Hands on with OPPO R17 Pro – Beautiful, powerful and AI camera centric

One of the most promising smartphone for the year end period of 2018 has finally arrived in South East Asia. Vietnam is OPPO’s major market and this product surely cannot be missed. Let’s find out what can R17 Pro do?

Design wise, it is super elegant with the gradients aluminum back, transitioning from purple to coral. In Spyer’s opinion, because the “skin” is not so flashy, it suits both men and women. The screen is large – 6,4 inch –but one can hold and use the phone by one hand easily. One drawback is this back will attract a lot of fingerprints. However, it is not as slippery as it appears.

Beautiful screen is what OPPO R17 Pro offers. Using AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution, and a Gorilla Glass 6 protection, the device’s screen deliver stunning color and crisp images, whether for editing photos, watching videos or playing games.

Triple camera set up is not just for show. The main camera has 20MP, the secondary one has 12MP and the third one is a TOF 3D stereo lens. OPPO has been promoting AI camera for quite some times now, and R17 Pro is not out of the line yet. The triple camera has potential in taking detailed images, and the portrait as well as night mode with integrated AI will give amateurs some lifts when shoot under some harsh environment. Besides, the expert mode offer quite some modifications for experienced photographers.

Some photos from OPPO R17 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is a real contender versus flagship devices. If you read our other benchmark here, you can see it is a cut down version of Snapdragon 845, the most powerful SoC from Qualcomm currently. What’s more? R17 Pro pacts quite a bunch with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is no doubt one of the best mid-range smartphone specs available currently. The 3.700mAh battery with Super VOOC can be charged from 5% to 100% in 35 minutes, with no heat problems.

On the software side, R17 Pro is still using Color OS 5.2 based on Android 8.1, which is a little disappointed for Android fans. However, there could be updates to Android 9 Pie for the upcoming months.

The price for OPPO R17 Pro is not yet announced in Vietnam,but we expect it falls in around the 15 million VND mark (about 650 USD).

OPPO R17 Pro specs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 616 GPU
6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED water-drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
8GB of RAM
128GB of storage
12-megapixel f/1.5-f/2.4 main camera with OIS, 20-megapixel secondary camera, 3D Stereo camera for AR
25-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
Dual SIM
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C
ColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
3,700mAh battery (2x 1,850mAh) with 50W SuperVOOC charging

Read more: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 benchmark

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