iQOO 8 Pro Review: Ultimate Flagship With 120W Ultra-Fast Charge

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iQOO released the most powerful flagship phone so far iQOO 8 Pro, which is an all-round flagship stacked with top hardware. It is hard to say what its shortcomings are. Absolutely omnipotent without shortcomings, iQOO 8 Pro ultimate flagship phone review.

One of the biggest highlights of iQOO 8 Pro is the first Samsung E5 OLED screen with 14 DisplayMate A+ certifications . The resolution is 3200X1400, the refresh rate is up to 120Hz, the touch sampling rate is upgraded to 300Hz, and the latest LTPO technology is used. , It can be switched freely between 1 and 120Hz refresh rate, and the power consumption is 25% lower than the previous generation E4 screen.

This screen has also been upgraded in color display, with a native 10-bit color depth, a color display of 1.07 billion, a higher peak brightness of 1500 nits, a contrast ratio of 8 million:1, a 100% P3 wide color gamut, and HDR10 /HDR10+.

It is worth mentioning that this E5 screen also uses the latest micro prism technology, that is, before the screen is packaged, a layer of micro prisms are fabricated on the top of the screen with a low-temperature lithography process, so that each OLED pixel emits light that is scattered. It is easier to enter the human eye, making the screen light more focused, effectively reducing light loss, achieving higher light output efficiency, and making the screen brighter and more transparent. In the case of the same brightness, the power consumption is reduced by 8%.

In addition to the screen, other configurations are also top-of-the -line. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processor has a 5.2% increase in performance compared to the previous generation while maintaining the same power consumption, and a significant increase in DSP computing power by 33% , making it the flagship of the year The popularity of the platform has been fully launched.

The memory uses a faster and more power-saving full-blood version of 6400Mbps 12GB LPDDR5, and the flash memory uses a Samsung enhanced version of UFS 3.1 with faster reading and writing and less stuttering . The “performance iron triangle” combination also brings mobile phones Stronger performance support.

Of course, there is also a rear main camera equipped with micro-panel technology, 120W ultra-fast flash charging + 50W wireless flash charging + 10W reverse charging, this iQOO 8 Pro stacks all aspects to the extreme. Now let’s experience this phone. The picture below shows the iQOO 8 Pro parameter information:

Design & Appearance

It can be seen from the opening of the box that iQOO has brought the “speed aesthetics” elements of racing to the overall iQOO 8 Pro. The packaging box and mobile phone are full of racing elements, and the back of the mobile phone is made of carbon fiber textured plain leather, which makes the matte feel very comfortable.

The legendary color scheme continues the classic three-color pattern elements of iQOO. Red represents the passion and passion for racing; black represents the pursuit of technological innovation; blue represents the joy of exploring the unknown.

The line of English “Fascination Meets innovation” under iQOO means “the combination of charm and innovation”.

The front view of the iQOO 8 Pro mobile phone has a measurement size of 165.01X75.20X9.19mm. It is equipped with a hyperboloid AMOLED digging screen made of Samsung E5 light-emitting material. The display effect is very delicate and transparent. 92.2%.

Thanks to the curved design on the front and rear of the left and right edges, holding it on the back will not cause you to hold hands.

There is one more detail. This time iQOO 8 Pro is the first domestically developed ultrasonic 3D wide-area fingerprint based on Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic second-generation sensor technology . It only needs one time to enter successfully, while the traditional photoelectric fingerprint module needs to enter at least 15 times. At the same time, the fingerprint recognition area has also been expanded, so there is no need to madly poke at this small fingerprint area, and it can be done blindly in daily use.

The camera is an L-shaped three-camera solution with a specification of 50MP  main camera lens + 48 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens + 16MP image lens, which is an improvement over the previous generation’s overall specifications.

The thickness of the middle frame is only 9.19mm, and the weight of the body is 202.5g, but the weight distribution is relatively even, there will be no so-called “top-heavy” problem, and it is more comfortable to hold in your hand. The physical buttons are on the right side of the fuselage, and there are no buttons on the left side. From left to right in the figure, they are: power button, volume down/up button.

The top is relatively simple, with grooves in the middle frame, the hole on the right is the noise reduction microphone, and the white bars on the left and right are the antennas. From left to right at the bottom: speaker, Type USB-C interface, noise reduction microphone, SIM card slot.

