Last year, iQOO launched two phones under the “Z” series named the iQOO Z1 and iQOO Z1x with Dimensity 1000+ and Snapdragon 765G, respectively. While we were expecting the iQOO Z2 to launch, today, the company launched iQOO Z3 instead. It is a mid-range offering from the brand and hence comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G chipset. Some notable features of it include support for 55W fast charging, a 120Hz LCD, 64 Megapixel camera, etc. All of this comes for a starting price of 1,699 Yuan, which translates to around $260.
Speaking of the design, it is a mid-range phone with nothing fancy, so there is a waterdrop notch on the front and a triple camera setup on the rear placed on the top left corner. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side, and it doubles as the power button. On the bottom, there is the Type-C port alongside the headphone jack. The phone also has a Liquid Cooling system.
The display on the front is a 6.58-inch LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch-sampling-rate, and 1080p+ resolution. It is a 20:9 panel with support for HDR10. Under the hood, iQOO Z3 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G SOC paired with 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. There is also support for microSD card of up to 1TB, so that’s nice.
On the back, iQOO Z3 has three cameras that include a primary 64 Megapixel sensor with an f/1.79 aperture lens, an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2 Megapixel macro camera. The primary camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. On the front, there is a 16 Megapixel camera for selfies. The phone has a 4,400mAh battery and supports 55W fast charging via the Type-C port. And yes, the adapter comes in the box.
Finally, Android 11 based OriginOS for iQOO 1.0 runs out of the box.