iQOO Z5 announced with Snapdragon 778G, 120Hz display

Michail, 23 September 2021

As expected, iQOO held a launch event in China today where we saw the announcement of the iQOO Z5. The successor to iQOO Z3 brings a larger 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with the same 120Hz refresh rate but now sports a punch-hole cutout for its 16MP selfie cam. There’s also a new chipset at the helm with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G paired with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.


The back of the Z5 sports the same triple camera setup as the Z3 with a 64MP main Samsung GW3 sensor alongside an 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP macro module. The battery has grown to 5,000 mAh from the Z3’s 4,400 mAh cell but charging speeds top out at 44W instead of 55W. The Chinese iQOO Z5 boots vivo’s Origin OS based on Android 11 but international units are expected to come with Funtouch OS 12 instead. Other notable features include stereo speakers, a headphone jack and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

iQOO Z5 announced with Snapdragon 778G, 120Hz display and 5,000 mAh battery

iQOO Z5 comes in White, Dark Blue and Gradient Blue colors. The latter sports a ridged back pattern while the other two feature a flat matte look. The 8GB+128GB trim retails for CNY 1,899 ($293) while the top of the line 12GB+256GB variant goes for CNY 2,299 ($355). There’s also a middle option with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage which goes for CNY 2,099 ($324).

iQOO Z5 announced with Snapdragon 778G, 120Hz display and 5,000 mAh battery

Pre-orders in China are already open while official sales start on September 28. International availability will be detailed at a later date. iQOO plans to introduce the Z5 in India on September 27.


Reader comments

Mid range is always lower than flagship if it was SD 855 that was better i like 2018's flagship than 2021 mid range don't look results look at performance by the way nice point thanks for comment.

  • Roy
  • 24 Sep 2021
  • D0e

LCD screen is disappointing. Should have been AMOLED. Camera set up is also quite average. Overall barring the processor, not a step up from Z3

GPU is 845 category, CPU is better than 855, Memory/bandwidth is less than 855 and 845 due to its mid range characteristics.

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