In this article iQOO Z3 – Detailed review, We’ll see full detailed review of iQOO Z3, a budget gaming phone.
iQOO Z3 is the third smartphone offering from iQOO this year, interestingly they’d launched their 2nd smartphone after a gap of one year. And iQOO Z3 is launching one month after iQOO 7 series.
This smartphone is a premium mid range smartphone at it’ll be priced between 20-25K.
Box contents – USB type c cable, documentation, sim card tool, good quality TPU case, iQOO Z3 smartphone, 66W fast charger (phone supports 55W).
Design – Colour is like a rainbow colored panel. This has a polycarbonate back but it looks like glass 6 it reflects different colors from different angles.
In Hand Feel – It is a lightweight smartphone it fits very well in your hands. It has a narrow form factor so even if you have an average to medium size hand, it’ll fit perfectly in your hands.
Build quality – The case you get is of very good quality fits well.
Drop Test – Front side drop : no damage. Back side drop : it’s all good with no signs of damage as the case is of good quality.
Ports and Buttons – bottom side – you have speaker grill, Type C port, microphone, 3.5mm jack. On the left side – there’s nothing. Top side you get a sim card tray noise cancelling microphone. Right hand side – you have a volume rocker power on/off button that doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. Let us check the sim card tray – it is a hybrid sim card slot (you can insert dual sim card or 1 sim + SD card).
Weight – If we talk about its weight – It’s 188 grams. It’s around 187-188 grams. The weight is average, it isn’t too heavy. It fits very well in your hands.
Display – The bezels are thin chin size is also average. Display here is a 6.58’’ screen it doesn’t feel like a big display as it fits well in your hands. It is an IPS LCD FHD+ screen with 120 Hz fast refresh rate with 180 Hz of touch sampling rate. And it has a 90.6% screen to body ratio as it has small bezels it looks nice overall. It gets a panda glass for screen protection.
Processor and performance – This is the first phone to come equipped with Snapdragon 786G 5G it is a successor of SD 765G. Talking about performance, it gets a 15% performance boost because the performance cores of this SoC are clocked at 2.8 Ghz while SD 765G is clocked at 2.4 Ghz. So it has a 15% boost in performance. It is based on a 7nm process it is a 5G ready smartphone.
Variants – The base variant comes with 6GB/128GB storage the other variant is 8GB/256GB. 6GB variant could be priced around 22-23K Rs if it comes at that price, then this will be a good performance oriented smartphone.
Storage – Storage type is UFS 2.2 RAM type is LPDDR4X
Battery – It has 4400 mAh battery and 55 W fast charging. The adapter you get is 65W but the phone supports 55W charging. It charges 50% of battery in just 19 min and 0-100% in 50 min.
Software – It runs on FunTouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11. This is a much improved OS compared to its previous versions. There are some really good things about FunTouch OS 11, especially on this phone. For eg : You can set the refresh rate to 60/90 Hz. It also has virtual RAM extension feature, this will extend your RAM by 3GB so you have a total of 11 GB RAM it’s a nice feature to have
Gaming – AnTuTu score is around 4.5 Lakh and you can play games on very high settings easily without any problems. We played games for about 1 hour we didn’t experience any heating issues and it performed flawlessly. This phone has 5 layer liquid cooling system so it’ll keep your phone’s temperature under control.
Soon it will bw available on Amazon.
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