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Vivo iQOO 12

Specifications

Vivo iQOO 12
Vivo iQOO 12 (iQOO 12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, or 16GB
Display
6.78 inch 20:9, 2800 x 1260 pixel 453 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Storage
256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Infrared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 163.2 x 75.9 ( = 0.33 x 6.43 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.7, 23mm, 1.2µm) + 64MP (3x optical zoom, f/2.6, 70mm) + 50MP (f/2.0, 15mm)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.5
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
198.5 g ( = 7 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
550 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 88.33% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: 100% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo iQOO 12

90% iQOO 12 Review – The phone for BMW owners?
Source: Amateur Photographer English
The iQOO 12 offers a rather impressive set of rear cameras, with great performance from all three. The main camera gives really impressive performance in all conditions, as well as in low-light. The 3x telephoto camera performs really well, thanks to a periscope design, that enables close-focus use as well. This makes the telephoto camera feel like a real camera unit, rather than feeling limited as on other models. The only real downside to this phone, in terms of cameras, is the 16MP selfie camera. Whilst this gives reasonable results, to give the full flagship level of performance, this would have included auto-focus as well as support for 4K video recording. If you don’t mind Full HD video from the selfie camera, then this may not matter too much to you. iQOO 12 · f/1.68 · 1/33s · 6.45mm · ISO670.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
iQOO 12 review: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is here
Source: GSM Arena English
The iQOO 12 is the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 smartphone to enter our labs. It's a great-looking flagship with an all-round premium specs sheet and cutting-edge hardware. Check out our video review to learn ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the phone's top features, build and screen quality, battery life, performance, and camera image quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2023
IQOO 12 Review & Unboxing - Outstanding SD8Gen3 Flagship For $630!
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2023
86% iQOO 12 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The iQOO 12 is an excellent smartphone with a competitive price of around $600 (China, India). It is a true flagship with a premium design, an exclusive BMW M Motorsport collaboration, the latest Snapdragon chip, a top-notch display, and blazing-fast charging. At the end of this review, we have mostly positive impressions from the iQOO 12. Its got a great design (even if slippery), and we appreciate the IP64 protection. We found the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 to live up to expectations, and the thermals are quite good. The battery life turned out great, the charging - was incredibly fast, and the speakers were nicely loud. The photo quality from all cameras is very good, but it has some issues with the processing at times. The same goes for the video capturing - it's inconsistent. And the selfie camera is not particularly good. The iQOO 12 still comes with a lot of bloatware on its Android 14, though it has been reduced as promised.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 86%
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 BEAST! | IQOO 12 Unboxing & Review
Source: Tech Spurt English
Unboxing Vivo's IQOO 12, a pro Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 smartphone boasting impressive gaming performance, excellent battery life and some respectable camera tech. This one week IQOO 12 review shows off the best bits, with gamers particularly well catered for - Genshin Impact runs a dream, and doesn't immediately drain that battery. We're expecting a glut of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 powered phones in the run up to 2024, with Samsung's S24 series hitting in the new year too. But for now, Vivo's IQOO 12 shows us that this chipset is the real deal. While the camera tech isn't as impressive as some other flagships and we're not seeing the 8 Gen 3's full capabilities here, there's lots to love. Gaming is an absolute delight, helped by the fully featured game mode. And power efficiency is tops, as the IQOO 12 can last as long as any other phone. That's all wrapped up in a rather slick, if slightly iPhone-esque chassis. You have BMW inspired design although it's rather subtle, plus a premium OLED phone display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2023
iQoo 12 Review: At $650, The Best Value Phone of 2023
Source: ben's gadget reviews English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2023
Performance Meets Design When It Comes to the iQOO 12 Smartphone [Review]
Source: Tech Acute English
In conclusion, the iQOO 12 is an outstanding smartphone that expertly combines powerful performance with a sleek design. Its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and custom Supercomputing Chip Q1 enable it to deliver a gaming experience that is second to none. The phone’s 144Hz AMOLED display ensures high-definition visuals, while its triple rear camera system with unique Porthole Design provides versatile photography options. The Pro-Performance Graphite Battery, paired with the 120W FlashCharge feature, guarantees prolonged usage and swift charging times. The device’s performance is further enhanced by features like Game Super Resolution, Game Super Frame Rate, and Game Display Enhancement, all powered by the Supercomputing Chip Q1. To ensure immersive gaming, the iQOO 12 has a symmetrical dual stereo speaker design and an X-Axis Linear Motor for tactile feedback.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 BENCHMARK & REVIEW - Faster than iPhone 15 Pro Max!?
Source: The Tech Chap English
The iQOO 12 is the 1st Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Phone I've tested (although the Xiaomi 14 Pro came first)! - boasting 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, Quad HD+ 144hz Display & SD8G3 - But is it a big upgrade?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2023
iQOO 12 Review: A Future of Smartphone Photography
Source: Igeekphone English
In actual tests, we found that the 70mm focal length brings great flexibility and diversity to framing and photography. It can not only take close-ups but also capture extremely small objects, whether it is photographing the delicate texture of flowers or capturing insects. Tiny body structures can be realized through the macro photography function of this periscope telephoto lens. Taken together, iQOO 12 can not only meet users’ needs for high performance, but with the self-developed Q1 chip, it can even break through the constraints of the game’s native image quality and frame rate, and can also provide an excellent photography experience and excellent visual enjoyment. There is no doubt that iQOO 12 is the most versatile standard mobile phone so far. For those users who love e-sports and pursue leading technology, iQOO 12 is undoubtedly the most worth buying gaming console in the current price range of 4,000 yuan.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2023

Foreign Reviews

89% Vivo IQOO 12
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Vivo IQOO 12 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good price; nice display; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2023
Vivo IQOO 12 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; slim size; light weight; powerful processor; decent autonomy; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2023
IQOO 12: мощность флагмана с Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; beautiful design; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2023
Review iQOO 12: Android Paling Kencang dan Irit, Kamera Kelas Atas!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; beautiful display; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2023

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 750: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 7340 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A17 Pro iGPU. 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 8 Gen 3: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.78":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


88.33%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-12- 1)