The OPPO R17 Pro will be launching today and it’s been a while since we’ve seen an R-series smartphone here in the Philippines as our country always receive the F-series which are more affordable and has lesser specs compared to the R-series but this time, we’ll be having the OPPO R17 Pro and it’s the company’s first smartphone with a triple lens rear camera.

Inside the box

The OPPO R17 Pro has a box similar to the color of the smartphone and I actually like its gradient color. inside the box is a SuperVOOC Fast charger that promises 40% of battery in just 10 minutes and also a USB-C cable. The headphones that come with the R17 Pro comes with a USB-C port and unfortunately, there’s no headphone jack on this one so you’re stuck with the headphone included on the box unless you have a wireless headset that you can use for the device. And of course, there’s a jelly case that comes with the smartphone.

The smartphone

The OPPO R17 Pro might look like the OPPO F9 on the front because of its tiny notch at the top. It’s small and it doesn’t block too much of the display which is good. The display quality is fine and the viewing angles are pretty good. It’s bright too so overall, I’m pretty happy with it.

When it comes to its build quality, the OPPO R17 Pro is very different from the OPPO F9. This one has a more premium build and design thanks to its misted glass design and the curves just help in the ergonomics of the smartphone but it’s too slippery for me but don’t worry because it comes with a jelly case.

The OPPO R17 Pro comes with a USB-C port but just like the OPPO Find X, this one doesn’t have a headphone jack so you have to buy your own dongle in case you want to use your own headphones.

One thing that I really didn’t like about its design is the protruding camera. Yep, having a protruding camera on a smartphone is understandable but this one is really noticeable but again, the smartphone comes with a jelly case.

Camera

 

The OPPO R17 Pro comes with a unique triple-lens rear camera setup with the third lens acts as the TOF 3D camera of the smartphone for accurate depth information for better portrait shots. It also features a smart aperture which allows you to use f1.5/f2.4 aperture and of course, Optical Image Stabilisation. Check out some of the shots that we took using the OPPO R17 Pro.

So far, we’re pretty happy with the shots that we got and the portrait mode? It’s actually better and on point. The AI was really helpful too in improving the shots that we took. There’s a handheld night mode too on the camera which is awesome.

Verdict

The OPPO R17 Pro is a smartphone that comes with beauty and brains. It isn’t the fastest one or their flagship smartphone but the AI has been really helpful on the camera of the smartphone as it really improves most of our shots and the triple lens camera is a big upgrade from the OPPO F9.

Inside is an SD710 chipset which is enough for a mid-range smartphone along with its 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is pretty spacious.

Another thing to love about the OPPO R17 Pro is its design as it comes with an ergonomic design with a really cool misted glass and radiant mist color.

We’ll know the price of the OPPO R17 Pro tomorrow so stay tune.

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