Vivo iQOO Z5 Review: What Does It Offer?

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The Vivo iQOO Z5, a much-anticipated mid-range smartphone in 2021. Its affordable specifications and features make it popular among customers in the cheap smartphone segment. The phone was released in India on September 28. Since its first release, phone enthusiasts, particularly those looking for a decent cheap phone, have made it a success. Let's explore the Vivo iQOO Z5's characteristics and capabilities.

Vivo iQOO Z5: Review of Specs, Key Features

Design

The Vivo iQOO Z5 debuts with a high-end premium look while keeping a similar appearance like the Samsung Note series.

The iQOO Z5's back part and frame are both composed of plastic. The back doesn't catch much finger staining due to its flat finish. The phone's dimensions are 164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm, and it weighs just 193 g. The phone feels a little hefty. Nonetheless, it fits well in hand and is simple to use. The phone offers three color options: Arctic Dawn, Mystic Space, and Aurora.

Volume control, as well as a side-mounted fast fingerprint scanner, can be found on the right. A 3.5mm audio port is located on the bottom. A USB Type-C connector, a loudspeaker, and a speaker are included.

Display

The iQOO Z5  has a 6.67 inches  IPS LCD display. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution, a maximum brightness level of 650 nits, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a pixel density of 395 ppi. The display features an HDR10 system, which allows for improved images on the screen.

The color representation capabilities and viewing angles of the display are sufficient for obtaining a standard viewing experience. Users might have difficulty while typing and reading. Users may watch movies in Full HD on websites such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime. The phone comes with a Panda glass protection on the front.

Rear Cameras

In terms of cameras, the iQOO Z5 has chosen to give more than the basic configuration available at this price range. Users will receive a 64MP wide, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens on the triple camera panel. However, a 2MP depth sensor would be more appreciable.  Macro mode, time-lapse, portrait mode, and slow-motion are some of the basic functionalities of the phone. A maximum 1080p video recording rate at 30 fps will be possible with the primary camera.

The daytime shots are excellent, with realistic color projection and a well-balanced tone. There is an option that enables users to increase the saturation level of the picture. Those who like bright colors would love it.

The specialized 64MP mode produces high-quality images with a lot of noise.

The camera may produce noisy images with smeared features in absence of ample light. Turning on the night mode increases the exposure level of the lenses to some extent. A loud impression and fractured details appear while taking pictures in the night mode.

Front Camera

A 16MP lens in a mid-range phone is not unjustifiable. In excellent lighting, the selfie camera shoots fantastic self-portraits. Selfie enthusiasts will be pleased with the iQOO Z5. The images are detailed and well-presented. The portrait mode performance is likewise excellent. With this front camera, users may record 1080p video at 30 frames per second.

Performance, Software & UI

The performance of iQOO Z5 stands on the Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. This phone doesn't exhibit any touch-responsiveness or latency issues, like the previous non-Pro model has shown.

The iQOO Z5's ability to run games is undeniable. High-definition games like Asphalt 9, PUBG, and COD operate fairly well without any noticeable overheating or slowdown. The octa-core CPU is backed up with an Adreno 642L GPU.

The phone has utilized Android 11 based OriginOS, produced by Vivo and has nearly the same competence as the standard android skin, except with additional features.

Battery and Charging

The Vivo iQOO Z5 comes with a 5,000mAh battery that lasts a long period. Users can have day-long battery support with moderate usage with even approximately half the battery capacity. Even a full day of intensive gaming will not drain the battery. Once the phone is fully charged, it will be ready to use for two days. The phone offers 44W charging. It just takes 26 minutes to charge the phone to 50% capacity.

Price of Vivo iQOO Z5 in Bangladesh

The Vivo iQOO Z5 is available all over India. It’s basic variant (8/128GB) costs around BDT 27560; while the upper variant (12/256GB) is available at BDT 31,007. The INR to BDT conversion rate is INR 1 = BDT 1.51.

In Bangladesh, the phone is yet to be available officially. The price may increase in the Bangladesh market due to TAX and other issues.

Verdict

The Vivo iQOO Z5 is a competent yet efficient smartphone that excels in certain areas while failing in others. It seems to be a standard phone, but appearance may not often tell the full picture. For people who prioritize performance, especially at this price range, the Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G is a good choice. However, other competitors may provide a little more bang for your money. Aside from that, the 64MP camera system fails to distinguish itself from other phones in the same price bracket. However, given all of the capabilities of the iQOO Z5, the pricing seems to be very affordable.

Source: UNB

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