iQOO Z7 5G Review: Best Phone under 22000 with AMOLED Display

iQOO Z6 was one of the standout phones of 2022. If I talk about the performance, then last year, it was consistently on the top of under ₹15k list. It was one of the best price-to-performance ratio phones. Now, its successor has arrived iQOO Z7. And before going forward, we will tell you some 3-4 things.

This is one phone that seems like it’s ₹18k-19k. That is what iQOO has said. It will come under 20k phones. We hope it will arrive at the price of 20k. Talk about the 3-4 things.

One, there is 1300nits brightness under ₹20k with an AMOLED screen. Yes, I will talk about the display. There is OIS under ₹20k. Under 20k, the AnTuTu score is close to 5,00,000, near 4,80,000. An IP rating.


iQOO Z7 5G Box Content

A case. You have a warranty card and documentation. All that is there. There is a flash charge of 44W. There is a USB type-A to type-C charging cable. And the humble SIM card tool.

iQOO Z7 5G Design

We had the Norway Blue color. Now we have Pacific Night color. There is a pattern to this. You should not have any issues with the fingerprints. It is not a glass back. It is plastic only. Looks very premium. And the camera module. It seems very excellent, that is for sure. And it is so light. The weight is less than 180g. Its weight is 175g which is really good.

iQOO Z7 5G Ports & Button

If I talk about the ports and buttons, on the right-hand side, there is a volume rocker and power button below it. On the bottom, there is a speaker grill, type-C port, 3.5mm jack, and microphone. Nothing on the left-hand side. On the top, there is a noise-canceling microphone and a SIM card tray.

It is hybrid, so you can use 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM and 1 SD card. So, you can expand the storage up to 1TB. The sides are flat.

iQOO Z7 5G Display

First of all, you notice the waterdrop notch. It has optics, and I was talking about the performance. So, yes, it has a waterdrop notch. The side bezels are average-sized. The chin is average-sized, too. The display is of 6.38″ display.

Nowadays, if you see phones in this price range, they’re 6.6″, 6,7″, 6.8″ displays. But this is nice and compact. And you know that it has a beautiful in-hand feel in the hand. It has a 6.38″ 90Hz AMOLED display. Yes, last time, it was an IPS LCD. Now, you get an AMOLED display. This is one of the brightest display phones under the 20000.

It has 1300nits brightness. It is a very bright display. Even the viewing angles are beautiful. For the display,  It has one of the better display phones under ₹20k. Yes, if you ignore that waterdrop notch.

iQOO Z7 5G Specifications

It comes on the Dimensity 920 (6nm) processor. So, it is a power-efficient processor. It has 2 variants. 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM 128GB storage. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will be around ₹19k-20k. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will be around 20k-21k. Let’s call it an under ₹20k phone. The RAM type is LPDDR4X, and the storage type is UFS 2.2.

It has a 4500mAh battery. Although small due to the 6nm processor, it will last a whole day. It has 44W charging, so the battery will go from 0-100% in an hour. You know, this feels very good in the hand.

iQOO Z7 5G Review


Let’s talk about the OS. It has Funtouch OS 13, which is based on Android 13. And yes, iQOO said they’ll give significant updates in 2 years. It means you’ll get Android 13 out-of-the-box 14, and then 15. And you’ll get security updates for 3 years.

There are 3rd party apps. You’ll be able to uninstall it, but they are there. There is support for 8GB virtual RAM. It is an ₹18k-20k phone.

iQOO Z7 5G Sensor

It has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Everyone gives side-mounted, but this has an AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensors. All the sensors are present. There is a face unlock, and all sensors are there. They work well.

iQOO Z7 5G Connectivity

If I talk about connectivity, there is 5G, obviously. And it supports all the bands in India. No problems there. Dual 4G VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling support are there. There is Wi-Fi 6, and thanks to 920, Bluetooth 5.3 is there.

iQOO Z7 5G Multimedia

Talking about multimedia. It’s an AMOLED display, and the colors are perfect. And the show is bright, so that is good. There is HDR support. Yes, you can see HDR on YouTube. Not only that, you’ll be able to see Netflix in HDR. Sometimes, even on ₹40k phones, you can’t see Netflix in HDR.

But you’ll be able to see this. That is good. Your video-viewing experience is fantastic. Talking about the audio, there is a bottom-firing mono-speaker which is loud and of good quality. Overall, on the matter of multimedia.

iQOO Z7 5G Performance

It is good. I talked about the chipset. Now let’s talk about the performance of this phone, especially the gaming performance.

It is fantastic for day-to-day usage. On paper, its AnTuTu score comes to 4,75,000-4,80,000. If you do multitasking often and many tabs are open, you should be fine. If I talk about the gaming performance, you can play the games on medium-high settings. In fact, you’ll be able to play PUGB New State at 90fps.

So, they’ve partnered and, you know, optimized for that. Gaming performance will be enjoyable. A 3.5mm jack lets you connect your wired headset and enjoy it while gaming.

iQOO Z7 5G Design Gaming Performance

If I talk about gaming, let me tell you the new features. There is motion control present. So, instead of touch, you can use this for moving. And for gaming, there is an ultra game mode in this. So, that is present in the gaming dashboard. You can do that from here to turn off the notification or click do-not-disturb.

iQOO Z7 5G Design Features

Talking about the other features, it has IP54 certification, so it is dust and water-resistant. The SAR values are within limits.

There is no notification light or FM radio. There are other features in this. There is a Phone Cooling feature if you do extra gaming or the phone heats. It basically closes the background apps so your phone stays cool.

You can add an AQI card to check the air quality of the phone since it has deteriorated nowadays. You’ll continuously get to know how is the air quality.

iQOO Z7 5G Camera

Talk about the camera. It’s a fascinating setup. Under ₹20k, I think this is the first phone to have OIS. The primary sensor is a 64MP OIS sensor. And the secondary sensor is 2MP depth. Nothing else.

There is no need to insert sensors of Quad camera, 2MP, 3MP to increase the numbers. The primary sensor should be suitable. And I can say that about iQOO Z7. 64MP OIS. Although this is not a camera-centric phone, it is focused more on performance.

Also, the photos that it clicks it is good. And you get a 16MP sensor in the waterdrop notch. And on videography, very few phones give 4K in mid-range or under ₹20k. But this gives you 4K 30fps thanks to the Dimensity 920, which supports. So, you’ll be able to shoot 4K 30fps with OIS.

Ultrawide is not there in this. Remember that. If I talk about the features, there are all the features present. Pro mode and portrait mode are already current. There is a Vlog Mode and Super Night mode. You can click in low light.

It carries forward its performance-oriented legacy of the iQOO Z6 series. It has Dimensity 920 for ₹19k-25k. For that price, it is an excellent performance-oriented phone. Not only that but even though it has a waterdrop notch, its display is also fantastic. AMOLED 90Hz with 1300nits brightness.

It looks good; it’s lightweight. Overall, if you want a performance-oriented phone with an excellent display and a decent camera, the iQOO Z7 should be on your list. Its price-to-performance ratio is really high.

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