NXT Angel Caroline shoots selfies with the Oppo R17

“I did a degree in Mass Communication and I graduated from NUS last year. Right now I’m looking for a full-time job but in the meantime I’m event modelling part-time. I like doing yoga – I have a 200 hour yoga certificate and I teach yoga. I’m familiar with many styles of yoga like Vinyasa, Hatha, Flow and Bikram.  

I do take a lot of pictures, which I post on my private Instagram. I like to take selfies as that’s the easiest and I’ve been using it for two to three years. In comparison with my Apple iPhone 7 Plus I noticed that with the Oppo R17 Pro you really don’t need to use those photo-editing apps like Meitu as the image processing is done automatically by the phone. My iPhone also seems to shoot images that are more fuzzy and less sharp. OK the NXT Editor did mention to me that the three year’s difference in age between my iPhone 7 Plus and the Oppo R17 Pro does make a difference, but I was pretty surprised at how visibly a difference that those three years make, with the R17 Pro being able to get far more detail in the images, even in the dark.

Looks and feel wise, it’s very sleek and I think Android phones have surpassed the iPhone in terms of contemporary design. Oppo has become well known for the in-build camera functions and that’s why people buy Oppo phones for selfie photos. I didn’t find any lag when I was swapping apps and trying out the camera features, and I think for price-sensitive users I think the Oppo R17 Pro makes a very convincing argument.”

Our first NXT Angel for 2019 Caroline is a recent Mass Communication graduate who’s also an advanced yoga practitioner who event models part-time. Here’s her take on the Oppo R17 Plus smartphone.

Oppo R17 Pro

The Oppo R17 Pro is a snazzy slim smartphone that sports a gorgeous colour-shifting design named Radiant Mist that blends and shifts deep blue and purple hues depending on how you view it. With one side purple and one side will stand out almost immediately with its unique notch that is much smaller than those on other phones that have it. It is the first smartphone to come with Gorilla Glass 6 and a Snapdragon 670 chip. There’s only the singular 8GB RAM/128GB ROM memory configuration and the display measures 6.4 inches, featuring a Full-HD+ resolution and 91.5 percent aspect ratio. For shutterbugs, there’s 16- and 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup with LED flash and a 25-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. Top it off with a strong 3,500mAh battery, USB-C connectivity. Oppo’s VOOC charging tech and a 3.5mm headphone port, you have a value-for-money device that runs with the big boys.