Coolpad had recently a new smartphone that is the Note 3 powered Cortex A53 & MediaTek MT6753 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The device sports 3GB RAM and 16GB as its internal storage. The additional feature of the device is it comes with a fingerprint scanner that is pretty decent at this price point. The device doesn’t come with any user manual or additional guide out of the box hence here are few tips and tricks that can help you to know you device.
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Insertion of the SIM is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. In case, you have no idea how to insert SIM on you device let me guide you. Firstly switch off your device if your have booted it and remove the back panel. The device comes with a non-removable 3000 mAh battery, and the SIM card slots are on the right side of the camera. Now insert the SIM in their respective port and put back the cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use once the device is setup.
Coolpad Note 3 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual stand by. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card, and both SIM card ports support the 4G Network on the device.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Coolpad Note 3, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. In the new window tap on Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.
Capturing the screenshot helps you to capture the screen in the form an image. There are three ways to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 1: You need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 2: Press the Power button firmly until the Power window appears on the screen. No tap on screen capture to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 3: Screenshot on this device can be captured if the smart gesture option is enabled on your device. In this you need to swipe three fingers from top to button on your screen to capture the screenshot.
The screenshot captured using any of these methods is saved to the gallery in the png format.
Android updates are helpful to fix the minute bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Note 3, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. No, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it display almost list of sixteen options on the screen.
Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life of the device. As the device comes with a decent 3000mAh, there is no additional power saving mode available on the device.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Coolpad Note 3 comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen you need to press the back button firmly for about 3-5 seconds the screen is
successfully unpinned from your device.
Action gestures are useful to access the device with various options on your device. To uses these open the settings, in the device section click on the Smart control. Further tap on Action and screen, you will find Glove mode, cover mode, multi-screen and three screenshots. The Glove mode is helpful when you wear gloves and use the device. The multi-screen option is helpful to perform a multi task on your device by splitting the screen. Three screenshots is the option helpful in capturing the screenshot on your device by swiping three fingers from top to bottom on your screen. Now, tap on the checkbox beside options to use them on your device.
The device comes with Cool Store, WPS Office, Xploree, Rock Wallpaper, Fingerprint, Cool Show, basic tools and google related apps pre-installed on it.
There no such option using which you can move app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.
The device comes with few bloatwares like Cool services, Cool Store, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp and as its Amazon exclusive it comes with Amazon Shopping pre-installed.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
The device comes with 16GB of internal storage out of which around 10.46 GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS & pre-installed apps.
The device comes with 3GB RAM out of which around 2GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes the device supports OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease.
SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.
Benchmarking tools are helpful for a user to know about the performance about the device with ease. We have tested the device with many benchmarking tools and here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 35193
Vellamo Multicore score: 1482
Vellamo Metal score: 1140
Chrome Browser Score: 2234
Geekbench Single-core score: 626
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2868
Quadrant Standard score: 19817
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and there is no information about the Android M update by the brand, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.
Wake-up gestures are helpful to on the screen when the screen is off. The wake-up gestures available on the device are Double-tap the wake, Slide up to unlock, slide down to take photos(camera app), Horizontally slide to switch songs, Gesture C to open keypad, e to open a browser, m to play music, O to open facebook and W to pen Whats app. To use all the above features, Open the Settings and tap on Smart Control in the Device section and tap on Wake-up gestures. Now toggle the off button and tap on all the options to enable them on your device. When to tap on any option it will show the preview of how to use them when the screen is off.
Themes can be changed using the CoolShow application on the device. To use this feature, open the CoolShow app by tapping on it. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully applied to your device.
Coolpad Note 3 comes with a fingerprint scanner on its backs and helps in securing your device. To add a fingerprint on your device, open the Fingerprint Management app by tapping on it. You need to set the lock in two forms, i.e., Pattern or PIN, choose any of the options and proceed further. Now in the Fingerprint Management window, toggle the fingerprint recognition option and enter the pin that you used earlier. Now place the finger on the fingerprint scanner and lift it when the device vibrates and place again. Once the fingerprint is scanned “Fingerprint Enrollment is successful” is displayed on your screen, tap on the Finish button. You have successfully added fingerprint for your device and can add five fingerprints at max.
Rock Wallpaper is the default wallpaper option available on the device where you need to tap on the rock wallpaper icon and shake the device to change the wallpaper on your device.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchase a new device. If you have any other queries, pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.