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Vivo Nex Dual Display

Specifications

Vivo Nex Dual Display
Vivo Nex Dual Display (Nex Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
10240 MB 
Display
6.39 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive multitouch, Super AMOLED, 5.49-inch OLED screen - 1,920 x 1,080, glossy: yes
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope , USB Type-C, Miracast, notification LED
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. 3G CDMA: BC0, BC1, BC10. 3G TD-SCDMA: B34, B39. 3G WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B19. 4G FDD-LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B19, B20, B25, B26. 4G TDD-LTE: B34, B38, B39, B40, B41., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 157.2 x 75.3 ( = 0.32 x 6.19 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix , f/1.8, 1/2.55 ", 1.4 μm. 2 MP secondary sensor, f/1.8. ToF sensor, f/1.3. Camera2 API Level: Full.
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, USB cable, modular power supply, protective cover, screen protector, Funtouch OS 4.5, 12 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 16, DRM Widevine: L3, fanless
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 79 g ( = 2.79 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
630 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.15% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 75%, features: 76%, display: 84% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Vivo Nex Dual Display

82.2% Vivo NEX Dual Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The highlight of the Vivo NEX Dual is its two displays. In addition to the traditional screen on the front, the NEX Dual has another AMOLED panel on the back. The latter means that you can take selfies with what would typically be rear-facing cameras without the need for dedicated front-facing sensors or an intrusive notch. Read on to find out how well this concept works and how the NEX Dual compares against other flagship smartphones.
60% Vivo Nex Dual Display review
Source: PC Advisor English
At its heart, the Vivo Nex Dual Display is a fairly silly phone. No-one really needs a second display on their phone, and as solutions to the notch problem go, it’s one of the more extreme - most people would probably be happier with a slider or a cut-out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Vivo NEX Dual Display Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
An unusual concept executed well, but it’s still not enough to pull most away from more conventional designs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the NEX Dual Display is the quirkiest phone solution that we've used for years. So let's celebrate its experimentalism and forward-thinking ideas - even if, right now, used in the context of the UK, it's not all there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2019
75% Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition review: two screens, one phone
Source: The Verge English
The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition is a flagship device in the purest sense of the word. It’s an impressive phone for the $700 price, and it demonstrates beyond a doubt that Vivo is a world-class manufacturer capable of incredible engineering and exciting new ideas.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
86% vivo NEX Dual Display review
Source: GSM Arena English
Of course, only vivo can really know the true purpose behind the NEX family and just why and how it came about. Seeing how the NEX S and its Dual Display sibling were in the design and development pipeline together and considering their major design differences, yet common end-goal of delivering an "all-screen" device, it seems fair to assume an experimental nature. One executed from a veritable position of power as part of the ranks of BBK electronics. Vivo isn't particularly known for playing in the flagship segment either. So the NEX is clearly something new and different.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 86%
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Vivo Nex Dual Display is a very ambitious smartphone and is undoubtedly one of the most refined implementations of the dual-screen form factor. Admittedly, the second screen is of little use apart from selfies, but the phone on a whole looks like a solid all-rounder, and most importantly is unique and innovative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2019
Vivo NEX Dual Display edition review: Dual displays done right
Source: Android Authority English
The Vivo NEX Dual Display edition isn’t the Vivo NEX 2 we were expecting, but it is a thoughtful and creative way to avoid the notch on a smartphone. With smart implementations like mirror mode and dual screen gaming, the second display is more than just a gimmick for me. While I don’t necessarily see this becoming a trend in 2019 devices, I’m glad to see companies like Vivo continuing to innovate and keeping smartphones fun.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2019
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Review: Futuristic design, decent cams, etc.
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
The Vivo phone’s software includes both face and fingerprint recognition for mobile security and authentication. The on-screen fingerprint scanner is more accurate and faster now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/26/2018
80% Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition definitely feels like a preview of the future. Or at least one of the many possible futures that could run alongside foldable phones. Like the ZTE nubia X, it is, so far, one of the better implementations of dual screen phones we’ve seen so far. Unlike the nubia X, the Lunar Ring gives it a nice, futuristic touch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Smartphone Revealed!
Source: Tech ARP English
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is the industry-first dual-display smartphone with a triple rear camera setup. In addition to its dual-screen display, it has an astounding 10 GB of RAM!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2018
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition has two HD screens and 10GB of RAM
Source: CNet English
Of course, there's no front-facing camera -- not even a pop-up one. But you won't really need it since the rear screen means the rear cameras can double up as a selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2018
vivo NEX Dual Display Edition hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
The vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is already up for pre-order in China and it will ship on December 29. It's priced at CNY 4,998 ($720). More countries should get it starting next year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition initial review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Source: Pocket Lint English
So is dual screen a fad or the future? The Vivo NEX Dual Display makes a strong impression as a flagship device. But there's the sense of over-engineering too: it's fingerprint on the front, face recognition on the rear, rather than a choice; only one side has Gorilla glass protection and you can throw the idea of a case out of the window too. That said, it's one impressive bit of over-engineering that gives our inner geek a warm glow.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2018
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition hands-on: Who needs a selfie camera?
Source: Android Authority English
Despite all that, the new Vivo Nex seems like a really exciting device. It’s nice to see manufacturers innovating in the space, and we’ll likely see more dual-display phones in the near future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2018

