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Oppo RX17 Pro

$800.00 $769.00

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8.5/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #1 in category Oppo
Oppo RX17 Pro, it brings a beautiful glass build, an excellent AMOLED screen, a powerful mid-range chipset, good camera performance and super focus fast as it gets .
Design
8.5
Display
8
Software
8
Performance
8.5
Battery Life
7
Camera
8
Value for Money
7
PROS:
  • 128GB base storage and supports microSD expansion
  • Stupid fast SuperVOOC Flash Charge charging (from 0 to 100% in 35 minutes)
  • Loads of cool ColorOS features.
  • Powerful and efficient Snapdragon 710.
  • Generally good camera experience and capable night mode.
  • Excellent AMOLED panel with great sunlight legibility, vibrant colors, skinny bezels and unobtrusive minimalist notch.
  • Rigid build with a glass back, aluminum side frames and stunning gradient design.
CONS:
  • Useless 3D TOF camera on the back and no wide-angle or telephoto lenses.
  • At least some kind of ingress protection would have been appreciated.
  • No EIS at 4K@fps, overblown highlights in videos and HDR stills and some amount of noise in well-lit scenarios.
  • No 3.5mm jack and no dongle included.

Oppo RX17 Pro

the latest phone to come out from Oppo is the Oppo RX17 Pro an upper mid-ranger with an in display fingerprint reader and maybe some of the fastest charging we’ve seen on a phone .

these features don’t come cheap though so was it worth the premium, we are nasphones.com and this is our Oppo RX17 Pro Review .

the Oppo RX17 Pro is the international version of the Oppo R17 Pro, which is found in select markets, the two are identical and have a glass build with an aluminum frame like many high-end phones we’ve seen in 2018 .

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you can easily see the family resemblance to the Oneplus 6T, the glass back is curved and tapered, so the phone feels sleek and thin in the hand but here the glass is quite shiny and colorful .

our emerald green model has a gradient from black to green, depending on how it catches the lights, we prefer their radiant mist version though, which has more brilliant colors in a less slippery matte finish .

flipping over to the front we have a tall edge-to-edge AMOLED display, protected by Gorilla Glass 6, the bezels including the chin are remarkably thin .

up at the top is you guess it’s an arch cutouts and here is in the rounded water drop style, there’s no option to hide it with a black bar, there isn’t a notification LED up there but you can keep the time date and battery bar on the display when it’s off .

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it won’t show notifications though when a new one comes in the screen will turn on and go to the lock screen, the screen itself is 6.4 inches with a 1080p resolution at 402 PPI content looks sharp and blacks are super deep as you’d expect from an AMOLED .

color accuracy is just average though, whites are a bit on the blueish side when it comes to brightness the screen goes up to 455 nits at maximum, respectable though not the highest we’ve seen . Read More : Oppo Find X Full Specs

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but still sunlight legibility on this panel is one of the best in the business, you won’t have any trouble using this phone outdoors, another neat thing about this display is the fingerprint reader, which is embedded underneath unlike a traditional reader just press the glowing icon on the screen to wake up and unlock the phone, if you want there’s also face unlock which works flawlessly and it’s almost instantaneous .

the Oppo RX17 Pro has a single bottom firing loudspeaker, to the left of the USBC ports, it gets quite loud scoring very good in our tests and the output is clean .

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unfortunately there isn’t a 3.5 millimeter jack, and our review unit didn’t come with a USBC adapter for headphones, there is a pair of USBC earbuds included in the Box though .

the Oppo RX17 Pro is pretty impressive storage wise, there’s 128 gigs of on-board memory as standard and it is expandable through micro sd .

we noticed that the card tray has a seal on it which should help make it more watertight, so although the phone doesn’t have any official water resistance maybe it could withstand the splash or two .

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at the heart of the Oppo RX17 Pro as a 10 nano-meters Snapdragon 710 chip-set, along with six or eight gigs of RAM, it’s a bit disappointing that at this price point we don’t get a full fledged Snapdragon 845 .

that said it’s still an excellent upper mid-range chip, more powerful than the snapdragon 616, overall performance is great, not top flagship level but solid and fast and we didn’t notice any overheating or throttling .

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the Oppo RX17 Pro has the same battery capacity as OnePlus 6T at 3700 milliamp hours, however we were surprised that his battery life is significantly lower, probably due to software optimization .

the Oppo scored an endurance rating of 80 hours and our proprietary tests, versus the oneplus is 90 hours, however the Oppo has a trick up its sleeve and that’s the super-volcano charging, its going to be from 0 to 93% in half an hour, incredible, topping off for just a few minutes will literally get you to the top .

