Vivo Nex : A Bold Step Towards The Future

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The Vivo NEX is very premium looking flagship without a doubt. The incredible screen-to-body ratio aside, the phone’s back is made of a curved glass and surprisingly isn’t slippery like, say the OnePlus 6. When viewed at different angles there appears to be a rainbow-like reflection at the back which only adds to the phone’s panache. At the top left side of the phone, we see a dual-camera setup and along with a flash. The finishing on the back has a classy feel to it and for such a shiny surface it surprisingly does not catch fingerprints easily.

In line with all the premium flagships of this year, the Vivo NEX also offers some of the best hardware possible on a smartphone. We have the Snapdragon 845 SoC along with the Adreno 630 GPU. The variant we were given to review had 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. There is no external SD card to upgrade the storage, but you will most probably not require it.

The phone offers an unprecedented screen-to-body ratio of 91.24 percent which was only recently bested by the Oppo Find X. That being said, even though the tiny bezels fit the display in the footprint of OnePlus 6, the phone is a nightmare for one-handed use. There is no way on earth my finger would reach the top to pull down the notifications until I used by second hand. This, I think, is the biggest limitation of a gigantic display such as the one in the NEX.

At first, I was quite fascinated by the idea of an in-display fingerprint reader. But as soon as I used it, I realised that the technology was far from being perfect. Coming off from using a OnePlus 6, I expected that the NEX fingerprint sensor would also be quite fast and responsive. I was, to put it lightly, quite unimpressed.

I’m not a fan of custom UI skins on top of Android OS. I didn’t like it with Samsung Experience nor with HTC Sense and certainly not with Xiaomi’s MIUI. Vivo’s custom UI FunTouch is no different. Though the phone runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo it feels more like the phone has a cheap remake of iOS on it.

No surprises that the Vivo NEX aced all the performance charts with the utmost ease. As a matter of fact, if we take Geekbench and AnTuTu benchmarks into consideration we see that the NEX muscles past the current fastest Android smartphone, OnePlus 6. The Snapdragon 845 SoC and 8 GB of RAM certainly make the phone a breeze to use

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