Oppo K1 review

Oppo K1 review

Oppo K1 Review: Oppo recently released its first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Oppo K1. With this smartphone the company aims to take on mid-range devices like Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus.

The phone is priced at Rs 16,990 and features a glass and plastic sandwich body design along with an in-display fingerprint scanner, dual cameras at the back and a waterdrop notch. Read our full review below to find out if the new Oppo K1 is able to perform as well as it looks.

Oppo K1 specifications: 6.4-inch HD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution display | Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor | Adreno 512 GPU | 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage | expandable memory via dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB) | 16MP + 2MP primary camera | 25MP secondary camera | 3,600mAh battery | ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Price in India: Rs 16,990

Oppo K1 review

Oppo K1 looks quite appealing in its glass and plastic sandwich body. However, at a similar price point, you can get a Nokia 6.1 Plus, which sports a metal frame along with a glass back. We got the Astral Blue colour variant to review, which does look a bit over the top with its blue and purplish gradient back. The Piano Black colour variant from its images looks much cleaner overall.

It has a 19:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display with thin side bezels and a waterdrop notch on the top. The device also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is a welcome change to see at the price. Oppo K1 feels extremely light thanks to its glass and plastic build.

Review: What’s good?

Oppo K1 feels quite sturdy in the hands. However the company is offering a soft case with the device that will help it stay protected. The K1 also comes with a pre-applied screen guard that works perfectly fine with the in-display fingerprint sensor.

In-display fingerprint sensors are the next big thing, and the one on the Oppo K1 works quite well. The device was able to recognise my fingerprint almost 8 out of 10 times that I tried to use it. The facial recognition feature is very fast and quickly unlocks the device.

The Full HD+ AMOLED display on the Oppo K1 is really good and works perfectly fine in most lighting conditions. The colour reproduction is very accurate and the display is able. To show bright and sharp images even under direct sunlight.


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