Oppo R17 Pro vs OnePlus 6T vs Vivo X23: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

Oppo R17 Pro, the first triple camera phone from Oppo, is going to hit the Indian market soon. It has many flagship-class features but it is not completely flagship, and this makes its price to be more affordable than the main flagships from the most known brands. Here, we will compare it with the other affordable high-end phones from China released by Oppo’s sister companies Vivo and OnePlus. We are talking about OnePlus 6T and Vivo X23: is the new Oppo R17 Pro (also known as Oppo RX17 Pro in the European market) at their levels in terms of value for money? Here you will find the answer.

Oppo R17 Pro vs OnePlus 6T vs Vivo X23

Oppo R17 Pro OnePlus 6T Vivo X23
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT  157.6 x 74.6x 7.9 mm, 183 g 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm, 185 g 157.7 x 74.1 x 7.5 mm
DISPLAY  6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), AMOLED 6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Optic AMOLED 6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, octa-core 2 GHz
MEMORY  8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB
SOFTWARE  Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS  Android 9 Pie, Oxygen OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Funtouch OS
CONNECTIVITY  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA  Triple 12 + 20 MP + TOF 3D camera, f/1.5-2.4 and f/2.6
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/1.7 and f/1.7, OIS
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 12 + 13 MP, f/1.8 and f/2.4
12 MP front camera
BATTERY  3700 mAh, fast charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge 3700 mAh, fast charging with Dash Charge 3400 mAh, fast charging 22.5W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES  Hybrid Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot

Design

With its huge 86.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, the smallest waterdrop notch, and the thinnest body, Vivo X23 is not only the most beautiful device in this trio but also one of the most beautiful phones released in 2018. It rocks a glass back and an aluminum frame and it is also available in gradient color variants. But OnePlus 6T and Oppo R17 Pro are still among the best phones as well when it comes to aesthetics.

 

Display

The displays of these devices look almost identical, but the one of the OnePlus 6T boasts a better color reproduction thanks to its great DCI-P3 coverage. Further, note that OnePlus 6T and Oppo R17 Pro are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 that is the strongest protection existing for a smartphone’s glass. Vivo X23 lacks the Gorilla Glass 6 protection but it has a higher screen-to-body ratio and, as said above, a less invasive notch.

 

Hardware/Software

OnePlus 6T is definitely superior to both Oppo R17 Pro and Vivo X23 in terms of hardware and performance because it is equipped with the best chipset in the market: the octa-core Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm running at a max frequency of 2.8 GHz. Further, it has a very optimized Android fork called Oxygen OS and it comes with Android Pie out of the box. Oppo R17 Pro takes the second place with its Snapdragon 710 and Color OS, while Vivo X23 has a slightly less powerful Snapdragon 670.

 

Camera

Oppo R17 Pro wins the camera comparison. It has a triple rear camera with variable focal apertures in order to adapt to every light condition, as well as OIS and a 3D stereo camera to capture depth information. Even its front camera is better than the ones of its opponents with a higher 25 MP resolution and an ultrawide lens.

 

Battery

OnePlus 6T and Oppo R17 Pro both have a 3700 mAh battery, but OnePlus 6T lasts slightly more and it is optimized better, probably thanks to Android Pie. It is able to arrive at the end of the working day with 30-35 percent of remaining charge, while Oppo R17 Pro has just 25 percent. Vivo X23 has a smaller 3400 mAh unit which is more than sufficient but far from achieving OnePlus 6T and Oppo R17 Pro’s results.

 

Price

Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T are available globally with starting price tags of €599 and €569, while Vivo X23 is only available in Asia and it costs about €500 there. Due to its smaller battery and its less powerful SoC I wouldn’t actually choose the Vivo X23, but, even though it has not a Snapdragon 845 (SD710 is enough for every scenario), I would personally pick the Oppo R17 Pro because of its better camera department and the micro SD slot.

 

 

Oppo R17 Pro vs OnePlus 6T vs Vivo X23: PRO and CONS

Oppo R17 Pro

PROS

  • Amazing camera
  • Great design
  • Big battery
  • micro SD slot

CONS

  • Expensive

OnePlus 6T

PROS

  • Big battery
  • Amazing hardware
  • Good cameras
  • Gorilla Glass 6

CONS

  • No micro SD
  • Higher price

Vivo X23

PROS

  • Full borderless design
  • In-display fingerprint reader
  • Awesome camera
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Smaller battery
  • No micro SD