Vivo Nex S Review (Full Specifications and Price)

Vivo Nex S

Chinese handset maker Vivo today announced two new flagship smartphones, the Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A. The smartphones have been in the news for some weeks now. After leaks of the handset revealed their design and specifications.

Vivo Nex S sports a third generation in-display fingerprint sensor that is 50 percent more accurate and 10 percent faster. Meanwhile, there’s an 8MP pop-up front camera that reveals itself only when you open the camera app.

In addition, the Vivo Nex S runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top. This device features a 6.59-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels.

This post reviews this flagship.

Design and Display

Vivo Nex S

Vivo Nex S sports an aluminium design with a glass material on its front.

The Vivo Nex S smartphone has dimensions of 162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in). With a weight of 199g.

The device also has a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels, it has a 19.3:9 aspect ratio (~420 ppi density).

This flagship has Multitouch features, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4. In addition, there’s an in-display Fingerprint sensor. Also, it comes in two colour variants: Black and Red.

Hardware and Software

Vivo Nex S

The Vivo Nex S Android smartphone comes with Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system.

Vivo Nex S is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor configured at (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics handling.

This device offers 8Gb of RAM and 128/256 Gb of inbuilt memory. Also, the large RAM means that there’s no card slot.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

Camera and Battery

Vivo Nex S

Vivo Nex S features a Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4), 4-axis OIS camera. With phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED dual-tone flash.

Upfront, there’s a Pop-up 8 MP (f/2.0) camera.

As for battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery. Also, a fast battery charging 22W feature is included.


The Vivo Nex S Android smartphone sells for about 700 EUR. Which is equivalent to N293,268.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Vivo Nex S.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, June
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June 23rd
BODY Dimensions 162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
Weight 199 g (7.02 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.59 inches, 107.3 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2316 pixels (~388 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
– Funtouch OS 4
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4), 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary Pop-up 8 MP (f/2.0)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GNSS
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 22W
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Red
Price About N293,268


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