iQOO Z6 Pro Review, Pros and Cons

iQOO has expanded its Z-Series lineup by launching iQOO Z6 Pro 5G smartphone. It comes as the upgraded version of iQOO Z6 5G which was launched recently.

The latest device comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Processor, 64MP Triple Rear Camera Setup, and a Selfie Camera Lens in the waterdrop notch design display.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some frequently asked questions.

Price of iQOO Z6 Pro 5G

The device was launched in three different variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Phantom Dusk and Legion Sky.

The 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 23,999 (~USD 320), the 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 24,999 (~USD 335), and the high-end 12GB+256GB model is priced at Rs 28,999 (~USD 390).

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iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

ProsCons
FHD+ AMOLED DisplayPlastic Build (Frame and Back)
Snapdragon 778G ProcessorWaterdrop notch design display
Android 12 OS out of the boxOnly 90Hz Refresh Rate
66W Fast ChargingNo 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
In-Display Fingerprint ScannerOnly 16MP Selfie Camera Lens
Widevine L1 Support4,700 mAh Battery
Single Speaker
No Expandable Storage
Schott Xensation Glass Protection
Bloatware in the UI
No IP Rating

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the device.

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Review

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G has its Pros from Snapdragon 778G Processor to AMOLED Display but iQOO has also done some compromises in it which can be a letdown for some users.

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

Display

The iQOO Z6 Pro 5G features a 6.44-inches FHD+ AMOLED Display with 2404 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 90Hz Refresh Rate, and 180Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

It further has a 1300 nits Peak Brightness, so you will not face any issues while using it outdoors.

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Now, most of the brands at this price comes with a 120Hz AMOLED Display but iQOO has gone with only 90Hz AMOLED which is good but still here iQOO has done cost-cutting.

The device has Schott Xensation Glass on the top while the back panel and frame of the phone are made out of plastic.

iQOO has also added Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT platforms like Amazon Prime Videos, Netflix, etc.

As the device has an AMOLED Display, hence iQOO has added an In-Display fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints which is a good thing.

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Display

However, iQOO did not provide any official IP rating, so don’t try to use the smartphone under the water.

Overall, the display quality of the phone is great and you will not face any kind of issues with it.

Cameras

The iQOO Z6 Pro 5G features a triple rear camera setup with an LED flash in the rectangular module that houses a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.2 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. The rear camera can record up to 4k videos at 30fps while the front camera can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

The device does not have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), so it relies on EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).

Here, iQOO has added a waterdrop notch design display which is not acceptable considering the price of the phone.

Considering the price, the videos from the rear cameras come out good with good details and there is also no issue with dynamic range too. However, the quality of 4k videos is not that great, so try not to use it.

The 64MP primary sensor takes some good shots and the detailing also comes out well and there are no issues with dynamic range too.

The 8MP ultrawide sensor also captures some good wide-angle shots. However, they suffer in low lighting conditions or at night. Also, forget that 2MP sensor as it’s added just for number and has no use in real life.

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Cameras

Now, the 16MP Selfie camera clicks some good shots but it boosts the colors of the images, and also sometimes it misses out on details. So yes, iQOO has done cost-cutting in selfie cameras, they should have provided a better sensor like 32MP but they didn’t, they went with 16MP which is not good.

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

Performance

The iQOO Z6 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Processor which is paired with Adreno 642L GPU. It comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 Storage.

The device runs on Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12 skin out of the box which is a good thing.

The smartphone also has Virtual RAM or Extended RAM 2.0 feature. However, the Extended RAM availability is a gimmick and used only for marketing purposes and has no use in real-life, so forget about that.

The phone also comes with tons of pre-installed apps which can be uninstalled but still, it comes with lots of bloatware.

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Performance

Overall, the Snapdragon 778G is a powerful processor and it can handle almost everything. In short, the performance of the phone is good and you will not face any kind of issues.

Battery

The iQOO Z6 Pro 5G packs a 4,700 mAh Battery with 66W Fast Charging Support. iQOO has also provided a 66W Charger in the box.

Here, the battery of the device is low compared to what other brands are offering but it’s good and not that great.

Overall, the battery will last for a day but in the end, it will depend on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life.

Audio

The smartphone does not have stereo speakers, instead, it only has a single speaker which is loud but still at this price, iQOO should have provided dual speakers. It has a secondary noise cancellation microphone which helps you during calls.

The phone does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack which means you can’t plug your wired earphones directly.

Overall, the audio of the device is not good, iQOO needs to work on the audio department.

iQOO Z6 Pro 5G Full Specifications

Display6.44-inches FHD+ AMOLED
180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
1300 nits Peak Brightness
Resolution2404 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionSchott Xensation Glass
Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.4 x 75.8 x 8.5 mm, 199 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemFuntouchOS 12 Based on Android 12
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC
GPU – Adreno 642L GPU
CPU – Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670, 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
StorageLPDDR4x+UFS 2.2
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
12GB+256GB
Card SlotDual SIM Slot
Rear Camera64MP primary sensor
8MP ultrawide sensor
2MP macro sensor
Video (Rear)4k@30fps, 1080@30fps
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080@30fps
Battery4,700 mAh Battery
Charging66W Wired Fast Charging
Headphone JackNo
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsMagnetic Induction Sensor
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Gyro-meter
Acceleration Sensor
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS
ColorsPhantom Dusk, Legion Sky

Some FAQs

Does the device has a glass back?

No, the smartphone does not have a glass back material. Instead of that, iQOO has used polycarbonate plastic in the back of the phone and the frame is also made out of plastic.

Does the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

No, the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which means you will either have to use wireless earphones or Type-C to 3.5 mm converter to plug your wired earphones.

Does the phone has Widevine L1?

Yes, the smartphone has Widevine L1 support which means you can stream FHD+ content on OTT platforms like Netflix.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

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

Is the device waterproof?

No, the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G does not have any official IP Rating certification, so try not to use the phone under the water.

Does the device has dual stereo speakers?

No, the device does not have dual stereo speakers. Instead of that, it has a single speaker.

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