Coolpad Note 3 Plus  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)  
Coolpad Note 3 PlusSamsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
magic score72.155.8
PriceRs. 8,999 onwardsRs. 15,511 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016May, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1Android 6.0
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant GlassSuper AMOLED
Processor1.3 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6753Exynos 7870
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 128 GB
Thickness9.3 mm7.8 mm
Weight168 gm169 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A23.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 21 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 96 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good build quality with aluminum inner frame for higher stability
  • Good ergonomics - soft matte rear texture offers good amount of grip and good in-hand feel
  • Beautiful design with large screen to body ratio and metal band around the edges
  • Good display - bright, vibrant, and has decent sunlight legibility
  • Excellent, accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Good speed/performance
  • Decent camera - takes good looking vibrant images, with good detailing in close-ups
  • Very good audio quality
  • Good battery life
  • Well built
  • Quite good at heat management - doesn't heat up even when put under a lot of stress
  • Decent camera
  • Great battery life (can easily last over a day)
  • Useful "Ultra Power Saving" mode
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Display resolution is higher, but colour accuracy is not the same as the original Coolpad Note 3
  • The performance too is a step down from the original Coolpad Note 3, and the GPU seems under-powered to handle a 1080p screen, which means gaming performance specifically suffers (the general performance is pretty decent though)
  • The CoolUI on top of Android lacks finesse
  • There's also Coolpad's Xploree keyboard, with its integrated Yahoo search and tracking that displays targeted ads which can be annoying (although this can be disabled)
  • Looks cheap and utilitarian, compared to the much more premium designs of its competitors
  • The dimensions are a tad too big, at least for people with small hands
  • Display on the J7 falls short of expectations - colors are a little off, it's a bit on the dim side, and lacks an auto-brightness setting
  • No Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Overall performance is good, but the phone is still underpowered compared to its top competition
  • Average camera
  • Loudspeaker is not particularly loud, and having it on the back makes it cumbersome still
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Also lacks notification LED, gyroscope and a magnetometer or magnetic sensor
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