Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a slightly better phone, but the Coolpad Note 3 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Coolpad Note 3  Samsung Galaxy A5 
Coolpad Dazen Note 3 Samsung Galaxy A5
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Excellence Score
15.3
17.3
Value for Money Score
49.2
33.6
Price ₹ 7,999 onwards ₹ 16,250 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2015 Jan, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 LollipopNo updates expected Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6753Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks N/A
GPU Mali-T720 N/A
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 5P Lens N/A
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A Snap a selfie with your voice or palm, Wide Selfie (merge three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one), Animated Selfie
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.3 mm 6.7 mm
Weight 155 gm 123 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 2300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 15.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 68 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A Ultra Power Saving Mode; S-Voice; NFC; ANT+ Support
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very 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
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Good display - bright, vibrant, and has true-to-life color reproduction, and decent sunlight legibility
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Good camera - takes good looking vibrant images, with impressive detailing in close-ups
  • Very good audio quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Beautiful design, and exceptional build quality
  • Good ergonomics - very comfortable to hold and use with one hand
  • Android with TouchWiz interface which adds a number of useful features including the multi-window mode
  • Fast fluid performance
  • Excellent AMOLED screen with great contrast, deep blacks and vivid colors
  • Very good camera
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent audio output quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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)
  • The CoolUI on top of Android lacks finesse
  • Average speaker loudness
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