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iQOO Neo 6 5G Review with Pros and Cons: WoW Factor

iQOO Neo 6 5G Review
iQOO Neo 6 5G Review

IQOO is doing exceptionally well in the smartphone market because they’re launching a good smartphone at great prices. IQOO Neo 6 5G is a combination of good cameras and a powerful processor but yes, it does have its flaws, so let’s find out in this review whether you should spend Rs 30000 on IQOO Neo 6 5G or not.

iQOO Neo 6 5G Price in India

The iQOO Neo 6 5G price in India starts from Rs 29,999 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage while another 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 33,999. The device is available in Dark Nova and Cyber Rage color options while sold via Amazon India.

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iQOO Neo 6 5G Review

Yes, iQOO Neo 6 5G is worth buying because it offers real value at a great price, it has a powerful Snapdragon 870 processor, 64MP triple rear cameras with OIS, superfast 80W wired charging support, loudspeakers, super-bright display, and it’s available at Rs 29,999 which is a good price for what iQOO is offering with iQOO Neo 6 5G.

I get that, the price could have been better but again, you also have to see the chip shortage and inflation too, so I feel, the pricing is not aggressive nor overpriced.

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By the way, it clear-cut gaming smartphone, and yet, the phone has good cameras.

Also, that 80W wired charging help also and iQOO has also added the 80W charging adopter in the box too.

Now, I don’t have to talk much about the Snapdragon 870 SoC because it’s a powerful processor, so there won’t be any kind of issue with the performance. The Fun Touch OS might be a deal-breaker for some people but if you’re okay with the UI then there is nothing to worry about.

Overall, considering the price and the specifications, iQOO Neo 6 5G is a great smartphone and it does offer value at a 30k price tag.

iQOO Neo 6 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
120Hz AMOLED DisplayNo SD-card Slot
Super Bright 1300 nits panelNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
Snapdragon 870 ProcessorFull of Bloatware
80W Wired Fast Charging SupportFun Touch OS needs improvement
Good Camera SetupSometimes, OIS feels Gimmicky
Speakers are Excellent
In-Display Fingerprint
Android 12 out of the Box
OIS Support

Display

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The iQOO Neo 6 5G comes with a 6.62-inches 120Hz AMOLED display with a pick brightness of 1300 nits and 398 PPI density. There is no mention of what kind of glass iQOO has used on the front but the back and frame are made out of plastic.

It also has HDR10+ support and iQOO has given support to stream HDR content on Netflix as well. There is also widevine L1 support too which means, you will be able to stream FHD+ content on OTT platforms.

As the phone has an AMOLED panel, IQOO manages to add an in-display fingerprint sensor too which works great, no issue there.

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Now that 1300 nits brightness helps a lot while using a smartphone outdoors, the phone will be visible enough to use even under the sunlight because of the 1300 nits panel.

IQOO has also partnered with BGMI which means, soon you will be able to play BGMI Mobile at 90fps.

Overall, it’s a bright and good quality AMOLED display, so there won’t be any kind of issue while watching movies or playing games.

Performance

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We have seen Snapdragon 870 SoC in iQOO 7 5G too and the same has been added to iQOO Neo 6 5G too. The phone runs on Fun Touch OS 12 based on Android 12.

Now, talking about myself, I’m not a big fan of Fun Touch OS or any other Custom Android Skin but if I have to choose one then I would go with RealMe UI.

Here, I won’t say how good or bad Fun Touch OS is, in the end, you have to decide whether you like the Design of Fun Touch OS.

The UI is smooth too, so there won’t be any kind of issue with speed because the Snapdragon 870 is a powerful processor, so you won’t face any kind of problems.

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IQOO has only added 4 5G bands which are kind of low, they should at least add 7 or 11 5G Bands.

For those who don’t know, 5G is yet to launch in India and we don’t know whether 5G will launch all over India at the same time or not. so don’t worry about the 5G bands yet.

Overall, there won’t be any kind of issue with gaming or using smartphones in day-to-day life. The Snapdragon 870 is a well-optimized processor.

Cameras

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The IQOO Neo 6 5G comes with a 64MP primary sensor (OIS) + an 8MP ultra-wide lens + a 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The rear cameras can shoot videos up to [email protected], [email protected] while the front can shoot at only [email protected]

The phone does have OIS but sometimes, it feels gimmicky.

For example, when shooting videos at [email protected], the videos do come out stable but it looks like floating videos and feels like, IQOO has applied the warp stabilizer effect from premiere pro.

So yes, the camera can be improved with an OTA update and iQOO can take more advantage of that OIS.

By the way, this time, iQOO has worked on the color correction too. The colors on videos or even photos come out, close to nature. Also, as iQOO is a sub-brand of Vivo, the colors do pop out a bit but it’s not too much compared to other Vivo phones.

OIS also helps a lot in images too, if you’re in a hurry and if you take images, the images will come out stable and clean because of that OIS support.

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The sensor also provides good details too, the colors are not that saturated which is a great thing because we have seen Vivo Phones try to boost the colors.

The phone also has dedicated night mode too which works fine but it’s not extraordinary, there is a bit of work to do other than that, but the 64MP sensor does its job.

