IQOO, own product line is relatively clear. In addition to the flagship models of the digital series, there are also the Z series and X series covering thousand yuan phones, as well as Neo series game models.
Now, we have received iQOO Neo 6 in punk color matching, 12GB+256GB version. iQOO Neo 6 can be said to have no compromises in design, fast charging, performance, imaging, and other aspects.
In terms of core configuration, iQOO Neo 6 uses Snapdragon 8 chip + enhanced version of 6400Mbps LPDDR5 memory + overclocked version of UFS 3.1 flash memory.
For more stable game performance, iQOO Neo 6 is also equipped with its own proud independent display chip Pro, which supports frame rate boost mode, which can insert some 60fps/90fps games to 90fps/120fps for perfect adaptation 120Hz high refresh rate brings smoother picture and also supports high frame low power consumption mode, which can reduce 90 frames of games to 45 frames and then insert frames to 90 frames, reduce the power consumption of high frame rate games and improve heat generation.
In addition to playing games, the independent display chip Pro can also be used for automatic screen brightness adjustment, reaching 16,000 levels, which is smoother and protects the eyes. At the same time, it can also make this high-quality Samsung E4 AMOLED screen more accurate in color display.
There is no concession in terms of the camera. The 64-megapixel main camera even supports OIS optical image stabilization. With a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle/macro lens and a 2-megapixel black-and-white lens, the practicality and gameplay are greatly increased.
Coupled with a 4700mAh battery, 80W fast charge, infrared remote control, and NFC, iQOO Neo6 can hardly find any shortcomings. It can be said to be one of the most comprehensive mobile phones on the market.
The following picture shows the specific parameters of iQOO Neo6:
Design & Appearance
The front of iQOO Neo 6 uses a 6.62-inch AMOLED straight screen with Samsung E4 luminescent material, supports 120Hz high refresh rate, 6 million:1 contrast ratio, 100% P3 color gamut, passed HDR10+ certification, and passed SGS Eye Care Display for eye protection Certified, the display is excellent.
This screen supports full-scene 60Hz/120Hz/smart switching three-speed adjustment, high brush and power consumption can be taken into account. There are also a two-finger 360Hz touch reporting rate and 1200Hz instantaneous sampling rate, which can bring a more accurate and sensitive operation experience to players who like to play games.
The screen of iQOO is a full screen with a hole in the center. The hole is equipped with a 16-megapixel front lens and a 5P lens. The chin is slightly wider than the upper and left borders.
In terms of system, it is equipped with the light and delicate Origin Ocean, with a new visual design, which is good-looking and easy to use. The back of iQOO is made of plain leather, and the bold and avant-garde orange is very textured, officially called “punk”.
The rear camera module adopts a classic two-color cloud-level shape. The upper part is three-shot and flash, and the lower part is printed with the Neo brand logo of Pixel Wind and the words of OIS optical image stabilization and AI camera.
On the rear, iQOO Neo 6 is equipped with three rear cameras, which are a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white lens. The lower part of the back has its own brand LOGO printed on it. The power button and volume up and down buttons are on the right side of the fuselage, the back is over-curved, and the 8.885mm fuselage is thinner in the hand.
The top and bottom details are at a glance. In addition to the Type-C port and SIM card slot, there are infrared remote controls, speakers, and noise-canceling microphones. List of accessories in the box, with protective case, card pin, charger, data cable, manual, etc. Details of the included charger, which can support up to 80W fast charging.
Hardware & Performance
iQOO Neo 6 is built with the new Snapdragon 8 flagship processor, the new Arm v9 architecture, 4nm process technology, the CPU is the new Kryo 780, which consists of a 3.0GHz Cortex-X2 super core + 3 2.5GHz Cortex-A710 large cores Core + 4 1.8GHz Cortex-A510 three-cluster architecture constitutes an 8-core processor, It also integrates a new generation of Adreno GPU and Spectra ISP, 7th generation Qualcomm AI engine, X65 5G modem, and RF system.
According to the official introduction, compared with the Snapdragon 888, the CPU performance of the Snapdragon 8 is increased by 20%, the peak GPU performance is greatly increased by 60%, and the AI computing power is increased by up to 400%. The progress is very obvious, and the power consumption is further reduced.
In order to maximize the hardware performance of iQOO Neo6, in the following performance tests and game experience parts, we have turned on the Monster mode to give full play to the potential of the Snapdragon 8.
AnTuTu surpassed one million and scored 1,003,639 points, surpassing 96% of users. Among them, the CPU score is 228,695 points, the GPU score is 440,883 points, the memory score is 166,843 points, and the UX score is 167,218 points. After the test, the core temperature was 7°C higher.
