CoolPad is another Chinese vendor that is establishing its market in India. The smartphone company has managed to gain good number of customers by releasing its smartphone under lucrative price segment in the Indian market. ‘Note 3 Plus’ is the newest edition to CoolPad smartphones in India. The smartphone is built with superior specifications under a cut-throat price which is well below 10,000INR. Let us dig a bit deeper and check out some impressive features of CoolPad Note 3 Plus smartphone.
CoolPad Note 3 Plus Review
CoolPad Note 3 Plus is made available online from May 13. If you are planning to buy this superb smartphone then you should go through its review.
Design & Built
CoolPad Note 3 Plus is built with chromed edges that are round from the corners. The lower side of this smartphone accommodates three touch buttons. On the upper side you will find a front facing camera. The power button resides on the right while volume rocker is on the left. A 3.5mm jack is on the upper edge while a primary mic and microUSB slot reside on lower edge of Note 3 Plus.
If you turn to its back side, you will find rear camera with LED flash and speaker grille is placed on the lower side. The back panel is made with matte stuff. This smartphone company even claims metal frame inside, but it looks quite cheap.
Note 3 Plus by CoolPad has got a large 5.50 inches IPS display which sports 1280×720 HD resolution. The pixel density of just 267ppi is little disappointing. The display is well covered with NEG glass with highly-proofed scratch resistance. The screen is reflective and you may find it difficult to see text on your Note 3 Plus smartphone under bright sunlight.
This device features a good 13MP rear camera with LED flash having f2.0 aperture. You can get clear photos in bright sunlight. The color reproduction of this camera will not disappoint you. But, you may be disappointed by the photos clicked in low light conditions even though LED flash is present. The camera is capable enough to capture stunning videos at 1080p.
Note 3 Plus has it for selfie lovers too. The 5MP front facing camera is good enough to capture stunning photos. It also comes with beauty options to add extra effects to your photos. The camera app is pre-loaded with stunning features to customize your photos.
Software & UI
CoolPad Note 3 Plus is running on Android Lollipop 5.1 with company’s own Cool UI. CoolPad’s UI is brilliant and far much better than other Chinese vendors who often try to fork the UI to give it more customization. There is no app drawer on the homescreen. It comes with pre-installed FP app that lets you to enable fingerprint password protection. There are two UI options- Minimal & traditional.
A longpress on homescreen will make four icons to pop up from the lower side. Choose ‘Preferences’ and select traditional UI. If you wish to switch back then click on the first capacitive touch button and you will be able to find minimalistic UI option in ‘Preferences’. You will find 16 shortcuts when you slide your finder upside down. The themes for UI can be downloaded from Cool Show app for free.
CoolPad Note 3 Plus is a dual SIM phone powered with MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The Mali T720 graphics makes the videos look amazing when you play them. The 3 GB monstrous RAM will surely surprise you. Just switch to ‘Multitask’ feature and run multiple apps at same time without any lag. The phone window can be resized and 2 apps can be kept running on same screen simultaneously.
The sound is good on speakers and equally well when bundled up with earphones. Multitasking is phenomenal on this smartphone by CoolPad. The smartphone boots up in just 28 seconds. The RAM is more than enough and the system only took 607MB RAM after rebooting. Though, you may find some heating problem in this smartphone when you run heavy apps an games.
Storage & Connectivity
It has got 16GB inbuilt memory and you can expand it up to 64GB by use of microSD card. Around 10.9GB space is free when you unbox this smartphone. It comes with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WI-Fi and 3G & 4G connectivity.
Battery & Price
Note 3 Plus is fuelled with 3000mAh battery. When the phone is kept on standby mode after full charge, the battery takes more than 10 days to drain completely. The smartphone is priced at 8,999 INR. It will be available in three colors – Black, Grey, and White.
What will Make People to buy CoolPad Note 3 Plus?
- Good battery life
- 3GB RAM and easy multitasking
- Good rear and front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
What will Make People to not buy CoolPad Note 3 Plus?
- Heats up very often on running heavy apps/games
- No backlit touch buttons
The Bottom Line
Overall, CoolPad Note 3 Plus is quality smartphone launched by Chinese vendor and is worth buying at 8,999 INR. The phone is packed with powerful features like octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, mega battery life, and delivers high performance. If you forget about the heating problem of this smartphone at some instances then you will surely find this smartphone worth buying.