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Vivo NEX Review: this is the real flagship of full screen

Vivo NEX Review: this is the real flagship of full screen

By  Rosalie Wolf 2020-01-06 1873 0

[gearbest review] what should the next generation of flagship phones look like? On June 12th, vivo gave the best answer with the new product NEX.

In fact, when I visited vivo Hangzhou Research Institute as early as this year, there was already a clue about the birth of NEX. Hu Baishan, executive vice president of vivo at that time, said in an interview with the media that it was expected to mass-produce some of the core technologies on APEX in mid-2018. Obviously, vivo did it.

Lift front camera, screen fingerprint recognition, full-screen sound technology, hidden sensor elements, all in order to make the overall screen design to the extreme, so what is the final effect? Does vivo NEX deserve the name of flagship?

Don't worry, look down.

It is almost the "extreme" of the full screen.

Since the concept of full screen was hyped, all kinds of products seem to have gone to Tony teacher to get a haircut overnight. Throughout all the new products in the first half of this year, there are very few without "former bangs". In fact, in the final analysis, face recognition technology is described by various manufacturers as a companion of a full screen, and it is also the best interpretation of the dark area of the forehead-if you want to remove the "bangs", you will lose this function.


Vivo was smart, and soon after CES2018 debuted its on-screen fingerprint recognition technology, its mass-produced vivo X20Plus UD hit the market, and it was also available on vivo X21UD. The front and rear panel without holes is its biggest advantage, of course, this is also one of the groundwork for the realization of a truly comprehensive screen.

When it came to MWC2018, vivo APEX came to the world with a full cool techs. An article in, the Verge made the whole world boil. The emergence of the lift front camera is not only full of science fiction, but also crosses the biggest problem of curbing full screen technology in one fell swoop. It can be said that its appearance complements another jigsaw puzzle to achieve a truly comprehensive screen.

As a result, we finally met the aggregator of the above two technologies-NEX on June 12.


The moment the screen lit up, I found that feeling indescribable in any language. Do you still remember the surprise when Lei Jun took out the XiaomiMIX? Vivo NEX is even more so. The nearly equal width of the upper and right border gives a strong visual impact, while the clearance area at the bottom of the screen is narrowed to the limit, and the width of the 5.08mm is absolutely dominant even in the competition.


In fact, strictly speaking, the top border of the NEX is still slightly wider than the left and right sides, according to the data, the 2.16mm (top) is 0.45mm more than the 1.71mm (left and right), so what is hidden in this part?

In order to increase the screen ratio to a greater extent, vivo hides both infrared distance sensor and light sensor components at the top of the screen, and realizes this process through its exclusive light data compensation algorithm and internal body structure adjustment. After my hands-on use in the past few days, although all kinds of sensors are no longer exposed, their sensitivity is still the same in the actual measurement, and there is no discount on the experience.


Similarly, the removal of the top opening means that the handset is bound to be improved. The vivo uses full-screen sound technology to replace the handset and drives the whole screen through a micro-vibration unit, striving to provide users with a good sense of hearing while pursuing an ultra-narrow frame.

In the actual measurement, I personally feel that this technology can really replace the traditional handset in a quiet environment. The other person's voice emanates through the whole screen and can be heard clearly without deliberately pointing his ear at the top. However, if you are in a busy city, even if the volume is turned up to the maximum, it does not seem to be enough. I do not know if it can be enhanced in the future.


As mentioned earlier, vivo has achieved both the two prerequisites for achieving a truly comprehensive screen, which not only reflects the correctness of its product strategy, but also reflects the manufacturer's heavy investment in technology. So is the lift front camera good enough for cool techs, which only recently reached conditions for mass production?

Personally, I feel that if I use it, I can't go back. .


As long as you cut the selfie interface in the camera, the 8 million-pixel lens at the back of the screen will rise quickly. There is no need for you to do any superfluous operation, and you don't have to turn the phone upside down, the whole process is automatic and smooth, even somewhat magical. After I got the phone, these days I came back to let it rise and fall, with its own sound effects, really addicted. .


