Vivo has launched one of the cheapest 5G-ready Smartphones in China under the moniker Vivo iQOO Z1. The best part is, its aggressive pricing does not take away from the top-notch specification the iQOO lineup is known for.

Design and Display

The 5G compatible mid-range smartphone follows the rectangular camera aisle trend that most Vivo Phones, including Vivo V17, Vivo V19, and Vivo Y30, follow.

The smartphone comes with a triple sensor rear camera vertically aligned on the top left. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the right, and it is available in three colors: Sea Azure, Sharp Cool Black, and Water White.

Vivo iQOO Z1x is built around a 6.57-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080p resolution, tall 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 compliant screen, and P3 color gamut support topped with a whopping 120 Hz refresh rate.

Internals and Storage

The smartphone is driven by the latest Snapdragon 765G that comes with support for dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA). The SoC is topped with 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB, or 256 GB onboard storage. This is the first smartphone from the lineup to sport anything less than an SD 800 series processor.

The software front is handled by iQOO UI based Android 10.


The smartphone sports a triple sensor rear camera with an f/1.79 aperture 48 MP main shooter joined by an f/2.4 aperture 2 MP macro lens, and an f/2.4 aperture 2 MP depth sensor. The rear camera offers modes like portrait mode, night view, panorama, time-lapse, up to 1080p slow-motion video shooting, and up to 4K video recording.

For selfies, it comes with a 16 MP snapper in the punch-hole.

Battery and Pricing

Vivo iQOO Z1x 5G packs a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. According to the company, the battery can go from 0 to 100 in 60 minutes.

The handset is currently available for sale in China with the following price tags.

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage ~$228
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~$257
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~$286
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage ~$329

Vivo iQOO Z1x specifications

  • CPU: 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
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
  • OS: Android 10.0, iQOO UI 1.0
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G;
  • Display:
    • LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.57 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 16 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (Side-mounted)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Price:
    • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage ~$228
    • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~$257
    • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage ~$286
    • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage ~$329