The Vivo has added another smartphone to its mid-range portfolio. This smartphone is dubbed the Vivo iQOO U3. The highlights of this Android smartphone include a MediaTek Dimensity processor, 5G support, a 90Hz refresh rate display, and lots more. In summary, the Vivo iQUOO U3 packs in features that make it a top contender in the mid-range smartphone market.
Vivo iQOO U3 Key Specs & Features
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- 6.58-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, (400 ppi)
- Android 10.0; iQOO UI 1.0
- Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G Processor
- 48MP + 2MP Dual Rear Cameras
- 20MP Front Camera
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage
- Fingerprint Scanner (Side-Mounted)
- Fast Charge (18W Capacity)
- 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Vivo iQUOO U3 design comprises patches of aesthetics from other already existing smartphones. This leaves us when a smartphone design that isn’t really doing to leave enthusiasts wowed. Enthusiasts who have grown on smartphone designs in this category may see it as par for the course.
Taking a front view of this not so distinguished smartphone reveals a 6.44-inch display with a drop notch. This display is based on an IPS LCD panel. It packs in a resolution of 1080 x 2400, a screen density of 400 PPI, a 90Hz refresh rate.
On the rear, we have got a square camera module bearing dual-cameras and an LED flash. Below we also have the iQOO branding, which sort of indicates it’s a Vivo smartphone.
Please note that the Vivo iQuOO U3 comes in three colour variants and they include white, gray, and Aurora.
In the camera department, we have a dual-camera setup on the rear and a single camera up front. They aren’t the most powerful Iines existing, but they are certainly no slouch.
The rear camera setup holds a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
Upfront, we have got a single 20MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4. This camera supports HDR photos and can also shoot videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side of things, we have an Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G processor with a 7nm architecture.
The other features championing performance includes options of either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, a non-removable 5000mAh battery. Enthusiasts will also get an 18W fast charge mechanism.
On the software side, the Vivo iQOO U3 runs the IQUOO user interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Vivo iQOO U3 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth and WiFi.
Internet connectivity on here is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts can stream, download and upload with 5G speeds.
Vivo iQOO U3 Price and Availability
The Vivo iQOO U3 price starts around $244, which translates to 93,208 Naira in Nigeria, 26,547 KHS in Kenya, and 1,439 GHC in Ghana.
The Vivo iQOO U3 was announced on December 14th, 2020, and is expected to be available for purchase as from December 18th, 2020.
Vivo iQOO U3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Vivo iQOO u3:
- Platform: Android 10, IQOO UI
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7m) (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
- Memory: 6GB / 8GB
- Colours: White, Gray, Aurora
- Dimension: 164.2 x 75.4 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 185.5 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.58-inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2400, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 400 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 20MP Camera, f/2.0
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Side-Mounted
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Google Assistant
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity