Coolpad, China’s popular smartphone maker is posing some serious competition against our native tech-giants in India. The rebranded company, with just two smartphones in its bag, is luring a plethora of tech-savvy users, and is creating a customized ecosystem for buyers on a tight budget. Thanks to its brilliant work, the company is now one of the finest players in the highly competitive budget phone market!
No doubt, the Chinese giant deserves this victory, but the question that many of our readers have is, where our Indian phone makers stand in all of this. Intex, Micromax, and Panasonic have already created the required space in the budget segment, but there’s hardly any player which looks strong enough to take on the likes of Coolpad Note 3 and Note 3 Lite.
Now, with that being said, let’s take an in-depth on the new Intex Cloud flash, the smartphone that gets closest to Coolpad’s Note 3 Lite. The two phones are priced very closely, and our detailed comparison will give you a better idea of their specs and key features!
Design and Build Quality
As per modern design standards, Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Intex Cloud Flash both look completely unique and beautiful. The impressive Note phablet uses the improved arc design concept and flaunts an anti-slip back-cover with matte finish and a sturdy stainless steel frame running along its edges. It looks premium, gives a firm grip, and takes a dig against all entry-level players rolling in the sub-10k price bracket.
On the other side, the new Intex Cloud Flash makes a fairly premium package with a design concept that looks very much inspired from our favourite OnePlus X. The handset bears a slim profile, and features a meticulously crafted body with a glass like rear panel and sharp edges. The back of the phone is actually plastic, but that doesn’t change anything. Cloud Flash looks stunning from all angles, and gives a great user-experience, especially with that thin waistline and light weight!
Display and Colour Output
It is also worth noting that the design standards of these two beauties extend to their display qualities as well. Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Intex Cloud flash both feature top-notch display panels, and promise an amazing ecosystem for gamers and movie-buffs. They both look impressive under sunlight, Coolpad’s 5-incher HD IPS panel looks slightly weak against a superfluous Super AMOLED HD display of Intex Cloud Flash. The viewing angles are perfect on both smartphones, but colour output on Intex Cloud Flash is bit more vibrant and punchy!
Hardware and Performance
The hardware bundled with Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Intex Cloud Flash plays a big part in catering basic and heavy usage requirements. Both smartphones incorporate entry-level MediaTek processors, but their performance is exactly what we all expect from a powerful entry-level smartphone. Meaning, on both handsets, you’ll get seamless and heat-free performance, alongside the ability to run heaviest games and apps.
In addition to this, it is also worth noting that Coolpad’s MediaTek MT6735 SoC is slightly slower than Intex Cloud Flash’s MT6753 processor. Its lack some power which is compensated by the additional 1GB RAM takes gaming and multi-tasking smoother than. Cloud Flash, on the other hand, has just 2GB RAM to play with!
If you’re big on photography, Intex Cloud Flash and Coolpad Note 3 Lite are the perfect partner in crime for you. Both dual SIM phones go head to head with their powerful image sensors and deliver sharp and vibrant images with rich colours and adequate brightness. They create an ideal ecosystem for picture-perfect photography and produce vibrant and lifelike snaps just as we expect from Moto G Gen 3 or any other big name in the entry level segment.
Unless you’re going professional, the camera setup of Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Intex Cloud Flash won’t let you down!
Along with camera output, there’s a clear tie between Coolpad and Intex in terms of connectivity as well. Both tech-giants pack a strong punch with major connectivity options including Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, and microUSB 2.0. They deliver blazing download and upload speeds on 4G, and incorporate a bunch of sensors for seamless usage.
Intex performs as well as Coolpad, but the Indian conglomerate misses out on a fingerprint scanner, which is something that only Coolpad has on offer, at least as of now!
In terms of power efficiency, Coolpad is our undisputed winner with its big and heavily powered 2500 mAh battery. The MediaTek equipped handset incorporates a strong battery, and outperforms a weak Intex Cloud Flash quite easily. It endows enormous power for continuous work and play, keeps things up and running even after long hours of music or video playback. In a nutshell, if you want 10-12 hours of 3G and an entire day of hassle-free smartphone usage, go with the your all-time favourite, Coolpad Note 3 Lite!
As of now, Coolpad Note 3 Lite is hitting the shelves at Rs. 6,999 exclusively via Amazon India, while Intex Cloud Flash is rolling via Gadgets 360 and other online portals at 7,999. Both smartphones have pretty much similar specs, but their prices have a big difference, which might come down within a month or so. But as of now, the tempting price of Note 3 Lite certainly makes up a better package.
The battle between Intex Cloud Flash and Coolpad Note 3 Lite was also a very close encounter. The two smartphones offer a nice deal at fair prices, but the fact is, not everyone has the ability to offer top-notch features at reasonable prices, not even Intex. The entry-level smartphone from the Intex looks strong and impressive, but it fails to stand out against a strong and well-settled Coolpad Note 3 Lite.
Note 3 Lite is the pick of sub-10k smartphone segment, and can easily battle it out against renowned high-end players including Motorola, Samsung, and Lenovo!