Vivo has been pioneer in launching selfie-centric devices in India, and their latest offering – Vivo V9 – promises to take the brand ahead. It is also the first phone in India to come up with the notch, although Asus and Oppo followed suit soon. Vivo V9 price in India is around 23k, but you can always get discounts from online retailers. Below are some of the aspects worth knowing before buying this smartphone.
Specifications and hardware
Vivo V9 gets the mid-segment Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 2.2GHz Octa-core processor, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory. You can expand the ROM further up to 256 GB via a microSD card. For the OS, it runs on Funtouch OS 4.0, atop Android 8.1 out of the box. The 3260mAh non-removable battery is pretty decent, and all connectivity options and sensors are standard.
Coming to actual highlights, V9 gets the best possible display at this price. The 6.3-inch FHD+ touchscreen display comes with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels, and with 19:9 aspect ratio, the device almost channels the vibe of iPhone X, albeit at a much lower price. Being a selfie phone, this device has a 24MP shooter on the front, which works pretty well even in low light. there’s 16 MP + 5 MP dual camera setup for the rear, with AI that many may think as a buzz word. Considering the 6+-inch screen, this is a sleek device weighing just 150 grams.
Why buy V9?
If you want a smart phone that delivers what’s promised, this is a good choice by all means. It has a great display and an incredibly likeable front camera, and performance-wise, V9 doesn’t really lag behind. It has its resemblance to iPhone X, which can be either a good or bad thing, depending on what you think of it.
Quick things on the flip side
For the price, we hoped to see 6 GB RAM and probably a better battery. V9 also doesn’t have a USB Type-C port.
We like V9 for more reasons than one, and if you have used a Vivo or Oppo device before, you know that camera gets the first priority with them always. In this case, you also have a credible display and the 19:9 aspect ratio makes things so much better. On the whole, we can recommend V9 to new buyers, but do check F7, as well, which has similar features.