Today, iQOO presented probably the best adept to date for the title of flagship killer. Neo 3 is a smartphone that with the best parameters has pushed the price limit to an incredibly low level.
Specifications as 144 Hz IPS LCD, Snapdragon 865 s 5G, 4500 mAh battery s 44 W fast charging or even triple 48 MPx the camera ranks him among the best smartphones this year.
Let's start with the incredible price
iQOO presented its new flagship at today's conference iQOO Neo 3 and they did it in style. However, sales are currently only planned in China from April 29.
Prices will definitely surprise you as much as we do. Basic version 6 + 128 GB will start selling for 2698 yuan, which is approximately €353! The other three variants have the following prices:
- 8 + 128 GB variants for 2998 yuan, which is €393,
- 8 + 256 GB variants for 3398 yuan, which is €445,
- 12 + 128 GB variants for 3298 yuan, which is 433 €.
Companies like Xiaomi or OnePlus used to start with such a pricing strategy, but we can only talk about their current flagships as more expensive premium smartphones. We are glad to see a market company just like iQOO. By the way, they operate as a subsidiary of Vivo.
The design probably won't burn much
The design of the smartphone fits into the mainstream of this year's models with the classic space in the display, color versions with a transition and the arrangement of cameras in the style of Samusng Galaxy S20.
There is also a fingerprint sensor on the side. It is available in light blue and black-blue. Here, the manufacturer could have been a little more creative. In our opinion, however, the smartphone looks good, even if it does not have a significant "waterfall" curvature of the display, such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 or OnePlus 8.
Fast 144 Hz display
iQOO were able to squeeze into 6.57 ″ LCD IPS display etc. 144 Hz refresh rate. The fineness of the display is 400 ppi.
The display resolution is FHD + (1080 x 2408 px), supports HDR10, contrast ratio is 1500: 1. It also includes a shot for the front camera.
However, as part of the compromise for a better price, there is no fingerprint sensor under the display, which is located on the side, as we have already mentioned.
Snapdragon 865 and UFS 3.1
However, iQOO did not detract from CPU performance or memory speed. They used the best mobile processor on the market Snapdragon 865 with graphics chip Adreno 650 and time 2.84 GHz.
Storage is of type UFS 3.1 with a maximum read speed of up to 1733 MB / s and a write speed of 731 MB / s. Storage capacity is 128 to 256 GB.
Aj RAM memories are top notch. They got the capacity 6, 8 and 12 GB and are of type LPDDR4X. In the AnTuTu test, the model received a respectable score 597 583 points.
Multi-Turbo 3.0 enhancement
Manufacturers often implement system AI enhancements to make the smartphone work better. iQOO created 3.0 Multi-Turbo acceleration, which ensures better range and signal of the network, but also cleaning and maintenance of the system.
Special cooling system and game certification
Proper performance also requires proper cooling, which it takes care of 11-stage cooling system, even with liquid. The manufacturer claims that it can lower the temperature by up to 10 ° C.
iQOO Neo 3 will not be lost in the gaming smartphone segment either, because it has received gaming certification from KPL (King Pro League) and its performance only proves it.
4500 mAh and 44 W fast charging
As for the battery - he got it 4500 mAh, which is already standard on 5G smartphones. But Neo 3 excites fast 44 W charging.
It charges to 20% in 50 minutes and reaches a full 58% in 100 minutes.
However, the camera is not the best
The segment in which the manufacturer had to take a little distance is the camera. However, we do not claim that this is a weak set of cameras, but in DxOMark it will certainly not reach the first places.
The primary sensor has 48 MPx with an aperture of ƒ / 1.79 and a pixel size of 0.80 µm. The second is a wide - angle sensor with 8 MPx so 110 ° FOV, follows 2 MPx macro sensor.
The video is recorded in 4K quality and also contains 960 fps slow-motion.
Selfie camera with AI
Selfie camera got 16 MPx and supports various features such as facial beautification or red-eye removal with AI.
Support 5G and Wi-Fi 6
It is clear from the name that the smartphone supports fast technology 5G. This applies to both the SA and the NSA. It's not missing either NFC.
Wi-Fi 6 is starting to be implemented in almost every new smartphone and network device. This allows you to enjoy better bit rates. The iQOO Neo 3 achieves up to 6 Gb / s with a Wi-Fi 1,2 router.
IQOO UI superstructure
The stumbling block for less popular Chinese brands is the superstructure of the operating system. However, the manufacturer promises that iQOO IU is a very well tuned system. So we'll try to get your smartphone up for review so we can try it out.
The superstructure is, of course, based on the operating system Android 10 Q.
Quality stereo speakers
To make matters worse, the iQOO Neo 3 also has high-quality, certified stereo speakers Hi-Res audio and Smart PA enhancements.
It is a good feature, for example when playing, and thanks to the surround sound, it is possible to orient yourself better.