iQOO Z6 Lite vs POCO M5 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G: performance comparison

iQOO has just announced a new smartphone in the affordable segment iQOO Z6 Lite, and one of the major points in favor of the new device is that it is the first to feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. Although iQOO has largely focused its attention on the affordable flagship segment, it has subtly introduced competing devices in the mid-range and budget market as well. iQOO Z6 Lite is priced at Rs. 13,999 and will compete with the likes of POCO and Xiaomi. So how good is the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset? I pitted it against the iQOO Z6 Lite Little M5 And Redmi 11 Prime 5G (Review), both have different chipsets and are priced around the same. Let’s see who comes out on top in these benchmarks and performance comparison.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 is a 6nm chipset that has two Kryo Prime Cortex A78 cores spinning at 2.0GHz for performance-related tasks. As for efficiency, there are six Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The POCO M5 comes with MediaTek’s latest Helio G99 SoC, which also uses 6nm fabrication. For performance, it uses two Cortex A76 CPUs with a frequency of 2.2GHz, while for less demanding tasks the usual six Cortex A55 cores spin at 2.0GHz. Finally, there is the Dimensity 700, which has the same two performance and six efficient cores as the Helio G99, but its manufacturing is based on the 7nm process.

Geekbench 5

From L-R: iQOO Z6 Lite, Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5

Comparing the results found in the popular benchmarking app Geekbench 5, we can see that there is very little that separates the three devices. Powered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, the iQOO Z6 Lite scored 621 and 1,854 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G and its Dimension 700 rank slightly lower at 556 and 1,742, while the POCO M5’s G99, scores 552 and 1,916. The only real difference worth noting is how the M5’s multi-core result is 10 percent higher than the Redmi 11 Prime 5G’s. When compared to the iQOO Z6 Lite, all the phones have similar scores. In real-world use, all devices work the same.

Antutu V9.4

From L-R: iQOO Z6 Lite, Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5

Antutu Benchmark investigates smartphone performance metrics in more detail and increases the overall score. For the iQOO Z6 Lite, the overall score is 385,019 but has the highest CPU and GPU scores among the three phones. However, its UX score is the lowest at 68,007. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G has a score of 385,734, giving it the top spot overall, while the POCO M5 is the lowest at 366,351. In terms of difference, the iQOO Z6 Lite is just five percent ahead of the POCO M5. All phones have similar battery drain and temperature rise while running the test. This is further proof to confirm the Geekbench 5 results which show that in real-world usage, all three phones perform similarly.

CPU Throttle

From L-R: iQOO Z6 Lite, Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5

Smartphones can degrade performance when placed under continuous loads, which is why it’s important to estimate the maximum performance a device can operate at. For this, a useful tool is the CPU Throttle benchmark that manages 20 threads for a 30 minute interval. Running it on all three devices gave similar results to the above tests. The iQOO Z6 Lite is down to 92 percent of its peak performance, while the POCO M5 can do 87 percent. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G maxed out at 89 percent, proving that all three smartphones can maintain equal processing prowess when put under load.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

From L-R: iQOO Z6 Lite, Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5

To verify the results of the CPU Throttle benchmark, I also ran 3DMark’s Wild Life stress test, which uses the GPU on the chipset. The scores are close to each other with the IQOO Z6 Lite achieving 99.1 percent stability, the M4 and Redmi 11 Prime 5G at 99.6 and 97.3 percent respectively. However, the POCO M4 has the highest loop score of 1,247, while the iQOO Z6 Lite has the lowest at 1,044. However, the difference is small enough to not affect real-world usage.

PUBG New State Test

From TB: iQOO Z6 Lite, Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5

Since the ban BGMI, PUBG is a new state Gaming has become the new benchmark for testing performance. I ran all three devices at the maximum possible graphics and frame rate settings. Both Redmi 11 Prime 5G and POCO M5 can run the game with max frame rate (60fps) and ultra graphics. However, the iQOO Z6 Lite can only do maximum frame rate at light graphics. For parity, the same setting I set on all three phones, here are the results. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G was able to go for 30 minutes while getting 10 degrees, draining eight percent of the battery. The same numbers of POCO M5 are nine percent and 11 degrees. The iQOO Z6 Lite was a bit hotter, reaching 13 degrees and also losing 12 percent battery.

Final judgment

From these tests, you can see that as far as day-to-day performance metrics go, there’s little to separate the three devices. All three smartphones have similar scores as far as benchmarks go and hence, no significant difference is found. However, in terms of gaming, you might be better served by the POCO M5 and Redmi 11 Prime 5G instead of the iQOO Z6 Lite’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC.

Source by 91 Mobiles

Written By Sabhitech

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