Looking For A Good Smartphone Under Rs 10k? Coolpad Note 3S Is The Answer

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[caption id="attachment_245172" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Coolpad Note 3S Coolpad Note 3S[/caption] One of the positives about Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is that it targets customers looking for a decent phone in the sub-Rs 10,000 ($148) category. From Note 3 to Mega 3 -- and other launches in between -- Coolpad smartphones have done well in the Indian market despite the competition from other Chinese phone-makers. Coolpad Note 3s, priced at Rs 9,999, is a successor of the Coolpad Note 3. Here is what works for the device. ALSO READ: Will Apple iPhones Get Cheaper In India? Encased in a visually appealing body, the device looks decent in the hand with its 5.5-inch IPD HD 2.5D curved display that exudes sharp colours and does not compromise on quality. The device is powered by a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It packs a 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage, which can be expanded using a MicroSD card in the hybrid SIM card tray. With these specifications, the device ran fine and showed no signs of sluggishness even when shuffling between multiple apps or when large-size games were played for a longer time. The phone did not heat up either. ALSO READ: Oppo A57 Goes On Sale Today: Know All About The Phone, Where To Buy It With a 2,500mAh non-removable battery, Note 3S can run up to 10-15 hours with moderate use, but considering the screen-size, the battery may ditch users after continuous use for long hours. The device does not take much time to charge and goes from 0 to 100 in just 44 minutes. The Coolpad Note 3S sports a 13MP rear camera that takes fine pictures in daylight. Its 5MP selfie-shooter also gave quality pictures in the daytime. The fingerprint sensor at the back unlocks the device in a jiffy. ALSO READ: Honor 6X With Dual-Camera Launched In India; Know What Makes It A ‘SWAG’ Phone What does not work? The 13MP rear camera fails when it shoots pictures in low-light, which reduces the details. Similarly, the front shooter failed our quality test in low-light conditions. Coolpad did a great work in its Mega 3 device which had three SIM card slots. With only one hybrid tray, a user cannot simultaneously use two SIM cards and a MicroSD card. Conclusion: For a customer looking for sub-Rs 10,000 category phone with good features and good performance, Coolpad Note 3S is worth the price. Also, it is a tough competitor for other phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (2GB, 16GB variant) in this price band.