OPPO launched its latest affordable smartphone called the K3 in India recently. With an in-display fingerprint sensor, pop-up selfie camera and trending specifications, the phone is a competitor to the likes of Realme X and Redmi K20. Interestingly, Realme was a sub-brand of OPPO when it launched in India but later, the two companies decided to part ways. Realme’s latest offering is quite identical to the OPPO K3 except for a few aspects. Let’s take a look at how they stack up.
OPPO K3 vs Realme X: price compared
The OPPO K3 has been released in two variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. They are priced at Rs 16,990 and Rs 19,990 respectively. The Realme X on the other hand, boasts of 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, priced at Rs 16,999 and 19,999 respectively. With such affordable pricing, both phones appeal to the Indian audience.
OPPO K3 vs Realme X: specifications compared
Design and Display
In terms of design, OPPO’s latest offering has two shades – Jade Black and Aurora Blue. The blue variant comes with a gradient hue featuring a wave-like pattern on the polycarbonate glossy chassis. The pop-up selfie camera works to make the display full-screen and an in-display fingerprint sensor seals the deal. With the Realme X, we get Space Blue and Polar White shades with a wave-like design on the glossy polycarbonate rear panel. It also features a pop-up front camera and in-display fingerprint sensor. Both the phones look premium for their price range.
The Super AMOLED display on the OPPO K3 measures 6.5-inches, with full HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The Realme X ties up here too with a 6.53-inch AMOLED display and Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The only downside to the OPPO K3’s design is its smudge magnet rear panel.
Hardware and OS
OPPO has launched the K3 with the Snapdragon 710 AIE processor coupled with 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. The phone is also laced with Gameboost 2.0 for an enhanced gaming experience. It runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top.
The Realme X features the same processor with Frame Boost, HyperBoost and GameBoost 2.0 for gaming. The processor is coupled with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage for daily usage. It also runs the Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0. The phones are expected to offer respectable performance, and both have almost identical specifications, sans the difference in RAM and storage configurations.
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As mentioned above, both phones feature a pop-up selfie camera. On the OPPO K3, you get a 16MP Sony IMX47 sensor with AI Beautification and f/2.0 aperture. The selfie sensor on this mid-range phone is shared by the OnePlus 7 Pro’s front camera as well. For the rear camera, the OPPO K3 is equipped with 16MP Sony IMX519 primary sensor coupled with a 2MP depth sensor. The Sony IMX519 sensor was included in the configuration of the OPPO Find X and OnePlus 6T. Features like Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and Portrait Mode 2.0 are also included.
The Realme X, on the other hand, features a 48MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.7 coupled with a 5MP sensor on the back. Features like LED Flash, Chroma Boost, Nightscape, HDR, EIS, 960fps slow-motion video shooting, 4K video shooting at 30fps are included. For selfies and video calling, the phone is laced with a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and AI Beauty Mode.
The newest OPPO phone sports a 3,765mAh battery capacity with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging and USB Type-C. On Realme X, one gets the same battery capacity with support for USB Type-C and VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge. Both the phones host a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
With nearly identical specifications, it’s a tough choice for the best-suited option. To make it simple, for those who want 6GB RAM at an affordable price along, the OPPO K3 is your best choice. On the other hand, if your priority is more advanced cameras, you could look towards Realme X.