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A comparison of the specs of the iQOO 10 and iQOO 10 Pro


By TechThop Team

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2022

One of Vivo's sub-brands launched one of the most impressive smartphone series of this year: the iQOO 10 series. Each of the iQOO 10 and iQOO 10 Pro variants is available in several memory configurations within the Chinese market.

Among the phones in this series is the first to feature 200W fast charging, a technology that offers the fastest charging speed on the market. In addition to the specifications, the prices are impressive as well. Which of these devices offers the best value for money?

To answer this question, we decided to compare the iQOO 10 and iQOO 10 Pro. This comparison will focus on highlighting the few differences between these handsets rather than telling you which one is better since you already know which one is the best.

Design

It is true that these phones have a similar design, but there are a few key differences that make the Pro variant superior to the vanilla one. On the rear side, the camera module is slightly different, but the main difference lies on the front, where the Pro variant has a curved screen with a higher screen-to-body ratio, while the vanilla version has a flat display.

The vanilla version, on the other hand, is thinner and lighter, and the Pro version is one of the thickest smartphones from a mainstream brand this year. There are no other significant differences: both power and volume keys are on the right side, the rear side has two different textures, and they lack an audio jack.

Display

The display is one of the most significant differences between the vanilla version and the Pro version. In the Pro version, you'll get a far better panel and one of the best displays available on smartphones.

In addition to the AMOLED panel's diagonal size of 6.78 inches and HDR10+ certification, it also has LTPO 3.0 technology that offers adaptive refresh rates between 1 and 120 Hz and a very high peak brightness of 1,500 nits. In addition, it features an ultrasonic fingerprint reader instead of the traditional optical one.

Additionally, the iQOO 10 offers a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, a non-adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz, and HDR capability. Under the display is the fingerprint reader, but it's an optical one.

Specs & Software

If your goal is only to get the best performance, you can choose either of these phones if the hardware departments do not differ. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, they are among the most impressive mobile devices on the market.

It consists of a 4 nm chipset with an octa-core architecture composed of a Cortex X2 CPU running at 3.19 GHz, three Cortex A710 CPUs running at 2.75 GHz, and four Cortex A510 CPUs running at 1.8 GHz, and an Adreno 730 GPU.

Depending on the memory configuration, the chipset is paired with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128, 256, or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Vivo's user interface is based on Android 12 and runs on Android 12 out of the box. Origin OS Ocean is the latest version of Vivo's user interface based on Android 12.

Camera

Not only is the iQOO 10 Pro a superior phone in terms of its display but also in terms of its rear cameras. Even though it lacks a periscope camera, it is one of the best camera phones on the market.

It features a 50 Mp main camera with gimbal OIS, a 14.6 MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 50 Mp ultrawide sensor with a 150-degree field of view.

It has a 50 MP main camera with OIS, a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 13 MP ultrawide sensor with a 120-degree field of view. Each of them has a 16 MP selfie camera on the front.

We compare the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 speed of Xiaomi 12 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro, Realme GT 2 Pro, iQOO 9 Pro, and Moto Edge X30 in our Snapdragon 8 Gen1 speed test

Battery

Because the components of these two handsets are similar, you can expect more or less the same battery life. However, the charging technologies differ: the vanilla version uses 120W fast charging, while the Pro version uses 200W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.  

Price

In the Chinese market, the vanilla iQOO 10 costs €540 or $540, while the Pro costs at least €730 or $730. If you had to choose, which would you choose?

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