iQOO 8 and 8 Pro have become official as the latest flagship phones from Vivo that tick all the boxes for a premium Android phone in 2021. These phones are packed with the latest Snapdragon 888+ chip, 120Hz displays, 120W super-fast charging, and more.
Design and Display
The iQOO 8 and 8 Pro feature the same design, but the base model gets a slightly smaller 6.56″ AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pro sibling has a bigger 6.76-inch LTPO OLED panel that dials up the resolution to 1440p and has support for a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate.
Both displays have support for 10-bit colors and have an under-screen fingerprint sensor. But only the iQOO 8 Pro gets a 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that can unlock your phone even if you have wet fingers.
Internals and Storage
The iQOO 8 is packed with the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC but the 8 Pro comes with the overclocked Snapdragon 888+ with a faster CPU and improved AI. Only the Pro model offers 512GB storage with 12GB RAM, whereas the base version is limited to 12GB/256GB. Both models have cheaper memory trims as well, but no memory card slot for expansion.
The iQOO 8 and 8 Pro will boot Origin OS on top of Android 11.
The main camera on the iQOO 8 Pro is a 50MP Sony IMX766 with a 7P freeform lens, which is the same sensor as the OnePlus Nord 2 and the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The primary camera also has 5-axis gimbal stabilization like some recent Vivo flagships. This is accompanied by a 48MP ultrawide sensor and a 16MP depth camera.
The base iQOO 8 gets a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary module instead, alongside a 13MP ultrawide shooter and a 13MP portrait cam. Both phones are capable of recording 8K videos.
Battery and Pricing
The iQOO 8 has a 4,350 mAh battery that can charge up to 100% in only 18 minutes thanks to the 120W fast charging. The iQOO 8 Pro has a slightly bigger 4,500 mAh cell which also has support for 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The iQOO 8 starts at $585 while the iQOO 8 Pro will cost you $770. Both phones will go for sale in China next week.
|iQOO 8||iQOO 8 Pro|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)||Octa-core (1×2.99 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|GPU||Adreno 660||Adreno 660|
|OS||Android 11, Origin OS||Android 11, Origin OS|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G||2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G|
|Display||6.56″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2376 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors||6.78″ LTPO AMOLED, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 120Hz variable refresh rate, 10-bit colors|
|RAM||8GB, 12GB||8GB, 12GB|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm
13 MP, f/2.2, 50mm (telephoto)
13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
|50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, gimbal stabilization
16 MP, f/2.2, 60mm (depth), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, OIS
48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 114˚(ultrawide), 0.8µm, AF
|Colors||White, Orange, Black||White (BMW M branding), Black|
||4350 mAh, 120W fast charging||4500 mAh, 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging|