IQOO 3 Review

Vivo Sub Brand IQOO launched a smartphone named IQOO 3 successor to IQOO 3 which was Launched in China Last year. IQOO 3 was released on March 5 2020. IQOO 3 is priced at 38,990 Indian Rupees @ 8GB + 128GB Base Variant, 41,990 @ 8GB + 256GB & the 5G 12GB + 256GB Variant costs 46,990.

IQOO has Made Several Changes In 2020 Line Up to Stand Out from Last year Line UP. They had Improved the Display Quality drastically and Adopted a Full HD+ Resolution With 1800Hz touch sensing Display which is Very Responsive and Fast. IQOO Has Concentrated in the Camera department and Adopted the Quad camera setup with 48MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP Camera sensors which include Main, Telephoto 10x Zoom sensor and Ultra wide-angle & Depth Lens. IQOO has Placed the 16MP Front camera in punch hole to achieve Bezel-less Display.

IQOO 3 features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 865 which is available on Find X2 Pro, Realme X50 Pro 5G too. this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A77 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A77 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. it has Adreno 650 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 855 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an 5G Modem which 5G Ready for Future Use. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of IQOO 3 and Jump into the review.

IQOO 3 Specs

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  • 6.44” FHD+ 18:9 AMOLED Display with HDR 10+ Support & 180Hz Touch Sensing Rate
  • Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Adreno 650
  • 6 / 8 / 12GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 256 / 512GB Internal Storage.
  • Quad Camera: 48MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 13MP F/2.5, PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom + 13MP F/2.2 (Ultra Wide) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth)
  • 16MP f/2.5 MP front camera
  • 4400mAH battery with 55W Adaptive fast charging support
  • Android One 10.0  with IQOO UI on top
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB – C / NFC

6.44″ Full HD+ AMOLED screen :

Here in Display Department, IQOO 3 Features an Excellent Full HD Amoled panel Notchless Edge screen with 409 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+. The screen is Super Responsive with 180Hz Touch Sensing Rate screen.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In IQOO 3  IQOO Used the traditional Single Speaker System and it is Much louder and equal when Compared to Stereo Speaker System. we can see this traditional Same single Speaker System in 5G Version also.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided an Optimized and clear sound with Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. The headphones are present in the Box Which Look Premium Too.

Build Quality : 

IQOO 3  is Build with a 6000 Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and back of the device made with ceramic. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. IQOO 3  well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.44″ Amoled screen. The IQOO 3 is designed A bit thin and it is About 9.2 mm.

Design:

IQOO 3  has a unique design. The back side of the Smartphone is made with Glass and look of the smartphone is very nice especially The Volcano Orange Color.

In-Display Fingerprint scanner: 

IQOO 3  Features a In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. 

Face unlocking:

IQOO 3  has face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user.

Weight balance: 

IQOO 3  feels A bit Heavy with 6.44” Screen and 4400 mAh battery equipped. This IQQO 3 can be used by one hand.

Battery life:

My IQOO 3  lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 19% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4440 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of IQOO 3  is very low. the 55W Fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 57min which is a bit good.

IQOO UI Based On Android 10 :

IQOO Ui 1.0 present on the IQOO 3  is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has bloatware majorly games and other apps which are uninstallable. It is a clean UI Which gives Stock Android Like Experience. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this IQOO Ui 1.0 making IQOO 3 Perfect.

We cannot get Updates On System Optimization, Security patches and New Android Version upgrades because it is a custom OS. If we get the updates the updates are very slow compared to a stock Android Branding Smartphone.

Performance: 

My IQOO 3 managed to do day to day tasks very well. There are No issues and problems with the UI. There are no heating issues with IQOO 3.  It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.

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Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at the highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. We had a smooth game play and did not heats much. For Gaming This IQOO 3 Has Air Triggers On Either side to Enhance the Gaming Experience 

Ram Management : 

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Ram Management is not well on this device. It features a 8 / 12 GB ram variant and I did not notice any lag with the 12GB Ram device and there are reloading of apps on this  IQOO 3 Multitasking experience is average.

Storage:

In IQOO 3, Out of 128GB or 256GB Storage, we get 114GB or 242GB With Google Account Included. 

Call Quality :

The Call quality on IQOO 3 is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. 

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department,  IQOO 3 features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in  IQOO 3. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

48MP Primary Camera:

the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. IQOO 3 has both PDAF Autofocus systems. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are like the natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. In low light Conditions, the images are clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see. Autofocus is very fast due to Laser and PDAF systems.

13MP Telephoto camera:

the 13MP main Camera With OIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.5. The Telephoto camera is Good and provides Average bokeh and Zoom in Pictures. the 2x Optical Zoom Pictures are also Good. It works well on objects texts but not works clearly on humans. This is the advantage of IQOO 3.

13MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

the 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens on IQOO 3  does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in not control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 13MP camera have a little bit of noise in pictures.

 Depth Camera:

 the 2MP Depth Camera on IQOO 3  with F/2.4 works does a good job in Day & low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good at 4k@60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic  Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range Due to night mode. the Telephoto Camera Makes Difference in Video Recording with 2x Lossless Zoom.

Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P.

Selfie camera :

 IQOO 3 has a 16MP punch hole camera with an 80 ° field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.5 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Average Pictures in  low light images Because of the Smaller F/2.5 Aperture. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

Colours:

IQOO  has implemented Beautiful Colours Under the Glass which looks Unique from all the Smartphones. Especially the Volcano orange one.

In Box Contents:

In IQOO 3 smartphone box Oppo provided  headphones, USB-C cable, 55W charger and a protective case which is good for Flagship Smartphones.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good AMOLED Display 180Hz Touch Sensing Rate
  • Fast and IQOO UI
  • Great hardware for Raw Performance
  • Awesome For Gaming With Air Triggers
  • Good Heat Dissipation Technique
  • The Quality and Details is Good With All Cameras
  • Faster Charging Solution with great Battery Life.

Cons

  • Available in Limited Countries
  • No Wireless Charging
  • The Telephoto Camera Quality is Average In Low Light

VERDICT

Who can Get IQOO 3  SmartPhone view: 

if you want a Flagship Phone with Bright AMOLED Full HD screen, with Snapdragon 865 processor and 55W Wired fast charging, Punch hole Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup & Colour Os and Some Gaming Features With Air Triggers then you can go with IQOO 3 SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

Realme X50 Pro 5G

Red Magic 5G

Blackshark 3 and if you want better cameras Within a In Same Price Range then

Mi 10 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro

Pixel 4  can be your Alternatives to IQOO 3 

If you are using IQOO 3  then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this

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