Coolpad Note 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3,which one is better?

The Indian smartphone market is growing like never before,with every smartphone brand bringing out their best product and new smartphone companies  making their entry.So,if you are considering to buy a value for money smartphone under Rs 10,000, then here are the two smartphones which you must consider.The first one is the Coolpad Note 3 which has been the best choice for a smartphone under 9K since its launch in last October. And the other one is the newly released Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi ,which is said to be an upgraded version of  Redmi Note 2. Both the devices  offers great specification for the price range of under 10K.If we compare both of them,then on paper it looks like that the Redmi Note 3 is better than Coolpad Note 3 and has got all the ingredient to become the top choice for a smartphone under Rs 10000.So let’s find out , which one performs better in reality?. 

Coolpad Note 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3,which one is better?

General Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Released Date October 2015 November 2015
Sim Dual-sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro Micro
Weight 169 g 164 g
O.S Android v5.1(Lollipop) Android v5.1.1(Lollipop)

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:Display & Design

Lets begin with the display, both of them comes with a big 5.5 inch screen,having a IPS grade display, but when it comes to screen resolution the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 gets the edge over Coolpad Note 3 as it comes with a screen resolution of (1020×1920 pixels) having  pixel density of around (~403 ppi ),whereas the Coolpad Note 3 has a screen resolution of (720×1280 pixels) having pixel density of around (~267 ppi ). The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3’s display offers brighter and sharper display compared to the Coolpad Note 3’s display. When it comes to design, here also Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 takes the edge over the Coolpad Note 3, due to its full metal body construction which gives the device a premium look and feels, whereas, the Coolpad Note 3 features a moderate plastic body.


Display Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Screen Size 5.5 inch 5.5 inch
Display Type IPS Capacitive IPS  Capacitive
Resolution 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Protection NA NA

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:O.S

Both the devices runs on Android platform, the Coolpad Note 3 runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop), and on top of it, the device runs on Coolpad’s custom Cool UI, whereas, the Redmi Note 3 runs on  Android v5.1.1(Lollipop) ,and on top it runs on the custom skin, the MIUI. When it comes to user experience, Redmi Note 3’s MIUI offers more customization,enhanced features, optimized apps compared to Coolpad’s Cool UI . So,when it comes to software experience than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the one you should go with.

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:Hardware

When it comes to hardware,the Coolpad Note 3 Note packs a MediaTek 6753 octa-core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM and a Mali-T720 MP3 GPU, and on the other hand, the Redmi Note 3 houses a Snapdragon 650 hexacore processor bundled with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU, so when it comes to performance, the Coolpad Note 3 offers better multitasking experience and it is the best gaming smartphone you’ll get in this price range, but if you want to have smartphone which doesn’t exhibit heating issues and offers decent gaming experience then the Redmi Note 3 should be your choice .When it comes to the fingerprint sensor,both the devices fingerprint sensors performs really well but if we compare both the devices the time to unlock, then Redmi Note 3 is one who takes the lead.

Hardware Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Processor 1.3 GHz Octa-core
MediaTek MT6753
1.4 GHz Hexacore Snapdragon 650
GPU MaliT-720MP3 Adreno 510
Internal memory 16 GB 16 GB
micro-SD slot Yes Yes
Expandable memory up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Sensors Proximity,Accelerometer

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:Camera

Talking about the camera, the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera, on the other hand, the Coolpad Note 3 bears a 13 MP rear camera and a 5  MP front-facing camera, on paper both the camera looks good, but in reality the Redmi Note 3’s camera takes picture with good color accuracy, sharpness, and details, so in the camera department the Redmi Note 3 is one which shines.

Camera Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Primary Camera 13 MP 16 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels 4208×3120 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features LED flash,panorama,touch focus
face detection,Geo-taging
dualtoneLED flash,panorama,
face detection,Geo-tagging

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity,both the devices come with 4G support along with HSPA and EDGE, and both the devices also come with USB OTG support. Other than that, both the devices come with common connectivity options like Bluetooth,Wifi,GPS,microUSB 2.0. When it comes to connectivity, the Redmi Note 3 takes the lead as it comes with Qualcomm quick charge support.

Connectivity Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0 v 4.1
EDGE Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
USB micro-USB,v 2.0 micro-USB,v 2.0

Coolpad Note 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note3:Battery

Now,coming to the battery segment , the Coolpad Note 3 bears a 3000 mAh battery, whereas, the Redmi Note 3  houses a 4050 mAh battery, when it comes to usage both the devices offer good backup and can easily last up to a full working day, but if we put both the devices head to head then obviously the Redmi Note 3 offers more backup than the Coolpad Note 3.

Battery Coolpad Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Capacity 3000 mAh (Li-lon) 4050 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No No
Talk Time upto 24+ h (3G) upto 1+ h (3G)


Both the devices  perform really well but,the Redmi Note 3 performs better in comparison to Coolpad Note 3 in most of the segment, whether it may be display, camera or battery.But Coolpad Note 3 gets the edge when it comes to hardware. The Coolpad Note 3 is priced at Rs 8,999 , whereas the Redmi Note 3 costs you around Rs 9,999 in online stores.


Store & Price
amazon Coolpad Note 3 Rs 8,999Click here to buy
amazon Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rs 9,999 Click here to buy