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iQOO Z6 5G with Snapdragon 695, triple rear cameras in India; First Look

iQOO Z Series has always been known for its price to performance ratio. All the smartphones launched under the iQOO Z series come with an impressive set of hardware. Now is the time to check the newly launched iQOO Z6 5G phone.

Last week, iQOO company officially launched the all-new iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone in India. The latest iQOO Z6 comes as the latest smartphone offering from the company under the iQOO Z Series. iQOO India claims that the latest iQOO 5G phone will succeed the aging iQOO Z5 5G phone. The new iQOO 5G mobile phone has a 120Hz display an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC. Furthermore, the other key highlighting feature includes up to 8GB RAM option, a triple rear camera setup and much more.

iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone officially debuts in India, available on Amazon India website
iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone officially debuts in India, available on Amazon India website

iQOO is offering this 5G smartphone a list of preloaded camera modes. These camera modes include Super Night Mode, Bokeh Mode. Additionally, this new 5G iQOO phone launch with a five-layer liquid cooling system for thermal management. As per our experience, the all-new iQOO 5G mobile phone will compete against the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Vivo T1 5G and the Samsung Galaxy A52. Official claims that this iQOO Z6 5G is a successor to the iQOO Z5. Although, it appears to be more like a rebadged version of the Vivo T1 5G.



iQOO Z6 5G Price in India

The all-new iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone price in India starts at Rs 15499 for the base variant featuring the 4GB RAM option. Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO offers this smartphone in other options featuring 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM. However, the storage option remains the same on all three models. Vivo’s sub-brand offers 128GB of storage on the latest iQOO Z series 5G mobile phone in terms of internal storage.

The 6GB RAM model of iQOO Z6 5G comes with a price tag of Rs 16999. At the same time, the top-of-the-line model with an 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs 17999 in India. iQOO Z6 5G is available in two color options, including Chromatic Blue and Dynamo Black colors. iQOO Z6 5G phone is available for sale via the Amazon India website and iQOO official websites.

iQOO Z6 5G price starts at Rs 15499 in India for the base variant
iQOO Z6 5G price starts at Rs 15499 in India for the base variant with 4GB RAM
  • iQOO Z6 5G: Launch Offers

During the launch event, iQOO India also provides details about the introductory offers for the all-new iQOO Z6 5G. Under this introductory offer, the iQOO Z 6 5G comes with an up to Rs 2000 instant discount for the customers purchasing via HDFC Bank card or EMI transaction. Furthermore, iQOO India offers this smartphone with no-cost EMI options and exchange discounts.



iQOO Z6 5G Specifications

The latest iQOO Z6 5G is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone. This iQOO phone runs on Vivo’s custom skin FunTouch OS 12, based on the Android 12 operating system. Furthermore, the smartphone features a 6.58-inch Full-HD+ display. This display comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Additionally, this iQOO display supports a screen resolution of 1080×2408 pixels.

iQOO Z Series smartphone is more of a rebranded version of Vivo T1 5G mobile phone
iQOO Z Series smartphone is more of a rebranded version of Vivo T1 5G mobile phone
  • Hardware

Under the hood, the iQOO Z6 5G phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC. This chipset comes in pair with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a sole 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage option. The inbuilt storage on this iQOO smartphone is expandable. A microSD card with up to 1TB of storage will be useful for memory expansion.



  • Camera

The iQOO Z6 5G smartphone comes with a triple rear camera setup regarding camera configuration. A 50-megapixel primary camera headlines this camera unit. The 50-megapixel primary camera gets a Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor and an f/1.8 lens. This primary camera is accompanied by a 2-megapixel macro shooter and a 2-megapixel bokeh lens.

Key Highlighting features in brief on iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone
Key Highlighting features in brief on iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone

This bokeh camera is limited to the 6GB and 8GB models only. It is not available on the base 4GB RAM variant. Moreover, the iQOO Z6 5G comes with a 16-megapixel Samsung 3P6 selfie camera sensor for selfies and video calls. This selfie camera sensor settles inside the dewdrop notch. The 16-megapixel selfie camera comes with an f/2.0 lens.



