Owned by BBK technologies, a Chinese technology company Vivo has been in presence in India for the last many years. One of their latest releases is the Vivo V17 phone. The Vivo V17 was released in the month of September has Pro version, Neo version and a normal version.
Vivo V17 is the lower-priced version of V17 pro and comes with quad back camera and dual selfie camera and is of lower end price, where the phone is priced at Rs 22,990 which is a great low-end phone.
The Vivo v17 phone display is amazing and slim. The manufactures tried to keep the phone with the bezels being slim and a small camera hole. The bezels are super slim at the top and the sides providing more screen space. For the phone, Vivo opted to design with hole-punch for this Smartphone. Vivo V17 comes with 6.44inch Super AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio which offers full HD+ resolution with good viewing angles. The screen to body ratio is around 85% and offers 1080×2400 pixels of screen resolution. The pixel density of the phone is calculated to be around 409ppi. The front camera is placed at the top right corner and is very small. The fingerprint is detectable easily on the panel of the phone which does not take much time to unlock the phone.
Vivo V17 weighs 176grams and is not heavy to hold the phone while using it for a long time. The battery comes with the power of 4,500mAH. Vivo offers USB Type C port which can be used for data transfer and fast charging. Beside the USB type c port, we can notice headphone jack, loudspeaker and microphone placed at the bottom. Another microphone is placed at the top which would be helpful during video recording. You can use Vivo V17 fairly easy as most of the buttons are placed on the right side of the phone. The left side comes with Sim tray which supports 2 nano sim and 1 microSD card slot.
The Vivo V17 sports quad-camera at the rear end which is placed in a rectangular module, the camera is covered by a metal rim on the sides so there are no worries when you place it on a flat surface. Vivo phone box comes with the phone, back case, 18W charger, in-ear headphones and the manual booklet.
Coming to the software, Vivo V17 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. Graphics are supported by Adreno 612 and the processer used here is Octa-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 460 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 460). It has 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage, however, you can expand the external storage via the usage of external MicroSD card up to 256GB. Vivo V17 offers connectivity such as Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, USB with OTG Support and GPS Support Navigation. The phone is certified by Widevine L1 DRM which helps you stream HD videos from OTT Content providers. Like all Vivo devices, Vivo V17 also runs on Funtouch OS which the version is Funtouch 9.2 on the top of Android 9 Pie. However, the user interface just takes a little time to get adjusted for a new user.
With its 4,500mAH battery, we can use the phone for long hours, and the 18W charger that comes with the phone assists fast charging.
Coming to the camera, Vivo V17 the front camera features 32MP which has decent shots. The night shots offer little grainy images which we recommend to not use for selfies. The rear camera sports 4 camera’s which includes 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP sensor with f/2.2, 2MP sensor with f/2.4 which can be used for bokeh and depth effect and 2MP macro camera. During the well-lit places, the phone captures amazing clarity images and videos. The Bokeh mode offers quick clarity images and also focuses quickly and this helps to click stunning images. You can record crisp images and 4k video with the camera.
The Vivo V17 has network support of Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n 5 GHz and mobile hotspot. Bluetooth is available with Bluetooth v5.0. It has dual nano sim slots with 4G Bands also the phone supports 3G,2G network coverage. The phone offers GPS with A-GPS.
Overall, the Vivo V17 is an amazing phone provided its quad camera. For a lower-end price section, this phone is very helpful compared to the pro version by the same name.