iQOO 10 Pro shocked the mobile phone industry by applying the 200W fast charging solution for the first time. The standard version of iQOO 10, which is the flagship of the direct-screen flagship, redefines the flagship experience with its good comprehensive capabilities. The iQOO 10 series has shown full sincerity in terms of hardware for powerful performance and balanced experience. Next, I will show you the real performance of iQOO 10 in terms of performance and experience through hands-on testing.
iQOO 10 specs and features:
- 6.78 inch AMOLED screen
- 120Hz, 2400×1080
- Snapdragon 8+ processor
- 50MP+13MP+12MP rear camera
- 4700mAh battery
- 120W SuperCharge
- $579 – Check latest price on AliExpress (iQOO 10), AliExpress (iQOO 10 PRO)
01/ Appearance Design
The design of the back panel made of double material allows me to experience the unique sense of hierarchy when holding it with one hand. Unlike most mobile phones on the market, the iQOO 10 backplane is made of two different materials spliced together. The upper part is made of lubricated enamel glass. To enrich the visual effect, the interior is also matched with a carbon fiber texture, giving a refined feel.
The lower part of the fuselage adopts the well-known rock crystal AG matte back plate. The hand feel is very delicate, and the matte treatment is more textured, and it is not easy to get fingerprints, and it feels very smooth.
In terms of the holding experience of the fuselage, the iQOO 10 has also reached a good level. When holding it with one hand, there will be no discomfort such as cutting the hand. The frame design is very round and can fit the palm well. The overall weight is very balanced, and there is no top-heavy situation. The model I tested this time is the track version, the measurements are 164.55 × 77.10 × 8.37mm, and the weight is 205.2g.
The front of iQOO 10 is a 6.78-inch AMOLED flat screen, which uses E5 2D flexible material and supports a screen resolution of 2400×1080, which can bring you a more delicate screen look and feel. In order to make everyone more pure when playing games, it also brings you a 120Hz high refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. At the same time, it also brings dual ten times touch micro operation, with 10 times touch resolution and 1200Hz instantaneous touch sampling rate, which can recognize the tiny movements of fingers.
In addition to the excellent screen configuration, iQOO 10 is also very prominent in the screen display. iQOO 10 not only has DC dimming function, but also obtained HDR10+ certification, which ensures an excellent look and feel during use.
And for this screen, iQOO 10 has also achieved many breakthroughs. The manual maximum brightness is 500nit, while the global maximum brightness can reach 1000nit and the peak brightness is 1500nit. Even in the dazzling sunlight, everyone can clearly see the display content of the screen.
03/ Performance: Game Test
The iQOO 10 uses the Snapdragon 8+ processor, with an enhanced version of LPDDR5 and an overclocked version of USF3.1, combined with 8GB/12GB of super-large running memory, making the experience a substantial breakthrough again. Not only that, iQOO 10 is also equipped with a self-developed chip V1+, which can achieve frame rate improvement mode and high frame low power consumption performance, which can effectively reduce the power consumption of mobile phones. Next, I will give you a comprehensive introduction to the performance of iQOO 10 through game testing and benchmark testing.
According to the benchmark test, the hardware performance and optimization level of iQOO 10 are very good. The AnTuTu score reached 1078510 points, the 3DMark Wild Life score was 10624 points, the Geekbench single-core test score was 1335 points, and the multi-core test score was 4337 points. The overall strength can be ranked in the top ten mainstream flagship mobile phones this year.
In terms of game testing, we will test through the two games “Honor of King” and “Genshin Impact”. Set the picture display settings to the highest and turn on the performance mode, respectively.
“Honor of King” game frame rate
In the “Honor of King” game, iQOO 10 supports 120Hz full frame operation, and after 15 minutes of the game, its average frame rate is 119 frames. In the game, the frame rate performance is relatively stable, and there is no large frame drop. The game is also very smooth, and there is no obvious stuttering phenomenon, which can bring you a smooth game experience. In addition, thanks to the advantages of the full-sensing operating system, iQOO 10 can also bring you a very immersive gaming experience. The mobile phone can provide real-time effect feedback for everyone through the dual X-axis linear motor. Whether it is entering the game or releasing the skills, it can be clearly distinguished by the vibration of different frequencies on the left and right, making the game experience more realistic.
Of course, in addition to the strong performance of the Snapdragon 8+, we can also experience the differences of the self-developed chip V1+. In the “Honor of King” game with a full frame of 120Hz, we choose to increase the frame rate mode, and the self-developed chip V1+ can play a role at this time. Through the optimization of the picture and the form of frame insertion, the picture rendered by Soc to 120Hz can be reduced to 60Hz, and the smooth experience of 120Hz can still be obtained. It can bear half of the computing power of the processor, thereby reducing power consumption and reducing the heat generation of the chip.
