iQOO Z6 is one of those rare budget mid-range phones that delivers a good gaming experience. The phone does well in the overall performance, camera, and battery department too. The device was first announced on the 16th of March 2022 and released six days later on the 22nd. It comes at a starting price of ₹15,499 which approximately converts to $205. The device has three variants. All three have 128 GB of internal storage with 4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB of RAM. The RAM type used here is LPDDR4X, while the storage type is UFS 2.1. You can use an SD card if need be, but it has a Hybrid slot.
Therefore, you have the option of using either a Nano SIM card with an SD card or two Nano-SIM cards. iQOO Z6 can support connections from 2G to 5G. At this price, not many phones support 5G connections, hence iQOO should be praised. It comes in two color options, Dynamo Black and Chromatic Blue. The phone measures 6.46 by 2.98 by 0.33 inches and weighs 185 grams. It is not only slim but also lightweight. The phone has a plastic back and frame that don’t attract fingerprints easily, which is a great thing.
Its display quality and multimedia experience are pretty good. The phone has a 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It also has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.9% and an impressive PPI density of 401. While it would have been better if the phone had an AMOLED screen, it’s wonderful to see the phone supporting a 120 Hz refresh rate. In the audio department, iQOO Z6 has a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The overall performance delivered by the Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G processor is smooth.
Adreno 619 GPU ensures a pleasing gaming experience, as previously mentioned. The presence of a 5-layer liquid cooling system significantly certainly improves the experience. Moving to the software, the device runs Android 12 while the Android skin is Funtouch 12. When it comes to cameras, their overall performance certainly exceeds expectations. The phone has a 50 MP wide-angle, 2 MP macro, and depth sensor camera on the back. It also has a 16 MP wide-angle for selfies and video communications. Apart from all the usual camera features, iQOO Z6 has a Dual-LED flash. However, video recording is limited to 1080p.
The phone has an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device’s battery life is great as well. If you are an average user, the phone will last you for one and a half days. The phone has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery that supports 18W fast charging. Though you can find phones that charge quicker than iQOO Z6 at this price point, you’ll have no complaints. In the communication department, the device has dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It also has support for FM Radio, but not for NFC.