Vivo, the Chinese smartphone brand has come way a long way and it probably manufactures one of the great smartphones at the right price. The newest flagship, the NEX is absolutely a stunner. With an almost bezel-less 91.24% screen-to-body ratio and benchmark-shattering features, the NEX breaks industry conventions for selfie cameras with the world’s first elevating front camera and Ultra FullView™ screen design. Vivo says that the NEX generation series will usher in a new concept for smartphones, allowing users to experience the future and innovation beyond imagination. The NEX is priced at Rs 44,990, which makes it the costliest smartphone ever to be launched by Vivo.
The Vivo NEX has been in talks among smartphone enthusiasts for its unique and futuristic design. The Vivo NEX sets new industry standards with a 16.74 cm (6.59 inches) Ultra FullView™ screen resulting in 91.24% screen-to-body ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor technology. The display is notch-free and offers an almost bezel-less 91.24% screen-to-body ratio with bezels of 2.16mm on the top; 5.08mm on the bottom; and 1.71mm on each side. Every millimetre of the 16.74 cm (6.59 inches) Super AMOLED display is devoted to creating an enhanced visual impact. The back comes with premium glass.
Elevating Front Camera has been the first in the smartphone industry. The NEX is equipped with an 8MP front camera and a 12+5 MP rear camera set-up. Features such as Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh, Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters, Slow motion, Backlight, Timelapse etc. makes the photography experience varied and interesting.
The Vivo NEX comes with the innovative Screen SoundCasting technology, where the speaker system is inbuilt, as part of the screen display with no visible apertures or speaker mesh. This technology results in reduced bezel size and enhanced sound quality, without any distortion, while listening to music or taking calls. The Vivo NEX is also packed with groundbreaking Hi-Fi audio technology, three amplifiers and a DAC. The smartphone also features an OLED panel which serves as an earpiece.
The Vivo NEX is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor paired with 8GB of RAM and will run on Android 8.1 Oreo for a seamless usage experience. The enhanced 128GB storage space offers ample on-device storage for applications and other content.
Specifications of Vivo NEX:
- 16.74 cm FHD+ (6.59 inches)
- Front Camera 8MP, Rear camera – 12MP + 5MP
- Weight – 199g
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core processor
- 8 GB RAM/128 GB ROM
- 4000 mAh battery
- Type C Charging
- Android 8.1
Competition: OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2.
– Chaitanya Kulkarni