Coolpad Note 3 Lite vs Coolpad Note 3

Coolpad Note 3 vs Note 3 Lite

The recently launched Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a testament to the fact that small is in and that it too can pack a bang. More so, from a price to performance ratio, we found the Coolpad Note 3 Lite to be a very competent handset. Its biggest competitor however comes in from its own stable mate, the Note 3 Lite. Nigh similar designs, very similar performance and matching cameras. How then do you decide between the two? Does it really come down to just the size? Here’s a quick comparison to find out. 

 Coolpad Note 3-6  Coolpad Note 3 Lite -9
Coolpad Note 3 Coolpad Note 3 Lite
Dimensions 151 x 77 x 9.3 mm 140.8 x 70.4 x 8.9 mm
Display 5.5 inches. 720 x 1280 pixels 5 inches. 720 x 1280 pixels
Processor Mediatek MT6753

8 x 1.3Ghz A53 Cores

Mediatek MT6735

4 x 1.3Ghz A53 Cores

Storage 16GB + microSD Card + USB OTG 16GB + microSD card + USB OTG
Primary Camera 13MP with LED Flash

1080p video capture

13MP with LED Flash

1080p video capture

Secondary Camera 5MP Front Camera 5MP Front Camera
Operating System Android 5.1 with Cool UI 6 Android 5.1 with Cool UI 6
Battery 3000 mAH  2500 mAH
Colours White & Black White & Black
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

3.5mm audio jack

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

3.5mm audio jack

Other Features Dual SIM


Fingerprint Scanner

Dual SIM


Fingerprint Scanner

Price Rs. 8,999  Rs. 6,999

Looking at the comparison above, you’d have realized by now that indeed the two phones are similar in more ways than one. In exchange for a smaller sized display that is perhaps the more ergonomic of the two, you do have to make do with a smaller battery as well. The processor too is of the slower variety in comparison with 4 cores instead of 8. Does any of this make much real life difference? Not quite. The Coolpad Note 3 Lite delivers the same fast performance while providing a smaller, more ergonomic experience and remains amongst our top picks for a compact smartphone under Rs. 10,000. We reached out to Coolpad which had this to say about their latest.

“ We are overwhelmed by the response Coolpad Note 3 Lite has received during the first flash sale on with 30000 units being sold in 14 seconds. This is a clear indication that the customers have appreciated this power packed smartphone for its features and is also a testimony for our commitment and efforts to bring affordable technology to all. The reaction and response of the Indian customers to Coolpad Note 3 Lite has been very receptive, we received over 600K registrations for our first flash sale and announce our next flash sale on the 4th of Feb.

The Coolpad Note 3 is priced at Rs. 8,999 while the Note 3 Lite is available for Rs. 6,999.

Author: Team FoneArena

A team of mobile geeks