IQOO Z5 5G Review: Excellent Performance & Features at a Great Price | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 14/01/2022 01:20 AM IST.
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Vivo IQOO on 27/09/2021 launched the Z5 which is an upper midrange android smartphone in India priced at Rs.23,990 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Performance [9/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778 6nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Vivo's Funtouch OS 12 interface on top. The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
  • 4 Kryo 670 Gold [ARM-Cortex A78] CPU clocked at 2.4 Ghz & 4 Kryo 670 Silver [ARM-Cortex A55] CPU clocked at 1.9 Ghz with Adreno 642L GPU. 
  • 8/12GB Enhanced LPDDR5 RAM & 128/256GB Enhanced UFS 3.1 Storage. It also supports 4GB virtual RAM.
2. Features [8.9/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 5G, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi).
  • Audio features: Dual speakers and 3.5mm Headphone Jack.
3. Battery [8.7/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 44W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
  • Adequate battery size.
  • 6nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 44W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

4. Display [8.5/10]
Device comes with 6.67 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
  • IPS LCD 120Hz adaptive refresh rate panel & 240Hz touch sample rate with FHD+ [1080 X 2400 pixels] resolution. 
  • Excellent 395 ppi sharpness, HDR10 & 20:9 aspect ratio.
5. Camera [8.5/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.8/10] in day & very good [7.4/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.4],
  • Main: Samsung GW3 64MP with f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/1.97" sensor size, 0.7 micron pixel, PDAF & HDR.
  • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 Aperture, 16mm ultrawide-angle lens with 120 degree FOV.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
  • Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30/60fps], FHD [1080p@30/60fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. It features Pro mode, Dual Video, Movie Frame, AR Stickers, Macro Mode, Portrait mode, Night mode, Slow motion mode & more
  • Front: 16MP with f/2.5 aperture, wide-angle lens & HDR.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Form Factor [8.2/10]
  • Dimensions: 164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm & Weight: 193 gms.
  • Build: Panda Glass front with plastic back & frame.
7. Box Contents: IQOO Z5 [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Screen Guard, Case, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.23,990 & Rs.26,990.
2 Variants: 8+128GB & 12+256GB. 
3 Colors: Mystic Space, Arctic Dawn & Cyber Grid.
Availability: Available from 08/06/2021 via,
Amazon: Shop Now | IQOO: Shop Now 
Launch Offer: Flat Rs.1000 off via Amazon Coupons.

9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent performance   - Camera performance could be even better
 + Excellent features   - Super AMOLED Panel could have been used
 + Excellent battery  
 + Great display   
 + Great camera   
 + Great build   

1. Product Rating: 8.61/10.
2. VFM Rating: 8.3/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8.45/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the IQOO Z5 is a excellent smartphone at a great price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for an excellent smartphone with excellent performance, features & battery in the 24K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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