Our Opinion

The Oppo F17 Pro is a significantly better phone than the Oppo A53 (6GB RAM, 128GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F17 Pro!

Oppo A53 (6GB RAM, 128GB)  Oppo F17 Pro 
Oppo A53 Oppo F17 Pro
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Excellence Score
31.2
45.3
Value for Money Score
66.3
71.8
Price ₹ 15,241 onwards ₹ 17,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2020 Sep, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.43 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 460Ranked #51 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek Helio P95Ranked #25 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 PowerVR GM9446
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 25mm Focal Length; 1/3.06" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; ; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 119-degree Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size 16MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/3" Sensor Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mmMedium 7.5 mmSlim
Weight 186 gmMedium 164 gmMedium
Width 75.1 mmOk for one-handed use 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging Yes, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 (100% in 53 min)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Storage; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Gorgeous, modern design - the bold camera design and the a mirror-split design with matte finish adds up to a great looking device
  • The phone looks quite flawless from the back, it features a rather flashy back cover
  • The F17 Pro measures 7.48mm in thickness and weighs just 164g, which makes it incredibly comfortable to use for long periods, be it gaming or texting
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner, as well as face recognition, are quick to unlock the F17 Pro
  • The frame and the back panel are built from plastic, but this phone still feels quite rugged
  • The display is an excellent 6.43-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel which promises inky blacks and vivid colours - watching movies and videos on the screen is an enjoyable experience
  • It gets bright enough for using the device even under harsh sunlight
  • The F17 Pro runs ColorOS 7.2 on top of Android 10, which is a feature-rich custom Android skin - Smart Sidebar, Quick Return Bubble, themes, and custom apps such as Oppo Relax are all present and there's plenty of room for customisation
  • Decent performance from the Helio P95 SoC - the F17 Pro handles multitasking and everyday apps quite well
  • Decent quad cameras for the price - these include a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP monochrome camera, and a 2MP depth camera
  • In daylight, the primary sensor captures sharp and well-detailed 12MP binned images - exposure and colours are handled very well and autofocus is reliable, which made capturing close-ups quite easy
  • The ultra wide-angle camera captured shots with equally good exposures, even though details were a bit soft
  • Portrait mode works well, correctly blurring out the right areas behind the subject in most instances, the level of background blur can be adjusted before taking a shot
  • The main 16MP front camera captures decent-looking selfies under good light, facial details are good and skin tones generally look natural - portrait selfie option is also present for you to use
  • Good battery life from the 4000 mAh battery - the battery can last for a day and half of medium to light usage
  • Charging is quick with the supplied 30W charger - it can charge the F17 Pro under an hour
  • The Oppo F17 Pro is a very likeable phone, mostly because of how slim and light it is, it looks quite modern thanks to the exposed-lens design of the rear cameras - battery life is also very good, it charges quickly, and it has a nice display
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Lacks a high refresh rate panel, that other phones offer
  • However, heavy usage bogs down the phone quite a lot, there are better performing phones available at this price
  • Low-light camera performance is average, the images lack details - there is visible noise in the darker regions, which you can clearly see - the Night mode helps brighten up scenes, but the overall image quality and color reproduction are above average
  • However, the camera performance could have been much better - then there's performance, which, while decent in its own right, does feel a little weak compared to phones such as the Realme 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro, which are also available at similar prices
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. It’s got style, but lacks substance
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Oppo F17 Pro works for those who want a good screen, and beautiful lightweight design... performance seekers should look elsewhere
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want people to notice your phone, F17 Pro will allow for that
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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