Coolpad Note 3 Lite with fingerprint sensor, 3GB RAM for 6999 INR ($104)

coolpad note 3 lite specifications

It’s official: the Coolpad Note 3 Lite is the cheapest 3GB RAM phone with a fingerprint sensor in the Indian market.

The phone combines the affordability, fingerprint sensor and 3GB RAM of the very successful Coolpad Note 3 with a smaller form factor. Lets take a look.

First, what would concern you the most: the Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a 6,999 INR or $104 phone, has a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display, the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB ROM, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 2500mAh battery… all in a body that is a geometrically shrunk Coolpad Note 3.

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The phone will be made available via Amazon India, as was the case with the previous Coolpad phone (which we really liked). Stay tuned to for the initial impressions of this phone, which is coming up in the next few minutes.

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  1. Dis
    January 15, 2016

    You are always writing RAM instead of ROM on this site.

    • King
      January 15, 2016

      Err… like what?? are you saying they should say 3GB ROM and 16GB RAM.

      16GB RAM phone would be interesting… but for now, the lite has 3GB of RAM. 😉

      Here is a copy-paste for you which will help understand what RAM is and what ROM is… source:

      What is RAM?
      As most of you would know RAM is Random Access Memory. It is faster memory compared to your permanent storage which includes your SD card internal and external. When your processor computes data it is faster to retrieve data required for processing from your RAM rather than to load it from your permanent storage which takes time. Also it is less taxing on the battery of your phone when your CPU retrieves data from RAM rather than from Storage.

      RAM in your Android phones
      The RAM works quite different on your android phones than on your PC which most of us basic users are better acquainted with. The Apps that you download and install are first loaded in the RAM and then executed. Those Apps remain in the RAM after you are no longer using them and they have been shifted to background. The next time you use those apps they will be available for fast retrieval from RAM unless they have been removed. With continuous usage, the Apps that you use most frequently get placed on your RAM that is IF you have enough RAM.

      What happens when my RAM is full?
      Many users are worried by their RAM consumed rapidly. The Android operating system has been so designed as to use most of the RAM and leave certain amount for smooth functioning of the User Interface. You don’t have to be worried at all and need not go killing each application after use. Android will free the RAM when it needs to and it does so in a graceful way. It follows certain steps and protocols and won’t haphazardly kill your Apps just to free space. The unused RAM on your device is wasted RAM and more RAM you have more Apps you can run simultaneously

      Will the Apps loaded in my RAM effect my battery performance?
      Just a free app lying in the RAM does not consume your battery. If you are using an App like facebook with notifications on, then it will tax your battery, because it will be interacting with the server. Most Apps won’t affect your battery drastically but as our Android experience very well tells us Apps can’t be trusted. If you find an unexpected fall in your battery backup, go to the battery option in settings Menu or you can download a battery checker app and you can easily figure out the misbehaving app and kill it using thelinked tutorial.

      An App simply lying in the RAM is not a threat; more apps in the RAM will mean faster performance as processor won’t have to load them again from internal storage and as we have mentioned above retrieval from RAM is faster.

      Will Increase in RAM make my phone fast?
      Increase in RAM will definitely boost the performance as you can keep more apps in the RAM and they can be quickly and effectively loaded, however if you have a 512 MB RAM and you are using only 200 MB for Apps, then if you hypothetically, say, add 2 GB of RAM (not practically possible) then your performance won’t improve. If you are not using much of your RAM and your performance is not up to the mark, it is most probably due to some rogue App which is taxing your system resources un ethically. You can improve your performance by locating and killing that app using the linked tutorial

      What is ROM?
      ROM or Read Only Memory is more permanent by nature. What goes in there stays there. The ROM or read only memory forms a part of your internal storage and that part is not Accessible for users to write on and is thus referred to as Read Only Memory. The rest of your internal storage is where you store Apps and can store media files and other documents.

      The memory type used is basically Flash memory or technically EEPROM (electrically erasable and programmable read only memory). This type of memory can be read in blocks and deleted in blocks. The word EEPROM is generally used to describe those with non flash memory EEPROMS

      This ROM part of your internal storage is where your Android operating system resides. Also OEM’s add some preinstalled apps in this memory sections which cannot be deleted on users end either. This is the reason why you don’t get full internal memory as advertised on the Box, because a part of it has been used to house O.S. and preinstalled apps. The rest of the internal storage will be used for storing and downloading Apps which will store this

      • Dis
        January 15, 2016

        First, what would concern you the most: the Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a 6,999 INR or $104 phone, has a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display, the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 2500mAh battery… all in a body that is a geometrically shrunk Coolpad Note 3.

        • January 15, 2016

          take it easy, ladies 😉
          it’s fixed, @Dis, thanks for bringing it to our notice.

          offtopic: a 16GB RAM $100 phone is pure Muhammad Yasir stuff… (LOL)

          • King
            January 16, 2016

            Lol…. Dis is a lady… should have known… coz I didn’t find RAM/ROM mix up in the article when i read it. But bitches whine. Dis is forgiven. 😀

            and 16GB RAM $100 phone is in my wishlist too just not Muhammad’s. 😉

            • Mesterio
              January 16, 2016

              Oh no ! Muhammad has now reached cult status! ??

            • King
              January 16, 2016

              He is a student and I have a wife… hence both are pretty much low on cash. 🙂

      • Dis
        January 15, 2016

        Actually read the article before posting spam you complete and utter moron.

  2. Sbz
    January 15, 2016

    Most phones look too much alike these days.

  3. Xalis
    January 15, 2016

    Not so interesting when you can’t buy it anywhere but India.

    • King
      January 16, 2016

      I think they would eventually launch it in other markets too. Guess the sudden flurry in the India market is because a lot of other companies are looking for business here and everyone wants a pie here.

  4. Ankita Naik
    February 8, 2016

    The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is equipped with a 1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor with 3 GB RAM. The handset comes with a 13 MP Primary camera which provides an amazing picture quality and 5 MP Secondary Camera. The mobile has a non-removable Li-ion 2500 mAh battery capacity. It comes with an internal storage of 16 GB which can be further expanded up to 32 GB. The amazing features and specifications of this phone makes it one of the best phone under 10000.