5g Range God Iqoo Z5 Review: A Flagship Experience With Full-blooded Performance


[The Z series has always left a deep impression on me, not because this series will use the most advanced configuration, but because the Z series always brings the most appropriate cell phone configuration for the majority of the consumer base, and the price is also kept within a “real” range. After the hardware iteration, can this new machine continue the excellent cost performance of its predecessor? Let’s take a look. This time we got the iQOO Z5 for the “Blue Origin” color scheme, the name echoes a new space exploration company across the ocean.

The name is inspired by the origin of our life – the Earth, according to iQOO officials, so we can see that the overall body of the iQOO Z5 is a dark blue when light hits the surface of the body. When light hits the surface of the body, the dark blue color will become slightly lighter, with the surface “fluorite process,” looks quite deep and introspective, this color scheme will also make the body more durable, universal more people.

The iQOO Z5 will be 8.5mm thick and 193g in weight, successfully compressed to within 200g. This is a normal weight for a 5G phone, but considering it has a massive 5000mAh battery, we have to give the iQOO Z5 a thumbs up.

The iQOO Z5 has a 6.67-inch 1080p display on the front, which is made of LCD. I’ve always thought that in this price range, an LCD screen is still the better option. This is due to the fact that the prices for excellent OLED screens are still high, and in the case of cost constraints, using an OLED screen means compromising, affecting the user’s sense of use. On the contrary, the mature LCD process can provide excellent display, which we can also feel in the iQOO Z5, with the overall color transparency, color reproduction, and no significant deviation.

It is worth noting that this is still a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is still a perceptible improvement over the 90Hz still in use at the same price point or even higher, and the overall use of the effect is quite smooth.

The most sensitive and critical configuration in the iQOO Z5 price range should be in the performance. This time, the iQOO Z5 is outfitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC, which has a 6nm advanced process technology. In terms of core architecture, the Snapdragon 778G SoC has four 2.4GHz large cores and four 1.8GHz small cores of big.LITTLE design, which is both performance and power consumption of the classic configuration.

According to the data, when compared to the previous generation of the same level of Snapdragon 768G, its CPU and GPU have nearly 40% improvement. Furthermore, iQOO Z5 is equipped with a “full-blooded” version of LPDDR 5 memory and UFS3.1 flash memory, which in theory can significantly improve the speed of opening and loading files and large applications.

In the actual gaming experience, the iQOO Z5 currently supports “Peace Elite” HDR HD ultra-high frame rate, which did not exhibit lagging or frame drops during the one-hour game. While playing “King of Glory,” the iQOO Z5 can support up to 90fps, and with a 120Hz screen, the overall gaming experience pulls full. It can be said that when facing these two “mainstream games” with a large audience, the iQOO Z5’s performance cannot find any slots. As previously stated, this is a phone with a large 6.67-inch screen, so it is unquestionably more visually appealing.

Furthermore, the iQOO Z5 is equipped with dual speakers, which allows the phone to get more stereo sound when playing games, especially when you can’t find the headset. It can also help you locate the general location of the enemy relatively faster by “footsteps.” When it comes to watching videos, the dual speakers can provide a more immersive experience, and the difference is noticeable.

Because of the increased power consumption brought by the network as we enter the 5G era, battery life and charging will inevitably become the most critical aspects of the cell phone experience. iQOO Z5 this time directly “vigorous miracle,” with a large 5000mAh battery stuffed inside the body, laying a solid foundation for battery life. At the same time, the Snapdragon 7 series SoC’s consistently excellent power control can help the phone save more power. To verify its actual battery life, we performed a set of classic 3.5 hours battery life tests on the iQOO Z5 with the following test contents and conditions.

1 hour of “Peace Elite” game with ultra-high frame rate HDR HD image quality

1 hour of Bilibili online video with 1080p picture quality 1 hour of Shake Video with video switching every 10 seconds 30 minutes of video recording at 1080p 60fps

The above test content is controlled at 50% of the screen brightness. Based on these results, the iQOO Z5’s final remaining power is still at 71 percent, indicating that there is no longer any competition. In terms of power consumption, the iQOO Z5 is a relatively average improvement; in the first three hours of battery life testing, the iQOO Z5 can save about 3% more than other phones. And in video recording, the iQOO Z5 power consumption advantage is even more pronounced, with 7 percent less power consumption than most of the phones I previously tested, saving nearly double the power, which is ideal for users who like to record their lives with video.

This time, iQOO provides 44W of fast charging, which is in line with our expectations for a device at this price point. I began charging at 1% near the shutdown, and by 30 minutes, the iQOO Z5 had been charged to 53%, taking 66 minutes to fill.

This speed is still quite good, after all, the battery capacity is quite large, can do about an hour full, and I am quite satisfied.

In terms of image performance, the iQOO Z5 rear triple camera module, the main camera has a high pixel count of 6400W pixels, with 800W pixels of ultra-wide angle lens and 200W pixels of macro lens, can meet the needs of most users daily shooting. From the sample photos, iQOO Z5 main camera performance in the light conditions as expected, the overall color reproduction accurate, while thanks to the high pixel count of 6400W, iQOO Z5 without telephoto can

The iQOO Z5’s image tolerance is also notable at dusk when the light is a bit weak, which may be due to the camera’s internal HDR algorithm, in the face of sunset highlights and dark areas of the trees, the iQOO Z5 can retain a lot of detail, which allows users to shoot with more ease, without overthinking the image in terms of exposure. At the same time, in the presence of complex light, its white balance performance remains quite stable; basically, what the naked eye can see is what you get. I am quite satisfied with the actual performance of the iQOO Z5, after all, the Snapdragon 778G top storage combination configuration has allowed the phone to have a relatively high starting point. Furthermore, iQOO achieved the still relatively rare 5000mAh mega battery, which makes this phone appealing to users who have a high demand for battery life.

The results of our actual test also confirmed that this is a 5G phone with no rival for battery life. Overall, I believe the Z5 continues the fine tradition of the Z series, and it is worth considering as a cost-effective option when facing any user group.