Oppo RX17 Pro review
Oppo has made no secret that it wants to enter the UK and coque samsung gs7 EU coque samsung galaxy grand prime le bon coin markets coque samsung c9 pro with something of a splash. Rather than try and get a foothold in the mid range market for which it’s coque samsung grand plus paillette historically known, the company launched the innovative (and expensive) Find X, back in June 2018. Not only was was it one of the first phones to launch with no notch on the display and the first non iPhone to launch with depth sensing facial recognition coque huawei p30 lite sable mouvant it also came xeptio coque huawei p smart 2019 with a powered sliding mechanism to reveal the front camera, unlike coque samsung j3 206 anything else.
The slider phone is 2019’s answer to the notch does it make sense
In November 2018, in Milan, Oppo then launched a coque samsung sgh n7000 galaxy note rebranded version of the R17 Pro that had already launched in China: the RX17 Pro, which we review here. It’s got an in display fingerprint sensor, a triple camera system and other headline worthy features like Super VOOC a charging technology that puts other fast charging tech to shame (check out our comparison video on the subject).
Now the year has turned and in 2019 Oppo will be coque samsung galaxy s5839i officially launching in the UK. Here’s whether the RX17 Pro is worthy of your attention, or will it just step on the OnePlus 6T’s toes
158 x 75 x 7.9mm; 183g
It’s long been the case that Oppo’s flagship phones bare a striking resemblance to OnePlus devices. The two companies are owned by the same Chinese coque samsung galaxy j5 drapeau tech giant, thus both often share the same components and tech, meaning form factor is similar. While there are some distinguishable differences, the RX17 Pro does look and feel very similar to the OnePlus 6T.
Pocket lintWith that said, it’s still coque samsung galaxy pocket 2 3d fairly easy to tell them apart. The glass back of the Oppo is shaped very similarly to the coque samsung galaxy s6 doctor who OnePlus being mostly coque samsung a5 2017 kawaii flat and featuring curves towards the edges but the colour finish is wildly different. Our review unit is an emerald green finish that’s dark, rich and glossy, but there is a more eye catching option that gradients from bright teal through to purple.
In traditional Oppo style, the bottom and top edges curve inwards rather than round outwards like most other smartphones. The top edge coque samsung galaxy s6 super hero features nothing except a single noise cancelling mic and some antenna bands, while the bottom edge plays home to the Type C port, loudspeaker and the SIM card tray. Apart from that, you get the regular volume buttons on the left and power button on the right. No extra special function keys here (phew).
As for the front, that’s dominated by a 6.4 inch display that’s virtually edge to edge in form. It has the same teardrop style notch we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6T, ensuring that very little of the screen’s top edge is disturbed, with the earpiece being pushed right rhinoshield coque samsung a50 up to the coque samsung 6+ top edge. There’s very little bezel up the sides, with a slight chin on the bottom.
Given the size of its screen the RX17 Pro is actually quite compact. It’s noticeably smaller than the Galaxy Note 9, or iPhone coque samsung galaxy grand prime fashion XS Max. It’s hardly a one handed phone, in that it will make you stretch a little to reach the extremities, but it’s about as comfortable as you can get from a phone with a 6.4 inch display.
Pocket lintFrom a look and feel perspective, it’s every bit as high end as any other flagship smartphone. The edges have a classy, shiny finish, while the chassis feels sturdy and well made, with the borderless screen ensuring that there’s no unsightly chunky frame anywhere to be seen. With that said, we’re not massively keen on the camera protrusion on the back. With it being a triple camera system, it looks unnaturally long and protrudes quite far out.
It’s also missing out on any official wateror dust resistance, which is a shame. You should also be prepared to wipe off fingerprints from the rear glass fairly frequently too like most glossy phones, the RX17 Pro attracts palm and finger grease like moth to a flame.6.4 inch 1080 x 2340 AMOLED panel
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 surface
As displays go, that 6.4 inch AMOLED panel is a beaut. Although, that’s no surprise: it’s the same size, resolution and tech that we’ve seen already on the OnePlus 6T. As such it’s bright, super colourful, vibrant and contrasty.
It’s not QHD resolution, so it’s not super fine, but with a pixel density yoedge coque huawei p smart over 400ppi, it’s definitely sharp enough. The only time you might notice any real difference between this and a more pixel packed display is when holding really close to your eyes and looking at fine text.
Pocket lintWe used the RX17 Pro to watch movies on Netflix, catch up on our YouTube subs feed, play a variety of coque samsung galaxies5 games and each time it delivered vibrant colours, good details and fast responses.
However, one issue that’s by no means exclusive to Oppo is app compatibility. Despite longer aspect ratio screens having been available for some ebay coque samsung galaxy j3 2016 huawei p30 lite 3 coque time now, some apps still don’t scale well to this longer form. Enabling apps to fill the screen even brand new games like Lemmings sometimes means that elements are cut off at the sides; even actionable icons and buttons can sometimes end up with portions cut off by the frame.
Color OS still needs refinement, or just killing dead
ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo
We’ve mentioned OnePlus a couple of times already in this review, but for good reason. Because if there’s one reason to go with OnePlus over Oppen then it’s down to the software. We find Oppo’s Color OS less than desirable than OnePlus’ Oxygen OS. Sure, its features have slowly improved over time, but there’s still some frustration and unnecessary obstruction a lot of which is down to inconvenient notification management.
For instance, the app icon shows a notification dot to let you know you have an alert (or multiple) waiting for you in that app. However, leyi coque huawei p smart 2019 pressing and holding that icon only brings up shortcuts and doesn’t let you see the notifications. More frustratingly, there are never any notification icons in the status bar, so you don’t always know you have any waiting. That means you have to drop down the notification shade just to check what notifications you have. There’s no app coque de telphone huawei p30 pro drawer and, unlike, say, Huawei’s EMUI software, there’s no option to have one either. Not unless you download a third party launcher from the Google Play Store.
The other general user interface annoyance is the lack of option to use a gesture based navigation system. Moreover because the gesture navigation on the company’s own Find X is really intuitive. Having spent most of 2018 (or the latter half at least) with gesture based systems, or system that allow you to choose a gesture based option, it feels like Oppo is a step behind here.
It’s not all bad on the software front though. You do get a smattering of extras, like the Phone Manager app, which is useful. Using it, you can see what state your phone’s system is in. Whether you coque samsung a5 paris want to perform a virus check, or make sure your data’s secure and clean out any useless, unused files, you can do it all from here…