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    Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Pop up selfie camera, screen soundcasting, and in-display fingerprint sensor tech all feature.
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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    I have seen some of the Vivo phones and they are quite nice,but was not sure about the 4G band support.


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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Pop up selfie camera
    Aren't moving parts a big no-no in today's modern design, due to breakages?
    Always nice to see something a little different, though!

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Pop up selfie camera
    Aren't moving parts a big no-no in today's modern design, due to breakages?
    Always nice to see something a little different, though!
    It's always frowned upon. There's more info, takes a second tops for selfie camera to pop up and is rated to 45,000 actuations. And is also rated for a 6 feet drop with camera out
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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
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    Pop up selfie camera
    Aren't moving parts a big no-no in today's modern design, due to breakages?
    Always nice to see something a little different, though!
    Only for cam whores who obsessively take selfies. Everybody wants the greatest amount of screen real estate in the smallest phone possible!

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by preter_s View Post
    Only for cam whores who obsessively take selfies.
    And everyone who tried to sell me on Smartphones, back when I was using things that ran Windows Mobile 5.5... Rarely did I meet someone who hadn't dropped/sat on their stupidly big plates of glass and damaged the screen, despite using protectors.
    Incidentally, when you say "cam whores"..... to which ones do you refer?

    Quote Originally Posted by preter_s View Post
    Everybody wants the greatest amount of screen real estate in the smallest phone possible!
    I really hate that term, usually bandied about by the Selfie generation of marketing executives.
    Real estate is land and buildings, ie property that cannot easily be moved... not what we've always referred to as 'screen space' or 'screen area'!!!

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by preter_s View Post
    Only for cam whores who obsessively take selfies. Everybody wants the greatest amount of screen real estate in the smallest phone possible!
    It's why we have as few moving parts as possible though. Blackberry keeps a physical keyboard and guess which part breaks on them
    I bet it does the olde screen on when you call people too as I can't see a proximity sensor which will ruin battery life for starters.
    Also front cameras are used for facetime/video calling and face recognition for unlock amongst other things
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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by preter_s View Post
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    Pop up selfie camera
    Aren't moving parts a big no-no in today's modern design, due to breakages?
    Always nice to see something a little different, though!
    Only for cam whores who obsessively take selfies. Everybody wants the greatest amount of screen real estate in the smallest phone possible!
    Don't decide you know what "everyone" wants.
    If it was a choice between a notch forcing compromises on front facing hardware, or a top bezel offering more or better hardware I would take the top bezel every time.

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    I bet it does the olde screen on when you call people too as I can't see a proximity sensor which will ruin battery life for starters.
    IIRC, mine works on a tilt sensor.... maybe... dunno, really, just guessing. No-one phones me these days, as it's sooooooo Last Season. The future is WhatsApp via desktop, apparently... but only for those who don't use Farcebook Messenger.

    Maybe the sensor can sense through glass, or it's hidden in the earpiece-speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Also front cameras are used for facetime/video calling and face recognition for unlock amongst other things
    Don't they also ruin battery life?
    TBH, I never felt there was any point in Selfies, until I got a dog!!

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    IIRC, mine works on a tilt sensor.... maybe... dunno, really, just guessing. No-one phones me these days, as it's sooooooo Last Season. The future is WhatsApp via desktop, apparently... but only for those who don't use Farcebook Messenger.

    Maybe the sensor can sense through glass, or it's hidden in the earpiece-speaker?


    Don't they also ruin battery life?
    TBH, I never felt there was any point in Selfies, until I got a dog!!
    Lol less than screen - screen is biggest power sapping thing in a phone. No earpiece, the whole screen is the speaker and nobody has invented a proximity sensor yet that works through a screen.

    Although front facing cameras are not used by everyone, a flagship phone would not sell if it didn't have one in this day and age (generally that is) although I did read somewhere that nearly 60% of users are put off by a notch in the screen lol

    It's a solution to a problem that a lot of people don't think exists. But the phone market is saturated, manufacturers have to try to be different. It's not something I'd like as it would be the first thing I broke!
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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Front facing cameras are important for video calling!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Front facing cameras are important for video calling!
    That assumes the callers want to see yer ugly mug in the first place!!

    I've only once used the FFC for video calling, and that was only while messing about on Skype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    That assumes the callers want to see yer ugly mug in the first place!!

    I've only once used the FFC for video calling, and that was only while messing about on Skype.
    Well when you know people around the world its cheaper than flying to see them!!


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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    I don't do selfies and begrudgingly do viseo calls with the wife to see my kids. If this phone was available here, i would be all over it like a tramp on chips

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    Much nicer than *any* of the notch phones in existence - fingers crossed the mainstream manufacturers pick this up as a workable idea so we can put this awful notch fad to bed next year

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    Re: Vivo Nex full screen smartphone launched

    The pop up mechanism has been on compact cameras for eons. I doubt ther are any robustness issues here. It will be engineered for a certain number of actuations. I suspect waterproofing / resistance would be compromised with this design.

    I do think that this is taking things over the top for the gain of 3mm of screen space.

    I don't take selfies unless I'm using the front facing camera to see if I've got any food on my face after stuffing my face in the trough.

    I'd rather just not have a front facing camera. I've had one on almost every phone for the past decade or more and I rarely use it. That said, I expect the majority of the population would want the option.

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