Vivo Nex S full features and specifications you need to know

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Vivo Nex S

The Vivo Nex S is that sweet looking, bezel-less Android smartphone with the motorized popup front-facing camera, and the on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Probably the most futuristic smartphone we’ve written about this year.

Even though it looks epic from the outside, I’m honestly more excited to take this one apart and share some in-depth features of this Vivo Nex S from the inside.

But like always, we gonna test this device first to see some of the features it’s got for you.

Right off the bat, this device looks incredible.

Full-screen design with no notch just looks good and the colorful edge to edge display is impressive all by itself.

That’s just by the way, we are not here to dwell more screen the screen of this device but that is just a tip for you.

There is so much other weird features inside of this phone to check out, starting with the camera.

Getting hold of the phone for the first time, you may think that it has no front camera for taking selfies, but NAY. It does.

It camera just pops out of the top of the device like a daisy in springtime.

It activates by poking out like an accessory on RD-D2 each you turn on the front-facing camera and then it retracts as soon as you switch back to the rear camera or quit the app.

The sound you hear when turning on this front facing camera is not the actual sound the hardware is making. It’s an added effect.

There are actually 3 sounds from which you can choose from.

You can decide either to leave yours muted, but if you are looking to impress your friends or show off the mechanical extremity of your phone, the extra sound is a nice if effect to role with.

The extended camera that pops up when you switch on the front facing camera feels very solid. There is no wiggle to the block.

If you press down hard on the camera, it will dip in for just a second and come back up, or retract all the way if you press it too hard.

It’s still very firm though and feels like it can handle its own.

The only way to know for sure will be to see how solid those tracks are from the inside and see how the lifting mechanism is made.

But for now, it seems like it can handle normal abuse.

Even when you try to hold the camera out while it’s pulling itself inside, the first time the motor is strong enough to yank the camera from your grip.

But if you try it for a second time, the gears will spin for a second and then succeed in pulling it back. It’s surprisingly strong. That’s awesome!

I will talk more about the front camera, but now let’s see what other feature the phone has to offer.

It’s definitely nice of Vivo to include a plastic screen protector on both sides of the phone. Any protection is good protection.

There is no mention of Gorilla Glass on this Vivo Nex S, but we know the screen is not plastic.

You will notice that there is no earpiece on the Vivo Nex S phone. It doesn’t pop out with a robotic camera on top either.

The Vivo says it uses vibrations instead of a speaker.

It’s definitely a weird thing that takes some getting used to, but it works.

No matter where you put your ear on the frame of the phone, you can hear the sound emanating from the device.

Kind of like those bone conduction speakers.

Another successfully hidden feature of this Vivo Nex S is the fingerprint scanner hidden underneath the display.

Even with scratches on the glass, the Vivo Nex S fingerprint scanner still functions.

Hiding the scanner under the screen is pretty impressive – technologically and physically. That’s pretty magical.

With a closeup look at the Vivo Nex S, you can’t even see where the scanner is hidden. So they are doing a pretty good job.

The sides of the phone are made from metal, including the volume and power button.

At the top of the phone, we have our headphone jack, which is incredible.

Vivo has a baze-less, notch-less phone and still includes the headphone jack while Apple is over there claiming there is no room and dongles are the way to the future.

Last time I checked, Apple sold 23 different dongles, so you can know what direction Apple is taking their innovation.

Taking a closer look at the front facing 8 megapixel camera, the metal housing is solid with no loose movements in any direction.

The camera lens is made from glass, which is important because aluminum is lower on the hardness scale than glass is, which means no matter how many times the lens extrudes out of the phone, it won’t ever get scratched up by the metal right next to it.

Even if it ends up rubbing a bit. A scratched up camera lens would be annoying.

The back of the camera has more metal and a little auto-lifting logo on the back.

I’m still excited to see it from the inside, but I’ll be patient.

Please note, this phone, Vivo Nex S is not water-resistant.

The Vivo Nex S has a textured assistant button on the side. This guy’s name is Jovi.

I don’t know what his competency is compared to other assistant buttons such as Bixby, Siri, or Google assistant, but he is there permanently.

The bottom of the phone has our standard USB-C charging port and a dual SIM card tray.

Fun fact, if you ever still your little tool in the wrong hole, like the little microphone hole right off to the side of the tray, it probably won’t cause any damage since the microphones are placed off at the angle inside the phone and the tool only goes straight in.

The psychedelic back panel is pretty intense. Instead of Vivo just picking one color, we get all the colors.

It is glass, which makes me think that a clear phone might be a real possibility. I’ll have to give that a try.

How about these mentioned features of the Vivo Nex S? Cool, right?

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