iQOO 9T 5G  Review

Design and display

The iQOO 9T ships with a 6.78-inch, FHD+, E5 AMOLED panel that refreshes at 120Hz. The display is not compliant with LTPO 2.0 tech, the refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz as and when required.

The iQOO 9T supports HDR10 playback and the device even ships with a Visual Enhancement toggle

Camera

The iQOO 9T is backed by a triple camera setup comprising a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor with OIS which works alongside a 13MP ultra-wide shooter and a 12MP portrait lens.

The iQOO 9T ships with a 16MP selfie camera which clicks good-looking portraits with accurate colours albeit tends to oversharpen the subject’s facial details.

Performance and software

The iQOO 9T is among the rare breed of Android phones to be backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.

iQOO has also optimised the instant touch response rate for both CoD Mobile and BGMI to 1,200Hz, which is great.

Battery

The iQOO 9T is fuelled by a 4,700mAh battery that can be charged at 120W. I regularly got around six hours or more of screen-on time and that’s with the display’s refresh rate set to 120Hz.

The phone tops up completely in less than 25 minutes with its 120W charging adapter, which is great.

Final verdict

The iQOO 9T is currently the fastest phone as far as benchmarks go, dethroning the Vivo X80 and its Dimensity 9000 SoC.