Our Opinion

The realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Oppo K1 (4GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Oppo K1 (4GB RAM)  realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
21.8
28.1
Value for Money Score
51.0
65.0
Price ₹ 14,990 onwards ₹ 13,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2019 Apr, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.4 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Super AMOLED, Waterdrop Notch 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #44 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 616
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 16MP + 2MP 16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; Sony IMX519 sensor; 1.22um Pixel Size; EIS, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture, 960fps Super Slo-mo Video Rec., Nightscape, Ultra HD mode, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode, Expert Mode, HDR
Secondary Camera 25MP 25MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 1.8um Pixel Size, AI Beautification, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.4 mmSlim 8.3 mmMedium
Weight 156 gmMedium 172 gmMedium
Width 75.5 mmOk for one-handed use 74.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh 4045 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 383 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 32.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W VOOC Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A Audio Playback Time: 126 hrs, Gaming: 7 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.7 hrs @ 1080P
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Follows Oppo's recent aesthetics and design language with a striking gradient design at the back - the 3D injection-moulded back creates some cool effects when held against light
  • The plastic body is also well put-together and the phone has a good heft to it
  • The placement of buttons is also good and so is their build quality
  • The cheapest phone yet to support a modern in-display fingerprint sensor - which works reasonably well - in line with other in-display fingerprint sensor phones
  • There is also some solid face recognition - that tends to be a lot quicker and more convenient most of the time - it's very quick, and works in low light by bumping up the screen brightness to illuminate your face
  • Very good, crisp and vivid AMOLED display - produces bright, saturated, punchy colours - and sunlight legibility is also very good
  • The display has good touch response too, which was evident when typing
  • The large 6.41-inch display is pretty great for watching videos on - the large screen combined with the small water-drop notch at the top means there's plenty of screen real-estate available for use - the bezels are minimal as well
  • ColorOS has some useful add-on features like Game Space, Hyper Boost game optimisation feature, Smart Sidebar (pop-out tray for app shortcuts), Smart Scan (which lets you do some multi-lingual translations), and ORoaming (which creates a virtual SIM card with affordable data packs when you're overseas)
  • Excellent performance for the price bracket with the rock solid Snapdragon 660 - everything from daily use to heavy games is handled effortlessly - the phone also doesn't get too hot when gaming even for more than 30 minutes at a stretch
  • Decent dual rear camera at the back, especially in daylight - the main camera captures good details in close-ups - edges are well defined and colours aren't exaggerated - Landscapes also packed in a fair bit of detail, and HDR seems to do a decent job of balancing the exposure
  • The second 2-megapixel sensor at the rear is only used for edge detection when shooting in Portrait mode - it does a decent job with objects and people, with a few minor misses at times (however, the camera takes a while to focus in this mode, even when shooting in good light)
  • Decent 25MP selfie camera too - overall image quality is good in daylight, and skin textures look natural (with beauty mode turned off) - you can also have a background blur for selfies (but the edge detection isn't the most accurate)
  • Decent video recording quality at resolution of up to 4K - stabilisation is only upto 1080p though
  • Fairly loud speaker (though audio quality is average at best, sounding a bit tinny and one-sided, since there's only one speaker at the bottom)
  • Good battery life with a 3600mAh battery - for most users this will translate to well over a day's worth of actual usage
  • Overall, the Oppo K1 is a pretty decent choice in the competitive mid-range - you get a fast phone with a good battery life, a great AMOLED display, and a cutting edge in-display fingerprint sensor - though the low-light camera performance, and the lack of fast charging will leave you wanting more - whether it makes it to your shortlist might therefore depend on your priorities
  • Gorgeous design, with some eye-catching color combinations for the (plastic) back panel
  • Very good build quality and finish
  • Fast fingerprint sensor, and face unlock
  • Good 6.3inch IPS panel, with a small dewdrop notch, and minimal bezels - it's sharp, decently bright, has high contrast, and accurate colors
  • Media playback is handled well, and videos are rendered with punchy colours
  • ColorOS 6 UI has a new, cleaner look, and is quite feature packed, including plenty of motion and screen gestures
  • Thankfully, unlike, its main competitor, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, there are no spammy ads in the UI
  • Class leading performance (especially in terms of GPU) with a Snapdragon 710 at the core - everything from daily use to complex games like PUBG is a breeze
  • The phone also doesn't heat too much even after prolonged gaming sessions
