The iQOO Neo 5 has gotten a younger brother with the new iQOO Neo 5 Lite.

Despite the name, the Vivo iQOO Neo 5 Lite is still a proper flagship phone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and 11-layer liquid-cooling heat dissipation system.


Albeit, it only has an LCD screen instead of the AMOLED that its bigger brother had. On the upside, it’s bigger at 6.57-inches and faster with a 144Hz refresh rate.

Being the cheaper model, the Lite version gets to have a bigger 4,500mAh battery (versus 4,400mAh) but a slower 44W charging (versus 66W). Vivo claims that a 30-minute charge can already provide 70% of juice.


The cameras are nothing too exciting. It has the standard 48-megapixel main shooter that other phones also have. Plus, the typical 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro shooters.

A couple of worthy inclusions are the stereo speakers, Multi-Turbo 5.0 for an optimized gaming experience, NFC, a memory-share feature that can allocate 3GB of its UFS 3.1 storage like RAM, and of course, 5G connectivity.


As per usual, the iQOO Neo 5 Lite will first land in China. It has a starting price of CNY2,299 (around Php17,200) for the 8GB/128GB, CNY2,499 (around Php18,700) for the 8GB/256GB, and CNY2,699 (around Php20,200) for the top-tier 12GB/256GB model. Its release details in other markets are yet to be known.

Vivo iQOO Neo 5 Lite Specs

  • Android 11, OriginOS 1.0
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi
  • 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10
  • 3.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G octa-core processor
  • Liquid cooling
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 48-mmegapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Stereo speakers
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.5 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 198.3g
  • Colors: Black, White
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 44W fast charging

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