Oppo R17 Pro 

price₹ 43,490 onwards

launchDec, 2018

83.5

excellence score

71.3

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • No water resistance

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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
  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  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. An excellent smartphone, but not without its issues
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A fantastic device that's packaged in a beautiful and well-crafted design
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive product that definitely deserves consideration
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A promising start for the R-series in India
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A triumph for Oppo...easy to recommend
    pcworld.idg.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  8. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. ibtimes.co.in hands-on Read Review »
  11. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  12. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »

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Oppo R17 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • Waterdrop Screen
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Sensors
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • G-sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #14 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3700 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, SuperVOOC Flash Charge (40% in 10 min)
Dimensions
Weight183 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 20MP + 3D Camera
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera25MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 20mm Focal Length (Ultrawide)
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • 0.9µm Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes

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