Overall, with top-end specs, 5G, extremely high screen to body ratio, and smart features like call screening, the Vivo NEX 3 5G takes smartphones to a whole new level.
The huge curved panel is handsome, early camera tests show promise, and the internal specs rival just about any other phone on the market.
A 5G variant will be available in addition to a 4G model, showing the global increase of interest in the next-gen connectivity. There are six antennae across the phone to help improve the reliability of 5G connections, using the Sub-6GHz spectrums - the type most common in Asia and Europe, but not yet in the United States, where mmWave is more readily available. NEX 3 5G is equipped with 8GB/12GB+256GB storage.
Vivo claimed the display uses E3 luminescent materials to achieve brightness up to 800 nits while reducing harmful blue light and power consumption.
For optics, the NEX 3 sports a triple camera setup on its rear in a circular "Lunar Ring" module design, with a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 13MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, with LED flash. It can screen calls for you in the background, attend phone calls, and make a conversation, all on its own. The fingerprint sensor is of the in-display variety. The Vapor Chamber Cooling System meanwhile supplies power while remaining cool even with heavy 5G usage. This allows two Wi-Fi signals to be used at the same time. That means no more physical keys though: Vivo opted instead for something it has called Touch Sense to make up for the lack of buttons. Using haptic feedback, the user will get a response from the device when a virtual button is pressed. Unless you're committed to wireless charging there really isn't much missing from the Nex 3, so this could be one to watch. It demonstrates vivo's continuous redefinition and breaking of boundaries, and pursuit of perfection, by providing users with advanced technology and an innovative product experience.
The first thing that's likely to catch your eye on the Vivo Nex 3 is the curved screen, which runs nearly all the way to the top and bottom bezels while wrapping most of the way round the sides - with noticeably more curve than even the Galaxy Note 10.
Coming to the display, both Note 10 and Nex 3 come with a curved screen but Nex 3 features a waterfall display which is far superior than the Note 10. While it obviously is not heading to the USA, it is important that smartphone enthusiasts in the states see the innovations that are taking place overseas. According to Vivo, it has "raced ahead into the more challenging and unknown field of 6G". The Nex 3 ships with Android 9 - not 10 - and Vivo's Funtouch OS is not quite as fun to use as the name would suggest.