iQOO Z3 has been finally launched in India as the first smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 768 5G chipset. The handset comes loaded with a host of interesting features including a liquid-cooled heat dissipation system, better antenna design, 4D game vibration, 55W fast charging support, and more. With a starting price of Rs 19,990, the smartphone is all set to give stiff competition to the likes of Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G and Realme X7 5G. In this article, we are going to put iQOO Z3 against the Mi 10i and Realme X7 5G and see which one emerges as the new mid-range king of this segment. So, let’s begin.
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Price in India
iQOO Z3 5G price in India starts at Rs 19,990 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs 20,990. Lastly, we have 8GB RAM + 256GB that will go on sale for Rs 22,990. The Xiaomi Mi 10i India price starts at Rs 20,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The 8GB RAM + 128GB option comes with a price tag of Rs 23,999. The Realme X7 5G comes with a price tag of Rs 19,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB option, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs 21,999. That said, iQOO Z3 is probably one of the best phones available in this price range that offers the latest Snapdragon chipset along with a range of memory options.
Winner: iQOO Z3 5G
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Design
Coming to the design, the iQOO Z3 offers a premium design language. The smartphone is available in Ace Black and Cyber Blue colour options. The back panel comes with a gradient finish along with a triple-camera setup, while the front features a waterdrop notch. The Realme X7 5G packs an aggressive design with ‘Dare to Leap’ written boldly on the back panel. The front panel offers a punch-hole display. Coming to Mi 10i 5G, the handset looks similar to other Redmi/Xiaomi smartphones. That said, we are calling this round as a tie as all three smartphones offer some interesting design language. And it all boils down to consumer preference.
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Display
In terms of display, the iQOO Z3 packs a 6.58-inch Full HD+ display with HDR10+ support, 96 per cent NTSC colour gamut, and 120Hz refresh rate. The Realme X7 packs a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with up to 600 nits brightness. The Xiaomi Mi 10i is equipped with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with HDR10+ support, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. That said, picking up a winner is a tough decision here as all three phones offer some good displays.
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Performance
In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor along with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme X7 5G packs the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor along with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The iQOO Z3 is loaded with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor, which makes it the first phone in India to come with this chipset. That said, the Snapdragon 768G surely looks more interesting, hence this round goes to the iQOO Z3 smartphone.
Winner: iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Cameras
Coming to the cameras, the iQOO Z3 5G features a triple-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro lens. For the front, there is a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The Realme X7 5G offers a triple-camera setup with a 64 MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP macro lens. For selfies, it comes with a 16MP shooter. Lastly, the Xiaomi Mi 10i packs a 108MP quad-camera setup with 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. For the front, there is a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. That said, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G easily wins this round as it offers better camera specs (at least on paper).
Winner: Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Battery
The Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G features a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Realme X7 packs a 4,310mAh battery with 50W fast charging support. The iQOO Z3 offers a 4,400mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. The answer is quite clear here, iQOO Z3 wins this round with ease.
Winner: iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3 vs Realme X7 vs Xiaomi Mi 10i: Verdict
To conclude, all three smartphones give stiff competition to each other. The models offer interesting design language coupled with some good performance. However, the iQOO Z3 certainly has an edge in terms of performance as it is loaded with the latest Snapdragon 768 5G chipset along with liquid cooling, 4D vibration, and more. The Mi 10i 5G offers a good camera arsenal at this price point. Coming to Realme X7 5G, it seems to be an underdog when compared to the rest of the other two devices.