Who doesn’t want a stylish smartphone that’s not only fast but has a great camera and offers a big battery? Well, there are a few such options in the market right now, but the one from OPPO has left us quite impressed and stands out amongst the rest – OPPO K3The K3 is a big step forward for OPPO. With its 16MP rising front camera, display fingerprint sensor VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 technology, and latest Snapdragon 710 SoC, the OPPO K3 is a massive upgrade to its predecessor OPPO K1. This Amazon Special device was launched at an impressive price tag of Rs 16,990 for 6GB + 64GB variant and Rs. 19,990 for 8GB + 128GB variant. It comes with interesting offers like Rs 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for all the buyers, along with an instant discount of Rs 1,000 with Axis Bank debit/credit cards that brings the effective price of the smartphone down to just Rs 14,990 and Rs, 17,990 respectively. The phone also comes with no-cost EMIs for 3-month and 6-month plans and other interesting offers that makes this phone even more enticing. But that’s not why we’re impressed with the OPPO K3; it’s because of its ground shattering features and impressive design. Let us have a look at some of its main features and how the phone makes use of those features to offer a satisfying smartphone user experience.
Stylish Design with Super AMOLED Display – Keeps your Eyeballs Glued
OPPO K3 is a perfect example of how a modern, 2019 smartphone should be. It looks attractive enough to grab your undivided attention, but it doesn’t look overly flashy. The rear camera is almost completely hidden under the back cover. Glass over the camera uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for superior protection and is nano-polishing to ensure glass is flush with the cover, which makes it look and feel expensive, like a piece of fine jewelry. The whole body of the phone uses a flawless 3D contour design which makes it feel extremely smooth in the hand. Moreover, the screen of the phone meets the chassis in a seamless manner. Even the back of the phone, which has a gradient color pattern, has curved sides which makes it achieve an ergonomic and natural fit in the palm. You can choose between two attractive colors: Aurora Blue and Jade Black. The phone’s in-display fingerprint sensor has been neatly hidden inside the screen which makes the entire back look like a single piece of glass.
The 6.5-inch Panoramic Screen on the OPPO K3 uses an expensive Super AMOLED display panel which displays 16 million colors that provides a Full HD+ resolution (2340×1080 pixels), a pixel density of around 354ppi, a huge 91.1% Screen to Display ratio, and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which makes it modern and sharp for almost any type of content, whether it’s video or text. As mentioned earlier, a Gorilla Glass 5 panel protects the screen against scratches and scuffs.
Impressive Gaming, Thanks To Powerful Snapdragon 710 Processor & 8GB RAM
OPPO K3 not only looks good but performs great as well. The phone is equipped with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with strong AI computing that provides a seamless smartphone experience by optimizing & enhancing the power and performance of the device significantly, making the device more user-friendly. The powerful Adreno 616 GPU which is used inside the Snapdragon 710 chipset along with Game Boost 2.0 powered by Frame Boost and Touch Boost Technologies helps in bettering the overall gaming experience. Now playing your favorite games is about to become a whole lot easier as Frame Boost delivers a rise of frame rate stability and lowers lag. Whereas, Touch Boost helps improve touch response for applications, lowers touchscreen latency, and reduces lag while gaming. You also have a 5 stage cooling system that consists of thermal gel, copper foil, graphite sheet, and high thermal conductivity aluminum alloy that helps in dispersing the heat to lower temperatures, thus keeping the phone cool even with extended hours of gaming. The phone also comes with Dolby Atmos and a dedicated 3.5mm for breathtaking sound quality that contributes to a more immersive and engaging gaming experience.
There’s up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of fast, UFS 2.1 internal storage, things that are used even in extremely high-end smartphones. Fast RAM and storage result in faster data throughput between the processor and storage, which in turn results in faster app and game loading times as well as fast app switching and performance. The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 software, which has various additional features like app cloning, dual-channel network acceleration, better harassment and fraud detection tech, Kids Space, Private Safe, and Game Space.
OPPO K3 has two cameras on the rear and houses a rising selfie camera. This selfie camera is hidden inside a motorized rising camera mechanism at the top middle of the phone. You get a 16MP Sony IMX 471 rising selfie camera sensor with F/2.0 aperture for brighter images even in low-light conditions. Group selfies won’t ever be a problem with the OPPO K3’s 26mm wide-angle selfie camera. The whole rising camera mechanism allows the front of the phone to be free of notches or punch-holes, resulting in a larger and panoramic screen.
At the rear, the OPPO K3 houses 16MP + 2MP dual camera setup. The 16MP primary camera uses Sony IMX 519 sensor with F/1.7 aperture and a wide-angle lens. There’s phase-detection autofocus for fast and accurate focusing mechanism. The rear-facing primary camera can also record 4K 30fps videos with EIS (electronic image stabilization). There’s Auto HDR for capturing images with wide dynamic range. Whereas, the secondary camera uses a 2MP sensor, which is used for measuring depth information, and that information is used in creating images which have professional DSLR camera-like background blur effect (also known as bokeh effect).
3765mAh Battery Lasts One Whole Day, Can Charge Faster With 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
No phone can be deemed good without a great battery life, and the OPPO K3 impresses with its high-capacity battery and an equally huge battery life. The phone is powered by a 3765mAh battery that lasts a complete day even with relatively heavier usage patterns. Hours of music playback on a stretch or watching movie trailers and music videos, nothing is a stretch for the OPPO K3’s battery. Once you manage to deplete the OPPO K3’s battery, you can quickly top it up with the bundled VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 charger and USB Type-C cable that supply the K3 with up to 20W of power.
Needless to say, the OPPO K3 features GPS, A-GPS, a dual-4G LTE compatible SIM card slot, dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack. Yes, the company still hasn’t forgotten the consumer-friendly and reliable headphone port yet.
The OPPO K3 Is A Winner Whichever Way You Look at It
No matter which aspect of the OPPO K3 you look at, it offers a satisfying experience and something more, which makes it a solid smartphone in its price range that has aspirations to match up to some high-end smartphones that cost more than twice as much in comparison. No wonder it’s already a trending bestseller smartphone on Amazon India. On top of that, there are impressive offers, including Rs 7,050 worth of benefits for Jio users, discounts worth Rs 12,000 from OYO, and gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000 from Lenskart. The phone went on its first sale on July 23 at 12 PM, and the next sale on Amazon starts July 30. Go grab one for yourself!