Unveiling the IQOO 12: A Comprehensive Review

Greetings, tech enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving deep into the recently launched iQOO 12, the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor to hit the Indian market. After using the device as our primary for over a week, we are excited to share our thoughts on this new powerhouse.

IQOO 12

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IQOO 12 Performance

The standout feature of the device is its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, marking a solid generational upgrade.

iQOO 12 Benchmark scores. iQOO 12 ANTUTU SCORE. iQOO 12 3D Mark score

(Benchmark results of IQOO 12, tested under recommended conditions)

Benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench 6 showcase a remarkable 30% increase in overall performance. Gaming on this device felt stellar, thanks to iQOO’s self-developed Q1 chip, offering low-latency frame insertion and super-resolution.

Battery Life

Backed by a robust 5,000mAh graphite battery, the iQOO 12 promises impressive longevity. iQOO claims an exceptional 1,600 cycles before the battery health drops to 80%, translating to over four years of normal use. Charging is a breeze with the 120W flash charger (included in the box), taking you from 0 to 100% in under half an hour.

iQOO 12 Specs

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Design and Build

The iQOO12 boasts a sleek design with an 8.1mm thickness and a manageable weight of around 205g. The glossy metal frame and glass back, while prone to fingerprints, add a touch of sophistication. The phone’s flat display and thin bezels contribute to its comfortable usability.

The only letdown we feel is that the USB IS 2.0 ONLY. Also, there is no official information from IQOO about what they used in the front or the back glass protection. we also have an option to choose Matt Finish Back. One more option It has is the Red texture Back, But it is restricted to China only.

Camera Capabilities

The camera array on the iQOO12 is impressive, featuring a 50MP primary sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 50MP ultra-wide lens. Photo results are detailed with natural colors, and low-light performance is surprisingly good. On the video front, the device supports 8K at 30fps and 4K at 60fps with stabilization.

iQOO 12 Camera

Display Quality

iQOO 12 Display

The 6.78-inch OLED display, whether from Visionox or Samsung E7, boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and 1.5K resolution (1260 x 2800). While an odd departure from the predecessor’s Quad HD Plus panel, the display remains sharp with a peak brightness of a whopping 3000 nits mentioned by the Brand itself.

iQOO 12 Brightness level
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Software Experience

Running on Funtouch OS 14 or originOS (depending on the region), based on Android 14, the iQOO 12 provides a fast and fluid user experience. iQOO promises three years of Android version updates and four years of security patches, aligning with industry standards.

Pricing and Conclusion

The Launch price will be starting from 49,999 rupees in India, making the iQOO 12 a compelling option, especially considering the performance upgrades and improved camera capabilities. Traditionally known for offering powerful performance at a good value, iQOO has broken the trend by addressing camera concerns. If the speculated price holds, this POWERHOUSE is poised to be a top choice in its segment.

In conclusion, the iQOO 12 combines powerful performance, impressive camera capabilities, and thoughtful design, making it a strong contender in its price segment. If the speculated price holds, it’s likely to be a top choice for tech enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the standout feature of the iQOO 12?

The iQOO 12’s standout feature is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, marking a solid generational upgrade in performance.

What is the battery life of the iQOO 12?

Backed by a 5,000mAh graphite battery, the iQOO 12 promises impressive longevity. iQOO claims over four years of normal use before the battery health drops to 80%.

What are the camera capabilities of the iQOO 12?

The iQOO 12 features an impressive camera array, including a 50MP primary sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 50MP ultra-wide lens. Results are detailed with natural colors, and low-light performance is surprisingly good.

What is the display quality of the iQOO 12?

The 6.78-inch OLED display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and 1.5K resolution (1260 x 2800), providing a sharp and vibrant viewing experience.

Which software does the iQOO 12 run on?

The iQOO 12 runs on Funtouch OS 14, depending on the region, based on Android 14.

What is the expected price of the iQOO 12 in India?

The Launch price will be starting from 49,999 rupees in India,

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