The white bar on the left in the middle is also an antenna. The advantage of this multi-antenna is that there will be no “death grip” phenomenon when playing games and watching videos on the horizontal screen. It is also the mainstream antenna solution for mobile phones now.

Moreover, the upper speaker of iQOO 8 Pro uses the 1210 closed box for the first time, and the equivalent cavity volume is increased from 0.5cc to 0.7cc. It is matched with the 1611+BOX super linear speaker with independent sound cavity at the bottom, so that the upper and lower speakers are two speakers. The balance is better.

The addition of stereo dual speakers can bring surround sound effects while significantly improving the user’s listening experience.

iQOO 8 Pro also comes with a white protective case, and also uses the same carbon fiber texture as the body. The joint name of iQOO and BMW M Motorsport is also written in the lower right corner of the protective case. The included charging head supports multiple output powers of 10W, 18W, 33W, 50W, and 120W.

Hardware

In the past, the iQOO flagship phones we tested used the strongest processing platform + top memory + top storage in the Android camp at that time, also known as the performance “iron triangle” combination, and of course this time is no exception.

The processor uses the latest 5nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus, adopts a 1+3+4 three-cluster design, one X1 high-performance super core + three A78 high-performance large cores + four A55 high-efficiency small cores, compared with the previous generation main The frequency is increased to 3.0GHz, the built-in 6th-generation Qualcomm AI engine has a computing power of 32 TOPS, and the AI ​​performance has increased by more than 20%.

Of course, the top-level memory and storage are used. The memory uses the current top-level 6400Mbps LPDDR5 , and the flash memory also uses the fastest UFS 3.1 .

Next, let’s take a look at the specific performance of this performance “iron triangle”.

Master Lu

Master Lu scored 899,476 points in the performance test, ranking fourth on the list, surpassing 99% of mobile phones, and absolutely top presence.

GeekBench 5

We chose the mainstream GeekBench 5 to test. In the running score, the single-core score was 1120 and the multi-core score was 3624. The multi-core score is 80 points higher than the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5s Pro, which is the main e-sports and powerful heat dissipation. It is a new record.

GFXBench

Judging from the GFXBench running score, the overall score is slightly higher than the graphics score of Snapdragon 888. Although there is no frequency upgrade for the Snapdragon 888 Plus GPU, it seems that higher CPU performance and computing power have also driven the improvement of GPU performance.

AndroBench

The continuous reading and writing speed of AndroBench running score is 1932MB/s, 784MB/s, which belongs to the dual-channel UFS 3.1, which is considered to be a relatively mainstream speed.

Game experience

Graphics performance has always been Qualcomm’s strong point. This time, the Snapdragon 888 PLus integrates Adreno 660 GPU and integrates Elite Gaming technology.

This is Qualcomm launched a hardware and software feature mainly for mobile games, and supports physical rendering, HDR10 rendering and display, which can bring better game support and ultra-smooth response speed to mobile phones, and also allow players to experience high-end mobile games. The pleasure of swimming.

Moreover, iQOO 8 Pro also added an additional independent display chip, with this chip, it brings “game frame insertion” and “power optimization”. For supported games, after enabling “Game Interpolation”, the game can be upgraded to 120 frames.

The original god

In “Original God”, known as the “baking phone”, we have turned the game’s picture quality to a very high level, and the frame rate has been changed from the default 30 frames to 60 frames.

From the perspective of game performance, when fighting monsters and sprinting, the fluctuations are not very large, and they can generally be maintained at around 59 frames. Even if the frame rate fluctuations caused by map loading are included, the average frame rate is 56 frames.

Ace Battlefield

As the “Ace Battlefield” that supports 120Hz shooting games, of course, we have to try the full performance, pull the game picture quality to the highest, and turn it off to automatically reduce the picture quality and frame rate.

In the performance of the game, the average frame rate in the game is 118 frames. Similarly, the FPS curve does not fluctuate very much.

Glory of the King

As the most well-known MOBA domestic mobile game “Glory of the King”, of course, we also need to test it, and also pull the picture quality to the highest level and turn off the dynamic resolution.

However, this type of game is not very resource intensive, the real-time special effects are fully enabled, the number of frames in the game does not fluctuate much, and the average frame rate is 60 frames.

