Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Coolpad Note 3 Lite: Which smartphone is better?

Coolpad Note 3 Lite features a 5-inch HD IPS display and fingerprint scanner for Rs. 6,999. Xiaomi has also unveiled Redmi 3S Prime with 32GB default internal storage paired with a fingerprint scanner for Rs. 8,999. Does Redmi 3S Prime be worth the investment over Coolpad Note 3 Lite? Let’s find it out.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite

Coolpad Note 3 Lite enables you to multitask easily with the help of split screen option. The fingerprint sensor enables you to lock and unlock your device. Moreover, the sensor has the capability to secure your applications with support for 360-degree finger rotation.

It is also possible for the users to assign a specific finger to open/unlock various applications in addition to sensing the press in less than 0.5 seconds.

The 3GB RAM helps you to work with applications without any lags. However, the amount of internal storage and battery is less in Note 3 Lite. Another drawback is the integration of Android 5.1 Lollipop. We are not sure whether the device gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite Specifications

  • 5-inch IPS HD scratch-resistant glass display
  • MT6735 processor (1.3GHz), Mali T720 graphics
  • 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable upto 32GB only)
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing snapper
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Price: Rs. 6,999


  • Large display
  • Split screen option
  • High RAM
  • Enhanced rear camera


  • Low internal storage
  • Low storage expansion capability
  • Decreased battery
  • Low front camera
  • Android Lollipop

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

The main attraction of Redmi 3S Prime is the integration of a massive 4100mAh battery. Moreover, the addition of fingerprint sensor and metal body adds more beauty to the device. The fingerprint scanner helps you to unlock the smartphone quickly.

You will be able to read content without any eye strain using the fully laminated display. The special reading mode simplifies the lifestyle to a large extent. It is also possible to adjust the color temperature based on your preferences like warm, standard or cool. Moreover, the device provides support for VoLTE.

Accompanied with 12 real-time filters on the rear camera, the Redmi 3S features a front-facing snapper with 36 smart beautify profiles with support for face recognition. Both rear and front camera provide support for FHD video recording.

Talking about storage, the Redmi 3S offers a 32GB of default space, which is sufficient for storing plenty of images and videos.

Redmi 3S Prime Specifications

  • 5-inch HD IPS display
  • Snapdragon 430 processor (1.4GHz), Adreno 505 graphics
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB)
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter
  • 4100mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Price: Rs. 8,999


  • Massive battery
  • Latest Android Platform
  • Brilliant display


  • HD display (expected FHD)
  • Low front-facing camera (expected 8MP)
  • Trimmed processor and graphics


We recommend Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime because if offers a massive battery of 4100mAh, which is higher than CoolPad Note 3 Lite and their own Redmi Note 3. Moreover, the clock speed of the processor is slightly higher than Note 3 Lite. The addition of Android Marshmallow is another plus point. The default storage space of Redmi 3S Prime is 32GB, which is high than Coolpad Note 3 Lite.

Moreover, you can expand the storage up to 128GB in Redmi 3S compared to only 32GB in Note 3 Lite. The split screen in Note 3 Lite is not a big deal since MIUI 8 will be integrated with this feature. When it comes to updates, Xiaomi wins the race because the company provides regular updates. The stable version of MIUI 8 will be released in August. Based on the feature and specifications, the investment of additional Rs. 2,000 for Redmi 3S Prime over Coolpad Note 3 Lite can be justified.