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Vivo NEX

by Matthew John AlexOctober 5, 2018
Vivo NEX specs

Vivo Nex features an ultra all-screen display like the iPhone X families, Oppo Find X, and others that you know of. I believe all smartphones will be designed this way starting next year with new improvements, the Vivo NEX gives no room for front camera, earpiece and it has no fingerprint scanner that can be seen neither on the rear side of it nor the front side but instead, Vivo integrated the fingerprint ID into the screen of the device. 


The design is really great and the camera sliding out from the top is really good (The camera pops out when the camera is switched over to the front camera and it takes not more than two secs and this is made possible with highly sophisticated micro-stepping motor, an independent driver IC and a precision control algorithm) and i think this design was adopted to avoid the notch design, so for those of us that don’t really fancy the notch display like what we have on iPhone X, XS, XR, XS MAX, Blu vivo XI, Ulefone X, and others then i think you are going to love the look and feel of this one. 


DISPLAY

NEX features a  6.59-inch super AMOLED FHD+ display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio which makes the screen of the device more wider while the device body is measured to be 5.68-inch. It has a resolution of 2316 x 1080p resulting into having a pixel density of 388 pixel per inch which is quite lower than what we have on Samsung galaxy S9+ (529 PPI) and other smartphones of it category but higher than the low ends smartphones.


The device has a slim bezels with 2.16mm at the top, 1.71mm at both sides and 5.08mm at the bottom giving it a higher screen to body ratio of up to 88%.

CAMERA

Vivo NEX is equipped with an 8MP with f/2.0 aperture front camera which slides out from the top of the NEX and a dual rear camera of 12MP with 24 million photosensitive units and f/1.8 aperture + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture.

vivo NEX front camera


HARDWARE AND MEMORY

The Vivo NEX S is not just designed to please the eyes but to also perform large operations. It houses an 8GB of RAM which is more than enough for any task that needs to be performed on the device ranging from playing heavy games, multitasking, launching large apps, surfing the internet without experiencing any slow movement e.t.c. it is further equipped with 128GB which is OK,  just that the Vivo NEX  doesn’t allow memory expansion which is quite not ok for me.


It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit CPU Qualcomm Kryo 385 plus higher 10nm design with a clock speed of 2.4GHz. It features Adreno 630 GPU.

POWER and OS

The NEX  houses a 4,000mAh durable non removable battery which will last for 13hrs surfing the web on 4G regardless of it’s large screen display which consumes power. 

Vivo NEX  runs on Funtouch operating system based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Now, this OS doesn’t look nor feel like the Googles OS but rather like an IOS on Android device, what do i mean? Vivo relocated the quick toggle, brightness tool and others to a panel that is only displayed by swiping up from the bottom on the home screen which is the same as what we see on the iPhones, and  a swipe down on home-screen will take the user to a search pane and no app drawer.

The device has an additional AI button on the left side of it which functionality is to bring the Google Assistant to it user when pressed and hold.  it doesn’t stop there, NEX comes with Google lens like what we have on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and if it is your first time seeing this, i’ll explain. 

Google lens is an AI program backed by advanced deep learning algorithm for an array of great functions. What are these functions? identifications of objects, landmarks, common animals, plants, allow users to search what they see, add events to calendar, it increases optical character recognition accuracy and more. 

Quick review of the Vivo NEX

  • Edge to edge screen display
  • Good battery life
  • Quality camera 
  • Display quality not too great but fine. 
  • High performance 
  • Not a stock Android 
  • Default keyboard when inputting password 
Display
Type Super AMOLED FHD+ Capacitive Touch-Screen
Size 6.59-Inch
Resolution 2316 x 1080 Pixels
Pixel density ~388 PPI
Colors 16M
Display Protection No
Screen to body ratio 88%

Camera
Type 1 Front + 2 Back
Back Camera 12mp + 5mp
Front Camera 8MP
cameara features
  • Auto-focus
  • Auto HDR
  • Face detection
  • Touch focus
  • Paranoma
  • Geo-tagging
  • Self-timer
  • Scene mode
  • ISO setting
  • Digital Zoom
  • Continuous shoot
  • Exposure Compensation
  • White balance settings
  • Phase Detection
  • CMOS sensor
  • PDAF Focus
  • Dual LED Flash light
  • Gesture Shot
  • 4K Video Recording
  • Sony IMX363 Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • 4-axis OIS
  • 1/2.55-inch sensor
  • Slow Motion
  • Portrait Bokeh
  • AR Stickers
  • Live Photo
  • Face Beauty
  • Time Lapse

Hardware and Memory
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor Octa-core 2.8GHz
GPU Adreno 645
RAM 8GB
ROM 128GB
Memory Speed 1,866MHz
Available Memory
Memory support No
Memory slot No
Sensors
  • Fingerprint (in-screen display)
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Electronic compass
  • Ambient light sensor
OS Funtouch OS (Android v8.1 Oreo)

Power
Type Li-Ion
Capacity 4,000mAh non-removable
Technology
  • No Wireless charging
  • Quick charging
Standby time
Video playback
Audio playback
Internet usage 13 hrs

Network & Connectivity
Network 2G | 3G | 4G
Volte Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11n 5GHz, Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
SIM type Dual standby SIM (Nano + Nano)
Bluetooth v5.0
USB type USB Type-C 2.0 + OTG support
Audio jack port 3.5mm Audio Out Port

other’s
Video format Yes Support 3GP, M4V, H.264, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265
Audio format WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA, MIDI, OGG, AAC+, eAAC+,
Picture format BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Bottom Speaker
Sound Technology Hi-Fi
Design color
  • Aluminium Alloy
  • Polycarbonate

Price
Vivo NEX Price in Nigeria N272,000

In the Box
Package Listing
  • Phone x 1
  • Protective case x 1
  • Type-C USB Cable x 1
  • OTG Cable x 1
  • USB Power Adapter x 1
  • SIM Needle x 1
  • Earphone
  • Manual x 1
  • Warranty card x 1
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About The Author
Matthew John Alex
I am the founder and CEO of Naijatech360 and Naijanews360, I am a computer scientist with passion and love for blogging (Mainly Tech). I love publishing and discussing new technological innovations with friends so I decided to tell the world too.
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