Oppo is a reputed smartphone company for bringing gorgeous looking smartphones over the years. To compete with smartphones like Realme X, Redmi K20, Oppo has introduced their recently released smartphone Oppo K3.
Oppo knows very well how to make attractive phones. Oppo K3 smartphone is also one of them. It gets a good looking plastic rear panel curves around the edge to offer a comfortable grip.
It comes in two different colors – Aurora Blue and Jade Black. Both the variants look very appealing. Such exclusive colors make the K3 look premium. The back part is resistant to fingerprints and smudges but it might register scratches unless you have a cover on it.
It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 191 grams. The weight of the phone doesn’t feel too heavy but not too light as well. The metal frame sees a power button on the right and volume keys on the left.
The pop-up camera is mounted at the top center of the phone. The sensor of the camera is protected by a sapphire glass. The bottom part has a headphone jack, Type-C port, microphone and a single speaker grille. The right side of the frame is where a SIM slot has been given which can hold two nano SIM cards. Unfortunately the phone does not offer microSD card support to expand the storage. The internal storage is also limited to 64 GB which can be disappointing for some users.
Oppo K3 premium design ; Image Source : gadgets.ndtv.com
The Oppo K3 has an attractive 6.5-inch AMOLED display along with full-HD+ resolution facility and Gorilla Glass for scratch protection. There’s also an in-display fingerprint sensor attached for quick authentication. The display offers a near bezel-less screen that means there is no notch or punch-hole cutout. It also comes with Widevine L1 certification to stream movies and TV shows on reputed platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in true HD resolution which is a great news for the movie lovers.
In the box, the Oppo K3 ships with a VOOC 3.0 fast charger, USB Type-C cable, case, SIM eject tool and a warranty booklet.
Oppo K3 Display ; Image Source : pricebaba.com
Oppo K3 is powered by 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, which is a mid-level power-efficient chip to provide good CPU and GPU performance.
This powerful chipset is not only capable of handling workload, but it also gives the users of this phone terrific gaming experience. The phone can run very graphic-intensive games like smoothly without any noticeable lag or stutters.
It also supports dual 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, USB-OTG, GPS, and the usual suite of sensors. Surprisingly there is no notification LED on the phone, but there is an always-on screen feature to show you a clock as well as alerts of missed calls and SMS.
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Pop-up Camera Setup
The Oppo K3 comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor having an f/1.7 aperture paired with a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera for Portrait mode. The autofocus system available on the primary camera is pretty quick. In daylight landscapes, details were found in the photos, colors had nice saturation and HDR option was decent enough to balance the exposure.
The camera app has some other interesting features such as Video, Night, Pano, Expert, Time-Lapse, Slo-Mo, flash, HDR, Chroma Boost, Filter etc.
The Oppo K3 has also a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, which can capture good enough selfies. The HDR is very effective here to maintain good details on your face while still exposing objects in the background nicely. The camera might struggle a bit to capture good detail in low light but the screen flash would help to overcome the issue.
For video purposes, the Oppo K3 can record at up to 4K resolution without any stabilization.
Oppo K3 camera section ; Image Source : gizmoindia.com
Moderate Battery with Fast Charging
The Oppo K3 houses a 3,765mAh capacity, which is decent but not anything magnificent. It’s a good thing that Oppo K3 supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging which can charge from zero to 100 percent within 80 minutes only. It runs on ColorOS 6 which is basically based on Android 9 Pie. It also has Dolby Atmos, which can be enabled by default when using the phone’s speaker.
It is available in two variants — one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Its price is Rs. 16,990 whereas the other with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs. 19,990.
Oppo K3 is undoubtedly a complete package for any smartphone user. Because of its appealing display, classy design, awesome gaming performance & most importantly versatile camera section, it can beat any smartphone of the same price range indeed.