Vivo V9 Review – the affordable Notch Style Smartphone

Vivo Mobiles have launched the V9 in India. This handset comes with dual cameras setup on the back and unique thing is the 19:9 aspect ratio screen with Notch Style display. So how is this Vivo V9 handset, to know more read the review.

Notch Style is catching up and we will see a lot more new handsets that will be launched with this (Notch) style. What makes the Vivo V9 a really cool handset is the screen, dual cameras on the rear, perfect selfie camera that can shoot in bokeh mode and decent battery life.

The hardware is also quite powerful Snapdragon 626, well known. Camera quality is excellent. This handset is priced at Rs. 22,990. Vivo sells in offline market and considering their pricing strategy in offline markets the Vivo V9 is decently price.

If you buy mobile phones from online markets then this will seem too costly for you, but for now this is the cheapest Notch style smartphone available in India.

Vivo V9 Review

Vivo V9 features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Vivo V9) :  handset, user manual, silicon case, data cable (USB to micro USB), a good quality earphone, SIM ejector pin and travel charger 5V/2A.
SAR : 1.380 head and 0.406 body
Weight and Thickness : 150 grams and 7.5mm thickness
Body : Plastic body, curvy design, very comfortable to hold and use.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano + Micro SD (separate micro SD slot)
Screen  :  6.3 inches, FullView (19:9 aspect ratio, Notch style), 2280  x 1080 pixels resolution – FHD+, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Ambient Light sensor, step, hall
Security : Finger Print sensor on back, Face Unlock
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 4GB (about 1.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
OS : Android v8.1 Oreo

Vivo V9 display

Vivo V9 Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 64 bit, octa core @ 2.2GHz
GPU :  Adreno 506
Heating : low
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, hardly heats up.

Vivo V9 Benchmark

Antutu : 90006 / 12859
NenaMark3 :  59.3fps (3-2)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  285 MB/s read  and 241 MB/s write

Vivo V9 Gaming Review

Modern combat 5 and Asphalt 8 game in high quality mode played well, no issues as such.

Vivo V9 performance

Vivo V9 Camera Review

Rear Camera : 16MP + 5MP, AF, F/2.0, LED flash
Front Camera : 24MP
Video Recording : 4K

Camera quality is excellent, the dual cameras on the back does a really good job, the bokeh effects are pretty good and so is the edge detection. Front camera is 24MP, single camera but you can shoot bokeh style selfies and that too is really impressive.

There is AR sticker mode with a lot of stickers that will adjust on a face in real time and then you can click the shutter. Low light / Night shots in Auto mode is not at all impressive but if you switch to manual mode then the output is a lot better.

Check the samples below. This handset can shoot 4K videos, there is no stabilization.

Camera Rating : 4.3 out of 5

Vivo V9 Camera Samples

Vivo V9 camera Sample hydrant normal mode Vivo V9 camera Sample hydrant bokeh Vivo V9 camera Sample tree Vivo V9 camera Sample tree rope Vivo V9 camera Sample tree rope 2 Vivo V9 camera Sample long shot Vivo V9 camera Sample selfie outdoor Vivo V9 camera Sample selfie indoor Vivo V9 camera Sample night auto mode Vivo V9 camera Sample night manual mode

Download Original Image files (right click and save) (do not use it for commercial purpose, without permission of gogi.in).

Other features

Sound is loud and clear, finger print sensor on the rear is fast and accurate, there is face unlock too and it decently fast – not as fast as finger print sensor.

Vivo V9  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3260 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : about 2 hours 20 minutes or so  using the charger provided
Battery Life : 7 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half  days, depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 31 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 12 minutes / 3% / 33 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 38 minutes / 9% / 34 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  21 minutes / 5% / 35 degrees

Verdict

Vivo V9 is a really good handset that looks great, is light weight, performance is impressive and battery life is decent enough. Camera quality is excellent and you get a separate micro SD card slot. A very good option to consider if you are looking for a Notch Style smartphone.

Rating : 4.3  out of 5

Vivo V9 price in India is Rs. 22,990.

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