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Vivo Nex 3S 5G


Vivo Nex 3S 5G
Vivo Nex 3S 5G (Nex Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
6.89 inch 16:10, 2256 x 1080 pixel 363 PPI, glossy: yes
256 GB UFS
1 USB 2.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, 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
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 64 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo Nex 3S 5G

Vivo NEX 3S 5G Review - The 2020 Refresh
Source: TechTablets English
Vivo NEX 3S 5G full detailed review with unboxing. SD865 6.89" SAMOLED Android 10 phone with 64MP camera, 8GB RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1, 4500mAh battery and 16MP pop up selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2020

Foreign Reviews

88% Vivo Nex 3s
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
87% Vivo Nex 3s 5G in prova: estremo ma non troppo | Video
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 87%
vivo NEX 3S 5G: wrażenia po kilku dniach. To nie jest zwyczajny smartfon
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2020


Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 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 WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

0.22 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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