Vivo NEX 3 5G Review, Price,Specs


Vivo NEX 3 5G is the first smartphone on the market with a waterfall screen design. The so-called waterfall screen refers to the screen surface reaching a nearly vertical state, which perfectly realizes the visual borderless effect. In essence, the waterfall screen is still a curved screen mobile phone, but compared to the curved screen, the waterfall screen has a higher curvature, which is almost The effect of vertical 90 ° has realized a huge increase in screen ratio.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

1. Vivo NEX 3 5G review – Appearance

Front waterfall screen + “Oreo” on the back, a new trend in the design of a full-screen flagship?

Speaking from the front, the front of the vivo NEX 3 is equipped with a 6.89-inch FHD + flexible screen. In terms of display parameters, this screen has a maximum excitation brightness of 800nit. It can also see the display content of the screen under strong light. At the same time, this The minimum brightness of the fast screen can reach 1.9nit, which makes users’ eyes more comfortable when reading.

Vivo NEX 3 5G Review

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

It is worth mentioning that this screen uses E3 Super AMOLED. The official said that it can effectively reduce harmful blue light radiation by 42%, and also reduce the power consumption of mobile phones. Compared with E2 AMOLED, the energy consumption is reduced by 7%. In other respects, this screen supports HDR10, which can show more details of the bright and dark parts in the video, and supports the standard display P3 color gamut display and DC dimming.

In reality, vivo NEX 3 can bring you good display effects whether it is watching movies or reading text.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

In the front bright screen state, the NEX 3 presents you with a visual effect that is almost entirely on the screen. The borders on both sides are almost negligible, and the forehead and chin are extremely narrow. It is like a screen wrapping the body. According to official data, the screen ratio of NEX 3 has reached an astonishing 99.6%. Although I do n’t know much about how this screen ratio data is calculated, to be fair, NEX 3 will definitely bring you a very bright screen. The shocking visual experience, exaggerated, even has the feeling of “touching the future”.

At the same time, the screens on both sides of the waterfall screen are nearly 90 ° vertically curved. You can’t help touching it with your fingers. The silky, soft, and moist texture is like the tender muscles of a baby.

Some friends will worry about the problem of accidental touch. In the week of the author’s use, there are very few accidental touches. The prevention of accidental touch by vivo is quite in place. The friends who are worried about accidental touch can use it with confidence .

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

The two sides of the edge of the waterfall screen used by NEX 3 have been bent to the middle frame position, taking up some space of the original physical power button and volume button. Therefore, on NEX 3, vivo cleverly solves this problem by using pressure-sensitive buttons.

The design concept of the NEX 3 without keys is similar to the previous HTC U12 +. They use pressure-sensitive keys instead of physical keys to achieve an integrated design of the whole machine, and also improve the dustproof and waterproof effect of the phone.

In terms of pressing feel, the NEX 3 has a built-in X-axis linear motor, which can simulate the real touch of physical keys to the greatest extent. Compared to the author’s HTC U12 +, the pressing feel of the NEX 3 is more gentle, not too much. The screen can be unlocked and unlocked by force, which is basically no different from ordinary physical buttons.

Thanks to this X-axis linear motor, the NEX 3 can give users a crisp and crisp vibration experience in any scene that requires mobile phone vibration, especially when typing, and the vibration feedback makes you addicted. . At the same time, with this X-axis linear motor, the NEX 3’s built-in game 4D vibration sensing function is more real and rich.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

The pressure-sensitive power button on the NEX 3 phone has a special texture to distinguish it from the bezel. The two volume buttons are located above and below the power button. However, the NEX 3 power button is too hidden and slightly up. The author accidentally held down the volume minus key while holding down the power button to unlock the system several times, which inspired the system to take screenshots, and then in the photo album there were inexplicably several screenshots of the interface at different times.

The “Oreo” three shots on the back of the NEX 3 are a highlight. This circular camera design is loved by the author. From the perspective of design, the circle is very flattering and it is easy to get the audience’s approval. However, for the author and many friends in IT House, this circular camera design seems to be more able to regain the feeling of mobile phones such as Lumia 1020, 830, etc.

The three-shot combination of this circular design has the most original symmetrical aesthetics. In this author’s opinion, compared to a variety of iPhone X vertical multi-shot designs, the NEX 3 “Oreo” three-shot does not know how beautiful it is. where it goes.

