iQOO Neo6 Smartphone Screen Review Report “SOOMAL”

Some adjustments to the assessment rules since March 2021.

1. No longer manually intervene in any parameters that affect color accuracy, only select the preset color mode.

2. In the color accuracy test, a 100% red, blue, green, cyan, yellow magenta test color card is added.

3. The percentage value of the P3 color gamut no longer corresponds to the sRGB color gamut, but corresponds to the P3 color gamut, so the percentage value is not comparable to previous models.

The reason for changing the rules is to increase the difficulty and encourage manufacturers to provide preset sets that can be used directly, rather than allowing users to correct them themselves.

iQOO Neo6 smartphone

iQOO Neo positioning mid-range, the previous generation of Neo5 market performance is excellent, but also increase iQOO’s determination to add material to Neo6, Neo6 directly uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, the basic performance is first full, in addition, it is also equipped with an external display enhancement chip to improve the smoothness of the picture. In terms of appearance, following the cloud step design style of the previous generation vivo, the blue factory is authentic in iQOO, and the color matching is also younger, and some pixelated elements have been added, which is a little retro and a little trendy.

The Neo6 features an AMOLED panel, pixel diamond arrangement, 6.62 inches, and a straight screen. Because of positioning and price limitations, the Neo6 cannot use the best screen, its screen color is 8 bits, the resolution is 2400×1080, and the light-emitting material is E4, not the latest E5. The refresh rate supports up to 120Hz, but does not support LTPO technology. From the positioning point of view, such a hardware configuration is not bad, the screen is not a simple pile of hardware, color adjustment is also very important, iQOO said, each screen has been color calibrated.

iQOO Neo6 smartphone – screen color mode

iQOO Neo6 Smartphone – Screen refresh rate setting

Neo6 uses OriginOS, and there are no changes to screen-related settings. Color mode, refresh rate settings are available, and resolution settings are available on high-end machines, but not on the Neo6. There are three modes of screen color: standard, professional, and bright. The default is the standard, which can be understood as a mode that pleases consumers, with high color temperature and bright colors. The gorgeous mode is the release mode, and the panel is as vivid as it is, regardless of accuracy. Pro mode has a color management function, which can read the color description information of the image to use the correct color gamut display, avoiding large deviations when reading the image across devices.

Under the new rules, interference with other tunable parameters is no longer allowed, which actually makes it harder to get high scores, and we want to encourage manufacturers to provide the most optimized preset parameters directly to consumers. SOOMAL’s test, based on professional mode. Objective testing of the screen was done using Portrait Displays Calman.

iQOO Neo6 smartphone – grayscale

Color mode

specialized

Screen brightness, cd/m2

759

Grayscale [Gamma2.2]

2.21

Average color temperature, K

6461

Average grayscale deviation, ΔE

1.3

Compare models

iQOO Neo 6

iQOO Neo 5

iQOO 9 Pro

Brightness, cd/m2

750

950

2.24

2.22

6568

6580

1.6

iQOO Neo6 Smartphone-sRGB color gamut

iQOO Neo6 Smartphone – P3 color gamut

iQOO Neo6 Smartphone-sRGB color accuracy

iQOO Neo6 Smartphone-P3 color accuracy

Professional Mode [sRGB]

Professional mode [P3] relative to the P3 color gamut

Color overlay

99.3%

97.6%

Average color deviation, ΔE

0.8

Maximum color deviation, ΔE

1.8

2

Usage experience

: In the general environment, the screen brightness of the Neo6 is 437 cd/m2, and the performance of the current flagship model is 500±50 range, and the screen brightness of 400+ is enough in non-strong light scenes. In bright light scenes, a true global brightness peak is triggered, measured at 759 cd/m2, and the current top-of-the-line screen performance is mostly 900+ levels. Compared to top-of-the-line screens, the Neo6’s visibility performance in bright light is poor, but it does not affect reading or taking pictures. Because of the straight screen design, there is no color ramp caused by refraction and reflection caused by curved edge parts. Looking at the screen at an angle, there will be a faint rainbow pattern. The screen of the Neo6 is relatively transparent, but compared with the current flagship model, it is still a bit behind. Support 120Hz high refresh rate, also support automatic sampling rate setting, but frequency conversion is basically 30/60/120Hz three gears. The system does not provide anti-flicker function, but the actual performance seems to be turned on, but when the screen brightness is about 100cd/m2, the screen does not have obvious strobe perception.

Professional color

: Neo6 measured color temperature in professional mode is 6461K, because professional color measurement is based on D65 standard light source, that is, light with a color temperature of 6500K, the closer to 6500K, the more standard it is. GAMMA 2.21, average grayscale deviation value 1.3. The sRGB color gamut coverage is 99.3%, in fact, the red vertex position is slightly outside the standard vertex, which means that the red under the sRGB color gamut will be slightly more vivid. P3 color gamut coverage is 97.6%. The average color deviation of both the sRGB and P3 is 0.8, which is a remarkable achievement, and there are not many phones that achieve this level of color accuracy, not to mention that this is not yet a flagship model. The maximum color deviation values for sRGB and P3 are 1.8 and 2, respectively, which is not common.

SOOALL Screen Experience Leaderboard [May 7, 2022]

iQOO Neo6

project

manifestation

score

Outdoor brightness and visibility

The maximum brightness is 759/m2, and the outdoor visibility is excellent

16

Reflective polarization

The reflection is slight, does not affect the use

9

Viewing angle

Slight iridescent pattern, still readable

Color details

Full and accurate colors, high refresh rate, average resolution

14

Screen quality

At 100cd/m2 brightness, the strobe perception is not obvious, and the gray scale is average

8

Score

56

SOOMAL Screen Professional Color Rankings [May 7, 2022]

grades

Grayscale accuracy

ΔE1.3

11

Gamma2.2

10

Color accuracy

sRGB/P3 average ΔE 0.8, maximum ΔE 1.8/2

19

Color gamut range

sRGB 99.3%; P3 97.6%

Color management

The album supports icc and supports P3 and sRGB color gamuts

60

The Neo6’s screen performance is up to expectations, an improvement over the previous generation, and this performance is already excellent in this price range, especially in professional color, which is commendable.

Note: The consistency of the screen panel is not as high as that of other components, and some manufacturers will even use a variety of different manufacturers’ panels at the same time, so the evaluation data is for reference only.

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iQOO Neo6 smartphone

Color mode

759

Grayscale [Gamma2.2]

2.21

2.21

Average color temperature, K

6461

Average grayscale deviation, ΔE

1.3

1.3

0.8

Usage experience

Professional color

project

score

9

Score

10

10

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