The gaming phone market is increasingly competitive, so it takes a real cracker of a device to stand out and turn heads.
By nearly every metric that really matters, the iQoo 9T delivers, with a dependable set of cameras, strong battery life, an excellent screen, and more than enough power for even the most demanding gamers thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It even packs astonishingly fast 120W charging.
It’s in small ways that the device lets itself down, with poor thermal management, weak haptics, and lots of pre-installed bloatware among other software frustrations.
As such, for most people, this will be a smartphone that will meet their needs and maybe even exceed them in most ways, and for a price that won’t leave a huge hole in your pocket. Though it doesn’t quite have the ‘x factor’ to make it a true knock-out superstar, the iQoo 9T is a well-considered, accomplished smartphone that does enough to earn a recommendation.