Is Oukitel K3 a cheaper viable alternative to Sony Xperia XZ Premium ?


Oukitel K3

As soon as the first pictures of the Oukitel K3 hit the internet, the undeniable look and design very similar to the Xperia models of Sony just immediatelly stood out. Now with the phone out in the presales let’s take a closer look at it in comparison to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and decide if it could be a viable cheap alternative for that.

At first glance both models look pretty similar with 5,5-inch displays with dual curved glossy design and symmetrical design of the side frames. But with closer inspection there are some pretty significant differences between these two competitors. Sony decided to put the fingeprint sensor on the right right, while Oukitel went the more conservative route with the scanner integrated into the home button.

Another big difference comes with the cameras, because while Oukitel K3 sports dual lens cameras both front and back with the rear cameras centred, Sony Xperia XZ Premium uses only single lens cameras on both sides and uses the top left placement. And the batteries are similar, 6000 mAh vs 3000 mAh in favor of the Oukitel and with the 9V/2A quick charger you can even charge it fully in just 2h50m time.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium of course offers way more powerful specs in terms of processor power and camera quality, but Oukitel K3 at least matches with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. And the price ? Well galaxies apart, because Oukitel K3 presale offers are currently at $139.99 down from the $179.99 retail price as opposed to the hefty $625.99 for the Sony. If the Oukitel piece would seem like a viable alternative, then you can pre-order it at the Oukitel Authorized Store.

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3 Comments

  1. SoniC
    September 6, 2017

    Honestly — I cannot recommend Oukitel to anyone, here a few reasons :

    –missed promises – Oukitel promised an update to Android 6.0 for the k4000 and k4000pro series (to arrive at the end of 2016). Till now no official update in sight.

    –ROMs are buggy as hell — call quality issues and the user needs to dig deep to solve some of them by himself (just check the 4pda.ru threads — these are full of “fixes”)

    –k4000/k4000pro was advertised as an “unbreakable” phone. Two of my colleagues dropped it from under a meter — and guess what… a nice “spider web app” appeared on the screens

    –ROM issue in the latest k4000 version available for download — phone doesn’t enter sleep –> quick discharge. Only solution is to re-flash (with flashing tools) an earlier version

    –3 of 5 k4000/k4000pro stopped working after a year — charging problems — I assume a problem with the usb connector.

    Never touching Oukitel again!

  2. SoniC
    September 6, 2017

    Honestly — I cannot recommend Oukitel to anyone, here a few reasons :

    –missed promises – Oukitel promised an update to Android 6.0 for the k4000 and k4000pro series (to arrive at the end of 2016). Till now no official update in sight.

    –ROMs are buggy as hell — call quality issues and the user needs to dig deep to solve some of them by himself (just check the

  3. SoniC
    September 6, 2017

    threads — these are full of “fixes”)

    –k4000/k4000pro was advertised as an “unbreakable” phone. Two of my colleagues dropped it from under a meter — and guess what… a nice “spider web app” appeared on the screens

    –ROM issue in the latest k4000 version available for download — phone doesn’t enter sleep –> quick discharge. Only solution is to re-flash (with flashing tools) an earlier version

    –3 of 5 k4000/k4000pro stopped working after a year — charging problems — I assume a problem with the usb connector.

    Never touching Oukitel again!