016

            Oh ok.

  2. fan
    January 15, 2016

    @yash : do u plan to do a review? im more interested about the camera performance….

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    January 15, 2016

  4. Guest
    January 15, 2016

    Any news about LTE bands and availability out of India?

    • balcobomber25
      January 15, 2016

      Seeing as India only uses one FDD band, 1800 I imagine it will come with the stock FDD bands for Asia which are 1800, 2100 and 2600.

    • King
      January 17, 2016

      Reliance Jio (yet to be launched) plans to use 2300 as well… or at least if i remember correctly, they say they will use it so ensure connectivity everywhere. i guess they got a pan India license and will be supporting VoLTE.

    • balcobomber25
      January 17, 2016

      2300 is a TDD band. I was just referring to the FDD bands.

    • King
      January 19, 2016

      Oh ok.

  5. Guest
    January 15, 2016

    @yash : do u plan to do a review? im more interested about the camera performance….

    • Yash Garg
      January 15, 2016

      Of course.

  6. Guest
    January 15, 2016

  7. Riccardo Benzoni
    January 16, 2016

    hope at least it’s not the 1ghz one… with 6753 and 2gb ram would have been more balanced maybe, but knowing coolpad a bit it will be a quality device, let’s see…

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      January 18, 2016

      It’s @1.3ghz

  8. Riccardo Benzoni
    January 16, 2016

    hope at least it’s not the 1ghz one… with 6753 and 2gb ram would have been more balanced maybe, but knowing coolpad a bit it will be a quality device, let’s see…

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      January 18, 2016

      It’s @1.3ghz

  9. RuR
    January 17, 2016

    Awesome

  10. RuR
    January 17, 2016

    Awesome