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Vivo NEX 3 5G


Vivo NEX 3 5G
Vivo NEX 3 5G (Nex Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus 8 x - 3 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, or 12GB
6.89 inch 18.8:9, 2256 x 1080 pixel 363 PPI, Capacitive, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 167.4 x 76.1 ( = 0.37 x 6.59 x 3 in)
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7", 0.8µm) + 13MP (f/2.5) + 13MP (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix pop-up (f/2.1)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
218.5 g ( = 7.71 oz / 0.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
750 Euro



Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Vivo NEX 3 5G

vivo NEX 3 5G review - Heavyweight with plenty of tricks up its sleeve
Source: Tech Nave English version
Overall, our impressions of the NEX 3 5G were good. It's got a combination of great specs and features that makes it a decent flagship even when compared to other options today. However, the issue is that it doesn't have enough oomph factor. Its pop-up camera is interesting enough but not really anything new, while the other areas of performance are not best-in-class either. This makes it hard to recommend to others over other flagships due to its current pricing except for vivo fans but it's certainly a good flagship device to consider.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2020
80% Vivo NEX 3 5G review: More power than you can handle
Source: Android Central English version
The NEX 3 5G is an outstanding showcase for an all-screen phone. The waterfall display with extreme curves on either side gives you a sense of immersion that you just don't get with any other phone. Combine that with top-tier hardware, excellent battery life with 44W fast charging, and 5G connectivity, and you get a true powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Our hands-on experience with the vivo NEX 3 5G cameras
Source: Tech Nave English version
Overall, our first impression of the vivo NEX 3 5G has been quite positive. Personally, my favourite ones are the macro and ultra-wide angle as the camera software is able to retain much of the texture and colour quality. While the bokeh mode already looks quite good, we did notice some room for improvement, as the overexposure might be a tad too much but it's still a pretty good shot. We are currently reviewing the vivo NEX 3 5G so we will be taking more photos to see how much more it can go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2019
88% vivo NEX 3 5G review
Source: GSM Arena English version
The vivo NEX 3 continues along the path set by the APEX concept close to two years ago. It's had plenty of time to evolve, and this third generation is now a mature smartphone where the minimal bezels are no longer the defining feature. Minimal they still are, and the all-screen front that wraps around the sides makes for one of the best looking designs you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 88%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор плюсов и минусов vivo Nex 3 5G 8/256Gb. Долгоиграющий флагман с экраном-водопадом
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN version
Positive: Attractive design; big screen; high performance; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2020
Trình làng Vivo NEX 3 5G, "chất" không kém Galaxy Note 10 5G
Source: Danviet VN→EN version
Positive: Powerful processor; impressive design; excellent display; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2019


Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 855+: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.96 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 855, the 855 Plus offers higher clock speeds of the GPU and CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-10-10)