From the performance of our test, performance and games are at the top level in the mobile phone industry. There is no pressure to play all mobile game masterpieces, and they run almost at full frame. I directly call iQOO 8 Pro the flagship of the first echelon of Android. , Not too much.

Cameras

In terms of cameras, the rear of the iQOO 8 Pro uses a 50W megapixel main camera + 48 Megapixel ultra-wide angle + 16 Megapixel portrait three-camera solution.

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In terms of camera specifications, the main camera uses a 50-megapixel lens with a large-bottom gimbal. The IMX766V sensor jointly developed by iQOO and Sony has a 1/1.56” sensor size, 1.0µm unit pixel size, f/1.75 large aperture, and supports PDAF. For phase focusing, a 7P lens is used. The two sub-cameras respectively use a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel portrait lens.

The ultra-wide-angle lens uses the main camera-level Sony IMX598 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1/2″ sensor size, 0.8µm unit pixel size, and AF support. The portrait lens uses Samsung 3P9, f/2.23 aperture, 1/3.1″ sensor size, 1.0µm unit pixel size, 6P lens number, and 2.5x optical zoom, and uses 6P lens as the ultra-wide-angle lens.

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From these shooting proofs, we can see that the color performance and detail reduction of iQOO 8 Pro are in place, but the white balance of the main camera and the secondary camera are slightly different. Two colors of blue will appear when shooting the sky. Of course, this is also the mainstream flagship. There are often problems with the phone, and I hope that one day this problem can be improved.

It is worth noting that it should be due to the use of micro-head technology that is not afraid of dim light and anti-shake in the rear camera. Even when shooting night scenes with complex lighting, the effect of using the normal mode is very good, and the object details In place, the light and shadow display is moderate, and the difference is not too big from the special night scene mode. In fact, in terms of the color perception of the picture, it is more pleasing to the eye in the normal mode.

In this way, when you encounter a moment worth remembering at night, you don’t need to switch to a separate night scene mode at all, just take a shot at your fingertips, and it feels like a blockbuster.

Battery

Charging test

iQOO 8 Pro has a built-in 4500 mAh battery and supports 120W wired super flash charging. We collect data every 5 minutes. According to the actual measurement, the electricity starts from 3%, and it takes less than 10 minutes to exceed 60%, and it takes only 18 minutes to fully charge the battery, which is in full compliance with the official publicity. Your meal here is full of blood before you finish it.

Endurance test

For battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool-the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology for testing. In the test items, we checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, web browsing, simulating real usage scenarios, restoring the real load to the greatest extent, and infinitely close to the real power consumption .

For the battery dog, we check the limit battery endurance test, manually 50% brightness, start the test from 100%, and shut down after 7 hours and 48 minutes. According to the general user’s usage, it can be used intermittently throughout the day.

Read Also: Asus ROG 5S Pro Review: Gaming Beast With Snapdragon 888 Plus

Verdict

From the overall performance point of view, compared with the previous generation of products, the overall upgrade of iQOO 8 Pro is very obvious. Whether it is design, screen, performance, camera, fast charging and battery life, all aspects have reached a “bucket phones ” without shortcomings.

From the game alone, the independent display chip created by iQOO makes the game performance more stable and can achieve lower power consumption control, which is an advantage that many flagship phones do not have.

The addition of the X-axis linear motor, coupled with the faster heat conduction VC power pump liquid cooling technology, is the icing on the cake for gamers.

The addition of the E5 luminescent material screen, professional color adjustment, and the upgrade of dual speakers, whether it is film or game, brings a double feast of visual and auditory sense.

All of these are highly consistent with the positioning of iQOO and BMW M Motorsport mentioned at the beginning, bringing extreme performance and pure fun. iQOO has indeed carved these positionings into its own genes, constantly challenging itself and achieving better Well, enough to see how careful iQOO is.

iQOO 8 Pro has two color schemes: track version and legendary version. Each color can choose 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB version, the price is 4999 yuan, 5499 yuan, 5999 yuan respectively.

Now iQOO has opened pre-sales on major e-commerce platforms, and pre-sales can enjoy several benefits: 24 interest-free, free wired headsets, half-year extended warranty, and members also gift Bluetooth headsets. The rights and use rules are based on major e-commerce’s The instructions on the rights page shall prevail.

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