Oppo K3 (6GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 16,990 onwards

launchJul, 2019

61.3

excellence score

91.1

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 5 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Very similar to the Realme X - beautiful, 'shimmering' rear (plastic) panel, and a modern, notch-less 6.5-inch OLED screen - easily one of the best, most premium looking phones in this price bracket
  • The notch-less display spans almost edge to edge, with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism (which is quite something to have, in this price bracket)
  • Fairly fast in-display fingerprint reader
  • The pop-up camera on the Oppo K3 has a very quick ejection and retraction mechanism, which makes face recognition work pretty seamlessly too

Display

  • Very good 6.5-inch OLED screen - colors are lively, with deep blacks
  • The lack of a notch really helps make the screen appear immersive, and consuming content on the screen is a pleasure

Software

  • ColorOS UI is now much more streamlined than before - there’s also now an app drawer, and a useful shortcut menu accessed by swiping from the sides
  • The gesture navigation is nice and intuitive too
  • Thankfully, it's not ad-strewn either, like some of the recent phones from Xiaomi
  • ColorOS still has some bloatware though, and is not quite as clean/simple as stock Android

Performance

  • Very good performance backed by the powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset - everything from daily use to high-end games is smooth
  • GPU performance is an especially strong point of the Snapdragon 710, so if you are into gaming, the phone tends to comfortably outperform rivals

Camera

  • Very good set of dual rear cameras (16MP+2MP) and front camera (16MP)
  • Good overall image quality in daylight, and fairly good quality in low-light as well
  • Night mode is pretty effective too
  • Good portraits
  • Pretty good selfies too, from the 16MP front camera
  • Oppo's EIS does a solid job of stabilization during videos at up to 1080p/30fps
  • Support for 4K video recording (without EIS though)
  • Overall, the Oppo K3 is among the very good camera setups of this price bracket, comparable to the excellent cameras on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro - and pretty close to it's cousin Realme X as well (just a notch behind perhaps)

Audio

  • The Dolby Atmos-boosted speaker sounds pretty rich and gets fairly loud
  • Also has support for FM radio, unlike Realme X

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3750 mAh cell - you will comfortably get a day of use, even with heavy usage
  • The class-leading VOOC fast-charging nicely complements the long battery life - it fills a completely depleted battery in 1:18h and it's at the 50% mark 30 minutes into it - which are some excellent numbers

Verdict

  • The Oppo K3 looks like an incredible value package, no matter how you look at it - and is in fact almost identical to the Realme X - both these phones will inevitably disrupt this price bracket in a big way - what you get is top-end specs, a 'full screen' AMOLED display with a pop-up selfie camera, very good performance, an excellent set of cameras, and super fast charging - you can't ask for more
  • Between Oppo K3 and Realme X - the choice will ultimately boil down to your preference of colour and might even be based on ready availability of one or the other - and between the two base models, you choice will come down to whether you value RAM or storage more - but basically, you can't go wrong with either

Expert Reviews

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  1. You can't go wrong with it
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good smartphone in the mid-range segment...Very similar to Realme X - choosing between the 2 will be an individual preference
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. A really good performer...If your budget is under Rs 20,000, Oppo K3 can easily be considered given what it offers
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Largely similar to the Realme X...One of the best phones under Rs 20,000 right now
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. thequint.com hands-on Read Review »

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Oppo K3 (6GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #24 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3765 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight191 gm
Thickness9.4 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.5" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/120fps; Gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Motorised Pop-up Camera
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length (wide)
  • HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor

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