Coolpad Note 3 Plus Gold review: Redefining Coolness!


Redefining coolness, the magic of Coolpad continues to ring in great deal of amazement with Coolpad Note 3 Plus Gold edition

At a cost effective price point of INR 8,999, this is a highly recommended device. With its golden color edges, this smartphone has great looks and feel which is giving it a special place in this category.

This device also comes with a fantastic fingerprint sensor and a decent screen and camera. Even though, there are other smartphones that may offer more spec power but they are not available in this price point.


Great combination of hardware and software

Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor

Good screen and camera performance


Plastic Body

A Bit Bulky

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The Coolpad Note 3 Plus is the third variant of the Note 3 line-up from this Chinese brand. This smartphone just looks like a Note 3 with the addition of a full HD display, other specifications such as the octacore MediaTek 1.3 GHz MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage remain the same.

This smartphone which is exclusively available on Amazon, has been priced at a very competitive price point of INR 8,999.

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Design and Display

If you like a touch of gold – than this device will surely make a positive impact on you. This smartphone is special as it has golden color edges that are being inspired from the color of Amritsar’s Golden Temple.

The phone weighs 168 grams. Its dimensions are 151.9x77x9.3mm. The Note 3 Plus feels rather bulky measuring 9.3 mm thick.

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This smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back, which Coolpad claims has a recognition time of 0.5 seconds. While reviewing this product we found that this fingerprint scanner is extremely fast and accurate and worked flawlessly for me at all times during testing of this phone.

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The Coolpad Note 3 is powered by an octa-core Media Tek 1.3 GHz Cortex 153 MT6753 processor paired to an ARM Mali- T720 GPU clocked at 450 MHz. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory. All this is well supported by a decent 3,000 mAh battery. The internal storage can be expanded upto 64 GB with the help of a microSD card.


The Coolpad Note 3 Plus is same in every way to the original Coolpad Note3, except for the addition of a full HD screen. The MediaTek MT6753 CPU is helping the smartphone become more than capable of handling day to day usage of an average user. The ARM Mali – T720 GPU, which was able to handle the 720p resolution of the Note 3 decently.

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When we played games on this smartphone, it handled games like Angry Bird, Subway Surfers and Temple Run quite easily and without any lag. Multitasking with this smartphone works in a smooth manner. Additionally, this smartphone has an option for multi window support, which is extremely usable. The camera takes photos very quickly. And yes, most importantly, we never experience any kind of heating issue with this device.

Software and Connectivity

The Coolpad Note 3 Plus smartphone runs on Coolpad’s own Cool UI 6.0, running with Android 5.1 Lollipop. This smartphone comes with dual-SIM support and runs on all Indian 4G LTE bands. Other connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as GPS.


While reviewing the product, we are happy with the camera performance of this smartphone. It comes with a rear 13MP autofocus camera with a 5 element HD lens and f/2.0 aperture. The camera is stretching itself when it comes to delivering good performance.

It performs quite well in well lit situations, producing sharp and vibrant images. The phone also handles Macro shots rather well. However, like many of the phones available in the market today – we found that this phone also struggles in low light situations.

Battery Life

This smartphone comes with a wonderfully heavy battery life. The Coolpad Note3’s 3,000 mAh battery helped us work throughout the day quite easily.

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Final Verdict

Even though this phone does have a plasticky body – but for 8,999, the phone is not a bad buy at all. This smartphone has a fantastic fingerprint sensor and a decent camera combination – which is probably the best available in this category. And hence, this is a great buy when you have a budget of about 9k.