With impeccable hardware that puts the user at the cutting edge of smartphone technology, the iQOO 3 5G ticks all the boxes for a heavy user — Excellent gaming capabilities, fast app loading and switching, responsive UI, a compact design and above average cameras.
IQOO has launched a new 5G phone called the IQOO 3 5G in India. The smartphone supports 55W fast charging technology and is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 4440 mAh battery. The device was spotted on China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) last month with the model number V1955A. The listing revealed that the smartphone is bundled with a 55W charger with model number V5550L0A0-CN. The smartphone was launched in India on 25 Feb 2020. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and has a 48 MP main camera. The phone packs up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage. The device is available for purchase on Flipkart and iqoo.com in India. The IQOO 3 5G comes with a sheet of glass with a gradient pattern. The phone is available in three different colours including Tornado Black, Quantum Silver, and Volcano Orange. It has a 6.44-inch FHD Plus display with 2400 × 1080 pixels resolution and a 2.5D curved glass. The phone supports HDR10+ video playback.
The iQoo 3 5G smartphone weighs 214.5 grams. It has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display which has a tiny hole-punch for the front selfie camera. The phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for added protection. It has thin bezels. The phone has a 3.5mm audio jack on the top, and the USB Type-C port and loudspeaker are placed at the bottom. It has a quad rear camera setup. The device packs in a 4,440mAh battery and comes with a 55W “Super FlashCharge” charger in the box.
IQOO has already launched the iQoo Neo 855 with 33W fast charging support in India under the IQOO sub-brand which is known for providing new gaming experiences. The Iqoo Neo 855 smartphone has a 6.38-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and runs Android 9.0. It has a triple rear camera setup and a 16 MP front camera.
The phone has a 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1200 nits peak brightness. It is HDR10+ enabled and has an under-display fingerprint sensor for added security. The phone has a glass front, glass back, and an aluminium frame. It has 16M colours and an 84.3% screen-to-body ratio. It weighs 214.5 grams and has 158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm dimensions. It has been launched in Tornado Black, Quantum Silver, and Volcano Orange colours.
On the right side of the iQoo 3 5G we get the volume and power buttons. iQoo has also added capacitive shoulder buttons on the right side as well. The left side of the iQoo 3 5G has a smart button that allows you to easily access Google Assistant.
The phone has a quad-camera setup which includes a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. A second 13 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, a third 13 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It has an LED flash, HDR, and panorama shot. The smartphone has a 16 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture for clicking selfies and making video calls. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor comes with Qualcomm Spectra 480 ISP which can capture professional-quality videos at Gigapixel speeds.
The iQOO 3 has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84 GHz, which is the Snapdragon 865 SoC that is designed for gaming. The smartphone boots Android 10, comes with 6 GB, 8 GB or 12 GB RAM options. The new chipset comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features which bring desktop-level gaming to mobile with ultra-realistic graphics, says Qualcomm. The phone runs on the Android 10.0 based company’s proprietary Funtouch 10.0 OS.
Battery and Storage
The device has been launched in multiple variants with UFS 3.1 storage (128 GB or 256 GB), 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB RAM, A listing on TENAA had revealed that the phone supports 55 W charger. It draws power through a USB-C port and supports fast charging as well. The device has a non-expandable memory. The phone comes with 5G support and 4440 mAh battery with 55W fast charging support that the company claims up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.
The smartphone has a number of connectivity options in terms of Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth capabilities. It supports 5G technology. The dual sim with dual standby phone accepts nano sim cards in both sim trays and supports 4G technology in both sim cards as well.
The smartphone has been launched multiple configurations including 128 GB / 6 GB RAM, 128 GB / 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB 12 GB RAM. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) processor. It has an Adreno 650 GPU. The phone runs on the Android 10.0 based company’s proprietary Funtouch 10.0 OS.
The smartphone runs on a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) processor. Qualcomm says that its latest Snapdragon 865 mobile platform is meant for 5G and will lead 5th gen AI to power next-generation, premium devices. The chipset supports advanced features like Gigapixel speed photography as well as desktop-level gaming features. The chipset supports multi-gigabit 5G connectivity.
The gaming brand ‘Iqoo’ had posted a number of teasers of the phone before its launch. The device has been launched with 5G connectivity in China. However, in India, the iQOO 3 is powered by the latest Qualcomm 865 chipset with the Snapdragon X55 modem. The phone is being touted as the first 5G smartphone in India.
This is the latest and most advanced 5G platform by Qualcomm. The Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System can achieve multi-gigabit speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps. It has support for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) Snapdragon X55.
iQOO 3 5G has the 3.5mm headphone jack at the top which is next to the secondary microphone. The phone comes with a loudspeaker. It supports Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type C reversible connector. The phone comes with NFC for ease in file transfer with compatible devices. The device doesn’t come with a Radio.
The company adds that the iQoo 3 is meant for gaming enthusiasts and comes with onboard touch-sensitive buttons called Monster Touch buttons. It has also added an Ultra Game Mode in the phone and Carbon Fiber VC Liquid Cooling technology which the company says brings the CPU temperature by 12 degrees Celsius.
