iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro hands-on Review

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Chinese phone maker Vivo officially unveiled its new smartphones– iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro on August 17. Both phones come with the best displays in the industry, Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon processors, and unique design. The Vivo iQOO 8 will be available in two configurations and three colors (Racing, Legend, and Flame) when it becomes available for purchase on August 24. The iQOO 8 Pro will be available in three configurations and two color variants (Racing and Legend) and will be available for purchase starting on August 26.

iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro hands-on Review

Design and display

There are two devices – a pro model and a standard model. The former has a flat display, while the latter has a curved display. However, both have a centered punch hole, and triple rear cameras that are arranged in the shape of an L. iQOO has kept the orange-colored power button from the iQOO 7 and even retained the partnership with BMW for the Legend Edition. There is also a new racing edition with a black carbon fiber finish on the back. It is only the iQOO 8 that gets the jaw-dropping electrochromic version that can switch from white to bright orange.

The Vivo iQOO 8 features a 6.56-inch FHD+ flat display with a centered punch hole that can show up to 1 billion colors. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, a contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1, and a peak brightness of 1200 nits. iQOO says there is an independent display chip that improves the frame rate while lowering power consumption. It also upscales SD content into HDR. The iQOO 8 Pro, on the other hand, is the first phone to come with the new Samsung E5 AMOLED display. The 6.78-inch 120Hz LTPO curved panel has a 3200 x 1440 resolution, 10-bit color temperature, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and a contrast ratio of up to 8,000,000:1.

iQOO claims that it has also received 14 DisplayMate A+ certifications. It also features the independent display chip found in the standard model, which can convert low-quality SDR content into high-quality HDR. The iQOO 8 Pro also boasts an ultrasonic 3D fingerprint scanner with a wider sensing area. iQOO says the sensor is super-fast and unlocks the device in just 0.2 seconds.

Cameras

On the back panel, the iQOO 8 has a triple camera setup which includes a 48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX598 gimbal camera, a 13MP f/2.2 120 ° ultrawide angle camera, and a 13MP f/2.46 portrait camera. A 16MP camera is in front for selfies and video calls. The iQOO 8 Pro has three cameras – a 50MP Sony IMX766V f/1.75 1.0 µm PTZ camera with a 7P lens, PDAF, and 23mm focal length; a 48MP f/2.2 114 ° ultrawide angle camera with 6P lens; and a 16MP telephoto camera. It also has a 16MP front-facing camera for batterythe, selfies.

processor, and software

iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro both run OriginOS. OriginOS for iQOO brings a similar widget-based homescreen interface available on Vivo phones. There is also an AI subtitle feature that should be similar to Live Caption and a feature called Smart Privacy Protection that prevents third-party apps from accessing private information from the clipboard and SMS app.

The standard iQOO 8 has a Snapdragon 888 SoC, LPDRR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. On the other hand, the iQOO 8 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 888+ processor, and it is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There are also improved three-dimensional stereo speakers for a better audio experience.

The iQOO 8 has a 4350mAh battery capacity. There is support for 120W fast wired charging that can fully charge the phone from 0 to 100 in 18 minutes. Inside the iQOO 8 Pro is a dual-cell 4500mAh battery. While it has support for 120W fast wired charging like the standard model, it also supports 50W wireless fast charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.