The NEX 3 5G phone front camera uses a telescopic design, similar to the vivo X27 Pro. In addition to a camera in the lift module, there is a soft light.

In the very tight space of the NEX 3, vivo also reserves the position of the 3.5mm headphone jack, but unfortunately considering that the space is too tight, the NEX 3 does not support dual speakers, but fortunately the built-in HiFi chip ( AK4377A high-quality audio DAC) can make up for this regret.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

In addition, next to the microphone opening on the top, you can see an oval button. In fact, this is another power button of the NEX 3. It can be used to force restart and shut down when the pressure-sensitive button is not available. Role.

At the bottom is the familiar Type-C charging interface and the openings of Yang He’s microphone, speaker, and SIM card slot. It is worth mentioning that, like the iQOO Pro 5G mobile phone, the NEX 3 still supports the dual card slot design, supporting a 5G Card, one 4G card, or two 4G cards online at the same time.

2. Vivo NEX 3 5G review – Performance

5G + Snapdragon 855 Plus, vivo NEX 3 is fast everywhere

As a 5G flagship phone, there is no need to worry about the configuration of the NEX 3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus uses a 7nm process, a Kryo 485 CPU, and a core frequency of up to 2.96GHz. In terms of GPU, NEX 3 uses Adreno 640 image processor. Compared with Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, Snapdragon 855 Plus has two main upgrade points: One is the large core of the CPU (Kryo 485 CPU). The main frequency is increased from 2.84GHz. To 2.96Ghz. The second is a 15% improvement in Adreno 640 GPU performance.

In addition, Vivo NEX 3 comes standard with UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory, which is currently the industry’s highest storage standard. With the support of intelligent TurboWrite and HPB technology, the sequential read speed of flash memory chips is 90% higher than that of UFS2.1, and the sequential write speed is increased by 110. %. Unique Multi-Turbo 2.0 with ART ++ compilation acceleration engine. Official data show that NEX 3’s system core performance, computing efficiency and application fluency can be improved by at least 20%. Net Turbo network acceleration technology can effectively Improve the smooth operation of large applications in harsh network environments.

Here, the performance of NEX 3 is tested through various software.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

In the 20-minute game, we measured that the average frame rate of the NEX 3 is 59 frames, with a fluctuation of 1.39 frames. The performance is very good. The game process also does not feel like frames and freezes, which is very smooth.

It can be seen from the frame rate graph that when the NEX 3 is running the game, the four A55 efficiency cores of the Snapdragon 855 Plus are basically full-blooded and maintained at 1.7 GHz, while the A75 super core stays at 1.0 GHz half the time. Frequency level, the other half of the time is to run against the blood.

Objectively speaking, there is no need to worry about the performance of the NEX 3 equipped with the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The performance level of the vivo NEX 3 is no problem when dealing with most application scenarios in daily life.

3. Vivo NEX 3 5G review – 5G

In terms of 5G networks, Vivo NEX 3 perfectly supports the 5G networks of the three major operators. Under the 5G high-speed network, it can achieve a download speed of up to 1500 + Mbps and an upload speed of 140 + Mbps. At the same time, in order to ensure a good 5G experience for users, It is equipped with a number of newly developed antenna technologies from vivo, including 5G 6 antenna design, antenna decoupling technology, dual-side distributed antenna technology, and antenna long-term stability optimization.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

Under the 5G signal, the NEX 3 can reach a download speed of 408Mbps at the fastest, but obviously this is not the fastest performance of 5G. In the 5G experience hall, it can reach a download speed of 1000Mbps, which means that you only need to download a 1080P HD movie. A few seconds.

4. Vivo NEX 3 5G review – Battery
Vivo NEX 3 5G review

Vivo NEX 3 is also equipped with vivo ’s proud Flash FlashCharge 44W ultra-fast flash charging technology. Previously, the House of IT measured iQOO Pro 5G mobile phones also equipped with 4500mAh battery and 44W ultra-fast flash charging technology, which can be charged from 0 in less than an hour. At 100%, in the NEX 3 charging test, we measured that it can be charged to nearly 70% in the first 30 minutes, and it takes less than an hour to charge to 100%. The speed is basically the same as that of the iQOO Pro 5G mobile phone. Among all mass-produced fast-charging mobile phones, the charging speed ranks among the first echelon products.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

5. Vivo NEX 3 5G review – Take a picture

64 million triple shots
The NEX 3 star ring image system consists of three cameras with different functions. The main camera uses a 64-megapixel large-size sensor (1 / 1.7), followed by a 120 ° ultra-wide-angle camera, which also supports 2.5cm super macro; the last is a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom.