Master Lu also leaked one million and ran out of 1,079,408 points. Among them, the CPU score is 313367 points, the GPU score is 494184 points, the memory score is 99852 points, and the storage score is 172005 points.
We chose GeekBench 5, the mainstream processor benchmark software on the market, for testing, and the results were 1224 points for single-core and 3511 points for multi-core.
Using GFXbench to test GPU performance, the results belong to the regular Snapdragon 8 results.
The iQOO Neo6 uses an overclocked version of UFS 3.1 flash memory. In the AndroBench test, it achieved a sequential reading of 1912MB/s and writing of 1465MB/s, which is naturally much faster than the normal version of UFS 3.1. For installing applications, copying Documents and other scenarios can save a lot of time.
From the performance of the above performance tests, after all, Snapdragon 8 is the strongest processor in the current Android camp, and iQOO Neo6 has a relatively thorough performance release, which has reached the level of flagship mobile phones.
Qualcomm is very good at GPU tuning. The Adreno 730 GPU on the Snapdragon 8 chip can also be said to be the strongest graphics processor in the Android camp.
In terms of games, iQOO Neo6 also retains its own exclusive good show – the independent display chip Pro, in addition to providing more refined screen brightness adjustment, it can also help the GPU to render images with half the number of frames, which can effectively reduce the GPU image rendering pressure. The high-frame low-power mode can reduce the 90-frame game to 45 frames and then insert the frame to 90 frames, which can bring high frame rate performance in the game to further reduce the game power consumption, make the game more stable and perform more lasting.
Now the independent display chip Pro has been further upgraded. For supported games through the frame rate boost mode, the effect of frame insertion to 90 frames/120 frames can be achieved in the native 60 frames/90 frames mode.
In terms of game experience, although iQOO Neo 6 does not have the function of game shoulder buttons, it provides dual-control game pressure under the screen. Simply put, by turning on the screen pressure and setting the mapping button, taking the two mappings on the right side of the figure as an example, R1 and R2 can be in the red manipulation area, trigger R1 when the screen is pressed, and trigger R2 when the screen is released. , up to four button mappings can be implemented, which is particularly practical for situations that require combo moves or FPS games that need to use big moves.
Players can also set to single mapping and double mapping. I recommend turning on vibration feedback for a better gaming experience.
Next, let’s take a look at the stability of the game.
The Glory of the King
In “Honor of Kings”, we changed the frame rate to extremely high, the resolution to ultra-high, and the total picture quality defaulted to high-definition.
During the game, although the picture fluctuates slightly, the overall frame rate can be maintained at around 120 frames, with an average frame rate of 118 frames.
In “QQ Speed”, we changed the game’s image quality settings to ultra-high, the intra-office frame rate and the out-of-office frame rate to very high, the resolution to ultra-clear, and the special effect level to high.
In the fast-matching multiplayer game, except for the opening and ending animation parts, the overall frame rate can be maintained at around 120 frames, and the average frame rate is also 113 frames.
Genshin Impact, which is more hardware-hungry, can understand the performance tuning level and heat dissipation capacity of the mobile phone during the game, which is very suitable for extreme testing.
We changed the game image quality to very high quality, the frame rate to 60fps, and turned off motion blur. In developer options, enable extreme mode.
In “Genshin Impact”, we turned on the “frame rate boost” mode, but since the frame rate recording software we used does not support the detection frame insertion mode, the frame rate data is the result of sampling for the native resolution.
In the first 10 minutes, except for the fluctuations caused by loading maps and transferring maps, Genshin Impact can stabilize at 60 frames. Later, the mobile phone starts to heat up, and the game frame rate fluctuates between 40 and 55 frames, with an average performance of 54 frames.
From the perspective of the game curve, although there is a problem with heating and frequency reduction, with the blessing of the independent display chip Pro, the overall performance is relatively stable.
After turning on the “frame rate boost” mode, Genshin Impact can support up to 120 frames of screen display, and the author is indeed smoother in perception.
However, because the frame rate improvement is achieved by frame insertion, and the game screen is automatically calculated and generated in multiple frames, so in scenes with complex pictures and intense multi-player battles, there may be a slight loss of picture quality.
The rear camera of iQOO Neo6 consists of a three-camera solution consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white lens.
The 64-megapixel main camera sensor is Samsung GW1, f/1.89 aperture, the sensor size is 1/1.72 inches, the sensor unit pixel size is 0.8µm, and the pixel can reach 1.6µm through the pixel four-in-one technology, and OIS is also added. Optical image stabilization minimizes image blur caused by shaking.
