Vivo NEX Review

Vivo’s concept of In-Display Fingerprint has been successful with the launch of Vivo X21. Now the brand has come with a new futuristic feature where it has an elevating front camera making the device unique. Vivo’s new smartphone Vivo Nex is priced at Rs. 44,990/- and comes with the pop-up camera and In-display fingerprint sensor.


What’s Hot → Full View Display, Elevating front camera.

What’s Not → Fingerprint Magnet, NFC

Inside The Box

The device comes in a box made of cardboard with NEX branding on the top and general information about the product on the back. If you unbox the package, it has a Nex Smartphone, a Plastic Case, Power Adapter, USB Type C Cable, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Manual.


Design & Display

The Vivo Nex is an eye-catcher and comes with dazzling design. The Build quality of the smartphone is great making the device look premium. The device is a sandwich of glass panel where the rear panel of the device is made of glass and comes with the vertical dual camera on top Left. The Vivo Nex has the power button and volume rockers on the right edge; mic, USB Type C port, speaker grill and SIM card port on the bottom; Elevating camera on the Top Edge. The back panel of the device is build using nano-precision laser engraving which craves Ten Thousand dynamic colors and the panel looks mesmerizing and futuristic in terms of design.

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The device comes with a 6.59-inch FHD+  Display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio little Bezel. The Screen to the body ration is almost 91% making the device look bezel-less. Vivo Nex comes with screen sound casting technology. This full-screen sound technology can be helpful in replacing the handset,  which avoids opening holes on the phone’s frame. The In-display fingerprint sensor is present on the front and actual sensors are beneath the display. The Proportions of the device are 162 x 77 x 7.8 mm and weighs around 200 grams.

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Hardware & performance

The Vivo Nex comes with Qualcomm’s top line processor Snapdragon 845 Octa Core Processor (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) Coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The device comes with 8GB RAM and 128 GB as its internal storage. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB RAM on Vivo Nex make the device faster in handling the complex AI features,  multitasking and using heavy apps & games.

We have tested the device by playing few high-end games like PUBG and Asphalt 8, but there isn’t any lag on the device while switching between the two games. The best part about the device is the In-display fingerprint sensor on the Ultra FullView display. The fingerprint sensor is hidden underneath the display making the NEX sleek and futuristic. When you try to Unlock the device the OLED display emits light and illuminate the finger. When the screen is off the fingerprint sensor is invisible and fingerprint recognition icon appears for immediate authentication.


The Vivo Nex comes with the new generation Sony IMX 363 lens, 12 MegaPixel rear camera with Pixel Focusing, f/1.8 larger aperture, 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) and 5 MP f/2.4 aperture with No Autofocus and  Depth Sensor. There is a dual tone LED flashlight present under the dual lens which helps to capture better images during the low light conditions. The camera interface of the device is pretty simple and can be operated easily by any of the normal users. The unique thing about the camera that it comes with Live Filters which help you to capture vivid colors and AR stickers. The rear camera on the device records 1080p@30fps, 2160p@30fps and 720p@30fps is a default.


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The device comes with 8 MP elevating front camera with f 2.0 aperture making NEX world’s best futuristic design. The front camera is hidden behind the display and when you try to capture selfie, it elevates and retracts automatically with a buzz. The Camera’s Pop-up sound can be changed in the settings or you can mute if you don’t want to hear any sound while it elevates. We have tested the camera under artificial light, natural light, and low light condition and it has been a great experience. You can check the camera samples below.

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UI & Performance

The device is powered by Android 8.1 Oero out of the box along with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0. The interface of the device looks similar to that of any other Vivo Smartphone but Nex comes with some premium features. As usual, the Funtouch  OS 4.0 is bundled with a few unique apps which are efficient and few bloats which can be disabled if you don’t want to use them. The 128 GB variant comes with around 117 GB out of the box and rest of the space is occupied by the Funtouch OS and Few Bloatware applications. The device comes with Jovi which is futuristic AI assistant and helpful when voice recognition is hindered. The Full View Display makes the device looks huge and cannot be operated by a single hand, hence there is One-Handed Mode feature using which the screen size can be reduced and moved to any corner of the display. The other unique features of the Vivo Nex include a smart screenshot, smart split, App clone, smart motion and smart click. While using the device for a couple of days we can say that though the device comes with Funtouch OS, the interface looks smooth and elegant.

Battery & Connectivity

The huge 6.59-inch Ultra FullView Super AMOLED Display is powered by 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery. As the device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB Ram the battery performance of the device is optimized making  NEX an excellent battery performer. We have tested the device by playing few games, multitasking and using the camera. The device comes with Quick charger 3.0 standard where its charges the huge 4000 mAh battery from 0% to about 45%-50% in half an hour.

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, A GPS, USB Type C, USB On-The-Go, VoLTE, 2G/3G/4G Network bands, GPRS, Edge are the connectivity features available on the device.


Considering the Specification Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Ultra FullView display, 12MP+5MP rear camera, elevating 8MP front camera Vivo Nex is a perfect flagship killer. Vivo always tries to impress its audience with some unique and interesting features and help the users to get futuristic technology experience. If budget is not an issue and you can handle delicate phones the Vivo Nex could be the perfect fit at Rs. 44,990/-.

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