Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: What’s the Difference

Vivo V17 Pro was launched Friday at an event in New Delhi. The V17 Pro is the company’s most expensive V-series phone in its portfolio. It joins the likes of Vivo V15 Pro, Vivo V15, Vivo V9, and Vivo V9 Pro in the lineup and is being touted as the “world’s first 32-megapixel dual pop-up selfie” camera phone. In this article, we take a look at how the Vivo V17 Pro is different from the V15 Pro that made its India debut earlier this year and shares a number of specifications with the new phone.

Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: Price in India, Colours

Vivo V17 Pro has been priced at Rs. 29,990 for the lone 8GB + 128GB model, whereas the Vivo V15 Pro, which was launched at Rs. 28,990, can now be purchased for as a low as Rs. 23,990 for its base 6GB RAM variant. The 8GB RAM version of the V15 Pro can be purchased for Rs. 26,990. Vivo is offering the V17 Pro in Ocean Blue and Midnight Ocean colour and the V15 Pro can be bought in Topaz Blue and Ruby Red.

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Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: Specifications

Starting with the differences first, the Vivo V17 Pro features a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display, whereas the V15 Pro houses a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The V17 Pro uses a 4,100mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Vivo V15 Pro, on the other hand, includes a 3,700mAh battery. The V15 Pro also provides fast charging support, however the exact maximum wattage support is unclear.

Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: Cameras

The main differences between the two phones lie in the imaging capabilities, Vivo has added a quad camera setup on the back in the V17 Pro. This setup houses a 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera, a 13-megapixel f/2.5 telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 Super Wide-Angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens.

Vivo V15 Pro, on the other hand, features a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel f/1.8 primary shooter. The other two cameras in the V15 Pro’s rear camera setup include an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens.

Both Vivo V17 Pro and V15 Pro use a pop-up mechanism to house a selfie shooter. While the V15 Pro has got a single selfie camera of 32-megapixel with an f/2.0 lens, the V17 Pro has two shooters – a 32-megapixel f/2.0 main selfie shooter and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 secondary wide-angle shooter.

You will also get a USB Type-C port, and Funtouch OS 9.1 on the V17 Pro, whereas the V15 Pro includes Micro-USB port and Funtouch OS 9. As mentioned, Vivo is only offering one storage + RAM variant of the V17 Pro – 8GB + 128GB, however the V15 Pro is offered in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB.

Lastly, the Vivo V17 Pro’s dimensions are 157.25×74.71×8.21mm and weighs 185 grams. The Vivo V15 Pro, on the other hand, measures 159×74.70×9.80mm and weighs 202 grams.

Among the similarities, both Vivo phones are powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC and run on Android 9 Pie. The phones also feature in-display fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM (Nano) connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS.

Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro comparison

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Brand Vivo Vivo
Model V17 Pro V15 Pro
Release date 20th September 2019 February 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 159.00 x 74.70 x 9.80 157.25 x 74.71 x 8.21
Weight (g) 202.00 185.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4100 3700
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary
Colours Midnight Ocean, Glacier Ice Blue Topaz, Ruby Red
Screen size (inches) 6.44 6.39
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type Other
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Processor 2GHz octa-core octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Internal storage 128GB 128GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes
Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) 32-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flash Yes
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android Android 9.0 Pie
Skin Funtouch OS 9.1 Funtouch OS 9
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes Yes
Micro-USB Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes

1 thought on “Vivo V17 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: What’s the Difference

  1. The rear camera in vivo V17 has been given 48 megapixels + 8 megapixels + 13 megapixels + 2 megapixels. This camera has many features such as autofocus, touch focus, HDR etc. The front camera offers 32 megapixels + 8 megapixels.

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