iQOO 5 Review - Full Specifications, Features and Price

IQOO 5 series launched in India

After weeks of leaks and teasers, Chinese based company, Vivo has moved to unveil the iQOO 5 series of flagship phones in China. The new iQOO series comprises two new phones -- iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro, which brings with its offer of flagship-grade specs and promise support for a high refresh rate among other features.

Vivo as a smartphone brand has grown incredibly well and known in this part of the world especially during the Covid-19-ridden first and second quarter of the year with individuals opting for their more mid-range and entry-level price-friendly smartphones over their Transsion counterparts.

The iQOO devices are more or the same an established mid-range con flagship offering of the company and before we get ahead of ourselves, here's a full lay down on everything new with the IQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro.

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro Features and Specifications

One of the many highlights which the iQOO 5 series brings is its 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display that's 6.56-inches in size. Though this is a feature present in both devices, it doesn't go to note that the two displays differ from each other slightly. While the display of the iQOO 5 is flat the iQOO 5 Pro on the other hand features a screen with curved edges.

IQOO 5 120Hz display and full specifications

Both smartphones panels flaunt a 20:9 aspect ratio panel and can get extremely bring at 1,300 nits brightness. There is also an in-display fingerprint reader hidden underneath the display.

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Under the hood, the IQOO 5 series has a Snapdragon 865 processor running the show and is paired with 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There’s also a VC heat sink for bringing the temperature down by 12 degrees.

While the camera department is where these lesser-known brands get the stick, the IQOO 5 series doesn't entirely disappoint at all.

On the back, the iQOO 5 features a triple camera enclosed in a rectangular module, a Samsung GN1 50-megapixel sits as the primary lens with a 13-megapixel ultrawide and a 13-megapixel portrait lens making up the triumvirate. The iQOO 5 Pro on the other hand although it features the same primary lens, it pairs with a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens with 120-degree field-of-view, and a 13-megapixel periscope telephoto lens.

The two devices have a punch-hole on the display which hides a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Moving on, the IQOO 5 series does a jinx with its battery choice for the two devices. The iQOO 5 Pro comes with a 4,000 mAh battery and supports 120W Flash Charge. The iQOO 5 on the other hand carries a larger 4,500 mAh battery but gets only a 55W Flash Charge solution.

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro Price and Availability in Nigeria


iQOO 5 price and availability in Nigeria

The company has announced that the iQOO 5 will be available in blue and gray options starting a CNY 3,998 for the 8/128GB version. There’s also a 12/128GB variant available for CNY 4,298 ($620) and a 12/256GB one for CNY 4,598.

The iQOO 5 Pro smartphone on the other hand comes in Track Version and Legendary Edition color schemes. It starts at CNY 4,998 for the 8/256GB variant while the 12/256GB version retails for CNY 5,498. Sales are scheduled to begin on August 24, in China.

Though the company remains mum on the international availability of the device, we'll surely bring you information right here on Trillionclues if anything changes.

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