Price in India: ₹29,990
Release date: 11th January 2021
After about a year, iQOO is back in the mid-range market with the introduction of the iQOO 7 smartphones. Customers in this segment want to have more value for their money, making it difficult for brands to break into the mid-range market. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 powers the iQOO 7’s 120Hz AMOLED display and 65W Super-fast charging. Is it going to be able to find a place to call home? Let’s find out if that is true.
The iQOO 7 is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful smartphones to come out in 2021. The smartphone’s curved-edge rear is covered with AG matte glass, making it seem upscale while also helping to keep fingerprints clean. The iQOO 7 comes in useful when other high-end smartphones have to complete design, sleekness, and weight sacrifices to maintain their performance. iQOO’s 7.4mm thickness and 200g weight are placed firmly in the new light and thin smartphone category.
iQOO 7 features a 6. 62-inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display is bright enough to keep its readability under direct sunshine. The screen provides excellent viewing angles and adequate brightness. The iQOO 7 features DRM L1 certification, which means that it can stream Full HD content on applications like Netflix, YouTube, and Prime videos. Notably, HDR is not supported on OTT services except YouTube. We liked watching movies and a few online shows, and it always gave great colors and a terrific viewing experience. Overall, the display is crisp, smooth, create rich colors, and will not disappoint at any point in time.
Sony IMX598 48MP primary sensor, 13MP ultra-wide angle, and 2MP monochrome lenses make up the iQOO 7’s triple rear camera setup. For selfies and video, it has a 16MP camera on the front. The photos taken during the daytime have vibrant colors and fine details. Regarding low light, the smartphone has a dedicated Night Mode that, for the most part, works flawlessly and produces images that are clearer, brighter, and quieter. When it comes to the selfie camera, it takes excellent selfies that resemble those taken by the Vivo X60 pro. The iQOO7’s camera is perfect, especially when compared to its competitors.
The iQOO 7 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC, manufactured in a 7nm process. The 870 is not a mid-range SOC; it was last year’s flagship CPU, and as a result, it packs a lot of punch. Adreno 650 is the graphics processor used in the smartphone. The iQOO 7 is powered by FuntouchOS 11. 1 and has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It is based on Android 11. The Snapdragon 870 is an excellent value for a money smartphone processor.
Additionally, it has a 3GB RAM expansion slot that utilizes the system’s ROM. The review machine has 12GB of RAM, which is well than enough for today’s use scenarios. In addition to its performance, the 65W rapid charging was another feature that truly stood out in our regular use. The 4400 mAh battery in the iQOO 7 is more than enough for a full day of moderate use. A 65W power brick is included for charging the smartphone, which sets the device in 30 minutes.
I’ll give 8.5/10 to be used with a camera. In IQOO 7, I saw brilliant and somewhat saturated colors for the first time, and it was breathtaking. Additionally, the general usability and experience are discernible. For those of us who have been waiting for a powerful gaming phone, Vivo has delivered. Except for countless hairline scratches all over my display being unpleasant, I had to get screen protectors from gadgetshieldz from scratch covers since I dislike the additional bump in my display.