Unveiling the iQOO 12: GSMArena.com’s Comprehensive Review and Test Results

Introducing the iQOO 12 – The First Smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

The iQOO 12 has arrived, and it’s making quite a splash in the smartphone world. This innovative device is the first to feature the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, promising exceptional performance and speed.

The iQOO 12 boasts a stunning design, available in both Legend (BMW, White) and Alpha (Black) versions. It is also IP64-rated, ensuring complete dust and heavy splash resistance, making it a durable and reliable option for users.

One of the standout features of the iQOO 12 is its brilliant 6.78-inch E7 AMOLED display with a 1280p resolution and a dynamic 144Hz refresh rate. It also supports 10-bit color depth, HDR10+ streaming, and a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits, providing a vibrant and immersive viewing experience.

Powering the iQOO 12 is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, which is well-cooled with a large vapor chamber for excellent heat dissipation and sustained performance. The device also boasts an impressive camera setup, including a 50MP primary camera with OIS, a 50MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, and a 64MP periscopic lens with OIS for 3x optical zoom and up to 10x lossless zoom.

In addition, the iQOO 12 features a graphite 5,000mAh battery with 120W super-fast wired charging, as well as the latest Android 14 with Funtouch 14, promising optimized performance and minimal bloatware. The phone also comes with a promise of three major Android updates and four years of security patches.

While the iQOO 12 offers an impressive array of features, there are some drawbacks, including a 16MP front camera that may produce low-quality photos and a less-than-complete water protection rating. Despite these minor issues, the iQOO 12 is shaping up to be a strong contender in the smartphone market.

The retail bundle of the iQOO 12 includes a transparent silicone case, a BMW M printed card, and a 120W power adapter with a 6A-rated USB-C-to-C cable, providing users with everything they need to get started with their new device.

Overall, the iQOO 12 is a compelling option for users looking for a powerful, stylish, and reliable smartphone with cutting-edge features and performance.

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