Foreign Reviews

80% Vivo: Mit Doppel-Display
Source: Connect - 4/19 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
3% Vivo Nex Dual Display
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 3% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Recensione VIVO NEX DUAL DISPLAY
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 88%
84% Recensione Vivo Nex Dual Display: non lo avreste mai immaginato un telefono così
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 95% features: 95% display: 87% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 64%
83% Recensione Vivo NEX Dual Display
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 85% display: 90% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
83% Recensione Vivo NEX Dual Display
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
80% Test Du Vivo Nex Dual Display : Plein Les Yeux, Loin Du Cœur
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
76% Война за рамки и здравый смысл: обзор Vivo NEX Dual Display с двумя дисплеями и без фронтальной камеры
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Обзор Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition: два экрана лучше, чем один?
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; beautiful design; nice cameras; long battery life. Negative: Inflexible dual display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2019
Đánh giá hiệu năng Vivo Nex 2: "Kẻ hai mặt" mạnh mẽ!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; impressive 10GB RAM; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2019
Chi tiết smartphone 2 màn hình, RAM 10 GB vừa về VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; 10GB RAM; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2019
85% مراجعة للهاتف Vivo NEX Dual Display الفريد من نوعه
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

Model: Like the Vivo Nex, the Vivo Nex Dual aims at a full-screen front for a phone. The first one achieved this by including a pop up mechanism for the front facing camera. On this version though, there is no front facing camera all together. Hence, the front of the phone is nothing but the main display. For a start, the Vivo Nex Dual measures in at 157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm and weighs in at 199 grams. As the name suggests, it has two displays. The main display is a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution and interestingly, only a 84.7 % screen-to-body ratio. The second display is a 5.49 inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. The Nex Dual only comes in one color, which is the Polar Blue. There is no point to this though, there isn’t much space to be colored but the sides. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics powers both displays. The Nex Dual only comes in one configuration which is 128 GB ROM with 10 GB of RAM. The internal storage cannot be expanded as there is no memory card slot. The Vivo Nex Dual comes with a triple camera setup for its imaging department. The first camera is a 12 MP with OIS, the second is a 2 MP dept sensor camera and the last one is a TOF (time of light) camera, which does pretty much the same thing as the second one. These three cameras are also used as the front facing camera because; well there are two displays. This makes for quite a good selfie camera. They also support HDR and 4k video shooting at 30 frames per second.

Unlike many flagships today, the Vivo Nex Dual retains its 3.5 mm jack for audio output. For unlocking the phone, there is an under-screen finger print scanner on the front facing display. It comes with Android 9.0 pre-installed and a 3500 mAh battery to power it all. It supports fast charging via its bottom USB Type-C port. However, there is no wireless charging due to the dual display. The Vivo Nex Dual is a good attempt to the full screen design but for some reason, the full screen design doesn’t even get close to some other models with a front facing camera. It does look cleaner without a notch or a larger bezel for cameras and sensors but the chin is large enough to take away that full screen design. Also, some may find this design interesting but there is really no need for two displays on a device. The main one is good enough for videos, games and other things that one may use it for leaving no use for the second display but to take photos and selfies. Also, the entire effort for a full screen design is gone to waste because, from the other side which some can also mistake for the main display, the bezels are just too big. For those reasons, the Vivo Nex Dual may not be the best buy but as a concept and aim to go full screen, it gives a vision.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption.

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.

845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6.39":

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.

0.199 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


73.15%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

 

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