Coolpad Mega 3
NEW DELHI: Final 12 months, Coolpad tried actually onerous to undercut its opponents within the price range smartphone section. The corporate ended 2016 by updating its Notice and Mega collection with the launch of two new reasonably priced handsets – Notice 3S and Mega 3.
Out of those two, the Mega 3 instantly turned some heads, primarily on account of the truth that it comes with not simply two however three SIM card slots, along with having a microSD card slot. This makes Mega 3 the primary Coolpad handset to have triple-SIM performance. And at a value of Rs 6,999, it is most likely the most cost effective such gadget working Android 6.zero Marshmallow accessible in India.
We lately acquired maintain of the Coolpad Mega 3 and have been testing it for fairly a while. Though we did come throughout a number of professionals and cons, for Indian customers all of it boils down to 1 issue – whether or not the Coolpad Mega 3 is a value-for-money product or not. Have to know? Learn on.
Design and construct high quality
Coolpad Mega 3 carries the design the Chinese language tech firm has been infusing in fairly a number of of its merchandise off recently. Do not count on any type of ‘premium really feel’ from the Mega 3 because it has a easy plastic black panel with a striped design. On the very least, it makes the smartphone simpler to grip.
We did not discover the seems of the Mega 3 very interesting. The unit we obtained was White in color with Golden rims on the perimeters and Gold-accented capacitive buttons (non-backlit) under the show.
As in comparison with the Coolpad Mega 2.5D, the Mega 3 does not appear to herald a radically new design.
There is a speaker on the decrease again panel, quantity buttons on the left and an influence button on the best. The micro-USB port is on the backside and the 3.5mm headphone jack is on high. The smartphone additionally has a front-facing flash together with the standard sensors, a selfie digicam and the earpiece above the show.
Coolpad Mega 3 has a fairly first rate 5.5-inch show of HD decision. The brightness and ranges are pretty sufficient in low-light and daylight use, whereas the saturation ranges are above common too. Nevertheless, we now have seen higher shows from smartphones in the identical value section.
For the reason that show is a low decision one, the content material just isn’t crisp but it surely’s sufficiently okay for the overall person. Viewing angles aren’t so nice both, and the show is susceptible to minor scratches.
Efficiency and digicam
Coolpad Mega 3’s efficiency might not impress customers as a lot of the instances throughout our testing, we witnessed stuttering whereas doing even fundamental duties equivalent to unlocking the gadget and multitasking. The triple SIM smartphone makes use of a 1.25GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Apparently, we now have seen a number of 2016 smartphones powered by the identical processor however with none of them had any efficiency points.
Those that are into gaming or multitasking with enhancing apps might run into issues as effectively. For gentle customers, the handset has no points by any means. It will probably run a lot of the functions with none hiccups, apart from some heavy apps and video games.
The smartphone runs Android 6.zero Marshmallow and there’s no phrase when (or if) it’ll get the following main OS model. The UI is simple to make use of and never that cluttered. Nevertheless, the Cool UI pores and skin is fairly resource-intensive.
Coming to the storage, the Coolpad Mega 3 has 16GB inner storage out of which round 10GB is user-accessible. Fortuitously, the storage might be expanded as much as 64GB through microSD playing cards.
Triple SIM card help
The first spotlight of the Coolpad Mega 3 is its skill to help three SIM playing cards. The smartphone has three slots, every supporting a micro SIM card. All three SIM playing cards can keep energetic concurrently and anyone SIM can be utilized for web entry. Customers can handle the connectivity from the SIM card administration choices contained in the Settings app.
Though triple SIM performance is quite uncommon (and perhaps even modern), however we aren’t positive whether or not it was actually essential. Many of the customers in India do not use greater than two SIM playing cards. At the least I do not. So whereas some might discover the function extraordinarily helpful, for others it will not be something greater than a gimmick.
