iQOO 9 Pro 5G Specifications, FAQs, Pros and Cons

iQOO has launched the iQOO 9 Pro 5G in the market. The device comes as the high-end model in the iQOO 9 Series 5G.

The handset comes with a 4nm-based octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor, Triple Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera Lens in the punch-hole design display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the iQOO 9 Pro 5G. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check the full details.

Price of iQOO 9 Pro 5G

The device launched in two different variants – 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Dark Cruise and Legend (with BMW branding).

The 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 64,999 (~ USD 865) and the 12GB+256GB model is priced at Rs 69,999 (~ USD 935).

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iQOO 9 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz 10-bit LTPO 3D Curved DisplayNo 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
Snapdragon 8 Gen1 ProcessorOnly 16MP Selfie Camera
120W Wired & 50W Wireless ChargingNo Memory card slot
Dual Stereo SpeakersAds in the UI
3D Ultrasonic Fingerprint ScannerPanda Glass Protection
Great Rear Cameras of 50MP Triple SetupNo Water Resistant Rating
Based on Android 12Bloatware in the UI
12 5G BandsOn the Bulkier side

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the iQOO 9 Pro 5G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Review

iQOO 9 Pro 5G has its Pros but iQOO has done some compromises which can be a letdown for some users. Let’s go deeper and see what iQOO has offered in its iQOO 9 Pro 5G smartphone.

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G is a solid smartphone but the main issue here is most people will not pay Rs 65k for the iQOO brand even after it has great features from camera to processor.

Also, even after paying Rs 65k, you will get bloatware and ads with this device, however, you can uninstall these apps but still, after paying Rs 65k, I don’t think iQOO has done well.

Now let’s start the review for those, who can pay Rs 65k for the IQOO brand.

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Display

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G features a 6.78-inches 2k LTPO E5 AMOLED Curved Display with a screen resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 300Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

The display further has a 1000Hz Instant Touch Sampling Rate, 1500 nits Peak Brightness, HDR10+ support, and a 10-bit color depth that produces 1.07 Billion possible colors.

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G also has Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT apps like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Display

The device has Panda Glass Protection on the front side and the back panel also has AG glass protection while the frame is made out of aluminum. The smartphone also has a 3D Ultrasonic In-Display fingerprint scanner which has a wider unlocking area and unlocks the device at a faster speed.

Overall, the device has a great display and you will not face any problems while watching content, playing games, or even performing day-to-day tasks.

Cameras

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G features a 50MP Triple Rear Camera Setup with an LED Flash in the rectangular module. The cameras consist of a 50MP primary sensor with an f/1.75 aperture that has Gimbal OIS.

The device also has a 50MP ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.27 aperture that has a 150-degree field-of-view and has a 16MP telephoto sensor with f/2.23 aperture that has OIS and 2.5x optical zoom.

There is a 16MP Selfie Camera lens with f/2.45 aperture in the center punch-hole design display.

The rear camera can record up to 8k videos at 30fps (frames per second) while the front camera can record up to 4k videos at 30fps.

The phone has a gimbal as well as OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), so you will not face any issues with videos, the images come out smooth and you will not face any issues with dynamic range and colors.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Cameras

Still, iQOO needs to work on the Gimbal camera, as of now the videos come out good but sometimes, there is shakiness in the videos.

The 50MP primary sensor and 50MP ultrawide sensor take good shots even at night. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and gimble also help a lot at night as they remove shakiness. The 13MP telephoto also takes some good shots.

However, there is a 16MP selfie camera which is not enough at this price point and iQOO needs to work on the selfie camera as it does not give the value of a premium smartphone.

Overall, the rear cameras are good and justify the price range but the front camera needs improvement.

Performance

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor coupled with Adreno 730 GPU. It comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.

The device runs on Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12 skin out of the box and the device will get two OS updates and three years of security updates.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen1 heats up in the thermal testing, however, this heating issue is not the problem of smartphones, it’s a chipset issue but in real life, the phone does not heat too much even while playing high-end games.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Performance

Even at this price point, you will get bloatware in the device which can be uninstalled but still, iQOO should not have to include them as this is a premium smartphone.

