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Vivo iQOO Z5 Review

The Vivo iQOO Z5 is the successor of the iQOO Z3 5G. The smartphone was announced in India with impressive specifications such as a nice camera set up, 5G network support, generous inbuilt storage, and a big battery capacity.

Vivo iQOO Z5

Vivo iQOO Z5

Vivo iQOO Z5 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Android 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
  • 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 12GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side)
  • 5G Network
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fast charging 44W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

The Vivo iQOO Z5 has a great body design. The maker equipped the phone with a smooth body wrapped with a Panda Glass on the front and a plastic back and frame. It measures 164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm in dimensions and weighs 193 grams.

On the front, it has a screen display size of 6.67-inch with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The display features 16.7 million colors, a 1500: 1 contrast ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Apart from the IPS LCD panel powering the screen, it also has a DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10 content, 91.36% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a centered punch hole for the front camera.

Camera

As for the camera setup, the Vivo iQOO Z5 is blessed with a triple rear camera consisting of a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW3 shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide unit sensor, and a 2MP macro snapper. The camera has LED flash, HDR, panorama and can record [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps videos. The front camera is 16 MP for selfies.

Hardware and Software

On the performance, the Vivo iQOO Z5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset based on a 6nm process node and an octa-core processor clocking at 4×2.4 GHz.
It has Adreno 642L GPU with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The handset has an ‘Extended RAM 2.0’ (virtual RAM) feature and a 28837mm² liquid cooling system. It runs on Android  11 OS.

Battery and Network

Keeping the device on is a nonremovable battery of 5,000mAh with support for 44W FlashCharge fast charging technology. It has dual SIMs with 4G LTE, 5Gdual-band WiFi, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO), USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

As for the sensors, there is an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass. Other features on the iQOO Z5 include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual stereo speakers, and a linear vibration motor.

Vivo iQOO Z5 Price and Availability

The Vivo iQOO Z5 will sell for $326 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and $366 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.

In Nigeria, it will sell for 135,000 Naira, about 2,000 Ghs in Ghana, and 37,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Vivo iQOO Z5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vivo iQOO Z5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Funtouch 12 (International), OriginOS for iQOO 1.0 (China)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm), Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory: 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • Colours: Arctic Dawn, Mystic Space, Aurora
  • Dimension: 164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 193 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) Triple Cameras, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), HDR

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 44W, 50% in 26 min
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