Coolpad just finished launching its Note 3S and Mega 3 smartphones in India. The former, priced at Rs. 9,999, aims to compete with the recently unveiled Lenovo K6 Power which too costs the same. Today we will compare both of them with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which is probably the best Android device we can get under Rs. 10,000.
Lenovo K6 Power Vs Coolpad Note 3S Vs Redmi Note 3 (16GB): Specifications
|Key Specs||Lenovo K6 Power||Coolpad Note 3S||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|Display||5 inches IPS LCD||5.5 inch IPS LCD||5.5 inch IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels||HD, 1280 x 720 pixels||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Octa-core: 4x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53; 4x 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 8 x up to 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A53||Hexa-core: 2x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72; 4x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 415||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650|
|Memory||3 GB||3 GB||2 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|microSD card||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, upto 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 Megapixel Sony IMX 258, PDAF, LED flash||13 MP f/2.2, LED flash||16 Megapixel f/2.0, PDAF, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP Sony IMX 219||5 MP with f/2.2 aperture||5 MP with f/2.0 aperture|
|Battery||4000 mAh||2500 mAh||4000 mAh|
|4G VoLTE ready||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||145 g||167 g||164 g|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Price||INR 9,999||INR 9,999||INR 9,999|
Design and Build
The Lenovo K6 Power and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a metal unibody build. On the other hand, the Coolpad Note 3S features a plastic construction. Design-wise, Lenovo, and Xiaomi are quite similar while Coolpad looks a bit different with it curved glossy back.
Personally I like the metal construction more than plasticky finish. But it all goes down to personal preferences.
A 5-inch Full HD display sits on top of K6 Power, while the Redmi Note 3 rocks a 5.5-inch Full HD screen. The Coolpad Note 3S comes with a 5.5-inch HD 720p unit. All three are IPS LCD panels with unspecified display protection.
Coolpad has the lowest resolution display among all. However, the panel quality is top notch, but it does show some pixelation when closely viewed.
Performance: Hardware, Memory, and Software
The K6 Power sports the octa-core Snapdragon 430, the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 powers the Redmi Note 3 and an octa-core Snapdragon 415 sits inside the Note 3S. Coming to memory, the K6 Power and Note 3S boasts 3 GB RAM along with 32 GB storage. At the same price, the Redmi Note 3 offers 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The latter has a higher end 3 GB / 32 GB version, though.
All three the smartphones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Lenovo has slightly modified the stock interface, while Xiaomi’s MIUI and Coolpad’s Cool UI completely alters the vanilla android look.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is clearly the most powerful of the lot. The Snapdragon 650 is way ahead of the other two processors.
The K6 Power and Note 3S comes with 13 MP rear cameras. The former rocks a Sony IMX 258 sensor. Xiaomi, on the other hand, has added a 16 MP primary shooter to the Redmi Note 3. The Note 3S and Redmi Note 3 sports 5 MP selfie cams while the K6 Power rocks an 8 MP unit.
On the paper, it seems that the Redmi Note 3 wins the primary camera round, while the K6 Power outshines in the front camera department.
Coolpad Note 3S
Xiaomi and Lenovo have packed in large 4000mAh batteries into their devices, while the Coolpad Note 3S features a 2600mAh cell.
Clearly, the K6 Power and the Redmi Note 3 has a significant advantage in the battery department. Coolpad doesn’t even come close to its competitors here. Additionally the reverse charging capability of the K6 Power makes it best in the lot.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing is the same for all the smartphones. Each of them cost Rs. 9,999. You can purchase the K6 Power exclusively from Flipkart starting from December 6, and the Coolpad Note 3S will soon be available on Amazon.in. However, the Redmi Note 3 is already available for sale on different e-commerce websites.
Thus, all of them fare the same in terms of pricing. Regarding availability, you need to wait for the K6 Power or Note 3S while you can purchase the Redmi Note right now.
Going through the differences, it is clear that Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the most powerful of the lot. The Lenovo K6 Power and Coolpad Note 3S possess similar processing power with the former having a better GPU. If you want good performance, better display and ready to sacrifice a little on the RAM and storage, then you should choose the Redmi Note 3 or else you may opt for the K6 Power.