The Vivo NEX S is one of the two NEX-branded handsets that Vivo introduced quite recently, and the phone’s durability test surfaced on JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. The VIVO NEX S is actually the most powerful NEX-branded smartphone that the company introduced, even though it’s almost identical to the NEX A in terms of the design. Having said that, the aforementioned durability test has been published in a video format, and that video is embedded down below.
That being said, the Vivo NEX S is made out of metal and glass, and its ‘Elevating’ camera is one of its main features, as it pops up when you switch to the front-facing camera UI in the camera menu. As per usual, Jerry begins this durability test with a screen scratch test, and he was able to scratch the Vivo NEX S’ screen using a level 6 pick, while deeper scratches were made using a level 7 pick, which is in line with today’s flagships. The Vivo NEX S also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and even when the display is scratched on the portion where the scanner is placed, it will continue working as normal. The source scratched the phone’s sides, in order to verify the phone’s frame is made out of metal, and he did the same for the front-facing camera, in order to confirm that glass is applied on top of the lens itself.
The phone’s physical buttons are also made out of metal, as expected, the same goes for the SIM card tray. The phone’s rear-facing cameras are covered in glass, and the same can be said for the phone’s dual-LED flash. The phone’s AMOLED display lasted for 16 seconds under a direct flame, before pixels shut off, which is quite impressive actually, even though the test itself is kind of pointless. The phone bent a bit when Jerry applied pressure on it, both from its front and back, though it did not break in half. The source will quite probably release a video teardown of the phone as well, in the near future, so stay tuned for that.