iQOO 11 Review: All-Rounder Flagship Beast For 2023


Today, the iQOO mobile phone brand has been born for three years. It has been pursuing the brand connotation of “going beyond pursuit and attacking”. Now it has launched digital series, Neo series, Neo SE series, and Z series covering flagship, high-end High-end, mid-range, and entry-level models, bringing full-price coverage to the public. Seeing the end of 2022, with the release of the self-developed V2 imaging chip, new iQOO series products are also coming. On December 8, iQOO released its iQOO 11 series flagship new product, becoming the first batch of iQOO series mobile phones equipped with a V2 imaging chip, It also makes the 2K E6 substrate screen a standard configuration for flagship phones.

1. The second-generation Snapdragon 8 introduces UFS 4.0 flash memory

iQOO 11 is equipped with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform with TSMC’s advanced 4nm process technology, the strongest Soc so far, and the CPU introduces the Cortex-X3 super-large core and the Cortex-A715 medium core, increasing the multi-core capability by about 35%.

Compared with the skyrocketing performance, energy efficiency is a bigger bright spot. Compared with Samsung’s 4nm first-generation Snapdragon 8, the second-generation Snapdragon 8 has a 40% increase in energy efficiency

The latest Adreno 740 GPU, based on Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming features, introduces hardware-level ray tracing (requires game adaptation), which improves performance by 25% and energy efficiency by 45%.

Secondly, the latest UFS 4.0 specification flash memory is introduced in iQOO 11, the sequential write speed is increased by 56%, the sequential read speed is increased by 100%, and the energy consumption ratio is increased by 46%. The same performance is more power-efficient, and the power consumption performance is also higher. We will also conduct objective storage tests later.

2. The first 2K E6 professional e-sports direct screen

iQOO 11 is fortunate to be the first straight-screen flagship equipped with Samsung E6 base material and 2K ultra-high-definition resolution. It supports a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. Under the software and hardware optimization of LTPO 4.0, it automatically adapts to the display frame rate and improves the display frame rate. The fluency of the touch and sliding display ensures that the display is always in the optimal frame rate state, and at the same time brings a better power-saving effect.

Through the self-developed screen color accuracy algorithm, iQOO 11 has achieved the JNCD (color accuracy) of the screen to 0.26. As long as each number is less than 2, it is an excellent screen, and the Delta E (total color difference) has also reached about 0.3, which is far higher. The standard for high-end screens in the industry.

At the same time, this screen also brings 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which increases the intensity of the screen’s bright and dark changes, making the eye feel softer and relieving visual fatigue.

3. The self-developed V2 image core is still a game core

iQOO 11 has become the second mobile phone equipped with Vivo’s self-developed chip among iQOO mobile phones. The self-developed V2 ISP chip launched by vivo X90 series is standard in all iQOO 11 series. Intelligent super-resolution and other functions can greatly improve the brightness and clarity of night photos, strengthen motion anti-shake, and bring extreme night images and night scene motion video functions.

In addition, this chip also has the capability of an independent display chip. It has a built-in image processing unit developed by vivo, which can perform professional-level motion estimation and motion compensation on the screen and can insert the game screen to 90-120 frames. It can be said that it has The V2 chip can make the game fluency more stable.

Design & Appearance

The front of iQOO 11 uses a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, Samsung E6 luminescent material, its static contrast ratio can reach 8000000:1, and the local excitation brightness can reach 1800nit.

The screen supports a resolution of up to 1440×3200, with an equivalent PPI of 423, and supports three refresh rate adjustments of 60Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz. The LTPO screen brings an adaptive refresh rate. Combined with iQOO’s exclusive technology, it can be used in different scenarios. Automatically adapt to the system display frame rate, bringing better power-saving effect.

The front of iQOO 11 adopts a centered perforated 16-megapixel front-facing camera, with a micro-slit earpiece integrated above it, which is integrated with the top frame. Since the screen adopts the COP packaging process, the frame below the phone achieves a visual effect that is almost as wide as the top.

