Updated – 23-March-22 – The Chinese smartphone maker iQOO has launched new smartphones in the Indian market recently – iQOO Z6 (March 2022), iQOO Z5, iQoo Z3, iQOO 7, and the iQOO 7 Legend.
The iQOO Z3 and Z5 are mid-range phones and available for close to Rs. 20 to 25 thousand, whereas the iQOO 7 series are premium offerings from the brand. iQOO has also launched the premium iQOO 9 Series recently.
Let’s check out all the new iQOO phones with specs, price, features, and pros and cons.
IQOO Z6 (5G) – Price Starts at Rs. 15,499
IQOO has launched one of India’s most affordable smartphones with 5G support – the new IQOO Z6.
The smartphone is already available for purchase from Amazon India and comes in the following variants:
- 4 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – Price Rs. 15,499
- 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – Price Rs. 16,999
- 8 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – Price Rs. 17,999
The phone is available in the Dynamo Black and Chromatic Blue Color options. Customers can also get up to Rs. 2000 discount when buying using credit and debit cards, apart from EMI options and exchange offers on the Amazon India website.
Key Specs and Details – iQOO Z6
The iQOO Z6 comes with a 6.58-inch Full HD+ (2408*1080) display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.
The smartphone has a water-drop notch front design instead of the punch hole selfie camera that we see on most modern phones. The phone has 8.25 mm thickness and weighs 187 grams.
The Dual Sim mobile runs on the latest Android 12 OS on top of the Funtouch OS 12, offering the latest software experience to the buyers.
The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 Octa-Core processor is powering the mobile-based on a 6 nm manufacturing process, 2.2 GHz max clock speed, and has Adreno 619 GPU. Aforementioned, it comes with 4/6/8 GB LPDDR4x Ram. Also, iQOO uses a 5 Layer Liquid cooling solution to keep the phone cool during intense gaming.
For Imaging, the smartphone comes with a 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP macro camera. At the front, we have a 16 MP (Samsung 3P9 sensor).
The iQOO Z6 comes with a 128 GB internal storage (UFS 2.2), and it is expandable up to 1 TB using a micro-sd card.
Also, it has 5G/4G VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C support, and boasts a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for quick unlocking and safety.
Lastly, the 5G smartphone from iQOO packs a large 5000 mAH capacity battery and comes with 18 Watts Fast charger in the box.
Verdict – The iQOO Z6 is one of India’s most affordable 5G smartphones and comes with excellent specs and features. The phone has a fast processor, long battery life, and decent cameras. Also, the company is offering the latest Android 12 OS, hard to ask for more in this price segment. The 4GB ram may be less for some users and may want to opt for the 6 GB ram variant. However, there is no real benefit of getting the 8 GB version.
iQoo Z5 – Price Starts at Rs. 23,990
New Delhi – iQoo has launched a new 5G enabled smartphone on 27th September 2021, the iQoo Z5. Last week it was launched in China and now has made its way to India.
The iQoo Z5 is a mid-ranger and comes with amazing specs and features.
Let’s have a look at the specs of the iQoo Z5:
Display – The iQooZ5 5G features a 6.67 inch IPS LCD display with FHD+(2400*1080) pixels resolution and a fast 120Hz refresh rate. Notably, the phone doesn’t offer a Super AMOLED display.
Also, it has thin bezels that offer a phone an 86.5% screen-to-body ratio, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 650 nits peak brightness, and HDR support.
Processor & Operating system – Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 Octa-core processor clocked at 2.4Ghz and fabricated on a 6nm chipset that offers satisfying performance to the user.
For gamers, this phone has an Adreno 642L GPU that will handle your most modern games at high frame rates and high-quality graphics settings with ease.
Furthermore, it operates on OriginOS 1.0 based on the Android 11 operating system.
Camera – For imaging, there is a Triple camera setup at the rear including a 64MP(f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8MP(f/2.2) 120-degree ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) macro camera that delivers 4k video recording support @30/60fps, and stunning images.
Additionally, the iQoo Z5 has a 16MP(f/2.5) selfie shooter.
Security & unlocking – The phone comes with a trendy side-mounted fingerprint sensor and even has a face wake facial recognition support.
