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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Oppo K3

Here we compared two mid-range smartphones: the 4.7-inch Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) (with Exynos 7578) that was released on December 1, 2015, against the Oppo K3, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and came out 42 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 128GB
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 10.8 mm narrower
  • Weighs 59 grams less
Reasons to consider the Oppo K3
  • Has a 1.8 inches larger screen size
  • Comes with 1465 mAh larger battery capacity: 3765 vs 2300 mAh
  • Thinner bezels – 15.3% more screen real estate
  • Modern USB Type-C port
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi 5 wireless networks
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5)
  • Supports 20W fast charging
  • More recent OS version: Android 10 versus 7
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR4X 1866 MHz
  • Slow-motion recording at 240FPS
  • Ability to record video in 4K resolution

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type Super AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.7 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9 19.5:9
PPI 312 ppi 396 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support No No
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen-to-body ratio 69.4% 84.7%
Display features - - Always-On Display
- DC Dimming
Display tests
PWM 240 Hz -
Response time 8 ms -
Contrast ∞ Infinity -
Max. Brightness
480 nits
n/a
Sources: NotebookCheck [1]

Design and build

Height 134.5 mm (5.3 inches) 161.2 mm (6.35 inches)
Width 65.2 mm (2.57 inches) 76 mm (2.99 inches)
Thickness 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 9.4 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 132 gramm (4.66 oz) 191 gramm (6.74 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Glass Plastic
Frame material Metal Plastic
Colors White, Black, Gold, Pink White, Black, Purple
Fingerprint scanner No Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio
Oppo K3 +22%
84.7%

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) and Oppo K3 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7578 Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Max. clock 1500 MHz 2200 MHz
CPU cores - 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture - - 6 cores at 1.7 GHz: Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
- 2 cores at 2.2 GHz: Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
Lithography process - 10 nanometers
Graphics - Adreno 616
GPU clock 600 MHz 500 MHz
FLOPS - ~384 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 1.5 GB 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory clock 800 MHz 1866 MHz
Channels 1 2
Storage
Storage size 16 GB 64, 128 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.0 UFS 2.1
Memory card MicroSD No
Memory card max. size Up to 128 GB -

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
Oppo K3 +342%
152273
AnTuTu Benchmark 8

Software

Operating system Android 5.1.1 (Can be upgraded to Android 7.0) Android 9.0 (Can be upgraded to Android 10)
ROM TouchWiz Color OS 7
OS size 5.3 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 2300 mAh 3765 mAh
Charge power - 20 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging No Yes, VOOC 3.0 (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:35 hr 1:30 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 4160 x 3120 4616 x 3464
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 120FPS
Slow motion No 240 FPS (720p)
Lenses 1 (13 MP) 2 (16 MP + 2 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 13 MP
- Aperture: f/1.9
- Phase autofocus
- 16 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.5" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
Depth lens - - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Camera features - - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 5 megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 2592 x 1944 4608 x 3456
Aperture f/1.9 f/2.0
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) при 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) при 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 4.1 5
Bluetooth features PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type Micro USB USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes No
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot Yes No
LTE Cat* 4 15
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes No
Dolby Atmos No No

Other

Category Mid-range Mid-range
Announced December 2015 May 2019
Release date December 2015 June 2019
Launch price ~ 212 USD ~ 225 USD
SAR (head) 0.621 W/kg -
SAR (body) 0.524 W/kg -
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Oppo K3 is definitely a better buy.

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