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The Vivo Iqoo 3 offers noteworthy speed and execution alongside an incredible battery life. 

With committed strain touchy gaming buttons, an Ultra Gaming Mode that allows you to modify a consistent gaming experience, and Snapdragon 865, it’s a commendable rival against the Asus Rog 2 Phone, however at a lower value point. 

Regardless of whether you articulate it ‘eye-look or ‘I-Q’ the Vivo Iqoo 3 5G is a monster of a telephone, which isn’t unexpected given its slogan “Beast Inside” (concerning its Snapdragon 865 chip). Qiao, which means “I Quest On and On” is a motto that sounds valid – the telephone goes far given its little sticker price.

Design & Build

To begin, the Iqoo is a ravishing telephone. The Tornado Black choice I looked at has a stunning sheen across the back that moves in the light however stays downplayed. It is tricky without a case, yet fortunately, one is given. 

Be that as it may, the Iqoo is a perceptibly weighty telephone, which isn’t unexpected with such a lot of glass. Gorilla Glass 6 ensures the front and back, settled on an aluminum outline. However, the telephone felt significant from the get-go, analyzed against the somewhat flexible Huawei P20 I typically use, I became accustomed to the Iqoo 3 inside a couple of days. 

It’s additionally consoling to feel it sitting in my back pocket, realizing it hasn’t dropped out. 

The showcase looks smooth. The Iqoo flaunts a 6.44in Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2400 goal) screen that upholds HDR10+ – which implies you get a big screen with strong shadings. Pictures seem lively and clear, similar to something you would get on a considerably more costly telephone. Dim tones and blacks look rich with a delectable difference. 

Obviously, as a gaming telephone, the Iqoo 3 has particular elements as well. The telephone accompanies devoted tension touchy buttons along the right edge of the telephone, called “Beast Touch Buttons”. These can be empowered and controlled through the Ultra Gaming Mode choice in the settings menu.

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The Iqoo 3 offers a quad-camera set-up with a 48Mp fundamental camera, 13Mp zooming focal point, 13Mp ultrawide, and a 2Mp profundity sensor. The selfie camera utilizes a 16Mp sensor. 

I adored taking pictures on the Iqoo, particularly on the wide-point. Scenes essentially looked great, far outperforming anything I could take on my Huawei P20. The full-scale focal point was comparatively amazing, getting unimaginable detail. It immediately turned into my number one photography mode, particularly for food. Indeed, you will track down a dishonorable measure of close-ups on the dinners I’ve had on my Iqoo 3. 

Where the Iqoo 3 fumbles are on night mode. Pictures lose an amazing part of detail. It’s superior to the standard picture mode, however, you don’t get the freshness and lavishness of a Pixel telephone for example. 

Selfie-cam picture quality is genuinely standard. It’s not stunning, yet takes care of business. What I found jostling were the underlying “Excellence” choices for complexion changes and face tuning. 

With regards to video, you can film in 720p, 1080p, and surprisingly 4K (!) at up to 60fps. Its Slow Motion highlight permits you to build that casing rate to an incredible 120fps or 240fps in 1080p. I don’t have the foggiest idea when this could at any point be valuable, yet basically, it’s a choice accessible readily available (plainly) if the need emerges.

Specs & Features

The model I tried offers 12GB RAM and 256GB stockpiling with the first in class Snapdragon 865 processor. In our benchmarks, the Vivo Iqoo outflanked the Asus Rog Phone 2 in the by and large multi-center CPU scores and a few illustrations tests and greatly beat the Razer Phone 2 across everything except one test. 

The Rog Phone 2, which is presently at the highest point of our best gaming telephone outline costs extensively more at £829, while the Razer Phone 2, costs £779. The Iqoo 3 5G is accessible for £578 from eBay. 

The Red Magic 5G for example, is the world’s first telephone to offer a 144Hz invigorate rate and expenses a tantamount £599. 

Assuming you need top execution a Monster Mode choice lifts the CPU also, while Speed Up choice in the settings menu rapidly clears up RAM in one touch.


The Iqoo 3 works on Android 10 with its own iQOO UI 1.0 skin. It accompanies pre-stacked applications, however, a significant number, like Flipkart, cater explicitly to the Indian market the telephone was expected for. 

Additionally, prepare yourself to get features from the pre-stacked territorial news applications as well (you can uninstall these applications). 

One complaint I had when setting up the telephone was an absence of help for Vivo EasyShare in the UK. I invested impressive energy attempting to sort out some way to move my applications from my Huawei P20 to the Iqoo 3, just to track down that the Vivo EasyShare application is geologically confined and inaccessible in the UK. 

I needed to physically re-introduce my applications. The presentation of the telephone, notwithstanding, was sufficiently able to excuse this unique disturbance.

Battery Life

Battery life gleams on the Iqoo 3. With 4400mAh in the engine, you can undoubtedly crush longer than a day without charging – except if you do a ton of gaming. 

I utilized the telephone generally to peruse YouTube, pay attention to digital recordings, talk with companions on WhatsApp and video call family on Skype and the Iqoo stood its ground. What’s missing is remote charging. 

As far as charging speed, with a very incredible 55W charger, the Iqoo 3 charged an astounding 54% quickly (with telephone controlled off).

Price & Availability

The Vivo Iqoo 3 is accessible to buy straightforwardly from Vivo for Indian clients in three tones: Tornado Black, Volcano Orange, and Quantum Silver. 

Costs start from ₹34,990 for the 8GB RAM/128GB design (around £371, 4G as it were). There’s additionally the 8GB RAM/256GB choice for ₹34,990 (around £374, 4G as it were). 

I assessed the 5G model in Tornado Black with 12GB RAM and 256GB stockpiling, which costs ₹44,990 (around £477.67). 

The telephone isn’t accessible in the UK, however, UK customers can send it from China through Banggood for £571 or eBay for £578. 

US clients can get the telephone from the Amazon commercial center for $717 however at that value you’re in an ideal situation with the OnePlus 8, which takes the best position in our gather together of the best telephones available.


The Iqoo 3 is noteworthy without a doubt. It offers top-level specs and streamlined elements only for gaming, however is alluring and execution sufficiently driven to interest non-gamers the same. 

The Iqoo 3 is additionally reasonable, which makes the telephone even more affable. It’s terrible that the telephone isn’t accessible in the UK straightforwardly, which may make contending choices more alluring, yet you pay under £600 regardless of whether you have one transported.



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