The Oppo R17 Pro or RX17 Pro as it’s known in Europe for trademark reasons is the latest arrival in our office. It offers a premium design and feel with a gradient color finish on the back that unlike anything else in the market. On this occasion we got the Emerald Green variant which looks a bit more conservative than the so-called Radiant Mist color.
A Snapdragon 710 chipset is ticking under the hood, so we expect great CPU performance combined with high power efficiency. You get 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage and unlike the OnePlus 6T, which shares much of the design, the R17 Pro offers expandable storage if you sacrifice the second SIM slot.
A gorgeous 6.4-inch AMOLED display sits on the front with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution (tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio) and a minimalist notch on the top. The bezels all around are super slim including the bottom chin.
A 25MP shooter sits on the notch with f/2.0 aperture while the back packs a rather unorthodox triple camera setup. The main module has variable aperture f/1.5-2.4 and a 12MP sensor with OIS. The secondary camera has 20MP resolution, but its usage mostly boils down to sensing.
The third unit is a 3D TOF (time-of-flight) stereo sensor that we’ve previously mostly seen in advanced face unlock implementations. However, putting it on the back means that’s not the case here – you get some Animoji-style gimmicks for now, while a precise ruler for the camera app is coming through a software update.
Yet, the two centerpiece features of the Oppo R17 Pro are certainly the optical in-display fingerprint reader and SuperVOOC fast charging that can top up the 3,700 mAh battery in just 35 minutes. The appropriate 50W charger is included in the retail package so you can enjoy the hard-to-believe charging speeds right out of the box.
The Oppo R17 Pro will now go through our extensive testing so we can make a better assessments of its market prospects.