iQOO Neo 7 5G Review with Pros, Cons, and Verdict

iQOO Neo 7 5G back Side Design 1
Images Credit: Harshit Technical

Vivo is back, oh, sorry, iQOO is back with another gaming smartphone that offers real value to certain types of people. So let’s find out whether you should spend 30k on this device or not.

The iQOO Neo 7 5G price in India starts from Rs 29,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB of storage while 12GB of Ram and 256GB of storage is priced at Rs 33,999. The device comes in Frost blue and Interstellar black color options while it’s available for purchase on Amazon India.

iQOO Neo 7 5G Review

iQOO Neo 7 5G India Retail Box

Yes, definitely iQOO Neo 7 5G is worth buying for those who wanted to buy the best gaming smartphone under Rs 30,000 but if gaming is not your highest priority then kindly stay away from this device.

iQOO Neo 7 5G Pros and Cons

120Hz Refresh RatePlastic Build
Super Bright 1300nits PanelNo Ultra-Wide Lens
The Best For Gaming with 90Fps supportAverage Cameras
Superfast Ram and StorageFilled with Bloatware
120W Fast ChargingAds here and there within the OS
8 5G Bands
Well Balanced Stereo Speakers


iQOO Neo 7 5G Back Side

The iQOO Neo 7 5G comes with a 6.78-inches 120Hz AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pick brightness of 1300 nits.

The in-display fingerprint sensor works like a charm, it’s as good as any other optical sensor. There is also the Always on Display option which again has tons of customization as it runs on Fun Touch OS.

iQOO Neo 7 5G Front Display

What I’m saying is, the phone has a solid display and you won’t face any kind of problems while playing games or even using a smartphone outdoors.

The problem is built quality,

This is a Rs 30,000 smartphone and yet, it has a plastic frame & back while there is no mention of what kind of glass they have used on the front.

iQOO Neo 7 5G Bottom Chin

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So yes, the build quality is not up to the mark as it should have been, just like the display.

Luckily, iQOO has added Widevine L1 support along with HDR support which means, you will be able to watch FHD+ movies on almost all the OTT platforms without any issues.

Overall, the display quality is rock solid while the build is not as good as its price tag.


iQOO Neo 7 5G COD Mobile Gameplay

iQOO has made tons of compromises for the processor, so if you wanted to buy the best gaming smartphone under Rs 30,000 then your search ends here, consider buying iQOO Neo 7 5G for gaming only.

Mediatek Dimensity 8200 is a powerful processor built on 4 nm architecture which means, it will provide faster performance along with longer battery life.

iQOO Neo 7 5G Performance Score

iQOO has also partnered with PUBG New State for 90fps gaming. So if you’re a fan of PUBG New State then it’s good news.

The 90fps mode will be there on other games too but iQOO has only mentioned the PUBG New State.

The phone also has 2396 mm2 of vapor chamber (VC) and a 3D graphite structure, now what does that mean?

iQOO Neo 7 5G Performance Test

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It simply means the phone won’t get hot in summer, also the Mediatek Dimensity 8200 is well optimized SoC, so an extra layer will make the device even more cooler.

IQOO has also added 8 5G bands which include the n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, n41, n77, and n78.

Overall, when it comes to performance, iQOO Neo 7 5G is a beast and you will get the best possible speed whether in gaming or in day-to-day usage.


iQOO Neo 7 5G Back Side 1

If iQOO has put all the money in a processor then what did they lose? the answer is CAMERAS…

Now, iQOO is a mobile company but it’s a mobile gaming company, so they will cut down lots of things to provide faster performance.

Still, let’s talk about the cameras, a little bit,

The iQOO Neo 7 5G comes with 64MP primary sensor with OIS, a massive 2MP macro, and a bigger 2MP depth sensor while there is a 16MP primary sensor on the front.

The rear cameras can shoot videos in [email protected]/60fps while the front can shoot at only [email protected]

The OIS does help a lot when shooting videos but keep in mind, OIS doesn’t work well in [email protected]/60fps, so to get better stabilization, always use the [email protected]/60fps.

The colors are the same as last year’s iQOO Neo 6 5G, nothing has changed, and the only change is missing the ultra-wide lens.

