We’ve been using the Vivo V17 Pro for a while now, and have so far come into terms with a lot of what it can and can’t do. Its predecessor, the V15 Pro, received a lot of love, thanks to its powerful internals, and a selfie camera that still holds its position as one that can even compete with a number of flagships.
A More Seamless Design
Its dual front cameras are also completely hidden from view, thanks to the elevating mechanism. This allows users to take full advantage of its massive 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display.
Good for Gaming
We played CoD Mobile at Max Settings with Bloom and AA off, and the game ran smooth for most of the time. The device did get warm after a few minutes, but not to the point that it was uncomfortable to use.
Apart from its 48MP main camera, the V17 Pro also houses dedicated shooters for wide-angle, macro and depth. This adds a ton of flexibility for the user, as the phone can basically adapt to various shooting conditions when needed.
Feature-Packed OSOne of the things I like about the new version of Funtouch OS is the system-wide dark mode, which also affects other apps such as Facebook and Instagram. Saves you battery, while giving the UI a fresh new look.
S-capture is another useful feature in everyday use. It can be launched from the pull-up panel and can be used to take long screenshots, a lasso tool for taking screenshots in any shape you want, and best of all, it allows for screen recording.
Dual Engine Fast Charging
With Vivo’s Dual Engine Fast Charging, the V17 Pro’s 4,100mAh battery can be charged from around 10% to full in around 2 hours using the supplied charger and USB-C cable. I noticed that it slows down the charging speed at around 95%, maybe to reduce the strain to the battery.
There are a few more features I like, that didn’t make it to the list. Things like custom commands for Google Assistant, Picture in Picture in-game, the Always-On Display, among others. Having used the device for a few weeks, it seems that it has picked up on most of its predecessor’s shortcomings, and is shaping up to be a good contender in the mid-range segment.
Vivo V17 Pro is now available in stores for PhP21,999