Our Opinion

The Oppo Find X is a slightly better phone, but the Vivo NEX is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Oppo Find X  Vivo NEX 
Oppo Find X Vivo NEX
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Excellence Score
84.6
80.8
Value for Money Score
60.6
67.3
Price ₹ 59,990 onwards ₹ 44,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2018 Jul, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.4 inches 6.59 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2316 pixels (~ 388 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes
Display Features AMOLED, FullView Display Super AMOLED, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 630
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 20MP), 16MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 20 MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), OIS, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2.5" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; 4-axis OIS, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; no AF; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Slow Motion, Live Photo, Portrait Bokeh (dual cameras), Time Lapse, Face Beauty, AR Stickers, Filters
Secondary Camera 25.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Portrait Lightening F/2.0 Aperture, Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh, Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters
Internal Memory 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.6 mm 7.98 mm
Weight 186 gm 199 gm
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3730 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, VOOC Flash Charge Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Face Unlock (with 3D Scanning); Scratch Resistant (Gorilla Glass 5) Back Glass; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Pop-Up Front Camera; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The Oppo Find X is a stunning phone, anyway you look at it - with beveled edges, a beautiful gradient back design and the highest screen-to-body ratio available, it is quite the looker - the body feels quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9 with its curved sides — even the top and bottom contour inwards to create a nearly uniform design - the rear color is also a sloping gradient, and creates beautiful reflections in light - very simply, this is one of the most beautiful phones ever designed
  • What makes the design really unique is that the rear and front cameras are hidden inside the phone itself - when you launch an app using the camera, the Oppo Find X will lift the shaded window at the top of the phone to reveal the cameras beneath - the whole process takes about half a second!
  • With no fingerprint reader, the biometric authentication part is handled by the a 3D infrared based Face unlock mechanism - and it works basically as well as the iPhone X - i.e. effectively, seamlessly and even in the dark
  • Besides the camera module, the display is definitely the most striking aspect of this device - the face of the phone is almost completely display, clocking an incredible screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent - the display is also fairly massive in general, with a size of 6.42 inches and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio - the 1, 080 x 2, 340 AMOLED display looks phenomenal - colors are punchy and vibrant - and it can also get pretty dim at night to avoid hurting your eyes
  • ColorOS is a decent, iOS-like, Android skin, and works seamlessly on the Find X (though a lot of people these days tend to prefer more stock like Android experiences)
  • With some of the latest hardware available on the market (including the awesome Snapdragon 845), the Oppo Find X, as expected, performs admirably - and in line with other flagships like the OnePlus 6 and the Galaxy S9
  • The dual rear-facing 16 and 20MP cameras perform quite well - the dynamic range especially is very good, and so is the portrait mode
  • The 25MP front facing camera performs just as well, and selfies have nice skin tones
  • Overall, the cameras are pretty good, although still a notch below the best - the likes of the Pixel 2 or the Galaxy S9
  • Very good battery life - moderate use will give you a comfortable day and a half on the device
  • The Find X also uses Oppo’s VOOC fast-charging standard, and it juices up the device very quickly
  • The Vivo Nex is absolutely gorgeous, and easily one of the most beautiful smartphone ever released - there is the premium blend of glass and metal, the grey speckled pattern on the back, the top-notch build quality, and the solid hand-feel, but the highlight of the phone is the stunning display in a futuristic bezel-free design
  • The power and volume buttons on the right edge are ergonomically placed. On the left is an 'AI' button, which can be be pressed once to invoke Google Lens, or long-pressed to call on Google Assistant
  • The 6.59-inch Super AMOLED, 19.3:9 display is the star of the show here - with a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent, it dominates the front of the smartphone and looks striking - a no-notch tall screen is an unparalleled experience - and the viewing angles are superb, colours are vivid, and blacks are inky and deep - the maximum brightness is impressive, and the display also gets dim enough for comfortable use in a dark room - there is a nifty night mode that that can be triggered at set times - Vivo has moved the ambient light sensor to below the display and it works well enough
  • Vivo's Funtouch OS has taken a lot of inspiration from iOS, and is packed with features and gestures to the hilt
  • Performance is top-notch as expected - with the Snapdragon 845 under the hood, the Vivo Nex handles everything you throw at it with ease, and with 8GB of RAM, it keeps most apps running in the background, even those left unused for a full day - gaming on the phone is also quite a pleasurable experience, due to the combination of the gorgeous screen and the top-end hardware
  • The dual camera setup on the rear is pretty good, and clicks some impressive photos - the level of detail is very good, colours are rich and vibrant, and the autofocus is precise and accurate - there is also little to no shutter lag, and the dynamic range is good - thanks to the four-axis OIS, images taken at night also come out sharp and detailed
