iQOO Z6 5G (aka iQOO U5): Specifications, FAQs, Pros and Cons

iQOO Z6 5G Full Features and Specifications, Pros and Cons of iQOO Z6 5G, Chinese iQOO U5 Pros and Cons, Frequently Asked Questions of iQOO Z6 5G or iQOO U5, iQOO Z6 Price in India, Full Review of the device

iQOO has launched the iQOO Z6 5G in the Indian smartphone market. For the unaware, the device is rebranded version of the Chinese variant of iQOO U5 5G or the Indian variant of Vivo T1 5G.

The device features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Processor, a Triple Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera in the waterdrop notch style display, and packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging Support.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the iQOO Z6 5G. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price and of iQOO Z6 5G

The device launched in three differenet variants – 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Dynamo Black and Chromatic Blue.

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The 4GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 15,499 (~USD 205), the 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 16,999 (~USD 225), and the high-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 17,999 (~USD 240).

iQOO Z6 5G Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz Refresh RateIPS LCD Display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoCNo ultrawide lens
16MP Selfie Camera Only 18W Charging
Widevine L1 SupportWaterdrop style notch
Gorgeous DesignOnly 2 5G Bands
3.5 mm Headphone JackHybrid SIM Slot
Android 12 Out of the boxSingle Speaker
Polycarbonate Plastic Back Material
No NFC Technology
Bloatware in UI
No Carrier Aggregation

iQOO Z6 5G Review

iQOO Z6 5G has its Pros from Snapdragon 695 Processor to 120Hz Refresh Rate but iQOO has done some compromises by providing 5G connectivity on it which can be a huge letdown for some users who are not looking just for a 5G smartphone.

Let’s go deeper and see what iQOO has offered in its iQOO Z6 5G smartphone.

Display

The iQOO Z6 5G features a 6.58-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display with 2408 x 1080 pixels resolution, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

The device has Panda Glass Protection on the top while the back and frame are made out of plastic.

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Here, iQOO should provide an AMOLED Panel but they didn’t, instead of that they went with an IPS LCD Display. So, yes iQOO has done cost-cutting in that.

Further, iQOO has added the support for Widevine L1 which means you will be able to watch FHD+ videos on OTT apps like Netflix and Prime Videos.

There is nothing wrong with the LCD panel but this time, it looks like, the display quality has been compromised.

When you are using a smartphone facing yourself, the display looks amazing, the colors are also good but when you see the display from the side or when tilt the display bit, the colors fade out a little bit.

iQOO Z6 5G Display

Now, the device comes with an LCD panel which means, it can’t have an in-display fingerprint sensor and that’s why iQOO has added the sensor on the right side in the power button.

The fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate, no issues there, its works like a normal side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The display is also bright enough to use outdoors.

Overall, I feel, iQOO should have gone with an AMOLED panel rather than LCD, even 60Hz AMOLED would have been a better option.

So if you’re okay with an LCD display then this could be a good option otherwise, do take look at other AMOLED panel devices.

Cameras

The iQOO Z6 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 f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

There is a 16MP Selfie Camera Lens with f/2.0 aperture in the waterdrop style notch display. Both the rear and front cameras can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps. It does not have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), hence the device relies on EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).

Here, iQOO has compromised in the camera department and that’s the reason why the smartphone is priced at Rs 15,499 and not a 20k even with the Snapdragon 695 SoC.

The video quality of the device is not that great, iQOO tries to boost the colors, and it also losses out on details.

iQOO Z6 5G Cameras

That 50MP primary sensor is fine, it doesn’t take a good image. There is some issue with the dynamic range. Sometimes, the image comes out very good, and sometimes, it’s not even useable.

iQOO needs to work on camera otherwise, this is a smartphone with a powerful processor only, cameras are just there.

Now, those 2MP+2MP sensors are added for numbers, forget about that as they will help companies in marketing.

Overall, iQOO Z6 5G has below-average cameras and one should not buy this smartphone for a camera, it’s a good smartphone for gaming only at a good price, nothing else.

Performance

The iQOO Z6 5G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 Processor coupled with Adreno 619 GPU. The iQOO Z6 5G runs on Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 out of the box.

We have seen the same processor in many phones that were launched recently and the same has been added to iQOO Z6 5G too.

The Snapdragon 695 is a powerful processor and it is capable of running every single mobile game available in the market without any problems.

iQOO Z6 5G Performance

The naming of a processor can be confusing for most users but don’t worry, the Snapdragon 695 is a bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 750G.

The device has 5G support and has two 5G bands which include n77 and n78.

Overall, the performance of the device is great and you will not face any issues while playing games or even using the phone in day-to-day life.

Battery

The iQOO Z6 5G packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging Support. iQOO has also provided an 18W Charger inside the box of the device.

The charger will fully charge the device from 0 to 100 percent in around 110 minutes.

Overall, the battery of the device should last for a day but if you are a heavy user then you need to charge the device twice.

Audio

The iQOO Z6 5G does not have stereo speakers, the single bottom speaker does work but again, it is a single speaker.

The device also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone, so you will not face any issues during calls. iQOO Z6 5G does not have carrier aggregation support.

However, the phone has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug in your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the sound quality of the device is good (not that great) and there are no issues with call quality too.

iQOO Z6 5G Full Specifications

Display6.58-inches FHD+ IPS LCD
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
90.6% Screen-to-body ratio
20:9 Aspect Ratio
Resolution2408 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionPanda Glass Protection
Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.00 x 75.84 x 8.25 mm, 187 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemFuntouchOS 12 Based on Android 12
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC
GPU – Adreno 619
CPU – Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex A78 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + UFS 2.2 Storage
4GB+128GB
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
Card SlotHybrid Slot (1+1 microSD)
Rear Camera50MP primary lens
2MP depth lens
2MP macro lens
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging18W Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.1
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
5G Bandsn77, n78
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
E-compass
Gyroscope
NavigationGPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo
ColorsDynamo Black, Chromatic Blue

Some FAQs

How many 5G bands are there in the device?

There are a total of two 5G frequency bands in the device which are n77 and n78.

Are there dual stereo speakers on the handset?

No, the device does not have dual stereo speakers on it. Instead of that, it has a single speaker without stereo support.

How much mAh Battery does the device have?

The device has a 5000 mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging. However, the charging support is slow considering the competition.

Does the device have a glass back?

No, the device does not have glass back material. Instead of that, the iQOO Z6 5G has a plastic back material.

Does the device have a 3.5 mm, Jack?

Yes, the handset has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your earphones or headphones.

Is there a dedicated microSD slot?

No, the device does not have a dedicated microSD card slot. However, it has a hybrid SIM slot that means you can insert 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM and 1 microSD card for storage expansion of up to 1TB.

What is the storage type of handset?

The device comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and has 128GB of UFS 2.2 Storage.

Does the device have Widevine L1 support?

Yes, the handset has Widevine L1 support means it is able to play video at the highest possible resolution.

Is there an AMOLED Display?

No, the iQOO Z6 5G does not have an AMOLED Display. Instead of that, it has an IPS LCD Display with a 120Hz Refresh Rate.

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