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Vivo iQOO Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

The Vivo iQOO is Vivo’s first gaming smartphone. This isn’t a surprise move by Vivo as the mobile gaming industry is presently growing at an exponential rate. The new Vivo iQOO is for hardcore gamers featuring hardware that’s being optimized for gaming. If you’re wondering what the iQOO acronym stands for, Vivo calls it ‘I Quest On and On.’ Even though the name is weird, it doesn’t stop the Vivo iQOO from features premium specs and being affordable. And set to compete with other affordable flagship devices like the Xiaomi Mi 9. Let’s check it out.

Vivo iQOO Design

The Vivo iQOO comes in a 3D glass body build which features LED strip at the back and polish finish. There’s no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, instead, It’s featured inside the display. At the back is just the triple rear camera with LED flash and in the brand name. The phone measures 8.5 mm in thickness. It comes in Optic Blue and Lava Orange body colour options.

Vivo iQOO

Dimensions: 157.7 x 75.2 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Build: –
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Optic Blue, Lava Orange
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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Vivo iQOO Display

The Vivo iQOO sports a premium waterdrop notch display of 6.41 inches AMOLED touchscreen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display of the iQOO features 1080 x 2340 pixels along with 402 PPI density.

Vivo iQOO

Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.41 inches (85.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (402 PPI density)


The Vivo phone comes with a triple camera system that consists of a 13 MP Sony IMX263 sensor, 13 MP ultrawide sensor and 2 MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera of this Vivo phone features a 12 MP sensor.

Vivo iQOO

Main Camera
Triple: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF + 13 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 12 MP
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps


The hardware is the main category of this device. cause of it being a gaming smartphone. It packs the latest Snapdragon 855 System-on-Chip with 6 GB, 8 GB and 12 GB RAM options. The gaming smartphone comes with Multi-Turbo features, which allows users to switch between AI Turbo, Centre Turbo, Game Turbo, Net Turbo and Cooling Turbo modes.

The Vivo smartphone features two Monster Touch buttons on the right-hand side. When the phone is turned to a landscape mode, these buttons act as trigger buttons for FPS games or racing games. Being a gaming smartphone means there will be a cooling system. The Vivo iQOO features a vapour cooling system, which keeps the phone from overheating when gaming. This is done by reducing as much 12°C temperature without disrupting the performance of the smartphone.

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Chipset: Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 485 (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB
MicroSD: No


Running on the Vivo iQOO is Funtouch 9.0 custom skin with Android 9.0 Pie underneath.

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Funtouch 9.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


There is a non-removable Li-ion 4,000 mAh battery capacity inside the Vivo iQOO. The phone support 44W fast battery charging. This charging system takes only 15 minutes from 0% to 15%. And then 45 minutes from 0% to 100%. But then this is only on paper, the real-life experience might just be different. The 6GB/128GB version of the Vivo iQOO supports 22.5W fast battery charging.

Vivo iQOO

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 44W (50% in 15 min, 100% in 45 min)
– Fast battery charging 22.5W – 6/128 GB version


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Vivo iQOO Price

6GB/128GB: $457
8GB/128GB: $532
8GB/256GB: $669
12GB/256GB: $802

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