  • As with most flagships these days, the rear camera can recognise objects or scenes being shot and optimise its settings accordingly
  • The portrait mode is decent too (but not the best)
  • AR stickers are implemented well too and are a good way to impress friends - they can be used with both the front and the rear camera
  • There is a fully featured professional mode in the camera application as well which allows you to alter the ISO, exposure, shutter speed and white balance
  • Videos shot with the rear cameras are detailed and quite stable too, thanks to the four axis optical image stabilisation
  • Very good quality audio output via earphones (and the bundled pair of earphones are surprisingly good too)
  • Battery life is quite fantastic - you will get through a 12-hour day with about 40 percent left at the end, which is quite impressive - overall among flagship phones, the Vivo Nex takes the top end of the battery life ratings
  • Fast charging support is there too - the huge fast charger that Vivo includes in the box takes the phone from zero to about 50 percent in 40-45 minutes
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • One long-term possible issue with the phone could be durability, due to the added moving part of the camera piece - although Oppo claims the camera module can be raised and lowered over 300 thousand times, but the real test would be when people actually use this device daily for months/years
  • The camera module also tends to get dirty very easily - just keeping the phone in your pocket normally will make it collect quite a bit of dirt and lint, that you will need to clean out every now and then
  • There is also an issue with the camera app, where it can take a good 3-4 seconds for the live viewfinder to appear (this might get fixed via a software update though)
  • Like many modern flagships, you are also left with no standard headphone jack on the Find X - you will either have to use USB-C headphones, bluetooth headsets, or use the included dongle if you want to use your old 3.5mm jack headphones
  • Although for a phone with a 6.6 inch screen, the Vivo Nex is relatively manageable, but weighing in at 199g, the Vivo Nex is quite a hefty phone, bordering on phablet territory - it's also a bit too wide and tall to be used comfortably with one hand - in fact, it can be slightly cumbersome to use even with both hands - make no mistake, you will certainly be compromising on some ergonomics to compensate for that large, beautiful display
  • The rear is pretty slippery too - you will want to use a case
  • The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the display glass like the Oppo Find X, and it works well enough, but just like the Find X, it is not in the same league as the physical ones we have become used to - it will works well 8 out of 10 times on average, but when it doesn't, the novelty turns into an irritant, and you will have to use a pattern/pin to unlock the phone (there is no face recognition either)
  • Vivo's FunTouch UI might be feature packed, but it also tends to be rather cluttered, and occasionally unstable (you will experience app crashes now and then) which is a letdown - it is probably the biggest thing that stops the Nex from being a strong recommendation - you can liken the experience to climbing aboard a fancy, futuristic alien spaceship, only to quickly discover your inability to operate it properly and likely quickly crashing into a tree
  • While the front camera has that fancy, eye-catching camera mechanism, when it pops out, on the imaging front, it's average, considering the price bracket - it has a tendency to overexpose shots, and images taken at night look very soft and have a fair bit of noise
  • Given the additional moving parts, there is also the question of long-term durability - while the mechanism feels quite solid and does not wobble in the slightest, you cannot know for sure how well it will stand up to regular use and abuse - there is also the risk of how badly this phone could get damaged if it falls with the camera module extended
  • Another new tech that Vivo had to adopt to create the bezel less design is Screen SoundCasting, which does away with the earpiece, and has a motor that vibrates the display glass itself - the technology is definitely impressive, and mostly works just fine, but can sometimes be iffy, with voices coming across as muffled and indistinct
  • The single loudspeaker gets reasonably loud but is somewhat shrill and tinny, which is a letdown in this price bracket
  • Unlike most other flagships, the Vivo Nex is also not water or dust proof
  • On the whole, the Vivo Nex is an immensely desirable, but ultimately frustrating device - it is a smartphone from the future which is gorgeous, immensely powerful, and loaded with impressive technologies - the OLED screen is superb, the rear camera is competent, and battery life is impressive - however, the software has niggles, the fingerprint scanner is unreliable, waterproofing is missing, and the cameras while good are not the best of the pack - for now, for most users, flagship offerings from the likes of Apple, OnePlus, and Samsung will be a bit more polished and easier to live with
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  1. The vivo NEX S is nothing short of a monumental device...But you should only seriously consider it, if you are willing to live with the controlled chaos, that is Funtouch OS
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Vivo Nex's clever engineering and fantastic notch-free screen serve as a model for other phones
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Arguably the most technically advanced Android phone on the market right now
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. As of now, the Vivo Nex is best looked upon as a technology showcase, rather than owned as a daily driver
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Perfect for anyone who wants to live on the bleeding edge of technology
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  6. Frustratingly imperfect, undeniably desirable
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