Being one of the first to pack an elevating selfie camera in their devices, Vivo continues to push the envelope of smartphone innovation with each iteration, with an aim of bringing a new and improved experience to its customers.
The V17 Pro is the company’s mid-range contender, and aims to challenge the reign of its predecessor as one of the best in the selfie department, while bringing more to the table. Heading the list – a new design, a high-capacity battery, a quad-camera system, and not one, but two snappers up front, in an motorized pop-up module.
The Vivo V17 Pro mostly delivers on its promises of a new and improved user experience.
It looks and feels premium, daily performance is still more than superb, software is well-refined, and the cameras are able to capture good quality photos in most scenarios. Not to mention great battery life.
Of course, it's not a perfect device. The lack of a Face Unlock feature is a huge let-down, it still uses the same chipset as its predecessor, and the macro camera does seem a bit gimmicky.
Then there's the price. I'd say PhP21,999 sounds fair. But it would've been so much better if it had a newer processor, and face unlock.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.