The most advanced phone of this 2018 is not from Samsung, Huawei, Apple or Xiaomi. It comes from Vivo
The Vivo NEX is official, and has everything we could expect from the best Android smartphone this year.
Although the rumors and leaks had left little room for surprises, witness the arrival of the new Vivo NEX and finally know all its details has been one of the most striking moments of this financial year 2018 in the segment of telephony. Without more, we went to see all the information that probably is the terminal that has attracted the most attention since its prototype was shown to the world during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
NEX, all the information
It was born being a prototype known then by the name APEX. But when closing the doors of the MWC 2018, Vivo confirmed that the conceptual telephone that had been shown a few days ago, would end up seeing the light and land in the stores to the delight of the users who were amazed with the technology that hid that concept. Only a few months later, the Vivo NEX has materialized.
Design and Screen
he main differential aspect of this phone with respect to the dozens of high performance models that currently flood the upper sector of the telephone market, lies in its aesthetic. The front is occupied almost entirely-91%, to be exact-by the 6.59-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2316×1080 pixels, which in the high-end model hides a fingerprint reader under the glass . The rest of the body is made of aluminum and glass, and thanks to an innovative and curious solution that we will discuss later, the terminal dispenses with the famous “notch” on the front, since the selfie camera does not need a hole.
To alleviate the lack of speakers, the brand incorporates a system based on vibrations inside the screen , very similar to what we saw with the first generation of the Xiaomi Mi MIX. In addition, the lower margin of the screen also maintains an enviable size, and its back is one of the cleanest thanks to the absence of a physical fingerprint reader. This sensor, however, does appear on the back of the Vivo NEX S , the slightly reduced variant of Vivo’s latest flagship phone.
For its part, the S edition of this Vivo NEX, shares memory, storage and battery with its older brother, but falls a step in terms of power since it assembles the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, a chip for the new mid-range , which promises a performance very similar to that offered by the most expensive chips of the brand, at a lower price.
processor that was not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 . The latest high-performance brain from the factory of Qualcomm gives life to the Vivo phone, along with a RAM module of 6 or 8 GB depending on the chosen variant. and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. Keeping the lights on ensures a generous 4000 mAh capacity battery , compatible with fast charging through the USB Type C port located at the bottom of the chassis.
Perhaps the least attractive aspect of the NEX is its software. While the version of Android that gives life to the phone is 8.1 Oreo , the latest available to the general public, this is customized to the extreme through the Funtouch layer of Vivo itself, which for the occasion has been transformed into Energy UI and incorporates his own virtual assistant: Jovi.
Camera and Multimedia
Like any flagship of 2018 worth its salt, the Vivo NEX incorporates on its back a photographic system formed by two different sensors . The first, of 12 megapixels, is a Sony IMX363 sensor accompanied by a 5 megapixel sensor, and optical stabilizer with four axes. Of course, artificial intelligence does not miss your appointment, and the different systems incorporated promise to improve the quality of the final captures through machine learning .
But the real differential detail lies in the upper edge of the aluminum chassis, where a tab conceals the camera for selfies . Once the user opens the camera app and chooses to use the front sensor, the tab will be displayed to show an 8 megapixel sensor – which at the photographic level is really nothing special. From Vivo ensure that the engine responsible for making the camera appear and disappear can push up to 500 grams, and withstand a pushing force of up to 45 kg. In addition, they assure us that its operation is checked for more than 50,000 times.
Summary of specifications
|NEX Ultimate||I live NEX S|
|Dimensions||162 x 77 x 7.98 mm||162 x 77 x 7.98 mm|
|screen||6.59 inches OLED||6.59 inches OLED|
|Resolution and density||Full HD + of 2,316 x 1,080 pixels||Full HD + of 2,316 x 1,080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (8x Qualcomm Kryo 385) at 2.9 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa-core (8x Qualcomm Kryo 360) at 2.2 GHz|
|RAM||6/8 GB||6/8 GB|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo under Funtouch 4||Android 8.1 Oreo under Funtouch 4|
|Storage||128/256 GB||128/256 GB|
|Cameras||Rear of 12+5 MP f / 1.8 with 4-axis OIS. 8 MP drop-down front||Rear of 12+5 MP f / 1.8 with 4-axis OIS. 8 MP drop-down front|
|Battery||4.000 mAh with Quick Charge 4.0||4.000 mAh with Quick Charge 4.0|
|Others||Fingerprint reader under the screen, USB Type C, 3.5mm headphone jack||Rear fingerprint reader, USB Type C, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Starting price||41,000 INR||47,000 INR|
The Vivo NEX, as I said, comes in two different variants, whose only differences are in the processor, and in the inclusion of a fingerprint reader under the screen in the high-end model. The prices of the phone , once they reach the stores -for the moment only in China- in the middle of this month of June, will be the following: