iQOO has today announced the launch of its new budget-centric smartphone in the Z-series. The brand has introduced the all-new iQOO Z6 5G smartphone in the country. The latest handset from iQOO is loaded with a host of interesting features and specifications, including a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, 5-layer liquid cooling technology, 50MP rear camera, Extended RAM 2.0, and more.
With this, iQOO is all set to mark its presence in the sub-Rs 20,000 price segment. However, the competition is quite strong in this segment with phones like Realme 9 5G, Samsung Galaxy F23 5G, and Vivo T1 being the best-sellers. So, does it make any sense to buy the new iQOO Z6 5G smartphone? Is it better than the rest of the competition? In order to get these answers, we have put the iQOO Z6 against the Realme 9 5G, Vivo T1 5G, and Samsung Galaxy F23 5G. Here’s what you need to know:
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Price in India
The iQOO Z6 5G price in India starts at Rs 15,499 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM models are priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 17,999 respectively. The handset will be available for purchase from Amazon starting from March 22nd.
The Realme 9 5G India price starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The 6GB RAM and 128GB model comes with a price tag of Rs 17,499. The handset is available for purchase from Flipkart, Realme.com, and major retail stores across the country.
The Vivo T1 5G is yet another contender of iQOO Z6 5G that is priced at Rs 15,990 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. The 6GB RAM and 128GB option comes with a price tag of Rs 16,990, while the 8GB RAM and 128GB model is priced at Rs 19,990. The phone is available for purchase from Flipkart, the Vivo India website, and offline retail stores across the country.
Lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option and Rs 16,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB model. However, these are the introductory price. Once the offer is over, the phone will be available for Rs 17,499 for the 6GB model and Rs 18,499 for the 8GB RAM option.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Design
Coming to the design, you will find the iQOO Z6 5G and Vivo T1 5G oddly similar. Whether be it the camera placement at the rear panel or the colour options, both the models look quite identical once placed against each other. The iQOO Z6 5G is available in Dynamo Black and Chromatic Blue colour options. The Vivo T1 5G comes with Starlight Black and Rainbow Fantasy colour options.
The Realme 9 5G comes with an interesting design language. You have the punch-hole cutout at the top-left corner of the display, while the rear camera module is present at the top-right position. The phone comes with two colour options, Stargaze White and Meteor Black.
The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G offers a design language, which is similar to the Galaxy S21 FE. The smartphone comes with a vertically-aligned camera module, while the front comes with a waterdrop notch display. The phone comes in Aqua Blue and Forest Green colours.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Display
Coming to the display, the iQOO Z6 5G comes loaded with a 6.58-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The display comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz and comes with a DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The Realme 9 5G packs a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The phone comes with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It also features up to 600nits brightness.
The Vivo T1 5G also packs a 6.58-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Lastly, the Galaxy F23 5G is loaded with a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with an LCD panel and 120Hz refresh rate. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Performance
In terms of performance, both the iQOO Z6 5G and Vivo T1 5G are loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor with Adreno 619L GPU. Both the phones are available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Interestingly, both models also come with Extended RAM 2.0 technology that provides additional up to 4GB of virtual RAM. Moreover, the phones run on Android 12, which is based on FunTouch OS 12.
The Realme 9 5G is slightly behind Vivo T1 and iQOO Z6. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor along with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The handset comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Moreover, it runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top of it.
The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. The phone also supports Adreno 619 GPU and offers up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. the phone runs on Android 12 with One UI 4.0 on top of it.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Cameras
The iQOO Z6 5G packs a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 50MP primary sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. For the front, the handset supports a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling.
The Realme 9 5G also packs a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 48MP primary sensor, MP B&W and 2MP 4cm macro sensor. For selfies, the phone is loaded with a 16MP shooter.
The Vivo T1 also comes with the same camera specifications as seen in iQOO Z6 5G. However, the 6GB and 8GB models of the phone come with a special Super Night Mode feature.
Lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G. The handset comes with a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 123-degree FoV, and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the phone features an 8MP shooter.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Battery
The Vivo T1 and iQOO Z6 5G is loaded with 5,000mAh batteries and support an 18W fast charging solution. The Realme 9 5G also comes with a 5,000mAh battery and offer 18W Dart Charge fast charging support. The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is loaded with a 5,000mAh battery and comes with 25W fast charging support.
iQOO Z6 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Vivo T1 5G vs Samsung Galaxy F23 5G: Verdict
To conclude, the iQOO Z6 5G and Vivo T1 5G are essentially the same device. Both models offer identical specifications and features. Moreover, the design language is eerily similar to each other. That said, both the devices are still one of the best options you can get in this price segment. The Realme 9 5G ticks all the checkboxes, though still, it looks like an underdog when compared to the other phones in this comparison. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is the real competition of the Vivo T1 and iQOO Z6 5G as the phone offers a good design language, better cameras, fast charging support, and more.
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