iQOO 12 5G Review: This one is for the photographer in you

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iQOO 12 5G Review This one is for the photographer in you The iQoo 12 was launched in India before this week as the country’s first smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. The gamer- concentrated handset is likely to set guests’ prospects for phones arriving with Qualcomm’s top- of- the- line chip in the coming months.

iQoo’s former flagship models have generally concentrated on performance, and while last time’s iQoo 11 5G debuted with bettered camera specifications, it also had a advanced price label than both its precursor and the new iQoo 12.

The combination of these high- end features and a fairly low price could make the iQoo 12 a compelling option — at least on paper — if you are looking for a phone with flagship- grade performance. Read on for our review of the phone to find out if you should buy this phone or stay for other Snapdragon 8 Gen 3- powered flagship phones to arrive in the coming months.

iQoo 12 price in India

Pricing for the iQoo 12 starts at Rs. 52,999 for the 12 GB RAM 256 GB storehouse model, and the phone is also available in a 16 GB 512 GB RAM and storehouse variant that will set you back byRs. 57,999. The smartphone vessels with a transparent TPU case, a USB Type- C to USB Type- C string, and a 120W SuperVOOC charging slipup.

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The phone is available for purchase via Amazon and comes in nascence and Legend colourways with AG glass and demitasse enamel glass for the hinder panels, independently.

iQoo 12 Review Design

We tested out the iQoo 12 ‘ Legend’ review unit with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storehouse, which is white in colour and has flat metallic sides with twisted corners. The hinder panel is lustrous and feels slightly slippery, but the TPU cover that vessels with the phone helps you grip it more effectively while precluding it from picking up fingerprints and smirches.

The camera module located on the left side of the hinder panel is in the shape of a rounded square girdled by a metallic ring with a ridged edge. While it’s on one side, it doesn’t make the phone wobble when placed on its reverse. The iQoo 12 weighs203.9 grams, and it does not feel particularly heavy, indeed after holding it for a while.

iQoo 12 First prints Mature Design Meets Flagship Specifications The display has slim bezels on all sides, and a centre- aligned hole- punch cutout at the top of the screen houses the selfie camera. The phone has the BMW Motorsport totem at the bottom on the hinder panel, but it’s veritably subtle, unlike the long racing stripe on the iQoo 11 5G. The handset has an IP64 standing for dust and splash resistance, which is a first for this series. It means the phone should be fine if you are caught outside with some rain.

iQoo 12 Review Specifications and software

The iQoo 12 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor along with the company’s in- house Q1 chip that’s used to optimise gaming performance. It has a6.78- inch AMOLED screen with an under- display point scanner and is equipped with over to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and you can get up to 512 GB of UFS4.0 storehouse.

The smartphone offers support for 5G, 4G LTE, Wi- Fi 7, Bluetooth5.4, and NFC connectivity, along with a USB2.0 Type- C harborage for data transfers and charging its 5,000 mAh battery. The phone vessels with a USB Type- C to USB Type- C string and a 120W SuperVOOC charging slipup.

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The smartphone maker has promised three times of operating system and security updates, followed by an fresh time of security updates for the iQoo 12. The phone runs on Google’s rearmost Android 14 operating system, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 14 running on top. It’s straightforward to use and has features from Android 14, including cinch screen customisation and Vivo’s advancements to multitasking, RAM operation, and stir blur while opening and ending apps.

You will see a many preinstalled apps like Netflix, Spotify, Snapchat, Facebook, and PhonePe, but these can be uninstalled with a couple of gates. still, the erected- in V- Appstore will regularly shoot announcements every many hours, egging you to try out new apps.

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The V- Appstore will also ask you to download a list of apps from time to time — these arepre-selected, and the skip button is not where you’d anticipate it to be. The store also showed a popup to set up Hot Apps and Hot Games, after which the two promotional flyers were visible on the home screen — both of these can be removed manually.

The iQoo 12 is presently the most important Android smartphone you can buy in India at the time of writing this review. The phone can handle some of the most demanding games like Genshin Impact and Fortnite. Genshin Impact runs at the “ Loftiest ” plates setting, while Fortnite runs on the grand setting at 90 fps with the high- resolution textures pack. There was no throttling, pause, or stuttering, indeed after around 50 twinkles of gameplay.

Funtouch zilches is optimised for the iQoo 12 and runs easily without any glitches while scrolling through the interface. Switching between apps and several apps is possible without the zilches reloading them. I could jump back into Genshin Impact without reloading the game on further than one occasion — this was after a many hours of using other apps and landing some images with the camera.

iQoo 12 Review Performance

In our standard tests, the phone scored points on AnTuTu v10. This is advanced than utmost other smartphones available moment the OnePlus 11 scored points on AnTuTu v10 when we reviewed the handset before this time. still, you do have to keep in mind that OnePlus 11 has a QHD display while the iQoo 12 settles for a full- HD panel.

In the Geekbench 6 single- core andmulti-core tests, the handset scored 2,225 points and 6,726 points, independently. formerly again, these are much advanced than other phones available moment but are lower than the iPhone 15 Pro with Apple’s A17 Pro chip that scores 2,903 points in the single- core test and 7,223 points in themulti-core test.

The phone was suitable to display content at 143 fps in the GFXBench T- Rex and Manhattan3.1 tests — it managed 127 fps in the GFXBench Car Chase standard. The iQoo 12 also “ Maxed Out ” 3DMark’s Slingshot, Slingshot Extreme( OpenGL), Wild Life, and Wild Life Unlimited marks.

The iQoo 12 sports a sizeable6.78- inch quadrangle- HD( 1,260 x 2,800 pixels) LTPO AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1,200 Hz moment touch slice rate. The display with a claimed peak brilliance of 1,400 nits( 3,000 nits in high brilliance mode) — is clear, and colours are displayed directly if you enable the natural display mode.