We reviewed the iQOO 9 Professional unveiled in January and concluded it is a smartphone that is price contemplating if you’re available in the market for an Android flagship. At the moment, now we have the vanilla iQOO 9 at our workplace for a full overview. However do notice that that is the Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered mannequin launched in India final month and never the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant, which is unique to China.
Our unit has 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage onboard, however there’s one other mannequin with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Each run Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12 out of the field, not like the Chinese language iQOO 9 which boots OriginOS Ocean.
The iQOO 9 is constructed round a 6.56″ 120Hz 10Bit FullHD+ AMOLED display with a 300Hz contact sampling price and 1,000Hz on the spot contact sampling price. It is HDR10+ licensed and marketed to have a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. The show is protected by Panda Glass and has a punch gap within the middle for the 16MP selfie digital camera. There’s additionally a fingerprint reader beneath, which we discovered to be quick and correct within the time we spent with the telephone.
Across the again, now we have three cameras and a flash module sitting inside an oblong island. We’re a 48MP main digital camera (with gimbal OIS) joined by 13MP ultrawide and 13MP 50mm telephoto models.
We’ve obtained the Legend version, flaunting the BMW Motorsport-inspired racetrack design, however there’s additionally a black-colored Alpha version with a textured design. Each have the quantity rocker and energy button on their right-side frames. Nonetheless, the facility key on the Legend is painted blue, whereas the one on Alpha has an orange accent.
These buttons have good suggestions and the telephone’s constructed nicely. The iQOO 9 can be a bit extra compact than the Professional model, making it snug to carry for longer intervals. Nonetheless, if you’re a right-hander, your index finger will possible relaxation on the silver a part of the digital camera island, which additionally causes the iQOO 9 to wobble on flat surfaces.
The remainder of the iQOO 9’s highlights embrace NFC, USB-C, stereo audio system, 5G connectivity, IP52 score, vapor chamber liquid cooling system, and an Clever Show Chip, marketed to supply a lag-free gaming expertise. It is tasked with SDR-to-HDR conversion and makes use of MEMC to realize the next body price when gaming. For now, it will possibly push Name of Responsibility Cell and Battlegrounds Cell India (BGMI) from 60 FPS to 90 FPS, however iQOO advised us extra video games will probably be supported ultimately.
Talking of gaming, the iQOO 9 comes with In-Show Twin Moster Contact controls we noticed on the iQOO 7 Legend final 12 months. These divide the display into pressure-sensitive left and proper areas in horizontal orientation, permitting quicker response occasions when gaming. We had been very impressed with these on the iQOO 7 Legend, and we count on an identical – if not higher – expertise on the iQOO 9.
The iQOO 9 additionally comes with a twin X-Axis Linear Motor, which affords good haptic suggestions. And fueling your entire bundle is a 4,350 mAh battery, which matches from 1% to 50% in six minutes and 100% in 18 minutes when charged with the bundled 120W adapter. We’ll clearly check that declare ourselves within the full overview together with different iQOO 9 options, so stick round to seek out out if the vanilla iQOO 9 is price shopping for.