The vivo NEX 3 beat the Huawei Mate 30 Pro by some three days to be the primary smartphone introduced with a waterfall show. We acquired to review the Mate first, however we’re catching up. It’s now the NEX’ flip which we’ve got right here in 5G trim – similar one we acquired to deal with on the launch occasion.
Not solely was the vivo waterfall show first, nevertheless it’s additionally lacking a notch – we’ll at all times want uninterrupted shows with no cutouts over notched ones, so the NEX has this going for it over the Mate. The NEX 3 has its selfie digital camera tucked away in a motorized pop-up module, the place vivo has additionally fitted an LED flash – so much more factors over the Mate.
And, talking of the NEX’ benefits over the Mate… nicely, this one has Google Play Services, even when it is a decidedly Chinese ROM. The Mate is not so fortunate for the time being.
Anyway, the NEX 3 is the third in a line of modern vivo handsets that was conceived with the APEX idea when telephones weren’t all that bezelless but. The NEX 3 continues alongside that path and provides among the greatest display screen to physique ratio round. We’re not completely positive simply but how the curved show will fare with palm rejection, however early indicators are promising.
The push for the last word show has seen some bodily controls go, and the NEX 3 has no mechanical buttons. Okay, technically, it has one up high simply for emergencies in case the opposite choice fails, nevertheless it’s not meant for use daily.
That different choice is a pressure-sensitive space on the proper show edge which serves as an influence button and quantity management with the facility ‘button’ marked by a textured patch on the steel body with quantity above and beneath it. The jury remains to be out on whether or not this can be problematic, however we’re getting used to it. Interestingly, we’re even discovering it simpler to seize a screenshot with simply the thumb by urgent these digital energy and quantity down keys than it’s on a Galaxy Note10 with its precise buttons.
Anyway, the NEX has a somewhat typical digital camera setup on its again with a daily 64MP primary cam, an extremely vast and a telephoto module. The primary unit makes use of the 64MP Quad Bayer sensor that we discovered on the Realme XT and the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and we’re wanting to get some good climate so we will exit capturing.
Stay tuned for the vivo NEX 3 5G detailed review, developing as early as subsequent week.