The newest smartphone brand iQOO came in with a lot of expectations. From those who had heard of it, to those claiming to have an inside track on the firm’s major model for India, the hype was high, to say the least. With the launch duly done, has the brand delivered? Let’s check.
iQOO 3 4G variant comes with a price tag of Rs 36,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option is priced at Rs 39,999. The iQOO 3 5G variant is priced at Rs 44,999. The company is offering some launch offers including Rs 3,000 cashback on ICICI Bank credit and debit cards, Rs 12,000 benefits for Reliance Jio customers and no-cost EMI options. One can purchase the device from Flipkart and iQOO estore from 4th March.
The iQOO 3’s 6.44-inch display is a Super AMOLED Screen that provides an immersive viewing with Polar View Display. It has 2400 x 1080 resolution along with 409ppi pixel density. Apart from that, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection in the rear and Schott Xensation on the front which can survive drops from twice the height of conventional alumino-silicate protection.
The impressive screen is a friend of the sun, thanks to the full-screen Brightness under intense light than can go all the way to 1200 nits, from a base of 800 nits. It’s HDR 10+ Standard Certification testifies to the high level of detailing available when watching video content on the phone.
It is powered by the top of the line Snapdragon 865 processor which is a 7nm chipset equipped with the latest A77 architecture. As compared with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 855, the performance of the Snapdragon 865 is 25% higher at 30 % lower energy consumption. Apart from that, the Adreno 650 GPU provides the ultimate graphics performance. In case you are interested in numbers, iQoo 3 5G has been able to clock more than 6,00,000 points on AnTuTu, the highest for any Android device.
The device is powered by a 4440mAh battery that ensures all that speed and processing power does not leave you stranded without power. Thus, the iQOO 3 promises enjoyable gaming and video experience too. And it doesn’t stop there. Charging the battery is a quick breeze, with the 55W iQOO FlashCharge Technology that can charge 50% of the 4440mAh battery pack in just 15 minutes.
If you are worried about the after-sales service iQOO has got you covered. From day iQOO care will provide you free pick and drop service for any repair issues across the country covering more than 15000+ pin codes. And that is not all, for any on-call assistance, iQOO service experts are available 24*7 over the toll-free number 1800-572-4700 as well.
Speed of the device is just not limited to performance as it comes with a New Generation In-Display Fingerprint sensor with GX Chip will unlock your iQOO 3 in just 0.29sec when the screen is on, and in off-screen, it will take only 0.31sec. Isn’t that super-fast?
The gaming experience on a smartphone is not governed by hardware only. It needs software support as well, and in iQOO 3 we have an ultra-game mode which allocates system resources that prioritize your game performance.
And that not all, the new power iQOO’s four turbo modes that improve the performance many folds. The modes are:
Net Turbonetwork acceleration, IQOO 3 maintains better network status.
Center Turboprocessor accelerates to ensure the game’s CPU and memory resources are smooth.
AI Turborecognizes the usage pattern and enabling common applications to open faster.
Cooling Turbo– In graphic intensive games such as PUBG- the heating/temperature on the surface is reduced to make the performance of the mobile phone enjoyable.
The IQOO even has a 180Hz Super Touch Response rate which improves the screen touch scan frequency considerably and improves the overall gaming experience.
Monster Touch Buttons:
The Monster Touch Buttons take your gaming experience to another level and that too without much stress on your thumb. These are two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame of helping users to achieve quick multi-finger operations. It also features 4D Vibration that simulates recoil while shooting along with L-shaped pill-like charger.
The iQOO 3 comes with the LPDDR5 to enhance its speed to 5500Mbps which brings users faster application retrieval and cache speed and multi-tasking. It is also the first smartphone to support UFS 3.1 storage. This is a deadly combo to have in a smartphone if speed is your topmost priority.
On the camera front, the smartphone is loaded with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.79 aperture, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.46 aperture and 20x digital Zoom, 13-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel bokeh camera.
It comes with different modes including Super night mode, Super Anti Shake, Portrait Bokeh, Portrait light effects, AR stickers, Pose Master, AI Makeup, Super wide-angle (Photo+Video), Super macro, Portrait framing, AI HDR, SLO-MO, PRO Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Recognition, DOC, Take Photo, Video record and etc. In the front, there is a 16-megapixel Samsung S5K39PSP04-FGX9 sensor with f/2.45 aperture.
To make video recording shake free it has EIS which can be used even with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
The new iQOO Monster UI is based on Android 10 and comes with brand new icons, smooth transition animations and clutter-free interface. It also gives the user the freedom to choose between drawer and tile interface for displaying apps.
The UI doesn’t miss on the dark colour mode but with a difference. Instead of a simple change of colour, the depth of the UI elements has been adapted for dark colours to offer you a more pleasant picture.