VIVO is definitely all about taking risks. It was the first OEM to introduce the under-screen fingerprint sensor on a smartphone way back in 2017—-even way earlier than Samsung. And then last year, it rolled out the Vivo NEX with its pop-up camera. A few months later, we learned about a Vivo NEX 2 which turned out to be the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition. The next-gen Vivo NEX is different from the first NEX model because of the design.

Vivo implemented a dual-screen design that allows the high-specced main cameras to be used for selfies. It doesn’t have a real selfie camera because the rear cams are enough.

You can check the selfie view on the rear screen. That’s right. Both sides of the phone have screens.

JerryRigEverything did a teardown analysis of the smartphone to see what’s inside. Watch the full video below:

The phone already survived Zack Nelson’s Durability Test earlier but opening the device was a different matter. The Vivo NEX DDE doesn’t appear to be robust because of the glass design. Zack proved it because of the early cracked glass when prying open.

Remove the front display first to see how the other parts are attached. We see a lot of screws so you can say it is difficult to tear down.

The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is low in repairability. To answer the question if it’s worth your money, maybe, if you’re into novelty.