The device is 5G supportive and has 12 5G bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28 n41, n66, n77, n78, and n79.

Overall, the device is fast and gives powerful performance to run every single game available on the market.

Battery

The device packs a 4,700 mAh Battery with 120W Wired Fast Charging Support. It also has 50W Wireless and 10W Reverse Wireless Charging Support. iQOO has included a 120W charger inside the box of the device.

iQOO has claimed that the 120W charger can fully charge the device from 0 to 100 percent in around 20 minutes.

Further, make sure to carry the 120W charger if you are a battery drainer, otherwise, you will only be able to charge this phone at 18W with other charges.

Battery

The battery life of the device varies from person to person. If a user is playing games then he or she needs to charge the device twice a day, but if you are a normal user, the device will barely last for a day.

Audio

The smartphone has dual stereo speakers which give you a better sound experience without any issues. The device also has a dual noise cancellation microphone that helps you in calling.

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones. So, you will have to use wireless earphones to Type-C to 3.5 mm converter to use wired headphones.

Overall, the audio quality of the device is good and you will not face any issues.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Full Specifications

Display6.78-inches 2k LTPO2 AMOLED
3D Curved Display
10-bit color panel
HDR10+ support
300Hz Touch Sampling Rate
1500 nits Peak Brightness
SGS Blue-Eye Certification
Resolution3200 x 1440 pixels
Display ProtectionPanda Glass
Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.8 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm or 8.9 mm
204 grams or 210 grams
BuildGlass Front
Aluminum Frame
Glass Back / Aramid Fiber Back
Operating SystemFuntouchOS 12 Based on Android 12
Processor4nm based Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC
GPU – Adreno 730
CPU – Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2, 3×2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510)
StorageLPDDR5 RAM + UFS 3.1 Storage
8GB+256GB
12GB+256GB
Card SlotDual SIM Slot
Rear Camera50MP gimbal OIS primary sensor
50MP ultrawide angle sensor
16MP telephoto sensor
Video (Rear)8k@30fps, 4k@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)4k@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Battery4,700 mAh Battery
Charging120W Wired Fast Charging
50W Wireless Charging
10W Reverse Wireless Charging
Headphone JackNo
SpeakersDual Stereo Speakers
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
NFCYes
5G Bandsn1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28 n41, n66, n77, n78, n79
IR BlasterNo
Fingerprint3D Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope
NavigationGPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
ColorsLegend, Dark Cruise

Key Specifications

  • 6.78-inches 2k AMOLED Curved Display
  • 10-bit color depth, HRD10+ support
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate, 300Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor
  • 50MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 16MP Selfie Camera
  • 4,700 mAh Battery
  • 120W Wired & 50W Wireless Charging
  • Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • FuntouchOS 12 Based on Android 12

Some FAQs

Does the device have NFC support?

Yes, the smartphone supports NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

How many updates will the device get?

iQOO has promised to provide two OS updates and three years of security updates which means you will get Android 13 and Android 14 updates in the future.

How many 5G bands are there in the device?

The device has 12 5G bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28 n41, n66, n77, n78, and n79.

Does the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

No, the handset does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

Does the phone has Widevine L1?

Yes, the iQOO 9 Pro 5G has Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT platforms.

Does the device has wireless charging?

Yes, the smartphone has 50W Wireless Charging along with 10W Reverse Wireless Charging Support.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

No, the device does not have a dedicated microSD card slot to expand the storage. You can only insert 2 SIM cards on the device.

What is the refresh rate of the device?

The device has a 120Hz Refresh Rate, 300Hz Touch Sampling Rate, and 1000Hz Instant Touch Sampling Rate.

Does the device have stereo speakers?

Yes, the handset has dual stereo speakers that give you a good sound experience.

How much mAh Battery does the device have?

The iQOO 9 Pro 5G packs a 4,700 mAh Battery with 120W Fast Charging Support.

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