Features NEX Vivo Dual Display Edition: a top-end smartphone with two displays and three cameras

In December 2018, Chinese brand Vivo has unveiled its new smartphone NEX Dual Display Edition. As the name implies, the main feature of novelty became an additional display, located on the rear panel.
On sale Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition arrived in late December. The first markets where it was launched, its sales, has become China, the homeland of the manufacturer. The smartphone is available in two colors – blue and purple. The price in the Chinese market is about $ 740.


Full specifications of Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition


Start

  • Announcement: December, 2018
  • Status: available since December, 2018

Case

  • Dimensions: 157,2х75,3х8,1 mm.
  • Weight: 199 g
  • Colors: blue and purple.
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).

Display

  • Type: Super AMOLED, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 6.39 inches (~for 84.7% of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 2340х1080 points, the aspect ratio of 19.5:9 (~403ppi).
  • Additional display: Super AMOLED, 5.49 inch, 1920x1080 pixel.

Platform

  • ОС: Android 9.0 Pie, Funtouch 4.5.
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845, 10-nanometer process technology).
  • CPU: OCTA-core (four cores Kryo 385 Gold with a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz and four cores Kryo 385 Silver with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz).
  • GPU: Adreno 630.

Memory

  • Slot for memory card: no.
  • Internal: 10 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal.

Camera

  • Primary: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, 4-axis optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus) + 2MP (f/1.8, the depth sensor) + TOF-camera (f/1.3).
  • Features: led flash, panorama, HDR.
  • Video: 2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30 frames per second.
  • Front: no.

Sound

  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: Yes.
  • 32-bit/192kHz audio.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.

Communication

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
  • Radio: no.
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0, USB On-The-Go.

Features

  • Sensors: fingerprint scanner (built into the display), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass.

Battery

  • Non-removable Li-ion 3500 mAh.
  • Quick charge 10B is 22.5 watts.

Network

  • Technology: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE.

Price

  • ~700 euros.

Test

  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 5133, Basemark OS II 2.0: 4576, Basemark X: 44443.
  • Display: contrast 4.108 (sunlight).
  • Camera: photo/video.
  • Dynamics: the Voice is 68 dB, 72 DB sound.
  • The battery operating time: 81 hours without recharging.

Conclusion

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition became one of the most interesting smartphones of late 2018. Vivo, probably borrowed the idea of a smartphone with two displays at the notorious Yota, but implemented it much better. Yes, like all of the YotaPhone, Dual Display Vivo NEX Edition two displays, but unlike the competitor, both the display of the new smartphone Vivo colored. One of them is main – made in the now popular frameless format and covers almost the entire front panel. And the extra screen received a traditional aspect ratio of 16:9. It should also be noted that the smartphone is no front camera, but to call this a serious shortcoming and omission on the part of manufacturer is impossible, given that for selfies and video calls, you can use the advanced triple main camera, the benefit of having the extra display allows it.

Pros:

  • powerful processor;
  • a lot of memory;
  • two color touch-screen;
  • triple the camera;
  • stylish design;
  • battery with fast charging;
  • the USB Type-C and 3.5-mm headphone audiojack.

Disadvantages:

  • the lack of front camera;
  • there is no support of memory cards.