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IQOO 9 Pro Gaming and Performance Test: A New Flagship Killer?



iQoo 9 Pro
iQoo 9 Pro

The smartphone industry has become extremely competitive, and choosing a smartphone has become very challenging. One of the latest entrants in this competition is the iQOO 9 Pro.  The brand is famous for its smartphones that come with flagship processor and performance, but the prices are always competitive. The iQOO 9 Pro is no different. In this article, we look at the performance, analysing benchmarks, gaming performance, and any thermal issues that were faced during the testing of the phone.

iQOO 9 Pro Specifications

The iQOO 9 Pro comes with the latest and the fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor with 3GHz clock speed. This is accompanied by a 4700mAh battery with flash charging supported via USB-C. The device comes with 5G support, and is a future-proof option as it comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The storage of the phone is not expandable. For prolonged gaming, the liquid chamber cooling plays a crucial role in keeping the phone from heating up, and feeling uncomfortable to hold.

The gaming mode on the phone enhances the experience even further. Multiple haptics and responses are activated that make the experience more immersive and better. For regular day-to-day usage, the monster mode on the phone that enhances the performance of the CPU and the GPU of the phone.

The specifications of the phone are top of the line, but how does it perform in day to day performance. Let’s find out.

iQOO 9 Pro Benchmarks and Performance

The performance of a smartphone can be calculated in 2 ways, one with benchmarks and the other way to do so is by testing games and multiple applications on the device. We tried both these things on the smartphone, and here are the results.

iQoo 9 Pro

Geekbench Scores

Coming to the gaming performance, we ran multiple games on the device, including popular games like BGMI and Asphalt. In BGMI, the phone supports Ultra HD+ Ultra settings, but the performance is much better when played on HDR + Extreme settings. The in-game graphics look very vibrant, and does not make the game slow or laggy. The haptics make the game more immersive to play, and makes it real for the users.

iQoo 9 Pro


Coming to Asphalt, the game ran smoothly on the phone. The game is not as heavy as BGMI, but is still a popular game. Playing the game continuously did not make the phone warm, and the battery also did not drain much. The battery performance of the phone flares well and battery will not be a challenge while playing games or even in day-to-day tasks.

iQoo 9 Pro


The performance of iQOO 9 Pro matches the flagships in the market. Additionally, the UFS 3.1 storage makes multitasking easier and smooth. Users can run multiple apps at the same time without compromising on the data or the progress.

This was the result of our testing of the iQOO 9 Pro, your results may vary based on the usage and the charging patterns. However, many discrepancies will not be experienced. For more such stories, and exclusive reviews, keep an eye on Techburner.

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