Vivo iQOO Z1

Vivo subbrand iQOO has officially announced an upper mid-range smartphone which is Vivo iQOO Z1. This new device will be joining the iQOO series. Recall that in February, iQOO introduced the iQOO 3 5G that packs a powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset.

Just last month, they announced the iQOO Neo3 5G flagship device with SD865. The new iQOO Z1 5G is the first smartphone powered by Dimensity 1000+ SoC by MediaTek.

Other interesting features on the phone include 144Hz refresh rate screen, massive battery with fast charging support, and 48-megapixel triple camera setup.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.57 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi)
  • Android 10, iQOO UI 1.0
  • Octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ (7nm)
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB Built-in Storage
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • Super Flash Charge 2.0
  • Fast Charging 44W, 50% in 23 min, 100% in 59 min
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4500 mAh Battery

 

Design and Display

The Vivo iQOO Z1 packs a nice and attractive body that features a smooth panel. The panel is housing the camera, an LED flash, and also the logo. It measures 164 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm and weight 195 grams. The smartphone is also available in amazing colors shades.

On the front, the iQOO Z1 has a 6.57-inch IPS LCD screen with a punch-hole hosting the front camera. It has an HDR10 compliant display that supports DCI-P3 color gamut and produces a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz.

The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and 402 PPI density for clear visuals.

Camera

On the camera, the Vivo iQOO Z1 has a 16 MP front shooter. The back consists of a triple camera system that features a 48-megapixel main lens, a 112-degree 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter paired with 4cm focal length.

The camera features Hyper HDR, human eye tracking, low-light, and ultrawide photography, 4K video shooting, and 1080p slow-motion video recording.

Hardware and Software

The Vivo iQOO Z1 packs a Dimensity 1000+ chipset that was announced earlier this month by Mediatek. The chip is based on 7nm process technology and it’s the updated version of the Dimensity 1000 SoC that was announced back in November 2019.

The Octa-core taking charge of the system comprises of four Cortex-A77 CPU cores and four Cortex-A55 cores along with Mali-G77 MP for graphics. The iQOO Z1 boots with iQOO UI 1.0 flavored Android 10 operating system out of the box.

The maker claims that more than 100,000 apps are optimized to work with a 144Hz display. Many games have also been optimized to support the highest refresh rate phone.

For better gaming experience, the device provides users with five customized sound effects. On paper, the Vivo iQOO Z1 has an internal storage of 8GB RAM with up to 256GB.

Battery and Network

The smartphone has a 4,500mAh battery that carries support for 44W fast charging. It has a 5G connectivity on both dual SIM slots.

Other connectivity options on the Vivo iQOO Z1 include Fi 6, NFC, GPS, USB-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. The phone can even connect to Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks simultaneously.

For better entertainment, it packs dual stereo speakers and a Smart PA amplifier. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. Lastly, it comes with a super liquid-cooled heat dissipation system that can reduce the internal temperature by up to 10 degrees celsius.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Price and Availability

The Vivo iQOO Z1 with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage will sell at a price of $309. The 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage will cost around $351, while the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage goes up to $394.

In Nigeria, the phone is expected to start selling at a price of 125,000 Naira, 1,900 Ghs, and 35,000 Ksh.

You can order the phone in Space Blue, Galaxy Silver, and Symphony Meteor colors. The company will also be selling the protective case and game controller to buyers at a price of $7 and $28 respectively.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vivo iQOO Z1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, iQOO UI 1.0
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ (7nm), Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Galaxy Silver, Space blue
  • Dimension: 164 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.57 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) Triple Cameras, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Front Camera, HDR, 1080p@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 25, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: Yes, 1, 3, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infra Blaster: No
  • USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes