On December 12, 2019, Vivo V17 has become the latest smartphone to be added in V-series by Vivo. At the launch event, it was announced that the sale of this smartphone will start from December 17. You can pre-book the smartphone on Flipkart & receive it before others. However, before making the purchase, make sure to read this complete review of Vivo V17. Find out whether you should buy it or not.
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Design is what attracts a buyer in purchasing a smartphone.
So, how’s Vivo V17 smartphone is different from any other smartphones in the market?
Well, if you play games or love to hold smartphones with the larger screen then the design of Vivo V17 is perfect for you. It has a touchscreen display of 6.44 inch with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.
Vivo V17 has a Super AMOLED display panel. It has a glass body with 159.00 x 74.70 x 9.80mm dimensions and weighs 202.00 grams. Vivo V17 will be available to purchase in 2 colours – Glacier Ice Colors & Midnight Ocean.
With the growing trend of multiple cameras in a single smartphone, Vivo V17 packs an impressive 48 MP quad-camera at the back with f/1.8 aperture; the second camera is of 8MP with f/2.2 aperture; the third 13MP camera comes with f/2.5 aperture & the 4th camera comes with f/2.4 aperture.
Now, on the front side, Vivo V17 has a dual-camera setup with 32MP primary camera & 8MP secondary camera. The 32 MP camera comes with f/2.0 & the secondary camera has f/2.2 aperture. Both the cameras are backed by the latest AI technology.
It’s quite annoying when your smartphone hangs regularly. So, to make sure, you don’t face any lag even on normal usage, Vivo V17 comes with a mid-range 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor along with 8GB of RAM.
As usual, Vivo V17 comes with their custom skin of Funtouch OS 9.1 which is based on Android Pie OS. Furthermore, the smartphone supports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C USB OTG, & dual 4G connectivity. It packs up a couple of sensors like ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, gyroscope, and fingerprint sensor.
Battery and Storage
Vivo V17 has a non-removable 4100mAh battery that supports fast charging support. So, it means if your battery runs out after 1-day of usage, you can quickly charge it again with the fast charger provided in the box,
Now, when it comes to storage, it has internal storage of 128GB which you can expand by adding a microSD card slot.
Vivo V17 Software
As I already told you above, Vivo V17 runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Vivo V17 comes with its own custom Funtouch 9.0 UI. As it’s a customized UI, it comes with a lot of features & bloatware. With 8 GB of ram & a powerful snapdragon processor, you won’t face any lag.
Within the next few months, Vivo will be releasing Android 10 version of the FunTouch OS. The new version will have a refreshed interface & tweaked UI.
When Vivo V17 will be available for purchase? That’s one of the main questions. Well at the launch event, Vivo announced that the smartphone will be available for purchase on both the online & offline channels from December 17. As of now, there’ll be only 1 model with 8GB of Ram & 128 GB of the storage option.
You can choose Vivo V17 in 2 variants – Glacier Ice, Midnight Ocean. So, book the smartphone at Rs 22,900 & be the first one to experience it.