The color matching we received at KuaiTech is the legendary version, which is made of glass fiber material + silicone leather, which has higher strength and good toughness and has the advantages of environmental protection, anti-fouling, aging resistance, and flame retardant.

The rear camera of iQOO 11 adopts a conventional three-camera solution, with an anti-flicker light sensor, a built-in self-developed V2 ISP chip, and an integrated dual-LED single-color temperature fill light.

The track version of iQOO 11 chooses the ultra-delicate “Paris nail pattern” used on the surface of high-end watches. The red, black, and blue colors are used as the background pattern of the track, highlighting the atmosphere of precision, classic, and elegance.

The top of the phone is equipped with an infrared remote control sensor, which can remotely control the electrical appliances in the home. Although it is not a necessary function, it is better than nothing, and it is also very practical. The noise reduction microphone is on the right.

The bottom of the phone is equipped with Type-C and earphone-shared interface, speaker, microphone, and SIM card slot. The volume adjustment button and the power button are located on the right side of the phone.

Inside the package, there are a fast charging kit, a silicone phone case, an instruction manual, a SIM card pin, and a promotional page for the joint partner of the track.


iQOO 11 is equipped with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, which is based on TSMC’s 4nm process technology and introduces the Cortex-X3 large core and Cortex-A715 medium core. Theoretically, the multi-core performance will be greatly improved. The performance of the latest Adreno 730 GPU has increased by about 25%. The energy efficiency is increased by 45%, supports hardware-level ray tracing, and is supplemented by up to four-channel 12GB LPDDR5X 8533Mbps memory and UFS 4.0 specification flash memory.

1. AnTuTu

After the comprehensive performance test of AnTuTu, the comprehensive score broke through the 1.2 million mark, reaching 129W+, of which the CPU theoretical performance score was 271307 points, and the GPU theoretical performance score was 581374 points, which were respectively improved by about 20% compared with the previous generation Samsung 4nm process Snapdragon 8 , 35%, the graphics processing capability of the second-generation Snapdragon 8 has improved significantly.

In addition, due to the introduction of UFS 4.0, the memory score reached 246157, which is nearly 43% higher than that of the previous generation Snapdragon 8+UFS 3.1. We will also do storage tests below.

2. Master Lu

In Master Lu’s comprehensive performance test, the comprehensive score reached 1,269,733 points, including 373,154 points for CPU, 507,035 points for GPU, 129,003 points for RAM, and 2,605,141 points for storage.

3. Geekbench

In the CPU single test, the single-core score reached 1415, and the multi-core score was 4978. Compared with Snapdragon 8, the single-core score increased by 12.6%, and the multi-core score increased by 41.9%.

4. GFXBench

GPU single test, GFXBench we selected 1080P resolution Aztec ruins OpenGL, Aztec ruins Vulkan, racing car chase, Manhattan 3.1, Manhattan, Tyrannosaurus rex, among which the Aztec ruins OpenGL frame The frame rate is 153FPS, the Aztec ruins Vulkan frame rate is 179FPS, the car chase frame rate is 127FPS, and the Manhattan 3.1 frame rate reaches 219FPS, which is a nearly 37% improvement compared to Snapdragon 8.

In the early stage of the test, the temperature of the mobile phone was not high, and the frame rate ran out was not much different. We mainly look at the last two Manhattan off-screen tests and Tyrannosaurus rex off-screen tests. iQOO 11 can run 325FPS and 494FPS respectively, which is about 60.5% higher than that of the Snapdragon 8.

5. Androbench

For the storage test, we use Adrobench. The sequential read rate reaches 3530.87MB/s, and the sequential write rate reaches 2642.92MB/s. The UFS 4.0 specification storage and the previous generation UFS 3.1 have increased the read and write rates by 90% and 47% respectively.

In terms of random reading and writing, they reached 349.35MB/s and 472.73MB/s respectively, which are about 17.3% and 17.2% higher than the previous generation.

