This Snapdragon 888+ can be okay? iQOO 8 Pro performance review

Eldred AUG 19,2021

On August 17, iQOO cell phones officially released the new iQOO 8 series of cell phones, including iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro two models. The iQOO 8 Pro has a top screen such as 2K+E5+LTPO, supports 120W ultra-fast flash charging + 50W wireless flash charging and uses an image system consisting of dual flagship main cameras + the latest micro cloud station, the overall configuration is comprehensive and powerful.

The iQOO 8 Pro is the latest all-round flagship model, iQOO 8 in the core hardware configuration is naturally also directly pull full: not only equipped with the latest enhanced storage technology LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 program, the processor is also directly changed to the latest Snapdragon 888 Plus. The next step is to find out. The next just to reveal the answer for everyone.

Snapdragon 888 Plus + enhanced LPDDR5/UFS 3.1, the new "Iron Triangle of Performance"

As the core part of the iQOO 8 Pro performance of the entire phone, the importance of the processor is naturally self-evident, while the memory & flash memory solutions in the phone performance release can also play a more important role.

The iQOO 8 Pro is equipped with the most powerful flagship Android processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus, 5nm process to build, using 1 + 3 + 4 three clumped set design, including a maximum performance Cortex-X1 mega-core, three high-performance Cortex-A78 large core and four efficient Cortex-A55 small core. Compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 888 Plus delivers a 5.2% CPU performance increase with no change in power consumption. The processor also integrates the Adreno 660 and supports the full Snapdragon Elite Gaming feature.

As for the performance of this top-notch mobile processor, here are the scores.

In addition to the Snapdragon 888 Plus, the iQOO 8 Pro is also equipped with Samsung's enhanced LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 solution. The enhanced LPDDR5 memory is 16.3% faster than the previous generation LPDDR5, with faster application fetching and caching; the enhanced V6 UFS 3.1 is also faster and less laggy, with 6.4% higher sequential read speed, 5.89% higher sequential write speed and 17.3% higher random write speed compared to the previous generation V5 UFS 3.1. So iQOO 8 Pro can achieve up to 857182 AnTuTu run score, Snapdragon 888 Plus + enhanced LPDDR5/UFS 3.1 this new group of "performance triangle" is a great credit.

Of course, the actual performance of the phone can not just look at the runtime data, the game is also a very important part of the actual test. In this session, Xiaogang tested the three mainstream games "King's Glory", "Peace Elite" and "Original God" for 30 minutes, and tested the frame rate of each of the three games in the continuous game test. The screen settings and frame rate curves are as follows.

As you can see, iQOO 8 Pro can reach 59.8 fps when running "Elite Peace" in HDR HD + extreme frame rate, the whole frame rate curve is relatively smooth, the game is running very smoothly and no frame drops, etc.; while running "Glory of Kings" in high frame rate and ultra-high quality with ultimate picture quality on, the average frame rate is 60 fps, running process is also very smooth; with medium The frame rate is 30 fps when running the large handheld game "Original God" in medium quality, and the curve does not fluctuate too much, but there are occasional lags in the long run. Overall, the iQOO 8 Pro does not have too much pressure when running these three games, and the overall performance is better.

Thanks to the new "performance triangle" consisting of Snapdragon 888 Plus + enhanced LPDDR5/UFS 3.1, the iQOO 8 Pro is fully capable of entering the first tier of flagship phones in the second half of 2021 in terms of performance. Not only in the performance release is guaranteed, in the more configuration-eating large game running scenarios iQOO 8 Pro is also not false, all-round flagship "take" hold.

"Iron Triangle" outside: VC power pump liquid cooling, VRS variable resolution...

The new "Iron Triangle of performance" is good, but the iQOO 8 Pro performance improvement of course not only this part, thermal solutions, functional optimization, etc. is also very important. Only the core hardware and subsidiary hardware and software to work together, a phone can properly cope with a variety of possible scenarios involved.

