Vivo Nex Available With Festival Offer Only In Vivo Authorised Store In Raipur – Idris Electronics Raipur
As with all 2018 flagships, you get a premium blend of glass and metal. The glass back has a grey speckled pattern and strikes the right compromise between bling and subtlety. There are no other colour options. The build quality is top-notch, and this phone feels incredibly solid in the hand.
With no notch on the display, the front fascia has a seamless look. There is a slim chin at the bottom, and a faint border around other sides of the display, but it still looks impressive.
Weighing in at 199g with dimensions of 162x77x7.98mm, the Vivo Nex is quite a hefty phone, bordering on phablet territory. It’s far too wide and tall to be used comfortably with one hand. In fact, we found it slightly cumbersome to use even with both hands.
The rear is extremely slippery and we ended up dropping the Nex more than a couple of times during our testing period. It’s also a major fingerprint magnet.
The USP of the Vivo Nex is the pop-up module for the 8-megapixel front camera. It takes one second to rise, and is accompanied by a slightly cheesy sci-fi sound, which thankfully can be turned off. It is a novelty to play around with at first.
Given the additional moving parts, the question of long-term durability comes in. While the mechanism feels quite solid and does not wobble in the slightest, we cannot know for sure how well it will stand up to regular use and abuse until the phone starts selling and people get to use it for extended periods. We are also worried about how badly this phone could get damaged if it falls with the camera module extended.
As stated above, the fingerprint sensor is integrated into the display glass, and it works well enough but is not in the same league as the physical ones we have become used to. The CMOS sensor is located a little above the on-screen home button, and the display shows an icon to guide you where to place your finger. The placement is convenient and we got used to touching the fingerprint icon on the screen very easily. The learning curve is not as steep as expected and touching the screen to unlock the phone became a part of our normal routine in no time.
The dual-SIM Vivo Nex is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM. The 128GB of internal storage should be more than enough for most buyers, but it is sadly not expandable. The Vivo Nex features a 4,000mAh battery that supports Vivo’s proprietary fast charging protocol. There’s a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080×2316 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. This phone also runs FuntouchOS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. There is no official news regarding an Android P update yet.
Apart from a few software niggles that we’ll get to in a moment, performance was pretty much top-notch. With the Snapdragon 845 under the hood, the Vivo Nex handled everything from simple day-to-day tasks to intensive workloads with ease. With 8GB of RAM, our review unit kept most apps running in the background, even those left unused for a full day.