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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs OPPO R17 Pro — is a bit of an unusual comparison but when the price of the latter is so close to the 10GB/256Gb variant of the former, you have to know which is the best buy for you.

OPPO R17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Differences

OPPO R17 Pro pros over XiaomiMi Mix 3

  1. microSD card support up to 256GB
  2. 12MP(wide) + 20MP + Time-of-flight(TOF) 3D stereo main camera setup
  3. Super VOOC charging at 50W (0-100% in 35mins)
  4. 3700mAh battery
  5. gradient hue design featuring 3D fog glass(matte gloss finish)
  6. under-display fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 pros over OPPO R17 Pro

  1. HDR compliant
  2. Ceramic back
  3. Full-screen display, mechanical slider design
  4. Snapdragon 845
  5. up to 10GB RAM / 256GB internal storage
  6. Android 9.0 Pie
  7. up to 2160p @ 60fps, 1080p @ 960fps
  8. aptX HD codec support
  9. Wireless charging
  10. 24MP + 2MP depth selfie camera
  11. more color options (Jade Green, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, Forbidden City Blue )

OPPO R17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Similarities

  1. 1080p AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  2. starts at 8GB/128GB
  3. no headphone jack

Which is a better buy between the OPPO R17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3?

The first thing to notice here is the full-screen display of the Mi Mix 3 thanks to its mechanical slider design as opposed to the teardrop notch of the OPPO R17 Pro (small or large it’s still a notch). Keep in mind the ceramic backing as it’s less prone to scratches.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs OnePlus 6T Specs Comparison

Triple rear camera setup vs dual main and selfie camera setup. Xiaomi’s flagship seems to be the logical choice due to its wide and telephoto setup at the back and primary & depth sensor up front.

Power users will enjoy the Snapdragon 845 and up to 10GB RAM of the Mi Mix 3 although storage will go to the R17 Pro due to its microSD card support of up to 256GB.

From the security side of things, you can either go for the futuristic under-display fingerprint of OPPO or the faster traditional rear-mounted scanner of Xiaomi.

In terms of battery, it’s all about the OPPO R17 Pro with its larger 3700mAh as opposed to the meager 3200mAh. On top of that, you got the SuperVOOC charging. Do take note that Mi Mix 3 supports wireless charging if you’re into that.

Top Reasons to Buy the OPPO R17 Pro

There’s no official pricing yet for the Mi Mix 3 but it’s estimated around Php38,000 for the 10GB variant. At this point, Xiaomi’s offering is hard to ignore but things should get more interesting depending on how the mechanical slider will hold up in the long run.

SpecsOPPO R17 ProXiaomi Mi Mix 3
Display6.4-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2340, 402ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass 6full-screen 6.39-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340, 403 ppi, HDR, DCIP3, 19.5:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Dimensions157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9 mm, 183 g157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm, 218 g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm)
GPUAdreno 616Adreno 630
Memory128 GB, 8 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)512 GB, 10 GB RAM or 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Main Camera12 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
12 MP (wide), f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS
12 MP (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm
Front Camera25 MP, f/2.0, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 0.9µm24 MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
2 MP, depth sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, USB-CWi-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 with standard audio jack adapter
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery with SuperVOOC at 50WNon-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ and wireless charging
OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.2Android 9.0 Pie with MI UI
Official PricePhp38,9906GB + 128GB  CNY 3,299 (Php 25,524)8GB + 128GB CNY 3,599 (Php 27,845)8GB + 256GB CNY 3,999 (Php 30,940)

Palace Museum Edition (10GB+256GB) CNY 4,999 (Php 38,694)

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