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Chinese phone-maker launched the Vivo Nex in India in the second half of 2018 and despite featuring innovative camera hardware and powerful processor, it was retailed for Rs 44,990 against MRP Rs 47,990. Now, Amazon, in a bid to usher in the new year 2019 with a happy note for customers, has slashed the price of Vivo Nex in India.

Vivo Nex can be grabbed for just Rs 39,999 exclusively on Amazon India. It can also be noted the prospective consumers can also claim up to Rs 21,000 extra discount in exchange for their old phone to buy Vivo Nex. There are also lucrative EMI options starting Rs 1,882 per month.

Is Vivo Nex worth buying?

I said this during the Vivo Nex India launch and I'd like to repeat the same. It is one of the most unique and feature-rich phones in the Indian smartphone market. Vivo engineers have done a commendable job in incorporating motorized front-camera behind the screen. When it is trigged for a selfie, it can pop up in less than a second and retract in no time. They have not compromised a bit to affect the design nor the internal hardware. Thanks to innovative design, the phone boasts ultra FullView screen having 19.3:9 aspect ratio and no notch.

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX comes with motorised elevating camera on the front.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

Yes, it has slightly thick bezel at the bottom, but everything else on the front panel is a fully functional display. Guess what they have gone a step further by adding an in-display biometric sensor saving a good chunk of physical space in the front panel. Again, there is no brand in the market at least in India, can boast this feature in their products.

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX boasts in-display fingerprint sensor on the front.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

In addition to breakthrough design and biometric sensors design, Vivo Nex comes packed with top-notch internal hardware too. It houses Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm's latest and most powerful processor to date. It is backed by 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 12MP+5MP dual-camera with 4K video recording, Portrait Mode and more, 8MP front snapper and a sumptuous 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole under mixed usage.

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX is one of the very few flagship phone to boasts true FullView display.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

With the game-changing innovations, high-end processor and competitive price-tag, Vivo Nex will definitely give a stiff challenge to OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus, among others.

Key specifications of Vivo Nex:

Model Vivo Nex
Display 6.59-inch full HD+ (2316x1080p) super AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor
OS Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0
Processor 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 128GB
  • Main: 12MP+ 5MP dual camera with 4-Axis Optical Image Stabilisation, F1.8 aperture LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Front: 8MP with F2.0 aperture

Scene Modes:

  • Rear: Slow Motion, Backlight HDR, Live Photo, Portrait Bokeh (dual cameras), Panorama, Time Lapse, Face Beauty, AR Stickers, Filters.
  • Front: Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh (single camera), Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters.
Battery 4,000mAh with fast charging capability
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM (type: Nano+Nano), in-display fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), USB 2.0, OTG support, GLONASS/GPS
Dimensions 162.0 x 77.0 x 7.98 mm
Weight 199g
Colours Black
  • Old: Rs 44,990
  • New: Rs 39,990