Vivo NEX full review: “Zero Screen” display, $609 price tag, just what we wanted

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Vivo has finally taken the wraps off the much-awaited Vivo NEX lineup of smartphones. The device is the production/market variant of the Vivo Apex concept smartphone that the company showcased in the Mobile World Congress 2018.

Vivo NEX: Full specifications

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Starting things off with the display, the Vivo NEX sports a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView “Zero Screen” display, giving out a resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.24% which is, simply put, amazing.

All the primary sensors of the device are embedded under the display. On top of the regular earpiece, the Vivo NEX features a Screen SoundCasting Technology which would ensure a better and clearer sound.

Unlike the majority of smartphones which are launched lately, the Vivo NEX does not have a notch at the top and the top features almost negligible bezels. The chin of the device is not that thick too.

In order to make room for this much of display, Vivo decided to place the front camera of the Vivo NEX in a different way. The 8MP front camera of the device remains hidden inside and pops-up whenever required. The response time of the camera popping out, as claimed by the company, is just under 0.8 seconds.

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One of the key features of the Vivo NEX other than the protruding front camera is the under-display fingerprint scanner. The company has incorporated a third-generation in-display fingerprint scanning technology which, as per Vivo’s claims, reduces the unlock time by 10%.

Moving to the cameras of the device, the Vivo NEX sports a dual camera setup at the back (12MP, f/1.8 aperture + 5MP, f/2.4 aperture). The front camera, as mentioned earlier, is an 8MP selfie shooter.

The device also features Vivo Game Engine which is made in partnership with Tencent Games and is aimed to provide an immersive gaming experience by optimizing the software. Talking about the software, the Vivo NEX has three variants. The high-end variant of the device is dubbed the Vivo NEX S and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.

The mid-range device has the same processor and RAM, the difference lies in the internal memory which is kept at 128GB this time around.



The cheapest variant of the Vivo NEX is dubbed the Vivo NEX A and it packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

All the three variants come equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.

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The Vivo NEX also comes equipped with the company’s in-house virtual assistant dubbed Jovi which works on AI and provides almost all the essential functionalities like the more popular assistants in town.

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Coming to the price of the device, the high-end variant of the device is priced at $780, the mid-range variant costs $702, while the cheapest variant of the Vivo NEX (the NEX A) carries a price tag of $609. Sales start from June 13 in China with a global release scheduled in the coming weeks.



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The Vivo NEX is an amazing smartphone and considering the fact that the device is launched at a price lower than anticipated makes it all the way awesome.

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