  • Excellent camera package - mostly on par with the leading camera phone of this price bracket, the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Packs the 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture - this is the same sensor used in some premium phones such as the OnePlus 6T - there's also a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor for the phone's Portrait mode
  • In daylight, the the Realme 3 Pro captures very good details in landscape shots
  • Macros are sharp and well detailed too
  • The phone's AI scene recognition is quick to recognise most common objects such as flowers
  • Night photography is pretty decent too - and the the phone's Nightscape mode comes in handy here - it takes a second or two longer than usual to capture your shot, but the end result is a sharper image with much better detail
  • The depth sensor does a very good job with edge detection, and even in low light, you can get a very pleasing bokeh effect
  • Good 25-megapixel selfie camera too - selfies from the Realme 3 Pro pack a lot of detail and noise is kept in check - colors are excellent as well
  • Selfie portraits are quite good too, even though they don't get the benefit of a dedicated depth sensing camera - subject separation is very competent, there are no clipped ears and blur is natural-looking as well
  • Good video recording performance too - with good overall footage quality, and nice color reproduction
  • The single speaker gets loud enough for media playback
  • Excellent battery life - the combination of a large 4045mAh battery pack, an efficient processor, and Realme's optimizations means that this an easy 2-days battery life phone, even beating out (slightly) the excellent Redmi Note 7 Pro in battery life tests
  • Super fast VOOC fast charging using the bundled charger is again class-leading - it can top up the battery from zero all the way to 90 percent in about an hour
  • Overall, the Realme 3 Pro is absolutely great bang-for-the-buck, and is pretty neck-to-neck with the other top phone in this price bracket - the Redmi Note 7 Pro - while the Redmi Note 7 has a more premium glass build, and the modern USB Type-C port, the Realme 3 Pro has an edge in terms of a bundled fast charger, a slightly better processor, and cleaner (ad-free) software
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Like all glossy backs, the phone of course does pick up fingerprints quite easily, if you use it without a case
  • The phone also does feel a bit large when you hold it, so one-handed operation isn't very easy
  • On the whole though, ColorOS is still fairly clunky and there is stuff like ad notifications from Oppo's custom app store and custom browser, that will make you miss the simplicity of a more stock Android UI, if you have experienced that before
  • Average low light performance for both the rear cameras and the selfie camera
  • You can't use the shutter button several times in rapid succession to take multiple pictures as there's a wait of about a second or two before the camera processes your photo and is ready to go again
  • No fast charging support - takes about 2.5 hours to charge fully
  • Realme continues to pre-install quite a few third-party apps such as a Webnovel, NewsPoint, ShareChat, etc (though most of them can be uninstalled)
  • Video stabilization at 1080p could have been better though
  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB Type-C port
Expert Reviews
  1. A good package...worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Offers a few interesting features to keep a user satisfied
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. Some serious value for money
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you don’t have a lot of cash to splash and are looking for the best value possible, your search should go no further than this
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good iterative update over the Realme 2 Pro...If you're looking for a smartphone that's great for gaming for less than Rs. 20,000 then the Realme 3 Pro is a good place to start
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Realme has a formidable phone in this year’s Pro series
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A formidable offering
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Has all the ingredients for a great mid-range smartphone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Consumers have a choice between two great phones in the mid-range price bracket: the Realme 3 Pro or the Redmi Note 7 Pro - you can choose either of the phones and not regret the decision
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Worthy rival to Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The best budget phone we’ve ever seen
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. The best budget gaming phone of 2019...Xiaomi has good reason to be worried
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Redefines the capability of ‘budget smartphones’
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  12. Great specs for an insane price
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. Great display, good camera, but Redmi Note 7 Pro is better overall
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Fantastic value...the phone to beat under Rs 15,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. The Redmi Note 7 Pro redefined the price to specifications ratio, and the Realme 3 Pro demolishes that with an even more stable and reliable experience
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
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  18. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
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