OPPO K3 REVIEW: Mesmerizing and Unforgettable Experience

Recently several budget smartphones have been launched a hole-punch or all-screen display.

One good thing is that the Redmi K20 and Realme X are not so expensive either. Oppo has also recently launched its Oppo K3 smartphone and it is very similar to Realme’s current flagship Realme X.

OPPO K3 FIRST HAND REVIEW

In India, Oppo 3 has also been launched in the same price segment as Realme X. In both devices, you will only see differences in design, RAM, storage and rear camera. Is the OPPO K3 with a starting price of Rs 16,990 a better option than the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review) and Vivo Z1 Pro (review) present in the market? Let’s know …

OPPO K3 Design

This is not the first time we have seen similarities in design between Oppo and Realme phones. The length and width and weight of both phones are also equal. Due to the laminated back panel, the spots also fall easily but we did not see scratches during the review. The polycarbonate body of Oppo K3 looks premium and strong.

The placement of the button is also similar compared to Realme X. Dual-SIM tray is provided on the right side of the phone but there is no option to increase storage.

Single speaker, USB Type-C port and headphone jack have been given  at the bottom of the phone, while a pop-up selfie camera is available at the upper part of the phone. Sapphire glass is used for the protection of the sensor.

OPPO K3 has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display that comes with full-HD + resolution. The phone features a Gorilla Glass to protect the screen. The colors look good on the AMOLED panel and the brightness of the phone is also good. An in-display  fingerprint sensor is available for security, which makes the phone unlock faster.

There are two color variants of Oppo 3 – Aurora Blue and Jade Black. In the phone, you will see a dual-tone finish of purple and magenta color which looks very good. In the box, you will find a Wook 3.0 fast charger, USB Type-C cable, case, SIM eject tool.

OPPO K3 Specifications and Features:

The phone Oppo K3 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor known for better CPU and GPU performance. Two variants of Oppo 3 have been launched, one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, which costs Rs 16,990. Second variants with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage costs Rs 19,990.

OPPO K3 REVIEW

Oppo K3 also sports  dual 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth version 5, USB-OTG, GPS support. The phone does not have a notification LED but you can enable Always-On Screen, on which you will see Clock, Missed Call Alert and SMSes.

Oppo K3 runs on ColorOS 6 based Android 9 Pie operating system.  Phone’s interface is easy to use and has a number of shortcuts and gestures that we saw recently in Realme X as well.

The phone packs some pre-installed third party apps like NewsPoint, UC Browser, Dailyhunt etc. that you can also uninstall if you want. 

Performance: 

Phone is too heavy and it is not easy to use the phone with one hand. Occasionally the Oppo 3 slips out of the hand but thankfully a case has been given which helps to hold the phone. The phone was slightly heated during gaming.  Phone’s Snapdragon 710 processor has good integrated graphics capabilities. 

It can be difficult to use a large display for general use, but you will have a good experience watching movies or playing games. Good color saturation and high brightness of the AMOLED panel makes it good to see the content on the display. Apart from this, a speaker with Dolby Atmos makes good and loud sound.

The ejection and retraction mechanism in the pop-up camera is faster due to which face recognition works well. In low light, the screen light helps unlock your phone. The OPPO K3 is powered by 3,765 mAH battery. 

OPPO K3 Camera:

The rear camera of this phone is slightly different than that of Realme X. Oppo 3 has a 16-megapixel main camera with  an aperture of F / 1.7. There is also a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera for clicking images in portrait mode. 

The autofocus system in Oppo K3 is fast and it does not take much time to lock focus on the subject.  Photos are saved quickly as soon as you click the shutter button. The detail was captured well in the landscape shots taken in daylight.

OPPO K3 REVIEW

The saturation in the colors was good and the HDR also handles the exposure well. The camera app also has the Chroma Boost feature, which we have seen in Realme. Close-up shots are captured in sharpness and in detail. 

Indoor photos taken in artificial light were also good. The detail was captured well and  colors also looked good. While shooting outdoors at night, the photos were good but there was a lack of detail. This problem is corrected by night shooting mode, which improves the brightness in the dark area, fixes the overexposed area and the lack of detail in the scene.

Oppo 3 flaunts a 16-megapixel selfie camera, which captures good selfies even when shooting in contrast to light. HDR is very effective  and phone’s default beautification setting is slightly aggressive. 

The Oppo 3 is capable of recording up to 4K resolution but without any stabilization. Autofocus is also fast and there was no problem when switching between two subjects. Stabilization is available at 1080p which works well. In low light the picture quality is average.

The camera app is easy to use and the viewfinder also has the option to activate the Google lens in addition to standard shooting modes such as time lapse, panorama, expert and slow-motion.  

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