My thoughts on the Coolpad Note 3

The sub 10k segment is a very interesting market segment for mobiles. This is a magic number and I find many people who ask me for recommendations on buying a mobile for around Rs 10k. Also this year 2015 saw a whole bunch of mobiles launched in this segment. So the industry is meeting the market’s requirement. Unfortunately most mobiles in this segment have failed. When you launch a mobile for Rs 10k, you are compromising on certain aspect. Very rarely you find a mobile that strikes the right balance between stability, performance, quality and design. One such rare breed is the Coolpad Note 3. Practically an underdog, nobody expected Coolpad Note 3 to be a good buy or even a great recommendation.

I like

  • Super fast and accurate Fingerprint scanner
  • Priced at Rs 8999 (Under Rs 10k)
  • Decent performance
  • Feature rich UI
  • Decent camera
  • Individual Dual SIM and MicroSD card slots
  • Brilliant display
  • Available in Black and White color variants on Open sale in Amazon India

I don’t Like

  • Average design
  • Gesture controls are slow to respond
  • Searching an app in the app draw is a pain
  • Below average battery performance
  • Takes a long time to charge
  • UI freezes occasionally and does not feel stable

Video Review

You can read my full review here


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