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iQoo Neo 6 Review: Mighty Performance at a Great Price


iQoo has introduced its Neo collection to India with the launch of the Neo 6 within the super-competitive sub-Rs. 30,000 worth phase. So as to give the telephone a preventing likelihood, iQoo has geared up it with highly effective {hardware} such because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, and has bolstered its options by giving it 80W quick charging and a 120Hz AMOLED show. The charging velocity particularly is rather a lot larger than what you typically get on this worth vary. However does this make the iQoo Neo 6 undefeatable? My first impressions of this telephone has been fairly optimistic, and now it is time to see if it is truly nearly as good because it seems to be.

iQoo Neo 6 worth in India

The iQoo Neo 6 is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the bottom variant which comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The upper variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, which is the one I’ve, is priced at Rs. 33,999. The iQoo Neo 6 is obtainable in two colors, Darkish Nova and Cyber Rage.

iQoo Neo 6 design

The iQoo Neo 6 is a rebranded iQoo Neo 6 SE which launched in China earlier this yr. The Neo 6 is an enormous smartphone and weighs 190g. It sports activities a 6.62-inch AMOLED show with a hole-punch on the high for the selfie digicam. It has pretty skinny bezels throughout. The body of the telephone is made out of plastic and is flattened on the high and the underside.

iQoo has added an IR (infrared) emitter on the Neo 6, that sits on the highest subsequent to the secondary microphone. The underside of the body has the USB Sort-C port, speaker, and the SIM tray slot. The again panel can be made out of plastic and has curved sides, which makes the telephone snug to carry. The best aspect of the body is slim and options slim energy and quantity buttons.

This Darkish Nova color of the iQoo Neo 6 seems to be stylish

 

The Darkish Nova trim of the iQoo Neo 6 seems to be stylish, in my view. It has a gradient end with combined hues of darkish blue and brilliant teal. This latter shade shines by when gentle hits it at sure angles. If you happen to want one thing extra flashy, the Cyber Rage color may be to your liking. The digicam module on the iQoo Neo 6 may even seize your consideration. It has a two-step design with a distinguished Neo branding on it.

iQoo ships the Neo 6 with a clear case within the field. The again panel of the telephone does have a matte end, so fingerprints aren’t actually a difficulty however the case ought to present some added safety. You additionally get a USB Sort-C to three.5mm audio adapter, which is an efficient addition.

iQoo Neo 6 specs and software program

The iQoo Neo 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC which is likely one of the strongest SoCs on this worth vary. The Mi 11X (Review) which straight competes with this telephone, can be powered by the identical SoC. iQoo says it has used a liquid cooling system to maintain the SoC operating cool. 

The Neo 6 sports activities a full-HD+ E4 AMOLED show with a 120Hz refresh price. It has a 360Hz contact sampling price which may increase as much as 1,200Hz in a number of video games. The panel can be HDR10+ licensed and has a brightness of 800 nits. iQoo has additionally added stereo audio system to the Neo 6 however it misses out on an IP ranking.

The telephone helps Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4 5G bands, dual-4G VoLTE, and 5 satellite tv for pc navigation methods. There isn’t a NFC. The iQoo Neo 6 packs a 4,700mAh battery and has assist for as much as 80W quick charging. iQoo additionally bundles a appropriate charger within the field.

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The iQoo Neo 6 does have a good quantity of bloatware apps preinstalled

 

On the software program aspect, the iQoo Neo 6 runs Funtouch OS 12 on high of Android 12. iQoo guarantees two years of Android OS updates and three years of safety updates. The consumer interface is almost equivalent to the Vivo X80 that I just lately reviewed since each use Funtouch OS 12. Sadly, I confronted the identical problem with bloatware like I did on the Vivo X80, as there’s merely an excessive amount of of it. You’ll be able to uninstall most of those apps to reclaim some cupboard space. On the iQoo Neo 6, I discovered that the browser app pushed undesirable notifications all through the day, which received annoying in a short time.

iQoo Neo 6 efficiency and battery life

The iQoo Neo 6 makes use of a strong SoC and delivers constant efficiency with none indicators of slowing down. I had the 12GB variant which comfortably allowed me to multitask without having to kill any opened apps within the background. I may swap between totally different apps and video games, and I by no means seen the telephone having to reload an app. iQoo additionally has an prolonged RAM characteristic that allowed me to allocate 4GB of system storage as digital RAM.

Watching movies on the iQoo Neo 6 felt partaking on the crisp AMOLED show. The stereo audio system additionally added to the viewing expertise. The upper refresh price made scrolling in apps and menus a lot smoother. iQoo has set the refresh price to Sensible Swap by default and with this setting, the Neo 6 ran at 120Hz more often than not.

