The obsession with iPhone X continues, as Vivo launches V9 with striking design similarities. Vivo V9 is the first device in the country to also feature the notch, although Asus will follow suit soon. In terms of competition, V9 will be pitted Oppo’s recent launch – F7 and Moto X4. The Indian smartphone market is a saturated one, with devices like Gionee S10 and Redmi series, on offer. Can Vivo V9 find a place? We review the device below for your help.
Vivo V9 has a striking design, which is comparable to iPhone X. The build quality isn’t extraordinary, but this doesn’t like a cheap device at all. Weighing at just 150 grams, this is a slim phone with aluminium back and a screen that covers the entire front panel. In all fairness, Vivo V9 is certainly not the best in terms of hardware specifications on paper. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor is okay for the price point, with 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM. Thankfully, it does come loaded with Android 8.1, but uses the Funtouch OS 4.0 UI skin from the brand. The memory is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The 3260mAh battery for V9 is okay at best.
Worth-mentioning display and cameras
The best thing about V9 is the 6.3-inch FHD+ display, which comes with 19:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. Everything from contrast and saturation is to the point. Of course, you also have the notch, which remains a selling point. In terms of camera, you get a 24MP shooter on the front without flash, while there’s 16MP+5MP camera setup on the rear. Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, and Accelerometer are included sensors, and connectivity options are standard.
Did we like Vivo V9?
To be fair, V9 is a good device. It was launched for 23k, slightly higher than F7, but you can always get an offer. Check for Vivo V9 at TataCLiQ at amazing discounts and with EMI choices. It doesn’t offer the best package overall considering the price but can give most mobiles in the same segment a good run for money. We tested V9 for performance and camera and found no issues whatsoever. The camera takes good selfies, but the rear cameras are basic at best. You may consider F7 for the same price, but Vivo has certainly got things rolling with the notch.