New Coolpad m3 budget handset gets a quiet China unveiling

24 November 2018
A 5.85-inch display, MT6750, 4GB of RAM and a 13MP + 5MP camera setup, for just around $115.

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Don't you like it? Forgive Coolpad.

    Duck of death, 25 Nov 2018Reality check: I bought a Nokia 2 as a spare phone. It's co... moreMan but Samsung does extreme budget phones but for extreme budget phones they ask so high price noone would buy.
    J4 prime 150 euros specs worth 80 euros.
    J4+ 200 euros specs worth 100 euros.
    A8 when was a brand new cost 500 but specs were worth 200 maybe 220.
    And so on.
    S9 brand new cost 1000 now cost 450 after just 6 months.
    Thats extreme fuss, chaos and garbage.
    If i were Samsung president i immediately will sack the person which is responsible for pricing.

      Duck of death, 25 Nov 2018The usual budget phone sales talk... The reason we never r... moreMan all depends on shop you buy in,.
      But from what you said i expect you are lazy to do your complains because here in my shop people are willing and often they do and try to return a device due to a very poor performance.
      For example Doogee X10 the slowest phone made in 2018. And they are succesfull as long as they dont return it after a 2 weeks or more.

        SpiritWolf, 26 Nov 2018'Just ask HTC, Sony, the original Nokia, the original Motor... moreHow effing rude! Chinese people used to think honour meant something, didn't you? Now that Winnie the Pooh rules you, all manners are apparently out the window and you just lie about everything and insult everybody.
        Samsung stopped seeking budget phones almost a decade ago. That is a fact. That is why they've managed to maintain the spot being the biggest brand in the world for so long. This sh1t brand will never be that. It'll be renamed or gone in two years, just like the average Chinese garbage brand.

          Duck of death, 25 Nov 2018Reality check: I bought a Nokia 2 as a spare phone. It's co... more'Just ask HTC, Sony, the original Nokia, the original Motorola and such. They all failed because they insisted on selling garbage budget devices and subsequently losing all returning customers.'

          This is blatant lie. Or if you REALLY think this way, you lost all credibility in my eyes.
          If i understood correctly, you are defending Samsung here? Well, using your logic it's dead pretty soon. Other than overpriced flagships, it makes only garbage budget devices and still asking premium price.

            CptPower, 25 Nov 2018Man i sold tons of them and noone of my customers ever retu... moreThe usual budget phone sales talk...
            The reason we never return them is because we have pretty low expectations when buying cheap. We also know that sleazy sales people will not accept a return for poor performance.

              Duck of death, 25 Nov 2018Reality check: I bought a Nokia 2 as a spare phone. It's co... moreMan i sold tons of them and noone of my customers ever returns with a complain like that. Either you lie or you device failed.
              But this can happen even with new device from any other brand.
              If you are unlucky even a top flagship can breaks in a week or two. Even in few days or hours.
              In our shops we sells many many phones each day from even a lot worse brands than is a coolpad and the phones works fine mostly like 95 out of 100 devices.
              Your problem is somewhere else and because you have a warranty you can do your complains for replacement.

                Anonymous, 25 Nov 2018Samsung has weird ways of dealing with their products. E... moreName the last flagship Samsung sold that they didn't update two years after?
                Spoiler alert: They've updated all of their flagships for at least two years after they were sold. Except for the cases where network providers (like ATT) have abused their "final decision right", through the broken Handset Alliance setup, to kill updates.

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                  • 25 Nov 2018

                  Duck of death, 25 Nov 2018Reality check: I bought a Nokia 2 as a spare phone. It's co... moreSamsung has weird ways of dealing with their products.

                  Either they push out 2gb phones and forget about them or push an update to midrange which would did not come to a flagship model.

                  Still disgusting for these companies to hawk 4-figure flagships and gazillions of budget trash and end up leaving them unupdated and open to malware threats.

