Vivo V9 is a new and interesting smartphone from the company that has hit the market. It is Q1 2018 and looks to be the year of great cameras and notches. So Vivo V9 also has a notch at the top of the screen. The company is tagging these phones as “Perfect Shot, Perfect View”. The company is also promoting this phone for AI camera integration. Official Vivo V9 price in Nepal is Rs 37,790 at launch. The Vivo V9 is positioned as an upper-budget range device that aims to attract users with its impressive features and sleek design
Nepali market is flooded with a large variety of smartphones in the market, Vivo’s huge lineup is growing and providing more options to the Nepalese customers. As there are many options, it is important to have full knowledge before choosing a phones. So let us go into the hardware specifics of the Vivo V9 to provide our readers with a better understanding of device.
Vivo V9 Specifications and Details
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Build and Design
The Vivo V9 has a sleek and modern design, which provides a premium feel. It has a plastic body with 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm dimensions and 150 grams weight. It has a good-looking body but it is made of plastic instead of metal. The phone has a slightly curved back with dual cameras and LED flash at the top. The fingerprint scanner and Vivo logo sit at the center of the phone’s back.
The front has a big LCD screen with a wide notch a selfie camera, sensors, and an earpiece. The notch looks like the one found on the Apple iPhone X. Vivo V9 is a very sleek phone with a thin body and sleek bezels. Its left side has a SIM card tray, right side has a power button and volume buttons. The bottom side has a USB port, headphone jack, and speaker grill.
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Core Internal Hardware
On the inside, Vivo V9 runs with a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor on Snapdragon 626 SoC. The memory section includes 4 GB RAM and storage consists of 64 GB internal space. It has dual SIM support and SD card support simultaneously. This means there are three slots for all those hardware. This is what every phone should have instead of a hybrid SIM/SD card non-sense. The V9 can take a maximum of 256 GB SD card.
For power, there is a 3260 mAh battery at the back. This isn’t actually to the mark or big because V9 has a 6.3″ screen and 3260 may not be enough. However, the Snapdragon processor and Android OS may be able to help a little bit. For software, there is Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0. There is also the inclusion of essential sensors such as fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and compass enhances the overall functionality of the device.
Display and Cameras
At first glance, we can see that the Vivo V9 has a tall aspect ratio screen and a notch at top. The V9 boasts a big 6.3” IPS LCD screen. It has a resolution of 1080×2280 which is FHD+. There are very less bezels which makes the phone smaller and good looking. The big and high-resolution screen enhances the visual experience, offering vibrant colors and sharp contrasts.
Now about the main attraction which is camera. Vivo V9 holds dual camera at back. One is 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture main camera with PDAF and another is 5 MP with f/2.4 aperture for depth. There also is a dual LED flash, HDR, Bokeh, selective focus, pro mode, focus change after shot feature, 4K at 30 fps and much more. On the front, the V9 has giant 24 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. This means the front camera can take high-resolution pictures with tremendous details.
Vivo has integrated AI with its camera. It simply means there are lots of software improvements which gives better results. The photos from Vivo V9 do look very nice with great focus, exposure, color and saturation. By the way, the front camera can only record at 1920×1080 resolution at maximum. Vivo as a phone manufacturer company has always had a huge focus on camera and display.
The Vivo V9 positions itself as a good contender in the upper-budget smartphone segment, with its Snapdragon processor, beautiful design, and slim profile. As for software and features, it is running on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS on top. It has almost all the sensors including a gyrosensor, compass, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a lot more. It is a new phone with a very good camera and features but there are some things to take into account as well. It still doesn’t use USB Type C and has a plastic body even though being an expensive phone.
Many people like this phone for the display and camera. Well, that is what it is being pushed as or marketed as. The specs of the phones are also good by the way. It is a perfect phone at the price range but the above-mentioned small compromise can be a deal breaker as well. Overall Vivo V9 is a nice package giving a taste of the new bezel-less future and nice cameras.
The Vivo V9 positions itself as a formidable contender in the upper-budget smartphone segment, combining a powerful processor, generous RAM, and a sophisticated design. The dual-camera system elevates photography, capturing moments with clarity and depth. The large, high-resolution display enhances the overall visual experience, making the device well-suited for multimedia enthusiasts.