Vivo NEX S Specs Review, Features and Price

Vivo NEX S was launched yesterday as the company’s latest flagship smartphone. The phone brought the Apex dream to reality with its pop-up selfie camera and truly bezel-less screen. There’s no notch, no annoying bezels disrupting what Vivo calls Ultra FullView Display.

Vivo NEX S

The AI-powered smartphone comes with a dedicated hardware button that lets you activate Jovi, Vivo’s voice assistant. The screen has an in-display fingerprint scanner at the bottom corner. It has a Screen SoundCasting Technology which displays sounds from the screen. Lets find out more.

Vivo NEX S


Vivo NEX S

Vivo really did their best with the design here, it features an aluminium alloy overall unibody. The phone has curved sides and edges to provide a firmer grip when held. The dual rear shooters are visible at top left corner in a vertical position, while the LED flash follows underneath.

Vivo NEX S

Turning over to the sides, we can see the dedicated hardware button. This lets you activate Jovi and ask him anything through voice command. The device measures 8mm in thickness and is pretty heavy, weighing in at 199g overall. It’s available in only Black and Red colors, there might be other limited edition colors as well.


Vivo NEX S

The concept we saw on the Apex smartphone is now a reality guys. The Vivo NEX S sports an Ultra FullView screen, this means there’s no notch, no bezels, just a super tiny chin at the bottom. The screen has an in-display fingerprint scanner and doubles as the speaker as well.

Vivo NEX S

It’s built around a tall 6.59-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, it’s one of the biggest we’ve seen on a “Phablet”. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels and 388 pixel per inch density, which is great for its size. It dishes out a unique 19.3:9 aspect ratio and stretches up to 91.2% of the entire front.

Hardware and Software

The powerful Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm is in charge here, the chip was built with a 10nm process technology, so power efficiency should be perfect. It packs 8-Cores of processor which clocks at a blazing speed of 2.7GHz as well. The Adreno 630 graphics card handles graphics efficiently.

Launch all your favourite heavy apps and multitask through them all, there’s an 8GB RAM space available to handle all that. There are two variants in terms of storage space though, the standard version has 128GB, while the cheaper variant packs 256GB. There’s no option to expand further, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.


Vivo NEX S

We can’t help but notice how the pop-up 8MP selfie camera which automatically elevates when you switch to selfie mode. The camera has f/2.0 aperture and it’s AI-powered as well. While at the back, there’s a combination of 12MP + 5MP cameras. The 12MP rear camera has f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF.

While the 5MP shooter underneath has f/2.4 aperture and will help out in portrait mode. There’s AI on board for Live Photos, Beauty mode, AI HDR, AR stickers. Vivo says it used AI techniques to improve scene recognition, HDR and photo composition. Other features include 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. It can also shoot 4K videos @30fps.


Powering the Vivo NEX S is a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 1.8 hours.

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Vivo NEX S Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Vivo NEX S
Announced June, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminium
Dimensions 162 x 77 x 8 mm
Weight 199g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Red


Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.59-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2316 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density 388ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 91.2%
Touch ScreenYes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo


12MP + 5MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
Funtouch OS 4


Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core 2.7GHz
GPU Adreno 630
Internal Storage 128GB/256GB

Fingerprint (Screen)
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification Yes


Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity 4000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


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 NEX S Price and Availability Status?

The Vivo NEX S is available on Shopping stores, starting from $699 (N250,000) to $799 (N290,000). Click on the links above to view the latest Vivo NEX S price & availability on Shopping stores.

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