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Vivo NEX 3 (2019)

Android OS v9.0 (Pie)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Adreno 640
8 GB / 128 GB
6.89 inch (1080 x 2256 px)
64 + 13 + 13 MP, 9216 x 6912 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

This phone comes equipped with a 6.89 inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, and 8 GB of RAM.

Does this phone justify its price tag? I hope to provide clarity by the conclusion of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Vivo NEX 3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Vivo NEX 3 specifications

BrandVivo
NameNEX 3
ModelNEX3
Release date2019

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight7.65 oz
Dimensions6.59 x 3 x 0.37 inch
Colorsblack, light blue
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Vivo NEX 3 is about 7.65 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v9.0 (Pie)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
CPUOcta-core, Single-core 2.96 GHz Kryo, Triple-core 2.42 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 640

The Vivo NEX 3 comes with Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.89 inch
Resolution1080 x 2256 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays enable an Always-On Display feature. A part of the screen remains active to display the time, date, and notifications. The 6.89 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM8 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotno

The 8 GB of RAM on the Vivo NEX 3 should be more than enough to handle their daily needs without any major issues. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. The NEX 3 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. The internal storage of the Vivo NEX 3 (8 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera64 + 13 + 13 MP, 9216 x 6912 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera16 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The main camera of NEX 3 has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Vivo NEX 3 supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The NEX 3 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of NEX 3 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gravity, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint sensor, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The NEX 3 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Vivo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • generous memory
  • generous internal storage
  • multicamera setup
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • non-expandable storage
  • no 5G support
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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