VIVO V9 is a new mid-range flagship device that comes with sleek and
stylish design, and it does impress on many fronts. Most importantly it
is significantly cheaper than the Apple iPhone X. Will the Vivo V9 be
your next purchase? Let’s find out in our detailed review of the VIVO
V9whether the hype is justified or not.
VIVO V9 Specifications
Screen Size:6.3-inch IPS LCD screen (2280 x 1080 pixels) and 2.5D glass
Display: Full View TM Display and 90% screen-to-body ratio
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor
RAM: 4GB RAM
Internal Memory:64GB storage
Additional Memory: MicroSD support up to 256GB
Back Camera: 16MP+5MP dual rear cameras, f2.0 aperture
Front Camera: 24MP front camera
Supports AI Selfie Lighting and Rear Flash
Battery: 3260mAh battery
Operating System: Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android Oreo 8.1
Weight: 150 grams
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, FM Radio
SIM Slots: 2 Nano SIM Card Slots
Additional Features: AI Bokeh, AR Stickers, AI HDR, AI Face Beauty,
Slow-Motion video, 4K video and Gender Detection.
VIVO V9 Design & Display
As per the media reports, Vivo V9 is a clone of iPhone X in terms of
design. But the buzz ends once the device is in your hands. It has a
notch bezel-less screen and features a vertically stacked dual camera
set up at the back. Vivo V9 is made out of a plastic shell with a
metallic finish not of a glass body like that of iPhone X.
90% Screen to Body Ratio
Sleek and innovative VIVO V9 features the new 19:9 Full View Display
with smaller bezel, and a massive 90% screen-to-body ratio. The display
of VIVO V9 dominates the front and allows the users to enjoy bigger and
bolder ground breaking visuals display when you watch movies, or display
Back & Front Display
The power and the volume buttons are placed on the right, whereas the
SIM tray is placed on the left. Micro USB port is at the bottom of Vivo
V9. There is a bottom firing single speaker with loudest sound placed on
the audio front. Unlike iPhone X, VIVO V9 comes with a 3.5mm headphone
jack. The phone also features a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Larger Than Life Screen
VIVO V9 sports a 6.3-inches IPS screen with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3
panel on top. With high-end resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, the VIVO
V9 displays everything in immense clarity. The display is perfect to be
used indoors for capturing selfies, images, and videos. It might
irritate the users under the sunlight.
AI Enhanced User Experience
The best thing about VIVO V9 is the availability of AI Smart Engine
which ensures the effective performance by optimizing and supporting the
phone’s operations. It prioritizes system resources according to user
Facial Unlocking technology with AI Face Access is improved in VIVO V9;
it can easily detect the reflection of skin and subtle face movements
that reduces the chances of unlocking the screen while displaying images
or videos instead of face.
VIVO V9’s AI Attention sensor also recognizes when you’re looking at the
screen, as it minimizes the disruptions by automatically reducing the
volume of message alerts, incoming calls and alarms.
Vivo V9 Performance
Powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor and massive 4GB RAM, Vivo V9 is
perfect mid range device that runs like a flagship. Vivo V9 can handle
all your multi tasking, and top notch applications can run smoothly
without any glitch or issues of device slowing down. You can instantly
open popular apps like Face Book and Twitter instantly on Vivo V9.
Massive gaming can also be handled with ease. The Vivo V9 comes with
64GB built in storage, along with a micro SD card support that can
extend the space up to 256GB.
VIVO V9 Operating System
Running on Android 8.1 Oreo, Vivo V9 features company’s own FunTouch 4.1
UI on top. Unfortunately, icons and setting features looks similar to
iOS, and it is loaded with bunch of irrelevant apps. Gesture based
navigation is enabled, as VIVO takes the advantage of taller screen.
This swipe-based gesture navigation works without any delay or lag.
VIVO V9 Cameras
VIVO V9 is equipped with 16MP and 5MP back snappers placed vertically,
along with a single LED flash. The camera results are immensely
impressive, as VIVO V9 captures its subject outdoors in perfect clarity
and brightness. On the front, there is a 24MP camera for taking selfie
and making video calls on Skype or Whats App. It has also got an
AI-powered beautify mode.
VIVO V9 features advanced machine that provide a unique AI-powered
mobile experience that enhances multiple features such as AI Face
Beauty, AI Smart Engine and AI Selfie Lighting.
The AI Face Beauty utilizes the extensive data of one million facial
images that easily detects the gender, age, skin tone & texture with
respect to the brightness in the environment. Other AI photography
features include the new AI Selfie Lighting, which uses a new algorithm
to transform the original 2D photo into a 3D model. Users can create
their own masterpieces using this feature.
Do not expect VIVO V9 to give you performance like iPhone X, or compete
with the likes of high end Samsung Galaxy S9. The price of Rs 37,999Vivo
V9 targets the masses providing them efficiency and awesome photography
VIVO V9 Specifications