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The vivo NEX S is a 2018 model featuring a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display, 12MP camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the NEX S to see if it's right for you.
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Key Features

  • Release Date:  2018, June
  • Price: 700 EUR
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
  • Processor: Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • Memory: 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • Display: Super AMOLED 6.59 inches, 1080 x 2316
  • Main Camera:  Dual, 12MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 8MP
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); Funtouch 4
  • Dimensions: 162 x 77 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 199 g
  • Battery:  4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

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vivo NEX S specs

General specs

Brand and model

vivo NEX S

Release date

2018, June


162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)


199 g (7.02 oz)


Black, Red


4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Approximate price700 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

6.59" inc

Screen area

107.3 cm2

Screen format


Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 2316 px

PPI /points per inch/


Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12 MP, Dual

Camera specs

-12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
-5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor


Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front (selfie) camera

8 MP, Single


Motorized pop-up 8 MP, f/2.0

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 8.1 (Oreo); Funtouch 4


Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: vivo iQOO Neo, Asus ROG Phone ZS600KL, Nokia 9 PureView, Sharp Aquos Zero, vivo NEX Dual Display, OnePlus 6T McLaren, ZTE nubia Red Magic Mars, Sharp Aquos R2 compact, ZTE nubia X, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 630

External memory


Internal memory

128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GNSS
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging 22.5W
- Also known as vivo NEX Special Edition, NEX Ultimate


Antutu 8 Score340355 (Position 238 out of 1145)
GeekBench 6 Single Core501 (Position 294 out of 529)
GeekBench 6 Multi Core1723 (Position 255 out of 528)
GeekBench 5 Single Core499 (Position 860 out of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2225 (Position 515 out of 1875)
GeekBench 4 Single Core2390 (Position 67 out of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core8770 (Position 44 out of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript13620
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from vivo. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the vivo NEX S was around 700 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, June.
The weight of the vivo NEX S is 199 g.
The screen size of the vivo NEX S is 6.59" inches.
The size of the vivo NEX S is 162 x 77 x 8 mm (HxWxD).