Vivo NEX 3S 5G - updated flagship with a waterfall screen

10 March 2020

Chinese Vivo continues to delight fans with smartphones. Six months ago, the flagship Vivo NEX 3 5G was released. Now the company has decided to release an updated version.

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The device was named Vivo NEX 3S 5G. What is interesting about the gadget? First, a modem with 5G support. You won't have to complain about the speed of network access.

Secondly, the 6.89-inch waterfall screen is impressive. Its sides are heavily curved. The said allowed to achieve a real record. The display occupies the entire area of the front panel. To be exact - 99.6%.

The resolution is 2256 by 1080 pixels. Gamma coverage of P3 and sRGB is 100%. In addition, the presence of HDR10+ is declared. There are no problems with the high dynamic range.

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There are no physical buttons. Volume control and power are handled by touch counterparts. We are talking about TouchSense technology (with feedback).

Vivo NEX 3S 5G strikes the cameras. A selfie lens is built into the retractable unit. The latter combines a 16 MP sensor and LED flash. Hyper HDR function is responsible for the brightness of self-portraits.

On the back side there are three modules (64 MP + 13 MP + 13 MP). There is an electronic image stabilization Super EIS. The video is recorded in quality up to 4K. Slow motion recording is also available.

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How are things going with the performance? No brakes in games are not expected. This is guaranteed by the Snapdragon 865 - one of the most productive processors on the market.

Among other things, the LPDDR5 RAM contributes its share. Its volume varies from 8 GB to 12 GB (depending on the package). The flash drive is a different story. Its capacity in all variants is 256 GB.

There is no need to worry about overheating. Vivo NEX 3S 5G is equipped with an advanced cooling system. Special mention should be made of the X-Axis Haptic vibromotor. It provides a tactile response (for example, when typing).

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User identification is done with a fingerprint scanner. It is unusual - integrated directly into the display. Completing the configuration are 2 SIM cards and a Wi-Fi 6 adapter. The only "minus" - the phone has no 3.5 mm headphone jack.

We can hope for a good battery life. The battery is quite high-capacity - 4350 mAh. Also Vivo NEX 3S 5G offers fast charging capacity of 44W.

There are three colors of the body: red, blue and black. Sales will start on March 14 this year. The approximate price is from $619. With maximum RAM, the price goes up to $763.