The 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens sensor is Samsung 3L6, f/2.2 aperture, the sensor size is 1/3 inch, and the unit pixel size of the sensor is 1.12µm, which can provide a 116° ultra-wide angle of view, which is suitable for shooting buildings, or for shooting range. The wide panorama has a good performance.
The 2MP black and white lens has a /2.4 aperture, the sensor size is 1/5 inch, and the sensor unit pixel size is 1.75µm, which can provide more details in low light, and the auxiliary main camera can improve the imaging effect of the proofs.
In terms of the performance of the two sets of proofs, the white balance adjustment of the main camera and the ultra-wide-angle proofs is consistent, especially in the blue sky and green grass, and there is no chromatic aberration problem. Of course, because the main camera has higher pixels, it retains more details and has better resolution.
The ultra-wide-angle lens can also be used as a macro lens. Both colors and details can be taken into account. The background blur and excessive edges are more natural, and it can also highlight the layering of objects.
The iQOO Neo6 night shooting effect is also very good. It can show the bright and dark details of the building, the lighting and text are restored in place, there is basically no noise, and the picture effect is very pure.
iQOO Neo 6 has a built-in 4700mAh dual-cell battery, supports 80W super fast charging, adopts a dual-cell solution and FFC technology, and the charging time is greatly shortened; with a half-voltage charging chip, the charging conversion rate is as high as 98.5%, now we actually Come experience the charging speed of this phone.
We start charging from 5% of the battery, and it can be charged to 46% in 10 minutes. After 50%, it stabilizes at a rate of 12%-13% every 5 minutes. The 4700mAh battery is fully charged in 33 minutes.
Battery life test
For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog produced by Kuai Technology to test.
For the test items, we chose the limit battery endurance test, and checked all test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing, simulating real usage scenarios and restoring the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.
We changed the screen brightness to manual 50%, kept the screen refresh rate as smart refresh, and set the power mode to “balanced”, starting the test from 100% power.
Since it was interrupted once during the test when the remaining power was 41%, we continued the test until it was turned off on this basis, and the two battery life results were superimposed for 8 hours and 42 minutes. According to the general user’s usage, it can provide about half of the indirect usage time.
Although iQOO Neo 6 is positioned as a gaming phone, it is not biased. It has reached a balanced and high level in terms of quality, performance, image, and fast charging.
Let’s talk about quality first. At this price, it is almost difficult to find a mobile phone made of plain leather. With the bold and avant-garde orange, it looks very textured.
With a thickness of nearly 8.9mm and a weight of 194g, it is not cumbersome to hold in the hand, and it will not be tired if you hold it for a long time.
The performance is not bad, AnTuTu and Master Lu both broke one million, iQOO’s independent display chip Pro, combined with Snapdragon 8’s Adreno GPU, only needs to render half the number of frames, which reduces the pressure on the SoC, plus 46662 square meters Millimeter stacked rare earth heat dissipation, allowing the game to run more lastingly and stably.
Through the function of “increasing the frame rate”, even if “Genshin Impact” natively supports up to 60 frames, it can achieve 120 frames through frame insertion, making the game screen smoother.
The independent display chip Pro can not only be used in games, but with the photosensitive sensor, the automatic brightness adjustment of the 16,000-level screen makes it more comfortable to watch, and there will no longer be a situation where the screen is bright and dark, and the eyes are uncomfortable.
In terms of game experience, iQOO Neo also uses two linear motors, which can sense the enemy’s position through the direction of the bullet. Coupled with closed stereo dual speakers, it is not a problem to listen to the sound.
In terms of imaging, the triple camera consisting of 64MP main cameras + 12MP ultra-wide-angle + 2MP black and white lenses has also added OIS optical anti-shake, which was ignored by previous gaming phones, and combined with black and white lenses, it brings better picture quality performance. What is even rarer is that the white balance adjustment is very consistent, which is basically comparable to the performance of video mobile phones.
Although it is not equipped with a special macro lens, the 12MP ultra-wide-angle lenses can also take into account the macro, which greatly increases the practicality. The fast-charging iQOO Neo6 is naturally not ignored. Equipped with 80W flash charging, it only takes 10 minutes to recover 46% of blood, and it only takes half an hour to be full of blood.
Although this iQOO Neo6 is positioned as a relatively friendly gaming phone, its performance has reached the level of flagship phones in all aspects, and it can be said that there are almost no shortcomings. Are you excited about such a cost-effective iQOO Neo 6?