Another gem in the mid-range segment
Over the last couple of years, Oppo has been able to carve out a niche for itself when it comes to premium mid-range segments. Now, with the Oppo K3, the company is looking at a similar Reno-like look and it is also giving the perfect feel – all packed and offered at an attractive price point which starts at Rs 16,999.
True to its philosophy, the K3 comes with a plastic rear panel, but do not be misguided by it. It is extremely good looking and the curves around the edge also offer an extremely comfortable grip. Also, the panel is glossy and does not feel too cheap. The company has offered the phone in two appealing colours – which are Aurora Blue and Jade Black.
The handset is 9.4mm thick and weighs around 191 grams, which makes it extremely balanced and not too heavy or light. Also, the metal frame has a power button which sits on the right and there are volume keys on the left, all of which are located perfectly within reach.
If we take a look at the pop-up camera, it is fast for face unlock as it quickly rises up in around 0.70-0.80 seconds, which is pretty quick. However, since the face unlock uses the 2D image of the face, it is not the safest way to unlock the phone. However, there is the in-display fingerprint unlock mode which is also very convenient to use.
Much like the Realme X, the Oppo K3 is also powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 710 chipset. This can be dubbed as a mid-range processor, but it has been very effective performer in the past.
The Oppo K3 starts with 6GB of RAM and while this is extremely good news, one of the big drawbacks is the fact that it offers only 64GB of inbuilt storage in the base model.