iQOO Neo 7

A Practical Look At The iQOO Neo 7 5G

iQOO Neo 7 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC | 120Hz AMOLED panel with HDR10+ | 5000mAh battery with 120W Flash charge | 64MP triple rear camera

iQOO is a new smartphone brand, but it has made its mark as a gaming smartphone company in the Indian market. iQOO Neo 7 is the latest addition to iQOO’s arsenal of gaming smartphones. It comes with the latest specifications with the industry’s best gaming features at a lucrative price. iQOO Neo 7 is priced under ₹30,000, which makes it one of the best midrange smartphones in the market—the smartphone packs in powerful hardware components to deliver the best gaming experience in a smartphone. Let us take a look at what the iQOO Neo 7 has to offer.

The first Indian smartphone to feature MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC

The iQOO Neo 7 is the first smartphone in India to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 5G SoC. This chip is an extension to the Dimensity 8000 series and has now adopted the 4nm fabrication process to deliver top-notch performance while delivering excellent power efficiency. The 5G chipset has a powerful Cortex-A78 core running at 3.1GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 3.0GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.0GHz.

It allows the processor to utilize the resources swiftly to derive the best performance. The chipset has managed an AnTuTu score of 8,93,690, which rivals some of the flagship devices from last year. To name some, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra had a similar AnTuTu score. The MediaTek Dimensity 8200 platform relies on Mali-G610 GPU to cater to the graphics in today’s high-end games. It ensures optimum performance with fast frame rates and lower power consumption.

The iQOO Neo 7 has adopted the LPDDR5 RAM to aid multitasking and fast performance. It is known to be 50 percent faster than the LPDDR4X RAM. iQOO also ensured super-fast data transfers by going for UFS 3.1 storage.

Stunning Display

The display is another important aspect of a gaming smartphone. And the iQOO Neo 7 does not miss out on that. The phone has a large 6.78-inch AMOLED panel that gives adequate space for your fingers during intense gaming sessions. It has a resolution of 2400 x 1080p with a peak brightness of 1300 nits which allows it to have a contrast ratio of 8000000:1. With an aspect ratio of 20:9, the panel has an HDR10+ certification to watch your favorite shows and videos. To compliment your video-watching experience, iQOO Neo 7 sports dual stereo speakers which deliver loud and crisp sound.

Talking of gaming, the panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, which offers silky smooth scrolling and swift animations enhancing the overall user experience. iQOO claims that Neo 7 can render games like New State Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile at 90fps.

Battery For All Day

Neo 7 derives its power from a large 5,000mAh battery which is a must for a gaming smartphone. On top of that, the iQOO Neo 7 features a 120W FlashCharge to give you an uninterrupted gaming experience. The company claims the phone can go from 1 to 50 percent in just 10 minutes, or 25 minutes of charge can give you a 100 percent battery capacity.

Exclusive Gaming features

The iQOO Neo 7 is designed to provide a flagship-level gaming experience with sensor-based Game Control. It has a large liquid-cooling vapour chamber with an area of 2,396mm² to keep the smartphone cool during intensive gaming sessions. The iQOO Neo 7 features a Motion Control suite that allows you to map actions with gestures. The rich motion library gives you six options to map with controls.

For example, if you are playing a game like Call of Duty Mobile you can perform quick actions like crouching by just tilting the phone to the right. Sounds interesting right? You have six such options that you can see in the picture below. These quick gestures give you an edge over the other gamers and let you stay ahead.

In terms of haptics, the iQOO Neo 7 features an X-Axis Linear Motor that gives you 4D Game Vibration feedback, taking your gaming experience to the next level. The vibration motor is smart enough and intelligently identifies the scenarios to give vibration feedback. The smartphone has a 1200Hz touch sampling rate featuring Dual 10x Super Touch Control to give you the most accurate touch feedback.


Unlike most gaming smartphones, the iQOO Neo 7 doesn’t lag in the camera department. The smartphone houses a 64MP triple camera setup with Samsung’s ISOCELL GW3 sensor. The main sensor sports OIS with the ISOCELL Plus technology. The new 64MP sensor gives the Neo 7 a significant advantage in night photography. The RAWHDR 3.0 algorithm delivers authentic colors and natural brightness. The other cameras are 2MP portrait and 2MP Macro sensors. At the front, there is a centrally aligned punch-hole 16MP camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The Neo 7 features modes like Pure Night View to make your night shots beautiful. There is a Pro Sports Mode, which uses OIS and the combination of a motion deblur algorithm to capture stunning still images of subjects in motion. For video shooting, there is a Vlog Movie 2.0 with a set of presets for people who like to shoot Vlogs.

However, an Ultra-wide angle sensor would have made more sense rather than the 2MP bokeh and Macro shooter.

  • iQOO Neo 7 5G
  • iQOO Neo 7 5G

Design & Software

iQOO has given a lot of thought to the design of the Neo 7. The company calls it RetroFuturism which is a blend of vintage design with new-age technology where retro-style film cameras meet metallic trims. Together it gives a unique look to the device. The device is available in Interstellar black and Frost Blue colour options.

iQOO Neo 7 comes with Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13. Funtouch OS brings its initial perks like the infrared remote control, Air Quality Index card, and adaptive icons which is a part of Google’s Material U update. The Funtouch OS 13 has removed the lags and jitters from the UI making the animation smooth. It comes with some amount of bloatware that you can uninstall.

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iQOO Neo 7 5G

iQOO Neo 7 5G is the 1st Indian smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC with LPDDR5 RAM, 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED, 5000mAh Battery with 120W Flash Charge


iQOO Neo 7 is a powerful gaming device at an attractive price point. The handset comes with an appealing design inherited from the flagship iQOO 11. The device has two storage variants: 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. The 8GB/128GB variant is priced at ₹29,999 while the bank discounts bring down the actual price to ₹28,499 and the 12GB/256GB is priced at ₹33,999 and costs ₹32,499.

iQOO is also giving away a Free iQOO Gamepad worth ₹2,999 with iQOO Neo 7 5G which is a cool nifty accessory for gaming enthusiasts.

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Who Should Buy iQOO Neo 7 5G?

If you are a gaming enthusiast, then the iQOO Neo 7 5G gives you an edge over the other gaming devices at this price point with its exclusive gaming features, bigger battery, and fast charging. But if you are someone who is not into gaming then you have many other options available in this price range. Here are 2 best alternatives based on usage:

  • iQOO 9 SE 5G: It is a great all-rounder with better cameras and comes with the Snapdragon 888. The device features a 48MP primary sensor along with a 13MP ultra-wide sensor. The device is priced at ₹30,999 but the bank discounts usually bring the price down to ₹27,999.
  • Nothing Phone 1: If you are looking for a stylish smartphone with good software experience and don’t care much about gaming then you need Nothing. The Nothing Phone 1 offers a better software experience with near-stock Android software, a transparent design, and an attractive Glyph interface. It has a Snapdragon 778G+ processor, and HDR10+ 120Hz Flexible AMOLED Display. It is priced at ₹29,999 but you can easily get it at ₹27,999 via bank offers.

This brings us to the end of this article. I hope this article will help you make a better decision before buying a smartphone under ₹30,000.

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Giri Raj
Giri Raj

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