iQOO Neo 6 SE Review: A Snapdragon 870 Budget Gaming Phone

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The newly launched iQOO Neo 6 SE is equipped with a reduced price and a cheaper price. In the past two years, the chip battle between MediaTek and Qualcomm has become increasingly fierce, and it has greatly stimulated the leap in the terminal mobile phone market. The most intuitive feeling it brings to the public is that the sub-flagship mobile phone that used to be priced at 3,000 yuan has now dropped to 1999. Since the beginning of the year, mainstream users have had more choices in purchasing machines.

iQOO, known as “dare to leapfrog”, is also one of them, and it has also accelerated the pace of releasing new phones. Not long after iQOO Neo6 was just released, it has now launched the latest iQOO Neo6 SE, named “SE”, which is A reduced version of iQOO Neo 6.

First of all, from the positioning point of view, iQOO Neo 6 SE still focuses on the game experience. The official said that it has achieved excellent results in multiple dimensions such as power consumption, temperature rise, and average frame rate, and has passed the KPL competition machine test certification.

In terms of specifications, iQOO Neo6 SE has the same core specifications as iQOO Neo6. The screen is also a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with E4 luminous material, the charging specification is also the same 80W flash charge, and the rear camera is also a 64-megapixel main camera.

The slight difference is that the iQOO Neo6 SE’s chip has been reduced from the flagship Snapdragon 8 to the U Snapdragon 870, the gaming god used in the mid-range machine, and the sub-camera ultra-wide-angle lens has also been reduced from 12 million to 8 million, but the price has dropped from 2799. Yuan will reach 1999 yuan, about 800 yuan cheaper.

As a Neo series game model, iQOO Neo6 SE uses a large-area liquid-cooled VC soaking version + a stacked liquid-cooled heat dissipation system composed of five layers of three-dimensional graphite. The total heat dissipation area is as high as 36907 square millimeters, and the performance release should have a good performance.

Now let’s take a look at the performance of the iQOO Neo6 SE.

Design & Appearance

The front of the iQOO Neo 6 SE is very similar to iQOO Neo6. It uses a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with E4 luminescent material, which has also been used by many flagship models.

The refresh rate supports 60Hz/120Hz/smart switching three-speed adjustment, as well as 2400×1080 resolution, 6 million:1 contrast ratio, 100% P3 color gamut display specifications, are not bad, and it has also passed HDR10+ certification and SGS Eye Care Display certification.

The “Neon” color scheme is also very individual. It can change the color according to the light. The waistline on both sides has also been over-processed in 2.5D, and the hand feel is relatively comfortable.

The rear camera module is designed with a film cloud level. iQOO said that the camera module design is a tribute to 35mm film and Polaroid photo paper, and presents retro image elements on Qihoo’s mobile phone.

The top and bottom details of the fuselage are at a glance, with a conventional SIM card slot, noise-canceling microphone, speakers, and a USB-C interface. The power button and volume up and down buttons are on the right side of the phone.

The iQOO Neo6 SE supports 80W fast charging, and the 80W charging head is already included in the box, so users do not need to buy it again, causing waste.

Hardware & Performance

The chip of the IQOO NEO 6 SE is the Snapdragon 870, which uses TSMC’s 7nm advanced process technology and adopts a 1+3+4 three-cluster eight-core architecture.

Next, let’s test the benchmark of iQOO Neo6 SE.

AnTuTu

AnTuTu scored 740408 points, surpassing nearly 63% of users. Among them, the CPU score is 197576 points, the GPU score is 246593 points, the memory score is 136810 points, and the UX score is 159429 points.

GeekBench 5

In the Geekbench 5 test, the single-core score was 983 and the multi-core score was 3126.

GFXBench

The results in GFXBench also belong to the performance that the Snapdragon 870 should have.AndroBench

AndroBench

In AndroBench, the sequential read speed is 1740 MB/s, the write speed is 777MB/s, and the random read and write speed is over 320MB/s, which is the level of UFS 3.1 flash memory.

However, slightly different from the UFS 3.1 flash memory on the market, iQOO and Samsung jointly developed UFS Deep Defragmentation 2.0, which can reduce the probability of file fragmentation by 25% and improve the life of UFS.

After defragmentation, the most obvious thing is to install large files. The speed will be faster than the general UFS 3.1. It only takes 1.65 seconds to install a large 2GB file.

iQOO Neo 6 SE can be said to be very good for the performance tuning of Snapdragon 870, and it has reached its limit.

Game Experience

As the iQOO Neo6 SE that has passed the KPL competition machine test certification, iQOO’s own Multi-Turbo 6.0 features such as memory fusion 2.0, application opening in seconds, and visual response priority mechanism, can bring players a good gaming experience and guarantee The system is lasting, smooth and stable.

In terms of performance release, players can also call out the game magic box in the sidebar, or pull down in the notification center to turn on the MONSTER mode to further release the maximum performance of the CPU and GPU.

In addition, the game center can also copy the screen and key settings of the great players with one click, bringing the same gaming experience as professional e-sports players.

Now let’s take a look at the actual gaming experience of iQOO Neo 6 SE.

