Oppo and Vivo are the smartphone manufacturers who seems to be on a spree of innovation in 2018. With the Vivo NEX series and Oppo Find X, these two hi-tech giants controlled by BBK Electronics have released the devices with the highest screen-to-body ratios ever. And they are also the first devices with motorized pop-up cameras. Besides being innovative, they are also powerful flagship devices suitable for the most advanced users. If you are unsure about which of these two you should buy, this Vivo NEX S vs Oppo Find X comparison will clear your mind.
Vivo NEX S vs Oppo Find X
|Vivo NEX S||Oppo Find X|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162 x 77 x 8 mm, 199 g||156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm, 186 g|
|DISPLAY||6.59 inches, 1080 x 2316p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.42 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 19.5:9 ratio, AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo, Funtouch OS 4||Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.1|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Dual 12 + 5 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4, OIS
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/2.0 + f/2.2, OIS
25 MP, f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 22W||3730 mAh, fast charging (VOOC Flash Charge) 5V / 4A|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, pop up front camera||Dual SIM slot, pop up cameras|
Vivo NEX S and Oppo Find X feature a full borderless design, a back cover made of glass and an aluminum frame. Oppo Find X has the most narrow bezels ever seen on a phone and its display covers more than 92% of the front surface. Vivo NEX S is close to 100% as well, but its screen-to-body ratio is a bit lower. While NEX S comes with a pop-up front camera, Oppo Find X has a motorized slider on the upper part which reveals the front camera as well as the dual rear camera. Thanks to this and to the slightly smaller display, it has more compact dimensions, but it is thicker. Vivo NEX S has an in-display fingerprint reader as the main authentication system, while Oppo Find X features 3D facial recognition. Aesthetically, we prefer the Find X due to the more innovative design and more compact dimensions, but it is all about individual preferences.
AMOLED panels in both cases, with brilliant colors and deep blacks. As said above Oppo Find X has a slightly smaller display (6.42 vs 6.59 inches) but despite this, it has a slightly higher resolution. It should not be noticeable in everyday use, but it is always worth mentioning. We do not recommend you to choose one of these devices by basing on the display as the differences are marginal. Focus on the other specs instead.
If we exclude the innovation, the hardware side is the main focus of these devices. They come with the best SoC you can find in the Android world: the octa-core Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm which runs at a max frequency of 2.8 GHz. It is supported by 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, but the Find X will also be available in a 128 GB configuration. Even when it comes to hardware and software, it is a draw. With exactly the same hardware, we do not expect very different performances. Further, the Android customizations made by Oppo and Vivo (Funtouch OS and Color OS) are both very functional and comfortable: so it’s all about your personal preference.
We did not have the chance to take any photos from these devices yet, but on the paper, Oppo Find X seems to be a way better camera phone than Vivo NEX S. It sports a 16 + 20 MP dual camera (optically stabilized) on its back and an amazing 25 MP snapper on the front which also supports 3D facial recognition. We do not believe that this setup will reach the level of top camera phones, but it will still be greater than NEX S.
While we firmly believe that Oppo Find X will provide better photo quality, it is likely that Vivo NEX S will have a longer battery life. We expect its monster 4000 mAh battery to achieve at least one day and a half of battery life with a stressed use. However, Oppo Find X has a big battery as well, so it will not be disappointing. Further, its fast-charging technology (VOOC) will be faster.
Besides Asia, Oppo Find X will launch in Europe, and its price will be €999. Vivo NEX S has been introduced in China with a price tag of just $776/€670. Oppo Find X is the winner of the comparison, at least according to us. Pricing is on the higher side on the Find X, but the design is much more innovative too!
Vivo NEX S vs Oppo Find X: PRO and CONS
Vivo NEX S
- Full borderless design
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Outstanding hardware
- Bigger battery
- Limited availability
- Less Impressive Selfie Front Camera
Oppo Find X
- Slightly better screen
- Higher screen-to-body ratio
- Amazing hardware
- Potentially better camera