T he Note 3 Lite is a low-price handset, but its solid plastic build quality , 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards and crisp display belie its budget pricing. As a plus, you also get a fingerprint sensor for security .Here, multiple fingerprints can be configured for different tasks, for instance to click a picture or to activate features like voice recording and even apps.

On the downside, The Note 3 Lite’s USB OTG is a hit-and-miss affair. In certain instances, the device recognized when a pen drive was plugged in, but couldn’t read its contents. Hopefully , this is something that will be fixed with firmware upgrades from Coolpad.

Performance-wise, the Note 3 Lite posts average scores in benchmark tests, but this is no indicator of its capabilities. The handset runs Full HD movies and 3D games like Asphalt 8: Airborne without any problems, and it also works well as a music player with its balanced sound output.

Its camera app comes with a beauty mode for selfie photos and videos, a Pro mode where you can manually adjust exposure, aperture and ISO; a dozen image filters and an Edit feature that lets you post-process your snapshots.The Note 3 Lite’s rear shooter is capable of good macro photos, though selfies appear soft and snapshots in incandescent lighting suffer from grain and loss of detail. That said, what you get is a device that gives you about a day’s use on a full battery , and which delivers basic smartphone functionality without breaking the bank.

SPECS: 5-inch (1280x720px) lami nated display | 1.3GHz MT6735 quad core processor | 3GB RAM | 16GB storage, microSD, USB OTG | 13MP (LED flash), 5MP cameras | Dual SIM | 2500mAh battery PRICE Rs.6,999 RATING 610