iQOO 3 4G and iQOO 3 5G announced as the company’s latest Smartphones in India with 6.44-inch 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED glass display, Snapdragon 865, 48MP, in-display fingerprint sensor, and 4440mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge.
Definitely, the iQOO 3 and iQOO 3 5G are premium flagship phones, featuring the latest and fastest chipset, which can be found on the ultra-premium Galaxy S20 series.
iQOO is Vivo’s gaming sub-brand, and the company has announced a bunch of other gaming phones in the market. Both phones are identical in everything you can think of, except for the 5G modem on the iQOO 3 5G model.
iQOO 3 4G and iQOO 3 5G Specs
*. Display: 6.44-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with HDR10+, 800 nits brightness, 1200 nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
*. Dimensions: 158.51 × 74.88 × 9.16mm
*. Weight: 214.5g
*. Back Cameras: 48-megapixels primary camera with Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, 13-megapixels telephoto lens with f/2.46, 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor and 2-megapixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
*. Front Camera: 16-megapixels selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture
*. Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 650
*. RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
*. OS: Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (in-display)
*. Network and Connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, AK4377A Hi-Fi chip, Hi-Res audio certification, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 4440mAh battery capacity with 55W Super FlashCharge
Display and Camera
The phones arrive with a 6.44-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 E3 Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with HDR10+, 800 nits brightness, 1200 nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 Color Gamut, and Schott Xensation UP glass protection.
The company is calling the screen “Polar View Display” reaching up to 1200nits brightness, supporting HDR10+ content playback and 60Hz refresh rate with a 180Hz touch sampling rate to minimize input lag.
The back has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 glass protection. Arrives in Volcano Orange, Quantum Silver, Tornado Black color option. The phone’s screen is massively ergonomic and displays impressive scenarios with a classic sleek design.
A Quad camera setup sits at the back panel, which consists of a 48-megapixels main camera with Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, EIS, a 13-megapixels telephoto lens for up to 20x digital zoom with f/2.46, 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, macro image, and 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture.
The iQOO 3 and iQOO 3 5G sports a punch-hole at the top right, which houses a single 16-megapixels front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture.
Performance and Gaming Software Tweaks
Both phones are powered by a 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform, coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB RAM with 128GB/256GB and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage.
It runs on Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0, which brings the Ultra Game Mode that lets you block notifications and calls when gaming to minimize distractions.
Arrives with liquid cooling technology, Carbon Fiber VC Liquid Cooling that can reduce the surface temperature by up to 3.5°C and CPU temperature by up to 12°C.
The iQOO 3 and iQOO 3 5G’s Monster Touch Buttons uses two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame to achieve quick multi-finger operations in the game.
There is a 4D game vibrations that simulate recoil when shooting a gun while gaming. You can hold the two keys to activate Monster Mode that runs the chipset at 100% which may minimize lag on some occasions.
iQOO noted that the 4440mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge Technology that can charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes. Recall that new iQOO Neo (Snapdragon 855 model) comes with 33W fast charging.
It arrives with L Shape charger and Earphone promising uninterrupted gaming experience without even worrying about any interruption while charging.
iQOO 3 and iQOO 5G Price
All the iQOO 3 phones are 5G-ready in China, and the phones arrive in three major options. But the first two models are 4G LTE supported.
While the iQOO 3 5G 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model is the only one that is 5G-enabled costs INR44,990 ($625/€575).
The iQOO 3 4G LTE 8GB RAM / 128GB storage costs INR36,990 ($515/€475) and the iQOO 3 4G LTE 8GB RAM / 256GB storage is sold at INR39,990 ($555/€512). You can purchase the phone from March 4th via Flipkart and iQOO.com.