Now, low-light photography or even Videography has always been a weak part of iQOO and the same does reflect in iQOO Neo 7 5G.

I’m hoping that iQOO will improve the cameras, just like Nothing did with Nothing Phone 1.

Do note that, the cameras are not 100% reliable, sometimes, the sensor takes the best images under sunlight, and sometimes, it feels like, is this a 30k smartphone or 10k?

The 64MP primary sensor is more than capable to take the best images, the only problem is, the software.

That, 2MP+2MP sensors are diamonds and you will get the perfect images, so I’m not wasting my or your time talking about it. (sarcasm, if in case)

Coming to the 16MP selfie shooter, again, it has the same color science as Vivo Phones. For those who don’t know, the front camera produces social media-ready images which means, you won’t have to edit or do anything with images, just take a selfie and post the same on social media.

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Again, the selfie images are white and vibrant, just like Vivo smartphones.

All in all, the iQOO Neo 7 5G doesn’t have world-class cameras nor they are decent, feels like iQOO didn’t do much work on them nonetheless, as this is a gaming smartphone, one should not judge the cameras.

You should know that you will never get a perfect smartphone, you will have to choose one or two features. In the case of the iQOO Neo 7 5G, the phone has a solid battery and a powerful processor but it misses out on cameras, a big time.

Check out the camera samples of IQOO Neo 7 5G (Raw images – G drive)


iQOO Neo 7 5G Bottom ports

No 3.5mm Audio Port but iQOO has provided the Type-C to 3.5mm Audio Connector.

The stereo speakers work well and they’re as good as any other speakers, the 40% of the volume comes from the top speaker while the remaining comes from the bottom speaker.

The Carrier Aggregation does work well, no issue there along with that there is support for dual 5G.


iQOO Neo 7 5G Widevine L1 Support

The 5,000mAh battery will last for two days if you’re a normal user but if you’re a gamer who plays games for hours then get ready to use that 120W charger every day which will take about 26 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

The 120W charger is provided in the box, so no need to buy a new charger from anywhere.


iQOO Neo 7 5G

Rahul Makwana

iQOO Neo 7 5G back Side Design 1
Value For Money


iQOO has focused more on the performance side of things because of that, the iQOO Neo 7 5G doesn’t have the best cameras or even build quality. In short, this is the best phone for gaming but the same can’t be said for anything else.


iQOO Neo 7 5G Specifications

Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 33,999
Available OnAmazon
Display6.78-inches Display
HDR10+ Support
120Hz Screen Refresh Rate
1300 nits pick the brightness
Always on
388PPI density
87.6% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution1080 x 2400  pixels resolution
Dimensions164.8 x 76.9 x 8.6 mm
BuildGlass front,
Plastic back
Plastic frame
OSAndroid 13 – Fun Touch 13
2 Years of OS Updates
3 Years of Security Updates
ChipsetChipset: Mediatek Dimensity 8200 (4 nm)
GPU: Mali-G610 MC6
CPU: Octa-core (1×3.1 GHz Cortex-A78 &
3×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 &
4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

90fps Gaming Enabled
Storage Options8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
16GB Ram + 256GB Storage

UFS 3.1 Storage (On 128GB)
SD-Card SlotNo, only 2 SIM
Rear Cameras64MP Primary Sensor (f/1.8) – OIS
2MP Macro (f/2.4)
2MP Depth (f/2.4)

[email protected]/60fps
[email protected]/60fps

Camera Samples
Front Camera16MP Selfie Shooter (f/2.5)

[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo SpeakersYes
Carrier AggregationYes, 4 x 4 MIMO.
Bluetooth Version5.3
FM RadioNo
5G SupportYes, 8 5G Bands
SA: n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, n41, n77, and n78
NSA: n41, n77, and n78
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Ambient light sensor,
Proximity Sensor,
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Battery5,000mAh (non-removable)
120W Wired Fast Charging
0% to 50% in 10 Minutes
0% to 100% in 26 Minutes
ColorsFrost blue and
Interstellar black
Weight193 Gram
Performance Score
In the boxiQOO Neo 7 5G
120W SUPERVOOC Power Adapter
Type-C to 3.5mm Audio Connector
Safety Information and Warranty Card
Protective Case
SIM Tray Ejector

Image Credit: Harshit Technical

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