5G networks are still in an early stage in most of the world and most of the users still do not need a 5G phone. That is why several smartphone manufacturers are still launching smartphones without 5G. They allow to cut costs and they carry more affordable prices. After releasing Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G, Oppo also launched a 4G version of its latest high-end device, then the company made it available to pre-order for the Indian market. We still do not know its price, but we got most of its specifications and we can compare it with the concurrence. We chose the Poco X2 and the Redmi K20 Pro for this comparison because we believe they are the greatest deals in India in a similar price range.
|Oppo Reno3 Pro 4G||Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro||Xiaomi Poco X2|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7 mm||156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191 grams||165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm, 208 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 405 ppi, Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Super AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio P95 (unconfirmed)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, Color OS||Android 9 Pie, MIUI||Android 10, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 13 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.7, f/2.4, f/2.2 and f/2.4
Dual 44 MP front camera
|Triple 48 + 8 + 13 MP f/1.8, f/2.4 and f/2.4
20 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.9, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||4025 mAh, fast charging 30W||4000 mAh, Fast Charging 27W with Quick Charge 4+||4500 mAh, fast charging 27W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot|
Oppo Reno3 Pro and Poco X2 come with a dual punch-hole design, while Redmi K20 Pro comes with a notch-less and borderless display thanks to a pop-up camera. While the front side of the Redmi K20 Pro looks more futuristic because it is hole-less when it comes to the rear side I personally prefer the Oppo Reno3 Pro because it is more minimalistic. Further, the Oppo Reno 3 Pro is a thinner device. But tastes play an important role in such a decision: all of these devices are built with premium materials and they have a premium design, despite they are not top-tier flagships.
The most attractive display is undoubtedly the one found on the Oppo Reno3 Pro. It has a higher refresh rate, a great AMOLED panel, a high DCI-P3 coverage, and a very high brightness. Redmi K20 Pro has a high color accuracy, but it comes with a standard refresh rate. The Poco X2 has a higher refresh rate than Oppo Reno3 Pro (up to 120 Hz) but it has a classic IPS panel and it does not feature an in-display fingerprint reader. Oppo Reno3 Pro has a more complete display.
Specs & Software
The hardware department is the strongest point of the Redmi K20 Pro. It is the only with flagship-grade hardware composed of a Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. Both Oppo Reno3 Pro and Poco X2 are just mid-rangers. The SoC model of the former is still unknown (it is rumored to be an Helio P95), while the second is fueled by a Snapdragon 730G chipset. Oppo Reno3 Pro and Poco X2 have Android 10 out of the box, while Redmi K20 Pro is older and it ships with Android Pie. But it still wins the specs comparison.
Oppo Reno3 Pro is an advanced camera phone and it wins the camera comparison. It is the only handset of this trio to feature OIS, as well as the only with a telephoto sensor carrying the support for optical zoom. It even comes with a useful monochromatic sensor instead of the classic depth sensor found on most of the midrange devices. Last but not least, it has one of the best front cameras out there: a dual setup with a 44 MP main lens. The specifications of the secondary sensor are still unknown.
With a 4500 mAh, the Poco X2 is the best battery phone here. But the Oppo Reno3 Pro has the fastest charging technology: with a 30W power and VOOC Flash Charge 4.0, it reaches 50 percent of charge in just 20 minutes.
We still do not know how much Oppo Reno3 Pro will cost in India. Poco X2 has an Rs. 15,999 / €205 / $222 starting price, while Redmi K20 Pro costs about Rs. 23,290 / €300 / $325 in its 6/128 GB configuration. There is not a universal winner of this comparison: you should go for the Oppo Reno3 Pro if you want the best camera and the most interesting display, Redmi K20 Pro is the only with flagship-level performance, and Poco X2 has the longest battery life. Overall, Oppo Reno3 Pro looks slightly more interesting.
- Bigger battery
- 120 Hz display
- Wider display
- LCD display
Oppo Reno3 Pro 4G
- Potentially worse performance
- Notchless AMOLED display
- Flagship hardware
- Worldwide availability
- Good street prices
- Average cameras