Vivo NEX was the first smartphone with a pop-up camera to be widely available on the market. It was first presented as a prototype and later came to stores at very reasonable prices. It also had some other interesting things, like an in-display fingerprint reader and top specs. it did not take long however for Vivo to release the Vivo Nex Dual, the second iteration of the device. This means that the original is now starting to get price reductions, even though the internal specifications between the two are not very different. Furthermore, this is a great phone with very good specs, especially considering the price.
First, let’s mention the CPU. Vivo NEX comes with the Snapdragon 845 chipset, the same CPU that is found on most flagship devices from 2018. It also comes with 8GB of RAM for heavy multitasking and 128GB of internal storage. The device also comes with a big, 6.59″ AMOLED screen with FullHD+ resolution (2316×1080 to be more exact) that comes with a fingerprint reader underneath. It is indeed a phone that pushed hardware innovations when it launched. On the back of the device, you get a dual-camera setup with the main sensor of 12MP and another one having a 5MP sensor. What will surely attract attention is the pop-up selfie camera of the Vivo NEX. This motorized camera is tucked in the phone and is revealed when you take a selfie or use face-unlock. It’s 8MP sensor also promises good-quality photos. Other specifications include dual-sim support, a 4000mAh battery with quick-charge, Bluetooth 5.0 and all the ordinary sensors and features for 2018. As the OS it has Android 8.1 with Funtouch OS 4, Vivo’s custom skin. This version is the global one that has Google Play Store and Google Assistant pre-installed, so you won’t have to do any tinkering to get those.
Initially, the phone could be purchased for over 800$, close to what most high-end smartphones on the market. Now though you can get it for as low as $560, an excellent price for the specifications you get (not to mention the envy from other users that have “normal” phones with a notch). You can get it at the specified price from this website.