Coolpad Max claims to be a huge up from Coolpad Note 3. Here is the comparison between the two to ascertain the same-
Coolpad Note 3 comes with a 5.5 inch HD screen. The phone has minimum bezels thus giving you more screen estate. The looks have a premium feel to it. The backside has rubberised matte finish and offers a comfortable grip. The display has a pixel density of 267 ppi. The physical dimensions read 151 x77x 9.3 mm while it weighs 155 grams. The phone is a little uncomfortable for one-handed operation.
Coolpad Max, on the other hand, is a huge leap in terms of design. It has a full metal unibody construction. It looks more like an iPhone. The phone has a comfortable grip and lets you operate it easily with one hand. The phone has a 5.5 inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Coolpad Note 3 is powered by a MediaTek 1.3 GHz Octa core processor. The processor is not known to be a power house performer. You get a 3 GB RAM coupled with a 16 GB internal storage. You can expand the memory by another 64 GB using a microSD card. It is found to work quite smoothly. Using it with multiple apps or playing high intensity games causes some hitches.
Coolpad Max is powered by a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617 Octacore processor. You have a whopping 4 GB RAM. Coupled with it is 64 GB internal storage which can be expanded by another 64 GB. Though it might be superior to Coolpad Note 3, the 617 processor is not a match for the price the phone has been made available at. The performance is not as smooth as you would expect it to have at this price point. RAM management has been reported to be little poor.
Both Coolpad Note 3 and Coolpad Max come with Finger print scanner. The performance of the scanner is comparable to each other.
The 5.5 inch display on Coolpad Note 3 has just a HD resolution. The pixel density reads 267 ppi. Colors are quite vibrant and the viewing angles are comfortable. There is no Gorilla Glass or any other sort of display protection available.
The Coolpad Max a 5.5 inch display at Full HD resolution. It has a whopping 401 ppi pixel density. The edges of the screen reflect sun light which can be a little distracting. The screen has a 2.5D glass with Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Coolpad Note 3 comes with 13 MP and 5 MP cameras on the rear and front respectively. The rear camera has a f2.0 aperture which lets you shoot some good shots even in the bright light. The colors in the shots come quite natural. The cameras are capable of shooting HD videos at 1080p.
The Coolpad Max too comes with the same 13 MP and 5 MP cameras. But given the price point at which the device has been launched, it appears a little less. However, the shots are not bad by any standard. They come quite crisp and clear.
Coolpad Note 3 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 customised by CoolUI. The interface is highly customised and does not resemble stock Android in any way. Finger print scanner is integrated with all the apps. The UI also has some gestures as well. There are a few pre installed applications like Facebook, WeChat etc.
Coolpad Max too runs on the same set of software. The only glitch is the overdone customisation which at times goes to the level of irritating. There are many bloatware installing which is yet another annoying feature. One of the outstanding features of the device is the "Private Space". It is equivalent to having two phones in one. You can use two different Google accounts with the phone. Thus, you can have two instances of all your apps like WhatsApp or Facebook.
The connectivity features on both the device include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and USB OTG. Missing though are NFC and InfraRed.
Coolpad Note 3 is powered by a 3000 mah battery capacity. It is capable of giving you a day long usage even with heavy usage. PC Mark battery tests have given a little over 9 hours of backup.
Coolpad Max, though priced more than its Note 3 counterpart has a 2800 mAh battery. That makes it a little underpowered. However, you have QuickCharging support. The battery does not last a day with heavy, or even moderate usage.
Looking at all the points, Coolpad Max does not appear to be a good option in lieu of Coolpad Note 3. That too with an expensive price tag. Note 3 costs just Rs. 9000, while Coolpad Max costs Rs. 25000. The final choice is yours.
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