iQOO Z series is one of the most affordable gaming smartphone series. This series of smartphones have great processors along with affordable pricing on offer. The iQOO Z3 was launched on 1 April 2021. It is one of the few smartphones with Snapdragon 768G and has the perfect blend of cameras.
Design: iQOO Z3 5G has a plastic back panel with plastic sides. It could have been better with a glass back and metallic sides, but cost-cutting has been done here. The right side of the device has a volume control with an integrated power button and with a fingerprint scanner. The top and the bottom sides are flat and the phone is grippy. It has a speaker and microphone and bottom along with a USB-C port. The top has a sim tray with a noise cancellation microphone.
Display: iQOO Z3 5G has a degraded but high-quality IPS LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is a 6.5-inch panel with a water drop notch. The old-style notch increases the screen-to-body ratio to 84.5%. The display resolution is 1080 X 2408 pixels.
Specifications: iQOO Z3 5G has a class-leading processor. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G processor, which is the latest processor and has great power and performance. this processor is tuned with 4 variants which are 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM. It performs great and even the UI has been optimized. There are fewer bloatwares and ADs this time in FunTouch OS which is based on Android 11.
Camera: iQOO Z3 5G has a triple camera setup. Primary camera with 64MP, with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lens. The front camera of the device has a 16MP resolution. The iQOO Z3 has great camera performance with saturated and vibrant pictures. Also, it is very rare when great-performing smartphones have great camera optimization. The phone can shoot 4K vids at 30/60FPS and 1080p at 30FPS from the front camera.
Battery and connectivity: iQOO Z3 5G has a 4400mAh battery backup which can be juiced up by a 55W fast charger. The phone doesn’t heat up too much while charging due to thermals and advancements in the adaptor. This would help longer battery health. There are all types of sensors, along with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It has dual-band Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 5.1 support. There is no NFC on offer but the phone does supports 5G.
Final Verdict: iQOO Z3 5G is a great device with all-rounder features and tech. It has great camera features and gaming performance. The phone has been priced at ₹19,990 which is a deal breaking price. It delivers great performance at a cheap price.