Thursday, March 23, 2023

Reviews | Oppo A17: a smartphone with a great balance between price, quality and elegance

It must be said: Oppo is doing things right. Equipment with batteries that perform incredibly, good balances in their benefits and prices for everyone. And we are precisely reviewing a team that is balanced in these aspects, but also, once you have it in your hands, you will see its incredible quality and premium appearance with a touch of elegance. We are talking about the Oppo A17 that we had under review.

The device has 4GB of RAM, a 5,000mAh battery, a clear rear camera of up to 50MP and in its design a design that goes out of the ordinary with a premium leather back cover: The Premium Leather-Feel design.


What we liked the most about this team is that when it comes to playing, its performance is quite decent, considering that it is a low-priced team (between 150 and 180 thousand Chilean pesos on the market, something like 170 USD). And the battery will allow you to have it as an entertainment center without worrying about running out of power. Let’s go to the review.

Technical information

  • Measurements: 164.16 x 75.55 x 8.29 mm.
  • Weight : 189 grams
  • Display: 6.56″ LCD, HD+ resolution (1612 x 720 pixels)
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • CPU : MediaTek Helio G35 Octa-Core 2.3GHz (12nm)
  • GPU: IMG GE8320
  • RAM: 4GB (with RAM Expansion technology + 4GB)
  • ROM : 64GB
  • Micro-SD support: up to 1TB
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0
  • Rear: 2
    50MP main f/1.8
    VGA Depth Camera f/1.8
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.3, 3.5mm jack and micro-USB.
  • Operating System: ColorOS 12.1 on Android 12

Unboxing OPPO A17

Before we go to see its beautiful design, let’s first see the device in the box. The box of this model still comes in the standard form of the OPPO A series. Using a blue box on the front, the model name and capacity are clearly indicated that this model has a capacity of 4GB + 64GB.

When opening the first box, we will find another black box with the OPPO logo inside. We will also find the device and various accessories.

Among them: a transparent silicone case, USB charging cable, charger adapter, documentation, SIM removal pin, and the device itself. As we have already mentioned, the first thing that catches your eye is its premium leather design.


OPPO A17 comes with a new premium body. The back cover feels like real leather. Created by composite processing, the inner surface is embossed with a light grain leather, and the outer layer is UV coated, making the back cover not only comfortable to hold, but also dustproof and more durable than others. finished.

Following the rear design, the camera system of the OPPO A17 is divided into 2 sets: the upper part is the main camera and the lower part is an auxiliary camera with flash.

The kit features ultra-thin classic square edges. It weighs approximately 189g and is approximately 8.29mm thick, so you can easily carry it for daily use. In short, it is elegant, with unique details and light. Let’s go inside.

The power of A17

Generally we would start by talking about the processor and RAM, and although it is important, we want to focus this review on the gaming experience that is enhanced by that, but also by its large battery. We played PUBG on the OPPO A17.

We tested it with smooth graphics with a medium frame rate. From what we tested, the in-game frame rate was 20-25fps, which is considered decent. But the point that we liked the most about this gaming experience was the OPPO A17’s stereo speaker, which gives a good directional sound. With this, a battle royale game like this becomes much more fun to play.

Similar experience with Fortnite. And it is that the team can play these games in a fairly decent way. Its internal composition has the MediaTek Helio G35 processor chip, which offers powerful images with a CPU speed of up to 2.3 GHz. It comes with 4 GB of RAM, and with Oppo technology, you can give it another 4 GB.

As? In terms of internal storage, it comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. But, with the RAM expansion feature enabled, the standard RAM can borrow up to 4GB of unused ROM for smooth performance.

The battery, another aspect that we have highlighted, is 5000 mAh and durable. And it is that Oppo knows about batteries. This model allows us to use it all day without worries (playing, with multimedia, etc). Even if it is for general use, the battery can be dragged on for up to 2 days comfortably.


In international publications, Oppo claims that it can be used to watch YouTube continuously for up to 20 hours, play IG continuously for 19 hours, or listen to music continuously for up to 27 hours. We checked everything and it’s real.

OPPO A17 comes with ColorOS 12.1 as the operating system, which comes hand in hand with Android 12. Fluidity and customization are two very present concepts. For example, with FlexDrop on OPPO A17, we can open apps in a small mobile window while watching videos or browsing the Internet at the same time. This feature increases the efficiency of multitasking


Oppo A17 comes with an excellent rear camera, which is actually 2 rear cameras. And it has a front camera. Its double rear camera consists of a 50MP f/1.8 main camera and a VGA f/1.8 camera. The front camera is 5MP f/2.2

Among the photography features of the Oppo A17, there is Auto HDR, including Dazzle Color that helps to increase the brightness of the photos to be used. The quality you get with this 50MP camera is as excellent as you’d expect. The Auto HDR function helps to really adjust the image to make it more beautiful while maintaining the dynamic range well. In addition, Oppo (a brand that has shown that it is interested in the photographic section and content creation) also gives us up to 15 filters to choose from on this device.

To take portraits in style, Oppo has a portrait retouch feature that retouches your face to make it naturally beautiful. This features a smart algorithm that can accurately identify facial features and blur blemishes like acne, acne scars, and dark spots, all to show off your true beauty.


Other details

This equipment comes with a large 6.56 “screen with HD + resolution (1612 x 720 pixels) which is sufficient for general use, including viewing content for entertainment. In addition, the OPPO A17 screen also has an all-day AI Eye Comfort function that can adjust the brightness level down to 2 nits for comfortable viewing in the dark. and a maximum brightness of 600 nits also when used outdoors.

Its excellent images must be combined with excellent sound. OPPO A17 comes with better sound and higher volume than several devices we have reviewed. With a Dirac 3.0 sound system, so we can enjoy clear full-range sound at all times, it also comes with an ultra volume mode for pleasant speaker sound without being disturbed by ambient noise.

In conclusion, this is a small smartphone that is fully equipped for entertainment and everyday performance. It has a premium design that is pleasant to the touch, while still being a fairly complete phone that provides excellent performance.


From the design, the feel, the premium leather, the Premium Leather-Feel design, elegant, we loved it. In terms of performance, it comes with a huge storage space of 4GB + 64GB with 4GB RAM expansion feature. He performed well for us in games.

The battery is up to 5000 mAh. It can be used all day. And that says a lot about the team. In addition to its beautiful camera with a resolution of up to 50MP, which crowns this modestly priced device. A 10/10 in its category for its great price-quality balance.



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