Oppo RX17 Pro review
While we call this smartphone the ‘Oppo RX17 Pro’, those in China simply refer to it as the ‘Oppo R17 Pro’.
Don’t worry, both hardware are same. The device is an amazing one with a fantastic design and strong hardware.
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Price of Oppo RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo
Oppo RX17 Pro with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at 599 Euros / US$ 686 / Nigeria it is sold at N260,009 Rs49,845. The RX17 Neo 4GB RAM with 128GB storage is priced at 349 Euros / $400 / Rs. 29,040. Both phones will roll out in Italy, France, Spain, and the Netherlands from November 16th.
There are some of it features that raise it coolness factor. One of them is the in-display fingerprint. Of course, the handset is similar to the popular OnePlus 6T – just that this one has some peculiar features.
However, if you are looking forward to seeing a superb sliding mechanism similar to a Snapdragon 845 performance, better look elsewhere.
Nevertheless, there is a 3D TOF sensor at the back of the device, and perhaps, the manufacturers will use it to bring up some big stuffs in the nearest future when rolling out new updates (as it is not functioning much currently)
What are the Specs of the Oppo RX17 Pro?
Body: 157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9 mm, 183 g, glass front and back panel with an aluminium side frame.
Screen:6.4″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2340px resolution (19.5:9); ~402 ppi.
Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10nm) chipset: octa-core CPU (2x Kryo 360 Gold @2.2GHz + 6x Kryo 36 Silver @1.7GHz); Adreno 616 GPU.
Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB built-in storage, microSD slot support (takes the second SIM slot).
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo; ColorOS 5.2.
Rear camera: 12MP f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide) 1/2.55″, 1.4µm dual pixel PDAF, OIS + 20MP f/2.6, AF, LED flash; 1080p@30/120fps, 2160p@30fps, 720p@240fps video recording with stereo sound.
Front camera: 25MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm, 1080p@30fps video recording.
Battery: 3,700mAh; SuperVOOC fast charging support (proper charger included).
Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE-A, Cat.15/13 (800Mbps/150Mbps); USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS; Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C. If tou need a good VPN check Psiphon pro Here
Misc: Under-display fingerprint reader, 3D TOF camera on the back.
To get the device, you should have up to €600. Considering that amount, some will wonder why it never came with a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Nevertheless, the manufacturers ensured they added some things here to compensate (especially in the form of hardware features)
Of course, this is not to say the Snapdragon 710 is not nice. In fact, it is a superb upper-mid-range SoC that can be compared to the Snapdragon 835’s CPU compute powe.
Unboxing the Oppo RX17 Pro
The device’s box comes in a matching superb color that has every of the usual user guides as well as the USB-C headphones. The headphones are nice – maybe that is why the manufacturers failed to add a USB-C. So, search elsewhere to get that.
We should also add that in the box, you will Aldo find a a SuperVOOC-compliant charger that can stand up to 50W output.
Oppo RX17 Pro review
The device also come with a SIM ejection tool as well as a transparent silicone case.