iQOO Z3 competes with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Realme X7, and Poco X3 Pro as one of the newest mid-range phones on the market. Hardware-wise, the phone is a powerhouse, with impressively high specs considering the low price tag.
For gamers, does the iQOO beat the Poco X3 Pro, which presently dominates the Rs 20,000 gaming segment? iQOO is a producer of gaming smartphones. Before we get to it, let’s take a look at some of the phone’s other features.
When it comes to features, the iQOO Z3 is outstanding. For Rs 19,990, you get the phone. However, with an Amazon deal, you can get it for Rs 18,990, and you can save much more if you have the proper bank cards. The phone comes with a Qualcomm 700-series chipset, which is the newest in the company’s line.
Those who can afford the Rs 22,990 top-end model get 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage, making it one of the few devices in this price range with a 256GB storage option and a microSD slot.
The phone’s gaming capabilities are likewise well-rounded. When Battlegrounds Mobile India launches, you may be able to use the extreme frame rate option, but we doubt you’ll be able to use higher visual settings with it. That’s only available on phones with the latest 800-series chipsets. That being said, this phone is capable of running most graphics-intensive, big games without a hitch. A 3.5mm audio jack is included, which many gamers would appreciate.
iQOO Z3’s 120Hz display ensures silky smooth operation daily. It’s a breeze to get things done around the house. The brilliant show may be set to one of four refresh rates: 60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz, or an automated option can be selected for maximum flexibility. This is a rare feature for a phone in this price range.
Because of its slight weight and thin appearance, the phone is comfortable to hold. The fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone was lightning-fast and dead-on. In addition, a 5G connection is a feature of the phone. It has one band more than the OnePlus Nord CE. However, it only has two 5G bands — the N77 and N78.
In its class, the iQOO Z3’s camera isn’t the finest, but for a gaming phone, it’s adequate. Most of the images have vibrant colors and are also rather sharp when taken in daylight. Photos taken at night and with the ultra-wide sensor are mediocre compared to those taken by competitors’ phones. As a result of the FunTouch OS camera interface, several filters and studio lighting effects are available. These provide you with a wide range of creative alternatives to work with, and they also perform well. The iQOO Z3’s front camera delivered outstanding results, with photos that were clean, vibrant, and free of highlight smudging that is common among cameras in this price range.
With a 4,400mAh battery, the phone has an average battery life, but its actual selling point is its quick 55W charging, which can fully recharge the phone in approximately an hour. Additional battery-saving features include a configurable refresh rate and a minimal UI (user interface).
Depending on your use, you may expect screen-on periods of 5 to 6 hours. However, we’d choose a larger capacity battery over quicker charging to get more game time out of it with a gaming phone.
It’s impossible to do basic things like switching wallpapers or removing your lock screen magazine without first agreeing to two dubious terms and conditions, which contain, among other things, phrases allowing the corporation to share some data aspects with third parties.
For the most part, you will have to utilize all of the phone’s system applications at some time while you own it, as well. When it comes to subsidizing the phone, we can see how such moves assist. Still, these different applications and permissions hurt the user experience, notably how much the rest of the OS has improved since they were implemented.
If you can put up with the software difficulties, the iQOO Z3 is still a terrific value for money smartphone with one of the most significant feature sheets in its class. The Poco X3 Pro, which has a Snapdragon 860 processor, outperforms the phone. However, the iQOO Z3 supports 5G, making it more future-proof than the Poco X3 Pro/