The phone has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor. It also has a gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensors.
The phone is priced starting at Rs. 36,990 for the 8GB + 128GB base variant. The phone's 8GB + 256GB version is priced at Rs. 39,990, while the top-end 5G version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage is priced at Rs. 44,990. The iQoo 3 phone is available via the company’s official iqoo.com and e-commerce vendor Flipkart.
This phone is actually a monster. Have been using this device since the past 3 days and its very smooth, no frame drops or lag while playing PUBG continuously, thats to the latest SD 865 and long battery life with 55W fast charge. Camera is great, the macro shots are amazing with this one. I love it !
got my Device the next day, itself kudos to FK for fast delivery. was supere excited to used this due to all hype and I must say it has supered my expectation. super fast processor ( best in class SD865 ) grate battery life with 55W fast charger and dedicated monster buttons for people 2ho like to play PUBG, Asphalt. The 6.4 Super AMOLED Display Makes it easier to bing Watch all your favorite tv series on Netflix. it's a complete package for those who are looking for a flagship device in a mid segment price, definitely worth buying.
I have been using this straight for a more than a day and it still has 27% battery left, thanks to the great 4440 mAh battery and 55W fast charge, I don’t have to carry a power bank anymore. The UI is seamless and the SD 865 processor makes it super smooth to switch between apps, play PUBG and Asphalt.
If you are an avid gamer, it will take your smartphone gaming experience to a whole new level. The monster buttons, SD 865 processor 6.4' sAMOLED display and the 4440 mAh battery, all this makes it a gaming monster. No other phone or brand in the market offers this right now. The 48 MP camera, smooth UI and the 55W fast charge are an icing on the cake. Go for it, you won’t regret it.
Coming from the likes of OnePlus n Samsung I can surely say it's one of the fastest android smartphone available in the market. SD 865 processor (latest build) , 6.4 sAmoled display, 4440 mah battery with 55w fast charge,monster buttons for PUBG ,the phone has it all. The UI is clean and as close as it gets to a stock android experience and for those who love a good camera in there hands you are in for a treat with its 48MP primary sensor and 20X zoom. Without a doubt the best in the market in this price bracket.
It's been a couple of days since i received the device,my kids are having a ball while playing PUBG,"the monster buttons are awesome",they say.Apart from heavy gameplay i have been using it to check mails,texts and browse YouTube,the interface is seamless along with the super amoled display and to support it the battery life is great,not to forget the fast charging which gives you full charge in only 40-45 mins max.Hasn't frozen a bit and it is absolutely smooth i would say it's the best option in the 30000-35000 price.
Got my device in less than a couple of days, thanks to Flipkart for the super fast delivery. This phone is a beast. The SD 865 processor and the monster UI is amazing, you won’t miss the stock android experience here, trust me. My basic usage involves watching Netflix, YouTube and frequent gaming, the monster buttons take the PUBG experience to a whole new level, to add onto all this the battery backup is great, gives you 50% in just 15 mins. I wanted to go for the volcano orange one, but it wasn’t available at the moment.
Love the camera, the 48MP and 20X zoom works like a charm, great for selfies and portrait shots. Switching to different apps is seamless, thanks to the SD 865 and smooth UI. With all the multitasking, the 4440 mAH battery supports it and just fully charges in 35-40 mins with the 55W fast charging. Definitely a fresh perspective to the smartphone range with the arrival of this monster and i would recommend this to the ones looking to buy the OnePlus 7T .
The phone is a BEAST! Period. Got this within a day of ordering. Thanks to FK for the superfast delivery. switched To this after using the OnePlus 7Pro. My eyes were on the 7T for a while, but the value proposition and the features that this device offers is uncomparable. PRO'S Performance: The phone is buttery smooth. SD865 works like a charm. My typical usage involves heavy gaming, Netflix, Youtube and I am yet to experience any kind of lag, and I'm coming from a previous experience of Apple & One Plus. Looks: The phone is a head turner. I've lost count about how many times I've been asked about the phone. Ergonomically, the device is a pleasure to use, with nice clicks on the power and volume button and the MONSTER GAMING BUTTONS(will come to this later). Battery: The phone is a POWERHOUSE. Thanks to the 55W fast charger, it gets fully charged in just 30 mins. Despite heavy usage (PubG, netflix) I'm easily getting a day's battery life with this. Camera: Don't just go by the numbers. Although the primary Sensor is just 48MP, but the image quality is amazing. Display: The 6.44 inch sAMOLED display is a pleasure ro watch. And yes, I,m not missing the 90Hz display on my One Plus. Gaming: Well, Well Well! What else to stay here. It's a no brainer. I'll go to the extent to say that this might be the best gaming phone out there. The Monster Touch Buttons are a first in India and believe me gaming on ther phones will look bland once you usr the Monster touch buttons. CON'S: The only Con that I can think of is the weight. It's slightly on the heavier side. But once you get usex to it, it's unnoticable.