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iQOO Z1 – Flagship Performance at Mid-Range Price.

Earlier this month, MediaTek Pulled off a Qualcomm by announcing the Plus(+) Version of their Dimensity Flagship SoC, the Dimensity 1000+. Also, at the same time, it was revealed by iQOO, the Gaming centric sub-brand of Vivo, that it is working on a smartphone that is powered by Dimensity 1000+.
Now iQOO has officially announced the new iQOO Z1 — its latest flagship smartphone featuring the Dimensity 1000+ SoC.

So here we have the Detailed Specification Overview of the iQOO Z1

iQOO Z1 Specification Table

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Display6.57-inch IPS-LCD FHD+ Display,
1080X2408 pixels, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
~84% Screen to body ratio, Pixel Density of 402PPI
144Hz refresh rate
CPUMediatek Dimensity 1000+
Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G77 MC9
Memory and Storage6/8GB LPDDR4X
128/256GB UFS 2.1
Camera/Optics48 MP, f/1.8,(Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
Video Options[email protected], [email protected]
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Battery4500mAh Battery
44-W Fast Charging.
ConnectivityWifi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
5G(Dual Standby)
SecurityFingerprint (side-mounted)
Headphone JackYes.

Specification Details

Design and Build Quality


The Design is the same as that of the iQOO neo 3 5G, having the vertical rectangular camera module at the top left corner and a Punch Hole Display, and Side-Mounted Finger Print sensor.
It has a Glass Sandwich build.



The iQOO Z1 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.
it is said by iQOO that, there will we an auto mode which will change the refresh rate according to the need.



iQOO Z1 is powered by the new Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ which is an Octa-core SoC with 4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 and is coupled with Mali-G77 GPU.
The Dimensity 1000+ was able to score more than 530K on the Antutu benchmark, which makes it better than the Snapdragon 855+ and comparable to the Apple A13 bionic.

Memory and Storage

iQOO Z1 has 2 memory options 6/8GB LPDDR4x RAM.
And it has 2 Storage Options 128/256GB UFS 2.1 Storage.


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iQOO Z1 has Triple Camera Setup.
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.


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iQOO Z1 has a 4500mAh battery with 44 Watt Fast Charing support.


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


For Security iQOO Z1 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock.


iQOO Z1 is Running of iQoo UI 1.0 on top of Android 10.0.


iQOO Z1 has WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Dual 5G Stand-by Support.


  • 6GB+ 128GB — CNY 2198 (~$309)(~₹23,500)
  • 8GB + 128GB — CNY 2498 (~$351)(~₹26,500)
  • 8GB + 256GB — CNY 2798 (~$394)(~₹30,000)

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


iQOO Z1 is just amazing, if you look at the base model the 6+128GB Variant, at just a little more than $300 you are getting performance better than that of the Snapdragon 855+ and comparable to that of Apple A13 bionic, if you are someone who wants a gaming phone but doesn’t want to spend much then this is the one for you, there is simply no other phone out there with a better price to performance ratio.
Also, the Antutu scores are with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage if better RAM and storage are used the Antutu score will be increased by a significant margin, so looking for a phone with those specs.

Final Verdict(for this Post)

  • Excellent CPU/GPU(One of the Best android CPU out there)
  • Great Build Build Quality
  • Great Display(144Hz Refresh Rate)
  • UFS2.1 Storage
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera Setup
  • Great Battery Life
  • Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Headphone Jack
  • NFC Support
  • Dual 5G Standby
  • Aggressive PricingBest Price to Performance Ratio/ Best Performance per dollar).


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