As a flagship brand that focuses on gaming, iQOO has recently released models that not only have excellent performance, but also have an obvious gaming style from the outside. But this time, the appearance of iQOO 12 Pro has become more simple and rounded, and the performance can also have a comprehensive improvement, the next look together.
Snapdragon Ultra Core for more gaming power
iQOO 12 Pro is equipped with Qualcomm's latest third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, which adopts TSMC's 4nm process, 1+5+2 64-bit architecture, and Cortex-X4 ultra-core with a maximum clock frequency of 3.3GHz. With the new architecture, the CPU performance is upgraded by 30% compared to the second-generation Snapdragon 8, and the energy efficiency is upgraded by 20%, and the performance is improved by LPDDR5X and UFS4.0. With the new architecture, CPU performance is 30% higher than the second-generation Snapdragon 8, energy efficiency is 20% higher, and with LPDDR5X and UFS4.0, the "Iron Triangle of Performance" is fully upgraded.
The data does not say too much, the actual game performance is more convincing, we directly test the "original God" in 26 degrees room temperature environment, pull the picture quality to the very high, the frame rate is set to 60 frames, in the highest load of Sumeru city back and forth for half an hour, the average frame rate of 59.6 frames, the power consumption of about 5.8W, although the frame rate table fluctuation is relatively large, but the overall picture is smooth, will not suddenly lagging situation.
In terms of heat dissipation, the iQOO 12 Pro has a 5705mm2 stainless steel VC heat spreading plate, which works with the internal full-time quad-drive heat dissipation architecture to control the temperature of the four major zones in real time. After half an hour of testing, the temperature of the front of the iQOO 12 Pro is 43.1˚C, and the temperature of the back is 40.5˚C. In actual gaming experience, the fingers will feel hot, but it does not affect the operation of the game.
(Left front temperature, right back temperature)
In terms of battery life, the iQOO 12 Pro is equipped with a 5100mAh high-capacity battery, which utilizes a new graphite stack reconfiguration technology that allows it to combine high-capacity and fast-charging, and has a longer battery life compared to its predecessor. Although it is a pity that the iQOO 12 Pro is equipped with a 120W flash charger, it can ensure fast charging in daily life, and there is also a 50W wireless flash charger to meet different charging scenarios.
Self-developed hardware and software technology, handheld games can also have good picture quality
iQOO 12 Pro adopts self-developed gaming chip Q1, which can be mapped according to the characteristics of each game, picture quality, frame rate, power consumption, and through the chip's ability and self-researched algorithm enhancement, it has taken the lead in realizing the ability to achieve in-game super-split insertion of frames with concurrent technology on cell phones.
(iQOO 12 series debut "Dark Zone Breakout" full-map ray tracing technology)
We're all familiar with frame interpolation. iQOO 12 Pro can boost a game's native 60 fps to 120 fps or even 144 fps. Let's take ProtoGod as an example. Turning on the Game Assistant's Game Interpolation during gameplay will boost a 60 fps ProtoGod to 144 fps, making the screen even smoother.
The Super Score section has been upgraded on the iQOO 12 Pro. Thanks to the gaming chip Q1, the iQOO 12 Pro allows you to choose between High Quality and Ultra High Quality in ProtoGod, with High Quality upgrading the native 720P to 900P, and turning on Ultra High Quality directly raising the resolution to the maximum 2K supported by the screen, which can dramatically improve your gaming experience with ultra-clear images.
After turning on Ultra HD, iQOO 12 Pro found that the frame rate would automatically drop to 30 fps. Turning on the Ultra Frame function opens up a new world, raising the frame rate to 60 fps while maintaining 2K image quality, and restoring a realistic and smooth image.
The gaming experience is enhanced not only by the Super Score and Super Frame Concurrent technology, but also by the iQOO 12 Pro's master-class under-speaker design, which further enhances the volume of the chamber and makes the stereo sound more balanced, especially for gunfighting games, where the sound of gunshots will be more realistic. In addition, there is a new X-axis linear motor, which is now adapted to the skill vibration of up to 69 characters in "Original God" for a more immersive gaming experience.
Imaging is also upgraded
The iQOO 12 Pro is not only a gaming flagship, but also has significant upgrades in imaging to better meet the daily use experience. iQOO 12 Pro is equipped with a triple-camera combination of a 50MP main camera + 50MP ultra wide-angle + 64MP periscope telephoto.
The main camera adopts the OV50H outsole sensor with the latest generation of Bionic Spectrum technology, and as you can see from the sample photos, the color rendering is more realistic.
(Main Camera 1X Sample)
(Main Camera 1X Sample)
(Main 2X sample)
The telephoto lens adopts the flagship OV64B sensor, which delivers a 70mm-equivalent 3X optical zoom, up to 100X hybrid zoom, and with the NICE Neural Image Calculation Engine, it allows you to capture images with richer details.
It is worth mentioning that the iQOO 12 Pro can support three color modes - Vivid, Texture and Natural - with its excellent light sensitivity. You can set the desired color mode according to the style of shooting for more detailed colors.
(Left sharp mode, center texture mode, right natural mode)
Sleeker and more elegant design
The exterior design of iQOO 12 Pro has changed a lot compared to its predecessor, especially the lens module, which has changed from the hardcore squareness of its predecessor to the current rounded design, which is officially known as "Miles Porthole". There is also a FOH decorative ring on the outer ring of the module, and the sense of hierarchy is immediately highlighted.
In terms of color schemes, the iQOO 12 Pro comes in the classic "Legendary Edition" and "Track Edition", as well as a new "Burning Way" color scheme with a red vegan leather design. The "Legend Edition" we have in our hands is made of white enamel textured glass, which not only makes the white color appear more pure, but also brings a comfortable grip with just the right curvature; the BMW co-branded Legend tri-color pattern has been replaced with an embellished design, making the overall simplicity without losing the sense of speed.
On the front of the body, iQOO 12 Pro is equipped with a domestic first 6.78-inch E7 144Hz full-sensitivity screen, with a pixel density of up to 517PPI, not only for gaming scenarios, but also for watching videos with a clear presentation. The screen has a global maximum brightness of 1600nit and a local peak brightness of 3000nit, making it easy to see the screen even under the outdoor sunlight.
Most importantly, the iQOO 12 Pro screen has a new generation of ultra-sensitive touch control, which, together with the new gaming chip Q1, effectively improves the followability of the game, and the touch sensitivity has been improved, so that the release of skills can be a step faster.
With the 3rd generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform and the new gaming chip Q1, the iQOO 12 Pro has excellent gaming performance, and the original God can even realize the ultimate 2K +60 frames, so that you can feel the beauty of the in-game scenery while playing. In this way the iQOO 12 Pro can indeed be called the most powerful gaming flagship, but it's a shame that there's no more 200W flash charging and a full USB2.0 port, which are trade-offs to be made.
If you don't care much about these shortcomings, the iQOO 12 Pro, with its minimalist design, 2K E7 flagship screen, and powerful image configuration, is also a good experience in daily use. iQOO 12 Pro is also recommended for those who like gaming but need to take care of daily use.