Coolpad, a tech firm that’s nonetheless taking child steps in India, introduced final 12 months that it will quickly launch its first ‘Made in India’ handset. As promised on the time of asserting the Coolpad Observe three, the corporate on Friday launched a variant known as the Coolpad Observe three Lite, which is manufactured in India in partnership with Videocon. The Chinese language agency continues its tie-up with Amazon for unique gross sales of the machine. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the Observe three Lite might be obtainable via scheduled flash gross sales beginning on January 28.
The Coolpad Observe three Lite is a funds smartphone, however nonetheless packs a variety of options and a few specs that prospects search for in mid-range handsets. Though on paper it isn’t as highly effective as its elder sibling, it does depart us with some total constructive first impressions. Additionally it is one of many least costly smartphones in India with a fingerprint sensor.
The design of the Coolpad Observe three Lite isn’t ground-breaking and we have now already seen comparable issues from a number of different funds smartphones. It has a white polycarbonate physique with a golden rim working across the edges. Measuring 140.8×70.4×8.9mm, the machine’s energy and quantity buttons are straightforward to achieve with one hand. Typing can be straightforward on the Coolpad Observe three Lite’s inventory Google Keyboard. Though the white rear shell is detachable, you can’t take away the battery. The grip is nice not solely due to this cellphone’s compact dimension, but additionally because of the texture of the shell. The smartphone has two Micro-SIM slots and helps dual-standby and 4G LTE (Indian bands) on each. A single speaker is positioned in direction of the underside of the rear, and the fingerprint sensor is just under the rear digicam.
The Coolpad Observe three Lite has a 5-inch IPS display screen with HD (720×1280 pixels) decision. The display screen is shiny with an inexpensive pixel density of 293ppi and claimed 178-degree viewing angles, however is barely viewable beneath direct daylight. Though the textual content and pictures will not be as sharp as seen on telephones with full-HD shows, this appears to be whole lot given the value level.
So far as the efficiency is worried, the Observe three Lite runs easily. In our restricted time with the smartphone, we tried a number of apps and web sites, and encountered no lags. Switching between apps was additionally stutter-free. The machine packs a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3Ghz with an built-in Mali T-720 GPU, clubbed with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Coolpad’s Cool UI 6.zero software program overlay is predicated on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is pretty easy. The corporate is already engaged on an replace primarily based on Android 6.zero Marshmallow. We are going to run the smartphone via our full take a look at course of to see the way it fares in several conditions. Keep tuned for our full assessment of the Coolpad Observe three Lite.
The machine presents quite a few options within the digicam division. The 13-megapixel rear digicam has a f/2.zero aperture lens and is fast to seize pictures, even in low mild. Though the pictures shot in synthetic mild tended to have a jelly-like impact when zoomed in, this shouldn’t be a lot of a priority for very informal customers. Along with the same old Picture and a Video choices, the Observe three Lite additionally boasts of a Professional mode which supplies customers extra management over the aperture, ISO stage, brightness and color settings. On switching to the Professional Mode, the display screen exhibits round dials very similar to we have already seen with Nokia smartphones. Picture filters together with Mono, Contemporary, Calm, Reminiscence and others are additionally included. You may even use the fingerprint sensor on the again as a shutter button, particularly whereas taking selfie pictures.
Speaking about selfies, the front-facing 5-megapixel digicam delivered first rate outcomes. Whereas we discovered the entrance digicam struggled considerably in low mild, it labored with none points in shiny outside environments.
The Coolpad Observe three Lite has 16GB of inbuilt storage, out of which customers would solely get round 10.6GB for his or her apps and media. This may not be a problem because the smartphone additionally helps microSD playing cards of as much as 32GB. Bluetooth four.zero, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB (with OTG) connectivity are additionally featured.
The fingerprint sensor on the rear panel did not allow us to down. Not solely can or not it’s used as a digicam shutter button as talked about above, nevertheless it can be used to unlock totally different apps, which is nice for privateness. Establishing the fingerprint sensor was hassle-free and the method took just a few easy steps. The Observe three Lite additionally has a split-screen characteristic, which till now we have often solely seen in mid-range and high-end smartphones.
The Coolpad Observe three Lite runs on a non-removable 2500mAh battery that’s rated to ship as much as 10 hours of talktime and as much as 200 hours of standby time. Nevertheless, we can’t verify that earlier than we take a look at the smartphone totally for our full assessment.
The newest smartphone from Coolpad does appear as if it can win some hearts primarily based on the specs and options it presents for properly beneath Rs. 10,000. We confronted no issues whereas utilizing it. The Observe three Lite is more likely to match competitors from the Lenovo Vibe P1m, Intex Cloud Swift, and Lenovo A6000 Plus together with Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Prime. Coolpad appears to be making a robust play for the funds smartphone market, which can assist the corporate keep on observe after promoting 20 million items in Q1-Q3 final 12 months. Keep tuned for our full assessment.
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