Coolpad Note 5 Announced for Rs. 10,999: Will it Outshine the Best Selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

    Coolpad, the Chinese smartphone company, launched yet another affordable smartphone in India. Dubbed as the Coolpad Note 5, the smartphone will be the successor to last year's Coolpad Note 4. Incidentally, the vendor skipped the Note 4 for some reasons.

    Coolpad Note 5 Announced in India at Rs. 10,999

    That being said, the Coolpad Note 5 is the company's 'Made in India' smartphone. The smartphone will go on sale from October 20 exclusively through Amazon India.

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    Coolpad has come a long way ever since the launch of their first smartphone. The new entrant comes with some interesting features such as unimetal body, 4GB of RAM, and a new processor at an affordable price.

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    Well, as of now, the budget segment is heavily dominated by Coolpad's counterpart, Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 3, which was released eight months ago is still the best budget phone right now and Xiaomi recently said that they sold over 2.5 million units of Resmi Note 3.

    Will the new entrant outsmart the best selling budget smartphone? Let's find out.

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    Unimetal Body

    Until the launch of Redmi Note 3 in India, the budget segment haven't seen a metal bodied smartphone. But, things changed quickly, thanks to all the Chinese smartphone brands. The Redmi Note 3 is the best looking smartphone till date with its unibody metal design in the budget category.

    Coolpad ditched the plastic body with the Note 5 and it comes with all new unimetal body design and it looks good as well.

    Full HD Panels

    Both the Coolpad Note 5 and Redmi Note 3 comes with a FHD panel and with same display size as well- 5.5-inch. Both of them has a curved 2.5D glass, which makes them look more premium.

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    Mediocre processor

    The newly announced Coolpad Note 5 comes with a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, which is bit of a let down because the Redmi Note 3 features a bit powerful hexa-core Snapdragon 650 SoC.

    Coolpad Note 5 has 1 Gigs of Extra RAM

    The Redmi Note 3 is already available in two variants, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. On the other hand, the Coolpad Note 5 comes only in one variant and that too with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.

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    Bigger Cameras

    On paper, the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. And, the Coolpad Note 5 features a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera. The Redmi Note 3 impressed many with its camera performance.

    Big Battery on Budget

    Started the trend with Xiaomi, all the manufacturers are embedding bigger batteries on their smartphones. The Redmi Note 3 features a 4.050mAh battery with no support for quick charge and the Coolpad Note 5 also comes with a bigger 4,010mAh battery.

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    Pricing

    Coming to the pricing, the Redmi Note 3 costs Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and the Coolpad Note 5 comes with a price tag of Rs. 10,999. Having said that, going the specifications, the Note 5 has an upper hand with an extra gig of RAM, but the Redmi Note 3 has a powerful processor.

    The Redmi Note 3 is a good device and offer stellar battery. We will give the real life comparision of both smartphones once after we receive the review unit. Till then, stay tuned to GIZBOT.

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