iQoo 3 First Impressions, Quick Review: Beats OnePlus 7T?

iQoo 3 the best premium flagship? Does iQoo 3 beat the OnePlus 7T? The second 5G phone in India, iQoo 3 comes with some of the top features including the top-end SoC by Qualcomm, Snapdragon 865.

iQoo 3 First Impressions, Quick Review: Beats OnePlus 7T?

iQoo 3 has a lot to offer in the entry premium flagship segment.

First of its kind, the iQoo 3 comes with 180Hz refresh rate display with pressure sensitive buttons, 48MP powered quad camera with 10X zoom, 55W fast charging technology and more. 

Here’s iQoo 3 first impressions, quick review.


Design, Display

iQoo 3 comes with a sturdy build on the out featuring a glossy finish. The device does feel premium in the hand and it’s built well for the price. iQoo 3 comes with the best-in-industry Gorilla Glass 6 protection up front and the back.

It’s a little compared to other smartphones in the same price, but it’s fine to be used by one hand.

iQoo 3 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display.

The device comes with 180Hz of touch response, the highest for any smartphone. The iQoo 3 display is HDR10+ certified and has been specifically designed to stream content and to play top-end graphically intensive games.

Hardware, Storage

Under the hood, iQoo 3 runs on the latest Qualcomm Flagships Snapdragon 865 SoC pairing with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Being an octa-core SoC, the SD 865 has been manufactured on a 7nm process with Kryo 585 cores, backed by Adreno 650 GPU.

The smartphone supports UFS 3.1 storage with latest LPDDR5 RAM.

Coming to storage, the device will come in two variants, a base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and a top-end one with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. iQoo 3 5G will be available in a single variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. 


The new iQoo phone uses a customized iQoo OS 1.0 UI. It has been designed with specific features as Game Center, Ultra Game Mode, Smart Split, Eye Protection Mode and Fun Video Mode.

iQoo 3 comes with unique air triggers Monster Touch Buttons.

Basically touch sensitive keys, the buttons placed on the side can work for multi-finger operations, especially during gaming. You also get Vivo’s Jovi smart assistant.  


Coming to optics, iQoo 3 comes with a quad-camera set-up. It includes a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor with 10x zoom, a 13-megapixel super wide-angle tertiary lens with 120-degree FoV and a fourth 2-megapixel macro and bokeh camera.

Upfront, iQoo 3 features a 13-megapixel lens.

The initial results are quite impressive, and the camera does a good job capturing a high amount of details, even in dimly lit conditions.

Battery, Fast Charging

iQoo 3 packs a sizable 4,400mAh battery supporting 55W IQOO Flash Charge technology. The company claims that iQoo 3 can be changed upto 50 percent in just 15 minutes. It’s enough to run for more than a day on a single charge.

Also, the IQOO Flash Charge technology is blazing fast.

iQoo 3 Price In India

iQoo 3 in India will be available in two 4G variants. The base model comes with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM, while the top-end model packs 256GB of memory with 12GB RAM. iQoo 3 price starts at Rs 36,999 in India.

The second 256GB model is priced at Rs 39,999. iQoo 3 in India will be available via Flipkart.

iQoo 3 5G will be available in a single variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It will sell at Rs 44,999. The variants of iQoo 3 will be available in three color options in the country.

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