The iQOO Z3 5G has attempted to carve its mark in the affordable 5G smartphone market by offering great performance, good battery life, and a fair number of features such as 120Hz refresh rate, IP52 rating, and 55W FlashCharge. However, the device does miss the mark when it comes to camera performance, which we found mediocre, at best. Also, the lack of stereo speakers is slightly disappointing, and the teardrop notch simply doesn’t look great.
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|Launch Date (Global)||:||08-06-2021|
|Product Name||:||iQOO Z3|
|Screen Size (In Inches)||:||6.58|
|Display Technology||:||IPS FHD LCD|
|Screen Resolution (In Pixels)||:||1080 x 2408|
|Pixel Density (Ppi)||:||401|
|Rear Camera Megapixel||:||64 + 8 + 2|
|Maximum Video Resolution (In Pixels)||:||4K@30fps|
|Front Camera Megapixel||:||16|
|Aperture (F Stops)||:||f/1.8|
|Primary 1 Aperture||:||f/1.8|
|Front Facing Aperture||:||f/2.0|
|Battery Capacity (Mah)||:||4400|
|Removal Battery (Yes/no)||:||No|
|Support For Fast Charging||:||Yes|
|Fast Charging Wattage||:||55W|
|Charging Type Port||:||Type-C|
|Finger Print Sensor||:||Yes|
|Cpu||:||Qualcomm SDM768 Snapdragon 768G|
|Cpu Speed||:||1x2.8 GHz, 1x2.4 GHz, 6x1.8 GHz|
|Dimensions (Lxbxh- In Mm)||:||164 x 75.3 x 8.5|
|Weight (In Grams)||:||185.5|
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The iQOO Z3 5G is a mid-range, 5G-enabled smartphone that has launched in India. It is the first phone in India to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor. This is the latest addition to iQOO’s lineup of smartphones in India, and it follows the iQOO 7 series that launched in April. The highlights of the iQOO Z3 5G include a 120Hz refresh rate display, a 4,400mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge support, a 64-megapixel primary sensor and, of course, the Snapdragon 768G SoC.
The iQOO Z3 5G has a plastic build and is available in only two colours - Ace Black and Cyber Blue. The phone measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 185g, so it’s pretty lightweight. The back panel is slightly slippery though, so we recommend using the device with a case, which the company has provided in the box. The phone feels decent in the hand, however, the corner edges are a bit too sharp, in our opinion.
The rear panel attracts a lot of fingerprints and smudges. The volume rockers and the power button are on the right side. They’re pretty clicky and have good feedback. The power button also doubles as a fingerprint sensor, which worked very reliably in our testing period. The iQOO Z3 5G is also rated IP52 dust and water-resistant. There are no dual stereo speakers on the device.
As for the display, the iQOO Z3 5G comes packing a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution (2408x1080). It comes with 120Hz refresh rate support and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The phone has a teardrop notch at the top and narrow bezels on the sides but a wide chin bezel. As for display protection, it comes with Panda glass.
The display performance of the iQOO Z3 5G is nothing to write home about. We recorded a maximum brightness of 361 nits and 2 nits of minimum brightness. This is on the lower side, but legibility in sunlight is pretty decent nevertheless. The display is HDR10 compliant as well.
Under the hood, the iQOO Z3 5G comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The Snapdragon 768G processor is an overclocked version of last year’s Snapdragon 765G SoC. It is fabricated on a 7nm process. The CPU has one 2.8GHz Kryo 475 Prime core, one 2.4GHz Kryo 475 Gold core, and six 1.8GHz Kryo 475 Silver cores. Apart from this, the phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock.
We ran our usual set of benchmarking tests on this phone and the results were pretty impressive. In AnTuTu 8.0, the phone scored a solid 450890 which is significantly better than the scores of competitors such as the Xiaomi Mi 10i and the OnePlus Nord. In Geekbench 5, The iQOO Z3 5G scored 713 and 1838 in single-core and multi-core benchmarks respectively. In PCMark Work 3.0, the iQOO Z3 5G bagged a score of 8584.
Coming to GPU benchmarks, the iQOO Z3 5G scored convincingly higher than the Mi 10i and the OnePlus Nord in both 3D Mark Wild Life and GFXBench (Aztec Ruins, Manhattan 3.1 and Car Chase). Unfortunately, Gamebench refused to work with this device.
In real-world usage, the iQOO performed admirably well. We did not encounter any lag or stutters while browsing the web and social media, texting, opening up apps, and more. Also, the 8GB RAM worked as intended and multitasking was an extremely smooth affair. Moving on to gaming performance, we played Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9 at high graphics. The games ran extremely smoothly with no major setbacks and only heated up slightly after a few rounds of COD. Frame rates were consistent throughout our duration of testing.
The iQOO Z3 5G runs Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11. The OS is fluid and easy to navigate. There’s a bunch of preinstalled apps such as Dailyhunt, Moj, Netflix, Snapchat, and iQOO apps. The third-party apps can easily be uninstalled but iQOO apps cannot be. Funtouch OS also offers tons of customisations such as themes, screen colours, font sizes, screen refresh rates, animation and light effects, and more.
There’s also an Ultra Game Mode that optimises CPU/GPU, RAM and more when playing games. You can also activate certain settings from the Ultra Game Mode sidebar such as muting notifications, rejecting calls, taking screenshots, recording gameplay, and much more.
