VIVO NEX vs VIVO APEX: A Photo Reveals Everything

At the beginning of this year, a concept phone called the VIVO APEX was announced. It has nearly 100% screen ratio (some sources mention 98%). At the same time, this amazing handset comes with a half-screen fingerprint and pop-up camera. Unfortunately, VIVO has officially announced the APEX had not been one into a mass production. But there were other rumors claiming another full-screen smartphone with this brand had gone into production. That handset is called the VIVO NEX. This morning, @Ben Geskin showed a photo with both handsets that caused a huge stir around it.


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In the photo, the VIVO NEX is on the left. It uses a design similar to the VIVO APEX concept machine. The screen proportion is very high, but it looks quite different. Say, the VIVO NEX sports a larger screen; the corners are more rounded, but the chin is wider. We can also notice there is a lens placed on the lower right corner just like the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s.

The latter caused a lot of complaints. Many customers have been saying they wouldn’t buy this phone if the front camera is placed there. But there was a group of commenters that came in with an interesting idea. According to it, this camera should be used for face unlocking operation only. While the main front-facing shooter will use the same pop-up design.


This is quite a logical approach, especially when taking into account the leaked posters and pictures of the VIVO NEX. Anyway, we have to wait for this handset for about two weeks. The launch conference is set on June 12.

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  1. Zymo Van
    May 28, 2018

    Why do you need a pop up camera if you have one located at the bottom of the device? That chin ruins the whole design. I prefer the edgy design and display ratio of the Apex. It’s the only full screen device with a geniune design. Cancel the Nex and release the Apex.

  2. rgfaer
    May 29, 2018

    The chin ruins it. I hope Galaxy s10 will be true bezel, chin and notch less phone.

  3. Joe Midnight
    May 29, 2018

    Another Chinese phone turned into Vaporware. Just like the Lenovo Z5 will June 5th. How about VIVO make the apex without the front camera or pop up selfie cam for those of us that are not 12 year old girls that need to facetime. And git rid of the chin by putting the contacts on the back of the screen, so you don’t have to curl the ribbon cable. And use the transducers that vibrate the screen so you don’t need speaker or microphones.