Coolpad Note 5  MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Coolpad Note 5 MEIZU M3S
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Excellence Score
24.2
22.2
Value for Money Score
72.6
66.2
Price Rs. 7,999 onwards Rs. 9,299 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Scratch Resistant Full Lamination, 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MediaTek MT6750
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T860
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 5P Lens, F/2.2 Aperture Dual LED (Dual tone) Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 5-element Lens, Burst mode, Panorama mode, PDAF
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Smart Beautification Feature, 80.1 Degree Wide-angle Lens F/2.0 Aperture, 4-element Lens, FotoNation 2.0, Face AE (Face tracking)
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.85 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 173 gm 138 gm
Battery Capacity 4010 mAh 3020 mAh
Battery Standby 200 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 20.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge); Dual Space (Duplicate apps); USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Dual-band
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent design - an evolution of the design pioneered on the Mega 2.5D, the Coolpad Note 5 looks and feels like a positively premium device
  • Ergonomically too, the phone is well designed and despite the larger dimensions of a phone with a 5.5 inch display, it manages to fit well in the hand
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint reader
  • Very good display - with accurate colors, wide viewing angles, and great outdoor visibility
  • Cool UI is a highly customized Android skin with lots of features to add to the Android experience - including the Dual Apps feature (allows you to maintain multiple Facebook & WhatsApp accounts), the floating C button to provide quick access to often used actions on the large display, as well as a multitude of screen based gestures
  • The software in general is well optimized and tends to run smoothly
  • On the whole the performance on the device is good in regular use, and the multitasking experience is good too
  • With it’s 4010mAh battery, the phone performs extremely well in terms of battery life, with close to 2 days of battery life with average usage
  • Classy design - one of the few budget smartphones that come with a full metal exterior
  • The matte finish, the rounded edges and light form-factor (138g) also make the M3s quite handy
  • Good display, at par with its top competitor - the Redmi 3s Prime - legibility under bright light is good and so is visibility from odd angles
  • Front facing fingerprint sensor is easy to set-up and quite accurate
  • Meizu's FlymeOS interface on top of Android is simple and relatively clutter-free
  • Decent performance - can handle most tasks and games comfortably and without heating issues
  • Rear camera works decently well in outdoor sunny conditions, and colours in close-up shots look good
  • Good battery life - lasts the whole day when used as a primary phone
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • While the performance is good overall, it is not the best in this price bracket, even with the generous 4GB of RAM - specifically the Snapdragon 617 is not quite the newest or fastest chipset around, falling behind the likes of the Snapdragon 650 powered Redmi Note 3 and Le 2
  • Average rear and front cameras - image details, and dynamic range could certainly have been better
  • Video recording performance is quite average too, with videos often looking grainy and low on details
  • Doesn’t have hardware or capacitive keys for navigation, forcing you to rely on just the home button by means of swipes and presses - this can take some time getting used to if you are more coming from a more standard Android phone
  • The camera's low-light shots and indoor shots look noisy and washed out
  • The phone is good on the whole, but the Redmi 3S Prime has an edge over it, with a more powerful processor, bigger battery, and newer Android
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