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.
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%.
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.
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
|Type||Super AMOLED FHD+ Capacitive Touch-Screen|
|Resolution||2316 x 1080 Pixels|
|Pixel density||~388 PPI|
|Screen to body ratio||88%|
|Type||1 Front + 2 Back|
|Back Camera||12mp + 5mp|
|Hardware and Memory|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|OS||Funtouch OS (Android v8.1 Oreo)|
|Internet usage||13 hrs|
|Network & Connectivity|
|Network||2G | 3G | 4G|
|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)|
|USB type||USB Type-C 2.0 + OTG support|
|Audio jack port||3.5mm Audio Out Port|
|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|
|Vivo NEX Price in Nigeria||N272,000|
|In the Box|