- IQOO Z3 is powered by the QUALCOMM Snapdragon 768G 5G SoC
IQOO Z3 is the first affordable smartphone for the Indian market, it has gone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor
IQOO Z3 Design
I purchased a Ace Black unit of the IQOO Z3 for review. The smartphone’s frame and rear panel are made of plastic build. The back panel was not that great build compared to other competitors, and there is another color variant is The Cyber Blue finish has a rainbow-like multicolor pearlescent finish that looks different when viewed from different angles.
The phone is very slim and comfortable to hold as it has a 6.5-inch display. At the bottom is a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a single speaker, primary mic and Type-C USB port. The fingerprint reader is placed on the power button, which sits to the right, along with the volume rocker placed on top of it.
IQOO Z3 Specifications and Software
The IQOO Z3 is the first smartphone in India to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G mobile platform. The Snapdragon 768G is a slightly updated version of the 765G that will be available in 2020 for many mid-range smartphones such as the OnePlus Nord. Therefore, IQOO offering it a sub- Rs. The 20,000 smartphone is really interesting. The IQOO Z3 supports both 5G bands (n77, n78), but does not offer dual 5G standby.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G has an octa-core setup with a 2.8GHz Kryo 475 Gold Core, another 2.4GHz Kryo 475 Gold Core and six 1.8GHz Kryo 475 Silver Cores. Compared to the Snapdragon 750G processor used in many other smartphones at this price, the 768G offers higher CPU and GPU clock speeds and is built into the 7Nm manufacturing process.
IQOO Z3 has launched the Z3 in India in three configurations. There are 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.
IQOO Z3 comes with the Fun Touch OS we usually see on Vivo Mobiles, the UI is good but still needs some improvement and there is a lot of bloatware out of the box, which can sometimes be annoying
IQOO Z3 Display
The 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD in the IQOO Z3 has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 180 Hz, which is useful when playing games. It uses reinforced panda glass. The display is bright enough in sunlight. The colours look a bit saturated. The 120Hz refresh rate software seemed very fluid in everyday use. IQOO claims that the display is HDR10 certified.
IQOO Z3 Performance
General performance was top-notch with no stuttering or lag. The Snapdragon 765G is a good processor for mid-level gaming, and the 768G also offers good graphics performance. PUBG runs smoothly and shows no signs of overheating. I have no problems in terms of performance, actually very good.
IQOO Z3 Battery Life :
The 4,400 mAh battery charges very quickly, charging up to 70 percent in 30 minutes and fully charging in 50 minutes. In terms of battery life, In my test the phone achieved an excellent score of 7 hours 56 minutes. 2 hours 45 minutes gaming, watching a movie on YouTube, talking on phone calls. Overall the battery life is pretty good, no doubt about it.
IQOO Z3 Camera
The IQOO Z3 has a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel f / 1.79 primary camera, an 8-megapixel f / 2.2 ultra wide camera, and a 2-megapixel f / 2.4 macro camera. The selfie camera has a 16-megapixel sensor with f / 2.0 aperture.
While shooting during the day, the photos were a bit saturated with appropriate details in the textures. The noise was controlled and the shadows were very detailed, with the ultra-wide-angle camera capturing good photos, but failing to capture much detail. Portrait mode photos are a little more satisfying and have a better edge detection.
The 2MP macro camera is the worst, for a simple example you took a shot on the left with the first camera on the normal camera and with the macro camera on the right, you can see the difference.
Photos taken in low light are noise controlled, but the details are low in the shadows, even in scenes with some kind of lighting nearby. Night mode was able to brighten up the scenes and bring the highlights under control.
Selfies shot during the day came out clean, but looked a little brighter. The selfie camera worked well as long as there was low light. Night mode confuses things and applies a kind of makeup to the faces (even if the beautification is switched off) making people face very smooth.
When it comes to video recording, this phone supports up to 4K, I immediately felt that the video quality was not that great, whole video darkening and stabilization of the entire video is also not good at all.
You can choose if you want to buy a phone with 5g and better performance. Skip this mobile for a camera and multimedia purpose. Go for Redmi Note 10 Pro
- 120Hz refresh rate display
- Good performance
- Good battery life and fast charging
- Average Camera Performance
- Old Design
- No AMOLED Display