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After releasing a range of smartphones in the entry-level segment, Coolpad has finally released their flagship device, the Coolpad Max, in the Indian market, at an event held in New Delhi today.

Coolpad Max

The smartphone features a metal unibody design. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with a custom Cool UI skin on the top. One noteworthy feature is Dual Space, which allows two people to log simultaneously into their social media accounts via the same piece of hardware. The battery capacity of the device is 2,800 mAh, which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

The device is powered by 4 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The onboard storage is 64 GB, which is expandable via a hybrid slot that supports either a micro SD card or a second SIM. Coolpad Max is a hybrid dual SIM (both nano) smartphone.

The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D full HD display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, and pixel density of 401 pixels-per-inch. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is used for its protection.

Coolpad Max features a 13 MP f/2.0 primary camera with dual LED flash, and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The front camera is a 5 MP shooter. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the rear.

The smartphone has been priced at ₹24,999 ($370 approx.), and will compete with the likes of Lenovo Vibe X3, Smartron and Xiaomi Mi 5. It will be exclusively available on Amazon starting May 30.

Coolpad Max specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 2,800 mAh
Weight: 170 g
Price: ₹24,999 ($370 approx.)
Two days ago, Coolpad has launched the Note 3 Lite. Note that this device is the mini version of  its other device, the Coolpad Note 3 (first impressions). If you too are wondering what exactly are the differences between the two, wonder no more. This post compares both the smartphones on various parameters, and tries to clear the confusion.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite vs Coolpad Note 3


Note 3 Lite has a slightly textured rear and a golden rim, while the Note 3 had a matte rear and a chrome rim.


Note 3 Lite runs on 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, coupled with Mali T720 GPU. Note 3 boasts of 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz octa-core chipset, coupled with Mali T720 GPU.


Both the devices offer 3 GB of RAM, so there is a tie in this regard.


Both the devices offer 16 gigs of internal storage. The difference comes in the amount of storage each supports via the micro SD card. Note 3 Lite offers only 32 GB, while its big brother allows double.

Display size and type

Note 3 Lite features a 5.0 inch HD display (IPS), while Note 3 sports a 5.5 inch HD display (IPS). Hence, Note 3 has around 10% bigger screen than that of Lite.

Display resolution

There is another tie here. Both the smartphones offer a screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels.


Did we mention that the siblings are quite similar? Both the primary and the secondary cameras are of the same specification (13 MP and 5 MP respectively) on both the devices.


Note 3 Lite boasts of a battery of 2,500 mAh. Note 3 sports a battery of 3,000 mAh. That means almost 20% more juice on the big brother.


Note 3 Lite is 140.8 mm in height, 70.4 mm in width and 8.9 mm in depth. Note 3 is 151 mm in height, 77 mm in width and 9.3 mm in depth. Thus, Note 3 is around 7% taller, 9% wider and 5% thicker in comparison.


Note 3 Lite weighs 152 grams, while Note 3 weighs 170 grams. Thus, Note 3 Lite is effectively 12% lighter.

Color options

Note 3 Lite is currently available in White color only. Note 3 is available in two colors, viz. White and Black. This may become a tie after a couple of months, as Note 3 was also available only in White during the launch. The Black color variant was introduced later.

Other common features

Both the devices feature a fingerprint sensor at the rear. Both of them run on Cool UI, which is the manufacturer's custom skin based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. We expect an update to Android Marshmallow soon. 


Note 3 Lite is available at ₹6,999. Note 3 is available at ₹8,999.


Given the specifications, both the devices are promising for their prices. Offering a fingerprint sensor and 3 GB RAM at this price point is something that every brand cannot do. Note 3 has already done its part by breaking the market when it was launched. We think Note 3 Lite also possesses such features. Anyway, the picture will be more clear once we review the lighter version.
Coolpad has today launched its latest budget smartphone, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite. It is a li(gh)ter version of its big brother, the Coolpad Note 3, which was launched last year.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite

The smartphone boasts of an 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and 5 MP front camera. It has a 5 inch HD IPS display with 1280x720 pixels resolution, an internal memory capacity of 16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB) and 3 GB RAM.

It runs on 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, paired with Mali T720 GPU.

The smartphone runs on the Cool UI 6.10, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The device will be available exclusively on Amazon. The registrations for the flash sale start today, and the sale goes live on January 28th. Powered by 2,500 mAh battery, the device claims to have a standby time of 150 hours on dual SIM, and 8 hours of talk time at an affordable price of ₹6,999 ($105 approx.).

Coolpad Note 3 Lite specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 32 GB)
Display: 5 inch HD IPS
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 2,500 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 70.4x140.8x8.9 mm
Weight: -
Price: ₹6,999 ($105 approx.)