In OPPO’s recent smartphones, there has been a lot of emphasis on design, specifically slimness and lightness.
We recently saw this with the Reno 4 Pro , and now once again with the company’s brand new F17 series. Today we’ll take a preliminary look at the Oppo F17 Pro, the high-end model in the series that also includes the Oppo F17.
Oppo claims that the F17 Pro is the thinnest phone in its segment, measuring just 7.48 mm. It features a total of six cameras and 30W fast charging. I have been using the phone for a few days now, and here is my first impression.
In the box, we have a standard set of accessories: a silicon case, a USB cable, a headset, and a 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 charger. Oppo has sent me the magic blue color of the F17 Pro, which I think is brilliant.
The company calls it a ‘shiny matte’ finish, which looks exactly the same. You can also see signs of purple on the edges of the back panel, at certain angles. The finish does not pick up fingerprints easily, which is a nice bonus. The phone is also available in matte black and metallic white trims.
The Oppo F17 Pro, 922,990 is very comfortable to use so far, due to its low weight of only 164g. The plastic frame and back panel blend together well, without creating any ugly bumps.
It has a 6.4-inch full-HD + Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3+ and a longer 20: 9 aspect ratio. The refresh rate, unfortunately, is only 60 Hz and not 90 Hz or 120 Hz. There is also no HDR support, which is a bit disappointing.
On the bright side, the display produces very good colors and all the content looks good on it. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor, which works as expected. I really like how narrow the dual hole-punch cutout is for the two selfie cameras.
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While I have yet to test how the Oppo F17 Pro handles heavy games, the general performance so far has been quite snappy.
This phone uses the MediaTek Helio P95 SoC, which we first saw earlier this year in the Renault 3 Pro at 27,490 (. In India, the F17 Pro is only available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
There is a 4,000mAh battery, which is a good enough capacity. However, we know for sure how good it is in actual everyday use after it ends with a full review. The F17 Pro runs on ColorOs 7.2 based on Android 10, which is similar to the Reno 4 Pro.
The cameras are one of the major selling points of the Oppo F17 Pro. Let’s start with selfie cameras, which are a main 16-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Rear cameras have a similar exposed-lens design as the Reno 4 Pro, which is grouped together in a square rather than just a vertical bar. These are a primary 48-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera.
Surprisingly, there is no macro camera or any other way to take macro shots with this phone. I don’t think this is a huge disadvantage, we have yet to consider the most dedicated macro cameras not particularly impressive.
It’s only been a few days since I started using the Oppo F17 Pro, and so far I love the physical design. Despite being so thin, Oppo still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It is not often that we see such thin and light smartphones, so when something like this happens it is a refreshing change. However, the main question is, has OPPO made it worth buying?
Oppo F17 Pro Price Rs. 22,990 and here, it competes with the Redmi K20 90 21,890 (review). The 64 GB variant of OnePlus Nord (Review) will soon be available for Rs. 24,999 also, starting this month.
I’ll test the cameras and see how the Oppo F17 Pro performs in games and other mangling functions over the next two days, so be prepared for a full review coming soon.