Vivo V17 Pro 

price₹ 25,500 onwards

launchSep, 2019

65.6

excellence score

76.0

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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
  • A bit bulky/chunky
  • No face unlock

Display

  • 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

Software

  • Software continues to be a relative weak point for Vivo, with a cluttered Funtouch UI (though it is quite feature-packed)

Performance

  • Solid, smooth performance with the Snapdragon 675 at the core - every-day use to gaming - it's all lag-free
  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Sub-par low-light video quality

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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
  • 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

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  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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Vivo V17 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.44 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 612
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight202 gmHeavy
Thickness9.8 mmThick
Width74.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Pop-up cameras
  • 32MP: F/2.0 Aperture
  • 8MP: 105° Ultra Wide Sensor; F/2.2 Aperture
  • LED flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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