iQoo Neo 6 review: Powerful phone at a reasonable price!

iQoo has launched the Neo series in India with the Neo 6. In this segment of stiff competition under Rs 30,000, the company has launched the phone with all the preparation. It brings with it the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip, offers 80W fast charging and surprises with a 120Hz AMOLED screen. The charging speed given by the company in this price range is really commendable. This is very rare to see in this segment. But do all these features make the iQoo Neo 6 a phone not to be missed? My first impressions of the phone were positive and now it’s time to find out if it’s as good as it sounds.


iQoo Neo 6 is priced at Rs 29,999 in India for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model. Its top model comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which costs Rs 33,999. iQoo Neo 6 can be purchased in Dark Nova and Cyber ​​Rage colors.

iQOO Neo 6 Design

The iQoo Neo 6 phone is a rebranded model of the iQoo Neo 6 SE that was launched in China earlier this year. Neo 6 is a large smartphone in size and weighs 190g. The phone has a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with a hole-punch design at the top for the selfie camera. The display bezels are thin. The frame of the phone is made of plastic and lies flat at the top and bottom.


iQoo has added an IR (infrared) emitter to it, which sits near the secondary microphone on top. The bottom has a slot for a USB Type-C port, speaker, and SIM tray. The rear panel is made of plastic with curved sides. The phone is quite comfortable to hold. Its right side is narrow and carries the slim power button and volume buttons.

The dark nova color of the phone looks quite classy. It has been given a gradient finish showing a mixed shade of dark blue and bright teal. If you want a brighter phone, then you can also check out its Cyber ​​Rage variant. The phone’s camera module will draw your attention. He has been given a two-step design over which he has been given the branding of Neo, seen separately.

The company has also given away a transparent case in the phone booth. The back panel has a matte finish, so fingerprints aren’t as easily detected. You also get a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, which is a good thing.

iQoo Neo 6 Specifications and Software

The iQoo Neo 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, which is the most powerful processor for this price range. The Mi 11X competes directly with this phone, which has the same chip. iQoo says it has given the phone a liquid cooling system to keep the processor cool.

Neo 6 has a Full HD Plus E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 360Hz touch sampling rate that can go as high as 1200Hz in some games. The screen is also HDR10+ certified and its brightness is 800 nits. iQoo has also provided stereo speakers on the Neo 6, but the IP rating of the phone is not provided.


This IQoo phone has support for Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, four-band 5G, dual-4G VoLTE, and five satellite navigation systems. You don’t get NFC on this. iQoo Neo 6 houses a 4,700mAh battery and supports fast charging up to 80W. You also get a compatible charger in the box.

Talking about the software, it runs on Funtouch OS 12 which is based on Android 12. The company has promised two years of Android updates and three years of security updates with the phone. Its user interface is almost similar to the Vivo X80 that I recently reviewed. Sad that I also got the same bloatware experience on this. Some apps can be uninstalled. The browser keeps sending unwanted notifications throughout the day, which is quite annoying.

iQoo Neo 6 performance and battery life

iQoo Neo 6 has a powerful processor and even in continuous use, there is no lag in the phone. It had the 12GB variant where you could multitask, switch between apps without a hitch. At no time did I see the app reload. The phone has an extended RAM feature and can use up to 4 GB of system storage as RAM.

It was a joy to watch videos on the AMOLED screen of the phone. Stereo speakers make the experience even better. The refresh rate is high, so it scrolls smoothly in apps and menus. The company has set the refresh rate on Smart Switch by default. Most of the time it runs at 120Hz on this setting.


iQoo Neo 6 has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quite reliable and never fails during use. FaceUnlock also worked in a similar way. The phone scored well in the benchmark. Its AnTuTu score was higher than OnePlus Nord 2 with 729,331 points. In Geekbench 5, it scored 983 and 3074 points in single and multi-core. On GFXBench charts, it scored 50 fps in the Car Chase test. This phone will not disappoint users who are looking for good performance in terms of scores.

I played Call of Duty: Mobile on it, which had very high graphics by default and the frame rate was set to High by default. I played the game for 20 minutes in which the battery dropped by 5%. The phone did not get hot, which explains its liquid cooling capabilities.

I liked the battery performance of this phone and it lasted comfortably for a day and a half. The phone lasted 21 hours and 17 minutes on the HD video loop test, which is pretty impressive. Its 80W fast charger charged the phone to 83% in 30 minutes and was fully charged in 50 minutes.

iQOO Neo 6K Camera

iQoo Neo 6 has a triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel main lens with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 116-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. It has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The camera app is easy to use and looks similar to the one on the Vivo X80. The main camera takes 16-megapixel photos by default, but you can click through to full-resolution photos if you need to.

His photos of daylit landscapes were detailed and objects were easily recognizable even from a distance. Words written on distant buildings could also be read. AI optimization is available on the phone, which increases the contrast in the output. The ultra-wide camera has a wide field of view and the same color profile as the main camera.


The phone took close-ups in crisp, full detail. This creates a natural bokeh effect between the background and the subject. Edge detection was good in portrait mode. The macro camera also captured close-ups very well.


The phone proved to be very fast at capturing the scene in low light, so it automatically kept the shutter open for a long time. Due to this, the image was captured with clarity and detail. In very dark places, the phone itself suggested switching to night mode.


The phone’s sensor captures full-resolution selfies. The app applies a beautification filter by default, but it can be adjusted or turned off if needed. The skin tone is exact in the photo in daylight. In low light conditions, the screen flash is activated automatically for best results. Edge detection was good on the selfie taken in portrait mode, and the level of background blur was adequate as well.


Its main rear camera can record 4K videos at 60fps. Its selfie camera can also record video at this resolution and frame rate, which is very rare to see. The footage was fairly stable in daylight, but found footage a bit shaky while walking in low light. The camera app has a dual video mode that allows the main camera and the selfie camera to record videos simultaneously.

our decision

If you are looking for a budget smartphone under 30 thousand then you can keep this phone at the top of your list. The performance of the phone is decent, as can be expected from a device with a Qualcomm chip. The promise of Android and security updates prepare you for the future. In my opinion, its base 8 GB variant seems to be better value for money.

I don’t have many complaints, except for the bloatware pre-installed on the phone. If you’re picking up the phone for the purpose of shooting video, keep in mind that it doesn’t do as well in low light.

If you want clean software, you can check out the Motorola Edge 30. If you can’t compromise on performance, you can also go for the Mi 11X and OnePlus Nord 2, which come as good alternatives in the same price range.

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