Coolpad Note 3 - Full Review : Surprisingly Brilliant Device!

Coolpad, The Chinese largest smartphone manufacturer has entered India with their newly launched Coolpad Note 3. The phone was being speculated since long as one of the best finger print scanner phone. Earlier this year, Coolpad Dazen 1 was launched, but this phone is individually launched by Coolpad.

The Coolpad Note 3 was launched on 9th October, 2015 in Delhi. The company also announced a tie-up with Make in India programme by announcing an investment of $ 300 Million. They also are planning to set up R&D in India.

(During the Coolpad Note 3 Launch with India CEO Mr. Syed)

Coolpad Note 3 Specifications

1. Finger Print Scanner
2. Display : 5.5" HD Display - 1280*720 px
3. Memory : 3GB RAM
4. Processor : Mediatek 1.3Ghz Octa Core Processor,
5. Camera : 13+5 MP with flash
6. Battery : 3000 mAH ( Non Removable) 
7. Storage : 16GB internal, can be extended upto 64GB 
8. Software : Android 5.1 Lollipop, CoolUI
9.SIM : Dual Sim, 4G LTE support
10. Weight : 155 grams, 


(5.5" HD Display)

The first look of the phone is impressive. It is a 5.5" HD screen device with IPS display technology. The device has a wide visibility range with a viewing angle upto 178 degree. 

The screen has a NEG glass protection which is scratch proof. It has a 13MP camera with flash, Fingerprint scanner and speakers at backside. The back panel comes with very soft touch.

(The soft back panel of Coolpad Note 3)

The display also has display bezels around the screen. The front side also has a 5MP camera and a LED notification near it. The touch is soft and sensitive.

The phone is slim with a dimension of 151mm * 77mm * 9.3 mm. It can easily be hold in one hand and can be operated.

Overall, the phone isn't very heavy. It weighs 155 grams. It has Hybrid Dual SIM slot at the back side and a SD card slot which can help you extend memory upto 64GB

(Hybrid Dual Sim Slot)

Finger Print Scanner

This is the driving force behind this phone. Note 3 is the first phone ever below 10000 which gives you impressive finger print scanner.

It not only unlocks the phone for you, but it also allows you to assign upto 5 fingers for various tasks. You can unlock the phone, set for quick dial, set for opening apps etc.

(Finger Print Scanner)

You can assign upto 5 finger prints in the phone. Every finger can be given a unique task.

Finger Print Scanner - Options

Imagine : You just touch and WhatsApp opens. Yes, this phone does that. Check out the video below.

Finger Print Scanner - Tutorial Video :


The device comes with a Mediatek Octa core processor MT6753. It also is equipped with Mali-T720 graphics processor which gives an excellent gaming experience.

The 3GB RAM makes multi tasking easier for this device. With the usage of week, we didn't find any major lag or hanging issues.

The phone doesn't heat up on normal usage unlike some of the devices in the market. On very aggressive usage like gaming for continuous hours, the device tends to heat up a little, still convenient to use. 

Overall, the performance is value for the money! 


The phone sports a 13MP rear camera with a flash. It promises 5 element HD lens. It allows upto 4x zoom.

The camera also sports various effects like Gesture shot, smile shot which can allow auto snap just by recognizing the gesture. It has a pro mode which helps you take snaps as per the options like white balance, ISO etc.

Camera - Effects and Pro option

The front camera is a 5MP camera which looks quite impressive. This is one of the best front cameras I've seen. You can even use your fingerprint scanner to click a selfie.

Look at the sample images clicked with the device.


Close up


This phone sports a 3000 mAH battery which is another impressive factor for this device. The backup has been comparively good than some of the devices in the market.

There are two charging modes supported in the device. Efficient Charging & Common charging. Efficient charging minimizes the charging time with original high-power charger. The common charging mode restrics the current with a common charger to extend the battery life cycle.

Generally, this phone may take upto 3 hours to full charge. On a regular usage, the device would give you a slighly more than full day batter backup.


Coolpad Note 3 is the first phone with a smart finger print scanner below 10K. The phone is priced at Rs. 8,999 on Amazon.

The company has over 240 service centers across India as they've tied up with HCL for the after sale service.

Best specifications, aggressive price and service centers; We hardly see any reason not to buy this device at this price.

Pros :

Smart Finger Print Scanner
Big display
Dual SIM - 4G Compatibility
Longer battery 
Value for money

Cons :
Phone speaker volume

You can register for the Coolpad Note 3 sale on Amazon here

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M.S.Dhoni : The Man Towards His Dawn!

