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Oppo R17

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Oppo R17 was launched in Streamer Blue and Neon Purple colours, its include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, and Micro-USB. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor, and runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage, the rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports a 25-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture, on the rear packs a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.22-micron and a second 5-megapixel camera, the R17 runs Android 8.1 and is powered by a 3,500mAh battery and supports VOOC fast charging, and powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor that features 2 cores clocked at 2GHz and 6 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, It comes with 8GB of RAM, and comes with a 6.40-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels at a pixel density of 374 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19:9 .
Design
8
Display
8
Software
7
Performance
8
Battery Life
10
Camera
8
Value for Money
7
PROS:
  • Good cameras
  • Insane charging speeds
  • Good battery life
  • Solid build quality
CONS:
  • 3D camera feature doesn’t work yet
  • Slow fingerprint scanner

Oppo R17

I’ve never really been excited about Oppo devices, and the new Oppo R17 is no different. But since I had the chance to spend some time with it, I thought I would share my quick impressions of the phone with you guys.

First of all, let’s start with design.

OPPO R17

This is a pretty good looking phone, especially from the front. The new notch design on this OLED screen isa quite a looker, and even the bottom chin is relatively small.

To me, this is how the notch should have evolved from the Essential Phone. The quality of the display is really good as well, so I’ve really enjoyed watching content on the phone.

But do take note, like a lot of phones from Chinese manufacturers, it lacks Wide vine L1 support. So you won’t be able to watch HD content from apps like Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video.

Hardware wise, the R17 continues the tradition of using new mid-range Qual comm chipsets. This time round it’s the Snapdragon 670. It’s also paired with ample amount of storage and RAM.

In terms of the performance of the chipset, I have no complaint whatsoever. It’s able to run games well, and apps launches quickly. In my time with it, it also seems quite efficient, or maybe it’s just the 3,500mAh battery.

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This is where I want to talk about Color-OS. I’m not a fan of it at all. From the way it looks, to the way it works. Despite the capable chipset, it just doesn’t feel as smooth, especially the camera app.

The launcher can be replaced, but it doesn’t fix annoying issues like the multi-step process to dismiss a notification or the intrusive app permissions.

So software is definitely my least favorite  part of the phone, and one of the main reasons why I’m not that interested in Oppo devices in general.

While the camera app experience isn’t that  smooth, it is able to produce pretty good looking images.

Specification: Oppo R17

Technology

GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE

Announced

2018, August

Status

Available. Released 2018, September

Dimensions

157.5 x 74.9 x 7.5 mm (6.20 x 2.95 x 0.30 in)

Weight

182 g (6.42 oz)

SIM

Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

6.4 inches, 102.2 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

OS

Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2

Chipset

Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

GPU

Adreno 615

Card slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Internal Memory

128 GB, 8 GB RAM

Main Camera

16 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6", 1.22µm, PDAF
5 MP, depth sensor

Camera Features

Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8", 0.9µm

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Radio

No

USB

microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Sensors

Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
– Fast battery charging: VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery

Colors

Stream Blue, Neon Purple

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  1. Sally

    You may buy this instead poco for the following reasons
    1. Much better screen ( amoled)
    2. super vooc charging
    3. Way better camera. You can’t compare.
    4. SD710 Performance is comparable to SD835. In real life you won’t notice the difference
    5. Looks

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