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Vivo iQOO 3 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Adreno 650
8 GB / 128 GB
6.44 inch (1080 x 2400 px)
48 + 13 + 13 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 8 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Vivo iQOO 3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Vivo iQOO 3 specifications

BrandVivo
NameiQOO 3
ModelIQOO3
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight7.55 oz
Dimensions6.24 x 2.95 x 0.36 inch
Colorsblack, orange, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Vivo iQOO 3 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPUOcta-core, Single-core 2.84 GHz Kryo, Triple-core 2.42 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 650

The Vivo iQOO 3 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. This octa-core CPU consists: Octa-core, Single-core 2.84 GHz Kryo, Triple-core 2.42 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.44 inch
Resolution1080 x 2400 px
Multitouch supportyes

The iQOO 3's AMOLED display has deep blacks and vibrant colors. It also has fast response times and features like Always-On Display. The 6.44 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM8 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotno

The 8 GB of RAM on the Vivo iQOO 3 should be more than enough to handle their daily needs without any major issues. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. The iQOO 3 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. The internal storage of the Vivo iQOO 3 (8 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera48 + 13 + 13 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera16 MP

Using multiple cameras has advantages. They provide more versatility and creative possibilities. They let us capture a wider range of subjects. The iQOO 3 offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. The iQOO 3 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our iQOO 3 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The iQOO 3 has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4440 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4440 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The iQOO 3 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint sensor, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 6, Dual SIM, Fast charging, Hi-Res Audio

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in iQOO 3 smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Vivo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • generous memory
  • generous internal storage
  • multicamera setup
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • non-expandable storage
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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