Latest iQoo Smartphones – iQOO Z3, iQOO 7 India Launch, Specs, Price – Pros and Cons

The Chinese smartphone maker iQOO has launched new smartphones in the Indian market recently – iQ00 Z3, iQOO 7, and the iQOO 7 Legend. 

The iQOO Z3 is a mid-range phone and is available for close to Rs. 20,000, whereas the iQOO 7 series are premium offerings from the brand.

Let’s check out all the new iQOO phones with specs, price, features, and pros and cons.

iQOO Z3 launches in India With Snapdragon 768G, 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. 

iQoo Z3

Variant & Price 

  1. 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard UFS 2.2  storage – Price Rs. 19,990.
  2. 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard UFS 2.2  storage – Price Rs. 20,990.
  3. 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.

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Furthermore, The storage is also expandable via a hybrid microSD card (up to 1TB).

Let’s talk about its specification:

Display 

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.

Camera 

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.

Battery

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.

Other details

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.

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Let’s Summarize the Pros and Cons of Vivo iQOO 7 and IQoo 7 legend.

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  • Excellent Processor 
  • Latest OS and Fast Charging
  • Decent Camera 

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  • No Amoled Display
  • The battery is not huge.
  • Only two 5G Bands are supported.

iQOO 7 and iQoo 7 Legend India Launch Specs, Price, and Features

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

iQoo 7

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.  

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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: 

  1. 8 GB + 128 GB storage variant. for Rs. 39,990
  2. 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. 

iQoo-7-legend-image

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.

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  • Excellent Processor 
  • Latest OS and Fast Charging
  • Good Display and Decent Cameras 

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  • Higher Weight and Thickness
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No IP Rating

man icon thoughtsConcluding Thoughts

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. 

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. 

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Realme X50 PRO 5G Vs iQOO 3 Vs iQOO 7 Specs Comparison

Specs Comparison Realme X50 PRO 5G iQOO 3 iQOO 7
Design Glass and Metal Glass and Metal Glass and Metal
Display 6.44-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), 90 Hz Super AMOLED display 6.44-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), HDR 10+ Super AMOLED display 6.62-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), HDR 10+  AMOLED display
Processor Qualcomm SD 865 Qualcomm SD 865 Qualcomm SD 888
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 650 Adreno 660
RAM 6/8/12 GB LPDDR5 Ram 8/12 GB LPDDR5 Ram 8/12 GB LPDDR5 Ram
Storage 128 / 256 GB Storage UFS 3.0 128 / 256 GB Storage UFS 3.1 128 / 256 GB Storage UFS 3.1
OS Realme UI and Android 10 iQoo Ui and Android 10 OriginOS and Android 11
Rear Camera Quad-Rear cameras Quad-Rear cameras Triple-Rear cameras
Rear camera Config 64+12+8+2 48+13+13+2 48+13+13
Front Cameras 32 MP + 8 MP 16 MP 16 MP
Battery Capacity 4200 mAH 4400 mAH 4000 mAH
Fast Charging Support 65 Watts 55 Watts 120 Watts
Water and dustproof No No No
In-Display Fingerprint Yes Yes Yes
Port USB Type C USB Type C USB Type C
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1 5.2
Network 5G 4G 5G
Thickness 9 mm 9.1 mm 8.7 mm
Weight 196 grams 214 grams 209.5 grams
Starting Price Rs. 37,999 Rs. 36,999 Rs. 39,999 (Expected)

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