vivo iQOO 7

VIVO IQOO 7, Cirrus Logic CS43131 DAC, Snapdragon 888

Thinking to buy a new phone and a new DAP these days? You want the best CPU performance, a big quality screen, and able to shoot amazing photos while you listen to your favorite music tracks on the go? Are you a fan of BMW? 🙂 Check out the new iQOO 7 before you go shopping, you may get two birds with one stone.

iQOO 7 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, is equipped with LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1, supports 120-watt fast charging that can be fully charged in 15 minutes (4000mAh), and comes standard with a 120W charger and charging cable. The screen resolution is 2400×1080, AMOLED panel, the size is 6.62 inches, the aspect ratio is 20:9, and it supports dual pressure sensitivity.

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iQOO7 has enhanced heat dissipation performance, using a 4096 square millimeter heat spreader. The rear camera group is composed of the main camera, super-wide and 2X. The main camera adopts a Sony IMX598 sensor with OIS, and the main camera supports the pixel displacement synthesis imaging technology. The camera is equipped with a new algorithm to enhance night scenes and HDR.

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The audio part is also bright, using Cirrus Logic CS43131 as an independent DAC, but it does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, wired headphones need to be connected through a TYPE-C adapter cable. UPDATE: I realized that many readers still don’t know that TYPE-C can also act as an analog audio port via analog TYPE-C to 3.5mm converter. “USB-C isn’t so simple. With USB-C, audio data can be sent out the port either as an analog or a digital signal. If the signal is sent as an analog signal, a connected pair of headphones can simply carry that signal to its drivers to produce sound waves. If the data is sent as a digital signal, it will need to be converted to an analog signal before drivers can interpret it.”

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The operating system has also changed. OriginOS (Android 11) customized by iQOO is used. The interface style is very different from the old system with 3D like user interface.

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The price for 8GB-128GB is  580$, for 12GB-256GB is 645$ (converted from €, may differ depending on your region).

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William Su
3 years ago

I feel like its pointless to put the DAC internal and not have a headphone jack~ Just adding more random accessories to ur body that dont do anything~ Its almost impossible nowdays to find a dongle that isnt also a dac anyways given that the apple dongle dac is only $9~ So what they’ve done is just waste money and manufactuing by putting a decent DAC in a phone since it wont even get used.

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