iQOO Neo7: An Impressive Gaming Smartphone

In recent times, Vivo has set the bar high with great mid-range smartphones under the sub-brand iQOO.  Keeping true to the promise of presenting a solid gaming device, the iQOO Neo7 is a high performer with a long-lasting battery, an excellent display, and an equally capable pair of stereo speakers. While launching Vivo iQOO Neo7, the company faced a stiff challenge as it had to offer something more than the predecessor Neo 6 launched last year, a great hit in the range of phones under Rs.30 000 to attract value-conscious customers. The iQOO Neo7 price in India starts from Rs. 28,999 on Amazon for the base variant but costs an additional thousand rupees in the open market.

iQOO Neo7 –Design

The slim design of the phone, which is only 8.5 mm thick, makes it extremely handy. And despite the large display of 6.78 inches, you can easily tuck it inside the shirt or trouser pocket. It’s been about 5 months since February 16, 2023, the iQOO Neo7 launch date in India, that users have expressed their happiness with the well-built phone. Weighing 193 grams, the phone can withstand the stress of extended gaming sessions for 2-3 hours.

More about iQOO Neo7 specifications

Powered by Android 13 Fun Touch OS 13, the Vivo iQOO Neo7 basic model has a 64-bit architecture supported by Octacore 3.2 GHz CPU, 8 GB LPDDR type RAM, and 128 GB storage. The triple rear cameras are of 64MP+2MP+ MP and one front camera of 16 MP. The dual SIM 5G phone has a 5000 mAH Li-ion battery with USB- C type charging.


The iQOO Neo7 5G phone features one of the best displays (1080×2400 pixels) in the price range. It has 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate that ensures one of the most fluid experiences one can expect from a gaming smartphone. The display allows for choosing the appropriate on-screen color selection – rich or neutral. Regardless of which color selection you prefer, the viewing pleasure is superb, with vivid contrasts and deep blacks as you watch content on OTT or YouTube in full HD.


The phone has a top-end MediaTek Dimensity 8200 5G processor that allows doing day-to-day tasks like a breeze. Including a heads-up display and a gaming mode adds good value to the device, which is excellent for customizing the gaming experience that boosts performance. The phone assures sustained and stable performance without slowdown despite slight heating when maxing out the game resolution in games like Call of Duty.

The battery performance is more than decent as it can easily support everyday gaming sessions for 2-3 hours. And it can support video playback of 2-4 hours while running Microsoft Teams through the day while consuming 80% of charge. However, the camera performance is subpar in low light, although it captures decent images in daylight.

Taking everything into account, the iQOO Neo7 is a smart gaming phone with a powerful processor that takes the viewing experience to the next level with optimizations meant for gaming.

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