This sci-fi effect is all due to the tiny stepper motor in the vivo NEX fuselage, which has a thrust of up to 500g, together with independent drive IC and exclusive control algorithm to form a sophisticated micro-transmission system. On the other hand, considering that the user's use scene is more complex than that of the laboratory, the lifting front camera also adopts a special cushioning structure design. After a series of special reliability tests such as fall prevention and dustproof, its continuous rise and fall times can reach 50, 000 times, and the side thrust can bear more than 45kg in the protruding state.

As another big cool techs, on-screen fingerprint recognition technology we have seen more than once in other vivo products. But in fact, it has been only half a year since January, and the screen fingerprinting technology on NEX has reached its third generation, which is really astonishing.


Compared with the previous technology, this NEX has improved the recognition speed and accuracy, and the speed of somatosensory unlocking is also a little faster. It can be said that vivo is a leader in improving the on-screen fingerprint unlocking experience.


In fact, for the whole industry, it is not difficult to achieve a positive and comprehensive screen, but how to continue the existing user habits is the difficulty. Like existing manufacturers, most of them turn to facial unlocking, whether it is infrared recognition or 3D structured light, which is bound to set aside part of the area for the sensor on the front of the phone. But vivo this time will lift the lens and the screen fingerprint identification perfect landing on the NEX, this appears to be very powerful X. Not only does not affect the user experience, but also can improve the appearance of the product, uppercase service.

Vivo NEX has family characteristics, and I believe most regular users of vivo phones will feel the same way when they see the real phone. The connection between the 3D glass on the back and the metal frame is very natural, it feels very round in the hand, and the Radian of the four corners allows us to get a good feel when holding it, of course, the most important thing is the rainbow hidden in it.


Officials say, vivo NEX's back glass is polished with holographic magic color technology, inspired by the unique texture of the natural Fritillaria, and carved into tens of thousands of magic color diffraction units on the back cover of the mobile phone through nanoscale high-precision laser carving process, each cutting out four optical diffraction surfaces.


To put it more popularly, at first glance, the NEX is black, and there is a little texture under the glass panel. But as long as it faces the light, its back will show a colorful band of light, just like the soap bubbles you blew when you were a child, with rainbow spots all over you, which is completely different from the popular colors on the market.


In addition to the back of the fuselage, the independent Jovi button on the side is also a highlight of the NEX. Through it, you can activate the wisdom screen with a short press and wake up the voice assistant with a long press.


Finally, vivo NEX is equipped with Type-C interface!

AI with extremely high fusion degree.

The concept of AI has been a hot hype in the past two years, especially mobile phone manufacturers, almost no one does not follow. But in fact, there are very few real things to come up with.

After a long period of accumulation, vivo brought us artificial intelligence assistant Jovi, earlier this year, and the independent AI button on the NEX seems to announce that Jovi is deeply integrated into the product. Investigating its use experience, we can really see that vivo is prepared this time.

Do not say much about the success rate of voice awakening, at least there are few errors in the process of using it, of course, for the recognition of English, I do not know if my pronunciation is not standard or how, in short, it is not very friendly.

 When leaving the factory, Jovi has been preset a variety of commands, while users can also add their own teaching instructions, through voice to manipulate Jovi to achieve complex operations, in fact, to put it bluntly, it is a macro.

The measured teaching instructions can achieve 10-step operation, which is sufficient for general scenarios, such as signing in in different applications, collecting gift packages, and so on. It is expected that long instructions can be delegated in the follow-up, which will make it easier for users to simplify more complicated operations.


Officials said that at present, Jovi has completed the adaptation of Wechat, QQ, Baidu Maps, Amap, gearbest, gearbest, Dianping, Meituan, DiDi, phone, SMS, weather, schedule and other applications, while the list will continue to be expanded and optimized.

Although intelligent map recognition is not a pain point function, it can save users a lot of effort in some scenarios. By pressing the Jovi button or clicking the Jovi button on the camera interface, you can immediately enable screen recognition and extract the information in the current display interface, and then intelligently match the corresponding services, such as viewing encyclopedia or merchant information and film and television information.

Generally speaking, the smart map recognition function can save a lot of search time and operation costs, and similar features have been found in similar products, but NEX greatly enhances the user experience by pressing independent buttons, and the learning cost for users is also kept to a minimum.


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