iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro - The Improved Flagships from iQOO 11

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro – The Improved Flagships from iQOO

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro are here.
iQOO is a sub-brand of Vivo, mostly focusing on the budget flagship segment, their previous budget flagship the iQOO 3 was an excellent smartphone, and was also the cheapest smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Still, it had its flaws like a 60Hz Display, the optics were good but not great, and many more, now in the iQOO 5 series, the iQOO 5 5G and 5 Pro 5G almost all the flaws are fixed.

Here is Detailed Specification Overview for the iQOO 5 and 5 Pro.

SpecificationsiQOO 5 iQOO 5 Pro
Display6.56-Inch AMOLED Display, ~87% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2376(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
398 PPI Pixel Density.
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
6.56-Inch AMOLED Display, ~90% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2376(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
398 PPI Pixel Density.
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
Memory8/12GB LPDDR5 8/12GB LPDDR5
Storage128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage256GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics50 MP, f/1.9, (wide) Dual Pixel PDAF
13 MP, f/2.5(portrait) 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)
50 MP, f/1.9, (Wide Lens) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/3.4, (periscope telephoto) OIS, 5x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)
Video Recording Options8K, [email protected], [email protected]8K, [email protected], [email protected]
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)16 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)
Battery4500mAh Battery
55-W Wrap Charging
4000mAh Battery
120-W Wrap Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.1
WiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.1
SecurityFace Unlock
Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Face Unlock
Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo.No.

Specification Details
https://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/param/iqoo5
http://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/param/iqoo5pro

Design

iQOO 5

iQOO 5 has a great design, on the back we have the vertical rectangular Triple camera setup on the top left corner, and iQOO branding on the bottom left, on the front, we have the punch-hole display with the punch-hole on the top left side, a comfortable positioning for most of the peoples.
In terms of build quality, its a glass sandwich design and has a metal frame.

iQOO 5 Pro

iQOO 5 Pro

5 Pro, has the same design as the standard one, the only difference is the camera modules is a bit bigger due to the periscope telephoto lens, and the screen to body ratio is a bit higher on the 5 Pro due to a smaller punch-hole camera.

Display

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iQOO 5 and 5 Pro

iQOO 5 and 5 Pro has the same Display with just a slight change in the screen to body ratio
A 6.56-inch AMOLED Display, with ~87%(90% for 5 Pro) Screen to Body Ratio, 1080X2376(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, a 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 398 PPI Pixel Density, it has a corning gorilla glass protection, but there is no information about the number, its a 120Hz Refresh Rate panel and supports HDR10+.
Also, the Display is a Flat one on the 5 but a Curved one on the 5 Pro.

Performance

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iQOO 5 and 5 Pro

Both the still powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 an Octa-core SoC with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, at this point of time it would have a been a better choice if the 865 plus powered them, but there is not a big difference between the 865 and 865 plus.
Also, both the phones have vapor chambers for better cooling.

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Memory and Storage

iQOO 5

iQOO 5 has 2 memory options 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2 storage options 128/256GB of UFS3.1 Storage.
The Options are
8GB+128GB
12GB+128GB
12GB+256GB

iQOO 5 Pro

5 Pro has 2 memory options 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1 storage option 256GB of UFS3.1 Storage.
The Options are
8GB+256GB
12GB+256GB

Camera/Optics

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Optics were the weakest point for the iQOO 3, but that is going to change in the 5 series, they have some top of the class camera sensors.

iQOO 5

iQOO 5 has a Triple Camera setup
50 MP, f/1.9, (wide) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.5(portrait) 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)

Video Recording Options Include
8K, [email protected], [email protected]

For Selfies, it has a 16 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)

5 Pro

5 Pro also has a Triple Camera setup with a slight change in the sensors.
50 MP, f/1.9, (Wide Lens) Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/3.4, (periscope telephoto) OIS, 5x optical zoom, 60X Optical Zoom
13 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)

Video Recording Options Include
8K, [email protected], [email protected]

For Selfies, it has a 16 MP, f/2.5, (Wide Lens)

Battery

iQOO 5

iQOO 5 has the bigger 4500mAh battery with the slower 55 watt fast charging capable of 0 to 100% in 55 mins.

5 Pro

5 Pro has the smaller 4000mAh battery but the faster 120 watt fast charging capable of 0 to 50% in 5 mins and 0 to 100% in 15 mins.

Audio

Both of them retain the headphone jack and has a stereo speaker setup.

Security

Both the Phones have Face Unlock option and Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor.

User-Interface

Both of them are running on iQOO UI 1.5 on top of Android 10.0

Extra

There is not much extra stuff in both the phones, while the 5 Pro does have the supper fast charging going 0 to 100% in 15 mins, both of them don’t have any IP rating, but they have a Headphone jack something very Rare in a 2020 Flagship smartphone.

Pricing

iQOO 5 Pricing

8GB+128GB: 3998Yuan{~₹40,000}
12GB+128GB: 4298Yuan{~₹43,000}
12GB+256GB: 4598Yuan{~₹46,000}

iQOO 5 Pro Pricing

8GB+256GB: 4998Yuan{~₹50,000}
12GB+256GB: 5498Yuan{~₹55,000}.

Both of them are priced great, and given all the specs thrown by iQOO they are quite the bang for the buck buy.

Conclusion

iQOO 5

Its an excellent smartphone, its got an excellent display, top of the build build quality, great design, top of the line CPU/GPU, Great Optics, Excellent Battery, and a great stereo speaker setup, and with its current pricing it has one of the best price to performance ratio out there.

iQOO 5 Pro

Again same as the standard one, but it has better camera setup, and that 120W fast charging is something to look at, like 50% in 5 mins is insane, it is surely going to be one of the main selling points of this smartphone, but it has to compete with the likes of ROG Phone 3 and OnePlus 8 Pro, so its kind of difficult for the 5 Pro, but it has own advantages.

Early Verdict

iQOO 5

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera
  • Excellent(Premium) Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 120Hz)
  • Excellent Battery life(55 W Fast Charging)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Headphone Jack
  • Great Pricing

iQOO 5 Pro

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU
  • Excellent Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera
  • Excellent(Premium) Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 120Hz)
  • Excellent Battery life(120 W Fast Charging, 0 to 100% in 15 Mins)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Headphone Jack
  • Great Pricing

Visual Image Credits
https://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/iqoo5/
http://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/iqoo5pro/

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