Coming to the 8MP ultra-wide lens, here the colors or details don’t look as good as the 64MP sensor but again, the same, it does its job. I feel it’s high time that brands like iQOO should provide the bigger ultra-wide lens because we all that, ultra-wide lenses captured more areas and if the sensor is big where it can provide more details compared to the smaller sensors.

Now, it’s not like, the ultra-wide lens is bad or doesn’t provide good images, it’s just that, as this is a 30k smartphone, it would have been great if the phone had the bigger ultra-wide lens.

We all know that Vivo or should I say IQOO is known for front cameras, so yes, there is no issue with the selfies. The sensor takes some of the best selfies and I think you will love what iQOO has done with the front cameras, by the way, the same can’t be said for the videos.

Overall, for the price of Rs 29999, one should not complain about the cameras, they can be improved a bit but, still, the phone has good cameras and there won’t be any kind of issue while taking videos or photos.

Here, Camera Samples of iQOO Neo 6 5G (Google Drive)

Audio Quality

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The iQOO Neo 6 5G has a stereo speaker which works fine, no issues there. Its dual speakers, so can’t complain much.

It also has a secondary noise-cancellation microphone. There is also carrier aggregation support which will help a lot in calling.

As this is a flagship smartphone, there is no 3.5mm audio jack. You can use the TWS earbuds or buy Type-C to 3.5mm dongle for wired earphones.

iQOO has also added an IR blaster too.

Overall, the sound quality is good and there are no issues with call quality too.

Battery Life

The iQOO Neo 6 5G comes with a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. The 80W charger will take about 32 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.

The phone doesn’t have wireless charging support but iQOO has added an 80W charger in the box.

Overall, the battery should last for the day because of the processor but in the end, it depends on you, and how you use your smartphone every day.

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Now, if you’re a heavy user then you will need to charge this smartphone two times a day.

You can also use the 80W charger, so even if the battery doesn’t last for a day then the charger will help a lot.

iQOO Neo 6 5G FAQs

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Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G has NFC Support?

A: No.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G has IR Blaster?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will iQOO Neo 6 5G will get?

A:  iQOO has promised two years of OS updates and three years of security updates.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the iQOO Neo 6 5G?

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED panel.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G have Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G have a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many 5G bands does iQOO Neo 6 5G have?

A: It has 4 5G Bands.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has an 80W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G have carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Does iQOO Neo 6 5G have a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy iQOO Neo 6 5G in India

A: The iQOO Neo 6 5G is available on Amazon.

Verdict

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By looking at the price and the specifications, iQOO Neo 6 5G is worth buying and it does offer some value at Rs 29999.

The phone does have its Pros and Cons which I have already talked about, so decide whether it’s a good smartphone for you or not.

Reasons to Buy IQOO Neo 6 5G?

There are many reasons to buy iQOO Neo 6 5G starting from the powerful Snapdragon 870 processor, 64MP triple cameras with OIS, 80W superfast charging support, dual speakers, smooth 120Hz bright display, IR blaster, in-display fingerprint sensor, and available at Rs 29999 which is a good price for what iQOO is offering.

Reasons to Not Buy IQOO Neo 6 5G?

There is only one reason to not buy iQOO Neo 6 5G which is Fun Touch OS other than that, it’s a good device at a good price.

Still, if you have any kind of questions then do let me know in the comment I would love to help you, see you there.

IQOO Neo 6 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date31st May 2022
Available OnAmazon India
Display6.62-inches FHD+ AMOLED
85.2% screen-to-body ratio
HDR10+
398 PPI density
120Hz Screen Refresh rate
1300 nits Pick Brightness
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions163 x 76.2 x 8.5 mm
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front
Plastic frame,
Plastic back
OSAndroid 12 – Funtouch 12
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
GPU: Adreno 650
CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 &
3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
Card SlotNo, SD-Card Slot
Rear Cameras64MP Primary Sensor (OIS)
8MP Depth
2MP Macro
Video[email protected], [email protected]
Front Camera16MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo SpeakersYes
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes, 4 5G Bands
NFCNo
IR BlasterYes
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical),
accelerometer,
gyro,
proximity,
compass
Fingerprint SensorFingerprint (under display, optical)
Battery4,700mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed80W wired fast Charging
100% in 32 minutes
ColorsDark Nova, Cyber Rage
Model Number‎PD2199BF
Weight190 Gram
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 33,999

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Hritik

    June 2, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Is Iqoo neo 6 better than Realme 9 Pro Plus in terms of the camera?

    • Rahul Makwana

      June 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      No…

  2. Sakshi Patil

    August 26, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Will iQOO neo 6 Support 5G properly in india as it has only 4 5g Bands?

    • Rushikesh Landge

      October 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      Same Question. Will iQOO neo 6 Support 5G properly in india as it has only 4 5g Bands?

      • Rahul Makwana

        October 19, 2022 at 6:32 am

        It has n1, n41, n77, and n78 5G Bands and yes, the phone will support 5G in India. Now, if you visit any small villages in India then you will have a hard time getting a strong 5G network but 4 5G bands are sufficient if you’re living in big cities. In short, it’s better to get a phone with more than 6 5G Bands to get proper coverage all over India.

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