Vivo Apex with World’s Highest Screen-To-Body Ratio: Review, Specs and Price

Vivo Apex: Review

Vivo Apex

The all new Vivo Apex has finally been announced on the company’s website. Featuring the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio, a pop-up selfie camera and a half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology.

Vivo is really setting new benchmarks for future smartphone design and also showing other big guns how it is done. The Apex’s FullView technology is out of this world, reaching an astonishing 91% screen to body ratio, the highest thus far. Want to know more about this breakthrough in technology? Stay with me.

Design

Vivo Apex

A beauty to behold, the Vivo Apex sports an Aluminium Alloy overall unibody that’s covered exquisitely in glass. There’s no rear fingerprint scanner anywhere at the back, only the Vivo logo at bottom corner. At the top left corner, the iPhone X-like dual vertical rear camera is visible with dual-LED flash.

But unlike the iPhone X, Vivo Apex comes with a 3.5mm jack which is underneath and a pop-up selfie camera at the top. By the sides, it measures just 7.8mm in thickness and weighs 185g. The device was announced in black, no words yet if other colors will be rolled out as well.

Display

Vivo Apex

Turning over to the screen that’s one od the highlight of the device, a bezel-less beauty with the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio. The screen boasts of 91% screen to body ratio, which is the highest in the world. With the half-screen in-display fingerprint scanner, you can place your thumb anywhere on the bottom corner of the screen to unlock it.

The screen has no top bezel and very tiny bottom bezel, so tiny it couldn’t even house the selfie camera. The 5.99-inch QHD+ OLED capacitive touchscreen boasts of 1080 x 2160 pixels in resolution and 403 pixel per inch density. Dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio and has LED notifications as well.

Hardware and Software

Behind this beast is the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip with 8-cores of processor. The Octa-core processor reaches a clock speed of 2.8 GHz with 64-bit CPU architecture and 10nm process technology. In the graphics department, the Adreno 630 graphics processor is fully in charge.

In terms of RAM and internal storage, there are two versions. The standard one with 6GB RAM for multi-tasking and 128GB internal storage space. A cheaper variant comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage space. The RAM space on both versions reaches a memory speed of 1866 MHz, while the storage space is upgradeable up to 256GB. The Apex runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Camera

Vivo Apex

The pop-up 8MP selfie camera is really innovative, leaving room for a full bezel-less display. When you switch to the selfie mode, the camera pops-up in 0.8 seconds and goes back inside when you switch to the main camera.

At the back, the dual rear 24MP + 8MP camera is crystal clear, capturing 4K resolution images. The shooters come with a dual-LED flash and other quality features ready to take photos with 4320 x 2880 pixels in resolution. Take videos of 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second, 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second and 720p at 120 frames per second.

Battery

Powering the Vivo Apex is a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take more than 1.8 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

 

Vivo Apex Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Vivo Apex
Announced March, 2018
Released April, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores from April

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Aluminium Alloy
Dimensions 71.6 x 142.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight 185g
Protection Yes
Colours Black

Display

Display Type QHD+ OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.99-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2160 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 403ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 91%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

24MP + 8MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
No
8MP (Pop-Up)

Software

Android 8.0 Oreo
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-Core 2.8GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
4GB/6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB
Yes, up to 256GB

Fingerprint (Screen)
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope, Barometer

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Recognition No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 4000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Vivo Apex Price and Availability Status?

The Vivo Apex will be available on Shopping stores from April starting from $649 (N230,000) to $699 (N270,000). Click on the links below to view the latest Vivo Apex price & availability.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. From a technological standpoint, why is it so difficult to remove the bottom bezel? I’m totally fine with some sort of bezel on the top and would prefer it over a center notch, but why can’t the bottom bezel be removed?
    The design of this phone is nice but the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S renders look much better than this.

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