It is the most premium offering from Vivo in the Indian market. So obviously it is no mere run of the mill device. And no, it is not just about a great spec sheet either. The Vivo Nex is perhaps an indicator of just what phones in the future will become with its blend of high-end specs and innovative features, which manage to blend the latest in tech to produce that old favorite – rock solid performance. Sounds hard to believe? Check out these seven features that make the Vivo Nex pretty much the Nex-t big thing in tech town. Pun SO intended.
1. That elevated selfie camera
At a time when most brands are figuring out ways to find space for the front-facing camera, by cutting notches into the displays or placing the cameras in odd locations that consumers are not familiar with, the Nex has redefined front camera location, by simply placing the camera behind the display. It slides out whenever you get into front camera mode, and goes back quietly when you move back into normalcy. And the sliding out process is super smooth, soundless and glitch free. Now, THAT’s how you get rid of bezels.
2. Those rear cameras
Whoever thought that photography was all about megapixels clearly has never used the Nex. At a time when so many are trying to pack in more megapixels onto tiny sensors, the Nex comes with dual 12.0-megapixel and 5.0-megapixel rear cameras with four axis OIS. Do not go by the numbers – the sheer speed at which the cameras focus is amazing, and so are the level of detail and color produced by them. Be it landscapes or close-ups or portrait snaps, you are going to get amazing results here.
3. That in display fingerprint scanner
Do not bother searching for the fingerprint scanner on the NEX. Yes, it is very much there, but needs no hardware button of its own. It is right beneath the display – that’s right, it is UNDER the display. All you need to do to unlock your NEX and start using it is to press the highlighted fingerprint logo on the display itself. No bezel space needed in front and yes, it could have placed the scanner on the back too – but then, almost everyone does that. The NEX is a very different kettle of fish. It has placed the fingerprint scanner under the display. Just place your finger on the display (relax, the phone will tell you exactly where) and get going – and check out the cool unlock animations while you are there!
4. A display that’s top notch…minus a notch
Thanks to that camera and that fingerprint scanner, the NEX gets you one of the most bezel-less displays you will ever see on any phone. There are hardly any bezels to be spotted around the 6.59-inch display, and there is no notch to spoil your viewing experience. Mind you, the brilliant full HD+ Super AMOLED display will keep you so riveted that noticing anything else will be well nigh impossible for you. This is as close to a slice of display in your hands as it is possible to get – the only thing coming between you and your phone display is air!
5. A design that makes eyes pop
There is a lot in the Vivo Nex that will turn heads. That selfie camera literally popping up from the frame will surprise people. And it that is not enough, then there is that brilliant display that literally encompasses the entire front of the phone. Want more? Check that amazing glass back with pixel-like dots, on which the light makes rainbows. All this in a frame that is an amazing 7.98 mm thin and would not look out of place in any premium setting.
6. Flagship-level specs
So it does pack in a very innovative selfie camera and fingerprint scanner, as well as a design that will turn heads. But unlike some that content themselves with a few attention-grabbing features, the Vivo Next cuts no corners whatsoever when it comes to performance. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, perhaps the best mobile phone processor in the world, and with a massive 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (who needs expandable memory!). It comes with every connectivity option you need from VOLTE to Bluetooth 5.0 to even good old USB OTG. There is Hi-Fi sound too. And of course, the latest version of Android as befits a flagship – Android 8.1 topped off by Vivo’s famous Funtouch UI.
7. A battery that goes on and on and gets charged fast too
With flagship hardware and design come smaller batteries to accommodate slimmer frames. NOT. You read that right, while most brands sacrifice battery at the altar of slimmer frames, the Vivo NEX not only stays svelte but also packs in a massive 4000 mAh battery. That pretty much ensures that no matter how much you load the phone with, it will almost always have the juice to go that extra mile. And yes, there is support for fast charging as well, so you will not have to wait ages to get going on it again.