iQoo 12 will be launched in India soon, and the upcoming smartphone will be the first smartphone to be launched in the country with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. Apart from being powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset, the company is also emphasizing on another important aspect of a flagship-grade smartphone – camera performance. These days, high-end smartphones are expected to have good primary, wide-angle and telephoto cameras. I recently spent some time in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and had some time to test the iQoo 12 ahead of its launch in India on December 12th.
Before discussing my initial impressions about the camera of the upcoming smartphone, it would be appropriate to look at the specifications of its rear camera. The company has equipped iQoo 12 with a 50-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), optical image stabilization (OIS) and f/1.7 aperture. It also has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture. Finally, it has a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom with af/2.6 aperture.
During the brief time I spent with the iQoo 12, I found the primary camera to be capable of capturing clear images with adequate lighting, while color reproduction appeared to be reliable – these images were taken on a cloudy morning after an unexpected overnight rain. Had gone. Portrait images taken with the telephoto camera appear to have a stronger Bokeh effect than those taken with the primary camera. However, the cutouts are precise, and I didn’t find any blemishes around the edges of the subjects.
While the ultra-wide-angle camera on the iQoo 12 captures clear photos, I did notice a small amount of distortion at the edges of images, but nothing that would make you want to take a few steps back and snap a photo with the primary camera. Camera. This is something that will need to be tested further, so be sure to keep an eye on our full review of the smartphone and its cameras.
The telephoto camera on the iQoo 12 appears to work reliably – based on the few shots I was able to capture with the phone in Jaisalmer. You can see how the camera is capable of capturing very clear images up to 10x zoom, while at 30x zoom the images are mostly clear while maintaining enough detail.
I noticed that when capturing photos with the telephoto camera, the iQoo 12 allowed me to capture distant objects at up to 30x, without much effort. I wasn’t using a tripod, so I had to move the phone around a bit so it was focused on the subject before tapping the shutter button. The phone lets you click pictures at 100x zoom, but it’s better to use a tripod if you want to click pictures with this mode – I could only capture blurry images of distant subjects.
Another thing that became apparent when capturing images with the iQoo 12 is the change in color temperature when switching cameras – different zoom levels use different cameras on the phone. As a result, photos of some subjects appeared cooler or warmer depending on the camera used. However, this may change with the upcoming software update when the phone launches.
Macro photography on the iQoo 12 looks quite reliable – you can capture images of objects using the telephoto camera, and the results look quite sharp and detailed. I’m curious to see how the camera performs in different scenarios – they’ll be part of a full review coming later.
It’s worth noting that iQoo has not yet officially launched the smartphone in the country – the phone is scheduled to launch in India on December 12. These are early impressions of the smartphone, and I would spend more time with the handset before drawing any conclusions on its performance and reliability. iQoo may also release some software updates for the handset that may resolve some of the issues I encountered during my brief time with the phone earlier this week.
Disclosure: iQoo sponsored correspondent’s flights and hotel for the event in Rajasthan.
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