The new OPPO f17 pro. That OPPO has been hyping up quite a bit so what’s new with the f17 pro.
What’s the hype all about, well I’m going to tell you everything so.
Let’s start by telling you what’s in the box of the OPPO f17 pro. So in the box, you get a transparent silicon case, earphones, the USB C-type cable, the 30-watt charging adapter, and obviously this the good looking OPPO f17 pro.
I mean I’ll tell you truly I was kind of expecting a beautiful looking smartphone because I’ve seen the promos and everything and it’s clear that there are two major highlights of the f17 pro the design and the cameras.
Taking it one by one, the OPPO f17 pro is indeed a very stylish looking phone especially with the matte glass finish and the pattern here, and what stands out is this striking blue color and a slight purple hue around the edges.
I think it looks good with the light falling on it so this is a beautiful looking smartphone.
But what impressed me about the OPPO f17 pro, is how compact and lightweight this is.
I mean most of the phones that I’ve used recently are close to 200 grams and on the other hand, the OPPO f17 pro is just very lightweight at 164 grams and you can just feel that because it’s also very sleek at just 7.4 millimeters thickness.
This is not an overtly huge phone so I like that the display size is 6.4 inches and that means this is not a massive phone plus, the display here is a super AMOLED panel with fhd plus resolution and it’s the usual 60hz panel.
But you all know my preferences AMOLED over a high refreshed FPS, LCD any day, and this is a good display.
It gets fairly bright it’s very vibrant and it has all the AMOLED features that we all like there’s, also the industry fingerprint scanner here which is very fast and there’s also very fast face unlock via the front camera and I like the animation on the punch hole when the face unlock is in action.
Surrounding up the design is the headphone jack, the single speaker, the USB c-type port, the usual buttons, and the dedicated dual sim plus micro SD slot, highlight number two is the cameras the f17 pro comes with four cameras on the back.
A 48-megapixel primary camera and 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a couple of mono lenses which are used for some cool portrait mode features.
So I’ve only had the device for a few days and the photos from the main camera look pretty good especially when there’s a lot of light or simply when it’s daytime.
I haven’t been able to take a lot of low light shots but so far things look decent same, is the case with the ultra-wide-angle lens.
It does a good job but what makes the cameras interesting here are some of the features it borrows from the more high-end Renault 4 pro there’s an AI color portrait that captures the person in the frame in color while the rest of the background is black and white it’s very cool.
Here are a few photos with the AI color portrait and yeah it looks super cool the separation, it is fantastic, and here’s another example and you know what I enjoyed this feature on the Renault 4 pro and I’ve liked it on the f17 pro.
There’s also the night flare portrait which is great for taking some cool night portrait shots with lens flare effects in the background.
I tried it out and the results are pretty cool.
Another cool feature is AI clear portrait which uses AI to make sure that there are no missing details on the face.
So enabled AI clear portrait in the camera settings and took a few comparison shots with the feature turned off and turned on and as you can see the difference wasn’t massive.
But there were slightly better details in the photos that had AI clear portrait turned on now some of the cool features are also present on the front.
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So there are dual cameras here, a 16-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and the depth sensor are useful because there’s the AI color portrait on the front as well and even here it works very well as you can see apart from that the front camera.
Also has AI super night portrait which promises to take better portrait selfies in the night.
In my time the results were mixed but in places like a restaurant or other slightly lit places that should work well so the camera features are pretty cool but what about the rest of the phone.
Let’s talk about that, so on the performance side of things the OPPO f17 pro comes with the hellion p95 chipset, 8 GB ram, and 128 GB storage now the hellion p95 isn’t exactly a new chipset or a chipset that can take on the competition.
The phone does feel fast and snappy and as for gaming PUBG mobile defaults to HD and high graphics and the gaming experience was fairly good.
In my brief usage as for the software, there’s colours 7.2 on board on top of Android 10 and it has all the features you need including a couple of new features.
So there’s the new dark vault-app which lets you keep all your government ID’s in one safe place there’s also a quick return bubble which lets you minimize apps and games and switch back to them pretty quickly as for the pre-installed apps there isn’t a lot they’re the OPPO apps and there’s Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and WPS office all of which you can uninstall.
So that’s good and when it comes to the battery the f17 pro has a 4000 mAh battery with 30 watts super volt charger that should charge the phone pretty quickly.
Well already now like I said at the start the biggest USPS of the OPPO f17 pro are its design and its cameras and you know what in my brief usage of the phone.
I can tell you that on both those fronts the phone does pretty well I mean as you can see the design is very sleek very lightweight and there’s no doubt that this looks and feels like a premium phone.
I like it on the camera front it has some very cool features that we have seen in high-end open phones and those features work great here as well having said that it’ll be interesting to see.
The price of the f17 pro because the price to performance ratio is something I don’t know so I’ll wait for that before making a final judgment anyway.
What do you think of the new OPPO f17?