Vivo NEX has officially arrived in India and it is the redefining the meaning of a bezel-less display. The smartphone not only brings an innovative design, it’s also packing the top of the line hardware and is challenging all the flagship devices out there. Since Vivo NEX has so many things going on, many prospective buyers have asked us a ton of questions regarding the smartphone. While we have answered most questions in our Vivo NEX review, this article is an attempt to all your questions regarding the latest flagship from Vivo. So, if you have any doubts related to the smartphone, stay with us as we answer the most frequently asked questions about the Vivo NEX:
Vivo NEX FAQ: Tech Specs and Hardware
- What are the tech specs of the Vivo NEX?
You can find all the tech specs of Vivo NEX in the table below:
|Dimensions||162 x 77 x 8 mm|
|Display||6.59 inch Suoer AMOLED panel (1080 x 2316 pixels) ~388 ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.4)|
|8 MP (f/2.0)|
|Funtouch OS based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct|
- Vivo NEX vs Oppo Find X Specs
Since Vivo NEX is competing directly with Oppo Find X to become your next bezel-less smartphone, it’s natural to compare both these phones with each other. Well, you can see how both the phones stack up against each other in the table below:
|Name||Vivo NEX||Oppo Find X|
|Dimensions||162 x 77 x 8 mm||156.7 x 74.2 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||199 g||186 g|
|Display||6.59 inch Super AMOLED panel (1080 x 2316 pixels) ~388 ppi||6.42 inch, AMOLED , 1080 x 2340 pixels, (~401 ppi density)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 630|
|12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.4)||16 MP (f/2.0) + 20 MP (f/2.0)|
|8 MP (f/2.0)||25 MP (f/2.0)|
|Battery||4000 mAh||3730 mAh|
|Funtouch OS based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)||ColorOS based on Android Oreo 8.1|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Face ID, accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity, compass|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0|
- Does Vivo NEX have a headphone jack?
Yes, Vivo NEX has a headphone jack.
- Does Vivo NEX have a USB-C Port?
Yes, Vivo NEX comes with a USB-C port.
- Is Vivo NEX Waterproof?
No, Vivo NEX is not waterproof and doesn’t come with any IP rating.
- Does Vivo NEX have a notification LED?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t come with a notification LED.
- Does it have a dedicated earpiece?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t have a dedicated earpiece. In an attempt to remove the notch, Vivo has used a Screen SoundCasting technology which uses a micro-vibration unit to generate screen vibrations which are conducted as sound.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Display
- Does it have an LCD or an AMOLED display?
The Vivo NEX brings a 6.59 inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels giving it a pixel density of 388 PPI.
- Does Vivo NEX has a notch?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t sport a notch.
- What is the screen-to-body ratio?
The Vivo NEX brings an impressive 91.24% screen to body ratio. In comparison, iPhone X has only 82% screen to body ratio.
- How Bright is the display?
Maximum brightness under default settings is around 460 nits.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Biometric Authentication
- Does Vivo NEX come with a fingerprint sensor?
Yes, Vivo NEX utilizes Vivo’s innovative under-display fingerprint technology.
- Does Vivo NEX come with face recognition and face unlock?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t come with any kind of face recognition or face unlocking.
- How good is the under-display fingerprint sensor?
The under-display fingerprint sensor although revolutionary is still a little slower than your normal fingerprint sensor. That said, the accuracy rate is close to 100% which compensates for the little delay that you are going to experience.
- Will it work with a tempered glass applied on screen?
Yes, the under-display fingerprint on the Vivo NEX works flawlessly even with a tempered glass applied to the device.
- Does it work with oily or dusty fingers?
Yes, the Vivo NEX had no problem in unlocking with oily or dusty fingers. We tested it in different scenarios (after eating lunch, a pack of chips, and more) and the phone was able to unlock every time.
- Does the sensor work with wet/moist fingers?
No, just like it’s with a regular fingerprint sensor, the Vivo NEX doesn’t unlock with a wet/moist finger.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Performance
- What processor is being used in Vivo NEX?
Vivo NEX is using the top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU.
- How good is the overall performance?
The overall performance of the device is similar to any other flagship device out there.
- Can the Vivo NEX run PUBG Mobile?
Yes, the Vivo NEX can easily run PUBG Mobile.
- How is the day to day performance?
Just like any other flagship device, the Vivo NEX flies through in any day-to-day performance scenarios.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Camera
- Where is the front camera?
The front camera is neatly hidden under the body and only comes up when required.
- Is the secondary lens a telephoto lens or a wide-angle one?
The secondary lens is neither telephoto nor a wide-angle lens. It’s just a normal lens which is being used for providing depth effect in portrait mode shots.
- Does it record 4K footage?
Yes, the Vivo NEX records 4K footage at 30 FPS.
- Does it have portrait mode?
Yes, Vivo NEX can take portrait shots.
- Does the front camera have portrait mode?
Yes, the front camera has portrait mode capabilities. It even features different lighting mode such as monochrome and studio mode just like it is in iPhone X.
- Does it bring EIS or OIS?
The Vivo NEX comes with 4-axis optical image stabilization or OIS. However, there’s no mention of EIS.
- Does it have AI Camera?
Yes, the camera brings AI features such as automatic scene detection, automatic color calibration, and more.
- Does it support slow-motion video recording?
Yes, the Vivo NEX supports slow-motion video recording.
- Does it have a Pro mode?
No, there is no Pro mode in the camera.
- Does it have animated emoji support?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t bring animated emoji support. You do get AR stickers though.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Software
- What’s the Android Version?
The Vivo NEX is running on Android 8.1 Oreo with FunTouch OS 4.0 on top.
- Does it support Project Treble?
Yes, Vivo NEX supports Project Treble.
- Will it get Android P?
Yes, the phone will get Android P in the future. However, the company has not given any timeline regarding the update.
- Does it have an App Lock?
Yes, Vivo NEX brings app locking feature.
- Does it support gestures?
Yes, Vivo NEX brings full-screen gesture support.
Vivo NEX FAQ: Connectivity
- Does Vivo NEX support dual-SIM cards?
Yes, Vivo NEX supports dual-SIM cards.
- Does Vivo NEX support dual-band WiFi?
Yes, Vivo NEX supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands.
- What version of Bluetooth Vivo NEX is using?
- Does Vivo NEX supports 4G VoLTE?
Yes, Vivo NEX supports 4G VoLTE.
- Does it have IR Blaster?
Vivo NEX FAQ: Battery
- What’s the battery size?
Vivo NEX packs a huge 4000 mAh battery.
- Does it support fast charging?
Yes, it supports fast charging.
- Does Vivo NEX supports Wireless Charging?
No, Vivo NEX doesn’t support wireless charging.
- How long it takes to charge the phone from 0 to 100%?
The device charges fairly quickly using the included charging brick, taking about 45 minutes to go from 10 to 80 percent charge
- How long does the battery last?
In my usage, which included clicking a ton of photos, playing games, and browsing on Reddit, the smartphone lasted almost two days, ending the first day with about 50 percent battery and about 5 percent towards the end of the second day.
Get to Know the Vivo NEX
I hope that the article was able to answer all the questions that you had in your mind related to the Vivo NEX. If there are still any doubts left, shoot your questions in the comments section below and we will be happy to answer them at the earliest. Also, share with us your opinion of the phone. We love to hear from our readers and your comments are always appreciated.