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Key Specs
  • Display 6.67-inch (1,080x2,400)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Front Camera 16MP
  • Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • RAM 8GB, 12GB
  • Storage 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery Capacity 5000mAh
  • OS Android 11
Market Status Released
Release Date 23rd September 2021

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iQOO Z5 Review

By Sheldon Pinto (Nov 5, 2021)
Sheldon Pinto
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good gaming performance
  • Battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bad
  • Display is a smudge magnet
  • Weak low-light camera performance

On paper, the iQoo Z5 does not seem like a massive improvement over the previous model in this series, the iQoo Z3. There's no AMOLED display like on competing smartphones at around the Rs. 25,000 price point, and its cameras remain similar to what was offered on the Z3. However, its price is a bit higher – the base variant retails at Rs. 23,990. So is the new iQoo Z5 worth your money, or are there better smartphones out there that offer more for less? Let's find out.

iQOO Z5 Summary

The iQoo Z5’s starting price is higher than that of the Z3 (which it will soon replace) but competing smartphones in the mid-range are generally more competitive in terms of features. Its design has been slightly improved and it offers better grip, but is still made of plastic.

There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor that’s on par with the mid-range competition and performed well when gaming and even in our benchmark tests. There is a 6.67-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which works well while playing games, but becomes a smudgy mess very easily. The Z5 finally gets stereo speakers, which worked well both while watching movies or playing games.

Camera performance is decent in daylight but not great in low light. This does not make the Z5 look good, since it has to compete with mid-range smartphones that offer better photo quality as well as performance.

Battery life is excellent, though you do lose out a bit in terms of charging speed. The Z5 certainly does not feel like a solid step up over its predecessor. It does offer minor improvements, but not enough to make it easy to recommend given that competition offers much better at only slightly higher prices.

iQOO Z5 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
iQOO Z5 (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Arctic Dawn 18,990
iQOO Z5 (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Cyber Grid 18,990
iQOO Z5 (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Mystic Space 18,990
iQOO Z5 (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Mystic Space 21,999
iQOO Z5 (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Arctic Dawn 21,999
iQOO Z5 (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Cyber Grid 26,990

iQOO Z5 price in India starts from ₹ 18,990. The lowest price of iQOO Z5 is ₹ 18,990 at Amazon on 22nd May 2024.

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Available Variants
  • 8GB RAM
    iQOO Z5 (8GB,128GB)
  • 12GB RAM
    iQOO Z5 (12GB,256GB)

iQOO Z5 Full Specifications

Brand iQOO
Model Z5
Price in India ₹18,990
Release date 23rd September 2021
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 164.70 x 76.68 x 8.49
Weight (g) 193.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Blue Origin, Dreamspace, and Twilight Morning
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Screen size (inches) 6.67
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1,080x2,400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9
Processor octa-core (4x2.4 MHz + 4x1.8 MHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Internal storage 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera 64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
No. of Rear Cameras 3
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.45)
No. of Front Cameras 1
Front autofocus Yes
Operating system Android 11
Skin Funtouch OS 12
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.20
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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iQOO Z5 User Review and Ratings

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    Amol Dighe (Jan 10, 2023) on Gadgets 360
    This mobile phone tracking all the activities. This product delete my contact 1 by 1 every day
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  • Amoled/ lcd display Not mentioned in review
    Kakri (Sep 27, 2021) on Gadgets 360
    What a promotion not even mentioned about display
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  • Worst phone
    Ashutosh Sonagra (Sep 29, 2021) on Gadgets 360
    Only 2 5g bands is deal-breaker
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  • Camera a poor
    Pawan Nadekar (Oct 30, 2021) on Amazon
    Camera a poor bad
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  • Very good phone
    Dhileepan Ambikapathy (Oct 30, 2021) on Amazon
    Very good phone with this price segment.Really liked this phone much. Awesome camera and battery life. Overall nice phone with good price
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