Our Opinion

The Oppo Reno is a significantly better phone, but the Oppo R17 Pro is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Oppo Reno.

Oppo R17 Pro  Oppo Reno 
Oppo R17 Pro Oppo Reno
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Excellence Score
66.1
71.7
Value for Money Score
72.7
68.8
Price ₹ 26,349 onwards ₹ 32,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2018 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.4 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features AMOLED DCI-P3 Support
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #30 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #30 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 616 Adreno 616
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 20MP + 12MP + 3D Camera 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: F/1.5-2.4 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 20MP: F/2.6 Aperture, TOF 3D Stereo Camera, HDR, Panorama 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (Wide); 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Gyro-EIS, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps
Secondary Camera 25MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 20mm Focal Length (Ultrawide), 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.9µm Pixel Size, HDR Motorized Pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM
Thickness 7.9 mm 9 mm
Weight 183 gm 185 gm
Width 74.6 mm 74.3 mm
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh 3765 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, SuperVOOC Flash Charge (40% in 10 min) Yes, VOOC Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 50W Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous, beautiful, curvy design - the Oppo R17 Pro is one of the most beautiful and elegant designs we have seen in 2018
  • It's sleek, has tapered edges, rounded corners, and is made of a metal and glass combination that exudes a high-quality feel
  • It’s dense but it doesn’t feel too heavy or too light - the perfect balance of weight and ergonomics make the R7 Pro extremely comfortable to hold
  • The most eye-catching part about the R17 Pro’s design is its new fog gradient color
  • The coating on the Oppo R17 Pro’s rear glass panel isn’t reflective - instead, it has more of a satin appearance and looks less like glass - which means it hides fingerprints and smudges more effectively and blends in more seamlessly with the metal frame
  • The in-screen fingerprint sensor works well, and is reasonably fast
  • Brilliant, large, 6.4 inch AMOLED screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio - it looks fantastic, with the vibrant colors, great contrast, and inky deep blacks
  • The display is surrounded by extremely thin bezels and has a very tiny (water-drop) notch giving it an impressive 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio
  • Oppo's ColorOS UI, while it might be a bit too bright, playful, and iOS-like for some people, is jam-packed with plenty of features
  • On your left-most home screen lives a smart assistant giving you quick access to specific functions and other glanceable information such as the weather, calendar, and step tracker
  • The smart sidebar can also give you quick access to functions and apps by swiping in from the edge of the display similar to Samsung’s edge UX features
  • ColorOS also supports many other smart features, such as smart driving and gesture controls for split-screen multitasking, taking a screenshot, and turning on the display
  • It also supports gesture-based navigation in place of the traditional on-screen navigation buttons
  • Top-notch performance with the new Snapdragon 710 and an ample 8GB of RAM - the device is super quick to launch applications and effortlessly multitasks - it's silky smooth when navigating through the interface or scrolling through a webpage
  • Very good triple camera setup on the rear
  • The primary camera is a 12MP sensor with OIS and a variable aperture (a la Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9) - picture quality is great - images are sharp and detailed, and color reproduction is vibrant without appearing unnatural
  • The secondary sensor is 20MP at f/2.6 and leveraged to create background bokeh for portrait mode and 3D portrait mode lighting effects
  • The third camera is a unique TOF (Time of Flight) 3D stereo camera - the 3D camera allows you to capture 3D images in seconds by circling the camera around an object or person - unfortunately it's a bit buggy at present - and has no clear use-cases - this might change though with software updates
  • The front-facing camera is impressive too with a whopping 25MP sensor, and selfie photos come out quite good with natural colors and skin tones
  • The AI camera features on both the rear and front cameras of course help too
  • Another cool feature that works very well is the Ultra Night Mode for low-light or night time photography - this will automatically kick in if the camera decides the situation is too dark, or you can toggle to it manually - it significantly improves shadow and highlight detail and produces a brighter image - the differences with and without are often astounding
  • All in all, the overall image quality from the cameras is exceptional, and puts them just a shade below the best cameras on the block - the likes of the Pixel 3, and the iPhone XS - and above what what will probably be it's primary competitor - the OnePlus 6T
  • Long-lasting battery life, with a total capacity of 3700mAh - you will comfortably get a day and more
  • SuperVOOC Flash Charging is crazy fast - and internally uses two separate batteries (1850 mAh each) for even faster charging - you will get an unbelievable 40% charge in just 10 minutes using the bundled SuperVOOC Charger - and about 95% in 30 minutes!
