Extending its Note series, Coolpad has recently launched the Coolpad Note 5 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 10,999, the smartphone packs pretty interesting features like 4GB of RAM, metal design, Snapdragon 617 chipset, and a huge 4,010mAh battery taking the budget smartphone to the next level.
Xiaomi, the Apple of East also launched a smartphone named Redmi 3S+ on October 1st, 2016. Priced at Rs. 9,499, it's the company's first smartphone to be exclusively available in brick and motor stores. Xiaomi has collaborated with major offline retailers like Poorvika, Sangeetha, BIG C, and LOT Mobiles to make the device available in the offline market space.
To recall, Xiaomi entered the Indian smartphone market in 2014 in partnership with the Bangalore-based e-commerce giant, Flipkart.
On the other hand, when Coolpad forayed into the Indian smartphone market with its Note 3 last year, it received a lot of appreciation for the kind of value-for-money it offered.
Now both the companies have launched two new smartphones for the Indian market. Let's see how they stack up against each other.
4GB of RAM vs 2GB of RAM
Unlike most of the budget smartphones which come with 3GB of RAM, the Coolpad Note 5 packs a huge 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S+ packs only 2GB of RAM. Both of them come with 32GB of internal storage space.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S+ has a slightly bigger battery
With a 4,100mAh battery, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S+ is just ahead in the league. The Coolpad Note 5, on the other hand, packs a slightly smaller 4,010mAh battery. Additionally, it supports the Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology for faster charging speeds. Furthermore, the battery on the Note 5 is removable, meaning it is easily replaceable upon wear and tear.
Snapdragon 617 vs Snapdragon 430
At the heart of the Coolpad Note 5 is a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S+ is equipped with a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC under the hood. This is a bit downer considering the fact that the Xiaomi's Redmi Note 3 features a Snapdragon 650 chipset (which retails in the similar price range).
Support for Dual Apps
Akin to the Coolpad Max, the Note 5 also supports dual space system. For the uninitiated, this features allows its users to have dual accounts of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and a few others. Clearly, this feature is absent in the Redmi 3S+.
The Coolpad Note 5 has a bigger display
In comparison to the 5-inch HD display on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S+, the Coolpad Note 5 has a 5.5-inch with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels which translates to a pixel density of 401 PPI.