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The triple digicam setup on the iQoo Neo 6 sits in an enormous digicam module on the again

 

The iQoo Neo 6 has an in-display fingerprint scanner, which was dependable and by no means didn’t unlock the gadget every time I attempted. I had additionally arrange face recognition which labored equally properly. The telephone fared properly in benchmarks. It managed 729,331 factors in AnTuTu which was larger than the OnePlus Nord 2 (Review). In Geekbench 5, the Neo 6 scored 983 and 3074 factors in single-core and multi-core checks. Within the GFXBench graphics benchmark, the iQoo Neo 6 managed 50fps within the Automotive Chase take a look at. Total, the scores had been on the upper aspect on this phase so these in search of good efficiency must be happy.

I performed Name of Obligation: Cellular on the iQoo Neo 6 which defaulted to the ‘Very Excessive’ graphics preset, whereas the body price was set to ‘Excessive’ by default. I performed the sport for about 20 minutes which resulted in a 5 % drain in battery degree. The telephone wasn’t heat to the contact which could possibly be the results of the liquid cooling system doing its job.

I used to be proud of the battery efficiency on the iQoo Neo 6 as the telephone simply lasted for past a day and a half with none points. In our HD video loop take a look at, the telephone ran for 21 hours, 17 minutes which was spectacular. The provided 80W charger managed to cost the telephone as much as 83 % in half-hour and was charged utterly in beneath 50 minutes.

iQoo Neo 6 cameras

The iQoo Neo 6 sports activities a triple digicam setup consisting of a 64-megapixel main with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide with a 116-degree discipline of view, and a 2-megapixel macro. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel digicam. The digicam app is pretty simple to make use of and is visually much like the app on the Vivo X80, minus the Zeiss additions. The primary digicam pixel-bins pictures to 16-megapixels by default, however you’ll be able to shoot on the full decision if wanted.

Daylight panorama pictures from the first digicam had been detailed and objects at a distance had been recognisable. Textual content on distant buildings had been additionally legible. The telephone has an AI scene optimisation choice which sometimes bumps up the distinction within the output. The ultra-wide-angle digicam presents a wider discipline of view and has an identical color profile as the first digicam. Nevertheless, the output was warped alongside the perimeters of the body.

iQoo Neo 6 main digicam (high) and ultra-wide-angle (backside) digicam samples (faucet to see full dimension)

 

Shut-up pictures regarded crisp and the iQoo Neo 6 managed to seize minute particulars fairly properly. It additionally managed a gentle, pure bokeh between the topic and the background. Pictures taken in Portrait mode had good edge detection. The macro digicam managed good excessive close-ups of topics. Nevertheless, the standard was restricted by the decision of the sensor.

iQoo Neo 6 close-up (high) and macro (backside) digicam samples (faucet to see full dimension)

 

The iQoo Neo 6 was fast to gauge the scene in low gentle and mechanically saved the shutter open for longer. This resulted in a reasonably detailed picture. The telephone additionally prompted me to modify to Night time mode in very darkish eventualities, which regarded brighter and produced higher particulars within the shadows.

iQoo Neo 6 low gentle (high) and Night time mode (backside) digicam samples (faucet to see full dimension)

 

Selfies taken with the iQoo Neo 6 had been captured on the sensor’s full decision. The app applies a beautification filter by default however this may be adjusted and even disabled if wanted. Daylight pictures had correct pores and skin tones. In low gentle, the telephone enabled display screen flash mechanically which helped in getting a greater output. Selfie’s taken in Portrait mode had good edge detection and I may superb tune the extent of background blur earlier than capturing the picture.

iQoo Neo 6 daylight and low gentle Portrait selfies (faucet to see full dimension)

 

Video recording topped out at 4K 60fps for the first rear digicam, in addition to the selfie digicam which isn’t one thing we see fairly often. Video footage was properly stabilised in daylight, however low gentle footage had seen shimmer within the output when strolling. The digicam app additionally has a dual-video mode that allowed me to shoot utilizing the first and the selfie digicam on the identical time.

Verdict

In case you are trying to purchase a smartphone with a finances of round Rs. 30,000, the iQoo Neo 6 ought to undoubtedly be excessive up in your listing. It has excellent efficiency that you’d count on from a high-end Qualcomm SoC, together with wonderful battery life and intensely quick charging. The promise of assured Android OS and safety updates make the iQoo Neo 6 future-proof to an extent. In my view, the bottom variant of the iQoo Neo 6 is the one to get because it presents higher worth than the 12GB variant.

I haven’t got main complaints with the iQoo Neo 6 apart from the preinstalled bloatware, which is certainly a priority. These in search of good video recording efficiency ought to be aware that the iQoo Neo 6 does not fare properly when capturing movies in low gentle.

If you happen to worth clear software program, then the just lately launched Motorola Edge 30 (Review) is one thing it’s best to think about. Nevertheless, in case you do not need to compromise on efficiency, then the Mi 11X (Review) and the OnePlus Nord 2 (Review) are excellent options to have a look at in the identical worth vary.


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