Our Opinion

The Oppo F17 Pro is a slightly better phone than the Vivo V20 SE, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F17 Pro!

Oppo F17 Pro  Vivo V20 SE 
Oppo F17 Pro Vivo V20 SE
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Excellence Score
44.2
42.0
Value for Money Score
70.4
65.4
Price ₹ 18,499 onwards ₹ 20,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2020 Nov, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
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 N/A
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 665Ranked #46 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GM9446 Adreno 610
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 + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
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/1.8 aperture; 25mm focal length; 1/2.0" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; 1/4.0" sensor size; 1.12um pixel size; Auto-focus, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 16MP + 2MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features 16MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/3" Sensor Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.8" aperture, 0.8um pixel size
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 256 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 7.8 mmMedium
Weight 164 gmMedium 171 gmMedium
Width 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use 74.1 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, 33W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration 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
  • Shiny, premium design - the back panel features a dual-tone gradient texture, which shifts shade depending on the angle light hits it
  • The front looks similar to the V20, with its narrow bezels and a small dew-drop notch
  • The smartphone is thin and the weight is easily manageable - and the curved sides make the phone comfortable to hold and carry around
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face recognition is quick to unlock the Vivo V20 SE
  • The display is a gorgeous 6.44-inch AMOLED FHD+ panel which promises vibrant and life-like colours, similar to the Vivo V20 - the display has good viewing angles and gets bright enough when outdoors
  • The Vivo V20 SE comes with Android 10 out of the box with Vivo's new Funtouch OS 11 and not Android 11 like on the elder sibling, but Vivo has promised the update to 11 at the time of launch, - this new skin by Vivo brings several bells and whistles, and a much cleaner, simpler interface - there's an improved dark mode and ton of customisation option
  • Good triple rear camera setup - a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera that is also capable of macro photography, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Vivo V20 SE manage decent shots with good details on objects even at a distance - while shooting outdoors in bright conditions, the V20 SE is quick to enable HDR
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera offers a wider field of view but at the cost of details - the images aren't as sharp as the primary camera, but they fit a lot more scene into the picture - Close-ups with this camera turn out well, and the phone manages to capture sharp images, this is much better than the dedicated low-resolution sensors
  • Portrait shots with steady subjects turn out well, with good edge detection
  • The V20 SE manage good selfies in daylight as well as low light - you can take portrait shots using the selfie camera, and the V20 SE blurs out the background automatically
  • Battery life on the V20 SE is good from the 4100 mAh battery, and the phone goes on for a day and a half on a single charge
  • Charging is also quick with the 33W charger bundled in the box - the device gets to about 96 per cent in an hour
  • The V20 SE is a good phone that has a few things going for it - the device offers a lightweight design and decent cameras for the price
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
  • The glossy finish at the back is prone to fingerprints and smudges
  • The panel lacks support for fast refresh rate
  • Average performance from the Snapdragon 665 - this isn't the most powerful chipset for the price, it is available on phones at half the price, the competitors like the Poco X3 offer much better performance for this segment
  • Low-light camera performance is average overall - photos appear smooth and objects at a distance have a watercolour-like effect - enabling Night Mode results in slightly brighter images, but nothing game-changing
  • On the other hand, if you are looking for a well-rounded smartphone, the V20 SE isn't your best bet - it sports a weaker processor, which is evident when playing heavy games, in this case, the Realme 7 Pro and the Poco X3 would be suitable alternatives
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. This phone focuses on design and cameras, if you are looking for a well-rounded smartphone, the V20 SE isn't your best bet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The V20 SE seems to be an average device with decent cameras, good battery life... but the performance just seems to disappoint
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Skip on buying the V20 SE, buy the V20 instead
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Vivo V20 makes a lot better option if you really want to buy a Vivo phone
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
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