IQOO 3 5G – Let’s find the Monster Inside


A perfect combination of performance at the max with full gaming experience


India Launch Date – Launched on 4th March 2020
Global Launch Date – Launched on 4th March 2020
Screen Size – 6.44inch with Super AMOLED with O cutout display
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G 7nm.
Battery – 4440mAh
Camera – Four at the back 48MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP  and Selfie camera 16MP


IQOO3 5G is there a real monster inside?

Let’s workout. IQOO is a sub-brand of VIVO, just like POCO is a sub-brand of Mi Smartphone. Now it is a time to capture more and more market share to survive in the market. Specs have gone high, prices have gone down and so the margin. It is a fight to be won, if not succeeded; you will land up as Sony and HTC.
No doubt IQOO3 is mobile with loads of specs and fresh UI. Capturing the market share is not easy, as it is already captured by Samsung and Mi. There is one catch, there are huge numbers of players in the mid-segment but there are only two players in the high-end smartphone segment, Samsung and iPhone.
Hence what IQOO has tried to do, it is trying to capture a high-end segment just like POCO. At this moment it is competing on high-end specs with competitive price.

Performance and Gaming

In performance front, IQOO 3 has Snapdragon 865 chipset based on 7nm technology with Adreno 650 GPU. It is powered with 8GB and 12GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB internal memory respectively. It is a perfect combination of performance at the max with full gaming experience.
For the better gaming experience, IQOO 3 has two pressure-sensitive buttons at the top and lower end of the mobile. These are there for better grip and real vibration feeling of sensitive games. Generally, mobile screen touch-sensitive rate is 120Hz, but IQOO 3 has 50% more screen touch-sensitive rate as it is based on 180Hz Super Touch Response rate. Hence we can say that it stands out in terms of gaming experience.


IQOO 3 is powered by quad cameras at the back in an L-pattern with a flash. 48MP (Main camera), 13MP(Telephoto) with up to 20x Digital Zoom, 13MP( Super-wide Angle 120º) and 2MP (for depth effect). For Selfie it has 16MP.
These cameras have effects like anti-shake, beauty mode, burst etc. We are not much impressed with the camera features although it is powered by a good Processor and RAM. IQOO has not worked hard on camera feature; they just wanted to create a good gaming Smartphone.


We are also not much impressed with the 4440mAh battery, although it has super-fast charging support of 55W. The battery could be better if we are focussing mainly on gaming.
Some basic stuff like FM and NFC is missing. Nowadays NFC is an essential part of any mobile as we are talking about Digital India. Thanks for 5G.


Yes, we can say that this mobile is a Monster mobile in terms of RAM, Internal Memory and Processor. For gaming purpose, you are going to have a great experience, but it lags behind in the camera front, in this price band. We are also not impressed with IQOO UI as it represents traces of VIVO UI; It is lacking freshness in the interface. What do you say please tell us in the comment below?





Operating System (OS)– Android Pie 10
User Interface– IQOO UI 1.0
SIM– SIM1- Nano GSM, SIM2- Nano GSM
Both the SIMs are 4G VOLTE at the same time with HD calling, WiFi calling support
SIM Tray Type- 1SIM + 2SIM (No SD Slot)
Network– 2G, 3G, 4G (4G+4G dual-standby) and 5G
Body– Front-MultiTouch Glass, Aluminum framing with front and back Glass -Gorilla Glass 6
Weight–  214.5gm
Dimension– 158.5 x 75 x 9.2mm (HtxWxThk)
Colour Variants– Tornado Black, Volcano Orange, Quantum Silver


CHIPSET– Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 7nm  5G
CPU- Octa-Core Processor with Clock Speed 1×2.84 GHz and 3×2.42 GHz
Memory– 8/128GB, 8/256GB,12/256 GB (RAM / Internal Storage)


Screen Size-   6.44inch
Resolution- 2400×1080, 19.5:9 ratio i.e. 403ppi Density (Pixels per Inch)
Front Glass– 2.5D Glass -Specification not known
Touch screen– Super AMOLED Display FHD+ O Cutout Display
On-Screen- Always-On Display


Rear– Triple Cameras
48MP Main Camera f/1.79
13MP Wide Angle f/ 2.2
13MP Telephoto f/ 2.46
2MP Depth Camera f/ 2.46
20x Digital Zoom
Camera Modes– HDR, Beautify, Burst, Portrait mode, Auto Focus, Anti Shake, Super Wide Angle, AR Stickers
Video Modes– 1080 @30fps, [email protected], 4K recording
Selfie– 16MP Camera f/ 2.5
Camera Modes– Beautify, Portrait, HDR, Palm shutter, Face recognition
Front Flash– Screen Flash
Video Type– Video 1080p


Bluetooth– 5.1
WiFi– 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, 2.4G+5G Wifi Direct, Hotspot.
GPS– Yes, Galileo, GLONASS,  Galileo, Beidou.
Earphone Jack- 3.5mm
Infrared Port– No
USB Type– 2.0 USB Type-C Reversible Connector
FM- No


Battery Type– 4440 mAh in-built Lithium-Ion Battery, 55W Fast Charging, Reversible USB Type-C connector.


In Display FingerPrint Sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnetic Sensor


Media File Support mp4, m4v, Mkv, Xvid, WAV, MXMF, IMY, aac, mp3, amr, flac, ape, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, 3GA, 4k Videos

In the BOX 

IQOO 3 Mobile, USB cable, SIM Ejection Pin, Ear Phone, USB Power Adopter, Protective Case, User Guide.
Ear Phone– Yes

NOTE– Please note that information on this page may vary from the actual product available in the market.


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