- Analysis by KJ David
Though not the first of its kind, the Vivo NEX Dual Display nevertheless calls out to tech-savvy users with its relatively innovative back-to-back display concept . Its main screen is a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED interface sitting on a 2340 x 1080 FHD+ definition, while its rear display comes in the form of a 5.49-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD screen. Note, though, that the 1080p-only resolution of its main interface might come off as a slight con to some upmarket shoppers, knowing that many of the best phablets featured here on Phonerated bluster with QHD/QHD+ (1440p) screens.
This Vivo NEX model's array of pros and cons is also marred by the absence of a microSD card slot for storage expansion , leaving users with only its 128GB native memory to work with. Furthermore, its 3500mAh raw battery power does not sound very compelling, given its rarely-seen dual-screen setup.
Looking into its other hardware specs, the NEX Dual Display possibly bumps into some of the fastest smartphones of its time, running on the high-octane Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz (top speed) eight-core processor alongside a monstrous 10GB RAM . It also comes with an Adreno 630 graphics processor and it offers Vivo's Rear Touch Pad function , essentially transforming the rear display into a makeshift control panel for games.
Also among its pros is a triple-lens camera system consisting of a 12-megapixel f/1.79-aperture primary camera, a 2-megapixel depth-sensing cam, and a TOF cam for 3D photography -- check out some of the best photography phones here. This Vivo model does not come with a front-facing camera . Instead, users can flip the phone and use its aforementioned triple camera to capture selfies and groupfies. Its imaging features, by the way, also include a 4K-2160p video-recording mode and AI-aided scene recognition .
Another potential difference-maker for this two-screen phone is its in-display fingerprint scanner , while the Funtouch OS 4.5 (based on Android 9.0 Pie) and a Polar Blue finish ties all its pros and cons together.
So, insofar as our technical review is concerned, the NEX Dual Display could have done better in terms of battery power and storage, but it is nonetheless geared towards a technology-inclined clientele.
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