Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo is not any trespasser to 5G. it’s launched four smartphones in Asian country up to now, and every one of them (including the Iqoo Z3) support 5G. Since networks have nevertheless become operational in Asian countries, it makes plenty of sense for smartphone makers to not trust solely on high-speed information as a point. In fact, each manufacturer providing a smartphone priced between Rs. 17,000 and Rs. 22,000 has managed to bring one thing additional to the table. Xiaomi offers a 108-megapixel camera on its Mi 10i (Review), Realme’s X7 5G (Review) gets you twin 5G standby and a 120Hz Super AMOLED show, and therefore the list goes on.
This being iQoo’s 1st reasonable smartphone for the Indian market, it’s gone with the new Qualcomm flower 768G processor, which ought to stay exclusive for a short while. in an exceeding smartphone section that is packed with devices from several makers, has iQoo done enough to draw attention to its newest offering?
Iqoo Z3 Design
I received a Cyber Blue unit of the iQoo Z3 for review. The smartphone’s frame and rear panel are plastic (as companies love to call them polycarbonate). The matte back panel feels swish, and is sweet at not reading fingerprints, however permits dirt to create up simply. The Cyber Blue end incorporates a rainbow-like pied opalescent end that appears completely different, once viewed from different angles. Those searching for one thing a lot of delicate ought to select the Ace Black end, that options a gray and black gradient.
The phone seems quite slim and is comfy to carry on condition that it options a six.5-inch show. there’s a 3.5mm earpiece jack (Thank God!!) at rock bottom beside the one speaker, the first mic and also the Type-C USB port. The fingerprint reader is embedded within the power button, that sits on the correct aspect, beside the degree rocker placed higher than it. The fingerprint reader is straightforward to achieve and unlocks the device instantly.
Iqoo z3 Specs
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor was released in May 2020. It integrates the NSA/SA dual-mode 5G baseband, has a fifth-generation AIE engine, along an upgraded Adreno 620 GPU. For the GPU, the Kryo 475 frequency reaches 2.8GHz, which is 15 percent higher than the Snapdragon 765G, while Adreno 620 is 15 percent higher than the Snapdragon 765G.
Aside from that, the Snapdragon 768G supports a 120Hz screen, some Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, driver upgrades, and more. In a score test on iQOO Z3 Performance through AnTuTu and Geekbench, the phone’s running score performance is good.
iqoo has launched the Iqoo Z3 in three configurations in India. There is a 6GB RAM +128GB storage variant, an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, and an 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. All of them support up to a 1TB microSD card for expansion using the hybrid SIM slot.
The iQoo Z3 uses Vivo’s FunTouch OS. Currently, version 11.1 is based on Android 11, and my unit was running the May 2021 Android security update. At the time of writing this review, iQoo has yet to announce anything about a move to Vivo’s next-gen Origin OS, which is already available on the Chinese variant of this phone.
FunTouch OS looks a lot like stock Android in terms of appearance but offers several customizations that most other Android skins usually don’t. You can change the animations for the unlock screen, facial recognition, charging, USB insertion, and even putting the phone on standby and waking it. On the other hand, there is no way to customize the icon shape, like on Oppo’s ColorOS or Realme’s Realme UI-powered smartphones. There are also several iQoo-branded apps (including Notes, Video, EasyShare, etc.) and iQoo has retained its own dialer and SMS apps on the iqoo Z3. Bloatware is limited to just three apps – Snapchat, Dailyhunt, and Moj – and all of them can be uninstalled if not needed.
Iqoo Z3 Battery and Performance
In this IQOO Z3 phone, we get to see a 4400 mAh battery and 55 W fast charging, the adapter you get is 65W but the phone supports 55W charging.
By the way, it charges 50% of battery in just 19 minutes and approx 50 minutes takes for fully charged, That’s insane.
The single speaker at the bottom gets quite loud but sounds tinny. It is good enough for gaming, but not so much for watching movies or listening to music. At least iQoo has given this phone a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who desire better audio quality.