  • The phone also stays cool to the touch while charging as SuperVOOC keeps the heat in the charging brick instead of transferring it to the phone
  • The fast charging speed even blows the likes of OnePlus dash charging (which has been the fast charging benchmark so far) out of the park
  • There are no 2 ways about it - the Oppo R17 Pro is a very good device that's packaged in a beautiful and well-crafted design
  • It can provide some strong competition to the mid-range flagship champion, the OnePlus 6T - while some people might prefer the OnePlus for a closer to stock Android UI and more reliable Android updates, the Oppo R17 Pro on the other hand gives you (slightly) better cameras, a more stunning design, and some crazy fast charging speeds
  • Absolutely captivating glass-and-metal design - arguably one of the best designs of 2019 so far - the OPPO Reno is a sight to behold both front and back, and very similar to it's senior cousin, the Reno 10x Zoom
  • Curvy and smooth finish makes it a joy to carry around
  • Fairly comfortable to use one-handed, which is an impressive feat for a 6.4inch screen phone
  • The absence of any notch and the thin bezels on all sides gives the phone a distinct visual identity
  • The matte texture on the back glass gives it a bit of a grip and saves it from smudges (and for more careful users, OPPO also has a protective case in the box)
  • The in-screen fingerprint scanner is in a comfortable position
  • Excellent, captivating AMOLED screen - large and notch-free - watching content on the screen is a treat
  • Color OS 6 is now much leaner, snappier, and more streamlined
  • It also packs relatively lesser bloatware than before
  • There are of course many add-on features as well - including Game space (to optimize game performance), Kids space (parental controls), Smart driving (for safety on the road), and special gestures for activating Google Assistant or switching to split-screen mode
  • Solid performance with a Snapdragon 710, along with a generous 8GB of RAM - both day-to-day use and gaming are smooth, and lag-free
  • Very good set of dual rear cameras - they take some impressive pictures with very good HDR
  • Most of the photos have a nice balance of warm and cooler tones, good sharpness, and good dynamic range
  • Portrait shots are good too - the camera setup does particularly well with subject detection and the blurring stays realistic alongside maintaining natural skin tones
  • The Reno’s performance at night is also noteworthy - with a dedicated Night mode, a lot of detail in low light is preserved and the phone is able to balance spots of lighting well
  • The other star of OPPO’s show is the front facing camera, with an intriguing shark fin pop-up design, that's sure to turn heads - the quality of the selfies is pretty good too
  • Very good battery life with a 3765mAH battery combined with some good software optimization - you will comfortably stretch it 1.5 days with light to moderate use
  • Excellent VOOC fast-charging, one of the best fast-charging technologies in the industry at present - you will get a full charge in about an hour
  • Overall, with the good camera setup, a beautiful design, a very good battery life, Reno is worthy of consideration alongside other budget flagships like the OnePlus 7, especially for users who are not seeking top-end performance (and stock-like Android) and instead value the comfortable fitting curves of the Oppo Reno and its ‘shark-fin’ selfie camera design
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No water resistance
  • Overall though, with the excessive bloatware and pointless system apps, the software is pretty cluttered - something that's long been an issue with heavily customised Android skins like ColorOS - if you are a 'pure' Android enthusiast, you want to look elsewhere
  • There are some competing phones (like the OnePlus 7) that will give you the flagship Snapdragon 855 at the same price, so the Reno isn't quite top bracket in terms of performance, even for this price range
  • Under stress, the phone has a tendency to warm up towards the top
  • The rear camera setup misses out on ultra-wide angle lens, OIS or optical zoom capabilities - and because of the lack of versatility, while the camera is very good for the price, it can't quite compete with the cameras on the top flagship phones
  • Video quality, especially, is not the best, due to lack of OIS
  • It would have been nice to have stereo speakers too (like the OnePlus 7) - the speaker unit at the bottom edge of the device offers loud sound, but it lacks in richness, and is easily covered by your natural grip when using the phone in landscape mode
Expert Reviews
  1. If only the price was a bit more competitive, we could have given it our full recommendation
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The expensive launch price might put buyers off, despite some very good features in the phone
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you are the absent-minded type and see the need for SuperVOOC Flash charging, then by all means, go for the R17 Pro....But if you are more value-conscious, then the OnePlus 6T should check all your boxes
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. An excellent smartphone, but not without its issues
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. A fantastic device that's packaged in a beautiful and well-crafted design
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A good smartphone up against some great competitors
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Has some good selling points to make sure it doesn't get lost amid the competition...The biggest setback though is the aging ColourOS
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. A solid 6.4-inch smartphone with one standout feature: its battery subsystem
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. An impressive product that definitely deserves consideration
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A triumph for Oppo...easy to recommend
    pcworld.idg.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  11. A promising start for the R-series in India
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  14. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. notebookcheck.net hands-on Read Review »
  16. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  17. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Blurring lines between mid-range and high-end
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  3. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  4. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  5. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  6. t3.com hands-on Read Review »
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