The iQoo Neo 7 5G has been formally released in India. The iQoo Neo 6 (Review), a new premium mid-ranger from the Vivo spinoff brand, was introduced last year for less than Rs. 30,000. The iQoo Neo 7 5G has a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4nm MediaTek CPU, a larger battery, and faster charging. The phone still has three cameras, but there has been a significant reduction. This evaluation will assist you in determining whether the iQoo Neo 7 5G should be your next upgrade.
Pricing of the iQoo Neo 7 5G in India
In India, the iQoo Neo 7 5G has been released with two storage options. This phone’s base model comes with 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The cost of this variation is Rs. 29,999. The model that iQoo supplied us features 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 12GB of LPDDR5 Memory. In India, it costs 33,999 rupees.
Design and display
The iQoo Neo 7 5G maintains its curved rear panel and frame in an era where many smartphones have flat frames. The phone’s polycarbonate casing in no way gives off a shoddy impression. Frost Blue is the colour we have, and it features a matte texture that discourages smudges and fingerprints. While Frost Blue eventually won me over, I still preferred Interstellar Black at first. Also, this phone has a premium appearance thanks to the gradient that can be seen when light hits the rear panel.
Furthermore evenly distributed is the weight. To answer any questions, the iQoo Neo 7 5G weighs 193g and is 8.58mm in thickness. The iQoo Neo 7 5G sports a large 6.78-inch display up front. The iQoo Neo 7 5G has the same screen size as the flagship iQoo 11 5G (Review), but it supports a 120Hz refresh rate and has a full-HD+ resolution. The screen is flat, and the bezels around it are relatively tiny. Overall, the iQoo Neo 7 5G boasts a 93.11 percent screen-to-body ratio, with the chin being the thickest at 2.65mm.
You gain WideVine L1 support as well as HDR10+ support, which was recognised by Netflix. The reasonably loud speakers give you a decent multimedia experience with vibrant colours. The fact that the primary speaker at the bottom is louder than the earpiece, which also serves as a backup audio outlet, indicates a clear channel imbalance. When using the Neo 7 5G outdoors in direct sunshine, I had no problems. Peak brightness on the display is 1300 nits, but only while HDR material is being viewed.
Software and specifications
The MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC in the iQoo Neo 7 was created using a 4nm technology. The SoC contains a Mali G610 GPU with a maximum clock speed of 3.1GHz. In India, eight 5G bands are supported. You can also designate 8GB of storage as Extra RAM on the device. There is Bluetooth 5.3 and dual-band Wi-Fi. This phone has a 5000mAh battery inside, and the charger that comes with it enables 120W rapid charging.
The Neo 7 5G runs the most recent Funtouch OS 13 version based on Android 13 out of the box. It includes a few third-party apps, like Spotify, Byju’s, and Snapchat. If you’d like, you can uninstall them. Hot Apps and Hot Games are two of the app recommendation folders that exist. Previously, an option in the Settings app could be used to make these folders invisible. There is no way to delete these two folders because Vivo transferred this setting to their V-App Store, which is not accessible on the Neo 7 5G.
Having said that, Funtouch OS 13 has advanced significantly in terms of personalization and customization. To customise animations for practically every action, including charging, fingerprint unlocking, toggling between the home screen and lock screen, etc., users can delve into the Settings app. Changes can be made to the wallpaper, icons, and other UI components.