Our Opinion

The realme Narzo 20 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Oppo F17 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme Narzo 20 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB)!

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Excellence Score
44.2
53.0
Value for Money Score
70.4
86.3
Price ₹ 18,499 onwards ₹ 15,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2020 Sep, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.43 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 90 HzHigh
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.05 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio P95Ranked #25 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek Helio G95Ranked #22 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GM9446 Mali-G76 MC4
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 + 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/1.8 aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.3 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; 22mm Focal Length; Macro Lens; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size, 2MP: B/W Sensor; f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, Video: [email protected]/60, EIS, Super NightScape, Panoramic view, Expert mode, Time-lapse, Portrait mode, HDR, Ultra wide mode, Ultra macro mode, AI scene recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion, Bokeh Effect Control
Secondary Camera 16MP + 2MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features 16MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/3" Sensor Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR f/2.1 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um 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 9.4 mmThick
Weight 164 gmMedium 191 gmHeavy
Width 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4500 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, 65W Dart Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W 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
  • Charming, fresh rear design - the Narzo 20 Pro features a shimmery V-pattern on the glass-like plastic rear back, which gives it a premium look
  • The front is identical to the Realme 7 with a hole-punch and thin bezels all around
  • Even though it uses plastic for the frame and back panel, the Narzo 20 Pro feels well-built and sturdy
  • Face unlock and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor are quick
  • The Narzo 20 Pro gets the same large 6.5 inches IPS LCD as the Realme 7 - it can get very bright, and colours are nicely saturated
  • The display supports up to 90Hz refresh rate which makes for a smooth experience - games that support 90Hz displays, like Alto's Odyssey, are particularly enjoyable to play
  • Software on the Realme phones is much improved since the company switched to Realme UI, it is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others - there are some exciting and useful features like Realme Dual-Mode Audio, which allows you to connect a Bluetooth and a wired headset at the same time to listen to music on the smartphone
  • Rapid performance from the new MediaTek Helio G95 chipset - the SOC performs similar to the Helio G90T with an updated GPU, so apart from smooth regular usage, you would be getting a boost in your gaming sessions
  • Decent quad cameras at the back - the main unit boasts a 48MP sensor, with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP micro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The main camera produces sharp images, deep colours, all of which are certainly more than good enough for quick posting on social media
  • The ultra-wide camera captures a wider perspective but details and colours are weaker compared to the main sensor as expected
  • Portrait shots generally look good, and you get the option to adjust the background blur before shooting
  • Low light photos look decent - shots captured using Night mode look more pleasing
  • The 16MP camera can take decent selfies - The selfie portrait mode is useful as it manages to correctly crop out the background, and there's also Night mode for bright selfies even in the dark
  • Videography is smooth and largely nondescript - it can record up to 120fps slo-mo
  • Very good battery life from the 4500 mAh battery - even with medium to heavy usage, it will get you a day and half of runtime on one charge
  • Best is class 65W SuperDart Charging - you get 70 percent in just under 20 mins, which is really helpful in most cases and insane for this price
  • The Realme Narzo 20 Pro is a good overall mid-range smartphone, it's a good enough refresh with its larger battery - overall performance is very good, battery life is excellent, and best is class 65W charging is something to consider Narzo 20 Pro when buying a new phone
  • If you prefer a phone is really good cameras, you can skip the Narzo 20 Pro and rather go with the Realme 7, which offers better cameras and similar other specs
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 Narzo 20 Pro is fairly thick at 9.4mm and heavy at 191 g
  • There are still several pre-loaded apps however (though most of these can thankfully be uninstalled)
  • The 2MP macro camera is not great, and even photos taken in broad daylight look quite poor
  • Overall, the cameras on the Narzo 20 Pro aren't bad at any means, but they aren't the best, which is expected from Realme
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. Realme Narzo 20 Pro packs in some powerful hardware and check all the boxes for a power user
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. This decent phone is a mid-range fast-charging benchmark
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good phone for gaming, but not photos
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Realme Narzo 20 Pro is a great device for its price, but the camera and software needs improvement
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Narzo 20 Pro ticks all the right boxes... though the Realme 7 makes more sense
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Get it for fast charging but Realme 7 a better deal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Competition undershadows the Narzo 20 Pro
    moneycontrol.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A good phone, but the competition is better
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
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