OPPO R17 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 SE specs comparison

OPPO R17 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 SE specs comparison

The OPPO R17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE are two premium mid-range smartphones carrying the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. In today’s specs comparison, we’ll put them side-by-side to see which one has the upper hand in each key aspect. Let’s start!

Editor’s note: We’ve chosen to compare the OPPO R17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE because of their chipsets and to find out which phone offers more in this segment.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationOPPO R17 ProXiaomi Mi 8 SE
Display6.4-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) AMOLED waterdrop screen, 402ppi5.88 FHD+ 18.7:9 (2244 x 1080) AMOLED Full Screen Display, 423ppi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 616 GPUAdreno 616 GPU
Storage128GB storage64GB/128GB storage
Rear Camera12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) + 20MP f/2.6+ TOF 3D stereo camera, LED flash12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 AI dual rear cameras
Front Camera25MP front camera20MP AI front camera
Connectivity4G+ LTE4G VoLTE
SIMDual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G / 5.1G / 5.8G)WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C w/ OTGUSB Type-C w/ OTG
Sensor- Face Unlock
- Under-display fingerprint scanner
-Fingerprint scanner (rear-mount)
-Face Unlock
OSColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)MIUI 10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,700mAh battery (2x 1,850mAh) w/ 50W SuperVOOC charging3,120mAh battery w/ QC 3.0

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

OPPO R17 Pro


  • Larger screen size
  • Higher aspect ratio
  • Higher horizontal screen resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Larger RAM
  • Higher secondary rear camera resolution
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • TOF Camera
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner
  • Larger battery capacity
  • SuperVOOC Charging

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

  • Higher pixel density

The R17 Pro has a higher overall display configuration while the Mi 8 SE has a higher pixel density which does not make much difference in this comparison. In terms of viewing experience, the former is obviously the better pick since it has a larger screen size and aspect ratio.

Both devices carry the new premium mid-range chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 710. We expect them to have almost the same performance that can run moderate to graphics intensive games with ease. If we could see one factor that would affect a smartphone’s performance, it would be the RAM capacity. In this case, the R17 Pro has 8GB while the Mi 8 SE has 6GB. This shouldn’t be an issue for casual users but if you’re the type who runs plenty of apps in the background and want the smoothest multitasking experience, the larger the RAM, the better.

The R17 Pro is superior in terms of camera resolutions on both rear and front compared with the Mi 8 SE but, like we always say, it’s not always the resolution that determines camera quality. However, one main advantage of the R17 pro is its Time-Of-Flight (TOF) camera. This is a range imaging camera system that captures 3D photos using infrared light as the scanner of the subject. We’ll know more once we get our hands on both devices in the coming days. In the meantime, you can check our sample shots for the OPPO R17 Pro here.

The R17 Pro comes with a larger battery capacity and features a 50W SuperVOOC charging technology while the Mi 8 SE has 3,120mAh and Quick Charge 3 support. Given the capacity and fast charging technology, the R17 Pro has the upper hand.

In summary, the R17 Pro is the superior device in terms of overall specs. Now we just have to wait for their local prices. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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