Coolpad Mega 2.5D  Xiaomi Redmi 3S  
Coolpad Mega 2.5DXiaomi Redmi 3S
magic score69.090.6
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, 2.5D Curved Glass DisplayIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameMediaTek MT6735PQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUMali-T720Adreno 505
Camera8.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GBup to 128 GB
Thickness7.85 mm8.5 mm
Weight143 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity2500 mAh4100 mAh
Battery Standby150 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime8.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AGaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Nice, classy, premium design
  • Light-weight
  • The soft matte finish, the curved back design and flat edges along the spine adds to the good grip of the phone
  • Decent, large display - with rich colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight legibility - resolution is on the lower end though
  • The display also, thankfully, does not smudge easily like other budget phones
  • Colorful UI, with attractive themes
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use - handles social networking, web browsing, movie playback and YouTube videos quite well (although it struggles with more heavy tasks)
  • Good front camera - comfortably one of the best in this price range
  • Decent battery life - lasts the day with light to moderate use
  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Good speed/performance (though multi-tasking performance is a notch below the Redmi 3s Prime because of lesser RAM)
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Average rear camera - not the best when it comes to detail and colour reproduction
  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better
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