The Vivo iQOO Z1x is basically the Snapdragon variant of the Vivo iQOO Z1. It ditches the MediaTek MediTek Dimensity 1000+ processor on the iQOO Z1 for a Snapdragon 765G processor. Enthusiasts should also note that there was a slight change in the rear camera setup as well as a drop in the fast charge capacity from 44W to 33W.
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Vivo iQOO Z1x Key Specs & Features
- 6.57 inches TFT LCD Display, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, (402 PPI)
- Android 10, iQOO UI 1.0
- Octa-core Snapdragon 765G (7nm)
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB /256GB Built-in Storage
- 48 MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 16MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (Side-mounted)
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging (33W Capacity)
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000mAh Battery
Design and Display
The design remains the same. Both the Vivo iQOO Z1 and its sequel the Vivo iQOO 1x bear the same design. This means there is actually no telling which is which and also if you love the former, then you are certainly going to love the later.
On the rear of this smartphone, you will find a square camera module housing three cameras and an LED flash. You will also find the iQOO branding which sort of gives a hint that it’s a Vivo smartphone.
Upfront, we have a 6.57-inch display. Vivo moved from IPS LCD on the iQOO Z1 to a TFT LCD display on the iQOO Z1x. This display has a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a screen density of 402 PPI.
The camera department features a nearly identical package. However, there was a big change in the setup on the rear, as the 8MP ultrawide camera we saw on the Vivo iQOO Z1 was replaced with a 2MP dedicated depth camera on the Vivo iQOO Z1x.
The other cameras on the rear camera setup remain the same. It’s the same 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
Selfies on this Android phone are manned by the same single 16MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0.
Hardware and Software
The big story on the hardware department is the switch from a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor, to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor on the Vivo iQOO Z1x while still retaining an upper mid-range profile.
Other features supporting performance include an Adreno 620 GPU, 6GB / 8GB RAM options, and slightly bigger a non-removable 5000mAh battery. The Vivo iQOO Z1x provides more storage variants, with the inclusion of the 64GB variant which wasn’t on the IQOO Z1. You also get 128GB and 256GB variants.
On the software side, you have got iQOO UI 1.0 running on the Android 10 operating system.
The Vivo iQOO Z1x features a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other connectivity features dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and NFC.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 5G. This means enthusiasts are at liberty to stream, download and upload at 5G speeds, provided they are in an area with 5G reception.
Vivo iQOO Z1x Price and Availability
The price of the Vivo iQOO Z1x starts around $229. 88,738 Naira in Nigeria, 24,593 KSH in Kenya, and 1,320 GHC in Ghana.
The Vivo iQOO Z1x was announced on July 9th, 2020 is currently available for purchase.
Vivo iQOO Z1x Specs
Here are a few specs of the Vivo iQOO Z1x:
- Platform: Android 10, iQOO UI 1.0
- Processor: Snapdragon 765 (7nm), Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 620
- Memory: 6GB / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue, White
- Dimension: 164.2 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 199.5 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.57 inches TFT LCD Display, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio, HDR10, 120Hz Refresh Rate (402 PPI)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary)f/1.8 + 2MP (Macro)f/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected], [email protected]; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 16 MP f/2.0, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB/ 128GB /256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1900
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: 1, 3, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA (n1 and n3 bands after OTA update)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infra Blaster: No
- USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- 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: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 33W Capacity