IQOO 7 Review India 2021


Friends finally after 1 year, IQOO‘s IQOO 7 smartphone has been launched. Why am I saying 1 year?

Because the last phone was launched in February 2020 and literally around 14 months after the next phone has been launched.

By the way, we were talking about this smartphones on Instagram for the last 2,3 months, but today only things will not happen.

There will also be unboxing and testing of IQOO 7, everything in this article.

By the way, I am going to tell you some interesting things about the IQOO 7 legend edition.

I saw the live stream of the launch of IQOO 7 and got to know a lot about it and I was very excited since then.

One reason for the excitement was also that the specifications that are being received at this price point were looking very amazing.

So do not waste much time and unboxing it and I will give you my first impression right away.

Let’s start…

IQOO 7 Review

Key Features

  • Dual chip technology
  • 120Hz amoled display
  • Fast charging
  • Extended RAM
  • Fast 5.8ms response time

Pros

  • Liquid cooling system
  • Surround sound with dual speaker
  • 4D game vibration

Cons

  • No headphone jack

What’s in the Box

  • IQOO 7 gaming smartphone
  • Type-C charging cable
  • Charger
  • Sim ejector tool
  • Stickers
  • Smartphone case
  • Documentation

IQOO 7 Review: Design & Build Quality

The IQOO 7 comes with a matte finish, it does not have glossy finish. When the light falls on it, it shines which looks quite cool.

By the way, if you talk about IQOO 7 Legend, then in both the smartphones you will get a glass back which not only looks very premium in appearance but also has a very good build quality.

In the back of the IQOO 7 Legend you find a strip that looks very unique design and quite cool too.

Intresting actually…

With this you get a transparent case which does not give a gaming vibe but its quality is quite good.

They fit very easily on the phone. You will not have any problem in its fitting.

Even if the phone falls from your hand, it will avoid being damaged due to the case.

IQOO 7 Review: In Hand Feel

As I told you that you get a glass back in it, due to which the experience of in hand feel has been quite fantastic.

Although it seems that it will slip by hand but it is not so. It feels very good in hand.

Talking about its weight, its weight is about 198-199 grams, which is not less but not too much. Ideal weight is for any smartphone user.

And if we talk from the gaming perspective, then there is not much at all because we have also seen very heavy gaming smartphones.

By the way, its weight distribution is quite good, due to which you will not feel at all that they are 199 grams.

IQOO 7 Review: Ports & Buttons

So Alright gamers, now let’s look at its ports and buttons.

At the bottom you get a sim card tray, microphone, USB type-c port and a speaker grill.

At the same time, the power on/off button at the bottom and the volume rocker at the top are given in its right hand side.

IQOO 7 ports and buttons

Now let’s talk about the top side of it, which I found quite intresting.

In IQOO 7 you are given a ridge upwards and then at the end you are given a noise cancelling microphone.

While there are nothing in the left hand side.

The sim tray of IQOO 7 gaming smartphone is dual nano sim card tray in which you can use two nano sim simultaneously.

On the outside, we have seen everything, now a little peek inside it, where its real power is revealed.

Let’s talk about its display first…

IQOO 7 Review: Display

Look at the screen, love it. In this, you get a large 6.62 inch AMOLED display which is Full HD and HDR10+ display.

In IQOO 7, you also get a fast refresh rate of 120Hz which proves to be very helpful for gamers.

By the way, I want to say one thing guys, the feel of this phone is somewhat different, I feel a bit squarish, I don’t know why, maybe its corners are a little less curved so it can happen but overall, it looks good.

Vivo IQOO 7 smartphone display

Anyway, the bezels of the IQOO 7 are quite slim, have 91.45 screen to body ratio which look very good in appearance.

So yes, immersive display, I would say.

In the IQOO 7 smartphone you get a brightness of 1300 nits which is quite bright.

Even if you are using the phone in direct sunlight, you will not have any problem.

And yes friends, it also comes with a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. Which I will talk about in the gaming section.

And if we talk about its protection, it comes with schott xensation up glass which is different from gorilla glass.

IQOO 7 Review: Battery

In this, you get a large 4400mAh battery, which you get a 66W fast charger for charging.

It takes about 30 minutes to fully charge the battery, which is really fast.

By the way, if I talk about the battery, I would say that if it was slightly more than 4400mAh then it would have been better, but its fast charging justifies it.

IQOO 7 Review: Gaming

The IQOO 7 is a gaming smartphone and its most elaborated feature is its performance. So now I tell you that if you buy it for gaming, what are you going to get in it?

IQOO 7 has some features that enhance our gaming experience such as dual chip technology.

Dual Chip Technology

The IQOO 7 is the first smartphone in this segment to feature dual chip technology.

Talking about its first chip, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G processor.

If you compare it with Snapdragon 865 processor, then its CPU and GPU performance have increased by upto 10%.

This means that our game will run very smoothly.

Apart from this, now let’s talk about its second chip.

The second chip in IQOO 7 is a game chip that is completely dedicated to gamers.

Yes, you heard it right.

Basically, this Intelligent Display Chip helps gamers to keep the frame rate high and give a high quality image.

But if I tell it in more detail, then there is MEMC i.e. Motion Estimate & Motion Compensation.

Here MEMC helps to keep the frame rate high and gives visually smoother image which means that all the games we are playing can play at high FPS.

IQOO 7 features

SDR to HDR

Usually we want our game to run very smoothly and we also want the colors of the games to look very good.

So this feature helps in reconstructing an image from SDR to HDR. This means we will see images and videos of high quality.

