The iQOO Neo 7 and the iQOO Neo 7 Pro are two flagship smartphones from the performance-oriented brand. They share some similarities, such as the display size, the battery capacity, and the fast charging speed.
However, they also have some differences, such as the chipset, the camera, and the design. So which one should you buy? Here’s a comparison of the iQOO Neo 7 and the iQOO Neo 7 Pro to help you decide.
Display and design
Both the iQOO Neo 7 and the iQOO Neo 7 Pro have a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and an under-display fingerprint sensor. The display quality is excellent on both devices, with sharp, vibrant, and responsive screens.
The display also supports always-on display and visual enhancement features that optimize the picture quality for apps like YouTube and Netflix.
The design of the two devices is similar, but not identical. The iQOO Neo 7 has a glass front, a plastic frame, and a plastic back, while the iQOO Neo 7 Pro has a glass front, a metal frame, and a polycarbonate back.
The back panel of the iQOO Neo 7 has a glossy finish, while the back panel of the iQOO Neo 7 Pro has a matte finish. The color options are also different: the iQOO Neo 7 comes in Interstellar Black and Frost Blue, while the iQOO Neo 7 Pro comes in Orange, Black, and Blue.
The weight and thickness of the two devices are also slightly different. The iQOO Neo 7 weighs 193g and measures 8.6mm in thickness, while the iQOO Neo 7 Pro weighs 197g or 202g (depending on the variant) and measures 8.5mm or 8.9mm in thickness.
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Performance and software
The performance of the two devices is one of the main differences between them.
The iQOO Neo 7 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset, which is a 4nm octa-core processor with a Cortex-A78 prime core clocked at 3.1GHz and a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU.
The iQOO Neo 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is also a 4nm octa-core processor, but with a Cortex-X2 prime core clocked at 3.19GHz and an Adreno 730 GPU.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset is more powerful than the Dimensity 8200 chipset in terms of CPU and GPU performance. It can handle any game smoothly and without lag, while the Dimensity 8200 chipset may struggle with some demanding games at high settings.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset also supports more features, such as pressure-sensitive buttons on the sides that can be mapped to different functions in games.
Both devices have 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. They do not have a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Both devices run on Android 13 with Funtouch 13 skin on top.
The software is smooth and user-friendly, with some customization options and gaming features. Both devices have a dedicated game mode that optimizes the performance, network, sound, and battery for gaming sessions.
Camera and battery
The camera of the two devices is another major difference between them. The iQOO Neo 7 has a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 64MP main camera with OIS, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera. The iQOO Neo 7 Pro has a similar setup, but with a higher-resolution main camera of 50MP with OIS, and an additional ultra-wide-angle camera of 8MP.
The main camera of the iQOO Neo 7 Pro can take better photos than the main camera of the iQOO Neo 7 in terms of detail, exposure, color accuracy, and dynamic range. It can also perform better in low-light conditions, thanks to the OIS and night mode.
The ultra-wide-angle camera of the iQOO Neo 7 Pro can capture more of the scene in one frame, but it suffers from some distortion and noise at the edges. The macro camera and the depth camera of both devices are similar and can take decent close-up shots and portrait shots, respectively.
The selfie camera of both devices is a 16MP sensor that can take decent selfies in good lighting conditions, but it tends to smoothen the skin texture and overexpose the background. Both devices can record videos up to 4K resolution at 30fps from both the rear and front cameras, but they do not support any stabilization or slow-motion modes.
The battery of both devices is the same: a 5000mAh capacity that can last for a full day of moderate to heavy usage. Both devices also support blazing-fast charging of up to 120W, which can charge the battery from zero to 50% in just 8 minutes and to 100% in just 25 minutes. Neither device supports wireless charging or reverse charging.
The iQOO Neo 7 and the iQOO Neo 7 Pro are both flagship smartphones that offer a great performance, a smooth display, and a fast charging battery. However, the iQOO Neo 7 Pro has an edge over the iQOO Neo 7 in terms of the chipset, the camera, and the design.
The iQOO Neo 7 Pro is more suitable for gaming enthusiasts who want a more powerful processor, a better main camera, and an ultra-wide-angle camera. The iQOO Neo 7 is more suitable for users who want a more affordable device that still delivers a good performance, a decent camera, and a lightweight build. The price difference between the two devices is not yet known, but it is expected to be announced soon.