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Vivo Nex 3

Specifications

Vivo Nex 3
Vivo Nex 3 (Nex Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.89 inch 18.8:9, 2256 x 1080 pixel 363 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB UFS
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 167.4 x 76.1 ( = 0.37 x 6.59 x 3 in)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
219 g ( = 7.73 oz / 0.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo Nex 3

Vivo Nex 3 review: A solid alternative to the Mate 30 Pro, actually
Source: Android Authority English
If that price difference is maintained in other markets, the Vivo Nex 3 should definitely be on your list of options. It’s fast, has a beautiful display, a versatile camera, and overall it feels pretty well rounded. The software is objectively worse than on most competitors, however, and camera performance isn’t as good as it could be. It’s up to you to decide how much weight you put on these features, but the Vivo Nex 3 is a strong alternative to some better-known flagships out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
vivo NEX 3 Review: (Almost) Zero-bezel Flagship
Source: Unbox English
vivo really hit it out of the park with the NEX 3. A beautiful display, powerful internals and a great set of cameras make it one of the best flagships we have reviewed so far this year. All that’s left is availability and pricing – while we don’t know when the phone will land in the Philippines, vivo has said that they’re looking at bringing over the 4G variant over to our shores this year. If vivo sticks closely to the RMB 4998 price tag that the 4G version retails for in China when they bring it to the Philippines, then they definitely have a winner in their hands.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2019
90% Vivo Nex 3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's not a lot to dislike about the Nex 3. Importers - especially in the US - are probably better off ditching the 5G and sticking to the regular 4G model, but beyond that this phone offers almost everything you might want from a 2019 flagship. The huge curved panel is beautiful, the battery is banging, and the internal specs rival just about any other phone on the market. The only real letdowns are the lack of waterproofing, an occasionally clunky operating system, and a camera that's good but can't quite keep up with the best out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Vivo Nex 3 Review: 64 Megapixels Cameras, Waterfall Display
Source: Igeekphone English
There is no doubt that the Vivo NEX 3 is a true flagship phone because it has enough highlights to support it, such as the Snapdragon 855 Plus, UFS 3.0 flash memory, 64 megapixels main camera, 44W fast charge, etc., but these features are on the waterfall screen and In front of 5G, it is more like a icing on the cake. For the waterfall screen, we can not be optimistic about its development, but we must not deny, ridicule the courage of NEX 3 to try and the meaning of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2019
Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future
Source: Pocket Lint English
The huge waterfall display - a term that we're sure will catch on, as it's likely to be a 2019-20 feature for incoming flagships - and high-resolution, well-designed triple camera system are two high of this Vivo. Not to mention the stacked innards for heaps of power and 5G connectivity. Sure, the software is a grind, and the absence of physical buttons to the side as a result of that display is weird - but, in the case of the latter, talk about futuristic, eh?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2019
Vivo Nex 3 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
So far there's not a lot to dislike about the Nex 3. Importers - especially in the US - are probably better off ditching the 5G and sticking to the regular 4G model, but beyond that this phone offers almost everything you might want from a 2019 flagship. The huge curved panel is beautiful, early camera tests show promise, and the internal specs rival just about any other phone on the market. Unless you're committed to wireless charging there really isn't much missing from the Nex 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
vivo NEX 3 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
With a third model in the running, it's hard to associate the NEX lineup with a particular feature or form factor. The original NEX S brought us the first pop-up selfie design. The NEX Dual Display is yet to be matched by any of its competitors. And the NEX 3 is another innovative device in its own way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2019
vivo NEX 3 Hands-on, Quick Review: Borderless Monster
Source: Unbox English
Regardless, vivo had finally made a phone that’s at the same level as the offerings of Samsung and domestic rival Huawei. The vivo NEX 3 is chock full of awesome features and hardware that we’ve never seen before – features that will start to become standard on the next flagship refresh cycle a few months from now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019

Foreign Reviews

79% Первый смартфон с «экраном-водопадом». Обзор Vivo NEX 3
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Предварительный обзор Vivo Nex 3: удивительный смартфон со «стекающим» экраном и полностью сенсорным управлением
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great display; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2019
Trên tay Vivo Nex 3 đầu tiên tại Việt Nam: bóng bẩy, không phím cứng, cấu hình khủng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; no physical button; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2019

Comment

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.

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.

6.89":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

0.219 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


84.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-10- 7)