The iQOO 8 Pro uses the VC power pump liquid cooling process, in which the large area of the uniform thermal plate (VC) is composed of copper alloy material + 99.999% pure water liquid work, faster thermal conductivity and better results. At the same time, the internal copper mesh capillary structure + Fiber power pump can increase the liquid circulation force to complete the complete coverage of the core heat generating unit. Together with the optimization of the internal stacking architecture, this perfect cooling solution allows Snapdragon 888 Plus to achieve stable and continuous high performance output even under high gaming load scenarios, avoiding degradation.

With so many introductions, how is the actual cooling effect of iQOO 8 Pro? Before and after the 1 hour 30 minutes game test, Xiaogang conducted temperature tests on the phone respectively.

Before the game began, iQOO 8 Pro back average 33.91 degrees Celsius, the highest 34.5 degrees Celsius, and after 1 hour and 30 minutes of game iQOO 8 Pro back average 44.13 degrees Celsius, the highest 47.52 degrees Celsius, the average temperature of the back of the body rose by more than 10 degrees Celsius, you can see that iQOO 8 Pro in temperature control is indeed under the It can be seen that iQOO 8 Pro has made a lot of efforts in temperature control.

In addition to its excellent cooling capabilities, the iQOO 8 Pro also brings more surprises in terms of software features for gaming scenarios, such as the "VRS Variable Resolution" technology supported by the three games "Relic of War", "Skyward Sword" and "Oracle". By changing the shading method, the GPU resources are focused on the most favorable area of the rendering screen, which reduces the rendering load of the GPU to achieve a more stable and smooth game operation, while the display of the screen effect to the player will not change.

It is worth noting that the iQOO 8 Pro is also equipped with a unique graphics chip, which in turn gets support for the "game insert frame" function. Players can see the "Game Interpolation" option in the panel pulled out from the left side of the mobile game interface.

iQOO 8 Pro has two frame interpolation modes: "frame rate boost" and "power consumption optimization": the former can analyze the difference in object position and automatically add a transition frame between two moving frames, breaking the native frame rate limit. In other words, when players play games that support 90 fps, such as "Glory of Kings" and "Legacy of War", they can interpolate up to 120 fps with the help of the independent display chip. The latter is to help the phone's "graphics processor" render half the number of images with the help of the independent display chip, further reducing the rendering pressure on the processor, so as to run 90 fps games with the same image quality but lower power consumption, thus improving the phone's battery life performance.

High frame game running will inevitably involve large power output, and iQOO 8 Pro's "optimize power consumption" frame insertion mode is obviously a feature introduced to address this issue. So how is the actual experience of using this frame insertion mode? Xiao Gang chose to test it in the original God, the actual test is as follows.

The iQOO 8 Pro has a much smoother running experience and less lag when the frame insertion is enabled. This can also be seen by the vertical coordinate in the chart above, which is the game frame generation time. With frame insertion enabled, the iQOO 8 Pro's frame rate fluctuations are significantly reduced and the performance is more stable.

Although iQOO cell phones emphasize the development of a comprehensive flagship strategy, however, from such as liquid cooling, the unique display frame inserted for the game scenario to join the configuration and features, iQOO 8 Pro has not given up on the continuous optimization of the game scenario, still maintain the iQOO phone is already excellent gaming performance. While ensuring continuous performance output, the gaming experience has also been further enhanced.

Xiaogang has something to say

As the latest iteration of iQOO's digital flagship series, with Snapdragon 888 Plus + enhanced LPDDR5/UFS 3.1, the iQOO 8 Pro is a leader in performance among existing iQOO phones and even other phones on the market. The addition of superior technologies such as the unique display chip also means that the iQOO 8 Pro is not only a fully evolved high-end flagship, but also contains its thinking about the mobile gaming scene and the heritage of the original gaming elements. For consumers who like the feel and performance of iQOO phones but want more scenario availability, iQOO 8 Pro is definitely the ideal choice.