Oppo K3: Design
The Oppo K3 is the latest entrant in the mid-tier smartphone market in India with a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device features a big 6.5-inch AMOLED display with no notch, no bezel design, offering FHD+ resolution with 2.5D tempered glass protection.
At the back, the device has a dual-camera setup with an Oppo logo, which translates into a clean looking design. The volume buttons are on the left, and the power button is on the right side of the smartphone.
Oppo K3: Hardware Specifications
The Oppo K3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, which is the same chipset that is featured on the Realme X and the Realme 3 Pro. This is the first chipset from Qualcomm in the new 700 series of chipsets, based on 10nm manufacturing architecture.
The octa-core processor is coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which should be good enough for most of the tasks. The smartphone does feature dual SIM card slots with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both the slots.
Oppo K3: Camera Performance
The Oppo K3 has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 16MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. At the front, the device has a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera with support for 1080p video recording, whereas, the primary camera can record 4K videos at 30fps.
The primary camera boasts a lot of features including panorama, portrait mode, and a dedicated night mode. Similarly, the front-facing selfie camera also supports portrait mode, and face unlock.
Oppo K3: Price To Specs Ratio
The Oppo K3 retails in China for Rs. 16,000, and the device is expected to in India at a similar price tag. The smartphone has a powerful chipset that can handle gaming and is also an efficient one. Similarly, the device has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, which is great for watching movies and television shows.
The Oppo K3 is one of the well-balanced smartphones from the company, which seems like a great mid-tier device. For less than Rs. 20,000, the Oppo K3 offers a lot of features, which are not usually seen on sub Rs. 20,000 costing smartphones.
Oppo K3: Important Features/Highlights
The Oppo K3's USP is the fact that it packs a bezel-less display design, which gives a premium look to the smartphone. Having an in-display fingerprint sensor makes it a futuristic smartphone.
The 3765 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging makes sure that your smartphone can last longer, and can also charge quickly. The Oppo K3 runs on Android 9 Pie, which is the latest OS from Google, making it an up-to-date smartphone.
Oppo K3: Verdict
The Oppo K3 shares a lot of features with the Realme X, which retails in India for Rs. 16,999. It is interesting to see if Oppo will price the Oppo K3 less than the Realme X or the Realme X will continue to the most affordable smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera.
The Oppo K3 will compete against the likes of the Vivo V15 Pro, Vivo Z1, Realme X, and the Redmi K20.