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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