Our Opinion

The Vivo V17 Pro is a slightly better phone, but the Oppo F17 Pro is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Oppo F17 Pro  Vivo V17 Pro 
Oppo F17 Pro Vivo V17 Pro
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Excellence Score
44.2
46.3
Value for Money Score
70.4
53.0
Price ₹ 18,499 onwards ₹ 32,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2020 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to Android 11
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.43 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio P95Ranked #25 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GM9446 Adreno 612
RAM 8 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 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 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 48MP: F/1.78 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; Sony IMX 582 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; 6P Lens, 8MP: 120° Ultra Wide Lens; F/2.2 Aperture; 13MP: Telephoto Lens; 2X Optical zoom; 10X Digital Zoom; F/2.5 Aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture, Pro Mode, Slo-mo Video, Time-lapse, Camera Filters, Live Photos, HDR, Portrait, Panorama, Touch to Shutter, Voice Control, Palm Gesture, AR Stickers, Super Night Mode, Jovi Image Recognizer, AI Scene Identification, Super Macro
Secondary Camera 16MP + 2MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features 16MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/3" Sensor Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR Pop-up cameras, 32MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 8MP: 105° Ultra Wide Sensor; F/2.2 Aperture, LED flash
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot 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 7.5 mmSlim 9.8 mmThick
Weight 164 gmMedium 202 gmHeavy
Width 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use 74.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4100 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, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 (100% in 53 min) Yes, 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 2.1 Storage; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Attractive looking smartphone - one of the better designed in its price segment - the glass body adds to the overall premium aesthetics of the Vivo V17 Pro
  • The good bit is despite sporting so many cameras the design of the quad-camera module on the back has clean lines and doesn't look cluttered
  • The front is a sharp, modern all-screen affair - the dual front cameras are embedded in a broad pop-up module
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor is fast and unlocks the smartphone quickly
  • Beautiful 6.44-inch, notch-free, Super AMOLED display with a screen-to-body of 91.65 per cent - in other words, lots of screen, lots of pixels, and a great screen for watching videos
  • The full-screen display also get pretty bright in all lighting conditions, and exhibits very good viewing angles
  • The Vivo V17 Pro also comes with an always-on display option, which is useful
  • Solid, smooth performance with the Snapdragon 675 at the core - every-day use to gaming - it's all lag-free
  • Excellent 6 camera setup - 4 on the rear (48MP primary Sony IMX582 sensor, 13MP telephoto lens, 8MP wide angle lens and 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots) + 2 on the front (32MP primary shooter and second camera is an 8MP super wide-angle lens)
  • The Vivo V17 Pro captures some great shots, especially in good light - details are great, and colors are original-like - the dynamic range is also pretty good
  • The ultra wide-angle lens offer a new perspective and lets users click wider area at close range to the subject
  • The camera app also includes a super macro mode that again captures good amount of details and spot-on colours
  • Low light performance is respectable too - especially if you use the handy Night mode
  • The Vivo V17 Pro also clicks pretty good selfies with accurate facial details
  • Low light performance in selfies is helped too by the Night mode
  • The second 8MP front camera can be used to click decent group selfies
  • Overall, the Vivo V17 Pro is one of the better phones you can buy right now under Rs 30, 000 if you want good camera performance
  • Very good battery life with a large 4100mAh battery - you will get about 1.5 days of moderate use
  • With the 18W fast charging support, it takes around 1.5 hours (approx) to charge the V17 Pro fully with its bundled charger
  • If camera and design are your primary priorities, the Vivo V17 Pro is an good choice to consider in the under 30k segment - it does very well on both those parameters
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • A bit bulky/chunky
  • No face unlock
  • Software continues to be a relative weak point for Vivo, with a cluttered Funtouch UI (though it is quite feature-packed)
  • This is certainly not the best performing phone of this price bracket though - you get a much more powerful Snapdragon 855 in the cheaper Redmi K20 Pro - in fact, there are the Vivo Z1 Pro and the Vivo Z1X that again cost less and come with a newer Snapdragon 712
  • Sub-par low-light video quality
  • If you are looking for an all-rounder though, you will have better options around especially in terms of software & performance - you will want to look at the likes of Realme XT, and Redmi K20 Pro
Expert Reviews
  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 »
  4. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Brand loyalty aside, we can't recommend the V17 Pro over competing phones because they are cheaper while offering even higher specs
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you live and breathe selfies, the Vivo V17 Pro might appeal to you....If not, you should look at phones such as the Redmi K20 Pro and Oppo Reno 2Z
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Six fun cameras, one mediocre phone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Although the performance of the phone is not bad, the price tag of Rs 29,990, will make it hard to for Vivo V17 Pro to stand out in this crowded segment.... Still for those who want a device for smartphone photography, Vivo V17 Pro remains a good option
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive midranger...but there are better buys around
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. An average phone that doesn’t match its price tag
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Six cameras and great battery life don’t quite make this phone as attractive as we’d hoped
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  8. A good smartphone to consider if camera and design are your key concerns...but there are some great competitors too
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. If you are a photography enthusiast, the V17 Pro is not a bad option...but it should have been priced a bit lower
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. While it offers great cameras, premium looks and good battery life, it doesn't do enough to justify the price
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. If and only if camera is the criteria of buying a smartphone, then go for the Vivo V17 Pro.... Otherwise you can do better at this price
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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