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The iQOO 7 Legend is an affordable premium 5G phone that was released on 26 April 2021. The phone was launched along with the iQOO 7 series base variant, the iQOO 7. The iQOO 7 series is the successor to the iQOO 5 series which has phones like the iQOO 5 and the iQOO 5 Pro. What all these series have in common is that they are meant to be affordable but with premium specs and the iQOO 7 Legend himself/herself, has proved to be a real legend. The iQOO 7 Legend boasts an unbeatable performance, which was evident from its AnTuTu benchmark scores, high screen refresh rate, good looks, and fast charging. Due to its good looks, the iQOO 7 Legend was awarded the 2021 Red Dot Award for having the world’s most prestigious design.

White iQOO 7 Legend with boxWhite iQOO 7 Legend with box
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iQOO 7 Legend Price (Amazon India)

The iQOO 7 Legend 5G has 2 prices. This is because it also comes in 2 memory variants. The more the memory (RAM + storage), the higher the price. The 8GB + 128GB memory variant of the iQOO 7 Legend is priced at $542 (RS. 39,990) whereas the 12GB + 256GB memory variant is priced at $596 (Rs. 43,990). The phone is available on the Amazon India website. The 8GB + 128GB model of iQOO 7 5G(base variant) is priced at Rs. 31,990 on the Amazon India website, whereas the 12GB + 256GB model goes for Rs. 35,990.

iQOO 7 Legend Full Specifications and Review

Design

White iQOO 7 Legend striking designWhite iQOO 7 Legend striking design

iQOO smartphones have always had a striking design from the iQOO 5 to the iQOO 5 Pro and now the iQOO 7 Legend. Considering it even won an award for its design, that should be a good enough hint that it’s a great-looking legend. The iQOO 7 Legend has what iQOO refers to as the ‘Track Design’. It sports the punch-hole design for the front camera with bezel-less edges and a slight chin at the bottom. At the back, it has a rectangular camera module with an iQOO below it. And to the right is the iQOO 7 Legend trademark design, 3 black, red, and blue stripes running from the top to bottom of the back cover. The power button is blue and placed on the right side. Overall the phone weighs in at 209 grams and is 8.7 mm thick which means it’s thicker than the OnePlus 9.

Display

iQOO 7 Legend AMOLED display with 1300 nits peak brightnessiQOO 7 Legend AMOLED display with 1300 nits peak brightness

The iQOO 7 Legend display specs are really good. It has a 6.62 inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz screen refresh rate, 300 Hz touch Sampling Rate, and 1000 Hz Instant Touch Sampling Rate. The display has a peak brightness of 1300 nits which is 200 nits higher compared to that of the OnePlus 9. It has a contrast ratio of 6000000:1 and supports HDR10+. All this makes the display clearer, sharper and better even though it’s not 4K.

Software, Chipset and AnTuTu Benchmark Score

iQOO 7 Legend Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipsetiQOO 7 Legend Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset

The iQOO 7 Legend runs on iQOO’s OriginOS based on Android 11. For the chipset, it is powered by what is currently the fastest chipset in the Android ecosystem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G. This chipset is paired with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. The memory, CPU, and GPU have been enhanced to improve performance. THE iQOO 7 Legend has a Super System Process feature that enhances performance, especially when running multiple processes at the same time. This means you can run PUBG in the background and start watching YouTube videos or chatting with any system lag.

With all this power, the iQOO 7 Legend will obviously generate heat and that’s why it has the largest vapor chamber liquid cooling system on a smartphone. The chamber has a size of 4096 mm squared and helps to take the heat off. The system also has a heat dissipation motor, capillary structure power pump beneath the large cooling sheet to keep the heat away from your hands.

What has caught most people’s attention is the iQOO 7 Legend AnTuTu benchmark score. The phone managed to score the highest points ever on an Android phone beating devices like the OnePlus 9 Pro. The phone scored 213,884 points in the CPU test and 320,226 points on GPU-specific tests. Overall the iQOO 7 Legend managed to score 831,200 points on AnTuTu benchmark scores. This is even higher than that of the Apple A14 Bionic which managed only 660,086 points.

Camera

iQOO 7 Legend 48 MP OIS main cameraiQOO 7 Legend 48 MP OIS main camera

At the back, the iQOO 7 Legend has a triple camera setup. The triple camera setup consists of a 48 MP OIS main camera, a 13 MP 120 degrees ultra-wide camera with 2.5 cm focus distance, and a 13 MP 50 mm professional portrait camera. Below the sensor is a dual-LED flash to add lighting where needed. The selfie camera is a 16 MP shooter placed in a cutout on the front display.

Battery

A 4000 mAh battery powers the Legend. It has 66W flash charging support which will give you a full charge within 22 minutes (advertised). The phone uses a USB-C port which is between a microphone and a bottom speaker grill.

Extra features on the iQOO 7 Legend include; Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, dual-SIM support, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

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