Coolpad is a renowned brand name in China, but in India, the company is still a newbie. After some powerful launches, the company went quite for few months due to internal restructuring. The break was unbearably long, but the infamous Chinese smartphone manufacturer is back with the all new Coolpad Note 3. The brand name “Dazen” is gone now, but the entire concept of “Coolpad”is still the same- Good looks and top-tier performance at unbelievable prices!
Despite being new in India, Coolpad Note 3 is receiving a good response from all ends. Even a person who uses a Samsung or HTC is switching towards Coolpad only because of its stunning form-factor and top-tier performance. The phone is hitting the shelves via Amazon India, and is going straight against leading players including the finest Lenovo K3 Note.
The face-off between Lenovo K3 Note and Coolpad Note 3 is really stiff. They both go head to head and offer great deals at just the right prices.Therefore, to simplify the buying process, check out their major differences given below!
Is Coolpad Note 3 Better than Lenovo K3 Note?
Design and Build Quality
In terms of design and build quality, both phones make a good impression and feature brilliantly crafted polycarbonate casings with unique design elements.The old but powerful Lenovo K3 Note flaunts the Lenovo-inspired design concept, which we’ll rather call “dull” in terms of looks. It ships in three colour options, Black, White, and Yellow, and is fairly sturdy and comfortable to use with one hand. On whole, the phone makes a great first impression with its durable and good looking form-factor.
The new Coolpad Note 3, on the other hand, is slightly thicker and heavier, but its design something which you’ll barely find on any budget smartphone. The phone features a beautifully crafted display with thin bezels, and gives a great single handed grip with its slightly curved rear panel enriched withsoft touch matte finish.It comes just in White, but takes a dig against most smartphones in the design department.
While both phones promise true-to-life visuals, Lenovo proves its mettle by offering an ideal ecosystem for on-the-go entertainment. The dual SIM based smartphone sports a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, whichpacks enhanced pixel density and edges out Coolpad’s5.5-inch HD IPS display in a blink.K3 Note looks extremely strong on paper, but in real life, you’ll barely notice the difference between the two phones. They both produce well-detailed images with good viewing angles and rich colour rendering.It was quite surprising for us, but the 720p display of Coolpad Note 3 turned out to be really impressive.
Hardware and Performance
On the hardware front, the situation is fairly balanced. Lenovo offers K3 Note with an incredibly fast MediaTek MT6752 Octa-core SoC clocked at 1.7GHz paired with 2GB of RAM, while Coolpad Note 3 ships with MT6753 SoCclocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM.The USP of Coolpad is its incredible RAM support, while K3 Note stands out because of its terrific processing speeds. Therefore,to sum up, we can say performance is likely to be the same from both phones, it’s just that Lenovo is suited for gamers and heavy users, while Coolpad is a thing for frequent multi-tasking.
For photography, Coolpad Note 3 and Lenovo K3 Note both incorporate the same 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooters. The image output from both smartphones is fairly impressive, but Coolpad Note 3 with an aperture as wide as f/2.0 performs slightly better than K3 Note.Its lowlight capabilities are much impressive, and you can certainly expect crisp and vibrant images indoors as well as outdoors. Lenovo K3 Note is also a good choice for photography, but with an aperture size of f/2.2, it does not allow sufficient light for lowlight photography. The secondary cameras packed with both phones are alsoequally impressive!
Software and OS
Lenovo and Coolpad both offer the latest iteration of Android with their power-packed budget beauties- K3 Note and Coolpad Note 3. Both phones run Android 5.0 lollipop out-of-the box with their custom UI on the top. Lenovo embraces its slick yet colourful Vibe UI with a bunch of customizations, while Coolpad has its own ColorUI 6.0 with very impressive in-app features and intuitive themes.The amount of bloatware on bothphones is quite less this time!
Though Lenovo K3 Note and Coolpad Note 3 go head to head in several categories, some additional qualities make these beauties perfect for the price. The major USP of Lenovo K3 Note comes with the power of Dolby ATMOS speakers. The phone features an exemplary audio experience and creates an ideal environment for real entertainment. It’s surely a device for music lovers!
On the contrary, Coolpad Note 3 sits proudly as one of the only few smartphones to offer a fingerprint sensor in the sub-10k price category. The phone features a responsive fingerprint scanner on its rear panel, and gives added benefits of biometric security with perfection!
Pricing in India
In India, Lenovo K3 Note is hitting the shelves at a price tag of Rs. 9,999, while Coolpad Note 3 lets you Rs. 1,000 more with an attractive price tag of Rs. 8,999. Both phones come bundled with a bunch of offers, but K3 Note is a Flipkart exclusive product and Coolpad Note 3 is sold exclusively via Amazon India!
Though both phones are equally impressive, we’ll give the benefit of doubt to the new and stunning, Coolpad Note 3. The dual-SIM based smartphone features a stunning bezel-less design and powers up by MediaTek’s latest processor with 3GB RAM. It certainly creates an ideal ecosystem for seamless work and play, and takes a dig not only against Lenovo but also against renowned budget players rolling in the market.In a nutshell, we say,it’s a complete value for money product, and the entire deal cannot get any better at such price point!