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the Oppo RX17 Pro runs oppo’s color OS 5.2 over Android 8.1 Oreo, it offers some features you don’t see in stock Android, color OS includes an edge panel, when you swipe on it you get a customizable space which can hold various shortcuts .

speaking of panels, swiping to the left gives you even more space to store things like the weather, more app shortcuts or a daily steps tracker . Read More : Oppo R17 Full Specs

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swapping down from the home screen opens up an app search, so you can easily find the app you need, it’s too bad that there’s no app drawer here, look at all that empty space, this also introduces another problem, to pull down the notification shade here you need to stretch all the way to the top and swipe down from there .

on the positive side there is a theme store with plenty of options to customize the look of your home screen and you can opt to navigate using gestures rather than on-screen keys .

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swiping up from the middle and holding it summons the task switcher, swiping up from the left or from the right of that access back and swiping up from the middle goes home .

the Oppo RX17 Pro comes with a triple camera setup on the back, however is only the 12 megapixel main camera that does any shooting here, much like the Galaxy phones .

it has a variable aperture that opens or closes depending on the lighting, alternating between F1.5 or F2.4, the 20 megapixel secondary cam is only used as a depth sensor in portrait mode .

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so that leaves the third one which is called a 3d stereo time-of-flight camera or tof in short, it shoots out light it measures how long it takes to bounce back from each spot in the scene .

this can calculate distances, as well as perform 3d mapping of objects, not unlike the iPhones face ID, however this one is located on the back and doesn’t provide much in the way of features .

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Oppo says more support will be coming in the future though, but regardless let’s take a look at how the main cam does in good lighting, shots have punchy colors good sharpness and plenty of detail .

there is occasionally some visible noise in well-lit scenes but it’s sort of rare we were a bit disappointed with the HDR on this phone, it is able to bring out some detail from the shadows, but it over exposes the highlights quite a bit and at the same time and add some over sharpening to the rest of the photo .

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moving on to portrait mode, the edge detection is pretty nice even when a more complex background or hairstyle is introduced and colors are spot-on .

but we weren’t impressed by the level of detail, it almost feels like there’s an always-on beauty mode smoothing everything out, when it comes to nighttime photography the our Oppo RX17 Pro is a pleasant surprise .

quality is consistent, there’s much less noise than expected and there’s good detail and decent sharpness, there’s also a dedicated night mode, which brings things even further the pictures are brighter, with well-preserved detail and lights look natural instead of blown outs, there is some over sharpening but the overall result is quite nice .

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the Oppo RX17 Pro has a 25 megapixel front-facing camera selfies, shots look good, colors are decent and detail is okay .

however we wish there was auto-focus on this camera, you have to hold it about half an arm’s length away from your face to get the sharpest result .

we also weren’t impressed by the HDR in selfie mode during the day the backgrounds often ended up blown out, you can take selfie portraits too, like other iterations we’ve seen, the edge detection leaves more to be desired .

the Oppo RX17 Pro can record video in both 4k and 1080p at 30fps, 4k video is smooth with plenty of detail and vivid colors, however just like the still photos dynamic range isn’t the widest .

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the same things can be said for the 1080p videos except there’s a bit less detail and here you have always-on electronic stabilization, which works well .

so that’s the Oppo RX17 Pro, it brings a beautiful glass build, an excellent AMOLED screen, a powerful mid-range chipset, good camera performance and super focus fast as it gets .

as far as the downsides go there aren’t a whole lot, there is no official waterproofing and the lack of a headphone jack is kind of a bummer .

Plus this triple camera setup, feels a little bit gimmicky compared to a full-fledged one, like you’d find on the LG V40, but the biggest downside is the price, is starting at around 600 euros, which is nothing to sneeze at and there’s a ton of competition out there .

just look at the Oneplus 6T, is both cheaper and has a better chipset, but still keep an eye out on the Oppo RX17 Pro, when the price does go down it’ll definitely earn our recommendation .

Update - 2019.03.11

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Oppo RX17 Pro

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G bands

HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700)

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat15 800/150 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2018, August

Status

Available. Released 2018, November

Dimensions

157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)

Weight

183 g (6.46 oz)

SIM

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

Display Type

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

6.4 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Operation System

Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2

Chipset

Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

GPU

Adreno 616

Memory Card Slot

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

Internal Memory

128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

Main Camera

12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 20 MP, f/2.6, AF, TOF 3D stereo camera, Triple

Camera Features

Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8", 0.9µm

Selfie Camera Features

HDR

Selfie Camera Video

1080p@30fps

Loud Speaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

No

General Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN

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

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC

Yes

Radio

No

USB

3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Sensors

Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, proximity, compass

BATTERY

(SuperVOOC Flash Charge), Fast battery charging 10V/5A 50W: 40% in 10 min, Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery

Colors

Radiant Mist, Emerald Green

Price

About 600 EUR

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