Connectivity options – Tri-band WiFi(2.4GHz, 5.1GHz, and 5.8GHz), Bluetooth version 5.2, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and 5G network connectivity support.
Battery – We have got a large 5000mAH battery capacity for long-lasting usage. The 5000 mAh battery is becoming pretty standard and I wouldn’t advise you to buy bulky phones with 6000 or 7000 mAH capacity batteries. Also, it has a 44 Watts fast charging support.
Variants and Price
– The iQoo Z5 comes in the following variants:
- 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage at a price tag of Rs 23,990.
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage at a price tag of Rs 26,990.
The iQoo Z5 also offers 4GB of extendable RAM support.
Lastly, this brand new phone comes in 2 eye-catching colors that include Arctic Dawn and Mystic space.
Availability & Discount offers – The phone will be available for purchase from 3 October 2021 onward on various platforms like Amazon and iQoo’s official website.
Users will get flat Rs.1,500 off on Amazon if they purchase this phone by using HDFC bank debit and credit cards including EMI transactions.
Note – This offer will be valid till 12 October 2021.
Let’s Summarize The Pros And Cons Of Vivo IQOO Z5.
- Excellent Processor
- Latest OS and Fast Charging
- Decent Cameras
- No Amoled Display
- No In-display Fingerprint Scanner
iQOO Z3 – Price Rs. 19,990
Recently, iQoo Z3 was launched in India at an online event, on 8 June 2021.
Notably, the brand has already launched this smartphone in China, back on 25th March.
Let’s first check the price and variants that are launched in India and then we will get to Specs and Features.
Variant & Price
- 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard UFS 2.2 storage – Price Rs. 19,990.
- 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard UFS 2.2 storage – Price Rs. 20,990.
- 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard UFS 2.2 storage – Price Rs 22,990.
Additionally, Amazon is offering a Rs. 1000 discount on purchase and there is an Rs. 1500 discount if you buy it using the ICICI Bank credit card.
Furthermore, The storage is also expandable via a hybrid microSD card (up to 1TB).
Let’s talk about its specification:
The iQoo Z3 features a 6.58-inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display with Full-HD+ (2408*1080pixels) resolution including a 120Hz refresh rate.
Additionally, it has a thin bezel around its left and right corner that offers an 84.5% screen-to-body ratio and it also has a 20:9 aspect ratio and 401ppi pixel density.
Processor And Operating System
Powering the iQoo Z3 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G octa-core processor (max Clock Speed 2.8 GHz). It is fabricated on a 7nm chipset and has the new Adreno 620 GPU for intense gaming.
The iQoo Z3 is India’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 768 G-based smartphone launched in India.
It operates on a Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11.
At the rear, the phone has a Triple camera setup including a 64MP(f/1.8) primary camera, an 8MP(f/2.2) 120-degree ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) macro lens that supports 4k video shooting @60fps.
For capturing the beautiful selfies, it has a 16MP(f/2.0) front-facing camera that supports Full HD video recording @30fps.
The phone comes with a decent 4400mAH battery capacity for providing a long usage time.
Moreover, if the battery gets low then the user can charge it with a 55 Watts fast charger.
Additionally, the 6GB RAM variant has a 1GB extended RAM support while the other versions have a 3GB extended RAM support.
The smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security.
It has some connectivity options such as WiFi, GPS, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.1, and dual SIM 5G support.
To keep the system cool, it comes with a five-layer liquid cooling system.
Lastly, the smartphone will be available in three beautiful colors – Ace Black, Cyber Blue, and Silver.
Let’s Summarize The Pros And Cons Of Vivo IQOO Z3.
- Excellent Processor
- Latest OS and Fast Charging
- Decent Camera
- No Amoled Display
- The battery is not huge.
- Only two 5G Bands are supported.
iQOO 7 and iQoo 7 Legend India Launch – Price Starts Rs. 29,990
26th April 2021 – The iQOO 7 and the iQOO 7 legend edition are launched in India today (26/April/2021). The iQOO 7 is the rebranded iQOO Neo 5 that was launched in China earlier. The iQOO 7 Legend is the flagship smartphone from the brand and comes with top-of-the-line specs.
