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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
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.
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
Android v9.0 Pie
|Processor||SC9863 Octa core, 1.6 GHz|
|Screen||5.71 inches (14.5 cm) IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1520 x 720 pixels HD Plus|
|Pixel Density||295 pixels per inch|
|Camera||8 MP + 0.3 MP Dual Rear with 5MP Front|
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Storage||16 GB (Expandable to 128 GB)|
3000 mAh Li-ion with 200 hours Standby Time
|Color Variants||Teak Green, Midnight Blue, and Ocean Indigo|
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.