QQ Speed

In “QQ Speed”, turn on ultra-high image quality, select ultra-clear resolution, and select the extremely high frame rate. During fast battles, the average frame rate is 119.6 FPS, the curve is almost a straight line, and it is very stable.

Yuanshen

“Genshin Impact”, as the game that can best experience the level of mobile phone tuning, we changed the picture quality to a very high +60 frames and turned off the motion blur.

After 15 minutes of random killing monsters and running maps, except for the frame rate fluctuation caused by loading the map, the curve is floating at 40-60 frames, and the average frame rate is 50 frames.

Considering the load of Genshin Impact, such curve fluctuations are very stable in 870, especially after 10 minutes, the curve remains at around 60 frames. If the player runs with the default quality, I believe that the game stability is better than in the above picture.

After 15 minutes of “Genshin Impact”, the temperature of the mobile phone chip reached 44.6 degrees and the body was 41.6 degrees.

However, the author’s hand feeling during the game is only a warm feeling. This should be because the thermal conductivity of the plastic material on the back is low, so it does not cause too obvious feeling in the hand.

It can also be seen that the heat dissipation of iQOO Neo6 SE is very reasonable, and even if you continue to play games for a long time, it will not cause much impact on the hand feel.

Cameras

The rear camera of iQOO Neo 6 SE is a three-camera solution consisting of a 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens + 2-megapixel macro lens. The main camera also supports OIS optical image stabilization, allowing users to take photos outdoors.

The sensor used in the main camera is the same Samsung GW1P as Neo6. The color reproduction is more accurate, and the latitude and resolution performance are also very good, which ensures the purity of the picture and the color style is relatively restrained. However, because the shooting is cloudy, the whole picture is cloudy. The proofs seem to be more “dull”.

The main camera can also ensure that the light and shade details of the light and shadow are in place, the proofs are pure and noise-free, and the color style is even better than the cloudy proofs above.

However, the author recommends avoiding light sources with a strong light when shooting to ensure the imaging effect of the proofs.

The ultra-wide-angle lens, 116° angle of view, can better highlight the spatial tension when shooting buildings. Although the details of 8 Megapixels are not comparable to the main camera, if you need multiple people to take photos together, or want to highlight the magnificent and broad vision of the building, it is completely enough.

However, readers found that the edge of the ultra-wide-angle screen will have a clear green edge during use, which may also be because the author got an engineering machine.

Battery

The iQOO Neo 6 SE uses a built-in 4700mAh battery, which supports dual-cell 80W flash charging. The interface is plated with rare precious metal rhodium ruthenium, which is resistant to corrosion and wear, and greatly reduces the failure rate of flash charging connection. Effectively prolong the service life.

The 80W flash charge can be charged to 59% in 15 minutes, and it only takes 31 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Charging Test

For the battery life, we use the professional battery life test tool – the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology to test. For the test items, we choose the limit battery endurance test, check all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing, simulate user usage scenarios, and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.

We set the manual brightness to 50%, the refresh rate is switched intelligently, and the test starts from 100% power. From 100% measurement to shutdown, the hardware dog gave a battery life result of 9 hours and 56 minutes. Such a result can easily support users for a day and a half in daily use. Even if you want to play games, you don’t have to worry too much about the battery problem.

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Verdict

Although the iQOO Neo 6 SE has shrunk some configurations and the price jumped to 1999 yuan, the gaming experience has not been discounted, and it has maintained a high level as always. It can be seen that it is also confident to pass the KPL competition machine test certification.

In terms of hardware, the excellent vision brought by the 120Hz E4 streamer screen, the immersive listening experience brought by the dual speakers, the 1200Hz instant touch sampling rate makes the response speed faster, and the X-axis linear motor can bring three-dimensional vibration to the game. Dimensional gaming experience, which fills the gaming experience at this price point.

In terms of game experience, iQOO’s unique Multi-Turbo 6.0 memory fusion 2.0, application seconds open, visual response priority mechanism, and other features optimize the hardware and software to ensure the stability of the game, coupled with the MONSTER mode, can be a Keys maximize the power of the hardware.

From the performance of “Yuan Shen”, it can be seen that with the stacked waterfall liquid cooling system, it also has an average performance of 50 frames in extremely high picture quality +60 frames, which is also relatively dazzling among many Snapdragon 870 models. The performance of other mobile games is even easier.

In terms of gameplay, the game center that comes with iQOO Neo6 SE can also copy the game settings and key positions of the “Peace Elite” God with one click, allowing players to get closer to the game God in terms of game operation experience. The game god of Pan is regarded as your exclusive e-sports coach.

As a gaming phone, the 80W flash charge can guarantee full blood revival in half an hour, and the 4700mAh battery can provide nearly 10 hours of battery life.

In terms of imaging, the 64-megapixel main camera on the iQOO Neo6 SE, although the imaging effect is not comparable to the imaging flagship mobile phone, the performance of night photography is beyond expectations, and it also prevents users from taking pictures at night. Awkward embarrassment. This iQOO Neo6 SE, born for games, starts at only 1999 yuan, are you excited?

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