When it comes to the mid-range segment, one of the most popular devices in the Asian market is the OPPO F17 Pro. There are several reasons for its success and they include the fact that it is one of the thinnest and lightweight devices of the year. But a lot of people do not know that there could be better choices for their needs. Given the huge success it had, we decided to compare the F17 Pro to its main competitor from BBK Electronics in the same price segment. For this comparison, we chose the Vivo V20 and the Realme 7 because they offer very interesting specifications at a similar price.
|OPPO F17 Pro||Vivo V20||Realme 7|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||160.1 x 73.8 x 7.5 mm, 164 g||161.3 x 74.2 x 7.4 mm, 171 g||160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm, 175 g|
|DISPLAY||6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.44 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Helio P95, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Mediatek Helio G95, octa-core 2.05 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, ColorOS||Android 11, Funtouch OS||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
Dual 16 + 2 MP f/2.4 + f/2.4 front camera
|Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
44 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.1 front camera
|BATTERY||4015 mAh, fast charging 30W||4000 mAh, fast charging 33W||5000 mAh, fast charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
As mentioned above, the OPPO F17 Pro is one of the thinnest and most lightweight devices of the year. But there is another device with similar specifications which is as thin as the OPPO F17 Pro and it even has a similar weight: the Vivo V20. At first glance, the F17 Pro may look slightly more attractive thanks to its punch-hole display and great color variants, but the Vivo V20 has better materials, including a glass back. With polycarbonate, you get more resistance, but a glass back is definitely more elegant. The Realme 7 is thick and heavier, so it loses the design comparison. Further, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, while on the Vivo V20 and the F17 Pro, you get an in-display fingerprint reader.
The OPPO F17 Pro and the Vivo V20 offer superior displays if compared to the Realme 7. We are talking about AMOLED panels, and not a simple IPS display. The OPPO F17 Pro has the best panel, offering a higher brightness and Super AMOLED technology. But the Vivo V20 remains a great handset in terms of the display if we consider its affordable price. The Realme 7 lacks an AMOLED display, but it has a 90 Hz refresh rate. As mentioned above, the F17 Pro and Vivo V20 sport an in-display biometric sensor for more comfortable authentication.
The Vivo V20 provides the best hardware department. It is fueled by the Snapdragon 720G mobile platform built at 8 nm and paired with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. We give the silver medal to the Realme 7 packing a Mediatek Helio G95 processor and 8 GB of RAM. OPPO F17 Pro is weaker with its Helio P95 and 8 GB RAM. The max amount of native storage you can get with Realme 7 and OPPO F17 Pro is 128 GB. Realme 7 and OPPO F17 Pro run Android 10 out of the box, while Vivo V20 is based on Android 11.
Despite it comes with a lower amount of sensors, the Vivo V20 has the best main camera on the rear side, with a 64 MP resolution. Further, it has a better selfie camera with an awesome 44 MP resolution. The Vivo V20 wins the camera phone comparison. OPPO F17 Pro comes right after with the same 48 MP quad camera as the Realme 7, but it has a better front camera department including a dual 16 + 2 MP front camera. If we only consider the rear side, with Realme 7 and the OPPO F17 Pro you get exactly the same camera specifications, so the shots should not be so different. Even the software is similar, so whatever you choose, you get a decent and similar camera quality.
The battery life champion of this trio is the Realme 7 simply because it packs a bigger battery. Its components are less efficient compared to the Vivo V20, but it still lasts more because it packs a big 5000 mAh battery. You get only 4000 mAh with the Vivo V20 and the OPPO F17 Pro, but you can charge the Vivo V20 faster thanks to the 33W fast charging technology.
Realme 7 is priced at Rs. 14,999 ($200) in India in its base configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage, OPPO F17 Pro has a listing price of Rs. 25,990 ($352) in the configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage and Vivo V20 costs Rs. 24,990 ($338) in the same memory configuration. If you are looking for the longest battery life, then Realme 7 is a better phone for you. But the OPPO F17 Pro and the Vivo V20 offer an AMOLED display! Vivo V20 has a better hardware department and better cameras than OPPO F17 Pro. Further, it offers Android 11 out of the box. Despite the huge popularity of the OPPO F17 Pro, my personal choice would be Vivo V20 because its value for money is slightly higher and it has slightly better specifications. I would not choose the Realme 7 due to its IPS display, but it can let you save a lot of money.
- 90 Hz
- Great chipset
- Worldwide availability
- Bigger battery
OPPO F17 Pro
- Compact design
- Thin and lighter
- Dual front camera
- AMOLED display
- Inferior hardware
- AMOLED display
- Faster charging
- Great hardware
- Nice cameras
- Thin and lightweight
- Smaller battery
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