Vivo NEX Camera Review: Just Average at Best

Vivo NEX (Rs. 44,990), one of the most innovative Android smartphones released in the last few months, it has a lot to do when it comes to unique design, bezel display and flagship performance. However, is it the perfect flagship? To find out, we will have to take a detailed look at every aspect of the smartphone, carefully testing and critiquing every feature. And that’s exactly what we want to do. In this post, we’ll focus on the smartphone’s camera performance and take a look at how it performs against the competition.

Vivo NEX Camera Review


To begin with, let’s take a look at what exactly the Vivo NEX has in the camera department. Like most of the other flagships on the market today, the Vivo NEX has a dual camera setup on the back. 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor with dual-pixel phase detection autofocus and four-axis optical image stabilization and a secondary 5-megapixel f/2.4 sensor for depth sensing. The dual camera setup on the back of the device is complemented by a dual-tone LED flash that will be used as a flashlight most of the time. At the front, Vivo NEX, a 8 megapixel f/2.0 selfie shooter It has a very innovative design. The camera remains hidden on the top edge of the phone until a camera app is opened and it switches to the front camera.

Rear Cameras

  • Performance in Good Lighting Conditions

The primary dual camera setup on the Vivo NEX performs quite well in good lighting conditions, plenty of detail, high dynamic range and great color reproduction. Just take a look at the examples below, don’t they look pretty good? The device also has an AI assistant called Jovi that automatically detects the appropriate scene and adjusts the camera settings to deliver the best picture every time.

  • Performance in Low Light Conditions

Despite the fact that the Vivo NEX’s primary 12-megapixel sensor has a wide f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, camera really struggles in low light conditions. Shots captured by the device in low light are often out of focus, causing images to be blurry and have a lot of noise. Oftentimes, images are also overexposed, so the low-light performance totally disappointed me. For a smartphone priced at Rs. The 44,990, Vivo NEX leaves a lot to be desired in the camera department.

  • Portrait Mode Performance
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The NEX’s 5-megapixel f/2.4 secondary sensor on the back is only used for depth sensing and can take great portrait shots in daylight with accurate edge detection and realistic background blur. However, just like the primary camera’s poor low-light performance, the secondary unit also suffers when it’s not getting enough light. Portrait images taken in low light are straight garbage as the device tends to blur the subject along with the background.. I would really like Vivo to pay a lot more attention to the low-light performance of the device, as that in itself would elevate the smartphone to a whole new level.

  • Video Recording Performance

The Vivo NEX is pretty much average when it comes to video recording. Dual camera setup on the back Capable of recording 4K video And in plenty of light, the camera performs great. Thanks to the optical image stabilization of the primary sensor, the videos captured are very stable and contain a sufficient amount of detail with excellent color accuracy.. Once again, the cameras struggle in low light and the videos come out so bad that I don’t even feel like talking about it. The Vivo NEX can also shoot slow motion footage at 1080p and 720p, but slow motion has a lot of noise and blurunless you’re shooting the video in bright sunlight.

Front camera

The front pop-up camera very closely follows the trend set by the rear camera setup, tackling good photos and low-light conditions in good lighting conditions. Images have very limited dynamic range and are often overexposed.. Portrait mode images captured by the selfie camera are on average, more or less like those captured by the main camera. One of the things that really stood out was the monochrome background effect on the selfie camera, which made the background black and white while keeping the subject in colour..

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Vivo NEX Camera Review: Doesn’t Live Up To Flagship Status

I had high expectations from Vivo NEX after using Vivo V9 which has a good camera. Considering the fact that the NEX is a flagship, I believed the camera performance would be much better than the mid ranger, but I was disappointed. To be honest, the Vivo NEX has a lot to do, the device has a very innovative design, a great Super AMOLED display, excellent performance and incredible battery life, but the cameras are definitely not on par with other aspects of the device. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone with a great camera, the Vivo NEX is not for you.. However, if you don’t really care that much about camera performance, the Vivo NEX is a great device for the asking price of Rs. 44,990.

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