The smartphone industry is moving ahead at a very fast pace with new and better devices coming out every single day. The competition in the mid-range segment is pretty intense with Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi trying to make their mark. Xiaomi recently launched its K series and the reception is pretty good from critics as well as customers. BBK has worked on its Oppo K3 device as an answer to Xiaomi’s K series.
A lot of phones were released this week and one of the key devices to come out is Oppo K3. The device is seen as a competition for Redmi K20 Pro, Vivo V15, and Samsung Galaxy M40 and has very similar specifications. The phone is available for purchase on Amazon exclusively. There are two variants of the phone; 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. The phone showcases a full-screen 6.5-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display. The resolution of the screen stands at 1080 x 2340 pixels. The phone is powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 710 processor and there are two color variants; jade black and aurora blue.
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.
This phone is different as it is already appealing to people. If you just want a high-performance phone that just accomplishes tasks in a buttery smooth manner, it’s the Oppo K3. If you look at the specs, obviously the phone will perform decently. Snapdragon 710 paired with 6 or 8GB RAM make heavy games run smoothly. If you run benchmarks on this phone, it emerges in the top-half of mid-range devices.
The phone is perfect for daily usage. The speakers on the phone are loud, clear, and well-positioned. Also, the device comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The dual-camera setup of the back is almost flush with the back panel and doesn’t wobble much if you place it on a flat surface. The main shooter is a 16MP Sony sensor whereas the secondary camera is a 2MP depth sensor. Daytime photos are good for the price you are paying but low-light performance is not great. The front camera rises from the top and is a 16MP Sony sensor. The front camera performance is mediocre and pictures appear to be blown out sometimes.
All this hardware is supported by a 3765 mAH battery. It will get you through the day easily. There is no wireless charging support but it supports VOOC charge 3.0. This can charge the device by 40% in 30 minutes. To improve the phone’s gaming performance, Oppo has loaded the device with Game Boost 2.0. To support this software, Oppo has upgraded the internals of the device significantly. Oppo K3 has a 5-stage cooling system which makes use of copper heat pipes, thermal gel, high thermal conductivity aluminum alloy, and graphite sheet. All these components work collectively and disperse the heat generated during gaming evenly.
If you are looking for a full-screen budget phone, Oppo K3 is worth having a look at. It has some serious hardware inside for the price point. Overall, it’s a complete daily driver material.