iQoo Neo 7 Pro has come to Gadget Bridge for review. This mid-range phone has been our daily driver for the past two and a half weeks. The gaming smartphone was introduced for about Rs 33,999. In this review, we’ll examine the device’s design, hardware, and software capabilities as well as its positive aspects and downsides. So, let’s get cracking.
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iQoo Neo 7 Pro Review: Design and Display
Starting with the design, the iQoo Neo 7 pro’s design doesn’t particularly stick out. We are stating this since we have seen many of its devices with similar designs. There is nothing extraordinary (design-wise) that sets this phone apart from the previous iQoo products.
Nonetheless, we liked the style, and this is the Brilliant Orange model, which features a faux-leather finish on the back panel. And we have to admit, it looks just amazing. This vegan leather finish not only feels luxurious but smooth to the touch. The build quality and overall finish, and feel are excellent. In that sense, it is a colour that stands out. The top left corner has a large camera module, while the bottom has the iQoo logo.
The smartphone’s gold-finished side frames particularly pleased us with how well they matched the colour of the device. Despite being composed of plastic, the side frames have a matte texture, which prevents fingerprints and smudges from adhering to them. Because the edges are curved, the phone feels comfortable in the hand when being used.
There is no support for expanding storage in the phone’s twin nano-SIM tray.
We have been using this without a cover so far. During our usage, we found no marks, fingerprints, or wear & tear. It still appears as new, but for better protection, we strongly advise using the included cover.
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Even though the bezels aren’t the thinnest out there, they have been kept to a minimum and are still pretty acceptable. The phone can be unlocked quickly and reliably using the in-display fingerprint sensor. We have little hands, so reaching out to the bottom is uncomfortable, therefore the sensor may have been set a little higher.
The 6.78-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen on the iQoo Neo 7 pro now stands out thanks to its 1,080 x 2,400-pixel resolution. Both a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate are supported by the panel.
The FHD AMOLED is a 10-bit screen with 1 billion or more colours, a great brightness level of 1,300 nits, and a 10-bit colour depth. The colour has an intense punch and flawless blacks. The display’s outdoor visibility in the daytime is more than enough.
The user experience is extremely fluid because of the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. We don’t notice any jitters even though it is adaptable. The gorgeous AMOLED panel and HDR10 support make watching movies and videos even more enjoyable. The display appears clear, sharp, and vivid. The 4K videos ran flawlessly as well.
There is only one down-firing speaker for audio, and the earpiece also functions as a second speaker. The audio is of excellent quality and creates an extremely immersive experience.
Like the majority of high-end devices, this one also lacks a headphone port but has an IR blaster and a smart remote app for controlling your household appliances.
iQoo Neo 7 Pro Review: Performance and Camera
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is one of Qualcomm’s most potent mobile CPUs and a flagship chipset that powers the iQoo Neo 7 Pro. Up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM is available with it. Additionally, a dedicated gaming chip is included, which improves the gaming experience. On the other hand, everyday tasks like launching and closing apps move quickly, multitasking moves along quickly, and the most recent apps used were still there in memory.
Our device has 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. We advise choosing the higher memory option if available because the internal storage cannot be extended. The RAM may be expanded by an additional 8GB (VRAM) for a total of 20 GB. When it comes to the benchmark results its Geekbench score is given below.
Android 13 is running on the iQoo Neo 7 Pro. This is one area where we believe Vivo could do better. Bloatware applications that appear to be less prevalent than before can be removed with ease. There haven’t been any delays or problems of any kind so far. The user interface is streamlined and tidy. Additionally, it provides a tonne of customisation options for gaming and other uses. Furthermore, iQoo guarantees three years of security updates and two years of OS updates.
When playing in the Ultra game mode, you can swipe left to make a tonne of optimisations. For gamers, this device is a delight because of the monster mode. Both Call of Duty and BGMI ran without any lag or stutter. Yes, it heated up after a bit of play, but it didn’t throttle. It will be adored by gamers without a doubt.
There is a triple back camera configuration for optics, and the primary camera is a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 sensor with an f/1.88 aperture. Additionally, there is a 2-megapixel macro camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera both with f/2.2 apertures. A 16-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.45 aperture is also included on the device for selfies and video calls.
The primary camera takes nice pictures in daylight. The photographs are crisp and contain good levels of detail. Although there are some colour saturation issues, the main camera is pretty capable, so this is not a huge concern.
Due to the 8-megapixel camera’s softer image, we wouldn’t call the Ultra-Wide angle camera remarkable, but it is still good enough for us. The macros are, should we say, sort of very much average; they are not spectacular but they are not horrible either. Currently, one area where iQoo has to improve is the portraiture, particularly the skin lightening, which is overdone in our opinion.
In addition, optical image stabilisation (OIS) helps you capture clear photographs in low light.
The majority of the time, selfies are also okay, but once again, the skin tone appeared to be too white for our tastes.
It’s kind of decent that 4K 60fps with EIS and OIS support is available for video recording. The videos are also reasonably steady; in fact, using the ultra-steady option allows for even greater steadiness, but only in Full HD. Selfie support includes Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. There is also a 4K video recording, which is rather disappointing but still acceptable.
About the battery, it has a 5,000mAh capacity and can occasionally last us up to one and a half days under heavy use. However, the nicest feature is the 120W charger that comes in the package, which can charge your device to 50% in less than 10 minutes. The battery may be charged completely in about 25 and 30 minutes.
iQoo Neo 7 Pro is one of the more potent gadgets in the sub-35k price range with this performance. The performance is excellent and smooth. It has a tonne of gaming capabilities, and the combination of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with the dedicated gaming chip makes for an excellent gaming experience. Therefore, if you enjoy gaming, this is undoubtedly a terrific device, especially considering the price range. This device also does low-light photos very well. This is a terrific value offering, in our opinion, with excellent hardware.
iQoo Neo 7 Pro Pros
Good low-light images
Comes with dedicated gaming features
Great gaming experience
iQoo Neo 7 Pro Cons
Design looks dated
The cameras are decent, not exceptional
Loaded with bloatware
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