Even when the smartphone has three SIM card slots, we predict there ought to’ve been no less than one slot for nano SIM card. All three slots within the Mega 3 are micro SIM card slots. These are all hidden below the detachable again panel. The battery, nonetheless, is non detachable.
The digicam efficiency of the Coolpad Mega 3 was satisfying however nothing groundbreaking. In daylight, the 8MP rear digicam sensor works simply superb. The shutter is fast to seize pictures however the color copy just isn’t that spectacular, with the general tone showing a bit flat.
In low gentle, the digicam tries onerous to maintain up with the shutter pace and the color copy however fails to impress. The low gentle pictures taken are fairly noisy and are generally not saturated sufficient.
Like a lot of the smartphones as of late, the Coolpad Mega 3 additionally has a HDR mode, which surprisingly takes fast pictures even in low gentle. We have now seen different opponents taking barely longer, a couple of full second to seize HDR pictures in low gentle.
The Professional mode and the Night time modes labored simply superb and the ensuing photos seemed shiny with out showing uninteresting. In each instances, the pictures taken are nonetheless, not sharp however extra on the ‘delicate’ aspect. You possibly can see this getting used extra within the Night time mode, to be able to cut back the graininess.
Moreover the power to shoot video in 720p movies together with Panoramas and GIFs, the Mega 3 additionally has one thing referred to as ‘Sound and shot’, by which a shot is taken and the mic data the encircling sound for subsequent few seconds. The consequence comes within the type of a picture with an overlaid sound of the background.
Coolpad Mega 3
Moto E3 Energy
|Quad Core, 1.25 GHz, MediaTek MT6737, 2 GB RAM
||Quad Core, 1 GHz, MediaTek MT6735P, 2 GB RAM
|5.5 inches (13.97 cm), HD, 267 PPI, IPS LCD
||5.zero inches (12.7 cm), HD, 294 PPI, IPS LCD
|8 MP Main Digicam, LED Flash, 8 MP Entrance Digicam
||8 MP Main Digicam, LED Flash, 5 MP Entrance Digicam
|3050 mAh, Non-Detachable
||3500 mAh, Quick Charging, Detachable
The digicam UI is clear and never a lot effort is required to change between completely different modes and settings.
Coolpad Mega 3
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Coolpad Mega 3
Critic Ranking: 3/5
Person Ranking: 1.7/5
efficiencyQuad Core, 1.25 GHz, MediaTek MT6737, 2 GB RAMshow5.5 inches (13.97 cm), HD, 267 PPI, IPS LCDstorage16 GBdigicam8 MP Main Digicam, LED Flash, 8 MP Entrance Digicambattery3050 mAh, Non-Detachableram2 GB
not solely has an 8MP rear digicam but in addition a front-facing digicam with the identical sensor. The digicam is certainly higher than its opponents in the identical value section, as the photographs shot are crisp, with the LED flash serving to as effectively. Using flash, nonetheless, offers a heat tint to the general picture.
Battery is the Coolpad Mega 3’s one other sturdy go well with. The smartphone incorporates a 3,050mAh battery, which on common use lasted us for nearly one full day. For the reason that gadget makes use of a much less power-consuming processor and a lower-resolution show, the battery life tends to stretch for some additional hours. Heavy customers would possibly must cost it as soon as a day. There’s a Energy Saving mode as effectively, which helps issues a bit bit extra.
One of many downsides right here is that the Mega 3 lacks quick charging expertise, so you may have to attend for a number of hours to cost the battery absolutely.
The Coolpad Mega 3 will positive be successful hearts of those that need a price range smartphone under Rs 10,000. The handset has a good digicam, good battery life and a median show. The construct just isn’t actually that interesting however not unhealthy both. Add all of them, and we predict that the Coolpad Mega 3 is kind of a price for cash gadget at a value of Rs 6,999.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t suggest that customers do not produce other choices. If not Coolpad Mega 3, the Moto E3 Energy or the Xolo Period 2X might be thought-about fairly nice choices.