• CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128GB Internal. No MicroSD Slot
  • Display: 6.59 inches Super AMOLED
  • Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Rear & 8MP Selfie
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo

Vivo Nex

Vivo Nex Full Specifications Review Unboxing
Brand: Vivo
Category: Mobiles

  • CPU
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset

  • RAM
    8 GB

  • Storage
    128GB Internal. No MicroSD Slot

  • Display
    6.59 inches Super AMOLED

  • Camera
    12MP + 5MP Dual Rear & 8MP Selfie

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.5 4.8 1
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 9 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Call Quality 9 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10

Vivo was introduced in China last month named Nex, Vivo introduced two new models Nex A and Nex S models in China. While the official invite we did not explicit which variant would be coming to the Indian market, a new development claims that only the flagship Vivo Nex S will make its way to the country, and that it will just be called the Vivo Nex. Vivo had introduced Vivo Apex At Mobile World Congress 2018 with 2 Innovative things i.e. Pop-up Selfie Camera and true bezel less display.

Vivo NEX is a Flagship phone that was launched in the Indian smartphone market in June 2018. The mobile phone has 6.59 inches of multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels. It measures 162 x 77 x 7.9 mm and weighs 199 grams. Vivo NEX is powered by Octa core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz speed and Adreno 616 GPU. The NEX is dual SIM and packs a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh Massive Battery. The smartphone has a 12MP camera with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama, Portrait Mode, Face Beauty features. On the front, you will get 8 MP Popup Selfie Camera.  The handset comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage but you can’t expand the storage further.

◆ Full Technical Specifications

• Funtouch OS 4.0 ( Based on Android Oreo 8.1)
• 2.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
•  6.59 Inches (16.74cm) Super AMOLED
(2316*1080) FHD+ Display
• 8GB RAM & 128GB Internal Storage (Memory expansion not supported)
• Nano Sim + Nano Sim Slot
• 4000mAh Li-ion Battery
• Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Virtual Gyroscope
• Front Camera 8MP, Rear 12MP (24 million photosensitive units) + 5MP, 4-Axis OIS. Primary Rear f1.8, f2.4 / Front f2.0
• Indisplay Fingerprint Scanner.

◆ Unboxing

• Earphone
• User Manual
• USB Power Adapter
• SIM Ejector
• Protective Case
• Type-C to USB to USB Cable

◆ Display:

Vivo Nex comes with 6.9 inches super amoled display with screen ratio of 19:3:9 it’s true bezel less display. It has resolution of Full HD Plus 2316 × 1080 Pixels. Vivo Nex features 2.5D curved display which also includes in display fingerprint scanner.

◆ Camera:

According to the document, “The sensor has 24 million photosensitive units forming 12 million dual-core pixels, each one of is separated into two sub-pixels, mainly right and left sub-pixels, 2 sub-pixels share a microlens to detect phase information, mainly all the sensor pixels are used as PD detection, thus the pixel density is 100%, each pixel is fully imaged and does not affect the quality of the picture”.

In simple words, the Vivo X21 is capable of capturing details like two human eyes, where each will have about two images of an object and based on the relationship between difference of the two images as well as the distance between the objects, the said object can be transformed according to the movement of the current lens. This then helps the focus to be directly pointed towards an object in order to achieve fast focusing which is up to 0.03 seconds at the earliest.

NEX features a leftside AI button for Jovi strictly dedicated to a full range of AI services.Just press and hold this button and Google Assistant is at your service. This is a convenient feature when you don’t want to be seen talking to your phone in public. And it is especially helpful when voice recognition is hindered (as in a noisy restaurant).NEX also comes loaded with Google lens. Just point the camera and push the AI button. It will then look up the object online and display related search results and information.

◆ Design:

Vivo Nex has unique premium design with rounded corners and an elegantly curved back cover, NEX fits right in the palm of your hand. Even during extended game play, it always feel comfortable in your hand.

◆ Performance:

When it comes to performance, never settle for second best. With a whopping 8GB of RAM and a top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, NEX never hesitates even when performing complex tasks. And it runs 30%* more powerful than the previous generation. NEX further features an Adreno 630 Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) which is 30%* more powerful than its predecessor, as well as more energy efficient. Out Of 128GB Internal Storage around 106GB is user available memory so your device is always free from Out Pf Storage issues.

Stay better-connected to 4G signals – even in underground parking lots, or areas with lots of buildings. NEX features High Power UE (HPUE) to boost single transmission and coverage area. Signal uplink speed is 30%*2 faster, when compared with ordinary antennas. 4 x 4 Antenna: Supports stronger signals, reduces gaming latency and delivers better overall performance than ordinary antenna solutions. It also supports HORxD (Higher-Order Receiver Diversity). This means that even when NEX is held in-hand, it can still use multiple receivers to enhance signals.

For mobile game lovers, their phone overheating has always been a big problem, so at the beginning of the NEX development program, we made tackling overheating our primary concern. When designing the internal structure, heat radiation was always tested as a priority. In addition, we experimented with different heat conduction materials and invested hundreds of hours in simulated tests. The result is a revolutionary cooling system that keeps your NEX totally cool during prolonged periods of game play – even when running special effects.

Vivo Nex comes with biggest juicy battery of 4000mAh. Leave the inconvenience of frequent charging behind. Vivo Nex with large 4000mAh capacity battery with 22W fast charging support. If you are someone who cares a lot about battery life, the Vivo NEX should be an made for you. NEX runs longer than ever – even through intensive use and extensive Play.

