The back is plain and smooth with three cameras adapting at the center. There is a camera bump nonetheless, but since it’s in the middle, the phone does not rock when placed on its rear. At 183g, the Oppo R17 Pro can also be a tad bit on the other hand, though that will make the telephone feel more premium. It seems like the OnePlus 6T with a water-drop shaped top on top and a little chin in the bottom – and for good reason. Both Oppo and OnePlus are owned by exactly the exact same firm and this is not the very first time we have seen the 2 companies produce almost identical looking apparatus.
There’s a power button on the proper and volume keys on your left, whereas the USB Type-C port sits at the base with the lone speaker and also the dual-SIM tray. The R17 Pro can be found is two colours – Emerald Green and Radiant Mist. We obtained the Emerald Green model which is elegant and like the color tone Huawei used in the Mate 20 Pro. Although the overall look of the Oppo R17 Guru is minimal and tasteful, the part where the screen matches the frame is very sharp along with borders and quite noticeable if you enjoy fidgeting with your phone in your hand.
The Oppo R17 Guru is a sexy phone with a huge screen, minimum side bezels and a premium glass frame. Another bonus item in the box (for the UK at least, where it is known as the Oppo RX17 Guru ) is a soft-touch rubber instance, letting you instantly use a layer of security to the telephone. It’s a fantastic addition too, as the smooth glass finish does not allow for much traction in the hand with no case on. Up front there’s a sizable 6.4-inch OLED display with minimal bezels and a tiny notch similar to this one found in the OnePlus 6T. Watching movies on YouTube and Netflix are sharp and clear, however you will have to make do with all the black bars on each side when videos are viewed horizontally.
You’re able to zoom slightly to make the movie fullscreen, but this just means slight cropping will occur on top and bottom. There’s an in-screen fingerprint scanner on the front providing the phone a great clean look around the rear, even though it’s not as fast to recognize your print as those not built to screens. The Oppo R17 Pro doesn’t support microSD expansion and includes a 3.5mm jack – without a adapter offered in the box. You do get a pair of USB-C earphones bundled though, so all is not lost. It does work however, and throughout our time so far with the R17 Pro it appears to be accurate too. There is one very clear differentiation between the two (besides the symbols on the rear) and that is the presence of three cameras on the rear of this Oppo R17 Pro, versus just two rear snappers around the 6T.