These days, smartphone manufacturers are launching their flagship devices with updated specifications and minor design refinements. The Chinese manufacturer Vivo has come up with its latest innovative phone Vivo Nex with the world’s first elevating selfie camera, bezel-less design and in-display fingerprint scanner. The main highlight of this phone is its Ultra FullView display with a incredible 91.24% screen-to-body ratio and a pop-up selfie camera located on the top left edge of the device. It has been priced at Rs.44,990 in India and is available for purchase on Amazon and Vivo India store.
This phone features 6.6-inch OLED display providing great viewing exprience to the users. It is almost bezel-less and comes with an incredible 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. For this, it has included a pop-up selfie camera on top edge of the phone. Weighing around 199gms, it is little heavy but it is quite comfortable to hold it in the hand.
Processor & Configuration
The phone is equipped with best-in class configuration including Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with ample 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage resulting in fast loading of apps and snappy UI. However, lack of microSD card slot in the device is a slight disappointment for the heavy users. Vivo Nex also comes with an invisibly dormant fingerprint sensor which unlocks your phone only when you put your finger on the display.
Battery & Camera
The main highlight of this phone is the pop-up 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0 on the top left edge of the phone and its dual rear camera (12MP+5MP) with four-axis OIS delivering decent camera clicks. The 12MP lens has an aperture of f/1.8, while the 5MP sensor is f/2.4. Once you exit the camera app or return to the rear camera, the pop-up selfie camera automatically drop back in 2 seconds. The camera is integrated with additional features such as beauty mode, HDR, panorama mode and AI filters so that the camera can be optimised for clicking one of the best shots similar to that of Snapchat. In terms of battery backup, the device is fuelled by a 4000mAH battery capacity which may be not that sufficient for such a big screen. It supports fast charging feature though wireless charging should have been included in such a premium and highly priced phone.
Why should you buy Vivo Nex?
- Bezel-less design : It comes with 91.24 percent screen-to-body ratio which is quite remarkable.
- In-display fingerprint sensor : It unlocks the phone only when you place your finger in a specific area on the screen.
- Pop-up Selfie Camera : It is probably the first phone that is equipped with an elevating pop-up selfie camera. The front camera automatically pops up for clicking great selfies.
- Great audio quality : In this phone, the earpiece is replaced by Screen SoundCasting technology which transforms the entire display into a speaker due to which it consumes very less power, reduces sound leakage and optimizes audio for much enhanced user experience even with loud music.
What are the drawbacks of Vivo Nex?
- Lack of Face Scanner : Since the phone comes with pop-up selfie camera which is hidden inside the phone due to which it does not have a face recognition feature.
- No microSD card slot : Since the phone is equipped with 256GB onboard storage, hence absence of microSD card slot is not a very big disadvantage.
- No wireless charging
With Vivo Nex, Vivo has established itself as a leader in innovation. The USP of this phone is its motorised pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The other top-of the line features include Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset integrated with Artificial Intelligence feature to offer smart experience to the user. It will directly compete with Oppo Find X, which comes with similar specifications and was launched earlier this month. However, Vivo Nex is available at a much lower price of around Rs 44,990 as compared to Find X, which comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 59,990.
You get the top-of-the-line that assures of smooth and durable performance, a 4000mAh battery, Android 8.1 Oreo-based software, a USB Type-C port, and thankfully, a 3.5mm audio jack.