The iQoo Z7 Pro 5G is the latest addition to the company’s Z-series of smartphones launched in India. iQoo is targeting the processor and design as some of the unique selling points of the phone. With a sleeker design than the iQoo Z7 5G, should you consider the new Z7 Pro 5G as your next mid-ranger? Here are our initial thoughts on the new 5G smartphone.
The Z7 Pro 5G comes with the typical bundled accessories, which include a 66W power adapter and a transparent case. The charging brick is fairly large and has a USB Type-A port. The phone is priced at Rs. 21,999 Rs 22,999 for the 128GB and 256GB variants respectively.
The iQoo Z7 Pro 5G looks very stylish in this Blue Lagoon color. It also comes in a graphite matte color. It’s very light at just 175g and is only 7.36mm thick, giving it a very premium look and feel. Despite such a slim size, the iQoo manages to pack a 4,600mAh battery inside. The body is also IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.
Another highlight is the processor. The iQoo Z7 Pro 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 SoC, which is built using a 4nm manufacturing process and is extremely power efficient. iQoo claims that the AnTuTu (v10) score of the Z7 Pro 5G exceeds 700K. The phone is equipped with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and offers two storage configurations of 128GB and 256GB, all following the UFS 2.2 standard.
The display also feels premium. The iQoo Z7 Pro 5G features a large 6.78-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, curved edges on both sides, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The display is said to have a touch sampling rate of 300Hz with a boost rate of up to 1,200Hz. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate. As for scratch resistance, the display also features Schott’s Xensation Up glass.
The iQoo Z7 Pro 5G runs Android 13-based Funtouch OS 13, and you get a host of apps pre-installed. Camera-wise, the phone has a 64-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel portrait camera, but sadly lacks an ultra-wide-angle camera. iQoo offers optical image stabilization or OIS for the main camera, and the sensor used is the Samsung GW3. The selfie camera is a 16-megapixel sensor.
Overall, the iQoo Z7 Pro 5G could be a decent mid-range contender if design and performance are important to you. We’ll have the final verdict on the phone in our full review soon.