The Coolpad Note 3 Plus features an octa-core SoC and a 1080p display, but misses a metal unibody construction.
Remember the Coolpad Note 3 that was launched late last year? Today, it was replaced with the Coolpad Note 3 Plus, which now comes at the same price of Rs. 8,999 that the initial device was unveiled at. Essentially, the Coolpad Note 3 Plus is the same phone as the last one, with one major difference - the display. The new model gets a brighter, more vibrant 1080p Full HD display. This puts the Coolpad Note 3 Plus in the small pool of phones that offer 1080p display resolution in the sub-10K smartphone segment.
In terms of specifications, it is quite evident that Coolpad is trying to maintain the tried-and-tested formula that it used on the Coolpad Note 3. Here is a recap of what the phone features:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p, SoC: MediaTek MT6753, RAM: 3GB, Storage: 16GB, microSD card support: Yes, 64GB, Camera: 13MP, 5MP, Battery: 3000mAh
As you can see, the design and appearance of the phone remains unchanged from the original Coolpad Note 3. The 1080p display looks slightly more vibrant than the older one, and sunlight legibility seems to have improved.
The new phone also gets a gold-finish outer ring around the display that the company introduced with the Coolpad Note 3 Lite. It gives the phones a less orthodox look.
The speaker on the smartphone is still located at the rear of the phone, and the device is available in two colours: White and Gold.
This is the Gold variant that the company just introduced. The back is still removable, and the phone also carries forward the super-fast fingerprint scanner.
The Coolpad Note 3 Plus runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop with Coolpad’s Cool UI 6.0 on top of it. It is still colourful, and offers various themes and personalisation options.
The camera UI hasn’t changed, either. It is simple and intuitive to use, and the Pro mode will let users tweak the camera settings to their liking. That said, it is not a new feature.
Here is a quick look at the benchmark scores. We ran AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarks, and here is how the device performed.
With this, Coolpad has three smartphones in the sub-10K smartphone segment. Starting from the left, the Coolpad Note 3 (Rs. 8,499), Note 3 Plus (Rs. 8,999) and Note 3 Lite (Rs. 6,999).
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