Coolpad Note 3 Lite #ExpressReview: Redefines the budget benchmark

Coolpad Note 3 Lite should easily please any buyer for Rs 6,999 . And the fingerprint scanner makes life easy.

Rating: 4 out of 5
Written by Debashis Sarkar | Published:February 7, 2016 1:01 pm
Coolpad Note 3 Lite, Coolpad Note 3 Lite review, Coolpad phones, Coolpad Note 3 Lite specs, Coolpad Note 3 Lite Amazon, Coolpad Note 3 Lite price, Coolpad Note 3 Lite features Coolpad Note 3 Lite is the new budget smartphone which costs Rs 6999 and is an Amazon exclusive device. Here’s our review.

Coolpad has been trying to make a lot of noise in the budget smartphone market with its recent offerings but somewhere it seems the brand is not able to attract the attention it deserves. With the new Note 3 Lite, Coolpad has got everything right, even the timing.

If you can’t wait (and you don’t need to) for the Xiaomi Redmi 3 to arrive to India, Coolpad Note 3 Lite is among the best budget smartphone under Rs 7,000.

The Note 3 Lite has everything that any other budget smartphone might, offer plus a fingerprint scanner. It is the cheapest smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, which works flawlessly. After using this smartphone for almost a month, here is the review.

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Coolpad Note 3 Lite

The CoolPad Note 3 Lite is simply the 5-inch version of the original 5.5-inch Note 3 smartphone which was launched for Rs 8,999. While the bigger Note 3 runs a 64-bit 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU, the 5-inch Lite version runs on a 64 bit 1GHz quad-core MT 6735 processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM with support for microSD card. Other specs are almost similar.

Watch our first look video of Coolpad Note 3 Lite 

Coolpad Note 3 Lite offers a textured rear panel unlike the bigger Note 3, which offers a matte finish and runs Android 5.1-based Cool UI.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite, Coolpad Note 3 Lite review, Coolpad phones, Coolpad Note 3 Lite specs, Coolpad Note 3 Lite Amazon, Coolpad Note 3 Lite price, Coolpad Note 3 Lite features Coolpad Note 3 Lite has a 13 megapixel rear camera on the back.

Specs: 5-inch 720p HD, 320 dpi IPS display | Android 5.1-based Cool UI | 64 bit 1GHz quad-core MT 6735 processor | 3GB RAM | 16GB ROM | up to 32GB expandable | 13MP A/F rear camera with LED Flash | 5MP front camera | Dual SIM | 4G support

Price: Rs 6,999 (Exclusively on Amazon.in)

What is good?

For starters, the device offers a good grip and is pretty handy. Though it is made of plastic, the device has a decent build quality. Coolpad has include a good display panel in the Note 3 Lite. The viewing angles are good along with the colour and contrast ratio. The screen is reflective, so, outdoor visibility is not the best at low brightness.

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The Cool UI is pretty smooth and neat. You have all the essentials from the start. On the performance front, the device is well equipped to tackle the daily usage of most average users. Games work fine, but expect some lag while playing high-end games. There is no heating problem as such in this device, that hinders performance.

The camera quality is at par with other smartphones in this price range. Coolpad has included a lot of software customisation in the camera department. On the other hand, the selfie camera is surprisingly good.

Overall, the device should easily please any buyer for this price. And of course, the fingerprint scanner makes life easy.

What is not that good?

While Coolpad has ticked all the boxes in the budget segment with its Note 3 Lite, my only issue was that the battery takes exceptionally more time to get fully charged. Also, the battery lasts for a day at maximum on one full charge.

Verdict

Coolpad Note 3 Lite is no doubt a good offering for its price. It offers a great value for money and if you are worrying about after sales, then note that Coolpad has already partnered with Videocon for local manufacturing. So, it is expected servicing shouldn’t be an issue.

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    Ranjit Lubana
    Jan 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    Dude it's a gd phone n I am using it sin e 3 months but I am selling it for some reason if someone wants to buy please contact me 9437467915
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      shalu
      Mar 1, 2017 at 11:19 am
      Hy guys I thought it's a new b and buy with lots of curiosity but it worsen in jus 7 months of usage.a sudden switched off leads to battery damage.nano particle in this bs also not easily available so it really take more months to repair so plssss handle with care or else buy any other phones.
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        Ajit Gomes
        Apr 27, 2016 at 9:32 am
        The battery get drained off and now they need to change the mother board which will take another 15/30 days. Very bad product pls dont buy this .......Very bad coolpad ......
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          Shammi
          Feb 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm
          this phone will work in other country or not?
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            Naresh Sarkar
            Feb 7, 2016 at 11:48 am
            Display of this phone is made of Ashahi gl and not unbreakable gorilla gl. It breaks with little vibration or fall. Since touch panel and LCD of this phone comes together, for replacement of display it is very expensive Rs.3000-4000.
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              amit
              Sep 22, 2016 at 1:22 am
              aisa phone lene se achha hota ki nokia ka purane jamane wala use karta to achha hota tha lene ke pta chala ki kitna ghatiya phone hai
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                Prasad
                May 4, 2016 at 10:08 am
                Bakwas Handset !!!! Bahut Hi Jada Garam Hota Hai ! Mat Lena Bhai Logo
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                  Raj
                  Feb 7, 2016 at 7:45 am
                  Bhaand me jaye Letv 1s, fake ... I'll go for it..
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                    gagan
                    Jun 14, 2016 at 3:09 am
                    Saare reviews bakw h mere p b h meri screen girne ke baad b ni tuti best phone 10000 ki range... Badhiya h
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                      VIPIN CHAUHAN
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 6:51 am
                      to gagan bhai jaruri nahi h ki sare phone sahi ho aapka sahi h to kya hua preshan to hum log ho rahe h aap nhi agar company ki itni chinta h aapko to sabke kharab phone aap hi le lo aur sahi wale replace karke aap hume de do............
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                        VIPIN CHAUHAN
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 6:49 am
                        ye company ghatiya inka service center ghatiya sab ke sab log ghatiya h aisa ghatiya phone bech diya ki 15 din me kharab ho gya aur 3 mahine se service center me h ruk jao tum log bana lo bewakoof jitna banana h jab me consumer court me case dalunga tab dekhna.......................katora le ke kyu nhi baith jate coopad walo logo ko lut rhe ho ye dibba bech ke.........
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