In the camera, you can also manually turn on the 64-megapixel mode. Compared with the default camera, the latter captures more detailed proofs, and it can ensure that the details of the picture are not lost after 100% magnification.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

The output of 64 million full-pixel photos is sharper than the 4-in-1 1600 pixels, but in this mode, the amount of light entering a single pixel is very small, so the requirements for environmental brightness are very high. For most users, the default camera is It is enough to meet the shooting needs.

Vivo NEX 3 5G inherits vivo’s proud HDR algorithm, and upgrades to Hyper-HDR. The dynamic range from the face to the brightest part of the screen reaches 7.65EV, and the overall dynamic range reaches 12.3EV, which can be used in backlit scenes. Significantly increase the latitude of the picture, ensure that the bright parts are not exposed, and the dark parts are clearer.

The 13-megapixel wide-angle macro lens takes good photos in a well-lit environment. A larger wide-angle lens means a wider viewing range, which is useful when shooting some buildings.

As for the macro, the shooting distance is really close. You can almost focus the phone lens on the subject, but it can focus accurately, but because the aperture and CMOS of this camera are not very large, it is recommended to add a light for macro shooting, otherwise the picture It will be a little dark.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

In NEX 3 5G’s night scene mode, the brightness of the dark part of the screen will be greatly improved. The details of the enlarged picture are also richer. However, when I was shooting, I found that when the NEX 3 is shooting at night, the screen is easily overexposed during the autofocus of the phone. At this time, you need to manually click on the bright place to suppress the highlights manually. I hope that vivo’s later system upgrades will change. Drop this little bug.

Vivo NEX 3 5G review

To sum up

From the first NEX with retractable front camera, to the NEX dual-screen version with front and back dual screens, to the Vivo NEX 3 mobile phone with the waterfall screen now launched, vivo has never stopped on the way to explore full-screen mobile phones. Innovation, NEX represents the most advanced technology condensation of vivo, such as “zero-scale full screen”, “double-sided screen” and “waterfall screen”. The progress of these important technologies can indeed bring some positive guidance for the development of the industry. Vivo’s proof of its own technology research and development capabilities.

Back to the vivo NEX 3 mobile phone product itself, 5G, Snapdragon 855 Plus, waterfall screen, “Oreo” three cameras, etc. have determined the attributes of the flagship NEX machine. With the NEX series, vivo’s first in the entire Android camp The advantages are already obvious enough. Undoubtedly, in the next time, vivo will bring more surprises to the entire mobile phone industry.


 Model  NEX 3 5G
 Released  September 2019
 Status  Available

 Type  Bar
 Dimensions  167.44mm × 76.14mm × 9.4mm
 Weight  218.5 Grams
 Waterproof  Yes

 Display Type  Super AMOLED
 Size  6.89 inches
 Resolution  32256×1080 pixels
 Touch Screen  Capacitive screen, Multi-touch

 CPU  Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
 RAM (Memory)  8GB/12GB
 Internal Storage  128GB/256GB
 Memory Card Slot  Support TF card (microSD card)
 Sensors  Gravity sensor, distance sensor, light sensor, acceleration sensor, fingerprint recognition, fast charging, NFC, gyroscope, wireless charging, OTG function
 Operating System  Android 9.0/ Funtouch OS 9.1
 User Interface  Yes
 Rear Camera  64MP main camera + 13MP super wide-angle / macro + 13MP telephoto
 Image  2160p
 Video  Support 3GP / MP4 and other formats
 Flash  LED fill light
 Front Camera  16 million pixels
 SIM  Nano SIM
 Dual SIM  Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 Wi-fi  Support WiFi, 2.4G / 5G dual frequency, support 2×2 MIMO
 USB  2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
 GPS  Yes
 Wireless Charging  Yes
 Headphone Jack  YES
 Capacity  4500mAh
 Placement  N44W

 Video Playback  YES
 Video Out  YES
 FM Radio  Yes
 Ring Tones  YES
 Loudspeaker  YES
 Handsfree  YES

 4G LTE  5G band 1(2100), 41(2500), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA
 Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G (2+ Gbps DL)