Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A: the Apex concept smartphones has arrived

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A: The Apex concept smartphones has finally arrived. During the 2018 Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona, Spain, Vivo showcased a concept smartphone called Apex. The industry was amazed at the concept, even I was hungry for it like a meal. The highlight of the concept smartphone was the almost 90% screen-to-body ratio and pop-up selfie camera. After the Congress, it looked like the concept will never see the light of the day. I for once was saddened by the thought of it.

Well, it’s finally official!!! Vivo has unveiled the Vivo Nex S (Nex ‘Ultimate’) and Vivo Nex A. The Vivo NEX S is the company’s flagship while the Vivo Nex A is the mid-range variant. Both smartphones come with the innovation of the concept Apex smartphone Vivo showcased at the Mobile World Congress. So let’s see what the Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex S has to offer and their quality-price ratio.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – The Design

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A
Vivo NEX S
Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A
Vivo NEX A

Like most flagship and its mid-range variant, the Vivo NEX S and Vivo NEX A feature a similar design. They both sport a front and rear glass with aluminum frame, the back is made up of a reflective triangular pattern. The main difference in design between both NEX smartphones is the positioning of the fingerprint sensor. On the Vivo NEX A is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. While the Vivo Nex S features a 3rd generation in-display fingerprint sensor. According to Vivo, they claim the fingerprint sensor offers 50% higher accuracy and 10% faster speed.

The display of both devices houses the earpiece and speaker that produces better sound quality. The Vivo NEX S and NEX A measures the same 162 x 77 x 8 mm in dimensions and weighs the same 199 grams. They’re both available in only Black and Red body colors. The dual rear camera of both NEX smartphones is aligned in a vertical direction with the LED flash at the top left corner.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – The Display

The display of the Vivo NEX S is the same with that of the Vivo NEX A. Given that the Vivo NEX S is a mid-range variant, I’d say it’s a win for the device. They both sport a 6.59 inch Super AMOLED panel with an 86% screen-to-body ratio. Their display features a 19.3:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2316 pixels resolution and 388 pixels per inch density. The pixels per inch density is kind of low due to the larger screen size.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – The Camera

I feel for any department the Vivo NEX S and NEX A features the same specs, the Vivo NEX A takes the win. The display specs are the same and now we the same camera specs. The dual rear camera system on both smartphones consist of a 12MP primary sensor (with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixels size, Dual Pixel PDAF) and a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The camera comes with some AI-powered features such as AI-powered HDR mode, AI scene recognition, and AI filters.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A
Vivo NEX S pop-up front camera

Up front, is the highlight of these smartphones. They feature a front camera that pop-up from the top of the phone. The front camera features an 8MP shooter, AI-powered face beauty modes, and f/2.0 aperture.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – Hardware and Software

This is where you see the obvious difference between both smartphones. Remember, Xiaomi recently released their new flagship called Xiaomi Mi 8 and a mid-range variant called Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with Snapdragon 845 chipset while its mid-range variant comes with Snapdragon 710 chipset. That’s exactly what we have here for the Vivo smartphones. The Vivo NEX S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8-cores processor clocked at 2.7GHz and Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. While the Vivo NEX A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with 8-cores processor clocked at 2.2GHz and Adreno 616 graphics processing unit.

The Vivo NEX S and NEX A runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 skin overlaid on Android 8.1 Oreo. The NEX S packs an 8GB memory with either 128GB or 256GB internal storage. While the NEX A packs a 6GB memory with 128GB internal storage. Both devices feature the new Vivo’s AI assistant named Jovi. The new Jovi AI assistant supports features such as Automatic Speech Recognition, Text to Speech, Natural Language Understand, Emotion Detection, Voice Wakeup, Scene Recognition, Persona, and Computer Vision.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – The Battery

Both the Vivo NEX S and NEX A houses a non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery with 22W fast battery charging.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A – The Price

The Vivo NEX A is priced at around $697 (N243,950) while the Vivo NEX A is priced at around $813 (N284,550). The only major difference is the hardware. The Snapdragon 710 chipset in the Vivo NEX A is probably the very best mid-range chipset in the market, which is built on a 10nm process technology.

Vivo NEX S VS Vivo NEX A Full Specs Comparison

Vivo NEX S Vivo NEX A
Dimensions and Weight 162 x 77 x 8 mm. Weight: 199 g 162 x 77 x 8 mm. Weight: 199 g
Display 6.59 inch (86% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2316 pixels with 388 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.59 inch (86% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2316 pixels with 388 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 8GB. ROM: 128/256GB RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0) Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.7GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 5MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 5MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (under-display), Fast battery charging 22W Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 22W

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