Vivo IQOO U3: MediaTek Dimensity 800U and screen at 90 Hz for this new mid-range "gamer"

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The good thing about having multiple sub-brands is that it is relatively easy to reuse the manufacturing processes to launch many similar but different models. That is exactly what he has done today I live in the new Vivo IQOO U3, which shares about 90% of the DNA with the Alive Y52s, also introduced today.

The Vivo IQOO U3 is a new cheap 5G mobile, starting at less than 200 euros at the exchange. The main difference with respect to the Vivo Y52s is that this time the MediaTek Dimensity 800U, also having an LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Vivo IQOO U3 datasheet

I live IQOO U3


6.58 “LCD
Full HD +
90 Hz

Dimensions and weight

164.15 x 75.3 x 8.40 mm
186 g.


Dimensity 800U


6/8 GB


128 GB

Frontal camera

8 MP f / 2.0

Rear camera

48 MP f / 1.79
2 MP f / 2.4 bokeh


5000 mAh
Fast charging 18W


Android 10


5G Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5.1


Fingerprint reader on the side


From 188 euros to change

5G and with 90 Hz display

The IQOO U series corresponds to the most basic terminals of IQOO, the Vivo sub-brand focused on a more gaming audience. The first time the last comes 5G connectivity to the house is from the hand of this Vivo IQOO U3.

This terminal is practically indistinguishable from the Vivo Y52s – which has also been presented in China – if it weren’t for the brand, printed on the back. One difference that goes inside is the processor, which in this case is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U, a little step above of the Dimensity 720 which includes the first.


Another difference is that the Vivo IQOO U3 is available in two versions, with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM, and both with 128 GB of storage. The 6 GB version allows the terminal to launch in a slightly lower price range than the Vivo Y52s.

The strong point of the Vivo IQOO U3 is in the screen, which is a 6.58-inch LCD panel, HDR10, Full HD + and with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The touch tracking frequency is 180 Hz.


In cameras, the Vivo IQOO U3 is somewhat more conservative, mounting an 8-megapixel front camera and a 48 megapixel dual rear camera, along with an additional 2 megapixel sensor for portrait mode.

As for the battery, we have a 5,000 mAh capacity with support for fast charging of 18W. The terminal has a minijack, USB-C connector for the charger and incorporates the fingerprint reader on the side.

Versions and prices of the Vivo IQOO U3


The Vivo IQOO U3 has been officially launched in China, where it has been released in blue and black colors and versions with 6 and 8 GB of RAM. These are their prices:

  • Vivo IQOO U3 6 + 128 GB: 1,498 yuan, about 188 euros to change.

  • Vivo IQOO U3 8 + 128 GB: 1,698 yuan, about 213 euros to change.

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