Expanding the R-series line up, Oppo introduced a new handset with the in-display fingerprint scanner. It is nothing but Oppo R17 Neo that initially made its appearance in Japan. The device sports water drop notch with an AMOLED display and is given out in attractive color shades. It differs with other variants such as Oppo R17 and Oppo K1 in terms of storage variant. Here, in this Oppo R17 Neo review, we will discuss more design, display, processor, performance, camera, battery and price.
The Oppo R17 Neo is made of aluminum alloy and glass which gives the device an expensive look. It features dimensions of 75.5 X 158.3 X 7.4mm and weighs around 156gms. The device has a 6.4-inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a pixel resolution of 1080 X 2340, 403ppi, 84.4% screen to body ratio, and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The display gets a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 2.5D curved glass screen. It comes in attractive shades such as red and blue.
The latest Oppo smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset that is built with the 14nm process. Also, there is an Adreno 512 GPU to handle graphical tasks. It runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. As for the memory, the device is given with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage that is further expandable for up to 256GB using microSD card. Other connectivity options include dual SIM slot, support 2G, 3G, 4G networks, GSM, LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, mobile hotspot, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C and more. Unfortunately, there is no support for NFC in this Oppo R17 Neo.
As in the Oppo K1, even the Oppo R17 Neo gets the dual camera setup on the rear with a 16MP primary sensor and 2MP depth sensor with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture. It gets the AI support thus making it identify around 120 scenes. It can record video of 2160p at 30fps. Other notable features include digital zoom, auto focus, face detection, self-timer and more. There is even an added feature of phase detection. On the front end, the water drop notch houses a front camera sensor of 25MP with f/2.0 aperture size. It boasts impressive features such as face unlock and Sony IMX576 Exmor RS. In order to power the device, it is equipped with 3600 Li-Po battery that supports fast charging technology. Users can easily achieve 100 percent charge in just two hours.
The Oppo R17 Neo price in Dubai starts from AED 1597 to AED 1652. It is available in almost all the popular stores starting from November 2018. The device is claimed to be almost similar to Oppo K1 thus considered to be one of the alternatives to Oppo R17 Neo. For those looking for the mid-range handset with a bigger screen, even Oppo RX17 Pro is a wise option to consider. There is even Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Apple iPhone XS Max that boasts the same bigger display screen.
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