The Vivo iQOO Neo 3 was just announced and it’s a killer.

Coming in as a cheaper alternative to the iQOO 3, the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 managed to keep some of the key features at a more affordable price tag.


The iQOO Neo 3 is still powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, which you can get with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

But weirdly enough, the 12GB model only comes with 128GB of storage. You must settle for 8GB of memory if you want the 256GB model — something that you might want to consider since the device doesn’t have a microSD card slot for storage expansion.


Vivo also kept the fast 144Hz refresh rate on this device — great for gaming and even more mundane tasks. While keeping the lights on is a 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.

A punch-hole on the 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD display houses a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. Meanwhile, the rectangular camera bump on the back houses a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.

Vivo iQOO Neo 3 Specs

  • Android 10, iQOO UI
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~401ppi
  • 144Hz refresh rate, 90.4% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10
  • 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Stereo speakers, Headphone jack
  • Hi-Res audio
  • 4G LTE
  • dual-mode 5G
  • WiFi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.71 x 75.55 x 8.93mm
  • Weight: 198.1g
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 44W fast charging

Just like the former, this one is available in tons of RAM and storage variants to accommodate your budget.

The Vivo iQOO Neo 3 has a starting price of CNY2,698 (~Php19,300) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY2,998 (~Php21,400) for the 8GB/128GB, CNY3,298 (~Php23,600) for the 12GB/128GB and lastly, CNY3,398 (~Php24,300) for the 8GB/256GB.

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