Vivo, Nubia, and Oppo revolutionized smartphones’ designs in 2018 by getting rid of the silly notch while still realizing full borderless displays. Vivo released the first device with a motorized pop-up camera, Nubia realized the first dual-display smartphone which can use the rear cameras as selfie cameras, and Oppo made the first smartphone with a slider design and a screen-to-body ratio superior to 85%. Here we compared their latest flagships: Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, Nubia X with dual-display and Oppo Find X with its slider design.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Nubia X vs Oppo Find X
|Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition||Nubia X||Oppo Find X|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm, 199 g||154.1 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm, 181 g||156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm, 186 g|
|DISPLAY||Front display: 6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED
Rear display: 5.49 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD), Super AMOLED
|Front display: 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), LTPS IPS LCD
Rear display: 5.1 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels (HD+), OLED
|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||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||10 GB RAM, 128 GB||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS||Android 8.1 Oreo, Nubia UI||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 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 12 + 2 MP + TOF Camera, f/1.8 + f/1.8 + f/1.3||Dual 16 + 24 MP, f/1.8 + f/1.7||Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/2.0 + f/2.2, OIS
25 MP, f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3500 mAh, fast charging with fast charging 22.5W||3800 mAh, fast charging with Quick Charge 4.0, wireless charging 15W||3730 mAh, fast charging (VOOC Flash Charge) 5V / 4A|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, dual display||Dual SIM slot, dual display||Dual SIM slot, pop up cameras|
Innovative aesthetics in each case, you should make your tastes decide. Vivo NEX Dual Display and Nubia X both come with two displays, one on the front and one on the back, so most of the surfaces of these phones are covered by a screen. Oppo Find X has a slider design with motorized parts and it features a slightly higher screen-to-body ratio. But on the other hand, it is a thicker device. All of them have an aluminum frame and a glass back, but Oppo Find X should have more resistant glasses as they feature the Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Vivo NEX Dual Display offers an overall better display quality, not only because it has two displays, but also because both of them are AMOLED panels with a Full HD resolution. It boasts brilliant colors and a high level of detail. Nubia X has two displays but their quality is not so high as the first is an above-average but still, midrange-class LCD display and the second is an OLED panel but its resolution is just HD. Oppo Find X has a very nice and even bigger screen, even though it remains far from the best flagships’ displays. Oppo Find X and Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition have an in-display fingerprint reader, while Nubia X has two side-mounted fingerprint readers.
All come with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 flagship SoC by Qualcomm, but given that Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has 10 GB of RAM, it is the most interesting device when it comes to pure performance. But Nubia X comes with more internal storage: up to 512 GB. Noone of these handsets integrates a micro SD slot to expand the internal storage, while all of them come with a customized UI based on Android. However, Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is the only one based on Android Pie out of the box. So, overall, if you care about software and performance, Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is the best.
Talking about cameras, on the paper Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is again the winner with its 12 MP triple camera able to calculate distance and depth. Nubia X comes at the second place, but note that Nubia X and Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition do not feature a front camera. Thanks to their dual displays, you can use their rear cameras for selfies too. Oppo Find X is the only to sport a front sensor and it is one of the best selfie cameras out there. But the rear camera is a bit disappointing, that is why I would pick Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition.
Nubia X has the biggest battery and, thanks to its secondary HD+ OLED display on the back it is able to consume less energy. That is why it is the winner of the battery comparison. The second place goes to Oppo Find X and its 3730 mAh battery which integrates the fastest charging technology. Even though it comes at the last place, Vivo NEX Dual Display still comes with a more than sufficient battery which should provide a decent battery life in every scenario.
Prices are the weak point of innovative devices, but it is not the case of the Nubia X which was launched with a starting price tag of just $510/€450. Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition debuted with prices of about $720/€635 and $871/€770, but you can already grab a unit of the Oppo Find X for less than $680/€600 in the global market. Vivo NEX Dual Display is still not on the shelves as it was announced earlier today. Vivo NEX Dual Display is definitely the best smartphone of the trio and it wins this comparison, but if you want to save money Nubia X will be more than sufficient for all your needs.
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Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Nubia X vs Oppo Find X: PRO and CONS
Vivo NEX Dual Display
- Full borderless design
- Dual display
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Outstanding hardware
- Up to 10 GB RAM
- Smaller battery
- Dual display
- Bigger battery
- Full borderless
- Affordable price
- Good camera
- Worse display quality
Oppo Find X
- Nice screen
- High screen-to-body ratio
- Amazing hardware
- Very fast charging tech