vivo NEX S and NEX A hands-on review

12 June 2018
It's rare to see a concept device go into mass production without losing its coolest feature. The vivo NEX does just that and it even comes in two versions, NEX S and NEX A, so you can have the bleeding edge or the more affordable alternative.

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Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Just another iPhone X copy made "affordable" for the masses. All... moreSorry but no one's gonna care about originality in today's modern generations.
Everyone loves to join the popular bandwagon (notches, slim design, etc.) even if they (the company copying everything) are not the ones who made it first.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Just another iPhone X copy made "affordable" for the masses. All... moreThe result of using Apple products....actually makes users delusional 😂

  • NRI

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Just another iPhone X copy made "affordable" for the masses. All... moreCopy from Iphone X " are you sleeping" Iphone X itself is a copy of " Essential PH-1" .... so don't compare other bands... all are same copy from every ware.... but this company made it by innovating the Inbuilt finger printer..... where's so called tech leaders Sam& Apple not even dream about it.
So in the technology new innovations are airways welcome.

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Just another iPhone X copy made "affordable" for the masses. All... morenobody cares for original
half the price and twice better than iphone x
you are just jelous

  • Anonymous

Just another iPhone X copy made "affordable" for the masses. All design elements stolen from other designers' work, so this company just copy-pasted a design and slapped their branding on it. Oh, and downgraded the sound quality and overly-complicated the camera with that pop-up tray (which looks horrible to say the least).

Are there any original and successful Android phone manufacturers out there? Someone that comes up with their own design and technologies, while also making their products appealing? And not 'appealing' by selling them at a low, low price. I'm talking about appealing as in attractive design, attractive user experience, custom hardware, etc. You know, ORIGINAL.

I love the notchless bezeless design and also the sliding camera, but would prefer iris scanner over UD FP scanner in a smaller 5.5" 📱 phone with stereo speakers.

Vivo NEX is something Apple can copy (and their fans can boast "proper implementation" later) by adding $800 to the price tag sell it as X+++ etc.

Of late, I see many Android mid-range offer best value for money. They may miss IP68/67 & wireless charging but otherwise matching every other aspects for 1/3 or 1/4(in case of IPX)

  • Anonymous

the Japanese had used this behind the screen earpiece speaker 'technology' since 2013, and my previous phone (Sharp Aquos Crystal X) had one too...

its actually okay, considering you can use any part of the screen when handling a call over the phone... only thing is, in noisy environment, you'll have to stick your ears tight to the screen...

xXENDER FREAKXx, 13 Jun 2018They finally used their brains to think and innovate something w... moreThey are for sure writing scripts to defend Apple in whatever it does. For every new design or new feature brought by companies other than Apple, they will find more drawbacks than the manufacturers themselves.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018Yep definitely a good phone! And the price is what other flagshi... moreI have the V7+ & it’s on 7.1.2 with May security patches. I think the patches come quite promptly...but don’t think I’ll ever get Oreo on this device though...

  • Will Jamal

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018Notch? I don't see any notch here, are you referring to other phone?He's talking about the iPhone X

"The vivo NEX S does not have a ..."
IP68?

very interested in this, the drawback is how often would you get updates with Vivo

  • Anonymous

Yogafire, 12 Jun 2018Really wish there is a smaller version... 5.5" 18:9 (near bezel-... more4.7" 16:9 with these specks would be even better! Smaller phone need that wider aspect!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018Looks fresh compared to the many notched iphone X clones floodin... moreYep definitely a good phone! And the price is what other flagship phones should cost without Apple, Samsung tax...
The biggest problem will be upgrades, because those has been really bad. But if you buy new phone every year, it is not a problem....

  • emma

AnonD-754421, 13 Jun 2018This is nothing new, the only improvement to the design compared... moreDon't forget the under display fingerprint scanner for the NEX S.

  • AnonD-754421

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018Looks fresh compared to the many notched iphone X clones floodin... moreThis is nothing new, the only improvement to the design compared to the MIX2S is the front camera positioning.

  • Duck of death

This had better come to Ireland... \o/

  • Anonymous

Looks fresh compared to the many notched iphone X clones flooding the Android flagship and midrange market right now. Good decision by Vivo not to have those worthless curved edges in other phones too, as they only add to increased fragility in an already fragile bezel-less design. Great decision too as regards the big 4000mAh battery. Definitely a better buy than the overpriced Pixel, Samsung and Huawei flagship phones currently being sold. Good thing Vivo decided to have a retractable selfie camera over the worthless waterproofing feature.

Great job on roasting iPhone X's Notch!
Seriously, this phone is worth buying for.