The recently released OPPO R17 Pro resembles a lot of that Huawei Mate 20 — from the design choice to the number of cameras and even the price. How will it affect your decision-making when its Php38,990 for the R17 Pro vs Php40,990 for the Mate 20?
OPPO R17 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 Differences
OPPO R17 Pro pros over Huawei Mate 20
- microSD card support up to 256GB
- Super VOOC charging at 50W (0-100% in 35mins)
- gradient hue design featuring 3D fog glass(matte gloss finish)
- under-display fingerprint scanner
- AMOLED display
- up to 8GB RAM
- 1080p @ 120fps
Huawei Mate 20 pros over OPPO R17 Pro
- IP53 dust and splash resistant
- DCI-P3, HDR10 compliant
- Android 9.0 Pie based on EMUI 9.0
- HiSilicon Kirin 980
- stereo speakers
- headphone jack with 32-bit hi-fi audio support
- aptX HD codec support
- 4000mAh battery
- 720p @ 960fps
OPPO R17 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 Similarities
- 1080p display resolution
- triple camera setup
- single high MP selfie camera
- expandable storage
- teardrop notch
Which is a better buy between the OPPO R17 Pro and Huawei Mate 20?
When it comes to being clumsy, the Mate 20 is more likely to survive against water splashes due to its official IP53 rating.
The difference in the display will be a bit tricky here. While the OPPO R17 Pro’s AMOLED is capable of displaying deep blacks and saturated colors, the Huawei Mate 20 is capable of HDR playback and on paper, supports wider color gamut despite being an IPS LCD panel.
For the cameras, Huawei’s wide-ultrawide-telephoto rear camera combination is more practical here but OPPO’s TOF 3D stereo camera allows for scanning real-world objects, virtually fitting clothes and other augmented reality feature.
Raw power and AI performance will go to the Mate 20 thanks to its 7nm-based Kirin 980 with dual-NPU support. However, the R17 Pro might leave more open apps in the background with its 8GB RAM.
Both are able to expand their storage capacity but the OPPO variant will have the advantage thanks to its microSD card support as opposed to Huawei’s newest (and yet to be widely available) nano-memory card.
Surviving the day in a single charge goes to the Mate 20 with its 4000mAh, however, recharging the phone goes to the R17 Pro with its SuperVOOC charging rated at 50W — 35mins from 0-100% and 40% in 10 mins.
For this initial comparison, the decision of buying either the OPPO R17 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 depends whether you require OPPO’s trendy features or Huawei’s raw performance across the board.
|Specs||OPPO R17 Pro||Huawei Mate 20|
|Display||6.4-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2340, 402ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass 6||6.53-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2244, 381ppi, 18.7:9 ratio, DCI-P3, HDR10, Gorilla Glass(unspecified version)|
|Dimensions||157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9 mm, 183 g||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm, 188 g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)||HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Mali-G76 MP10|
|Memory||128 GB, 8 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM + NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)|
|Main Camera||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
20 MP, f/2.6, AF
TOF 3D stereo camera
|Leica-branded 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.3″
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
|Front Camera||25 MP, f/2.0, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 0.9µm||24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, USB-C||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, USB-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery with SuperVOOC at 50W (5mins from 0-100% and 40% in 10 mins)||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with fast charging at 22.5W (58% in 30mins)|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.2||Android 9.0 Pie with MI UI|
|Official Price||Php38,990||Php 40,990|