The phone is already listed on Amazon.in and soon will be available for purchase from 1st May 2021.
The phones will compete with the likes of Oneplus 9, Vivo X60 Pro, Asus ROG Phone 5, and Samsung S20 Fe 5G and the new Xiaomi Mi11 series.
Let’s check out the key specs and features for the smartphone.
iQOO 7 – Price and Variants
It is available in 3 variants in the Indian Market:
- 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage support – Price Rs. 31,990
- 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage support – Price Rs. 33,990.
- 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage support – Price Rs. 35,990.
Additionally, there is Rs. 2000 discount on purchase using the ICICI Credit card and also Rs. 2000 discount from Amazon. For the iQOO 7 Legend, there is Rs. 3000 discount on the ICICI credit card purchase and Rs. 2000 discount from Amazon.
Display, Performance, Variants, Price
For a smooth touch experience, the mobile comes with a 120Hz refresh rate along with a 6.62 inch AMOLED punch-hole display with FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution.
Additionally, it has an 86.6% screen-to-body ratio and 394ppi pixel density.
Powering the iQOO 7 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 650 GPU that offers excellent performance for gaming and day-to-day tasks.
The smartphone comes with a graphene layer and even has liquid cooling to ensure it doesn’t run hot.
Additionally, there is a standalone chip for display that helps enhance frame rate and bring HDR content. This is one of the unique features of the mobile.
The iQOO 7 runs on the OriginOS based on the Android 11 operating system.
Cameras and Other Features
The iQOO 7 comes with impressive cameras and has got a Triple rear camera setup including a 48MP(f/1.8) primary camera [Sony IMX 598] with OIS, a 13MP(f/2.2), and a 2 MP monochrome lens.
The camera supports 4K video recording.
For selfies, it has a 16MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Furthermore, The device has an under-display fingerprint sensor and face unlocking support for security and unlocking too.
Connectivity – Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi, NFC, USB Type-C port, and also has a 5G network connectivity.
Battery Capacity and Charging
Lastly, the iQOO 7 is fueled with a 4400mAH battery and also has a 66 Watts (FlashCharging) charging support.
Lastly, the iQOO 7 has an 8.7 mm thickness and weighs 209 grams.
Considering it has a lower battery capacity it is odd that it weighs so much and has a much higher thickness.
Several phones from Vivo are much slimmer less than 8 mm and lighter even have a higher battery capacity.
iQOO 7 Legend
The iQOO 7 legend will be available in two variants:
- 8 GB + 128 GB storage variant. for Rs. 39,990
- 12 GB + 256 GB storage model is priced at Rs. 43,990
The iQOO 7 legend comes with a similar display as the iQOO7 but comes with an improved processor. There is Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with Adreno 660 GPU.
The phone comes with liquid cooling tech and a graphene layer that offers excellent cooling and improves gaming performance.
The rear panel on the iQOO 7 legend has leather, and you can see BMW’s colorful stripes running across the length.
The iQOO 7 comes with triple rear cameras with a 48 MP main sensor (Sony IMX598) with an f/1.79 aperture (same as iQoo 7), a 13MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 lens, and a 13MP portrait lens with an f/2.46 aperture.
For selfies, it comes with a similar camera as the iQoo 7 – a 16MP lens with an f/2.0 aperture.
The iQOO 7 Legend comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery and has got 66 watts fast charging support.
Oddly, the phone is 8.7 mm thick and weighs 209 grams which is a bit high considering it has a smaller battery.
Let’s Summarize The Pros And Cons Of Vivo IQOO 7 And IQoo 7 Legend.
- Excellent Processor
- Latest OS and Fast Charging
- Good Display and Decent Cameras
- Higher Weight and Thickness
- No Wireless Charging
- No IP Rating
The iQOO 7 goes against the OnePlus 9R and the newly launched Xiaomi Mi11X whereas the iQOO 7 legend competes with the Oneplus 9 and the Xiaomi 11X Pro. Also, the company has launched the iQOO 9, 9SE, 9 Pro in India recently.
Specs-wise it is a great phone and I like everything about it.
However, I would have liked it to be lighter and less thick considering there is not much battery capacity.
Also, it is a 5G phone so it is kind of future-proof too.