The 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD on the iQoo Z3 features a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, which is useful while playing games. It uses reinforced Panda glass, which picks up fingerprints easily, and these are also quite hard to wipe off. The display gets sufficiently bright in sunlight. Colors appear a bit saturated but text and images look sharp. The 120Hz refresh rate made the software feel quite fluid in everyday use. iQoo claims that the display is HDR10 certified. I was able to stream HDR content on the Youtube app, but Netflix did not support it.
The Snapdragon 765G was a good processor for mid-level gaming, and the 768G also offers good graphics performance. The iQoo Z3 performed well when playing Call of Duty: Mobile at the default High graphics and High frame rate settings, running smoothly and showing no signs of overheating. The phone started to warm up after switching the graphics and framerate to Very High (with anti-aliasing on) but maintained performance in the game. Asphalt 9 Legends also ran impressively at High Quality with no stutters or lag.
The 4,400mAh battery charges up quite quickly, going from no power to sixty seven p.c in half-hour and finishing the charge in hr. As for battery life, the phone achieved a powerful score of nineteen hours and thirty two minutes in our HD video loop check. With associate hour of play, some photos, phone calls, and perpetually checking social media apps, the phone managed most days with 30-40 p.c left within the battery at the hours of darkness, that is sort of sensible.
General performance was top-notch with no stuttering or lag. The new Snapdragon 768G SoC showed a noticeable bump in scores in our benchmarking tests. The iQoo Z3 managed a score of 4,45,029 in AnTuTu, as well as 710 and 1,985 in Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core tests. The processor definitely performed better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G in the OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Review), which managed scores of 3,91,813 in AnTuTu along with 639 and 1830 in Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core tests.
Iqoo Z3 Camera
In this IQOO Z3 phone, we get to see triple cameras in which a primary camera comes with 64MP, an ultra wide one which is of 8MP and the last one is a macro camera which is of 2MP.
Overall the quality of the camera is really good, I didn’t expect so much detail in the cameras that we got to see good colors and contrast too.
Apart from this, the front camera or selfie camera is of 16MP.
In a nutshell, the iQOO has done a great job with its camera, so if you are a gamer as well as a camera lover then definitely go for it.
Here is one thing that I just noticed, like the camera has eye auto focus, we get to see the eye-body auto focus in this IQOO Z3.
Iqoo Z3 Gaming
The IQOO Z3 phone comes with several settings which helps us to play the game better, you should check them once by yourself.
And if we talk about it’s back side temperature then we get to see initially around 34-35°c.
For gamers, the phone’s temperature is very important so we tested its temperature and we get to the maximum temperature around 37-38°C.
Now let’s play PUBG or Battle Ground Mobile India aka BGMI.
There is good news for gyroscope gamers, in this IQOO Z3 we did not find any delay in gyroscope.
I was also able to control gun recoil with the gyroscope and it was smooth, so good for gyroscope gamers.
Let’s talk about gaming performance.
I played Team Deathmatch (TDM) for about 20 to 30 minutes and the FPS has dropped to just 58 which is great.
If you want to have a real test of FPS then go for a hot drop (in PUBG or BGMI) or a gunfight, you will know the exact result by how much FPS drop.
I want to tell you something…
IQOO claims that the IQOO Z3 comes with a liquid cooling system, but I’ve only played the game for 30 minutes so far and it’s getting warm.
One more thing, as it heats up, the screen brightness will decrease automatically, It is not that this is happening only in the game, but the brightness of the whole phone decreases.
What is your reaction about all this? Commenting below and share your thoughts.
I have played continuously for more than an hour and the FPS continuously drops from 40 to 50 and fluctuates up to 40 if you play longer.
This is all because of heating issues, you have to play in the AC room or use a mobile cooler to get rid of FPS drops issues.
Iqoo Z3 Price in India
The iQoo Z3 offers incredible value for the hardware that it offers, priced starting at Rs. 19,999. Its closest competitor is the Realme X7 5G which offers a 120Hz OLED display and 50W charging along with dual 5G standby on both SIMs.
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