Vivo V9
16,900
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 16 MP + 5 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 24 MP Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 1080 x 2280 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery

Vivo V9: Price

Vivo V9: Review

Pros
  • Slim
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Big screen
Cons
  • Inconsistent camera
  • Short battery life
  • Fingerprint magnet

The Vivo V9 is launched in India on March 23, 2018. The phone has an edge-to-edge display, which has a space on top for the camera, just like the iPhone X’s notch. The handset comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The display will have an aspect ratio of 19:9, and not 18:9 as some other edge-to-edge displays. It runs Android 8 Oreo OS with the company’s FunTouch OS 4.0 on top. In terms of imaging, the V9 has a dual camera system on the back with 16MP primary and 5MP secondary depth sensor. On the front is a 24MP selfie camera with AI assisted beauty modes. The handset is available in Pearl Black and Gold colors.

DISPLAY

The smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display of capacitive touchscreen. The display features aspect ratio of 19:9 and resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.

STORAGE AND PROCESSOR

The smartphone makes use of an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 that is coupled with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 256GB with the help of a microSD card.

CAMERA

The unit uses two rear cameras - a 16MP main camera to capture sharper contrast and colour accuracy and a 5MP secondary camera to capture depth of the field, delivering advanced low light shooting capability and ultra fast auto focus. The features making the camera attractive are slow motion, time lapse photography, live photo. The front snapper houses 24MP with AI assisted beauty modes, featuring AR sticker.

CONNECTIVITY

The connectivity aspects on board include wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, wifi direct, hotspot, v4.2, microUSB v2.0, with A-GPS and dual sim.

BATTERY

It packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mah battery.

SOFTWARE

The handset runs Android 8.1(Oreo) with the company’s FunTouch OS 4.0 on top, out of the box.

SENSORS

The fingerprint sensor present on board works faster, unlocking the device within fraction of seconds.

PRICE

The Vivo V9 price in India starts from Rs. 22,990 for 4GB and 64GB variant.

Vivo V9: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI FunTouch 4.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2018
Indian Release Date 23 March, 2018
BODY
Dimensions 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.8 mm
Weight 150 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.3 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
CPU Octa Core 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 506
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 16 MP + 5 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, 4k video recording, AR Stickers
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WAV, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
Video Player MPEG4, H.263, H.264, HD
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, AI Camera
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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