OPPO R 17 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 SE specs comparison

OPPO R 17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

 are two premium mid-range smartphones carrying the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip set. In today’s specs comparison, we’ll put them side-by-side to see which one has the upper hand in each key aspect.



Editor note: We’ve chosen to compare the OPPO R 17 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE because of their chip sets and to find out which phone offers more in this segment.



Specification OPPO R 17 Pro Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Display 6.4-inch F H D+ 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) AMOLED waterdrop screen, 402 ppi 5.88 F H D+ 18.7:9 (2244 x 1080) AMOLED Full Screen Display, 423 p p i
Glass Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 n/a
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2 GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 616 GPU Adreno 616 GPU
Storage 128 GB storage 64 GB/128 GB storage
Rear Camera 12 MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) + 20 MP f/2.6+ T O F 3 D stereo camera, LED flash 12 MP f/1.9 + 5 MP f/2.0 AI dual rear cameras
Front Camera 25 MP front camera 20 MP AI front camera
Connectivity 4 G+ L T E 4 G VoLTE
SIM Dual-SIM (nano) Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 G / 5.1 G / 5.8 G) WiFi 802.11 a /b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
USB USB 3.1 Type-C w/ O T G USB Type-C w/ O T G
Sensor – Face Unlock
– Under-display fingerprint scanner
-Fingerprint scanner (rear-mount)
-Face Unlock
OS Color 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo) MI U I 10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,700 m Ah battery ( 2 x 1,850 m Ah) w/ 50 W Super V O O C charging 3,120 m Ah 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 R 17 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 chip set from Qual comm, 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 R 17 Pro has 8 GB while the Mi 8 SE has 6 GB. 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 R 17 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 R 17 pro is its Time-Of-Flight (T O F) camera. This is a range imaging camera system that captures 3 D 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 R 17 Pro here.

The R 17 Pro comes with a larger battery capacity and features a 50 W Super VOOC charging technology while the Mi 8 SE has 3,120 m A h and Quick Charge 3 support. Given the capacity and fast charging technology, the R 17 Pro has the upper hand.