Vivo NEX A is an Affordable Version of the NEX S with Snapdragon 710

VIVO NEX A

Vivo NEX A was introduced alongside the NEX S, the “A” might be a shot at Xiaomi, as the latter is known to name the cheaper variant of its smartphones with the alphabet. As expected, the NEX A is a watered-down variant of the NEX S record-breaking smartphone.

The NEX A ditched the flagship chipset on its bigger brother and adopted the Snapdragon 710 powerful mid-range smartphone. There’s just 6GB of RAM available here with the in-display fingerprint scanner moving to the back. Lets find out more.

Vivo NEX A Key Specs and Features

・6.59-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2316 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
・128GB built-in storage
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery

NEX A DESIGN

The NEX A has the same aluminium alloy overall unibody we saw on its big brother. The curved sides and edges on this device make it an absolute stunner. We can see the fingerprint scanner is now in its usual position at the rear instead of being on the screen, while the cameras and LED is still the same.

VIVO NEX A

The Jovi dedicated hardware button is still by the side, this will let you reach Jovi (Vivi’s AI voice assistant). It measures the same 8mm in thickness and weighs 199g overall as well. Disappointingly, it will be available in only Black and Red colours just like its big brother.

NEX A DISPLAY

One of the highlights of this smartphone is the screen, there’s no notch, no bezels whatsoever here. Well, apart from the tiny chin at the bottom. The screen also supports fingerprint reader, just touch the lower part of the screen to unlock the device. The Screen SoundCasting Technology brings out all the sound from the screen as well.

VIVO NEX A display

The NEX A features the same massive 6.59-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This Ultra FullView Display boasts of 1080 x 2316 pixels in resolution and 388 pixels per inch density, which is absolutely stunning. The screen stretches up to 91.2% screen to body ratio, dishing out a 19.3:9 aspect ratio.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Qualcomm’s most powerful mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 710 is in charge here. It’s built on the same 10nm process technology. The chip comes with an Octa-core processor which clocks at a fast speed of 2.2GHz, while the Adreno 616 graphics card dominates the graphics department.

You get 6GB of RAM for multitasking on the NEX A, that’s 2GB less than the memory on its bigger brother. But 6GB RAM should be more than enough for a heavy user. There’s only a single variant available in terms of storage which is 128GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.

CAMERA

There are no changes in the camera department, it still comes with a pop-up dust resistant 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera automatically pops up when you switch to selfie mode and lowers back when you switch to the main camera. While at the back, it has a 12MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size and Dual Pixel PDAF.

There’s a 5MP telephoto lens underneath with f/2.4 aperture, that should help in Portrait modes and background blur. The AI-powered camera shoots 4K videos @30fps, other features include 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.

BATTERY

The Vivo NEX A is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Vivo NEX A is available on shopping stores, starting from $599 to $699, that’s about (N210,000 – N250,000).

FULL SPECIFICATION OF VIVO NEX A

LAUNCH
・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. June, 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminium Alloy
・Dimensions: 162 x 77 x 8 mm
・Colour: Black, Red
・Weight: 199g

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.59-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2316 pixels
・Pixel Density: 388ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 91.2%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.2GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 616

STORAGE
・Memory Card slot: No
・Internal storage: 128GB
・RAM: 6GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: Pop-up 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Screen)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 4000mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

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