So if we compare SDR to HDR, then in HDR we get much higher brightness range and colors and much more contrast.

This means that the games will look great to us, which will make the gaming experience quite spectacular.

Touch Sampling Rate

IQOO 7 has a lot for gamers. In this, you get 300Hz touch sampling rate and 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate, which means much faster response time.

If I explain it in a simple language, whenever you shoot in games, sometimes it takes some time to respond to the screen.

But in the IQOO 7 smartphone, this issue is completely solved because its response time is only 5.8ms in gaming, and 12.4ms in normal scenario.

Liquid Cooling System

The most common issue during gaming is the phone overheating. Which every gamer struggles with.

But the heating issue in the IQOO 7 smartphone has been completely eliminated.

In this you get 6000mm² Graphite layer Full Coverage Liquid Cooling System.

This means that you will no longer have a heating issue during gaming.

If I explain it a little deeply, it is that whenever the CPU in the smartphone generates any heat and obviously when you do gaming, a lot of heat will be generated.

So in such a situation, its liquid cooling system eliminates heat very fast.

4D Game Vibration with Linear Motor

This feature will give you the experience of console gaming.

But how?

In IQOO 7 you get 4D game vibration feedback which is generated from linear motor.

Basically it is that whenever you hold the phone in horizontal position while gaming, you will get vibration feedback.

That is, in all the games which use a lot of effects, we will get much better and enhanced vibration feedback.

By the way, its motors are quite big due to which there are very big vibrations which are a bit different experience but definitely an extra add-on.

Convert 60 FPS to 120 FPS

In IQOO 7 you get the feature to convert from 60 FPS to 120 FPS which according to me is going to be a very cool feature.

When I played games at 120 FPS instead of 60, I really felt that its frame rate has increased.

Actually, I have seen such a feature in a device for the first time, but I have seen it in TV but I do not feel so much, but getting such a feature in a smartphone has been a great experience.

Surround Sound with Dual Speaker

Some gamers prefer gaming without a headset or earphones. For him, this feature is going to be very helpful.

IQOO 7 has dual speakers with surround sound effect.

If I explain briefly, it has a combination of upper and lower surround sound which creates a dual stereo sound effect.

If we look at all these features, we will hear the sound very closely and will also bring a vertical and horizontal effect.

While playing on the speakers, we will get a great surround sound.

Extended RAM

IQOO 7 has a feature that will give us extreme performance. However, we will not only have the advantage of this in gaming but also in other usage.

In this you get extended RAM, but how does extended RAM work?

Basically, a part of memory is used as around 3GB of extra RAM.

With this you can run multiple apps, you can run multi screen apps. In this, no apps will be stuck in the middle, meaning that everything will be quite smooth.

IQOO 7 Review: Camera

As far as the IQOO 7 camera is concerned, it is not its highlight feature but in this you get a fairly decent quality camera.

In this, you get a 48 MP IMX598 sensor camera, which is its primary camera.

While the second camera is a 13 MP ultra wide camera which is a macro camera.

And the third camera is 2 MP camera which is a mono camera.

On the other hand, you get a 16 MP selfie camera.

But if I talk about IQOO 7 Legend Variant, then you see a slight change in the three cameras on the back side.

In this you get 48 MP primary, 13 MP macro and 13 MP mono camera.

Overall, you get very good camera quality in it.
If you ever going to hang out, then this can lead to the best photoshoot.

Good For

  • Gamers who want a good flagship smartphone for gaming
  • Those who need a smartphone for streaming
  • Those who want a better speaker smartphone
  • Good for those who do long gaming sessions
  • Those who want a smartphone that supports fast charging

Not Good For

  • Not good for those who are not gamers

IQOO 7 Specs

LAUNCH
Announced2021, April 26
StatusAvailable, Released 2021, May 01
NETWORK
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
5G bandsSA/NSA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
DISPLAY
TypeAMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size6.62 inches, 105.8 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~398 ppi density)
BODY
Dimensions163.3 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm (6.43 x 3.01 x 0.33 in)
Weight196 g (6.91 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
MEMORY
Card slotNo
Internal128GB/8GB RAM
256GB/8GB RAM
256GB/12GB RAM
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 11, Funtouch 11.1
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
MAIN CAMERA
Dual48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA
Single16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
FeaturesHDR
Video[email protected]
COMMUNICATION
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
BATTERY
TypeLi-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 66W, 100% in around 30 min
FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColorsSolid ice, storm black

Frequently Asked Questions : IQOO 7

Is IQOO 7 good for gaming?

The IQOO 7 is a gaming centric smartphone with many features for better gaming performance, dual chip technology being one of them. Thanks to all these features, the IQOO 7 is a great gaming smartphone.

Where are the service centers of IQOO 7 in India?

You can get IQOO 7 repaired in all VIVO service centers in India.

How long does IQOO 7 take to charge?

The 66W fast charger comes with the IQOO 7 which takes its battery from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes.

Conclusion

The IQOO 7 is the best gaming smartphone in the segment at the moment. I have tried to explain all its features in a easy way.

Now the scene is that the specifications in the smartphone have started coming up a lot. Nowadays, a lot of work is being done on the software of smartphones.

All the new smartphones coming in, whether they have gaming features or cameras, all different types of features are being inserted in them.

So it is fun to test all these small features and at the same time, when we start getting these features in the smartphone, then the experience of using them also becomes very spectacular.

What did you find the best feature of IQOO 7? Please let me know by commenting below. till then

Peace out…!

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