Oppo’s latest smartphones have had a number of emphasis on design, extra particularly on slimness and lightness. We just lately noticed this with the Reno 4 Pro (Review), and now as soon as once more with the corporate’s model new F17 sequence. Today we’ll be taking an early have a look at the Oppo F17 Pro, which is the upper finish mannequin within the sequence that additionally consists of the Oppo F17.
Oppo claims that the F17 Pro is the slimmest telephone in its phase, measuring simply 7.48mm. It additionally contains a whole of six cameras and 30W quick charging. I’ve been utilizing the telephone for just a few days, and listed here are my first impressions.
In the field, we’ve the usual set of equipment: a silicone case, a USB cable, a headset, and a 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.zero charger. Oppo despatched me the Magic Blue color of the F17 Pro, which I feel seems to be excellent. The firm calls this a ‘shiny matte’ end, which is strictly what it seems to be like. You also can see hints of purple on the sides of the again panel, at sure angles. The end does not choose up fingerprints simply, which is a pleasant bonus. The telephone can also be accessible in Matte Black and Metallic White trims.
The Oppo F17 Pro has been very snug to make use of to this point, due to its low weight of simply 164g. The plastic body and again panel mix collectively properly, with out creating any ugly bumps. It has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED show with Gorilla Glass 3+ and a tall 20:9 side ratio. The refresh price, sadly, is simply 60Hz and never 90Hz and even 120Hz. There’s no HDR assist both, which is a bit disappointing. On the brilliant facet, the show produces superb colors and all content material seems to be good on it. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor too, which works as anticipated. I actually like how slender the twin hole-punch cutout for the 2 selfie cameras is.
While I’m but to check how the Oppo F17 Pro handles heavy video games, basic efficiency has been fairly snappy to this point. This telephone makes use of the MediaTek Helio P95 SoC, which we first noticed within the Reno 3 Pro (Review) earlier this yr. In India, the F17 Pro is simply accessible with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s a 4,000mAh battery, which is an efficient sufficient capability. However we’ll know for positive how effectively it holds up in precise on a regular basis use as soon as we’re completed with the total evaluate. The F17 Pro runs on ColorOS 7.2, based mostly on Android 10, much like the Reno 4 Pro.
Cameras are one of many key promoting factors of the Oppo F17 Pro. Let’s start with the selfie cameras, that are a essential 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear cameras have the same exposed-lens design because the Reno 4 Pro, solely grouped collectively in a sq. as a substitute of a vertical strip. These are a major 48-megapixel digital camera, an 8-megapixel extremely wide-angle digital camera, a 2-megapixel portrait digital camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome digital camera. Surprisingly, there isn’t any macro digital camera or every other strategy to take macro pictures with this telephone. I do not assume it is an enormous loss, contemplating most devoted macro cameras we have seen to this point have not been notably spectacular.
It’s solely been a few days since I’ve began utilizing the Oppo F17 Pro, and to this point I fairly just like the bodily design. Despite it being this slim, Oppo has nonetheless stored the three.5mm headphone jack. It’s not usually that we see such slim and lightweight smartphones, so it is a refreshing change when one thing like this comes alongside. The essential query although is, has Oppo executed sufficient to make it price shopping for?
The Oppo F17 Pro is priced at Rs. 22,990 and right here, it competes with the Redmi Ok20 (Review). The 64GB variant of the OnePlus Nord (Review) ought to quickly be accessible at Rs. 24,999 too, beginning this month.
I’ll be testing the cameras and seeing how the Oppo F17 Pro performs in video games and different demanding duties over the subsequent couple of days, so do keep tuned for the total evaluate developing quickly.
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