iQoo is the most recent smartphone model to enter the Indian market, and whereas most firms purpose on the price range section to make a mark, iQoo goes the opposite method. The iQoo Three has been tasked with the responsibility of placing this model on the map, and it options some critical {hardware}. For starters, it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, essentially the most highly effective processor at the moment out there for Android telephones. That is not all, the top-end mannequin of the iQoo Three additionally sports activities 5G connectivity (which is barely good for boasting since we do not have the networks in India but). With a beginning value of Rs. 36,990, the iQoo Three appears to supply good worth on paper. Must you put your cash on this new participant? We overview the gadget to search out out.


iQoo Three design

Once we bought our first have a look at the iQoo 3, and we have been proud of how the gadget is constructed. It undoubtedly feels premium and fairly heavy at 214.5g. A 6.44-inch AMOLED show dominates the entrance of the gadget. It has a tiny hole-punch for the selfie digicam. Bezel measurement is stored below management and also you get skinny borders throughout the show.

The earpiece is on the body of the iQoo Three and may be very exhausting to identify. The corporate has opted for a steel body which helps give the gadget its heft and premium really feel. You’ll discover this if you decide it up in an air-conditioned room. The ability and quantity buttons are on the proper of the gadget and are very properly positioned. You will not must shuffle the smartphone in your arms to achieve them. The ability button is completed in orange and has a knurled texture that can assist you discover it by really feel.

iQoo has additionally added capacitive shoulder buttons on the identical aspect. These are positioned in such a style that your index fingers will relaxation on them when holding the gadget in panorama orientation. The left aspect of the iQoo Three has a sensible button which can be utilized to summon the Google Assistant. This cellphone has a 3.5mm audio jack on the highest, whereas the USB Sort-C port and loudspeaker are on the backside.

The iQoo Three packs  a 4,440mAh battery


The rear panel of the gadget is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which ought to assist it stand up to each day use. iQoo presents this smartphone in three color variants: Twister Black, Quantum Silver, and Volcano Orange. Our overview unit was the Twister black variant, however we do just like the Volcano Orange end because it is not quite common.

Identical to most different smartphones in the marketplace, the iQoo Three boasts of a quad-camera setup on the again. The digicam module appears to be like much like what we have seen on a number of different latest telephones. The iQoo Three packs in a 4,440mAh battery and will get a 55W “Tremendous FlashCharge” charger within the field which is able to assist the gadget cost rapidly.

iQoo Three specs and software program

The iQoo Three options top-of-the-line {hardware} and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. That is essentially the most highly effective chip powering Android smartphones simply now, with one core clocked at 2.8GHz, three cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and the opposite 4 clocked at 1.8GHz.

iQoo has launched three variants of the iQoo Three within the Indian market. The bottom variant presents 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 36,990, whereas the mid-spec variant has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 39,990. The highest-end model of the iQoo Three will get 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in addition to 5G, and is priced at 44,990. The iQoo Three presents the most recent UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM on all variants.

Not like the Realme X50 Professional 5G (Assessment) which presents 5G on all variants, solely the top-end mannequin of the iQoo Three will get 5G connectivity. As we all know, 5G networks aren’t out there in India but however in order for you a tool that’s future-proof, the top-end variant is the one to get. We had the top-end variant for this overview.

The 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED show has a 409ppi pixel density and help for HDR10+. iQoo has Schott Xensation UP glass for cover and claims a 91.Four % screen-to-body ratio.

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Solely the top-variant of the iQoo Three sports activities 5G connectivity


Connectivity choices on the iQoo Three embrace 5G (prime variant solely), twin 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and GLONASS. It additionally homes a 4,440mAh battery and also you get a 55W Tremendous FlashCharge charger within the field. This charger has a 90-degree pill-shaped connector which iQoo claims is helpful if you wish to cost the smartphone whereas gaming.

When it comes to software program, the iQoo Three ships with iQoo UI on prime of Android 10. The UI appears to be like rather a lot like Vivo’s new FuntouchOS with a special theme on it. We favored the UI because it was easy and straightforward to make use of. Fortunately, iQoo hasn’t fiddled with the short toggle settings, in contrast to on Vivo telephones, which require a swipe up from the underside of the show.

iQoo’s UI doesn’t have an app drawer and all icons are proper on the house display. Just like Samsung’s One UI, this UI too has reachability in thoughts. One can merely swipe down on a setting display to carry choices inside attain. That is helpful for one-handed conditions. There are many customisation choices on the iQoo 3. You’ll be able to select from totally different animations for the lockscreen and for fingerprint and face recognition. This cellphone additionally has an All the time-On show.

Customers have the choice to modify from the standard three-button navigation structure to swipe gestures. That is handy to make use of and iQoo has additionally carried out a fast launch gesture if you swipe again and maintain. Vivo’s good assistant Jovi can be current on the gadget.

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The iQoo Three comes bundled with a 55W quick charger


Android options comparable to Digital Wellbeing and Parental controls are additionally current. The iQoo Three has a Monster Mode which bumps the CPU efficiency all the way in which up and disables all power-saving measures. It additionally modifications the theme of the smartphone as a visible indicator. There’s additionally Extremely Sport Mode through which all of the gaming options of the smartphone are activated.

