If you have high performance requirements and a relatively limited budget, iQOO Neo3 is probably the best choice right now.

Vivo is one of the more aggressive brand in terms of the avaibility of 5G phones. Since the release of the iQOO Pro 5G last August, including the NEX 3 Series, X30 Series, etc., they have launched a number of 5G products and achieved good market share, and the momentum has not stopped until 2020.

Following the iQOO 3, Z6, NEX 3S and S6, vivo now brings the iQOO Neo 3, the fifth 5G phone it has released in just two months after the festival. As with iQOO's product strategy in the past, the new machine continued to dominate performance, and vivo finally followed up with a high refresh rate screen along with the SnapDragon 865 and UFS3.1.


144Hz refresh rate, vivo's first high-brush phone

The iQOO Neo3 is equipped with a 6.57-inch 20:9 digger screen (LCD material) with a resolution of 2408 x 1080, and covers 98% of the sRGB color gamut snare supports the P3 color gamut and HDR10 with a brightness of 480nit. Border control, its long, left, and right three borders are relatively narrow, the lower border is slightly wider, but the screen ratio still reached 90.4%.


It's worth noting that this time iQOO Neo3, in addition to the Hawkeye Display Enhancement slot in supporting the game scenario, also introduced video super-score technology and LTM local color mapping technology.


First look at video super resolution technology.

Super-Resolution technology has been around for a long time, more recently in image processing, and later in video, but it's the first time it's been on a mobile terminal. Simply put, the principle is to use the algorithm to improve the resolution by using the existing image information and the pixels needed to predict it, so as to improve the clarity of the picture.

Officials say the iQOO Neo3 is able to increase low-code video below 720P to 1080P resolution, and currently supports apps such as albums and third-party apps such as sound, fighting fish, tiger teeth, microblogs, and today's headlines. In other words, you can still have a good viewing experience even when the network is poor.

This is to remind me of the recent many mobile phone manufacturers in the push of video framing technology, although the core of the two technologies are different (ultra-sub-definition for clarity interpolation and frame for smoothness), but the experience is real, perhaps the two technologies will be landing on the product at the same time will be a good direction.


As for LTM local color mapping technology, when light conditions change, each pixel on the screen is adjusted to suppress overexposure and increase the brightness of the dark, so as to improve the display of the screen highlights and dark areas in bright light. Of course, in addition to being able to have a better picture performance in bright light, this technology also makes the screen brightness adjustment process appear a little smoother to some extent.

There's also a significant change in iQOO Neo3, where vivo "finally" introduced a high refresh rate screen. The experience improvement sefrom with high refresh rate is obvious, as we've mentioned many times before. Especially this year, as more and more products supporting high refresh rate screens are brought to market, the attention to this part is correspondingly higher.

On the product path, the iQOO Neo3 didn't choose to start at 90Hz, but directly supported 144Hz, which is one of the most screen refreshed products in mainstream mobile products today. Given the battery life issues, including Smart Switch, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz, it has four options set up so you can choose from your main choice for your use.

There are a few more words here about the high refresh rate. While most of the recent lying new mobile phone products support higher screen refresh rates, the strategies vary more or less, with products available at 90Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz. From the point of view of daily use such as brushing micro-blogging, in fact, the difference between the above three schemes you can hardly have a clear perception, the main difference is in the game scene.


As you know, the number of frames we actually see on the screen and FPS are two different parameters, the former depending on the screen refresh rate and the GPU performance. In other words, if the screen refresh rate doesn't keep up, you won't get a smooth enough visual experience, even if the GPU output is high enough. That being the case, why didn't manufacturers all choose the 144Hz refresh rate?

This problem can actually be seen from two aspects, one is the previous we also mentioned the continuation of the battery, high refresh rate for the impact of the continued flight is objective, another important reason is that the high refresh rate of ecological construction is still in its infancy, even if support for higher refresh rate, for the user experience side brought about by the promotion is difficult to show.

At present, the mobile phone support 144Hz screen refresh rate more or pave the way for the future, no matter when the game makers open the high frame rate mode, you can become the first batch of users to taste. Of course, for manufacturers, this approach can also make the product more competitive for longer.

There's not much to say about fingerprint ingress, because of the LCD screen, the iQOO Neo3 didn't choose the screen fingerprint scheme, but the more common side fingerprint. The actual experience, unlock speed and recognition accuracy have a good performance, this is not to worry about.

Special back cover design, good feel

iQOO Neo3 has two color schemes, black and blue, and the camera part is too big a "surprise" to select this year's industry's more popular matrix design. As for what kind of color better look is a matter of wisdom, we can choose according to their own preferences.


On the actual color effect, its rear cover is mainly made up of silver and blue, with a gray transition in the middle. In addition, the upper half of the mirror design, while the lower half adds some texture processing, the overall look is quite special.

