In recent years, the smartphone industry has become a really very competitive space. The competition has intensified in all segments and the benefit of this is reaped by the customer in the form of better and more options. The fight for the top spot in the premium segment is between Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. OnePlus is also creeping its way up the premium segment slowly and steadily.
In the budget phone segment, there are a lot of brands like Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Nokia, and Motorola and so on. A large majority of the budget phone marketplace is shared by Oppo and Xiaomi. Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi K20 Pro which is touted as the value champion. It has everything, rising front camera, full-screen display, triple camera setup,4000 mAH battery, in-display fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 855 chipset, and 6 or 8 GB RAM.
A phone with such specs and price points like INR 25,000 is really hard to beat especially in a marketplace like India. Oppo is launching its budget segment device; K3 as an answer to the Redmi K20 Pro. The device will be sold exclusively on Amazon from 23rd July 2019. The starting price of the device is set at INR 16,990 and goes all the way up to INR 20,000 for the top variant.
HOW TO GET DISCOUNT ON PURCHASING OPPO K3
Oppo is aggressively marketing K3 with discounts and cashback. Buyers can get up to INR 2000 off on their purchase using discount codes. Since the phone will be launched on Amazon, buyers using their Amazon Pay Balance will be entitled to a flat INR 1,000 cashback. If you purchase the top variant of the device using Amazon Pay Balance, then you will get a flat cashback of INR 2,000 straight to your amazon pay wallet.
Axis bank debit and credit card users will get aRs 1,000 discount. Other offers include vouchers worth INR 7,050 from Reliance Jio, Lenskart vouchers worth INR 5000, and discount codes worth INR 12,000 from Oyo.
OPPO K3 SPECS
Oppo K3 has pretty decent specs for the price point. The screen is 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED underneath which is the optical fingerprint scanner. Screen resolution is 2340 x 1080p and there is a little bit of chin on the phone. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset which is powerful enough for daily usage.
There are two RAM variants for Oppo K3; 6GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage and 8GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage. Also, there are 2 color options; jade black and aurora blue. The front has a 16MP rising camera whereas the back features a dual-camera setup. The photo quality is decent for the price paid and all this hardware is backed by a 3765 mAH battery. The device comes with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 which allegedly can charge the device by 50% in 30 minutes.
Realme, which is a sub-brand of Oppo also launched the Realme X at a similar price point. Aside from the overall design, there is hardly anything that separates these 2 devices.