Vivo and Oppo have been battling it out for a while in selfie-smartphone segment, and Vivo has finally taken the leap with its new launch – V9. Vivo V9 is the first smartphone in India to feature the display notch, borrowed from Apple iPhone X. In fact, the back panel of the device also has similarities with Apple’s flagship device. Priced at 23k in India, Vivo V9 will have to compete with Moto X4 and Oppo F7, while buyers might also be interested in cheaper devices, like Honor 9 Lite 64 GB. Below is a quick take on the features.
- Vivo V9 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor with 4 GB RAM. It has 64 GB of onboard memory, which can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. Vivo has packed the device with a screen protector. Also, this is a dual-SIM phone, with Nano-SIM slots.
- The main feature of the device is the display notch. It comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, which has a screen-to-body ratio of around 90%. The screen resolution is 1080×2280 pixels. We tried the device for heavy graphics-based gaming, and it worked perfectly.
- V9 is a great phone in terms of build quality. The back panel is made of aluminum, while the entire frontal panel is covered by the screen. It doesn’t feel as premium as Moto X4 but is not cheap either. This is also light weight device at 150 grams.
- In terms of camera, it has a 24MP shooter on the front – a perfect example for expensive Vivo devices. On the rear, you get two cameras – a 16MP primary shooter and a 5MP secondary one. The phone offers incredible pictures even in low lighting, which remains a highlight.
- The phone gets powered by a 3260mAh battery, which is non-removable and offers a day’s charge. If you are into gaming or watch videos throughout your free time, you may need to charge it at the end of the day.
- All the connectivity options, including GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, USB OTG, FM, and Wi-Fi are as expected, and it also has all the basic sensors for the price point. It also comes with ouch focus, face detection, and geo-tagging
Should you buy Vivo V9? Yes, definitely. Online stores have some incredible offers on the product, so check for that. Asus may have announced the notch for upcoming devices, but for now, Vivo V9 is a clear winner by all means.