Vivo NEX Dual Display vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Samsung Galaxy A8s: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

We are doing a lot of comparisons between innovative smartphones in the last period because smartphones manufacturers, after a long period of stagnation, started to make devices with impressive new features and technological breakthroughs. Vivo NEX Dual Display, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Samsung Galaxy A8s are perfect examples of this kind of device and this is a specs comparison which will let you find out which is the best.

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Samsung Galaxy A8s

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Nubia X Oppo Find X
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm, 199 g 157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm, 218 g 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm, 173 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
6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED 6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY  10 GB RAM, 128 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 10 GB RAM, 256 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE  Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS Android 9 Pie, MIUI Android 9 Pie, Samsung UI
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  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 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8 Triple 24 + 10 + 5 MP, f/1.7 + f/2.2
24 MP, f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY  3500 mAh, fast charging with fast charging 22.5W 3200 mAh, fast charging with Quick Charge 4.0 3400 mAh, fast charging
ADDITIONAL FEATURES  Dual SIM slot, dual display Dual SIM slot, slider design Hybrid Dual SIM slot

Design

With these devices, Vivo, Xiaomi and Samsung adopted three different solutions to get rid of the notch and thick bezels. Vivo NEX Dual Display opts for a dual display which makes people use the rear camera setup as a camera for selfies too, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a slider design with cameras and sensors all included in a pop-up slider, and Samsung Galaxy A8s features a hole in the display for the front camera. There is not a solution which can be defined better than each other, but I would personally go for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 because of its better materials: 7000 series aluminum for the frame and ceramic for the back.

 

Display

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has probably the best display when it comes to viewing quality, but Vivo NEX Dual Display has two displays and that is why I would choose it. The secondary display allows for a better power saving as well as a more comfortable one-handed use. Samsung Galaxy A8s has the most disappointing display, it is the only last-gen smartphone from the Galaxy A series to sport a classic IPS panel instead of a Super AMOLED one.

 

Hardware/Software

Under the hood, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a true flagship with the most powerful components, at least in its most expensive version. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, up to 10 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. Vivo NEX Dual Display has exactly the same hardware except for the internal storage which is 128 GB, while Samsung Galaxy A8s is just an upper-midrange device with its Snapdragon 710, but it is the only one to sport a micro SD slot to expand the internal storage. All these devices come with custom user interfaces based on Android Pie out of the box.

 

Camera

Unfortunately, we still had no chance to test the cameras of Samsung Galaxy A8s and Vivo NEX Dual Display, so we can not give any verdict about their camera department. But we know that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is among the best camera phones out there even though it does not have a triple camera like its opponents. So it will be very hard to beat. Further, it has an impressive dual camera for selfies.

 

Battery

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a too small battery which disappointed us in some scenarios. 3200 mAh is not enough for a flagship released in the second half of 2018 (unless it comes from Sony). Vivo NEX Dual Display has 3500 mAh and on the paper, it should provide the longest battery life thanks to its smaller secondary display with a low energy consumption. But Samsung Galaxy A8s always optimizes its midranges’ batteries very well, so it may even be that it will last more than its rival from Vivo if the company did a particularly good job.

 

Price

You can get a unit of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 globally for just €560, Vivo NEX Dual Display costs $720 in China, while we still do not know the price tag of Samsung Galaxy A8s. With the actual information, Vivo NEX Dual Display is the most convincing handset, but we still have to test it and evaluate Galaxy A8s’ value for money to give a final judgment. Which one would you pick basing on the specs on the paper?

 

 

Vivo NEX Dual Display vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Samsung Galaxy A8s: PRO and CONS

Vivo NEX Dual Display

PROS

  • Full borderless design
  • Dual display
  • In-display fingerprint reader
  • Outstanding hardware
  • Up to 10 GB RAM

CONS

  • More expensive

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

PROS

  • Slider design
  • Best hardware
  • Great camera
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Smaller battery

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A8s 

PROS

  • Full borderless display
  • Greta cameras
  • Potentially good price
  • FM radio

CONS

  • Worse hardware