  • Connectivity

In terms of connectivity options, the iQOO Z6 5G mobiles include 5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Similarly, the device gets an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor for sensors onboard. The iQOO phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that sits inside the power on/off button for device security.

  • Battery

The complete hardware on iQOO Z6 5G phone will get its backup from a 5000mAh battery. Furthermore, this iQOO phone comes with support for 18W fast charging. Besides, the phone measures 164×75.84×8.25mm and weighs 188 grams. Now, let’s look at the latest iQOO Z series 5G phone in detail. Also Read – iQOO Z5 5G India official launch offers, specs and Price details



iQOO Z6 5G: First Look

iQOO Z Series has always been known for its price to performance ratio. The number of smartphones launched under the iQOO Z series has been priced very well. The recently launched iQOO Z6 5G joins this iQOO Z Series. The latest smartphone has been priced very well. Since the device has been named iQOO Z6, we have to find out is it the successor to the iQOO Z5 5G. To recall, iQOO Z5 5G was launched last year with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset.

iQOO Z5 5G mobile phone is a more premium smartphone with under Rs 25000 price bracket
iQOO Z5 5G mobile phone is a more premium smartphone with under Rs 25000 price bracket
  • iQOO Z6 5G or iQOO Z5 Lite?

In our opinion, iQOO Z6 5G is not the successor to the iQOO Z5 5G. The all-new iQOO Z6 could be rather named as iQOO Z5 Lite. In terms of specs, the iQOO Z5 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. At the same time, the newly launched iQOO Z6 comes with Snapdragon 695 SoC. Also Read – iQOO 9 Pro 5G mobile phone: First Impression; new design and hardware

About iQOO mobile pricing, the iQOO Z5 debuts under the Rs 25000 price bracket. At the same time, the iQOO Z6 5G is launched under Rs 15k price bracket. We believe that this iQOO Z series 5G phone is more of a rebranded version of the recently launched Vivo T1 5G. Vivo T1 5G is also priced similarly around Rs 15000 in India. Don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends. Help others.



  • iQOO Z6 In-Box Content

iQOO Z6 5G comes inside a black yellow-themed box packing. Inside the box, you will find the iQOO mobile unit, a good quality TPU back cover, some documentation, 18W Fast charger, USB Type-C Cable and a SIM ejector tool. Interestingly, iQOO Z series 5G phone comes with Vivo branded fast adapter. Here, the Vivo original charger is an 18W fast charger with Vivo branding on it.

The latest iQOO 5G smartphone is available in these two color options
The latest iQOO 5G smartphone is available in these two-color options
  • Design

The all-new iQOO Z6 5G looks very similar to any Vivo phone. Most of the Vivo phones launched last year come with colorful reflective designs. This iQOO mobile phone 5G is no different from these Vivo phones. When light falls on the back of Handset, the back color changes accordingly.

The backside of the Handset is plastic. The Handset looks solid and gets excellent built quality even with the plastic back. This iQOO Handset gets flat sides. Furthermore, in-hand experience is also perfect. Look wise; this iQOO Z6 5G will attract the youth. The TPU case fits snuggly. As mentioned above, the TPU case is of good quality.



  • Display:

The display with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel supports 120Hz fast refresh rate. Furthermore, the iQOO Z6 5G features a waterdrop notch on the top center of the display. This waterdrop notch looks a bit dated. Additionally, the brightness quality is excellent on the iQOO smartphone, indoors and outdoors. In outdoors, the viewing angles are quite okayish. The screen-to-body ratio is above 90%. Furthermore, the iQOO Z6 5G also supports a 240Hz touch sampling rate that attracts most gamers. The Panda Glass protection protects the display instead of Corning Gorilla Glass.

The latest iQOO phone gets LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage option
The latest iQOO phone gets LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage option
  • Performance:

Performance-wise, the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset is the biggest highlight of this iQOO Z6 5G smartphone. The smartphone is available in 3 variants where the storage option remains standard as 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. There are 3 RAM options. 4GB itself being the base option. Rest other two options are 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. The base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is excellently priced under Rs 15000 in India.