The center frame section is consistent with the body body color scheme and is also made up of silver and blue. There is a detail where you don't know no, this time iQOO in the center of the box position made a more obvious groove, so the side will look thinner.

For grip performance, the iQOO Neo3 has a body length of 163.71 mm, a width of 75.55 mm, a thickness of 8.93 mm, and a weight control of around 197 grams, which is the lighter of a 5G phone. In the case of long-term use, the burden on the wrist and thumb is relatively less.

SnapDragon 865, UFS3.1, 44W Flash

Performance remains a key focus of iQOO Neo3. Unsurprisingly, it also features the current top-of-the-line Dragon 865 SoC and X55 5G chips in the Android camp, supporting both SA and NSA networking, as well as the extension of side antenna distribution and multimodal antennas that have been used on iQOO phones before.


The storage section offers a wide range of options, with a total of 6GB plus 128GB, 8GB plus 128GB, 8GB plus 256GB, 12GB plus 128GB four different storage combinations. Oh yes, this time iQOO Neo3 memory is LPDDR4X, fully equipped with UFS3.1 flash memory (no castration).

In contrast to the iQOO Neo 855 of UFS3.0, iQOO Neo3 has improved sequential read and write speeds by about 16% and 37%, respectively.

You are also familiar with the Dragon 865, and we will not repeat it here. We also used two running software of An Rabbit rabbit and Master Lu to test the iQOO Neo3, in which the an rabbit score is 603042 points, Lu Master is 448767 points, in terms of running score data, in a crowd of Dragon 865 mobile phone in a relatively high position.

The game adaptation section, according to official lyn, currently supports 90Hz games including Peace Elite, Breaking Bad 3, Quantum Agent, BasketMaster Provost, Air War Front Scove, 120Hz Includes One Person, Ace Warrior , the Blue Oath, the New God's Land, the New Laughing Aojiang Lake, yin and Yang Division Monster House, the King of the Beast; 144Hz includes the code-name, the mobile city alpha, the peak tank - armored war song, and then there will be more games to join.

As for the more focused range, the iQOO Neo3 comes with a 4500mAh battery, which is still matched by the more familiar vivo 44W Super FlashCharge flash (wireless charging is not supported).


On actual charging speed, with the original charger, 5 minutes can charge 0 to 15%, 10 minutes to 26%, 20 minutes to 46%, 30 minutes to 64%, and 4500mAh batteries to 100% to approximately 55 minutes. As can also be seen from the line chart we draw, there is no significant reduction in speed throughout the charging process, whether the first five minutes or the overall performance is more satisfactory.

"Enough" imaging capability

For selfies, the iQOO Neo3 has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, supports night mode, and other conventional abilities such as face unlocking and AI beauty selfies.

The rear camera features a three-camera design with the main camera, ultra-wide angle, and macro, with 48 megapixels, f/1.79 aperture, 8 megapixels for the ultra-wide angle lens, 112 degrees of visual angle (after correction 108 degrees) f/2.2 aperture, and a macro lens of 2 million pixels. In addition, this iQOO Neo3 also supports AI eye focus, compared to conventional facial focus, the benefit of focus more accurate and a certain degree of follow-up, more suitable for portraits.

The following is a sample of the real shot, without any post-treatment:

2x zoom

Ultra wide angle

Portrait mode

Macro mode

In terms of the above actual sample performance, iQOO Neo3's camera tuning continues the vivo's usual relatively bright style, the overall film is more pleasing. With fewer telephoto lenses, its playability is less abundant, but the combination of the 48-megapixel main and ultra-wide-angle lenses is basically enough to meet everyone's daily use needs (what bikes)

At 500 USD or less the performance is one of the most worth

iQOO Neo3 6GB plus 128GB version is 2698 yuan, 8GB plus 128GB version is 2998 yuan, 8GB plus 256GB version is 3398 yuan, 12GB plus 128GB version is 3298 Yuan, the price of The Dragon 865 to 3000 yuan, after the iQOO Pro 5G, once again played the role of 5G popular, but also let vivo's 5G mobile phone products cover 2500 yuan to 6000 yuan or less all price segments,

On the product side, in addition to the above we mentioned, including multi-function NFC, WiFi 6, bilinear speakers, HiFi sound, and more user-friendly 3.5mm headphone connector, you can see almost all of it. Unfortunately, this time iQOO Neo3 uses a rotor motor, which is objective compared to the linear motor gap, but the iQOO tuning is good, taking into account the price factor, or acceptable.

Overall, the biggest advantage of the iQOO Neo3 is that it's a mid-range price to put the core hardware configuration of the flagship machine, which is one of the best options available if you have high requirements for product performance and a relatively tight budget. On the purchase recommendations, we prefer the 8GB plus 256GB version, which is also good on a price basis.