first_imgOppo recently launched the A3s budget smartphone in India which is priced at Rs 10,990. One of the biggest highlights of this phone is that it is the cheapest in the market right now with a display notch. This means you’re getting a near bezel-less display that is usually found in more expensive phones. It is also the second notched phone from Oppo following the Oppo F7 for the Indian market.The Oppo A3s will of course go up against phones from Xiaomi, Nokia and even Asus, among others. But we’re not looking at any of these phones today. Interestingly, the A3s also goes up against another phone that’s part of Oppo. We’re talking about the Reame 1 which is the first phone from Oppo’s sub-brand Realme and was launched in India a couple of months ago. The Realme 1 starts under Rs 10,000 and goes up to Rs 13,999. Notably, there’s a middle variant that costs Rs 10,990, which is the same price as the Oppo A3s. This is bound to cause some confusion among potential Oppo fans on which phone makes more sense for the price.– The Oppo A3s brings a notched display which allows for a bigger screen in a compact form factor. It sports a 6.2-inch super full-screen HD+ display, which is one of the tallest screens you’ll find in this segment. That being said, this is a 720p display when compared to the Realme 1 which offers a slightly smaller 6-inch screen but with a full-HD+ display. Unlike the Oppo A3s, the Realme 1 does not come with a notch and offers symmetrical bezels and an 18:9 display.advertisement– Both the Oppo A3s and Realme 1 offer glossy rear panels, making them look almost similar in that they both try to look premium from a distance. The A3s is offered in Red and Dark Purple colours while the Realme 1 comes in Silver, Solar Red and Diamond Black colours. — The Oppo A3s comes with some underwhelming hardware compared to what the Realme 1 offers for its price. The former gets a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while the Realme 1 gets a more powerful Helio P60 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for the exact same price. This a pretty one-sided battle here as the Realme 1 offers a chipset that is seen inside the more expensive Oppo F7.– The two areas where the Oppo A3s may have an edge over the Realme 1 is with regards to the rear camera and battery. The A3s gets a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP + 2MP configuration which means better support for bokeh shots. The Realme 1 gets a single 13-megapixel sensor on the back. On the front, both the phones offer an 8-megapixel selfie camera.– The Oppo A3s also houses a larger 4230mAh battery, which will make sure your device doesn’t run out of juice too soon. The Realme 1 on the other hand comes with a 3,410mAh battery, which will offer around a day’s worth of charge on an average.– Both the Realme 1 and Oppo A3s run Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s custom ColorOS out-of-the-box so as far as software goes, you’re going to get a similar experience. That being said, you’re likely to see some difference in performance with the Realme 1 expected to be a lot smoother thanks to the amount of memory you’re getting. Both the phones also miss out on a fingerprint sensor and offer only face unlock for biometric login.– While the Oppo A3s brings a bigger battery and a dual camera setup, but as an overall package the phone seems to wane in front of the Realme 1, which offers a lot more at the same price. Not only does the Realme 1 bring a full-HD+ resolution, but it also packs a more capable and powerful processor along with more memory and storage.last_img