Coolpad Note 3 Lite First Look: Not much is changed

Coolpad Note 3 Lite detailed specifications
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6735
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 5.1
Skin Cool UI 6.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Indian market of mobile phone are developing very fast as compared to to earlier. But Coolpad is still making phone of less improvement. As promised at the time of announcing the Coolpad Note 3 , the company on Friday introduced a variant called the Coolpad Note 3 Lite , which is manufactured in India in partnership with Videocon .
Coolpad still continue with his older sale partner Amazon for sale of phones.
In this sequence the company will start a flash sale of Coolpad Not 3 Lite on Amazon from 28 January.
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a budget smartphone, but still packs a number of features and some specifications that customers look for in mid-range handsets.
Although as its brother it does look powerful on paper specifications as I a can say that it does shows a positive first impression. But remaining all this it is first budget smartphone that comes fingerprint sensor.
Talking about the design it does not look extraordinary in this segment ,but  we can see it as we expect from budget smartphone. It has a white polycarbonate body with a golden rim running around the edges. Measuring 140.8×70.4×8.9mm, the device’s power and volume buttons are easy to reach with one hand. Typing is also easy on the Coolpad Note 3 Lite’s stock Google Keyboard. I do not able to understand why cimpany has given removable back cover because although back cover is removable , you can not remove battery.
The smartphone has two Micro-SIM slots and supports dual-standby and 4G LTE (Indian bands) on both. A single speaker is placed towards the bottom of the rear, and the fingerprint sensor is just below the rear camera.
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with 5-inch IPS screen with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution.
The screen is bright with a reasonable pixel density of 293ppi and company strongly claimed 178-degree viewing angles, but is barely viewable under direct sunlight. Although the text and images are not as sharp as seen on phones with full-HD displays, this seems to be good deal given the price point.
Looking at the performance , it works very smoothly . In our limited time with the smartphone, we tried several apps and websites, and we feel no problem. Switching between apps was also stutter-free. The device packs a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3Ghz with an integrated Mali T-720 GPU, clubbed with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Coolpad’s Cool UI 6.0 software overlay is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is fairly straightforward. The company is already working on an update based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We will run the smartphone through our full test process to see how it fares in different situations. Stay tuned for our complete review of the Coolpad Note 3 Lite.
Note 3 Lite comes with saveral camera option which is rare for budget smartphone. The 13-megapixel rear camera has a f/2.0 aperture lens and is quick to capture images, even in low light. Although the images shot in artificial light tended to have a shacking effect when zoomed in, this should not be much of a concern for very casual users.
In addition to the usual Photo and a Video options, the Note 3 Lite also boasts of a Pro mode which gives users more control over the aperture, ISO level, brightness and colour settings. On switching to the Pro Mode, the screen shows circular dials much like we’ve already seen with Nokia smartphones. Image filters including Mono, Fresh, Calm, Memory and others are also included. You can even use the fingerprint sensor at the back as a shutter button, especially while taking selfie shots.

The Coolpad Note 3 Lite has 16GB of inbuilt storage, out of which users would only get around 10.6GB for their apps and media. This won’t be an issue as the smartphone also supports microSD cards of up to 64GB. Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB (with OTG) connectivity are also featured.
The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel didn’t let us down. Not only can it be used as a camera shutter button as mentioned above, but it can also be used to unlock different apps, which is good for privacy. Setting up the fingerprint sensor was hassle-free and the process took only a few simple steps. The Note 3 Lite also has a split-screen feature, which until now we’ve usually only seen in mid-range and high-end smartphones.
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite runs on a non-removable 2500mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 200 hours of standby time. However, we cannot confirm that before we test the smartphone thoroughly for our full review.

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ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :

  • Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
  • Better RAM Management.
  • Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
  • It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
  • Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
  • Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
  • More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
  • See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
  • New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
  • SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
  • State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
  • and other cool features.
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Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.


Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.



Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.


Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip




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