OPPO RX17 Pro review
Stunning design and superior camera
Our OPPO RX17 Pro review takes a look at a phone with amazing features and a striking design inspired by light and water. The rear camera includes an innovative smart aperture, this makes it capture night shots in superb detail. OPPO has used an ultra-sensitive fingerprint sensor hidden under the display to make the phone quick and easy to unlock. There are lots of great things on this smartphone and you can find out more as you can read on.
The 6.4-inch AMOLED display features a waterdrop cutout for the camera sensor giving you more screen for enjoying multimedia. Video clips and mobile gaming are fantastic with a screen resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels.
The phone design is inspired by the natural elements of air and water. The 3D misty glass and multilayer colour manufacturing technique makes the phone colour change in different lights. This gives the phone a look that flows from dark blue to purple as you move the handset around. The phone is on offer in either Radiant Mist or Emerald Green. The phone is slim at just 7.9mm thick and weighs 183g.
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The OPPO RX17 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB RAM. This gives you amazing performance for mobile games and makes sure everything runs lag-free. This advanced 10nm processor is configured for high-speed rendering making this phone great for entertainment.
Phone Set Up
Hidden Fingerprint Unlock
The OPPO RX17 Pro has a photo-sensitive fingerprint sensor beneath the display. This super-sensitive fingerprint reader is able to scan the print and unlock the phone in quick time. As the sensor is under the display, it remains clean and is able to get a clearer image of the fingerprint.
This makes the phone very secure making it perfect for anyone that needs to keep their details safe.
A lot of phone manufacturers develop their own user interface to work together with the onboard Android OS. OPPO has included the ColourOS 5.2 on the RX17 Pro to work alongside the Android 8.1 operating system.
With the ColorOS interface, you can use the standard back, recent, and home on-screen buttons or use gestures instead. Simple gestures can activate different features such as entering split screen mode by dragging three fingers across the display.
A few of the ColourOS features that you will find on the OPPO RX17 Pro include:
Smart Assistant – Swipe to the left for a screen that gives you a snapshot of information such as a weather forecast for the day, upcoming events, and your step count and notifications
Screen Streaming – This allows you to connect the device to another screen using either HDMI or |UsB-C connections
Smart Bar - You can scroll through apps and phone functions from within an app by using this bar
Music on Display - You can enjoy video, music and other audio without having to keep the display on all the time
Camera & Video
The Dual AI rear camera has a 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel lens on board. This camera includes an innovative Smart Aperture. The lenses can detect the amount of ambient light and adjust the aperture from f1.5 to f2.4. When the light is low the camera allows more light in to capture beautiful details at night. When the environment is brighter the aperture allows less light in to make sure each shot is clear and detailed.
Optical Image Stabilisation makes sure you get a blur-free shot even if your hands are a little shaky. The OPPO RX17 Pro includes an AI Ultra Clear Engine. This software feature can apply a number of refinements in quick-time to optimise an image. This delivers balanced images that capture the scene accurately in every pixel.
The OPPO RX17 Pro has an advanced 25-megapixel camera on the front. AI Beauty features give you complete control of the final image. The software can recognise face shape, add make-up and provide different configuration options. The Beauty Mode can make suggestions on what needs to be edited. The system also learns which edits you use regularly and learns how you like to finish your photos and applies this in future shots.
Other features include stickers, filters and a 3D Omoji function. With the Omoji you can turn yourself into one of ten different characters such as a dragon, hippo or duck. The advanced AI camera tracks your facial movements to mimic them with the on-screen character giving it expressions and facial movements that match your own.
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AI Scene Recognition
The AI-enhanced dual camera lets you create depth-of-field effects (blurred backgrounds) and gives you many editing options and suggestions for the perfect shot.
AI Scene Recognition adjusts everything to the best settings and recognises many different scene types.
SuperVOOC Flash Charge
The OPPO RX17 Pro has a 3,700mAh battery, which has been created using two 1850mAh cells. This Bi-cell design allows the battery to be charged incredibly quickly and makes it super efficient. An all-around monitor with 5 core intelligent protection protects the battery and you can get a 40% charge in just 10 minutes.
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Written by: Carmel Brown