The iQOO Z3 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel Samsung GW3 primary sensor with an f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture.
In daylight, the iQOO Z3 5G’s primary lens produces high-contrast, sharp and vibrant pictures. The pictures come out looking extremely saturated, so they’re not at all colour accurate. The dynamic range is mediocre, at best, with shadows being crushed even in broad daylight. For close up shots, you get a decent natural bokeh without portrait mode being turned on. With portrait mode on, you get a more obvious bokeh effect.
In low light, you get extremely underexposed shots with crushed shadows and considerable amounts of noise. Also, the colours lack accuracy in low light images. You’ll be hard-pressed to get half-decent shots in low light without using Night Mode or turning on the flash. Speaking of night mode, turning it on does considerably improve the picture quality by making it brighter and slightly more detailed.
The 8-megapixel ultrawide camera is, yet again, average. It offers pretty decent sharpness in the centre of the photo but you have some noticeable fall-off towards the edges. Also, there’s noticeable lens distortion and the picture appears warped towards the edges. The phone also has a 2MP macro shooter which isn’t very usable in most cases. The macro camera has a fixed focus, so getting a good image from this lens is more of a hit and miss.
For selfies, the phone comes equipped with a 16-megapixel shooter which produces pretty decent results with good colour and sharpness. Colours are not oversaturated, like on the rear lenses, which is good news. Take a look at camera samples from the iQOO Z3 5G below-
The iQOO Z3 5G is priced starting at Rs 19,990 in India for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. You can also get the 8GB/128GB storage variant for Rs 20,990 or the 8GB/256GB storage variant for Rs 22,990. It is available to purchase from the iQOO India website and Amazon India.
iQOO Z3 5G Price In India Starts From Rs. 19990 The best price of iQOO Z3 5G is Rs. 19990 on Amazon, which is 5% less than the cost of iQOO Z3 5G on Amazon Rs.20990.This Mobile Phones is expected to be available in 128GB/6GB,128GB/8GB,256GB/8GB variant(s).
|Amazon||IQOO Z3 5G (Ace Black, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | Snapdragon 768G 5G Processor | 55W FlashCharge | Rs...||₹ 19,990|
|Amazon||IQOO Z3 5G (Ace Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | Snapdragon 768G 5G Processor | 55W FlashCharge | Rs...||₹ 20,990|
|Amazon||IQOO Z3 5G (Cyber Blue, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) | Snapdragon 768G 5G Processor | 55W FlashCharge | R...||₹ 22,990|
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Speed is good and performance is up to the mark along with battery life. The camera is not satisfactory. 64 mp is not performed well.
Worst mobile....don't prefer to purchase those brands like Iqoo.....
Apart from processor, you will not find any other awe feature on this phone. Even the handset design feels 2019. And don't get me started on the FunTouchOS
Daam ke anusar ye smartphone bohot achha hai, saund ke yalava mujhe kuchvi complaint nehi hai .... Lekin iski performance bohoooot hi achha hai .. Very good product ❤️
PERFORMANCE :- 4.55 RAM CAPACITY :- 4.75 STORAGE CAPACITY :- 4.05 LIQUID COOLING LAYER :- 4.95 BATTERY
I think this phone is the best in its segment. But its not all perfect though. It could have offered more 5g bands and gorilla glass 5 instead of panda glass. Because i never heard of panda glass before. I really don't know which one is stronger.
Hi, bought it on 1st day of sale got it on 11 th no reviews were posted when bought,for this, now why i bought this? Because it doesn't come with miui, to be true value for money hardware wise product are still offered by Xiaomi, but miui is worse software experince ever no matter which processor you get, then there are ads...... Poco make this better as ads are not there but then it lacks camera quality,period. And it still got miui, Now coming to points why buy this? 1. If you can ignore tear drop and ok with lcd display, then belive me display is quite nice with 120 hz refresh rate make it premium and even if you buy an amoled display under 20k you will not get AOD so it defeats the purpose 2. If POCO f1 speaker was ok for you then this will be also fine sounds nearly same in decibels,no stereo speaker here 3. Camera specially the primary and selfie are outstanding in this price range and camera app is optimised perfectly hoping future update dnt mess this 4. Fast charge 55 w is pure epic and battery backup. 5. OS is well optimsed and peform better than sd 860 with miui in poco, but gpu lacks so gaming is ok but nt as gud as sd860. 6. Better package than one+ nord ce, if you can ignore few funtouch OS issues 7. If you want call recorder that dnt announce call is getting recorded
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I have purchased IQOO Z3 on 8 June 2021 in the launch sale and received it today that is 11 June 2021 at the price of Rs 17490. I think it is an apt price to buy for a mid-range buyer. I have initially thought that I would have to shell out Rs 19000 or more for this product. But on receiving the product at the above price range I got extremely delighted. Though I have received the product today and my usage of 4-5 hour won't reflect the product experience fully. But whatever hour phone was with me. It was a wonderful experience. Right from touch, to OS, or camera everything is phenomenal. I would recommend everyone to go for it. At the above price range it better than even Oneplus CE Nord though it is my opinion, it can vary for others Screen though is not Amoled but has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and the UI is extremely fantastic. I hope you all will find this product a value proposition for you.
Awesome phone at this price segment
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