Experts agree that the smartphone notch can be the next big trend, much thanks to Apple’s iPhone X. Vivo brings the same for V9, which is the latest launch from the brand. How good is the device? Should you spend 23k to buy Vivo V9? We take a look at the specifications below.
Build, display and more
V9 comes with an aluminum body, while the entire frontal panel is covered by the screen. As mentioned earlier, Vivo V9 is the first device in India to get the notch, although others like Asus have already announced new launches with the same hack. The notch on Vivo V9 is much smaller than iPhone X. The 6.3-inch FHD+ display is a really treasure for the price and offers incredible color saturation with resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The screen-to-body ratio is around 90%. The build quality is commendable, but if you compare it with Moto X4, it does feel a tad less. This is a pretty light phone at 150 grams. Vivo does offer a screen protector out of the box.
Processor, memory and more
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor of Vivo V9 is great for the range, and it features 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal memory. You can expand the memory to 256 GB via a microSD card. V9 is a dual-SIM device with Nano-SIM slots. It runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 of Vivo and gets Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box. Connectivity options include GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G, besides FM and Wi-Fi. Basic sensors are in place. Other features include touch focus, face detection, and geo-tagging.
Camera and battery
Vivo is known for its cameras, especially for the selfie cameras, and this device gets a 24Mp shooter on the front. On the rear, there are dual cameras – 16MP primary and 5MP secondary. Even in low lighting, the pictures are amazing as we tried. As for the Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery, it offers good feedback, but if you are into heavy gaming, you may want a power bank handy.
For the notch and display alone, Vivo V9 is worth the price. It would have to compete with the likes of Oppo F7 in segment, and if you wish to save some money, go for Honor 9 Lite blue. Check online to get offers and deals on Vivo devices – Overall, V9 is a steal for now, and it is meant to stay and slay!