Vivo iQOO 3 with Snapdragon 865 SoC, Quad-Cameras Starting at Rs. 36,990
After Realme unveiled India’s first 5G smartphone, Vivo’s gaming sub-brand iQOO has launched the second 5G phone in India. However, the iQOO 3 is now official and it brings packs with the latest features the Snapdragon 865 chipset, 5G connectivity, 48MP quad-camera, fast-charging, and more.
Vivo iQOO 3: Specs and Features
iQOO becomes the 2nd phone in India after Realme X50 Pro to launch with the Snapdragon 865 SoC (7nm+) and 5G support. Starting off with the design, iQOO 3 comes with a premium glass build on the Volcano Orange (rubber matte finish), Quantum Silver, and Tornado Black variant. Its screen is protected with the Gorilla Glass 6 protection and I like the cool design and color choices here by iQOO.
Design and Display
The smartphone supports a 6.44-inch Full-HD+ E3 Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole selfie camera at the top right. The smartphone hasn’t included a high refresh rate display like POCO (budget smartphone), which is a little disappointing to the users. It supports 60FPS but It does support 180Hz touch sampling rate. This really helps you out while playing games like PUBG and you won’t miss that headshot while playing a game of PUBG.
The display has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2400pixels resolution, HDR10+, and 800 nits of peak brightness. iQOO 3 measures 158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm and weight 214.5 grams. Other key iQOO 3 has game vibration pressure-sensitive buttons and ‘4D Game Vibration’ features on the side frame of the phone that help users achieve quick multi-finger operations while playing the game and offer an immersive gaming experience.
In the camera department, the iQOO 3 comes with a Quad-rear camera setup out of the box. Camera Include the 48MP (f/1.79) primary sensor is Sony’s IMX582 instead of the Samsung sensor, which is paired with a 13MP (f/2.46) telephoto lens with 20X digital zoom, and a 13MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) bokeh sensor. You get 4K @ 60fpps support, super anti-shake mode, Portrait mode, Portrait Light effects, Super Night mode, AI sticker, and 4K video recording at 60fps, Slow-mo, and more and other camera features here.
Talking about selfie cameras, It has a 16MP shooter camera placed on the top-right corner of the phone’s screen. You also get the latest in-display fingerprint sensor that is said to unlock the device in just 0.29 seconds.
Under the hood, The iQOO 3 comes with 7nm Qualcomm’s Snapdragon latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 865 coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with Adreno 640 GPU up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Coming to the handset the iQOO 3 runs Android 10-based iQOO UI, which looks like improved FunTouchOS 10.
Talking about the battery the iQOO 3 comes with a 4,440mAh battery pack, along with Vivo’s 55W Super Flash Charge technology support. The good thing is that you get a 55W adapter in the box and it charges the device from 0% to 50% in just 30min as the company claims, which is really amazing.
In terms of connectivity, You get a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and a high-quality audio DAC, Dual 4G, 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi, Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ GLONASS. Other features include glass-sandwich design, Hi-res audio, Ultra Game Mode, Smart Split, Game Centre, and Eye Protection mode. There is no wireless charging support that comes in this price segment that makes smartphones more premium.
Price and Availability
Vivo iQOO 3 come in three configurations with two 4G variants (8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB) and one 5G variant (12GB+256GB). iQOO 3 has been priced at Rs. 36,990 for the 8GB+128GB 4G variant and Rs. 39,990 for the 8GB+256GB 4G variant. The iQOO 3 5G variant, which is with packs LPDDR5 RAM 12GB RAM and UFS 3.1 256GB storage, has been priced at Rs 44,990.
Vivo iQOO 3 5G full specifications:
|Launch Date||March 4|
|Model||iQOO 3 5G|
|Operating System||Android 10 (Q)|
|Custom UI||IQOO UI|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
|Screen Size||6.44 inches (158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm)|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Bezel-less display||with punch-hole display|
|Pixel Density||409 ppi density|
|Dimension||158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Touch Sensing||180Hz touch-sensing|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Weight||214.5 g (7.58 oz)|
|Colors||Volcano Orange, Tornado Black, Quantum Silver|
|Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)||91.4 %|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||84.46 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|Process Technology: (nm)||7nm+|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal Memory||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Storage Type||UFS 3.1|
|Camera Setup||Quad Camera|
|Resolution||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide)|
|Sensor||13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (telephoto)|
|Autofocus||13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)|
|Features||2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|Image Resolution||8000 x 6000 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||20 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||3840x2160 @ 30 fps|
|Camera Setup||Single camera|
|Resolution||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)|
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
|Capacity||Non-removable Li-Po 4400 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||55W: 50% in 30min (Super FlashCharge 2.0)|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|SIM 1||4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|SIM 2||4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)3G Bands:UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|SAR Value||Head: 1.190 W/kg, Body: 0.590 W/kg|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
|Features||dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB Connectivity||USB charging|
|USB Type-C||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Audio Features||No Dolby Atmos|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Fingerprint (under display, optical)|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|