if you can achieve an “all-round” experience, the cost will inevitably rise. However, iQOO, which focuses on the ultimate price-performance ratio, and the recently released IQOO Z8, can be said to be the “all-around phone” in the affordable phone. On the basis of maintaining the 120W of the previous generation, it has raised the experience in all directions to a higher level.
The front of the iQOO Z8 is equipped with a 6.64-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2388×1080, supports 100% movie-grade P3 color gamut, 120Hz seven-speed variable speed high-brush, 240Hz game touch sampling rate, and the screen has passed the factory. Adjust to ensure more accurate screen colors.
The global maximum brightness and local peak brightness can reach 650nit. This screen also has hardware-level anti-blue light, global DC dimming and other features, so as to effectively protect users’ eyes.
The size is 164.58×75.8×8.79mm, and the weight is 200g. If you are used to the “half catty” feel of the flagship phone, you will feel that the iQOO Z8 is light and moist. The color we received is Moon Porcelain White, which is inspired by traditional porcelain and reproduced with modern technology, and finally presents the same excellent texture as ceramics, giving people a simple and gentle feeling.
In terms of hand feel, because the back is polished using a glaze condensation process, it gives it a silky texture like gelatin. The lens Deco uses a one-piece porcelain paste process, which makes the metal decorative ring and the module lens seamlessly connected. iQOO Z8 uses a dual-camera solution consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera + a 2-megapixel professional depth-of-field lens.
The front camera uses a 16-megapixel sensor and also uses closed stereo dual speakers that are rare for thousand-yuan phones. A look at the top and bottom of iQOO Z8, USB Type-C interface, SIM card slot, noise-canceling microphone are all available, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is also retained.
The volume key and power button of iQOO Z8 are located on the right side of the fuselage, and the power button integrates a fingerprint recognition module. A 120W charger is included in the package.
iQOO Z8 is equipped with the performance iron triangle of Dimensity 8200 chip + LPDDR5 memory + UFS 3.1 flash memory. This chip is the sub-flagship product after the Dimensity 9200 flagship core.
For heat dissipation, a 3002mm2 large-area VC liquid-cooled vapor chamber is used, and a water storage groove is added at the bottom, which can improve the recovery efficiency of the vapor chamber coolant and avoid the problem of poor experience caused by heat accumulation in the chip.
It consists of 20000mm2 graphite heat dissipation film, 846mm2 heat dissipation copper foil and 160mm2 high thermal conductivity gel, forming a total heat dissipation area of 25026mm2, which also makes the heat dissipation more efficient. With 7 temperature sensors, the performance of iQOO Z8 can be released more stably.
Judging from the test results, the performance of the Dimensity 8200 chip mobile platform was fully utilized, and it achieved a score of 961,476 points in AnTuTu V10, of which the sub-project CPU scored 284,054 points, the GPU scored 238,557 points, and the memory scored 217,567 points. , UX is 221298 points.
In the GeekBench6 single test of the CPU, the single-core score was 1272 points and the multi-core score was 4055 points; in the GFXBench single-way test of the GPU, the 1080P Tyrannosaurus Rex off-screen can reach up to 284 FPS, which are all the results that the Dimensity 8200 should have achieved.
AndroBench’s sequential read can reach 1.9GB/s, sequential write 1.8GB/s, random read 351MB/s, random write 436MB/s, UFS 3.1 level.
From the perspective of comprehensive strength, iQOO Z8 is good in all aspects and has no obvious shortcomings, which is also a guarantee of a good experience.
In this round of testing of the national-level MOBA game “Honor of Kings” we tested, in the game quality, the frame rate was changed to extremely high, the resolution was changed to ultra-high, and the overall picture quality was changed to ultra-clear.
After 10 minutes of human-machine melee in “Honor of Kings”, the overall frame rate was very stable, with an average frame rate of 119 FPS. Smile stuttering was only 1.9 in 10 minutes. The experience in the game is smooth and will not occur. The feeling of stuttering, the pressure of this game on iQOO Z8 is actually not too great.
Using an infrared temperature controller to detect the back temperature of iQOO, the area where the chip is located is only 40°C, and the holding area is only 31.9°C. You won’t feel hot even after playing for half an hour in summer.
In the hardware killer “Genshin Impact”, we changed the image quality to extremely high, and based on this, changed the frame rate to 60 frames.
During the game, we will test in the main city scene of Fontaine, a new scene in version 4.0. Thanks to the improvement in heat dissipation specifications, even within 10 minutes of gaming, the game fluctuations are more obvious, with a slight lag of 114.5 within 10 minutes, which means there will be a certain feeling of lag during the game. What is eye-catching is its frame rate, which can be maintained within the baseline of 60 FPS, and the average frame rate of 55.9 FPS is an excellent performance in a thousand yuan phone.
It is recommended that players lower the picture quality properly when playing Genshinshin. After reducing the screen pressure, the game experience will be smoother and smoother.
