Coolpad Mega 3 Hands On & Photo Gallery


Alongside the Note 3S, Coolpad also launched the Mega 3 in India. In addition to being a decently specced and built device, the Mega 3 has one trait that sets it aside from the competition. We check that out and more in our impressions of the Coolpad Mega 3. 

Coolpad Mega 3 specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display
  • 1.25GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS with CoolUI 8.0
  • Triple SIM
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash,  f/2.2 aperture, 80.1-degree field of view
  • Dimensions: 154.4 x 76.8 x 835mm; Weight: 170.5g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 3050mAh battery


From a design perspective, the Mega 3 takes inspiration from the older Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite. While the phone continues to be glossy like the Mega 2.5D, the design is a lot more subdued this time around.


The front of the phone has a 5.5 inch 720p display similar to the Note 3. Its good to know that there’s no significant difference between image quality on the two devices despite the difference in price points. Below the screen you’ll find capacitive keys corresponding to multi tasking, home and back while above the display is an 8MP camera.

coolpad-mega-3_fonearena-07In terms of ports, the 3.5mm audio jack is placed at the top while the charging port lies alongside the bottom edge. The power button and volume rockers lie on the right and left side of the phone respectively. Tactile feedback is reasonable but nothing extraordinary.


The back of the phone has a very interesting ridged pattern that will make it harder to slip out from your hand. The material used is of the matte variety and feels quite good in the hand. The rear cover is removable and you’ll observe that it flexes very easily. Despite being a budget device, we feel that Coolpad should have invested a bit more towards the build quality.


The USP of the device is that it sports three SIM card slots. You can have upto three different cards installed on the device simultaneously and can switch data options between them. Demo devices didn’t have SIM cards installed so we’ll have more on this when we get our hands on the phone.


In addition to three SIM card slots, the phone also comes equipped with a microSD card slot so you don’t have to chose between them.


Internally the phone is powered by a 1.25GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with Mali-T720 GPU. There’s also 2GB of RAM . Clearly this is anything but a high end device and it somewhat shows in the performance too. There’s just a hint of lag in the interface and we wouldn’t expect much in terms of multitasking capabilities. A little less than 9GB out of the 16GB of storage is available but of course you can use the microSD card slot.


The Coolpad Mega 3 comes in Gold, Grey and White colors and is priced at Rs. 6,999. It will be available exclusively on starting from 7th December.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

Your friendly neighborhood techie. Currently using a Pixel 2 XL. Catch him on Twitter (@DhruvBhutani) / Facebook .