iQOO has today launched the iQOO Z6 Lite 5G smartphone in India. The smartphone is the world’s first to come with Qualcomm’s recently launched Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor. Further, the phone comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, 50MP dual rear camera and a 5,000mAh battery.
Let us take a look at iQOO Z6 Lite 5G launched price, specifications, features, competitors and more details.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G: Price and Availablity details
The iQOO Z6 Lite 5G is launched in two variants – 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,499, respectively. The device will be available in stellar green and mystic night colours from September 14, exclusively on Amazon India and iQOO stores.
However, the company is selling the charger separately. iQOO is providing a bundled offer on the charger where users can purchase it at Rs 399 (67% discount) along with the smartphone.
The launch offers include a discount of Rs 2,500 on the SBI credit card on both variants. This will effectively bring the cost down to Rs 11,499 for the 4GB + 64GB model and Rs 12,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G: Competitors
At this price point, the phone competes with the recently launched Poco M5, the Redmi 11 Prime 5G, and Realme 9i 5G. The Poco M5 comes in 4GB+64GB variant at Rs 12,499 and 6GB+128GB variant at Rs 14,499.
The Realme 9i 5G comes in two variants. The 4GB + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 14,999. The phone also has a 6GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 16,999. On the other hand, the Redmi 11 Prime 5G is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB model and the 6GB + 128GB model costs Rs 15,999.
Display and Design
The iQOO Z6 Lite 5G sports a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate, allowing faster screen response time. It comes with a waterdrop-notch, 120Hz Refresh Rate and a Resolution of 2408×1080 pixels. For the design, it is packed in an ultra-sleek design with solid form factor. The smartphone comes with a 2.5D flat frame design along with AG matte finish (in Stellar Green colour only).
Talking of its competitors, Realme 9i 5G sports a 6.6-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display. Poco M5 features a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display, while the Redmi 11 Prime 5G features a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display. All the phones have almost the same screen size with a full HD+ display but the iQOO phone supports a 120Hz refresh rate as compared to the standard 90Hz in all the phones. A higher refresh rate offers a smooth scrolling experience, so iQOO Z6 Lite 5G will be an ideal option for buyers.
The iQOO Z6 Lite 5 G’s main highlight is the processor. It is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 Mobile Platform Processor with the efficiency of 6nm processor and carries an AnTuTu score of 388,486, as claimed by the company.
Further, it comes with a 4-Component Cooling System which intelligently senses the heat source and adapts the optimal cooling solution allowing prolonged gaming and movie sessions without any heating issues.
Additionally, iQOO Z6 Lite 5G also comes with the Ultra Game Mode that lets the users switch between various modes like Power Saving, Balanced, and Monster Mode, helping them customize their preferences in the form of data including CPU, GPU, memory, battery etc.
The Realme 9i 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chipset. Poco M5 packs a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC while Redmi 11 Prime 5G packs a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. The Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is a new processor from Qualcomm and is said to be more powerful than Dimensity 810 as it comes with the latest Cortex-A78 architecture. The Dimensity 810 has two years old Cortex-A76 but has a higher clock speed. So, this can be the selling point of the iQOO Z6 Lite 5G.
Talking of 5G bands, the iQOO phone has only has n77 and n78 5G bands in India.
The phone comes in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants. It also features Extended RAM 2.0 that boosts the performance of a 6GB RAM to that of an 8GB RAM. The device also has a microSD card slot for storage expansion (up to 1TB).
The Poco M5, Redmi 11 Prime 5G, and Realme 9i 5G all come with the same storage option, and the preference will be the user’s personal choice.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G sports a dual rear camera setup. There is a 50MP Eye Autofocus main camera, 2MP macro camera and 8MP front camera. The 50MP Eye Autofocus main camera is designed to address the out-of-focus issues. The feature performs fast Eye Autofocus at a high refresh rate. This allows the camera to maintain a stable and clear focus on the subjects in movement, the company claims.
Realme 9i 5G and Poco M5 come with triple rear camera with a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel Monochrome camera. The phones have an 8MP front-facing camera.
The Redmi 11 Prime 5G comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel portrait sensor. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. In the camera department, the Realme 9i 5G and Poco M5 have an upper EDGE as they have an extra portrait sensor. But we haven’t checked the camera capabilities of all the devices, so can not comment on how they will fare against each other.
OS and Battery
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G runs Android 12 with FunTouch OS on top. It comes with a promise of two years of major updates and three years of security updates. The Poco M5, Redmi 11 Prime 5G, and Realme 9i 5G also run on ANdroid 12.
Since all the phones run on Android 12 with their respective skin on top, the buying decisions will completely depend on which UI or skin will user prefer.
The iQOO device has a 5000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charge technology. This is further combined with reverse charging capabilities that allow the smartphone to act as a power bank for other smartphones that support reverse charging.
The Poco M5, Redmi 11 Prime 5G, and Realme 9i 5G are all also backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. All the devices batteries should last for the day. But in the end, it depends on you, and how you use your smartphone every day.
With a starting price of Rs 13,999, the iQOO Z6 Lite 5G can be your next buy in the budget segment. The phone comes with a good display, powerful processor, 5G connectivity and more. With super fast flash charging, you need not worry about battery life as well with this smartphone. So this can be the new 5G budget phone you are looking for.