The iQoo Three comes with a good quantity of bloatware comparable to Helo, Dailyhunt, Flipkart, Fb, WPS Workplace, Amazon Procuring, and Opera. The gadget additionally has its personal app retailer known as V-Appstore. We all know that apps comparable to Dailyhunt and Helo are able to producing spammy notifications for those who launch them. We’d advocate that you just uninstall these apps for those who do not intend to make use of them.

iQoo Three efficiency and battery life

The show on the iQoo Three doesn’t have a refresh charge larger than 60Hz however the color copy is superb. It has good viewing angles and is readable below daylight. There are three color modes to select from and you can too tweak the color temperature. Sure, the iQoo Three has a tiny hole-punch, however it will not distract you whereas viewing content material. We weren’t proud of the loudspeaker on the iQoo Three although. There isn’t a stereo output and the speaker sounds too tinny for our liking.

The in-display fingerprint scanner, in addition to the face unlock characteristic are fast to unlock the smartphone. We didn’t have any points whereas utilizing apps or enjoying video games. Since we had the highest variant with 12GB of RAM, multitasking was a breeze, and the cellphone was not compelled to kill older apps within the background.

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The iQoo Three runs Android 10 out of the field


We ran benchmarks on the gadget to see the way it fares. The Realme X50 Professional 5G is the one different smartphone available in the market in the intervening time with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and so the iQoo Three doesn’t have plenty of competitors. In AnTuTu, the iQoo Three managed to attain 5,89,299 which was spectacular. It additionally bought 932 and three,359 factors in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core checks respectively, which was larger than what the Realme X50 Professional 5G achieved. The iQoo Three scored 61fps and 42 fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex and Automobile Chase benchmarks respectively. 3DMark’s Slingshot Excessive and Slingshot scores have been 7,292 and 9,066 respectively.

We performed PUBG Cell and Asphalt 9: Legends to gauge the gaming efficiency of the iQoo 3. Each video games ran at excessive settings and we didn’t discover any lag or stutter. We additionally put the gaming triggers to the check whereas enjoying PUBG Cell. We discovered them to be helpful and so they helped enhance our sport.

You may be happy to know that the iQoo Three delivers good battery life. In our HD video loop check, it managed to go on for 19 hours and 13 minutes. With common use, this cellphone will final a few day and a half with none points. In our charging check, the iQoo Three managed to cost to 78 % in 30 minutes and took about 50 minutes to cost fully. A brief five-minute cost was able to getting the smartphone to 16 % which is spectacular. Some may level out that the Realme X50 Professional 5G costs to 100 % faster, however it comes with a 65W charger and has a smaller battery at 4,200mAh.

iQoo Three cameras

The iQoo Three sports activities a quad-camera module on the again which reminds us of the Vivo V17. The first digicam has a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 582 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture, and the secondary one is a 13-megapixel telephoto digicam with an f.2.46 aperture which is able to 2x optical zoom and 20X digital zoom. The opposite two are a 13-megapixel wide-angle-camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.Four aperture. The digicam app is similar to what we’re used to seeing on Vivo smartphones and is pretty straightforward to get round it.

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The iQoo Three packs a quad-camera setup on the again


The iQoo Three was fast to lock focus, and the AI may decide what the cellphone was pointing in the direction of. It will additionally counsel which digicam to make use of for taking a selected shot. In daylight, the smartphone metered gentle appropriately. Pictures taken within the daylight have been respectable, however the color tone was off in a couple of pictures.

iQoo Three daylight digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

iQoo Three wide-angle digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

iQoo Three telephoto digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)


The output had respectable particulars however we may see grains on zooming in. Switching to the wide-angle-camera reduces picture high quality and there’s noticeable distortion on the edges. We additionally seen that the color tone was barely off. The telephoto digicam does 2x optical zoom and captures respectable particulars identical to the first digicam.

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iQoo Three macro digicam (faucet to see full-size picture)


Shut-ups shot with the first digicam have been good. The smartphone additionally manages a pure depth impact between the topic and the background. You may as well take macro pictures with the iQoo Three by switching to the wide-angle-camera. Macro pictures had good element and the iQoo Three does allow you to get near the topic.

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Portrait pictures turned out properly, and the iQoo Three managed good edge detection. The cellphone does allow you to set the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot, however particulars weren’t good in comparison with what different smartphones on this value vary can produce.

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iQoo Three evening mode digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)


Low-light digicam efficiency was common as properly, and we discovered our pattern pictures to be low on particulars. Switching to Night time mode solely made a slight distinction, with areas in shadow showing brighter with barely higher particulars.

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Selfies taken with the iQoo Three turned out higher outdoor. The output was sharp, and the smartphone applies beautification by default. When taking pictures in brilliant environment, the smartphone permits HDR robotically which helps ship higher output.

Video recording tops out at 4K 60fps for the first digicam and 1080p 60fps for the selfie shooter. In daylight, we seen that video had a slight shimmer impact. There’s a Tremendous Regular mode as properly which stabilises shakes, however there’s nonetheless shimmer within the output. Low-light video footage is unusable, however the Tremendous regular mode delivered considerably higher output.


The iQoo Three is the primary smartphone from this new model in India, and it does pack in some actually highly effective {hardware}. It’s among the many only a few smartphones available in the market to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and sport UFS 3.1 storage. There may be 5G connectivity as properly for those who shell out Rs. 44,990 for the highest variant. Since 5G networks are usually not out there in India in the intervening time, you may go for the decrease variants with out worrying an excessive amount of. Nonetheless, we’d have most popular 5G to be normal like with the Realme X50 Professional 5G (Assessment).

The software program on the iQoo Three is nice, as soon as you’re taking a while to eliminate the preinstalled bloatware. The cameras, nonetheless, fell quick on a number of events. Aside from its digicam efficiency, the iQoo Three doesn’t give any cause to complain.

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