Oppo finally unveiled its first premium R-series smartphone in the country, Oppo R17 Pro. Alongside, the regular Oppo R17 has been launched as well.
The pre-orders are live now. You can place an order on Amazon India.
It’s the same smartphone which inspired OnePlus to manufacture its latest smartphone, OnePlus 6T. Both the smartphones come with a similar design language and different internals and imaging capabilities. Can the original beat the new flag-bearer of entry-premium flagships?
Let’s find out.
OnePlus 6T vs Oppo R17 Pro: In-Depth Comparison
The regular Oppo R17 has been priced at Rs 34,990, to be available via Amazon India and Oppo’s official India website.
**Oppo R17 Pro Launch Offer: An extra Rs 2,000 off on exchange, one free time screen replacement with a Reliance Jio offer of upto free 3.2TB 4G data with added benefits up to Rs 4,900.
Design & Build
Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T both feature a glass sandwich design with a metal frame surrounding it. Both the smartphones look very same in terms of shape and built, except for the colours. The Oppo R17 Pro has a unique color combination of violet and blue.
Also, R17 Pro has the SIM tray at the bottom and misses out on 6T’s alert slider.
Both Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T come with identical 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED displays. The smartphones come with a 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio featuring a water drop styled notch at the top for the display.
Both the smartphones offer Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top.
Oppo has been marketing the R17 Pro as a top-end camera phone and not a device which offers some lightning speed performance. OnePlus 6T is by the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with upto 8GB of RAM.
While Oppo R17 Pro sports a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset capable of offering standard day to day performance.
OnePlus 6T is currently available in three storage variants in India: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and a top-end model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.
Oppo R17 Pro is only available in a single storage version of 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
Oppo R17 Pro runs on the latest Color OS 5.2 UI based on Android Oreo. OnePlus 6T on the other hand runs on the latest Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
OnePlus 6T has a better user interface provides faster version upgrades and security updates.
The Oppo R17 Pro features a triple rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor, 20-megapixel secondary sensor and a third TOF 3D sensor to capture 3D information.
OnePlus 6T comes with a rear dual camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor.
Oppo R17 Pro offers a dual-aperture primary sensor where you can adjust the aperture between f/2.4 and f/1.5 depending on light conditions. The 20-megapixel secondary sensor on both the smartphones do a similar job by enabling the depth-effect for bokeh shots and lossless zoom.
Oppo R17 Pro has an upper hand here with a variable aperture lens with better low light photography performance. The 3D sensor cannot be used without the right equipment.
Up front, R17 Pro has a 25-megapixel ultra-wide snapper while OnePlus 6T has a 16-megapixel wide shooter, both capable of capturing great shots.
Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T both come with a 3,700mAh battery supporting fast charging. OnePlus offers Dash Charge while Oppo R17 Pro has the advanced Super VOOC charging technology.
Oppo R17 Pro can be charged completely from 0 under 40 minutes.
Pricing & Availability
The Oppo R17 Pro is priced at Rs 45,990 for its 128GB variant. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Amazon and Oppo India official website from December 7. The pre-bookings are live now.
OnePlus 6T has three storage versions available in India priced at:
- 128GB/6GB: Rs 37,999
- 128GB/8GB: Rs 41,999
- 256GB/8GB: Rs 45,999
OnePlus 6T is available in India exclusively via Amazon India, OnePlus online and offline stores, Croma stores, and Reliance Digital stores.
OnePlus 6T vs Oppo R17 Pro: CONCLUSION
OnePlus 6T offer an excellent performance at this price. Oppo R17 Pro is overpriced if compared to other entry-premium flagships. OnePlus 6T starts retailing at Rs 37,999, while the Oppo R17 Pro costs 8,000 more.
The two great things about the Oppo R17 Pro are its rear camera and super fast VOOC charging technology.
OnePlus 6T is a better device compared to Oppo given its performance, camera and, most importantly pricing.
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