Updated on 2018-07-19 by Geetansh Arora
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Vivo Nex in its first impression looks like a perfect start from Vivo to compete with the likes of OnePlus 6. With such an innovation, a beautiful design, brilliant camera and a powerful processor, Vivo Nex seems to be a perfect recipe for the winning formula. We reviewed this powerhouse and here we bring the Vivo Nex Review. Let us look at each of the features, specifications in our review of the Vivo Nex and more about preorder and the launch offers.
The bezel-less display(18:9 aspect ratio) was the hot topic of 2017 and beginning of 2018 which was followed by the notch display. Vivo, Oppo, Honor and Asus were the first companies to adapt to the notch display quickly after the iPhone X notch became a hit. While not all the brands have yet adapted to the notch display, Vivo seems to have found a new alternative to the notch display with a perfect bezel-less design and a motorized front camera.
Vivo with this Vivo Nex brings in a huge 6.59-inch display with a screen to body ratio of 91.24 and an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. There is no notch but screen all around with very minimum bezel at the bottom. It has a patterned back which shows different colourful design from different angles. Its no doubt but the device is an absolute gorgeous masterpiece.
The 6.59-inch display has a Full HD Plus resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels. It is a Super AMOLED display as we see with most of the Samsung phones and these displays are the best. Though the PPI number might seem less for Vivo Nex, the colour reproduction, brightness and the viewing angles are perfect and top notch. The more the better and surely 1440p would have been better than the 1080p but the current 1080p seems to have made no major compromise in the quality.
Coming to the powerhouse, the processor and performance review of the Vivo Nex. Here also, Vivo has made no compromise to the performance capability and runs on the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor to offer the flagship grade performance. It is the same processor seen in OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z and there is nothing better than Snapdragon 845. Vivo Nex scores a massive 262553 on the Antutu Benchmarks. Along with a very solid processor, Vivo Nex also packs an 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The performance is an absolute stunner and it easily handles multiple apps, heavy games and everything you throw at this beast with super ease. There is no single hiccup observed during our review of Vivo Nex.
Thanks to this performance, the gaming experience of this Vivo Nex was amazing. The top end games loaded very quickly and it was a treat to eyes to play them on such a big and beautiful display. There was no frame drops or lag observed while gaming on Vivo Nex. Now, it is time to talk about the most talked and amusing feature of the Vivo Nex, the Camera. Vivo has always been particular about the camera quality in all its phone ranges and does the same with the Vivo Nex.
Vivo Nex comes supports a dual rear camera with the primary 12MP sensor and a 5MP depth sensor for the bokeh(portrait) shots. It has the Sony IMX363 sensors and clicks very beautiful images. The images have deeper details and clarity with vibrant colours. The portrait shots are perfect and the camera quality does not fall short of anything. Vivo Nex camera supports a 4 axis OIS(Optical Image Stabilization) and clicks great low light images. The smartphone uses AI Scene Recognition to beautify and enhance the images.
In the front camera, Vivo Nex has an 8MP sensor and the more attracting feature in the motorized camera as in the above image. In the Camera app, whenever you switch to the front camera, there is a piece of hardware that pops out from the top of the smartphone which holds the 8 MP sensor camera. The motorized camera goes back inside the phone whenever you close the camera app or switch to the rear camera. The images are full of details but the low light images tend to bring some noise. The front camera also supports bokeh shots. There is only one concern that there could be a lot of damage to the front camera module if the phone gets accidentally dropped with the camera elevated.
Vivo Nex also features AR stickers or both front and rear camera which look great. It also supports professional mode, where you can adjust the ISO, exposure, shutter speed and other factors to make the image look perfect. Talking about the camera quality, it is one of the best in this price range and gives a strong competition to the OnePlus 6. Full points to Vivo, for bringing the motorized camera concept to the Vivo Nex Smartphone. The motorized front camera concept was also seen in the recently launched Oppo Find X.
On the other features, Vivo Nex comes with an in display fingerprint sensor as was seen in the Vivo X21. The in display fingerprint sensor works smoothly and accurately but takes a fraction of second extra to unlock the phone compared to the normal fingerprint sensor. There is no face unlocking available as the front camera in hidden and only pops out when the camera app is switched to front camera mode. This Vivo Nex, comes with Screen SoundCasting technology. Here the smartphone does not have any earpiece for taking the calls but a motor sitting behind the screen and vibrates the display and you can hear it as you are listening via an earpiece.
In the Vivo Nex, there is a power button on the left side and a similar looking button on the right side which opens up the Google Lens application and a long press open the Google Assistant. Vivo Nex has a massive battery of 4000 mAh which is another positive point considering the flagship phone do not see such a big battery. It offers a battery backup of around 1.5 days and supports fast charging via USB Type C port. The inbox charger is rated at 10V 2.25A, and is a fast charger that takes about 40 minutes to charge around 50%. There is no MicroSD card slot but the 128 GB of storage should be sufficient for all the users. Vivo Nex supports proper dual sim usage and has a sim tray for two nano sims.
This smartphone runs on its custom FunTouch OS which is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo. The FunTouch OS is smooth with some bloatware. There is no IP rating on this phone so keep in safe from water and dust and this is the only negative point we see in this flagship Vivo Nex.
The perfectly crafted Vivo Nex comes has a couple of things in the inbox accessories. It has a Vivo branded in-ear style earphones, a rubberized case which is again of good quality, and a fast charger. Overall, Vivo Nex is a complete package for a budget flagship-grade smartphone and has a perfect value of money score. But you might feel irritated or uncomfortable initially with so many new things happening, especially if you are not much into love for technology.
With a motorized front camera, in display fingerprint sensor, perfect camera and crisp display, you are in for a complete fun with this Vivo Nex. Vivo Nex certainly is the frontrunner now to set the new standard for the future true bezel-less phones and other features.
Vivo Nex is exclusively available on Amazon at a price of Rs 44900. It comes with amazing launch offers as follows. With these launch offers, the Vivo Nex looks to be a great value for money phone.
|Offer||T & C|
|Flat Rs 4000 off with HDFC card||Valid on any HDFC Bank Credit cards (EMI and non-EMI transactions) and Debit cards (EMI transactions).|
|Extra ₹5000 off on an exchange||Exchange any old smartphone and get Rs 5000 extra off compared to regular exchange value on Amazon.|
|Assured buyback worth Rs 22495||Get a coupon to shop on shop.vivo.com/in if you wish to upgrade to another Vivo phone after 9-11 months of usage.|
|One time free screen replacement||Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.|
Note that these launch offers are only valid with 16th August 2018.
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The best price of Vivo Nex is around Rs. 28499. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below
Vivo Nex is a great smartphone with some technology rich innovative features. If you are looking for a smartphone with beautiful display, strong performance, perfect camera then this phone is a perfect phone for our budge of 40000. It has a great value for money score and a perfect budget flagship.