“Genshin Impact” game frame rate
In the “Genshin Impact” game with a maximum of 60 frames, the average frame rate of the iQOO10 was 58.2 frames. In the actual game experience, iQOO 10 has very few freezes, the overall game experience is relatively smooth, the operation is very smooth, and the game experience is very good.
In games like “Genshin Impact”, you can turn on the “Optimized Power” mode. After this mode is turned on, the V1+ chip can reduce the power consumption of the main chip by computing power. At the same time, this 60-frame game can also be interpolated to 90 frames, which can achieve a smoother picture experience while reducing power consumption.
When targeting some gunfighting games, the advantages of iQOO 10 are further magnified. Not only can you experience the advantages of the 360Hz touch sampling rate, but you can also experience many “black technology” control solutions. For example, the under-screen dual-control pressure-sensing function on iQOO 10 can release skills through different pressing forces on the screen. The operation logic is the same as the entity shoulder button, but it is more convenient to use. At the same time, it is equipped with closed stereo dual speakers, which can realize the position of listening without wearing headphones.
While ensuring excellent performance, iQOO 10 also has a very mature cooling solution (low temperature sensing intelligent cooling system). This solution can be combined with hardware cooling through software monitoring. They are composed of 3930mm2 VC soaking plate and 10 NTC chips with high temperature sensing accuracy and immediacy. Not only can the temperature of the fuselage be monitored in real time, but also the cooling strategy can be adjusted in time according to the real-time temperature.
In addition, iQOO 10 has also added technologies such as low-temperature sensing aviation middle frame, cloud temperature control sensor, and sub-micron thermal conductive gel. Next, let’s take a look at the cooling performance of iQOO 10.
Judging from the temperature changes of the fuselage before and after the “Genshin Impact” game, the cooling capacity of iQOO 10 is very good. The temperature of the fuselage increased by only 7.5°C before and after the game, and the temperature was controlled within a reasonable range, allowing the performance of the processor to be released more freely.
The iQOO 10 adopts a rear three-shot image solution, which consists of a 50MP OIS main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle macro lens, and a 12MP 2× telephoto portrait lens. The three lenses cover almost all the scenes that everyone uses every day.
Main photo sample
In terms of the main camera, it benefits from the advantages of 50MP and Samsung GN5 sensor. The iQOO 10’s shooting level in the main camera mode is very high, and the clarity of the picture can be guaranteed whether it is a close-up or a long-range view. Judging from the proofs, the iQOO 10 performs well in the details of the picture, the details of the subject are very clear, and there is no blurring. With iQOO’s excellent image algorithm, the color of the picture is also very accurate, there is no overexposure or overdarkness, and even the details of the dark parts are clearly visible, which is enough to prove the powerful analytical ability of this 50MP main camera.
In addition to the excellent main camera, the 12MP ultra-wide-angle macro lens on the iQOO 10 also performs well. For the use environment of ultra-wide-angle lenses, how to accommodate more objects under limited conditions is very important. iQOO 10 supports a 120° shooting angle, which basically meets everyone’s daily travel needs.
Ultra wide-angle proofs
Judging from the proofs, iQOO 10 controls the distortion of the picture very well in the ultra-wide-angle mode. There is no obvious stretching deformation and no obvious vignetting on the picture, which can ensure high-quality picture effect. In terms of detail performance, even if you zoom in on the picture, you can still see the details of the object clearly.
In addition to its ultra-wide-angle capability, this lens also has a macro capability. In macro mode, we can get a photo with moderate blur and obvious details and texture of the subject. It can accurately capture the details of the subject, and at the same time accurately restore the original color of the subject.
Night scene proofs
Finally, it is the night scene performance of iQOO 10. As the night scene that most tests the mobile phone photography system, the hardware and optimization level need to be at the same time to ensure the quality of the film. Judging from the proofs, the iQOO 10 has more obvious advantages compared with the common flagship phones on the market in terms of night scenes. There is no obvious highlight overflow in the picture, and the details in the shadows are excellent, and the picture clarity is very high.
06/ Battery Life & Charging
The iQOO 10 has a built-in 4700mAh battery and is also equipped with a 120W fast charge. With the support of high-standard configuration, the battery life of iQOO 10 is also better guaranteed. In order to verify the battery life of iQOO 10, we will conduct a 5-hour battery life test and a 30-minute charging test, let’s take a look.
In the endurance test, the performance of iQOO 10 is very eye-catching. After five hours of testing, the remaining power was 52%. It did even better in the 30-minute charging test, charging the 4700mAh battery to full capacity in just 18 minutes.