Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Coolpad Cool 3: 5.71- Inch Dewdrop Notch + HD Display

Coolpad is marking it name in the market by selling smartphones with mighty hardware at an affordable price which is enough to counter the competitors. The company has successfully launched Coolpad Cool 3 in the beginning of this year which is an basic-level smartphone packed with some remarkable features. 

Display and Design

Starting off with the display and design, this Coolpad Cool 3 features a big display of 5.71 inches which is an IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, dewdrop notch, and a density of 295 PPI. The display quality is decent and you may find amazing colour generation with this smartphone.

For its cost-effective pricing, the phone looks pretty good and a lot of appeal comes from the back. The bezel-less display along with the flatter U-shaped notch give the device a visually delightful advantage. The build quality of the smartphone seems stout enough and the frame feels smooth. The power and volume buttons have been places nicely which are easy to reach. At the bottom of the frame, there is a 3.5mm audio jack, speaker grille and micro USB port.

The glossy device comes in different impressive colour variants including teal green, midnight blue, and ocean indigo. The smartphone weighs 135 grams with a width of 8.2 mm

Configuration

Coolpad Cool 3 is powered by Octa core processor with a speed of 1.6 GHz that commits to great performance. The device is further paired with a 2 GB RAM which enhances the experience of gaming and multitasking. It runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system.

Switching between apps can be a bit slow, but Cool 3 does a decent job while browsing through the UI. Apart from a bit of sluggishness that you may face while using bigger apps, the device does offer a smooth overall experience. 

Storage and Battery

The smartphone has an onboard storage of 16 GB which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via a microSD card.

It is powered with an efficient 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery. Coupled with low power consumption and battery saving features, this phone’s battery is sufficient enough to provide power backup for a day before you need another charging. 

Camera

Coming to the camera, the phone has been flanked with a dual rear camera paired with an LED flash. It has an 8MP primary lens along with a 0.3 MP secondary one. In addition, there is a 5MP camera in the front for quality selfie shots. You cannot expect stupendous picture and video quality, however, the device does the best with what it has got. We would say that the camera performs quite well in the daylight.

The camera offers an image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with various shooting modes such as continuous shooting, HDR, and more. Additionally, it features digital zoom, face detection, auto flash, and touch to focus.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports various features like Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, b/g/n Mobile Hotspot, microUSB 2.0. GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, and more. Coolpad Cool 3 has a fingerprint sensor placed at the back with top and bottom bezels. The other sensors include an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and light sensor.

Coolpad Cool 3 Specifications

BrandCoolpad
ModelCool 3
Operating System


Android v9.0 Pie


Processor
SC9863 Octa core, 1.6 GHz
RAM2 GB
Screen5.71 inches (14.5 cm) IPS LCD
Aspect Ratio19:9
Resolution1520  x 720 pixels HD Plus
Pixel Density295 pixels per inch
Camera8 MP + 0.3 MP Dual Rear with 5MP Front
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Storage16 GB (Expandable to 128 GB)
Battery Capacity
3000 mAh Li-ion with 200 hours Standby Time

Color VariantsTeak Green, Midnight Blue, and Ocean Indigo

Final Verdict

The company has priced the smartphone at Rs 6,990 for the 2 GB RAM with 16 GB built-in storage.

As an entry-level smartphone, Coolpad Cool 3 indeed offers great specs and features. You can click some amazing shots, and go around for a day after charging the device once. Comprehensively, the device surely seems great on paper. For someone who is looking for a budget friendly smartphone with all necessary features, this one surely takes the deal.