At a starting price of about €300 (approx. $316), iQOO Z6 Pro 5G is one of the best gaming-centric phones in its segment. Apart from gaming, the phone also does great in most departments. Where it does fall behind, though, is the camera. The phone’s overall camera performance is average, while it really struggles in low lighting. It has a 64 MP wide-angle, 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro sensor camera on the back. The device also has a 16 MP wide-angle front camera for selfies and video communications. Its camera features include gyro-EIS, and Dual-LED dual-tone flash, and can record videos up to 4K@30fps.
The phone has a plastic back, Schott Xensation protected glass front, plastic frame, and solid build quality. Another great thing about the phone is that’s back panel has a matte finish, which does a good job resisting fingerprints. For colors, the options are limited to Phantom Dusk and Legion Sky. While the phone is considerably lightweight at 180 grams, it isn’t easy to operate with a single hand. For reference, the phone measures 6.29 by 2.90 by 0.33 inches. iQOO Z6 Pro 5G lacks stereo speakers which, at this price, should have been included.
Furthermore, it has a loudspeaker and high-resolution audio but lacks a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Therefore, if you are in search of a phone that delivers the best audio experience, it’s better to look elsewhere. The gadget has a 6.44-inch FHD+AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of support for HDR10+. Its screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 85.1% and 409 respectively. iQOO Z6 Pro 5G can go up to 1300 nits of brightness, which is highly impressive since many pricier phones can’t do that. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor delivers an awesome overall performance.
The same is the case with the gaming performance thanks to the Adreno 642L GPU. iQOO Z6 Pro 5G runs the latest Android 12 out-of-the-box with Funtouch 12 on top. Bloatware is present, but you can uninstall most of the unnecessary apps. Coming to sensors, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. The device supports USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2 dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Hotspot. Considering the segment, the absence of NFC is shocking.
The device has a 4700 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery which might be on the smaller side in terms of size but not in terms of backup. If you are an average user, you should expect to get around 1.5 days of use out of it, which is outstanding. One amazing aspect of iQOO Z6 Pro 5G is that it supports 66W fast charging. As per the ads, the phone can go from 1 to 50% of charge in just 18 minutes. The phone has three variants. The economical variants have 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM, with 128 GB of internal storage. The most premium one has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB ROM. While the phone doesn’t support an SD card, it can support two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 5G.