◆ Innovation & Special Features

In-Display Fingerprint Sensor:

The Vivo NEX features Vivo’s Third-generation in-display fingerprint sensor, which is not only more secure but also faster than the solution used in the X21.

Larger 6.59-inch Ultra FullView Display:

The Vivo NEX comes with a larger display that is 6.59-inches diagonally. When it comes to pixel density, the Vivo NEX does boast a higher and more impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.24%. So if you like the latest trend of Bezel Less smartphones, the NEX will impress you slightly more.

Dual Rear Cameras With Dual Pixel Technology:

Vivo NEX sports a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the back. The primary 12MP sensor on the NEX features phase-detection autofocus, 4-axis optical image stabilization, and an f/1.8 aperture.
Dual Camera In Vivo Nex is working different as compared to other devices. Mostly in case of Dual Camera Smartphones secondary rear camera is always used only for the focusing an object but in case of Vivo Nex you can use both rear cameras simultaneously. Which gives best picture quality.

Jovi Smart Voice Assistant:

Vivo has equipped the handset with its very own Jovi AI smart assistant relies on Artificial Intelligence. It supports natural languages and some features like automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech conversion, and even emotion detection. Additionally, the company has also included a dedicated Jovi AI assistant button for the same. NEX features a leftside AI button for Jovi strictly dedicated to a full range of AI services.Just press and hold this button and Google Assistant is at your service. This is a convenient feature when you don’t want to be seen talking to your phone in public. And it is especially helpful when voice recognition is hindered (as in a noisy restaurant).NEX also comes loaded with Google lens. Just point the camera and push the AI button. It will then look up the object online and display related search results and information. With the help of Google lens function in Vivo Nex, You can find products online, copy and paste text, learn more about landmarks, add events to your calendar, look up movie posters, identify common plants and animals, and more.It lets you search what you see, get stuff done faster, and interact with the world around you. Google Assistant is your own personal assistant. It’s ready to help you get answers and get things done, hands-free. With Google Assistant, you can complete over a million actions—on the phone, in the car, and around the house.Google Assistant is familiar with most everyday life situations – map navigation, online shopping, music and video, travel arrangements, even social media interaction.

Screen SoundCasting Technology:

Vivo removed notch, many would assume that the speaker will just come from the bottom but apparently that’s not like that here. Vivo Introducing the Screen SoundCasting Technology, it’s actually the smartphone industry’s first feature in a commercial device in the world. How did they transform the display into a call receiver to function like a speaker and an earpiece at the same time? Well, it has something to do with this thing called piezoelectric speaker, to simply put – it’s a technology that converts the entire display into a speaker, it’s the same concept as some TV manufacturers are using for modern televisions to produce sounds on the display without a speaker.
It’s a sound-emitting display. How cool is that? What this also means is that you could be holding your phone upside down, and you’ll still be able to hear all the sound crystal clear. Moreover, this technology consumes less power as compared to regular audio methods, as well as able to enhance sound quality with better bass and softer, smoother treble.

◆ Pros

• Latest Up To Date Processor & 8GB RAM
• Biggest Battery Life.
• Larger Ultra FullView Display
• Latest Android Operating System
• USB Type C & Fast Charging

◆ Cons

• No Storage Expansion
• Water Resistance

◆ Final Verdict:

Vivo Nex Is An Decent Powerful Smartphone With Lots Of Innovative Features Which Makes It Best Phone In Every Aspects. These impressive features suggest how the Vivo NEX aims to define the future of smartphones. But there’s one more subtle difference between the NEX and other futuristic smartphones of the past – it’s not just a concept. In fact, Vivo has also included top-of-the-line hardware specifications in the smartphone, meaning you won’t need to compromise even one bit. According to the reports Vivo Nex Will Be Launching In India at 19th July 2018. We don’t have information regarding the pricing of the device but there will be possibility of it’s 45,000 approx.

Vivo Nex - Specs


  • Device Type
    Smart Phone
  • Model
  • Announced
    01 June, 2018
  • Released
    20 July, 2018
  • Status
  • Price
    44,990 INR


  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
  • Dimensions
    162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight
    199 g (7.02 oz)


  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)


  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Size
    6.59 inches, 107.3 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2316 Pixels FHD+
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M Colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    388 Ppi Density
  • Touch Screen
    Capacitive Multi-touch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Not Sure
  • Features
    In Display Fingerprint Sensor
    Display Sound Casting Technology


  • Audio Playback
    Hi-Fi Chipset MP3, WAV, MiDi, AMR
  • Video Playback
    MP4, 3GP, AVI
  • Video Out
  • FM Radio
  • Alert Types
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Ring Tones
    64, MP3, WAV
  • Loudspeaker
  • Handsfree
    3.5mm Headphone Jack


  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    12MP + 5MP
  • Image
    3264 × 2448 Pixels
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps Upto 4K 1080P 720P
  • Camera Features
    Rear 12MP (24 million photosensitive units) + 5MP, 4-Axis OIS
    Primary Rear f1.8, f2.4 / Front f2.0
    Rear: Slow Motion, Backlight HDR, Live Photo, Portrait Bokeh (dual cameras), Panorama, Time Lapse, Face Beauty, AR Stickers, Filters.
    Front: Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh (single camera), Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters.
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual Tone LED Flash
  • Secondary
    Pop-up 8 MP, f/2.0 1080p@30fps


  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Funtouch OS 4.0 ( Based on Android Oreo 8.1)
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa Core 2.8 GHz (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 630
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    512 MB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    No Storage Expansion
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (Under Display),


  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GNSS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No. But Support Fast Charging


  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.


  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.


  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
  • Placement
    Non Removable

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