Oppo Revolutionizes Battery Charging In The New R17 Pro
Smartphones, the single most important item that we essentially cannot live without today, has become a necessity rather than a want. With companies like Apple releasing new smartphones into the market this year, consistent with higher intelligence and more efficiency in software design than most brands, the Chinese mobile giant, Oppo, have challenged the leader in the industry with the launch of the new Oppo R17 Pro last year.
The most noticeable element of this smartphone is the speedy battery charging that this phone allows the consumer. Oppo revolutionized battery charging with a powerful 3700 mAh battery, that requires approximately 35 minutes of charging time to bring a dead battery back to full life. Comparably, Apple’s new iPhone Series X does not go above 3174 mAh, making the R17 Pro the current fastest charging phone battery in the world.
At the heart of the phone is its technical features, which allow the consumer a faster interface, due to the phone’s octa-core processor. Along with this, is the 8GB RAM. Perspectively put, the iPhone Series X runs on a hexa-core processor and does not go over 4GB in RAM space. This means that all the applications that the consumer uses in the background, run with optimal high speed and with more space capacity in the R17 Pro. The user ultimately enjoys a smartphone that won’t glitch or lag often if too many apps are running together. Additionally, the internal memory of the R17 Pro is significantly higher than that of the Series X by Apple, with 128GB of storage space as opposed to 64GB.
For all the social media savvy out there, the R-17’s camera does not disappoint in taking a clear and crisp image, however, not all the elements of the camera can top Apple’s latest improvements to the Series X phones. The R17 Pro has all the basic features of a good smartphone camera, with a 2X digital zoom, auto flash, face detection and touch to focus built in. It also boasts a powerful 25 megapixel front camera for the perfect selfie. However, the camera falls short in front of Apple’s focus on detail and the high bar that the company has set for what a phone camera really can achieve. Oppo failed to incorporate many of the finer details involved in photography, such as depth focus, optical zooming and even a better aperture. This smartphone also has lesser shooting modes than the iPhone Series X does, limiting it to just the High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode.
As for the phone’s physical appearance, the R17 Pro features a stunning metallic foggy finish with a fusion of warm and cool tones on the back cover. The front of the phone shows a 6.4” touch-screen with a hidden finger-print access button placed beneath the screen. The body is also 7.9 mm thick, a little bit thicker than the iPhone XS. The phone however, is not waterproof unlike the iPhone Series X and it’s audio slot is a USB type-C - which may be a problem for consumers who wish to use other non-bluetooth based listening accessories.
The Oppo R17 Pro will cost consumers close to $700 in total after taxes. While the phone has many tempting features that enhance quality of living, such as with an efficient and fast charging battery and a fantastic camera, for that price, it does not pay off as a good enough investment for a smartphone. For a hundred dollars more, the consumer can simply purchase the new iPhone XR and enjoy finer details to their smartphone usage. The other disadvantage to owning this phone is its maintenance. If the phone went through technical difficulties, consumers cannot easily pop into an Oppo center and have it fixed like they can with Apple products. Overall, the cost versus the worth of this smartphone isn’t superbly justified with big sharks already leading in the industry and setting high standards in the consumer’s mind. It is a practical and acceptable type for a smartphone in 2019, however, doesn’t reach entirely for the stars with the price point.