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Coolpad Note 3S


Coolpad Note 3S
Coolpad Note 3S (Note Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 2.5D , glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, magnetic, proximity, light and fingerprint sensors, microUSB 2.0
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM, CDMA, HPSA, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 154.5 x 77 ( = 0.34 x 6.08 x 3.03 in)
2500 mAh
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 67.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Coolpad Note 3S

60% Coolpad Note 3S review: Give it a pass
Source: The Indian Express English version
This phone retains a differentiated design, while making compromises on performance, display. My biggest fear of not recommending the Note 3S is its poor battery, which according to my own tests didn’t even last beyond 7 hours.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Coolpad Note 3S Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
It’s interesting to note that the main differences between this model and the now-discontinued Note 3 and Note 3 Plus are all on the outside. In some ways, such as screen resolution, microSD card support and battery capacity, this phone is actually a step backwards from the Note 3 Plus – which even cost Rs. 1,000 less at launch. Either Coolpad has decided to prioritise looks over features with the Rs. 9,999 Note 3S, or inflation has taken a bite out of its spec sheets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
64% Coolpad Note 3S Review
Source: Think Digit English version
Earlier iterations of the this phone may have been good, but the Coolpad Note 3s leaves a lot of room for improvement. It is outperformed by competitors like the Redmi 3s Prime and Lenovo K6 Power, and doesn't make for a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 64%
Coolpad Note 3S Review
Source: Fone Arena English version
The Coolpad Note 3S comes at a time when it faces a lot of competition, both externally and within the Coolpad family too. While we liked the design and clean software build, the small battery and average camera don’t give us much confidence. The specs too are somewhat weak. The Coolpad Note 3S is priced at Rs. 9,999 and is available exclusively from
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2017
75% Coolpad Note 3S Review: Looks good, runs fine
Source: India Today English version
Having said that, there are better smartphones in this segment. Xiaomi's Redmi 3S Prime has more features. The Xiaomi phone also clicks better photos and has a metal body. Then there are the phones like the Lenovo K6 Power and the Moto G Turbo, both of which are formidable devices with prices very close to that of the Coolpad Note 3S.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Coolpad Note 3S Quick Review: A Rs 9,999 Smartphone That Cuts Corners With a Downgraded Display
Source: PC Quest English version
More than a month after unveiling the Coolpad Note 5 for the Indian audience at Rs 10,999, Coolpad today launched Coolpad Note 3S, strategically priced at Rs 9,999 to complete the full circle of devices within the 6k to 15k range. This is the budget smartphone segment in India and one that has seen the maximum sales within the Indian market. Coolpad Note 3S shall be available Dec 7 onwards exclusively on The smartphone is based on Android 6.0 with the Coolpad proprietary Cool UI 8.0 interface.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2016



Coolpad released the Note 3S along with its sibling, the Mega 3. Its price is similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (both are also correspondingly named for some reason). It is a straightforward smartphone yet not lacking on essential features, which makes it a device to look out for. Its low price factor does not point to an inferior assembly; in fact it will certainly appeal those going for a bang on a buck. On the style front, the Note 3S is coated with on the front and back sides with 2.5D glass. It is also built on an aluminium alloy chassis. These features are said to provide the Note S3 with added strength and robustness. Its body is curvaceous on its corners as is common on Oppo models. The dimensions of the Note 3S measure at 154.50 x 77.00 x 8.60 mm and it weighs 167g. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 3 GB of RAM. This combination allows for graphic intensive games, multiple apps, and multitasking without any hassle.

The available storage is 32 GB and the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 32 GB (which is arguably more limited than other similar smartphone models). Its 5.5-inch IPS display features a 720p resolution. This is where the Coolpad Note 3S loses badly to the Redmi Note 3. The Redmi Note 3 offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display. In addition, the Coolpad Note 3S comes with a fingerprint sensor, which enables easy and fast locking and unlocking as well as customization of gestures for faster connectivity and networking. For the shutterbugs, this smartphone is equipped with a 13 MP rear facing camera and 5 MP front facing snapper. Both cameras feature f2.2 lens. Being a budget phone, certainly, nothing much can be expected from its cameras. The Note 3S supports dual SIM mode and is also VolTE enabled. One would wonder why Coolpad opts not to equip the Note 3S with three SIM slots as it does on the Mega 3.

The Coolpad Note 3S runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0. Connectivity includes both Bluetooth and WiFi. Again compared to its sibling, it comes with a less powerful 2500mAh battery. It comes in two colour variants i.e. gold and white and they both look good. The Coolpad Note 3S may not be packed with mind-blowing features yet it has scored highly on all fronts and is an option of a well packaged smartphone on a budget. After all, not every user needs a smartphone for gaming and serious multitasking.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

415 MSM8929: Mid-range ARM-SoC with 8 CPU cores (64-Bit Cortex-A53 with up to 1.4 GHz)» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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