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What makes a gaming phone? Powerful internals, high refresh rate display, flashing design, extreme cooling, extra controls are OK, only a few of these checkboxes tick on the Vivo IQ3 5G, but is that a bad thing?
Well, there are additional controls – in the form of the Monster Touch Holder buttons on the right side of the handset. Speaking of giants, Monster Inside is the tagline of the iQOO 3 5G, and if it refers to the Snapdragon 865, we agree – it now empowers a chipset like it does on an Android smartphone. The fast-available UFS 3.1 storage can only be written for this Vivo and some other phones, so it has powerful internals.
Vivo advertises a ‘carbon fiber vapor cooling’ system, which isn’t quite as intense as a built-in (Nubia Red Magic 5G) or a Snap-on (ROG Phone II) fan, but it is something – we are iQOO ‘Extreme Cooling’ bit Halfway through.
For better or worse, the iQOO 3 5G lost its ‘gaming’ design with sharp lines and dark red or green colors. It comes in a remarkable orange color option, which we will see on the next page, but this is an unmistakable handset. So – no gaming aesthetic, but in a good way.
Which brings us to one major exception when it comes to the gaming aspirations of the iQOO 3 5G – it only gets a ‘plain’ 60Hz screen. The refresh rate is even better, as are other gaming phone alternatives. As our tests show, this is still a very good AMOLED screen, and it should be fast enough to detect performance with a 180Hz touch sample.
Vivo iQOO 3 features
Body: 158.5×74.9×9.2mm, 215g; Gorilla Glass 6 front and back, aluminum frame.
Display: 6.44-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2400px, 409ppi; HDR10 + certified; 60Hz refresh, 180Hz touch sensing.
Rear Camera: Primary: 48MP, 1 / 2.0 “, F / 1.8, PDAF; Telephoto: 13MP, F / 2.5, 50mm, PDAF, 2X Optical Zoom; Ultra Wide: 13MP, F / 2.2, 16MP AF, 2 MP, f / 2.4 depth sensor; LED flash; 2160p @ 30fps video recording, gyro-EIS.
Front camera: 16MP, f / 2.5.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7nm +): Octa Core (1×2.84 GHz Cryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Cryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Cryo 585), Adreno 650.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS: Android 10; iQOO UI 1.0.
Battery: 4,400 mAh, 55W Super Flash Charge 2.0 Fast Charging.
Connectivity: 5G (in India with 256GB 12GB variant only), Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi A / B / G / N / Axle / Axle, Dual GPS and USB-C.
Miscellaneous: AK4377A Free Audio Chip with Monster Touch Buttons, 4D Vibration, In-Display Fingerprint Reader, High-Res Audio Certification.
Vivo IQ3 5G Unboxing
Prices start at 6GB Ram 128 ROM 42000
The IQ3 5G comes in a distinctive box with black carbon fiber print and shiny gold lettering. A sticker indicates that ours is a 5G version (fully switched on with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM), but only 4G options are available with minimal storage and RAM. The sides of the lid are cut diagonally, which is a nice accent.
Inside the box, there is a phone in a plastic tray. Beneath it, a paper sleeve holding a frosted plastic protective case, and a USB cable with a red and white pill-shaped connector at the end of the phone, drives the cable at a 90-degree angle from the device. .
When digging deeper, there is a 55W charger – it’s big and heavy, there’s no way to go about it, but it’s faster. The list of accessories includes a set of in-ear buds.