OPPO F17 Pro was introduced with great fanfare in the first-of-its-kind musical concert launch befitting this unique and exciting product. OPPO as a brand has always been bold with experiments and the ideology has veritably helped it push boundaries.
The launch, which by the way was such a refreshing change of pace, was hosted by actor Rithvik Dhanjani and had performances by Raftaar, Hardy Sandhu, and renowned fashion influencer Nikki Mehra. But of course, the center of attraction was the F17 Pro, an exquisite piece of technology that integrates a sleek design, 6AI Camera, 30W VOOC 4.0 and responds to touchless air gestures.
The F17 Pro launch was accompanied by OPPO Enco W51 True Wireless headphones with cutting-edge active noise cancellation (ANC) technology that further compliments the immersive cinematic experience the OPPO F17 Pro has on offer.
We got to spend some quality time with the new OPPO phone and let’s now talk about why the OPPO F17 Pro is a phone that simply clicks!
A design that’d make you feel special
The F17 Pro measures just 7.48mm in thickness and is yet bereft of any uncomfortable, sharp side edge. A feat that has been possible thanks to the use of an optimized battery, motherboard, and other components and to the industry-first 220° rounded edge design technique that balances slim edge with the feel of a rounded side grip. These rounded edges further allow for comfortable one-hand usage which is again valuable from a practical standpoint.
OPPO brings in three amazing Shiny Matte texture gradients – Matte Black, Magic Blue, and Metallic white – that reflect light in different shades. The two-tone back is soft to touch and can resist finger smudges remarkably well. Also, the rounded side edges are highlighted by their distinct light reflection, which looks really cool.
Tipping the scale at 164gms, the OPPO F17 Pro is feather-light and thus can snuggly slip into your pants or purses without any annoying bulge. Details like the distinctive quad-camera array, symmetrically aligned ports, and easily accessible buttons further enhance the in-hand feel. This makes the OPPO F17 Pro undoubtedly the sleekest smartphone of 2020.
Moreover, the cumulative impact is extremely appealing. Users are sure to desire this flamboyance and delight in the outré touch. This is the kind of innovative and unique design that’d grab people by the heart every time they pick up and use their phone, thus making them feel special.
Taking the Portrait game to a whole new level
The OPPO F17 Pro has four cameras on the rear – 48MP primary camera with an F1.8 aperture lens, an 8MP wide-angle camera with an F2.2 lens, and two 2MP mono sensors.
The camera hardware seems quite promising and is also aided by OPPO’s smart imaging software. What especially got our attention is the unabridged Portrait experience.
The AI Colour Portrait mode can differentiate people from the backdrop and dextrously highlight the image subject(s) in color while turning the background monochrome. The result is artistically pleasant portrait shots.
Dual Lens Bokeh feature can add a bokeh effect to your selfies. The feature leverages both smart AI software and the second 2MP sensor to effectively distinguish foreground and fine details from the background.
And if you need to capture the essence of a brightly lit night scene, the AI Night Flare Portrait combines a bokeh effect and a lowlight HDR algorithm to brighten up photos, thus resulting in stunning night-time portrait shots with blurred light sources.
Then there are features like AI beautification 2.0 that has been finely optimized for Indian skin tones and the Ultra Clear 108MP Image mode that uses AI to produce professional-grade 108MP high-resolution images.
That’s indeed quite a lot to look forward to and we can’t wait to put this amazingly versatile camera system through its paces.
Immersive AMOLED display for Cinematic experience
OPPO F17 Pro is equipped with a brilliant 6.43-inch dual punch-hole screen with a sharp Full HD+ resolution. The bezels surrounding the screen are extremely narrow, elevating the screen-to-body ratio all the way to 90.7 percent.
The display can go up to 800 nits bright and thus occasional usage under the direct sun shouldn’t be a bother at all. The AMOLED panel reproduces vivid colors with deep blacks and high contrast, making this an ideal phone for multimedia consumption. The screen also brandishes Full Care Display Certification by TÜV Rheinland, which is to say that it’s designed to be soft on eyes.
Underneath the display, OPPO employs In-Display Fingerprint Unlock 3.0 that grants secure and convenient access in just 0.3 seconds!
To take the overall experience a couple of notches ahead, , users can definitely buy OPPO Enco W51 True Wireless Headphones OPPO Enco W51 are premium TWS earphones with hybrid noise cancellation technology for an immersive experience. These support Qi Wireless charging, include triple-mic noise reduction, and can last for 24 hours of music playback. Not only this they have earned IP54 dustproof and waterproof certifications and can be worn during workouts or while running. Isn’t that just amazing!
Convenient 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
The OPPO F17 Pro benefits from 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 that enables its beefy 4000mAh battery to fully charge in just 53 minutes. In fact, just 5 minutes of charging adds 4 hours of talk time.
The F17 Pro also has smart AI night charging that optimizes charging speed for the last 20 percent just so the battery reaches 100% only till the user’s wake time. This protects battery health in the long run and should be a great advantage for consumers who prefer charging their phones overnight.
OPPO further adds some interesting power saving profiles that can stretch the standby time on 5% battery to over 14 hours. These should surely come in handy in crisis situations or on important days when you forget to charge your phone.
Powerful Hardware, Innovative Software
The F17 Pro is powered by capable MediaTek Helio P95 paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The handset also has a dedicated SD card slot that may be used for adding another 256GB of secondary storage.
The performance is further bolstered by an Anti-Lag algorithm that detects and clears bits of data that may cause a memory error or culminate in random errors and freezes. Apart from reducing random stutters, the Anti-Lag algorithm also improves data read and write speeds, thus resulting in smoother performance.
Owing to such raw performance power at its disposal, the OPPO F17 Pro can execute innovations like Air Gestures smoothly. That’s right. You can simply wave at your OPPO phone from a distance of 20 to 50 centimeters to answer a call! This should be particularly useful in situations when your hands are wet, or when you are eating, or when you are engaged otherwise.
The Color OS 7.2 software running on the phone has an appealing, minimalistic design, is extremely intuitive and abundantly feature-rich. The F17 Pro also has required certifications to stream HD content across apps like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix.
OPPO F17 Pro – Thoroughly impressive!
The OPPO F17 Pro has a lot to love and look forward to. To start with it looks purely stunning, has 6 AI cameras that deliver extremely versatile and engaging photography experience, has a mesmerizing AMOLED display, convenient 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0, and has a very appealing software. The innovative Air gesture controls further spices things up. Needless to say, we are super excited to spend more time with the OPPO F17 Pro and put its intriguing AI cameras to test.
The OPPO F17 Pro costs INR 22,990 and will be available across all offline stores and leading e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart from September 7.
The OPPO Enco W51 True Wireless Headphones earphones with earned IP54 dustproof and waterproof certification will be available for INR 4,999.