Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Price In India, Review, Specs - Everything You Need

Karamchand Rameshwar - Mar 05, 2020


Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Price In India, Review, Specs - Everything You Need

Vivo NEX 3S 5G will officially make its debut on 10th March with a 6.89-inch ultra-curved AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 SoC, and up to 12GB of RAM.

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G has officially been confirmed to launch on 10th March in China. The handset will arrive as the successor to the Vivo NEX 3 that launched in September last year. For now, we have multiple details about the handset and it is said to be the commercial version of the newly-announced Vivo APEX 2020. Key specs of the phone include a 6.89-inch ultra-curved AMOLED panel with a screen-to-body ratio of 99.6 and Snapdragon 865 SoC. In addition, the official teaser photo also hints that the handset will be available in Orange color variant, which is in line with its photo on TENAA.

Vivo Nex 3s 5g Teaser
Vivo Nex 3S 5G teaser confirming that the handset will make its debut on 10 March.

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset, aided by an Adreno 650 GPU. It will also have a Snapdragon X50 5G modem that supports dual-mode 5G connectivity. Its battery is tipped to have 4,250 mAh capacity and support 55W fast charging technology. According to its TENAA listing, the device could measure 167.44x76.14x9.4 mm and weighs 219.5g. It will likely be available in two variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. In terms of software, it is certain that the phone will be pre-loaded with Android 10 along with Vivo’s FunTouchOS 10 on top. For biometric security, it is safe to assume that it will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. 

Vivo Nex 3 Tenaa
Vivo Nex 3s' TENAA listing shows a curved display and circular camera setup.

On the imaging front, the device will come with triple camera setup at the back that includes a 64MP  Samsung GW1 sensor, a 13MP telephoto unit with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120° viewing angle. The whole camera setup will be placed in a circular module, according to the Vivo NEX 3S’ TENAA photo. Upfront, there will be a 16MP camera for taking selfies and video calling. Connectivity-wise, it might support 5G network, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C port, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G price: 

  • CNY 4,998 (around Rs. 53,000) for 8GB RAM + 256GB of storage model
  • CNY 5,298 (around Rs. 56,200) for 12GB of RAM + 256GB of storage model

Vivo NEX 3S 5G price in India: Unavailable

Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Specifications

Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Review

Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Launch News

Yesterday, Vivo has launched a new smartphone model in China, called Vivo NEX 3S 5G. This is considered an upgraded version of the Vivo NEX 3 that the company introduced last year. It still has a waterfall screen but comes with more powerful specifications.

Vivo Nex 3s 5g Color Variants
Vivo NEX 3S 5G is an upgraded model of last year's Vivo NEX 3 with a more powerful chipset.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm's most advanced Snapdragon 865 processor, supporting dual-mode 5G networking - a feature that last year's model didn't have. In addition, it also comes with a number of other attractive features such as UFS 3.1 internal memory and LPDDR5 RAM.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Price & Availability

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G is expected to be sold in China from March 14 with prices starting from CNY 4,998 (around Rs. 53,000) for 8GB RAM + 256GB of storage model. Meanwhile, the more high-end version with 12GB of RAM + 256GB of storage is sold for CNY 5,298 (around Rs. 56,200). The Vivo NEX 3S 5G color variants are Black, Blue, and Orange.

Vivo Nex 3s 5g Colors
It is up for grabs in three color variants.

For now, there is no word about the Vivo NEX 3S 5G launch in other markets.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G: Specifications & Features

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G has a waterfall screen design, a selfie camera system and the nearly-identical back panel to the Vivo NEX 3 5G. It has a metal frame, a glass back with dimensions of 167.44 x 76.14 x 9.4mm and weighs 219.5 grams.

Vivo Nex 3s 5g Front Back
It has a pop-up selfie camera instead of the punch-hole display, which has been widely used on recently flagship smartphones like Galaxy S20, Xiaomi Mi 10, or even the Vivo iQOO 3.

The phone is equipped with a 6.89-inch Super AMOLED screen, with nearly 90-degree curves on the sides. The display supports Full HD + resolution (1080 x 2256 pixels), 100% wide color gamut DCI-P3 and sRGB, as well as accounts for 99.6% of the front.

Similar to the NEX 3, the successor to the NEX 3S 5G still uses the Touch Sense virtual buttons to adjust the volume as well as turn the screen on and off, instead of using the physical buttons like other phones on the market today.

The NEX 3S 5G is Vivo's first flagship this year with a Snapdragon 865 processor, combined with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GBUFS 3.1 internal memory. However, the device does not support storage expansion via a microSD card slot.

Vivo Nex 3s 5g Waterfall Display
Thanks to the pop-up selfie camera design, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G has a stunning full-screen display with 90-degree curves on both sides.

Moving to the back, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G features a triple-camera system placed in a circular module, including the  64MP Samsung GW1 main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture, and a 13MP telephoto sensor with f / 2.48 aperture. The rear camera cluster supports 2x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom, 4K video recording and 1080p slow-motion video at 480fps.

On the front, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G features a 16MP pop-up selfie camera with f / 2.0 aperture and an LED flash. In addition, it also has an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication and pre-installed Android 10 with FunTouch OS 10 interface out of the box.

In particular, this phone is also equipped with a linear vibration motor, cooling system with the ability to reduce the surface temperature to 3-4 degrees Celsius and reduce the temperature of the chipset by up to 10 degrees Celsius. Other key features of the phone include 4,350mAh battery, 44W fast charging support, Wi-Fi 6, dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C port, and no headphone jack.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G price: around Rs. 53,000

Vivo NEX 3S 5G price in India: Unavailable

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