Game Test

Thanks to the high refresh rate of 144Hz on the screen of iQOO 11, the mobile phone is also honored to be the first model of the 144-frame high-frame mode of Call of Duty, so we also experienced the smooth experience brought by the 144Hz high-frame-rate game with smooth picture quality.

In the game testing session, we tested in an office environment with a room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and used the mainstream “Call of Duty”, “Honor of Kings” and the so-called mobile game killer “Yuan Shen” to test its frame rate and temperature.

1. Call of Duty

With smooth picture quality, the mobile phone can output a game frame rate of up to 144Hz. After nearly 15 minutes of testing in three rounds of team battle games, the average frame rate of the game reached 143FPS, with a standard deviation of 2.52. The overall fluctuation range is not large. The game The process is stable and smooth.

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the phone is only 35.7 degrees Celsius, and the temperature on the back of the phone is also 35.7 degrees Celsius. Holding the phone with both hands does not cause irritation due to overheating.

2. Glory of Kings

The Honor of Kings mobile game can output 120FPS images at the highest quality. After a game test of nearly 20 minutes in a team battle, there were only two obvious frame drops in the whole game, and the whole frame rate can be maintained on a horizontal line. The process is silky and smooth.

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the phone is 36.8 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature on the back of the phone is 37.3 degrees Celsius.

3. Original God

The Yuanshen mobile game known as the mobile phone killer, in the game test for nearly 20 minutes with the highest quality + 60 frame mode turned on, there were only 5 obvious frame drops in the whole game, mainly due to zooming in when killing monsters. There will be a slight freeze from time to time, but it does not affect the overall fluency of the game. The average frame rate reaches 60FPS, and the standard deviation is 1.03. Among the many models we have tested, iQOO 11 is extremely optimized for Yuanshen mobile games. , enough to enter the first echelon.

In terms of temperature, the highest temperature on the front of the phone is 40.2 degrees Celsius, and the back of the phone is 41 degrees Celsius. With such a smooth game performance, this temperature is really nothing. Although it is a bit hot to hold with both hands, considering the temperature control strategy of iQOO 11 Performance is the priority, followed by temperature, so if you are concerned, you can consider matching it with a heat dissipation back clip, which can also cool down the phone when playing games in summer.


iQOO 11 has three rear cameras. The main camera uses the ancestral 5000-pixel Samsung S5KGN5 CNOS, 1/1,57-inch photosensitive unit, 1.0μm single pixel, 23mm equivalent focal length, and supports OIS optical image stabilization. Self-developed V2 chip,

The telephoto lens is equipped with a 13-megapixel Samsung S5K3L6 sensor and supports 2X optical zoom.

The ultra-wide-angle lens uses an 8-megapixel CMOS and supports a 116° field of view.

At the same time, there is an anti-flicker light sensor on the back of the mobile phone, which can effectively reduce the image interference caused by the moiré fringe on the screen when using the mobile phone to shoot TV, computer screen, and other display devices.

The installation of this sensor not only improves this image interference, but also controls the light on the screen at night, and also controls the light on the screen when light enters from the back, reducing eye irritation at night.

We used the three lenses of iQOO 11 to take many samples. Next, let’s take a look at its imaging performance. How much improvement can the self-developed V2 chip bring to the image?

Main camera

The above samples are taken by the main camera during the daytime. Although the sensor is the same as the previous generation, with the blessing of the CV2 image chip, the pictures taken in various scenes are very pure.

The 50 Megapixels retain more details, and the depth of the blue sky restores its true color without being too bright.

For the display of buildings, the layering is rich, the picture is bright, and the enlarged branches and leaves do not have a particularly large sense of smear.

In the night scene, combined with the self-developed V2 image chip and Raw video NR 3.0 algorithm tuning, it ensures the high purity of the proofs, eliminates more noise in the dark part, and the colors presented are more suitable for the actual scene, with almost no overexposure situation occurs.

However, when shooting high-brightness lighting, there will be some ghosting, which needs to be adjusted to a special angle to avoid it. I hope it can be improved in subsequent products.


