vivo’s gaming sub-brand, iQOO recently introduced a new pair of flagship-specced contenders – iQOO 8 and 8 Pro. Both are powered by the Snapdragon 888+ SoC, and BMW M Motorsport aesthetics.
iQOO 8 Pro’s 6.76-inch 1440p Samsung E5 LTPO OLED Display boasts a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate and has been rated by DisplayMate at A+. The vanilla variant, on the other hand, has a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
For optics, the former uses a 50MP Sony IMX 766 main sensor with 5-axis gimbal stabilization, a 48MP ultra-wide unit, and a 16MP portrait lens. The latter uses a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary unit, a 13MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 13MP portrait lens.
Both devices run on OriginOS on top of Android 11. On the battery department, iQOO 8 houses a 4,350mAH unit with support for 120W fast-charging, while the Pro has a slightly larger 4,500mAh battery that also supports 50W wireless charging.
iQOO 8 has a starting price of CNY3,799, with its most beefed-up variant (12GB+256GB) will cost CNY4,199. The Pro model, on the other hand, is priced at CNY4,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant, CNY5,499 for the 12GB+256GB model, and CNY5,999 if you want the top-end 12GB+512GB variant.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.