vivoNEXSandNEXAhands-on Review


It’s uncommon to see an idea device enter into automation without losing its coolest feature. The vivo NEX does simply that and it even can be found in 2 variations, NEX S and also NEX A, so you can have the bleeding side or the even more economical choice.

The strategy was basic – a bezel-less phone without a notch. The execution had not been nearly as easy. The advancement that made it possible is the Pop-up Electronic camera. The selfie cam module is installed on a slide-out component that moves under its very own power.

The timeless earpiece was axed in favor of a piezoelectric speaker under the screen. This tactic of moving things behind the display proceeds with the under screen finger print viewers. And this is where both gadgets diverge.

The front runner vivo NEX S uses a 3rd generation under display finger print visitor, the NEX A has a typical reader on its back. Chipset as well as memory also vary in between the two designs, but the cutting-edge bezel-less style is shared by both.

vivo NEX S crucial attributes

That’s a severe flagship setup right there. Which is not to claim the vivo NEX A isn’t an attracting handset. The Snapdragon 710 chipset is beginning to establish itself as the “flagship lite” option. The conventional finger print reader is a little bit uninteresting, but the slide-out selfie video camera is just one of a kind – not even $1,000+ phones have one.

As opposed to noting the full spec sheet here, which is basically a photocopy, below’s what altered between the NEX S and NEX A.

vivo NEX A distinctions:

When we saw the vivo APEX, the cynical voice in our head stated “never mosting likely to concern the marketplace”. That voice was simply verified incorrect, the NEX phones take place pre-order tomorrow. But extra importantly, vivo is developing itself as a leader.

The company was the first to introduce a phone with an under display screen fingerprint reader and it is the very first to combine slim bezels with a notchless display without compromises (e.g. putting the selfie camera under).

This makes vivo a leader in innovation, however the business additionally takes a position on rational prices, which means the NEX duo may be some of the most vital phones to find out in 2018.

vivo NEX S camera samples

That indicates a 12 MP sensing unit (with 1.4 m pixels), a fairly bright f/1.8 aperture as well as Dual Pixel AF. The additional video camera (used for bokeh) has a 5 MP sensing unit with f/2.4 aperture.

It has 4-axis optical image stablizing (OIS), which the X21 does not have, so it ought to do better in reduced light. In Pro mode you can push the exposure time as much as 32 secs, but you’ll require a tripod if you intend to fire that long.

Here’s what the second video camera on the back does – it helps with bokeh shots.

And lastly, a quick examination of the view setting.

Then theres the selfie camera, which is intriguing not so much for its sensing unit or lens however, for just how its placed. The electronic camera is hidden inside the body of the NEX S like a periscope however it extends instantly as soon as you open up the electronic camera application.

For completeness sake, the selfie electronic camera has an 8 MP sensor and a lens with f/2.0 aperture. It can do bokeh shots too, despite being alone.

Both video cameras benefit from AI improvements, which adjust the cam setups based upon the scene. As a matter of fact, vivo has tacked on an AI tag to a number of electronic camera functions, including HDR, filters as well as beautification.

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat15 800/150 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, June
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, June
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 199 g (7.02 oz)
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.59 inches, 107.3 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2316 pixels (~388 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • – Funtouch OS 4
  • Platform
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
  • Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
  • Adreno 616
  • Memory
  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4m, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
    5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: Motorized pop-up 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – 32-bit/192kHz audio
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GNSS
  • Radio: To be confirmed
  • 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging 22W
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – Document viewer
    – Photo/video editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Price: About 600 EUR
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