Top Reasons the iQOO 3 Should Be Your Next Smartphone

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February 2020 was a landmark month for the smartphone sector in India. This month marked the official entry of one of the most sought-after brands to the Indian smartphone segment. As you might have guessed already, we are talking about iQOO which announced the launch of its first handset for India in the form of iQOO 3. In this article, we talk about some of the key reasons that make the iQOO 3 the smartphone of choice if you were on the lookout for a well-rounded flagship smartphone experience.

No compromise performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor

The #iQOO 3 makes a statement as a smartphone with top-end hardware with the Snapdragon 865 chipset from Qualcomm. A successor to last year’s Snapdragon 855 series, the new SoC offers the best performance currently possible on Android smartphones. This high-end chipset from Qualcomm incorporates an octa-core processor that includes a ‘Prime Core’ that can reach clock speeds of up to 2.84 GHz. Then there are three other performance-oriented ARM Cortex-A77 cores that clock up to 2.42 GHz. For less-intensive tasks, there are four ARM Cortex-A55 cores that reach speeds of up to 1.8 GHz. Needless to say, multitasking on the iQOO 3 with several open apps will be a breeze!

In case these numbers do not make sense to you, here’s one sentence to describe what it means to the smartphone users who are lucky enough to own the iQOO 3.

This phone is crazy fast!

Apart from the high-end processor, the iQOO 3 also offers the user multiple options to choose from as far as variants go. You get the option to buy your iQOO 3 in three options, a base 8GB+128GB version, a mid-tier 8GB+256GB version, and a top-end, 12GB+256GB version that also gets support for 5G.

Smartphone gaming at its peak

Thanks to the Snapdragon 865 processor, the iQOO is capable of making mincemeat of anything you throw at it. It is capable of playing even the most graphics-intensive games with ease. However, it is not the processor alone that gets all the credit for this.

The iQOO 3 comes with a virtual barrage of gaming-centric features that make it truly worth of the #MonsterInside claim that the company makes. Most important among these are the Monster Touch Buttons what use two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame to give users two extra control options to truly master their gameplay. Then there is the 4D game vibration feature that adds a layer of immersiveness users have never experienced on a smartphone. The iQOO 3, with its AnTuTu score of 610,576, also recently became the highest-scoring smartphone in the Indian market.

If that wasn’t all, the phone also boasts of the 180Hz Super Touch Response rate which is a 50% improvement over the standard 120hz standard. The result of all these technologies? An elevated gaming experience you never thought was possible on smartphones.

King Sized Battery, Super Fast Charging Speeds

The iQOO 3 draws power from a large 4440 mAh battery that is more than capable of powering the phone through an entire day with relative ease. In the instance of you running out of charge, you always have at your disposal the trustworthy 55W Super Flash Charger, which – believe it or not – will charge the phone from 0 to 50 percent battery in just 15 minutes!

Four Cameras. Four times the fun!

iQOO Camera

The iQOO 3 is as capable a camera phone as it is a gamer’s phone. The phone makes no attempt to hide its excellent imaging capabilities thanks to the stunning quad array of rear-facing cameras that is bound to grab your attention at the very first sight. The iQOO 3 uses a 48MP primary camera for most of your imaging needs. The secondary camera at the rear uses a 13MP sensor that is mated to a telephoto lens to offer up to 20X digital zoom. For those interested in capturing dramatic shots, they have the option to switch to the 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The presence of the fourth camera which uses a 2MP sensor for bokeh means users can capture excellent portrait shots using the iQOO 3. The camera also features EIS functionality to ensure blur-free images and videos.

Monster Mode UI

The launch of the iQOO 3 in India also heralds the arrival of iQOO’s Monster Mode UI. With its semi-open icons, low-saturation color matching, and smooth transition animations, the Monster mode UI will let Indian smartphone users experience the best in terms of modern UI design.

The monster mode UI comes with several performance-enhancing features which essentially lets users experience a fresh way of interacting with the phone while also squeezing out maximum performance from the CPU.

Multimedia Powerhouse!

Thanks to the presence of a dedicated high-quality DAC, the iQOO 3 also doubles up as a high-quality music player capable of churning out high-quality audio. The phone uses the AK4377A Hi-Fi independent chip to process digital files and convert them into audiophile-grade audio.

The iQOO 3 is available on sale via Flipkart as well as iQOO’s own store. To ensure peace of mind even after you purchase the phone, iQOO provides free pick and drop service for any repair issues across the country covering more than 15000+ pin codes. For any on-call assistance, iQOO service experts are available 24*7 over the toll free number 1800-572-4700. You can find more details on this by visiting the iQOO website.

The prices for the three variants on sale in India are as follows

iQOO 3 8GB+128GB: Rs 36,990
iQOO 3 8GB+256GB: Rs 39,990
iQOO 3 12GB+256GB (5G): Rs 44,990

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.

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