??In less than six months, the iQOO digital series ushered in an update again. Compared with the initial positioning of games and performance, this new brand is now more mature and comprehensive. iQOO 9 Pro has also begun to explore from the stacking bucket model, becoming a true high-end flagship.
Flagship models require more than configuration and performance, but texture and design are the foundation for becoming a high-end flagship. After years of tempering, iQOO has also found itself in the hellishly difficult red sea of ??mobile phones in the domestic market. The company’s positioning has implemented the speed and sense of science and technology from its inception to the present, forming a set of design languages.
The legendary iconic three ribbons and the stepped double-layer transition of the image module on the back are manifestations of speed and technology.
Based on the powerful configuration, the iQOO 9 series has a comprehensive upgrade from the design to the texture, from the inside to the outside. As the first model of the blue factory in the new year, it is also a good start.
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Features of iQOO 9 Pro:
When I first got the two phones of the iQOO 9 series, what gave me the strongest impact was the “panoramic porthole” design outside the rear camera module. This is also the most obvious and intuitive change in the iQOO digital series this time.
Aesthetics is private and subjective, but I feel the balance and order brought by its integrated design. While giving the appearance a more robust technological sense, it also brings a high degree of recognition. It can be recognised at a glance in the cookie-cutter iPhone-like models.
Between the panoramic porthole and the back panel of the mobile phone, there is also a layer of the metal base, forming a stepped transition, which enriches the back feel while also making the vision more hierarchical and more technological.
The iQOO 9 Pro we have in hand is still the classic “Legend Edition” color scheme, which continues the iconic three ribbons spliced ??and collided with the white AG glass back cover. In addition to the inheritance of this color scheme, there are some new explorations and reflections. The carbon fiber texture is hidden under the white glass of the back cover, which gives a different look and feel of light and shadow at different angles.
iQOO 9 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch 3200 x 1440 resolution E5 material OLED flexible curved screen, which supports 100% P3 wide color gamut and 10-bit color depth. This screen can be said to be “no regrets” in terms of parameters. Fully reach the best level of mobile phones on the market.
The center-mounted digging hole + hyperboloid design + extremely narrow bottom bezel brings a higher screen-to-body ratio while also giving users a strong shock close to the true full-screen look and feel.
What brought me the strongest shock was its brightness performance under strong sunlight. You may not know the number of the global maximum brightness of 1000nit alone, but when you find that you can see the mobile phone screen outdoors when the sun is sunny, you will understand that this screen is not simple.
The maximum manual brightness is 500nit, the local peak brightness is 1500nit, and the contrast ratio is 8000000:1. Another greatly improved experience is watching movies. When watching HDR10/10+ videos can bring more shocking visual effects. The flashes and explosions in the video are as dazzling as they are happening in front of the eyes.
In addition, the iQOO 9 Pro screen also brings smarter LTPO stepless speed change 2.0 technology, which can intelligently switch the screen refresh rate between 1-120Hz, achieving a smooth experience of low power consumption and exquisite high-brush coexistence.
The previous generation of widely acclaimed wide-area ultrasonic fingerprints has also been fully upgraded on iQOO 9 Pro. 0.2s have accelerated the unlocking speed, and the entry can be completed with only one recognition. Wet hands and strong outdoor light will not affect the unlocking. Compared with fingerprints under the optical screen, it will never be “flickered” by strong light when used at night.
More mobile phones equipped with a new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 have begun to increase. Regarding the information about the new SoC, we are most concerned about performance. Although it is the same chip, each has different scheduling strategies and heat dissipation capabilities, so it is finally released. The performance will be different.
We also did a relatively complete running score and tested it at 23°C and Monster mode.
The specific situation is as follows. AnTuTu’s score is 1033467, which has exceeded the million level. The CPU score is 242674 points, and the GPU score is 440801 points, which is a huge improvement compared to the Snapdragon 888.
Although it will not reach the official 20% CPU and 60% increase in GPU, the performance improvement is still very intuitively reflected in the game. The highest glory of the king can also maintain a stable frame rate at 120 for a long time—the game experience without lag.
The experience of high performance is determined by heat dissipation. The heat dissipation of the iQOO 9 Pro is also very luxurious this time. It has a large area of ??VC soaking plate and a laminated graphite ladder for heat dissipation and uses panoramic portholes to heat the back of the SoC heat source. Heat dissipation has greatly improved the heat generation of the whole machine.
iQOO 9 Pro is the first Samsung GN5 sensor with an area of ??1/1.57 inches and a unit pixel of 1.0 ?m. After four in one, it will reach 2.0 ?m. In addition to the high pixels of the outsole, the blue factory’s housekeeping technology “Micro PTZ” is also added to realize the VIS five-axis video anti-shake.
The ultra-wide-angle uses the Samsung JN1 sensor, and the viewing angle is as wide as 150°. Thanks to this, the horizon anti-shake can be achieved.
This time, iQOO 9 Pro is more comprehensive and balanced than before. It is equipped with brand new closed stereo dual speakers, and the sound is fuller. It has also been customised and optimised for different use scenarios of music, video, and games and smartly improved—auditory experience.
In terms of battery life, there has been a huge upgrade this time. The battery capacity has been increased to 4700mAh. It supports 50W wireless flash charging and 10W wireless reverse charging. The 120W ultra-fast flash charging completely solves the problem of “life anxiety”.
We also conducted actual tests on the charging time. It takes 23 minutes and 16 seconds for iQOO 9 Pro to change from 1% to 100%. When the battery is low, it may be fully charged in daily use.
The standard 120W charger benefits from GaN material, and is also more compact and lighter, and has been upgraded to a Type-C interface. It supports PD protocol and PPS protocol and has extremely high compatibility. Only one charging head can meet the changing needs of each device when you go out.
Many amazing products and brands have been in the domestic mobile phone market for so many years. Many of them are short-lived or disappear forever in history. But iQOO is completely different. As a new brand, iQOO has grown very rapidly. It has achieved perfect complementarity with Vivo in the market and positioning. Thanks to its excellent design and strong product strength, iQOO has been steadily and has accurately found the right one for itself—the track, and deeply cultivated here.
In such a position where it can advance, retreat, and defend, iQOO has a steady flow of vitality. Always thinking about change and progress, and has not always stayed in the dilemma of configuration, experience, and price, from the cost-effective step by step to the high-end flagship, IQOO 9 Pro is the inevitable result of such a thick accumulation.