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Published on February 28th, 2016 | by Guest


Coolpad Note 3 Lite Vs Coolpad Note 3

Under the make-in-India initiative, budget smartphone maker Coolpad has unleashed its latest offering Note 3 Litewith a tempting set of specs. The latest smartphone from the Chinese giant seeks several design cues from its elder sibling, and endows an ideal package with unique features and a stunning build quality.It looks very similar to Coolpad Note 3, but there are some key differences that count a lot between the two phones. So far, we have seen a plethora of smartphones in the sub-10k smartphone segment, but this one looks from Coolpad looks just like an ideal choice for all us. So now, let’s take a look how the new Coolpad Note 3 Lite stacks up against its elder sibling. It’s a contest worth waiting for!


In order to catermovie buffs, Coolpad packs high-definition scratch-resistant displays with Note 3 and Note 3 Lite. Both smartphones offer a nice visual experience with rich colours and perfect viewing angles, but the smaller 5-inch panel of Note 3 Lite looks slightly more detailed than the bigger one onNote 3.The Lite variant features 294 pixels per inch, and makes up one of the best packages for budget phone buyers, especially when players like Redmi 2 and Yu Yuphoria are in the game.

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The 5.5-inch display of Coolpad Note 3 is also vibrant and sharp, but it lacks some serious amount of pixel density when weighed against Note 3 Lite and other players in the contest.

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Design Language and Build Quality

As far as design language is concerned, Coolpad Note 3 Lite looks just like a smaller replica of the original Note 3. The handset ships in white, incorporates a sleek form-factor, and bears a snappy fingerprint sensor right under the rear camera sensor.It’sgold frame looks spectacular from all angles, and soft-touch matte finish on the backs add further elegance to the entire look and feel of the handset. Overall, it makes a great first impression, and feels slightly better than the smudge-friendly Coolpad Note 3.

Hardware and performance

Even on the hardware front, the differences don’t end between Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite. The bigger sibling incorporates a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, while the younger one powers up by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor running at 1.3GHz. On paper, Coolpad Note 3 Lite bundles with a slower processor, but in real life, you can hardly notice any difference between the two phones. They both pair up with 3GB RAM and Mali-T720 graphics, and offer seamless performance even while running multiple apps or playing heaviest games such as, Nova 3 and Asphalt 8!

It is also important to note that both Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite feature 16 gigs of inbuilt storage with a dedicated microSD slot for memory expansion. They both offer sufficient room for work and play, but Note 3 supportsexpansion up to a maximum 64GB, while its younger sibling supports up to 32GB via microSD card.

Camera Performance

The camera setup packed with the two phones is absolutely identical. In other words, both budget beauties cater standard user requirements with a snappy 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The rear camera features an aperture as wide as f/2.0, while the front-facing snapper with a 5-megapixel sensor delivers sharp and crystal clear selfies with reduced noise and fine details. Even in low-light conditions, the camera output of Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite is fairly impressive.


Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite both run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the box with company’s proprietary COOLUI 6.0 on the top. The CoolUIskin from Coolpad looks fairly clean and lets you switch between apps without any lags or performance issues.Just like MIUI, it comes without any app drawer, and features all apps right on the home-screen.It also supports gesture controls and ships with some pre-loaded apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. So, the amount of bloatware is fairly less, and you get a clean and easy to use interface to play with!

Battery and Connectivity Options

In terms of connectivity, Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite stand out in the category, and offer an ideal package with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE, 3G HSPA+, and 4G LTE options.They both deliver blazing download and upload speeds on 4G LTE, and incorporatea bunch of sensorssuch as, accelerometer, proximity, compass, and fingerprint sensor.

In addition to this, they both offer sufficient juice for non-stop work and play.The new Note 3 Liteships with a smaller 2500 mAh battery, while its elder brother Note 3 houses a much needed 3000 mAh battery to support a bigger display! Overall, they both cater moderate and heavy usage requirements with subtle perfection, and give at least 10-12 hours of talk time on 3G network.

Pricing and Availability

Both handsets are available via Amazon India, but Coolpad Note 3 is hitting the shelves directly at Rs. 8,999, while its younger yet powerful sibling is available via flash sale model at a much aggressive price tag of Rs. 6,999.Additional discounts and cashbacks can also be availed, thanks toongoing offers and cashback schemes on the renownedecommerce portal!

The Catch

In our opnion, both phones are equally impressive and they both promise full value for money to a user.They both stand out in the category, but in the end, it’s the choice of the user that counts. These days, some buyers prefer sleek, compact, and affordable smartphones, while others go for big screened phablets with longer battery life.Therefore, if you’re one of those who’re in search of a compact handset, Coolpad Note 3 Lite might be an option, else the 5.5-incher Note 3 is the best option to cash on.

The two beauties from Coolpad are impressive in every aspect. From design to performance, they just stand out in every category, and cater moderate and heavy usage requirements without any snags.

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