Oppo RX17 Pro hands-on review

GSMArena team, 6 Nov 2018.


Europe isn't a terra nova for Oppo, but it has never been an important market either. Or at least it wasn't until earlier this year Oppo broke ground in Paris with the Find X. And now, hot on the OnePlus 6T heels, the maker is launching its next major phone intended for the EU - the Oppo RX17 Pro.

Oppo RX17 Pro hands-on review

The RX17 Pro sure sounds familiar and that's because it's a naturalized version of the R17 Pro intended for Asia. There are no changes in the specs sheet at all - the RX17 Pro enjoys the same large AMOLED screen with a waterdrop-like notch, the Snapdragon 710 chip with 8 gigs of RAM, and the triple camera on the back.

The RX17 Pro supports Super VOOC fast charging, just like the Oppo R17 Pro, and will be available in the same hypnotizing Radiant Mist color, but Europe is also getting a special Emerald Green option.

Oppo RX17 Pro hands-on review

Oppo has had a special launch event in Milan, Italy and we've spent a few hours with the RX17 Pro there. But before we dig into the details, let's peek at the specs sheet.

Oppo RX17 Pro specs

  • Body: Aluminum frame, glass back, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 front
  • Display: 6.4-inch AMOLED, 1080x2340px, 402ppi
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core processor (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 616 GPU, 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB internal with microSD hybrid (SIM2) expansion slot
  • Rear Camera: Triple - 12MP, f/1.7-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4┬Ám, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; 20MP, f/2.6; TOF 3D stereo camera, LED flash
  • Video recording: Regular - 4K@30fps, 1080p@60 fps; Slow-mo - 720@240fps, 1080p@120fps
  • Front Camera: 25MP, f/2.0, 20mm, 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C (3.1)
  • Battery: 3,700mAh non-removable, SuperVOOC Flash Charge 5V/10A (50W)
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under-display)

The Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T have a lot in common, including the screen, the design with the matte glass back, the new Night Mode for stills, the battery capacity, and the same BBK Electronics parent company, of course. While OnePlus impresses with maximum performance, the RX17 focuses on camera and battery experience.


Oppo has been always very generous with its retail bundles and the RX17 Pro's is no different. The phone comes packed with a 50W charger, the USB-C cable needed for the proprietary charging standard, and a pair of USB-C headphones.

Oppo RX17 Pro hands-on review

In addition to all those goodies, Oppo is also throwing a transparent silicone case and there is a factory-applied screen protector on top of that already tough Gorilla Glass 6 front.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 04 Dec 2018
  • 3EJ

Yeah, but still no audio jack nor IR-blaster. And what's with that ridiculous triple camera setup at the rear?

It's not like that... The camera module on all three of them use a Sony made sensor (IMX363 for the Mi Mix 3 & IMX345 for both the Samsung S9+ & Oppo RX17 Pro). If you're asking about image quality, then personally i would rate them lik...

  • Love the Community
  • 07 Nov 2018
  • Fv4

Hey, Pentile is awesome. What makes you think it's not great? Nowadays, we don't see individual pixels as everything is at Retina quality anyway? I dunno what am I saying. I don't even have this lul.