Coolpad in collaboration with LeEco has launched the Cool 1 in India. The device is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm SoC and comes with Dual primary cameras. The device has been priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available exclusively from Amazon India starting from 5th January 2017.
On the other hand, we have the utterly popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, launched back in March this year. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. In the form of the Cool 1, it finally has a tough fight on its hands.
Coolpad Cool 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specifications
|Key Specs||Coolpad Cool 1||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|Display||5.5 inch IPS LCD display||5.5 inch IPS LCD display|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
|Processor||4 x 1.8 GHz|
4 x 1.2 GHz
|4 x 1.4 GHz
2 x 1.8 GHz
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 652||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650|
|Memory||4 GB||2 / 3 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB||16 / 32 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||No||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, Phase Detection Autofocus, dual LED flash||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.2||5 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery||4060 mAh||4050 mAh|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Weight||167 grams||164 grams|
|Dimensions||152 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm|
|Price||Rs. 13,999||2 GB - Rs 9,999
3 GB - Rs 11,999
The Coolpad Cool 1 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a pixel density of 401 PPI.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 also comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a pixel density of 401 PPI.
Hardware and Storage
The Coolpad Cool 1 is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 clubbed with Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device cannot be expanded using microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 clubbed with Adreno 510 GPU. It comes with 2 / 3 GB RAM and 16 / 32 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device can be further expanded using microSD card.
The Coolpad Cool 1 features a dual Camera setup with Dual 13 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual LED flash. It can record videos up to 1080 pixels at 30 FPS. On the front, the device sports an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 16 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. The camera can record videos up to 1080p @ 30fps. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR and panorama. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options on the Coolpad Cool 1 include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB with Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
On the Redmi Note 3, you get dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and FM Radio.
The Coolpad Cool 1 is powered by a huge 4060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 4,050 mAh battery with Quick Charge support.
Pricing & Availability
The Coolpad Cool 1 has been priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available exclusively from Amazon India starting from 5th January 2017.
The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 2 GB RAM 16 GB storage version, while it costs Rs. 11,999 for the 3 GB RAM 32 GB storage version.
The Coolpad Cool 1 finally comes across as a phone that can stand its ground against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. While almost all the core specs are similar, the Cool 1 edges the Redmi Note 3 out on the processor front – it comes with a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor compared to the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor on the Redmi Note 3.
In other areas like software and storage expansion, the Redmi Note 3 is the clear winner. It also wins in terms of the pricing, but to counter that, the Cool 1 comes with a dual camera setup on the back.
At the end of the day, it comes down to your priorities – while it is a very tough fight in terms of raw specs, the Redmi Note 3 is much better in terms of software.