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iQoo Neo 3 5G – The Cheapest Smartphone as of now to be powered by Snapdragon 865

The iQoo Neo 3 5G or simply iQoo Neo3 is launched just a while back, it is a kind of toned down version of the previously released iQoo 3 5G, the iQoo 3 5G when released, was the cheapest smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, and now the Neo 3 5G also has Snapdragon 865 but also has a 144Hz refresh Rate Display, and is cheaper.
Let’s see how the iQoo Neo 3 5G is.

This Post is a detailed specification overview of the iQoo Neo 3 5G

iQoo Neo 3 5G Specification Details

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Display6.57-inch IPS-LCD Display
2408X1080 pixels, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 402PPI, Screen to Body Ratio ~84%
HDR 10
144Hz Refresh Rate.
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Memory6/8/12GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage128/256 GB UFS 3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4(Macro Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0, (Wide lens)
Battery4500 mAh(44W fast charging)
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
Dual 5G
SecurityFingerprint sensor(side mounted)
Face-Unlock
Headphone JackYes

Specification Details
https://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/param/iqooneo3

Design

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The Design is the same as that of the iQoo 3, having the vertical rectangular camera module at the top left corner and a Punch Hole Display, and Side-Mounted Finger Print sensor.

Display

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The iQoo Neo 3 5G has a 6.57-inch IPS-LCD display with a native resolution of 2408X1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a Pixel Density of 402PPI, and a Screen to Body Ratio of ~84%, it also has HDR 10 support and a 144Hz Refresh Rate panel.
the display is both an upgrade and downgrade from the iQoo 3, as now it has an IPS-LCD Panel instead of the AMOLED on the iQoo 3 but now it has a 144Hz refresh rate panel, it is one of the first phones to have 144Hz panel.

Performance

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iQoo Neo 3 5G has the 2020 Qualcomm Flagship the Snapdragon 865, as it’s SoC, which is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU

Memory and Storage

iQoo Neo 3 5G has 3 memory options 6/8/12GB LPDDR4x RAM.
And it has 2 Storage Options 128/256GB UFS 3.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

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iQoo Neo 3 5G has Triple Camera Setup, instead of the Quad Camera setup on the iQoo 3 5G, but I think it has been done to reduce the cost. however, it should perform the same as it has the same sensor and same ISP.
The Triple Camera Setup contains,
48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4(Macro Lens)
Video Recording options include [email protected], [email protected]
and it has a 16MP f/2.0 lens as a front camera.

Battery

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iQoo Neo 3 5G has a 4500mAh battery as, compared to the 4400mAh battery on the iQoo 3 5G.
Neo 3 5G has 44 Watt Fast Charing support, while the iQoo 3 had 55-watt fast charging support.

Audio

Stereo Speaker.{As of Now no other information is revealed}

Security

For Security iQoo Neo 3 5G has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock.

User-Interface

iQoo Neo 3 5G is Running of iQoo UI 1.0 on top of Android 10.0.

Extra

iQoo Neo 3 5G has WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Dual 5G Stand-by Support.

Pricing

iQoo Neo 3 5G is priced at
CNY 2,698($380/INR28,990) – 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage
CNY 2,998($423/INR32,190) – 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage
CNY 3,298($466/INR35,425) – 12GB RAM, 128GB Storage
CNY 3,398($480/INR36,500) – 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage.

These are Chinese Prices the Indian prices(if it releases in India) will mostly be slightly higher.

Conclusion

The iQoo Neo 3 5G is Great Smartphone, I mean Snapdragon 865 at less than $400, is amazing, and as of now it is the cheapest smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 865, also it has a 144Hz refresh rate display, mostly at his price people expect at most a 90Hz display but here we are getting a 144Hz Display, just amazing, then we have UFS 3.1 Storage, a Great Camera Setup(potentially will perform the same as iQoo 3), Potentially a great battery life(4500mAh), Headphone jack And much more, all this at less than $400, and if it releases in India, most probably it will be priced at less than INR 30,000 making it again a great choice of mobile gamers and heavy multitaskers.

Final Verdict

  • Excellent CPU/GPU(One of the Best android CPU out there)
  • Great Build Build Quality
  • Great Display(144Hz Refresh Rate)
  • UFS3.1 Storage
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera Setup
  • Great Battery Life
  • Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Headphone Jack
  • NFC Support
  • Dual 5G Standby
  • Aggressive Pricing.

Visual Image Credits
https://www.vivo.com.cn/vivo/iqooneo3/

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