Caution: If you're rooting for a smartphone with a notch, this section is not for you.
The smartphone industry is rapidly evolving. One day, virtually all leading brands jumped on the "notch" bandwagon. Weeks after, you'll see flagship iterations braving against this odd feature. Come to think of it, why throw in a tall aspect ratio and block it with a display notch? Yes, it just doesn't make sense.
Thanks to the recent launchings of the OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S, the notch mania may very well be heading down the drain. These Chinese smartphone makers courageously took it rather seriously with their current flagships, considering the apparent disdain one might have on a phone with a notch. Now, if you happen to be eyeing on these two devices to escape from the era of the notches, this writing is just for you! We'll look into how the OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S compare on paper.
The OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S come with virtually similar specifications. From the get-go, you'll recognize that they are both powered by the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and are coupled with a massive 8GB RAM and up to 256 of internal storage.
On their display front, the OPPO Find X and Vivo NEX S the are thankfully comparable. The former comes with 91.24% screen-to-body ratio while the latter is adorned with 93.8% screen-to-body ratio. Vivo's flagship device is equipped with a 6.59-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED (92316x1080 resolution) with 388ppi and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the Find X sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED (2340x1080 resolution) with 403ppi and 19:9 aspect ratio, capped off with a Panoramic Arc screen.
Other differences between the OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S can be noted on their security features. The Vivo NEX S comes with a top-of-the-line in-display fingerprint scanner along with a Face Unlock technology. On the other hand, the OPPO Find X totes around an improved 3D Facial Recognition feature.
The OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S both sport game-changing camera offerings. Both are equipped with pop-up cameras, the devices slightly differ on how they feature them. The OPPO Find X houses all its camera sensors in its motorized pop-up mechanism. In it, you're treated with 16-megapixel + 20MP cameras with PDAF, OIS, and dual-tone flash. A 25MP front-facing camera is also thrown into the mix.
On its end, the Vivo NEX S boasts a trendy dual-camera setup at the back, courtesy of 12MP + 5MP camera sensors with 4-axis OIS and dual LED, dual-tone flash. A pop-up 8MP camera is also brought on the table.
The OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX S also differ on their batteries. The Vivo NEX S is equipped with a 4,000mAH non-removable battery while the OPPO Find X is juiced by a 3,730mAH non-removable battery. Both devices run the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
The OPPO Find X retails for PHP 61,700 while the Vivo NEX S comes with a price tag of PHP37,300 (8GB/128GB variant) and PHP41,500 (8GB/256GB variant).
Summary Specs of the OPPO Find X and Vivo NEX S
OPPO Find X
|Display Size||6.42 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio|
|OS ver||ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|CPU||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU Speed||4x2.8GHz & 4x1.7GHz|
|External Storage||up to 400GB via microSD|
|Main Camera||16MP + 20MP|
|Battery||Find X Standard : 3730 mAh Find X Super Flash Edition: 2x 1700mAh (equivalent to 3400mAh battery energy)|
|Dimensions||156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6mm|
|Color||Bordeaux Red, Glacier Blue|
Vivo NEX S
|Display Size||6.59 inches|
|Resolution||FHD+ Super AMOLED 1080 x 2316 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio|
|OS ver||Funtouch OS 4 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|CPU||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Adreno 630|
|CPU Speed||4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver|
|Main Camera||12MP + 5MP|
|Front Camera||8MP (Pop-up)|
|Dimensions||162 x 77 x 8mm|