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June 22, 2018

Vivo Nex S Review: A Great Phone with Pop-up Selfie Camera, 3rd Gen In-display fingerprint sensor, hefty Battery, and more

Vivo Nex S is one of the most beautiful and innovative mobile phones that are going to launch this year. Featuring a 6.59-inch touchscreen Super-AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2316 pixels. It is considered to be a great competitor of the upcoming Oppo Find X. The great smartphone is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor well supported by 8GB of extended RAM. And it will give you 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. On the camera side, it is loaded with a 12MP+5MP dual primary camera on the rear and an 8MP pop-up Selfie camera.

The Vivo Nex S device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is powered by a 4000mAh larger battery. But with all, its weight is 199 grams which are slightly higher compared with other smartphones of the recent times.

The Vivo Nex S is a dual SIM compatible mobile phone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, hotspot, USB OTG and 4G LTE. Sensors of the phone include the Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, and Ambient light sensor.

Vivo Nex S Release Date and Availability

The Vivo NEX S was introduced last week in China along with the cheaper NEX A, and now chances are great that the device will be released on 23rd of June, 2018 in China. Vivo Nex S will go on sale possibly in early July all over India. Global release is still in doubt.

Vivo Nex S Release date in Australia is yet to be announced as well. And we will have to wait until its global release.

Vivo Nex S Price

The Vivo Nex S price for 128GB model will be CNY 4498 and the 256GB model will be available to purchase at CNY 4998.  Vivo Nex S price in Australia is also unknown, and we will have to wait until its official release.

Vivo Nex S Specs and Features

The Vivo Nex S specifications and most prominent features are as under.

  • 6.59-Inch Super AMOLED Display w/ 1080x2316p Resolution
  • 19:3:9 Aspect Ratio, Pixels Density: 388ppi
  • 91% Screen-to-body Ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset
  • Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) Processor
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 8GB Powerful RAM
  • 128GB/256GB Internal Storage
  • Dual Lens Camera: 12MP (f/1.8)+ 5MP (f/2.4) w/ 4-axis OIS and dual LED Flash
  • Features: touch focus, face detection, phase detection auto-focus, and HDR
  • 8MP Selfie Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS w/ Funtouch OS
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5, A2DP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display),Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Colors Available: Red, Black
  • Dual SIM Variant
  • Weight: 199 grams

Design and Display

The Vivo Nex S comes with a 6.59-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 2316x1080 pixels of resolution, 388ppi density, and an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. It is considered to be the top bezel-less devices of the recent times with the sides measuring 1.71mm and 2.16mm of the top and have a screen-to-body ratio of almost 91%.

The screen itself offers an AMOLED panel, to support rich blacks. Although the brightness and coloring appearance is more than the Google Pixel XL 2, where the Vivo can't compete the Huawei’s Porsche Design Mate RS OLED screen.


When it comes to performance, the Nex S is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system on the chip coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. And hence you can imagine super-smooth gaming experience and seamless multi-tasking.

The Vivo Nex S smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 and Energy User Interface. And hence, you will enjoy all the latest and innovative features of the latest mobile OS platform.


Talking about the camera, the Vivo Nex S comprises of a dual camera system at the back with a 12MP primary dual pixel sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 large aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual LED Flash and a secondary 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. When you come to the front side of the device, there is also an 8MP pop-up Selfie shooter with f/2.0 large aperture.


The Vivo Nex S has been released in two variants: One with 8GB RAM/ 128GB and other with 8GB RAM/ 256GB of internal storage.

Battery and Connectivity Options

One of the most prominent features is related to its battery. The Vivo Nex S mobile phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. This capacity will be enough even for two days of normal usage. Connectivity options include, but are not limited to, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, traditional audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. In addition to this, it also sports an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Our Verdict

The Vivo NEX S device is the next step in mobile tech. Its pop-up selfie camera is awesome, whereas the under-screen fingerprint reader is the perfect implementation of the technology until now. Performance without any doubt is unmatched with the latest processor chip and highly powerful RAM. And best of all, the new Nex S comes with a heavy-weight 4000mAh capacity battery. We are not 100% sure about the global price, but it will surely let you experience the extra-ordinary all-screen smartphone device in lesser cost than Oppo’s Find X.


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