While the reviewers praise the 6" Quad HD screen's brightness, clarity and sharpness, they say that the difference between a "regular" 1080p display, and a 1440p one, is not at all visible when watching video, for instance. That's not hard to explain, given that most videos you'd load on or stream, are of the HD 720p, or at most the 1080p variety, so they can't do the 1440p screen justice.
HTC One and Xperia Z2 might have a powerful competitor on their hands.As usual, Vivo went the extra mile with the audio experience on its phone, equipping it with dual rear stereo speakers. Not only that, but those are powered by a really high quality audio chip - the ESS ES9018 - supplemented by a professional-grade OPA2604 amp, so
The site also reviewed the battery life with the 3200 mAh juicer, and the heating characteristics of the phone. Vivo Xplay 3S demonstrated very good standby times, and about 5-6 hours of intensive screen-on time, like playing games, or watching streaming video, which is on par with the average for the category. They also noticed that the phone heated a bit in the mid-section, where probably the processor is located, but nothing really unbearable.
Unfortunately, if you are mulling whether to grab one of those, the first batch of 1000 preordered Xplay 3S units was released today, and sold out immediately. You can put a preorder for $656 now, and hope you will fit in the next release batch, if you absolutely have to have the first phone with Quad HD display in your hands.