comscore Coolpad Cool 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Motorola Moto M: Price, specifications and features compared
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Coolpad Cool 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Motorola Moto M: Price, specifications and features compared

The Cool 1 is the most affordable smartphone in India to sport a dual-rear camera setup. But how does it compare with its competitors? We find out.

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After recently launching the Mega 3 and Note 3S smartphones in India, Coolpad has now added a new member to its family. Called Cool 1, one of the key talking points of the smartphone is its dual-camera setup at the back what lets you add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos. We have seen dual camera setups on flagship smartphones such as the HTC One M8, LG G5, iPhone 7 Plus, Honor 8 and Huawei P9 among others. But the one thing that makes Coolpad s Cool 1 is that it is the most affordable dual-camera smartphone in India. At its price point, the smartphone will compete with the likes of Xiaomi s Redmi Note 3 and Motorola s Moto M among others. Here s how the three smartphones compare based on their price, specifications and features. Also Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch

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Price and availability: The Cool 1 is priced at Rs 13,999 and will go on sale starting January 5 on Amazon India. It will also be available to purchase from offline retailers. However, the offline version will have 3GB of RAM, instead of 4GB as with the online variant. Ever since its launch, the Redmi Note 3 has been a very popular and successful mid-range smartphone. It is offered in two variants — one with 2GB RAM priced at Rs 9,999 and the 3GB RAM variant priced at Rs 11,999. You can purchase it from Flipkart, Amazon India and Mi.com/in. The Motorola Moto M, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 15,999 for 32GB storage variant, and Rs 17,999 for the 64GB storage variant, and exclusively available via Flipkart. Also Read - Airtel Wi-Fi Calling: Compatible phones from Tecno, Vivo, Infinix, Coolpad and Itel

Design: The Cool 1 and Redmi Note 3 come with metal frame. The back has a metal plate, with narrow strip of plastic at the top and bottom. The Moto M, on the other hand, comes with an all-metal unibody design. It is likely to appeal more to the lifestyle users. ALSO READ: Motorola Moto M: Hands-on and first impressions

Display, chipset, RAM: All smartphones feature 5.5-inch full-HD (1080p) displays. Under the hood, the Cool 1 is powered by Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC (four Cortex A53 cores + four Cortex A72 cores), paired with 4GB of RAM (3GB on offline variant) and Adreno 510 GPU. The Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 650 hexa-core SoC (two Cortex A-72 cores and four Cortex A-53 cores), paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The Moto M, on the other hand, is powered by MediaTek s Helio P15 octa-core SoC (eight Cortex A53 cores) clocked at 2.2GHz, paired with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

Storage: Coolpad Cool 1 comes with 32GB onboard storage, the Redmi Note 3 comes with 16GB or 32GB storage, depending on the model you choose, whereas the Moto M is offered in 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options. All smartphones also include expandable storage options via microSD card slot. However, being a hybrid slot, you can either use two SIM cards, or use one SIM card and one microSD card. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: The game changer, again!

Cameras: Now coming to the key highlight of the Coolpad Cool 1 — the dual-rear camera setup. You get a pair of 13-megapixel snappers – one to capture RGB (color) images and the other to capture monochrome images. Both photos are then superimposed over each other to let to offer crisp and detailed photos. There is also an aperture mode allowing you to add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos — both before capturing or after capturing photos. The camera is accompanied by dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper with built in beauty mode. ALSO READ: Coolpad Mega 3, Note 3S hands-on and first impressions

The Moto M and Redmi Note 3 feature a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 with Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) and dual tone LED flash. Video recording is limited to full HD (1080p). For selfies, the Moto M features an 8-megapixel camera, whereas the Redmi Note 3 comes with 5-megapixel snapper.

Battery and connectivity: The Cool 1 is armed with a 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi Note 3 has a slightly larger 4,050mAh battery, whereas the Moto M is fuelled with a 3,050mAh battery and support for Turbo Charging feature. In terms of connectivity, all smartphones include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS. The Cool 1 also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Operating system: All three smartphones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The Cool 1 comes with Coolpad s Cool UI, the Moto s UI is closer to stock, whereas Xiaomi has its MIUI 8 interface.

On paper, the Coolpad Cool 1 looks pretty interesting. It s equipped with a very capable SoC, has enough RAM and storage, and brings a dual-camera setup at a very affordable cost. The Cool 1 could be a real value for money smartphone, but we will reserve our judgment until we review the smartphone.

Coolpad Cool 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Motorola Moto M comparison table:

Features

Coolpad Cool 1

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Motorola Moto M

Display

5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)

5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)

5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652octa-core

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core

MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core

RAM

3GB/4GB

2GB/3GB

3GB/4GB

Storage

32GB(expandable)

16GB/32GB (expandable)

32GB/64GB (expandable)

Rear Camera

13-megapixeldual camera (RGB+monochrome) with LED flash

16-megapixel with LED flash

16-megapixel with LED flash

Front Camera

8-megapixel

5-megapixel

5-megapixel

Battery

4,000mAh

4,050mAh

3,050mAh

Connectivity

Dual SIM, 4G LTE withVoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, USB Type-C

Dual SIM, 4G LTE withVoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS

Dual SIM, 4G LTE withVoLTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS

Android OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI on top

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Price

Rs 13,999

Rs 9,999 (16GB)Rs 11,999 (32GB)

Rs 15,999 (32GB), Rs 17,999 (64GB)

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  • Published Date: December 28, 2016 1:27 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 28, 2016 3:20 PM IST


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