iQoo is the latest smartphone brand to enter the Indian market, and keeping in mind that most companies focus on the spending segment to make an imprint, iQoo is going the other way. The iQoo 3 has been tasked with the obligation of making this brand famous, and it features some serious equipment. For starters, it is fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the most impressive processor right now accessible for Android phones. That is not all, the top-end model of the iQoo 3 also sports 5G availability (which is just useful for boasting since we don’t have the networks in India yet). With a starting cost of Rs. 36,990, the iQoo 3 seems to offer great incentive on paper. Should you put your cash on this new player? We audit the gadget to discover.
iQoo 3 design
At the point when we got our first glance at the iQoo 3, and we were happy with how the gadget is manufactured. It certainly feels premium and very substantial at 214.5g. A 6.44-inch AMOLED display dominates the front of the gadget. It has a little gap punch for the selfie camera. Bezel size is monitored and you get meager borders all around the display.
The earpiece is on the casing of the iQoo 3 and is difficult to spot. The organization has picked a metal edge which helps give the gadget its weight and premium feel. You will see this when you get it in a cooled room. The force and volume buttons are on the privilege of the gadget and are very much positioned. You won’t need to shuffle the smartphone in your hands to contact them. The force button is finished in orange and has a knurled surface to assist you with discovering it by feel.
iQoo has also included capacitive shoulder buttons the same side. These are positioned in such a fashion that your forefingers will rest on them when holding the gadget in landscape direction. The left side of the iQoo 3 has a smart button which can be used to summon the Google Assistant. This phone has a 3.5mm sound jack on the top, while the USB Type-C port and loudspeaker are at the bottom.
The iQoo 3 packs a 4,440mAh battery
The back board of the gadget is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which should assist it with withstanding day by day use. iQoo offers this smartphone in three shading variants: Tornado Black, Quantum Silver, and Volcano Orange. Our audit unit was the Tornado dark variation, however we do like the Volcano Orange finish as it isn’t normal.
Just like most different smartphones available, the iQoo 3 boasts of a quad-camera setup at the back. The camera module looks similar to what we’ve seen on several other late phones. The iQoo 3 packs in a 4,440mAh battery and gets a 55W “Super FlashCharge” charger in the container which will enable the gadget to charge rapidly.
iQoo 3 specifications and software
The iQoo 3 features top-of-the-line equipment and is fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. This is the most impressive chip driving Android smartphones just now, with one center timed at 2.8GHz, three cores timed at 2.4GHz, and the other four timed at 1.8GHz.
iQoo has launched three variants of the iQoo 3 in the Indian market. The base variation offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is estimated at Rs. 36,990, while the mid-spec variation has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and is estimated at Rs. 39,990. The top-end version of the iQoo 3 gets 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as well as 5G, and is estimated at 44,990. The iQoo 3 offers the latest UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM on all variants.
Dissimilar to the Realme X50 Pro 5G (Review) which offers 5G on all variants, just the top-end model of the iQoo 3 gets 5G availability. As we probably am aware, 5G networks aren’t accessible in India yet however on the off chance that you need a gadget that is future-verification, the top-end variation is the one to get. We had the top-end variation for this audit.
The 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display has a 409ppi pixel density and support for HDR10+. iQoo has Schott Xensation UP glass for insurance and claims a 91.4 percent screen-to-body proportion.
Just the top-variation of the iQoo 3 sports 5G network
Network options on the iQoo 3 incorporate 5G (top variation just), double 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and GLONASS. It also houses a 4,440mAh battery and you get a 55W Super FlashCharge charger in the crate. This charger has a 90-degree pill-shaped connector which iQoo claims is useful when you need to charge the smartphone while gaming.
In terms of software, the iQoo 3 ships with iQoo UI 1.0 on top of Android 10. The UI looks a ton like Vivo’s new FuntouchOS with an alternate subject on it. We preferred the UI as it was simple and easy to use. Fortunately, iQoo hasn’t tinkered with the brisk toggle settings, not at all like on Vivo phones, which require a swipe up from the bottom of the display.
iQoo’s UI does not have an app cabinet and all icons are directly on the home screen. Similar to Samsung’s One UI, this UI too has reachability as a primary concern. One can simply swipe down on a setting screen to bring options close enough. This is useful for one-gave situations. There are lots of customisation options on the iQoo 3. You can choose from various animations for the lockscreen and for unique mark and face acknowledgment. This phone also has an Always-On display.