In terms of storage expansion, the iQOO Z6 5G supports expansion. However, it gets a Hybrid SIM Card slot, where you can place either dual SIM or one SIM + microSD card. In terms of benchmark score, the AnTuTu score for Snapdragon 695 powered iQOO 5G phone came around 410K.




According to our previous experience, the best performance processor for under Rs 15000 mobile phone was the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor. In AnTuTu benchmarking, the Dimensity 810 gave us a score of around 370K. So, in comparison, this time, we will choose the Snapdragon 695 SoC over the MediaTek chipset. Mark our words, currently, the best performance-based phone under Rs 15000 is this iQOO Z6 5G. It is all because of its excellent performance-based processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC.

  • Gaming:

With these excellent hardware specifications, the gaming performance is also great. The iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone also gets a liquid cooling system. This cooling system will help in longer gaming sessions. The device will not get heated up that easily with longer gaming sessions, all because of its liquid cooling system.

Furthermore, the iQOO Handset will perform consistently. As per our experience, users can easily play graphic intensive games like BGMI in HD and high settings. Additionally, this iQOO Z6 5G also supports an extended RAM feature. It provides an additional 4GB of RAM from the internal storage. Keep in mind that this extended RAM is another name to the Virtual RAM feature given by the iQOO.

This iQOO mobile phone is already up for sale on Amazon India and is available with up to Rs 2000 isnstant discount on HDFC Bank card
This iQOO mobile phone is already up for sale and is available with up to Rs 2000 instant discount on HDFC Bank card
  • Battery:

The iQOO Z6 5G mobile phone gets a bigger 5000mAh battery with a 6nm processor. Even with the heavy usage, this battery would last you for more than a day. With light usage, the battery can even last for around 1.5 days. The 18W in-box Vivo adapter will also charge the smartphone quickly. From 0 to 100 percent, this Vivo Charger takes around 2.5 hours to charge completely.



  • Camera:

The triple camera setup is 50MP+2MP+2MP. Here, the 50MP primary sensor comes with an f/1.8 aperture. At the same time, the second and third cameras are 2MP each depth and macro sensors, which come with an f/2.4 aperture. Based on our experience, the primary sensor clicks decent photos. The images clicked are slightly on the softer side. The colors on the images are accurate.

However, there is nothing about the 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors on the iQOO Z6 5G. Only the primary sensor performs well. The 16MP selfie camera on the front comes with an f/2.4 aperture. The front camera clicks on some good photos. The skin tone comes out good. Besides this, the camera app has also got some camera-centric features like Night Mode, Auto Eye Focus and more. The base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage skips on some camera features.

iQOO Z6 5G smartphone gets 50MP triple rear camera setup
iQOO Z6 5G smartphone gets 50MP triple rear camera setup
  • Connectivity:

In terms of sensors, all the sensors work perfectly. Even though the side-mounted fingerprint sensor also works perfectly. iQOO Z6 5G mobile comes with FunTouch OS 12, based on Android 12 out of the box. It is also a big plus point for this smartphone.

For connectivity, the iQOO Z 6 phone comes with dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth v5.1, dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi calling feature and more. Even though iQOO Z6 is a 5G phone, it still supports only 2 5G Bands. Additionally, there is no notification light support. iQOO Z series 5G phone also gets FM Radio support. Furthermore, it also supports Camera2API and Widevine L1. Moreover, this iQOO Handset also gets multiple junk apps like Moj, Moj Lite, ShareChat etc.



iQOO Z6 5G Final Verdict

This Vivo iQOO Z series 5G handset is more of a performance-based gaming smartphone. It gives a decent gaming performance. As per our experience, iQOO Z6 5G might be the go-to mobile phone for gamers under Rs 15000 price point. If you find this post interesting, please don’t forget to Like it, Share it with your friends and family. Keep following for more updates.

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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