In the daytime scene with the telephoto lens, the picture captured by the 2x optical zoom is very pure, the picture is transparent and bright, the details are restored in place, the color is biased, and the latitude performance is also very satisfactory.

In night scenes, the telephoto lens has excellent light control without any optical defects such as glare and ghosting, but with the V2 chip’s image tuning, the image quality is also quite high.

Ultra Wide Angle

The ultra-wide-angle lens can record images in an ultra-wide range. The distortion on both sides of the wide-angle lens sample of iQOO 11 is well controlled, which can meet the needs of daily shooting and deal with some relatively wide images without pressure.

The ultra-wide-angle lens of iQOO 11 also supports the night scene mode. The white balance in the proofs is adjusted accurately. Compared with the main camera, there is no obvious color cast, and the colors are rich, and it does not look particularly abrupt.


iQOO 11 has a built-in 5000mAh high-capacity battery that supports up to 120W flash charging.

Charging test

After testing, it takes 29 minutes to charge the mobile phone from 5% to 28% in 5 minutes, 49% in 10 minutes, and 80% in 20 minutes.

The charging speed of iQOO 11 is among the best in the field of flagship phones. When traveling, with the help of the official fast charging kit, it can quickly recover blood in 10 minutes without power. Are you anxious about power? nonexistent.

Endurance test

For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology.

In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate realistic usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.

We changed the screen brightness to 50% manually, the screen refresh rate is smart refresh, the power mode is “balanced”, the resolution is 3200×1440 (2K level), and the test starts from 100% power.

After testing, it takes 7 hours and 10 minutes for iQOO 11 to consume from 100% to 20%. After conversion, the full battery life can reach nearly 9 hours.

With such a result, for moderate mobile phone users, it is easy to persist for a whole day from morning to night. If you really care about battery life, you can reduce the resolution and refresh rate of the phone to ensure longer battery life.

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An excellent flagship mobile phone not only depends on the level of processing performance but also depends on the screen quality, image capability, heat dissipation performance, and a complete system of system optimization.

The Samsung E6 2K screen equipped with iQOO 11 is absolutely top-notch in terms of display quality. With the support of the self-developed V2 imaging chip, no matter the telephoto, night scene, or ultra-wide-angle, the three-camera images can shoot excellent pictures, and the low-temperature feeling of The intelligent cooling system also lays the foundation for a good gaming experience.

1. The new self-developed V2 chip night scene tuning is gratifying

Although iQOO 11 does not use the latest CMOS, thanks to the self-developed V2 imaging chip, when shooting at night, no matter the main camera, ultra-wide-angle, or telephoto lens, its imaging quality is still amazing. Both the control effect and the film-forming rate have been significantly improved.

2. The first Samsung E6 direct screen 2K resolution is clear and eye-friendly

The Samsung E6 direct screen first launched in iQOO 11 has reached the first echelon in the industry in terms of the realistic quality of the screen by virtue of its excellent color adjustment, the combination of software and hardware, the adaptive high refresh rate of 144Hz and the instantaneous touch sampling rate of 1200Hz. The fluency and the response rate of sliding are silkier in appearance.

2K resolution combined with 1440MHz high-frequency PWM dimming, not only clear but also more eye-friendly when using the screen in daily use.

3. The second-generation Snapdragon 8 chip Yuanshen runs at 60 frames

iQOO 11 is equipped with the latest second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, which is also the most powerful mobile chip so far. After our actual testing, the highest quality of the Yuanshen mobile game can run at 60FPS.

TSMC’s 4nm mature technology has also ushered in a big upgrade for its power consumption. The maximum temperature of the game body for 20 minutes is only 41 degrees Celsius. This is completely unimaginable in the Snapdragon 8 era at the beginning of this year.

On the whole, iQOO 11 is a flagship mobile phone with strong comprehensive capabilities and exclusive image optimization. The 2K resolution + Samsung E6 substrate screen, combined with 1440MHz high-frequency PWM dimming technology, makes iQOO 11 have the most A good direct screen, whether it is a game lover or a photo lover, is worth considering.

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