Users have the alternative to switch from the conventional three-button route format to swipe gestures. This is advantageous to use and iQoo has also actualized a snappy dispatch gesture when you swipe back and hold. Vivo’s smart assistant Jovi is also present on the gadget.
The iQoo 3 comes packaged with a 55W fast charger
Android features such as Digital Wellbeing and Parental controls are also present. The iQoo 3 has a Monster Mode which bumps the CPU performance as far as possible up and disables all force saving measures. It also changes the subject of the smartphone as a visual indicator. There’s also Ultra Game Mode in which all the gaming features of the smartphone are actuated.
The iQoo 3 comes with a considerable measure of bloatware such as Helo, Dailyhunt, Flipkart, Facebook, WPS Office, Amazon Shopping, and Opera. The gadget also has its own app store called V-Appstore. We realize that apps such as Dailyhunt and Helo are equipped for producing spammy notifications on the off chance that you dispatch them. We would suggest that you uninstall these apps on the off chance that you don’t plan to use them.
iQoo 3 performance and battery life
The display on the iQoo 3 does not have a refresh rate higher than 60Hz yet the shading generation is excellent. It has great review angles and is clear under sunlight. There are three shading modes to choose from and you can also change the shading temperature. Yes, the iQoo 3 has a small gap punch, yet it won’t distract you while seeing substance. We weren’t happy with the loudspeaker on the iQoo 3 however. There is no stereo yield and the speaker sounds too tinny for our preferring.
The in-display unique mark scanner, as well as the face open element rush to open the smartphone. We didn’t have any issues while using apps or messing around. Since we had the top variation with 12GB of RAM, multitasking was a breeze, and the phone was not forced to murder more established apps out of sight.
The iQoo 3 runs Android 10 out of the crate
We ran benchmarks on the gadget to see how it fares. The Realme X50 Pro 5G is the main other smartphone in the market right now with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, thus the iQoo 3 does not have a ton of rivalry. In AnTuTu, the iQoo 3 figured out how to score 5,89,299 which was impressive. It also got 932 and 3,359 points in Geekbench 5’s single-center and multi-center tests respectively, which was higher than what the Realme X50 Pro 5G accomplished. The iQoo 3 scored 61fps and 42 fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase benchmarks respectively. 3DMark’s Slingshot Extreme and Slingshot scores were 7,292 and 9,066 respectively.
We played PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends to check the gaming performance of the iQoo 3. The two games ran at high settings and we didn’t see any slack or stutter. We also put the gaming triggers under a magnifying glass while playing PUBG Mobile. We saw them as useful and they improved our game.
You’ll be pleased to realize that the iQoo 3 delivers great battery life. In our HD video circle test, it figured out how to continue for 19 hours and 13 minutes. With standard use, this phone will last about a day and a half with no issues. In our charging test, the iQoo 3 figured out how to charge to 78 percent in 30 minutes and took around 50 minutes to charge totally. A short five-minute charge was equipped for getting the smartphone to 16 percent which is impressive. Some may call attention to that the Realme X50 Pro 5G charges to 100 percent faster, however it comes with a 65W charger and has a smaller battery at 4,200mAh.
iQoo 3 cameras
The iQoo 3 sports a quad-camera module at the back which reminds us of the Vivo V17. The essential camera has a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 582 sensor with a f/1.79 gap, and the secondary one is a 13-megapixel telephoto camera with a f.2.46 gap which is fit for 2x optical zoom and 20X computerized zoom. The other two are a 13-megapixel wide-point camera with a f/2.2 opening, and a 2-megapixel profundity sensor with a f/2.4 gap. The camera app is indistinguishable from what we are used to seeing on Vivo smartphones and is genuinely easy to get around it.
The iQoo 3 is the first smartphone from this new brand in India, and it does pack in some extremely ground-breaking equipment. It is among the not very many smartphones in the market to be controlled by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and sport UFS 3.1 storage. There is 5G availability as well on the off chance that you shell out Rs. 44,990 for the top variation. Since 5G networks are not accessible in India right now, you can settle on the lower variants without stressing too a lot. Be that as it may, we would have favored 5G to be standard like with the Realme X50 Pro 5G (Review).
The software on the iQoo 3 is acceptable, when you set aside some effort to dispose of the preinstalled bloatware. The cameras, in any case, missed the mark on numerous occasions. Aside from its camera performance, the iQo