The Coolpad Note 3 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with CoolUI 6.0 skin on top. The user interface is rather sluggish, not because of the hardware but because of low level of optimisation. The device has not received Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet, and company has not revealed any plans for the upgrade either. Under the hood, the device has MediaTek MT6753 chipset housing octa-core
Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali-T720MP3 GPU. The multitasking is aided by 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM
which is the first in its price range. There is 16GB of internal storage on the device that can be expanded further upto 64GB through microSD card.