                    CptPower, 25 Nov 2018Man we sold tons of Nokias over past 2 years and i can hone... moreReality check: I bought a Nokia 2 as a spare phone. It's completely useless. If you try to run two apps at the same time, like a web browser and a music player, it kills at least one of them after a few minutes due to lack of resources (I've tried multiple players with the exact same result, like BlackPlayer EX, Phonograph, Pi, and Onkyo's). Some times it kills the music player even though it's the only running app. It's impossible to use 2FA and a password manager, like LastPass, as it can't keep two apps active at the same time, meaning the target app keeps jumping back to the login page when you try to switch between the apps to get or generate codes. Live streaming media is also useless as the weak performance makes it stutter lag behind all the time.
                    Even a simple thing like copying music to it over USB fails if you try to do more than a few hundred MB at the time.
                    This kind of uselessness is imprinted in user's memory forever. Just ask HTC, Sony, the original Nokia, the original Motorola and such. They all failed because they insisted on selling garbage budget devices and subsequently losing all returning customers.
                    This is why Samsung doesn't do extreme budget. It only hurts the brand.

                      Duck of death, 24 Nov 2018Samsung has seen dozens upon dozens of these budget brands ... moreMan we sold tons of Nokias over past 2 years and i can honestly tel you your garbage is a lot better than Samsung.
                      The quality of their phones is a lot better also the price is more user friendly.
                      Samsung can swept only its self because people are no longer willing to pay very high prices for a low end phones with a low end specs.
                      If phone like this coolpad can last 2 years with its current specs people will buy because the simple fact 90% of people changin gnew phone every year.
                      Most of the customers have phones on contracts via mobile phone operator and thus this is a grat idea why to support a lot cheaper brands with outstanding specs.

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                        • 25 Nov 2018

                        Is Coolpad still exist?

                        I thought it was struggle just like Lenovo and LeEco. Meizu is still a bit better but of course struggle too compare to Chinese bigger company like Huawei, Xiaomi, ane Oppo cs.

                          CptPower, 24 Nov 2018No its not but many customers who have no passion in tech f... moreSamsung has seen dozens upon dozens of these budget brands come and disappear over the years. A buyer will steer clear of the brand after buying one. Looks good, works horrible. This is also why the new faux Nokia will fail as fast as the old Nokia, because they're selling garbage that scares away returning customers.

                            Anonymous, 24 Nov 2018Is a RAM and Storage the only thing your looking for ? MTK6... moreNo its not but many customers who have no passion in tech for them knowing that a phone have good enough space and a high ram they will dont care about mediatek because they will dont know.
                            If they sees 1,8 GHz they will not care anything else.
                            At that price point basic numbers is everything that matters.
                            People with no passion in tech will buy because of numbers.
                            As a person who sells cell phone 12 hours a day in a company with 36 hops around the czech and slovakia honestly i can say this phone can be a huge boom.

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                              • 24 Nov 2018

                              Anonymous, 24 Nov 2018The masses that wanted bezelless phones are too blame for t... moreNot really. I want a bezelless phone too and still have not seen one. I even would like to have it as 3 sides bezelless and the bezel be only on top of the phone. Notch does not make phone bezelless. Phones still will have large bezel as a shin and that notch sides are useless too. To have notifications on the sides and the clock and large bezel between them. Screen usable space is not bigger cause there is a cut out. Media viewing will still make that notch size as a big bezel on top too. And the hide notch feature is only a black line under the notifications and thats it.

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                                • 24 Nov 2018

                                CptPower, 24 Nov 2018Compared to J4 core made by Samsung for 150 euros with just... moreIs a RAM and Storage the only thing your looking for ? MTK6750 is like SD435 or even worse. I had MTK6750 with 3GB ram and 32GB ROM year ago and it was under 100 euro.
                                It even had dual rear cameras and was Sharp Aquos clone as 3 sides bezel-less.

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                                  • 24 Nov 2018

                                  i just love the you highlighted the specs in the article. want to see more of this thing in future articles. thank you.

                                    This is part of the reason "Shame"sung will bend over and get... in the next couple of years, they can't sell phones for this money.
                                    Nice for customers (y).

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                                      • 24 Nov 2018

                                      Duck of death, 24 Nov 2018Mobile really need flexible displays to shake things up. Th... moreThe masses that wanted bezelless phones are too blame for the notch.

                                        Compared to J4 core made by Samsung for 150 euros with just 1GB of Ram and a 16GB of disk space this coolpad thing looks like a flagship at its price of 115 dollars.
                                        This really makes my day.
                                        Most other competitors cant sell a phone under 200-300 euros with above specs not even to think about a 115 euros price.