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Vivo iQOO 3 Review

Vivo iQOO 3 Review
Brand: Vivo
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6GB, 8GB, 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Display: 6.44 inches
  • Camera: Quad-camera
  • OS: Android 10

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10


  • Vivo iQOO 3 has an in-display fingerprint scanner with 6.44” Super AMOLED screen with HDR10+ content support protected with Gorilla Glass 6.
  • Vivo iQOO 3 is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SOC with up to 12GB RAM & UFS 3.1 Storage along with 5G support.
  • Vivo iQOO 3 has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP main sensor and 4400mAh battery with 55W fast charging supports fills 50% of the tank in 15mins.

Product overview

Vivo iQOO 3 comes with a metallic body protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on both sides with gradient finishes along with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.

Vivo iQOO 3 also has two virtual buttons which they call monster buttons for gaming and supports dual SIM but not expandable.

Vivo iQOO 3 comes FHD+ AMOLED screen with 6.44 inches and has the standard refresh rate with an enhanced 180Hz touch sampling rate and it’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 with Adreno 640GPU.

Vivo iQOO 3 comes in two different variants 8/12GB of RAM and has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP main sensor and has a 16MP front-facing punch-hole camera.

Vivo iQOO 3 has 4400mAh battery with 55W super-fast charging and a hi-fi DAC which outputs clear & richer sounds from the headphone jack.

Detailed specification

Vivo iQOO 3 is a premium flagship device that is available at an affordable price range with a metallic built and Gorilla Glass on both front & back.

Vivo iQOO3 has 3.5mm headphone jack as the gaming phone along with secondary noise cancellation mic on the top, where on the side you will get volume rockers with different color ascent power button.

On the left side, you get this Convenience key on Vivo iQOO 3, you can customize the key like the way you want as to trigger Google Assistant, etc on the bottom, the phone has primary noise mic and SIM tray.

Vivo iQOO 3 comes with iQOO UI based on Android 10 which comes with bloatware, again you can uninstall them as your wish and fully customizable UI for a powerful experience.

Vivo iQOO 3 has HDR10+ content support in the big 6.44 inches AMOLED screen along with an in-display fingerprint scanner that unlocks your phone securely & faster than ever.

Vivo iQOO 3 UI has different toggles like Ultra game mode and monster mode which will give you peak performance for gamers along with pressure-sensitive triggers in the side which offers ample advantage when you do gaming.

Vivo iQOO 3 has a 180Hz touch response rate for smoother & delightful experience and also comes with anti-flickering.          

Vivo iQOO 3 has quad-camera setup with the main camera of 48MP with f1.8, then we have a 13MP telephoto lens which comes with 2x optical zoom, we also have 13MP ultra-wide camera lastly we have 2MP for portrait shots.

While the camera interface is pretty simple with tons of features like night mode, zoom features along with all the standard features you get in others, they also provided a dedicated 48MP mode along with pro mode.

With Vivo iQOO 3 you can record the videos up to 4K and the camera performance in very good with punchy colors and great details on the captured shots with amazing color reproduction.

Vivo iQOO 3 is powered with Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor Snapdragon 865 with up to 12GB of RAM, this chipset is a beast when it comes to multi-tasking and all other regular usages with tons of power.

Vivo iQOO 3 has a suspiring 4400mAh battery, which helps you to get most of the phone in a day, and when it comes to charging we have a 55W super-fast charger that charges your device to 50% in under just 15mins.


  • Super AMOLED display with 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Snapdragon 865 in affordable price
  • 5mm headphone jack & monster gaming triggers
  • 4400mah battery with 55W fast charging
  • Quad camera setup with all useful & justifying performance


  • No storage expansion & higher refresh rate
  • No stereo speakers & 5G is limited to higher-end variant only
  • No IP rating & video stabilization is only available in 1080P

This Vivo iQOO 3 is available in multiple storage variants they are 6GB & 128GB, 8GB & 128GB, 8GB & 256GB, 12GB & 128GB and 12GB & 256GB, while this phone is available in three different color variants they are Volcano Orange, Tornado Black and Quantum Silver.

Plan for launch  

This Vivo iQOO 3 is announced in the year February 2020 and launched in the year March 2020, the phone will be made available to the market in later quarters of the year after getting enough stock through manufacturing, and this phone will reach to customers in the first sale.

Company details

This Smartphone is developed by the company called iQOO which is a sub-brand of Vivo which is a Chinese MNC and operates in India as a separate entity, Vivo’s leading companies started in the year 1995 and entered telecommunication along with consumer electronics.

Vivo is in the top five companies with a vision of perfection by continuously surprising the consumers. Vivo had more than 200M users in the world to be a trendsetter in the world.

Vivo has six leading and development centers in the world which is a child company and also owned by BBK Electronics, is been the most profitable smartphone brand that earns in China.

Final Verdict

Vivo iQOO 3 has a big & hand convenient 6.44” AMOLED display with 180Hz touch response rate to make the things more fluid while scrolling along with HDR10+ support.

You get this flagship powered with Snapdragon 865 make the things snappier & regular usage will be piece of cake for this chipset.

You get a unique 55W fast charging support with 4400mAh battery to use for at least one day without worries, while he in-display fingerprint scanner is blazing fast to unlock your phone.

Vivo iQOO 3 will satisfy you in every aspect having a 3.5mm headphone jack with hi-fi DAC support for premium sounds and has monster triggers for gaming.

This phone has tons of features offering more than it should at this price range with dedicated gaming mode and convenience button along with surprising quad-camera setup which competes with other flagships as well.

The availability of multiple storage variants and UFS 3.1 storage is the greatness in this device.

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Vivo iQOO 3 Review - Specs


Device Type Vivo
Model iQOO 3
Announced 25 February, 2020
Released 05 March, 2020
Status Available
Price 44990


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm
Weight 214.5 g
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Colors Volcano Orange, Tornado Black, Quantum Silver


2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.44 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 409 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Features HDR10+
800 nits max. brightness


Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio No
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 48MP
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS
Camera Features 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iQOO UI 1.0
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 865
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.


Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4400mAh
Placement Backside