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Oppo RX17 Pro hands on review: The Spectacular


LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November 16
BODY Dimensions 157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- ColorOS 5.2
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU Adreno 616
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Triple 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
20 MP, f/2.6, AF
TOF 3D stereo camera
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 720p@240fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 25 MP, f/2.0, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
- Fast battery charging: 40% in 10 min (SuperVOOC Flash Charge 5V/10A 50W)
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery
MISC Colors Stream Blue
Price About 600 EUR


Oppo comes to Europe with the RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo

CHINA'S SECOND biggest phone manufacturer Oppo (it's pronounced Oh-poh) has become the latest brand to reach the European mainstream with the launch of two handsets - the RX17 Pro and Neo.

The two devices were launched on Tuesday at an event in Milan, Italy, beating arch-rivals Xiaomi to the punch ahead of that company's arrival due tomorrow.

The Pro model (which is the one we're all interested in) boasts a 6.4in AMOLED screen with embedded fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octacore processor (640 for the Neo) and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which it claims offers double the drop protection of the previous generation.

Let's knock the obvious questions out of the park - no, there's no headphone jack (the Neo retains it), and yes, there's a notch, in this case, a teeny-tiny teardrop, leaving some tiny bezels with a 91 per cent screen to body ratio.

Oppo uses a heavily customised version of Android called ColorOS. In this case, version 5.2, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, though Android 9.0 Pie will be added in early 2019. It adds a number of non-standard features including FTP server support and a neat sidebar that allows you to open, say, a messaging app to reply, in a pop-up window.

The RX17 Pro has 128GB storage and 6GB RAM, whilst the Neo has 4GB RAM. Contrary to earlier reports, neither has an SD slot.

Camera-wise, there's a 25MP front camera with AI support for 296 facial features, whilst a dual 12MP/20MP rear camera can recognise 16 different types of scene. There's also AI-enhanced portrait mode and 3D support.

Battery-wise, the RX17 Pro has an unusual arrangement, housing two 1850mAh units, to accomodate the SuperVOOC Flash Charge feature which boasts 40 per cent charge in 10 minutes and a full load in 35 minutes. The Neo has a more conventional arrangement.

Oppo is even cocky enough to claim that its optimised versions of popular games including PUBG: Mobile won't run the battery down.

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