Vivo's latest V-series smartphone has been officially introduced in the form of V17. The design aesthetic of the Vivo V17 India variant is quite different than its Russia variant – and this is done to presumably give the phone a more premium look and feel, and compete better with other smartphones in the market. The Vivo V17 phone comes months after the Vivo V17 Pro was launched in Indian market, and there are slight differences between the two phones.
Vivo V17 is priced in India at Rs. 22,990 for the lone 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The phone will go on sale in two colour options – Midnight Ocean and Glacier Ice. The Vivo V17 will be available starting December 17 in India.
Vivo V17 Pro was launched in India in September this year, and it was then priced at Rs. 29,990. The phone received a price cut in October, and it was brought down to Rs. 27,990 for the lone 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Moreover, it comes in similar Glacier Ice and Midnight Ocean colour options.
Both Vivo phones support dual-SIM slots, and run on Funtouch OS based on Android 9 Pie. The Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro feature a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The Vivo V17 Pro is said to offer up to 600 nits of peak brightness, while the new Vivo V17 claims to offer 800 nits of brightness. The Vivo V17 has a hole-punch display with the cutout placed on the top-right edge of the phone, while the Pro variant has a bezel-less and notch-less display. The two phones are powered by the Snapdragon 675 SoC, they pack 8GB RAM and offer 128GB internal storage.
For photos and videos, the quad rear camera setup of the Vivo V17 sports a 48-megapixel primary sensor that has an f/1.8 lens on top, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens, 2-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 lens for bokeh effect, and a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens.
The Vivo V17 Pro also packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 sensor and f/1.8 aperture. However, it is assisted by a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.5 aperture, 2x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom support. There is also an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field of view, accompanied by a 2-megapixel bokeh camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Vivo V17 phone has a single 32-megapixel selfie camera that is backed by an f/2.45 lens. The Vivo V17 Pro, on the other hand, has a dual-camera pop-up selfie module that houses a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture accompanied by an 8-megapixel super-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 105-degree field of view.
The Vivo V17 has a large 4,500mAh battery, while the Vivo V17 Pro packs a smaller 4,100mAh battery. Both the phones have an in-display fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and support Face Unlock,. The Vivo V17 measures at 159.01x74.17x8.54mm, and weighs at 176 grams. The Vivo V17 Pro, on the other hand, measures at 159.00x74.70x9.80mm and weighs 202 grams.
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|Release date||23rd November 2019||20th September 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.01 x 74.17 x 8.54||159.00 x 74.70 x 9.80|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4500||4100|
|Colours||Midnight Ocean, Glacier Ice||Midnight Ocean, Glacier Ice|
|Launched in India||-||Yes|
|Screen size (inches)||6.44||6.44|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2400 pixels|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||-|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||-|
|Dedicated microSD slot||-||No|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)||48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.45)||32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|Skin||Funtouch OS 9.2||Funtouch OS 9.1|
|Operating system||-||Android 9 Pie|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||-||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||-||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|