There is no denying that some smartphone makers want to be influenced by Apple’s designs. In the past, we see designed dozens of phones to look like the iPhone. Now that Apple has made a major design change with the iPhone X (review), other manufacturers have only talked about time before implementing the issue. Ashu, who showed the Zenfone 5 (2018) and the Zenfone 5Z, was the first to get excited about the iPhone X. Vivo has done the same with Vivo V9, and since Asus has not launched its offer in India, Vivo V9 has become the country’s first Android smartphone to be launched with Notch.
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Vivo V9 is making news due to its thin screen bezel and notch. Although this device looks quite interesting, but does it have the hardware to justify Rs 10,000? 22,990 price tag? We put her to the test.
Vivo V9 design
It has long and large dispaly on vivo v9. However, run it, and the top icon appears. The icon is much smaller (in width) than the iPhone X, and features an airspace, selfie camera and proximity and current light sensors. There is also a small notification light just above the airspace in its center.
The mark is flanked by a display on either side, which allows Vivo to claim that the screen measures 6.3 inches. The screen-to-body ratio is also 90%. Pick up the phone and you will see that it is light, weighing only 150 grams, mainly thanks to the use of plastic in its construction.
While it doesn’t seem to be as premium for the same price as the Moto X4 (review), it also doesn’t seem cheap. The shiny rear panel is made of high quality plastic and does not slip. However, it picks up fingerprints easily and you need to keep it clean to maintain a shiny finish. Vivo has a clear case, which you can use to avoid this problem altogether.
Vivo V9 specifications, software and features
Although Vivo V9 looks like a high-end smartphone, internal penetration is modest. The Wave is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626SC, an octa-core processor that runs at 2.2 GHz. Storage on the phone is expandable up to 256GB thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot.
Vivo V9 has a 6.3-inch IPS screen, which has a resolution of 9x aspect ratio 1080×2280 pixels. Its viewing angles are good but we know that the performance of our unit is red. Unfortunately, this phone does not have options to adjust the display output, and as a result, you have to adjust what you see.
It does not mention any type of hard glass, but the Vivo V9 sends a pre-installed screen protector. In terms of connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, dual band Wi-Fi, GPS, USB OTG and FM radio are supported. Support for 4G and VoLTE, but only one SIM can access 4G networks at a time, while another is limited to 3G connectivity.
Vivo V9 display, camera, and battery life
Vivo V9 runs without breaks or fuss. The UI is not very heavy, and with 4 GB of RAM, the phone can easily handle multi-tasking. We put the V9 through its tests, where they scored 90,565 in points while scoring 930 and 4546 in Jake Bench 4’s single and multi-core tests, respectively. The graphics perform well and the phone manages 21fps on the GFX Bench T-Rex and 6.1fps on the GFX Bench Manhattan 3.1.
The Vivo Face Unlock feature works decently in good conditions. However, in low light, the device will fail to recognize a face and ask for a pin to unlock. In such cases, the use of fingerprint sensors was faster.
Many apps have not been optimized for the V9’s 19: 9 aspect ratio. As a result, we found that Vivo V9 runs apps at 18: 9 or 16: 9 with Apple letterbox, depending on which app supports.
The 3260mAh battery provides an average battery life and we noticed that the phone needed to be plugged in late in the evening. Our uses include watching WhatsApp, watching some videos on YouTube, and PUBG Mobile, as well as Space Frontier. If your usage is below the limit, you can increase it by the end of the day. You can also help drive energy saving methods. In our HD video loop test, Vivo V9 can only manage 8 hours and 49 minutes of continuous playback, which is far below average.
Vivo V9’s dual camera module has a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Vivo has not made significant changes to the camera app compared to its predecessors, but has added AR stickers to keep the time. The V9 features an AI-powered beauty mode that Vivo claims can detect age, gender, texture, skin tone, and mild conditions, and leverage this information to increase output. Can use this functionality is also available for video calls while using WhatsApp, FB Messenger and some other apps.
The default image includes toggles for portrait format and live photo format. You can switch between panorama mode or professional mode to control your exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and autofocus. Vivo has also added a shot reflex feature that helps you focus after taking a shot.
If you are looking for a phone priced below Rs 20,000, it looks good and fast, then the V9 Pro fits the bill. Within this price range, there is definitely the Pok F1 و mon F1, which comes with Snapdragon 845 and is the fastest phone you can get in the market for around Rs 20,000 right now, but it is a phone outlet. If you do not need Snapdragon 845, then Vivo V9 Pro will work well for you.
While using the phone, I noticed that the V9 Pro battery is smooth most of the time. Switching between apps, scrolling through facebook or Twitter news feeds, or playing heavy games like Graphics Asphalt 8, Vivo V9 Pro does not show any visual restraint or hesitation in any scenario. Run Vivo V9, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and multiple apps simultaneously and V9 Pro still runs smoothly.