The iQOO Z7 Pro has surfaced in the news several times before its launch on August 31. It’s the successor to the iQOO Z7, which we reviewed a couple of months ago. With the Z7 Pro, the company focuses on a balanced output, with a slight emphasis on the cameras. While we wait for the full review, here’s a look at some of the camera samples we took on our trip to Goa using the iQOO Z7 Pro.
iQOO Z7 Pro: Camera Specifications
The iQOO Z7 Pro sports a dual camera setup at the back, with an Aura Light — which is essentially a flashlight that resembles ring lights. This larger surface for the flash module helps the illumination to be brighter than regular flash.
This same module can also be found on the Vivo V27. Unfortunately, it misses out on an ultra-wide angle camera. The primary camera also comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS), which is uncommon in budget smartphones.
Now, in terms of photos, it helps you take slightly clearer images, even if there’s a lot of hand movement. This also plays a part in low-light conditions. As for videos, OIS helps tackle shakes and jitters by compensating for them.
|Primary camera||64-megapixel OIS, GW3 sensor, f/1.79|
|Secondary camera (bokeh lens)||2-megapixel,f/2.4|
|Selfie camera||16-megapixel, f/2.45|
|Video recording capabilities||Up to 4K 30fps|
iQOO Z7 Pro: Camera Modes and Samples
The iQOO Z7 Pro has a slew of modes, making things slightly easier for the end user. In particular, the camera panning mode lets you click photos of fast-moving objects. It achieves this by using a shutter speed of 1/1000.
And, with the help of the bokeh lens, the surrounding is blurred, giving you a sense of motion and speed. The execution is good but requires you to be patient. This is a good addition because clicking such photos in pro mode can be a tough task for many.
While the rest of the camera modes are usual, the portrait styles were unique. The low-light portrait filter introduces lens flare to the image. This can sometimes be inconsistent, but it gives you good output when taken properly. Additionally, the flash portrait mode makes use of the Aura Light at the back for brighter images.
While we can’t say much about the camera quality before launch, here are a bunch of images we captured. The details in these images are excellent and crisp, but the dynamic range can sometimes be inconsistent. In most scenarios, the portrait mode clicks good photos with proper edge detection.
We’ll delve into the finer details in our full review of the iQOO Z7 Pro, so stay tuned to MySmartPrice.
*Disclaimer: iQOO sponsored the author’s flights and hotel for the trip to Goa, India. However, our take on the phone will not be affected by this.