When a long haired, muscular body holder cricketer entered the team in 2004, no one would have imagined that he would come a long way to become one of the legendary captains and cricketers of all time. 

With his initial power-packed knocks like 183*, he got established as the hard hitters of the games. 

When Indian team was badly knocked out of the world cup in 2007, all the players had to face a big-time anger. Ranchi saw nightmares when M.S.Dhoni's under-construction house was damaged, 

Soon after that, A complete young team was sent to South Africa for T20 world-cup under the captaincy of M.S.Dhoni. Unexpectedly, the team bought home the World-Cup & that's when Dhoni became the poster boy of India. 

He had no look-back then. He bagged all : #1 ranking in Tests and ODIs, the CB series, The ICC World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013. 

Dhoni has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career. He has earned himself immense fame and he's also seen equal amount of criticism from his own soil. He has been criticized several times for his performance overseas in the longer format, his gambles and his team selection. 

 Dhoni gave a shocking moment to the nation when he announced his retirement from the longer formats suddenly without any press conference nor any fuss. The man went away as silent as he entered cricket. 

This man has never been publicity hungry. It's always been difficult to read his inner mind. He never showcased the storm inside. He suppressed it with the a smile & calm outside. 

Now when the team India was playing against Sri lanka, Dhoni was having a much needed break with his family. He also had training with Indian Army. He experienced the sky-diving as well. Looks like he has started living for himself after the years long cricketing journey. 

Looking at his ICC World Cup 2015 & IPL 2015 performance and the Chennai Super Kings match fixing controversies revolving around him, it looks like the Man is towards his dawn! 

Dhoni is unlikely to play the next world cup in 2019, but what he would definitely eye is the T20 world cup this year. This man has given a lot to the cricket. He has groomed the young players to become mature enough to take the Indian cricket forward. 

Dhoni in his own word says “I play for the enjoyment of the game and the day I decide to go, I will pack my bags and happily go away.” 

Undoubtedly the current journey is towards the dawn of his career, but his dedication for the game and achievements for the nation will always be remarked in the golden book of history forever.

Now, let him celebrate himself as a Wicket-Keeper, Batsman, Captain & yes a Cricketer. Who knows when will the team get another small town boy to be equally big to take his footsteps. 


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The Great Grover wine festival - Bharitya City

Note : This event was covered by our author Arun Kurien

The first thing that I was impressed at the Great Grover Wine Festival which was held at Bhartiya City, Bangalore was the amazing venue that was decorated with lights. It looked stunning in the night with lights of different colours. I must say getting to the venue took me little long because I wasn't familiar with that part of the town.

As I walked to the venue through the well maintained garden and the clean roads I came across a lot    barrels at the entrance and ofcourse I coudn't resist taking a picture of that. Then as I entered I found a flea market selling awesome quirky stuff and it happened that all were my favourite products. So I quickly grabbed a Brownie and went ahead to see what was in store for the rest of the evening.
Another thing that grabbed my attention was how the barrels were placed in different corners and had a glass filled with wine on top of it. This was basically meant for people to taste it.

I came across this huge place where I found a lot of people surrounding it and taking a lot of pictures, so I went ahead and found that they were grape stomping. It was so cool, I wanted to try it out but my new trousers refrained me in doing so. Anyways, it was awesome to see so many of them having a good time,I am sure it was as exciting as what one could think of.

Then moving ahead I got to taste the finest wine available in this part of our country, There wes Karishma Grover from the Grover Vineyard who was explaining about the different types of wine and the differencesbetween the red wine, white wine,Champagne and so on. Oh not to forget how they explained the wine pairing which I felt was so awesome. I am definitely going to try the wine pairing soon.

As the evening passed by, it was time for some music,fun and entertainment. The crowd kept increasing as every minute passed by. Most of them were on the dance floor and having a great time. The bands that played were electifying and had the entire crowd groove to their tunes. Swaratma at the end were the perfect finale performance onc could have probably asked for. The corwd went crazy seeing them perfornacne that the lead singer jumped into the crowd and started to groove with them as well. When Swaratma were done with their performance the crowd started to chant,'Once More'. Continuously that they had to sing few lines before they signed off.

It was an awesome experience and felt amazing to have made it to South India's largest wine festival. It is one of those events where at the end of it, you will have a good feeling while walking out.

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