For how much can you purchase the Vivo V9? It will cost you around Rs.29,000 – 36,000 island-wide. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it.
The phone was released in beginning of 2018, so it’s not very old. It has a large front – its screen stretches 6.3 inches across. If you have small hands, holding it might be tough.
The device is pretty ergonomic. Take a look at its sides; they’re curved well. We also love the position of its buttons – they’re in easy to reach spots. We think they’re tactile too.
Do you want expandable storage? The handset comes with a micro SD slot. Know that the ROM it offers is already decent. A 3.5 mm headphone jack would also be present.
Of course, there is a fingerprint sensor on its rear, right underneath its camera. Sadly, facial recognition would be a feature you don’t get.
The mobile is rather thin. Its dimensions are 154.8 mm x 75.1 mm x 7.9 mm. The thinner a phone is, the more premium it would feel. The handset has decent weight at 150 grams.
What material was it made from? Plastic. Thankfully, it isn’t the cheap type.
You can’t purchase the V9 in many colours. There are three options available:
We think the device looks the best in the Sapphire Blue variant.
The panel on its front isn’t very vibrant. You’ll be getting IPS LCD. As its front is so big, immersing in whatever you’re watching would be easy. This is especially true as there’s not much bezel action going on. Its screen-to-body ratio is 85.2%.
However, there is a large notch. You can disable it through the phone’s settings.
Its front is sharp. Its resolution is an impressive 1080 x 2280 pixels.
Let’s talk about its insides. It runs Android 8.1 out of the box. You can upgrade its systems to Android 10. However, upgrading to the latest Android 11 would not be possible. This is a shame as between Android 10 and 11, there have been several security features optimized.
The OS would be run through FunTouch – Vivo’s proprietary UI. It is very customizable.
That being said:
Bloat-ware would be an issue. As the UI is so heavy, its systems would be sluggish.
The chipset housed is the Snapdragon 626. It’s a processor fit for a mid-ranger. However, it can handle extensive tasks.
It comes with decent memory. 4 GB would be available, which would make moving through its systems a breeze.
As mentioned, you can expand its storage. You’ll have to buy the microSD card separately, of course. But the ROM is already decent. How do you feel about 64 GB?
The handset is thin. You wouldn’t expect it to have a large battery. No surprise, it has a small 3260 mAh unit housed. The V9 will fully drain in around a day. You can prolong its battery with expert battery saving modes. No, the unit is non-removable.
You’ll be charging it with a 10 W regular charger, which would have to be placed in its micro USB port. Micro USBs are considered dated, which is why the V9 takes so long to charge. It goes from 0-100% in well over 2 hours.
Let’s discuss its camera. Vivo isn’t known to produce good set-ups like Nokia, Apple and Samsung. As the V9 is a budget device, it’s not hard to believe that the front and back cameras don’t produce the best shots. There is a 16 MP primary lens along with a 5 MP depth sensor on its rear. The pictures taken would be especially bad in low-light.
There is a bright dual LED flash, though. Unfortunately, there is no LED sensor on its front. It consists of a 24 MP wide lens, so you won’t be Instagram-ready.
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