The chip area on the back reaches a maximum temperature of 46.1°C, and the bottom holding area is only 42.8°C. However, due to the use of VC Ice Extreme three-dimensional heat dissipation + the glaze condensation process on the back, the back actually does not feel that hot to the touch. I can still say that. Continue to hold the phone and continue to play, so we can see that iQOO Z8 does have a hand in heat dissipation adjustment.
The rear of iQOO Z8 adopts a dual-camera solution, which is a 64-megapixel OV64B main camera, supplemented by a 2-megapixel professional blur lens. It can satisfy whether you want to take landscapes or portraits.
Thanks to the high resolution brought by 64 Megapixels, and the rare OIS blessing in the thousand-yuan phone, the problem of blurring caused by hand shake is greatly reduced, and the film can be produced with a single shot.
Moreover, through the Remosaic function of the main camera hardware, the picture quality is also high enough in the 2x focal length, the perspective relationship is more in line with real vision, and there is almost no obvious distortion problem.
In terms of style, the saturation is slightly higher, and the look and feel is more pleasing to the eye.
The night sample of iQOO Z8 is excellent in the category of thousand yuan phones. The image is relatively pure, and there is no obvious glare problem in normal environments. However, it is recommended to avoid strong light environments when taking pictures to make it easier to take pictures.
Thanks to the RAWHDR 3.0 algorithm, it can faithfully restore the true color and brightness of highlights. On this basis, it further improves the contrast between cold and warm, making night sky shooting more brilliant.
This kind of performance has also overturned the previous concept that thousand yuan phones have poor photos. The horizontal comparison is quite good in the same level. Of course, the price is here, and naturally it cannot be compared with the flagship camera.
iQOO Z8 uses the fastest 120W super fast charge in the thousand-yuan range. You must know that this specification is only available on performance flagship phones.
Even if it is a non-iQOO fast charger, as long as it supports the fusion fusion fast charging protocol, it can achieve a charging power of up to 30W.
With a large 5000mAh battery, it theoretically has a good battery life, and this battery supports 1460 deep charge and discharge cycles. Calculating the frequency of one charge per day, the battery health can be greater than 80% after four years.
It takes only 28 minutes to charge up to 88% in 20 minutes after charging 10% for 47%.
It can be charged for most of the day with a daily charge, and it will be full of blood before watching an episode of the drama.
For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog produced by Kuai Technology.
For the test items, we chose the extreme battery life test and checked all test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate user usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption situation.
We adjusted the screen refresh rate of iQOO Z8 to adaptive, set the brightness to 50% manually and turned off the automatic brightness. After the Battery Dog test, the battery was consumed from 100% to 2%, and the result was 9 hours and 50 minutes. This result can easily meet the user’s daily use needs.
From the whole experience, iQOO Z8 can’t find any obvious faults in terms of texture, image, performance, battery life, and charging, and its performance exceeds the level of a thousand-yuan phone.
The Dimensity 8200 mobile platform used in iQOO Z8 has very obvious advantages. It releases the performance in place and brings a smooth and non-stuttering experience. But the most surprising thing for the author is “Genshin Impact”, which can be played in 10 minutes. No frame drops, maintained at 60 FPS.
In contrast, flagship models such as the Snapdragon 888 and the first-generation Snapdragon 8, unless passive cooling is used, will obviously lock the frame after 3 minutes. This also shows that iQOO Z8 has put a lot of effort into its heat dissipation and system scheduling. The thousand-yuan performance has such a performance, which is really eye-catching.
In terms of video, iQOO Z8 abandons the vicious circle of “making up the numbers in order to look strong” for thousand-yuan phones, and Blue Factory has unique optimization in the image, breaking the consumer’s “thousand-yuan phones can only scan codes” Inherent impression.
In fact, its performance is also surprising enough. It is easy to meet the needs of users to take pictures in most usage scenarios, and it can even cope with the night environment. It is hard to imagine that this is the level that a thousand yuan phone should have. iQOO Z8 also retains the combination of the previous generation’s 120W super fast charge + 5000mAh large battery. The “leapfrog” experience brought by the decentralization of the flagship is also obvious.
It only takes half an hour to charge to full blood, which can bring nearly 10 hours of battery life . You can easily cope with watching a drama or going out to play a game every day, so that you can say goodbye to battery life anxiety. It also supports 7.5W wired reverse charging, which can charge devices such as TWS headphone charging boxes that are running out of power, maintaining a smooth and continuous connection experience at all times.
In summary, iQOO Z8 is a more versatile “bucket phone” at the price of a thousand yuan phone. It is hard to imagine that the starting price of iQOO Z8’s 8GB+256GB is only 1699, and the top configuration of 12GB+512GB is only 1999 yuan.
If your budget is not sufficient and you want a thousand yuan phone that is close to the flagship experience, then I believe this “all-around player” iQOO Z8 is your best choice.
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