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Vivo NEX is the latest entry in the market. Through out the year Vivo came up with mid-budget smartphones and as we know they always comes up with camera-centric smartphones at a reasonable budget. This year they broke the trends and launched a smartphone which is termed as ” The Future Is NEX” making it one of the two futuristic device that launched this year (other is Oppo FindX).

Vivo NEX comes with a Ultra Fullview Display design. Alert! don’t take the term “Ultra Fullview Display” casually, it’s a Notch Killer. Yes Vivo NEX is something which had broken the Notch trend and it has showed that eliminating front cameras will evolve the future of smartphones.

So without further wasting the time, let’s start the review of Vivo NEX.

Design

Vivo NEX is a 6.59 inch tall device which is something huge but their superb engineering made it easy to handle. Dimensions of the device are 162 mm × 77 mm × 7.98 mm weighing 199 gm.

I have mentioned the term “superb engineering” above, and yes it seems they did it. They have reduced the top bezel to 2.16 mm and bottom bezel to 5.08 mm which eliminates the front camera and sensors from top. It’s 91.24% screen to body ratio make it bezel-less and it’s curved corners makes Vivo NEX outstanding compared to others.

Vivo NEX uses the Screen SoundCasting which also eliminates speakers from phone. Screen SoundCasting uses the sound vibrations of device and sends it through display, turning the display to speaker. Sensors are well hidden under screen which is located on the top.

There is In-display Fingerprint Sensor what we saw previously in Vivo X21. Last month Vivo X21 became first smartphone to use In-display Fingerprint Sensor technology.

As you know on the front side there is pure display with no buttons, no camera, invisible sensors. Back side features dual camera setup on the left corner and under the cameras there is a LED Flash along with a NEX Logo to the middle of back side.

Top of the smartphone includes a Pop Up camera ( this is the future and the most important aspect of Vivo NEX, we will be discussing it below ), a mic and a 3.5 mm earphone jack. At the bottom there is a secondary mic and charger slot.

On the right side of smartphone it has a volume controller and power on/off button. An AI enabled JOVI button is located on the left side of the smartphone.

Display

Vivo NEX has 6.59 SuperAMOLED Display with which is good but not the perfect. Samsung’s SuperAMOLED display did great job but as per some users the colors not so vibrant as it can been on Samsung Galaxy S9 or OnePlus 6. Regardless of the vibrant the smartphone manages to produce good colors on smartphone which is something acceptable in this budget as compared Samsung Galaxy S9 or OnePlus 6.

It comes with a 4K support with a resolution of 2316 × 1080 FHD+ and a capacitove multi touch screen which is something worth. Display of Vivo NEX is something remarkable which we haven’t seen before, with a ultra full view display we can experience the best of movies and games.

Performance

Vivo NEX is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 2.8 GHz OctaCore CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. The word “Powerful” will be enough to describe this device. It has the pure strength to give you optimal performance as we have seen how OnePlus 6 performs with the same chipset under it. Vivo NEX is loaded with a 8GB and 128GB internal storage which outperform any devices in the competition. Although external storage is not supported but with 128GB users can get enough flexibility.

Vivo NEX’s In-display Fingerprint is fast and reliable with that powerful processor. Vivo NEX runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and on the top it they have added the Funtouch OS 4.0 User Interface. Adding to it’s performance Vivo has mentioned about the Dedicated Cooling System. As the name suggests it will ensure that device doesn’t gets hot while playing high-end graphic games or watching movies for continuously long time. This is what every company promises but we will give Vivo 100 out of 100 marks for overcoming the heat problem.

Camera

One of the highlighted feature of Vivo NEX is it’s camera. A camera which comes out of the device, the future or end? Yes Vivo NEX has a Front Pop Up Camera which ensures the ultra full view experiencing is on for Vivo NEX. Engineering behind the accomplishment of Vivo NEX pop up camera is exceptional it’s really something futuristic. It’s one of the 2 device which comes with a unusual camera experience other one being OPPO FindX.

Vivo NEX has a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup with a Sony IMX363 Camera Sensor and 4-axis OIS which is something good but not as good as compared to the cameras of OnePlus 6. Quality of photos with Vivo NEX can be given a premium touch with features like Slow Motion, Backlight HDR, Live Photo, Bokeh Mode. There are more features like Panorama, Time Lapse, Face Beauty, AR Stickers and Filters. Vivo NEX can record videos upto 4K , 1080p and 720p.

Front Pop Up camera of Vivo NEX has a 8MP Sony IMX363 Sensor. Quality of front camera on daylight are good but the low light shots have a average score. Pop Up camera is the latest innovation in the Smartphone industry and it may be the future but it comes with a problem. As per Vivo, it elevates in just 1 sec but some users on the different forums have mentioned that it might be slow as normal front cameras can take photos quickly. It might be slight issue but that can be ignored if you are innovation lover. Front camera comes with features like Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Potrait Bokeh, Panorama, AR Stickers and Filters.

Sensors

Vivo NEX supports majority of sensors. Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E Compass, Gyroscope. According Vivo’s website Vivo NEX comes with Virtual Gyroscope.

Connectivity

On the connectivity department Vivo next supports GLONASS, GPS, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, USB 2.0 and OTG. It doesn’t support FM.

Battery

Vivo NEX packs a bigger battery of 4000 mAh. Bigger battery ensures that you don’t get run out when playing games and watching movies. Battery is one of the best features what Vivo has provided to it’s device, there is also fast charging support to that big battery. Powerful processor, 8GB and 4000 mAh combined gives the best performance to the Vivo NEX.

That was all about the Vivo NEX, if we missed something please comment below.

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