Vivo recently launched its next-generation flagship phone, the Vivo V9, in India. Apart from an attractive design, the V9 has a lot to look forward to including a powerful chipset, latest Android Oreo software, exciting selfie camera, and more. But is the best phone suited to your individual needs?
We have been using the phone for more than a week now and are quite impressed with the practical experience it offers. Let’s enumerate a few reasons for why this should be the next phone that you buy.
1. Stunning Design
The primary highlight of the Vivo V9 is its enchanting design. The fascia has an immersive full-view display that stretches all the way to the edges, pushing the screen-to-body ratio to a staggering 90 percent. The display is shielded with a layer 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, and the 24MP selfie camera is housed within a trendy notch at the top.
The glass-finish on the rear further adds to its appeal and makes the Vivo V9 stand out. The back panel gradually curves towards the edges where it folds to form the side panel without breaking continuity. The arched back design also makes it a breeze to handle and carry around. Moreover, Vivo bundles a good quality case in the box that protects Vivo V9 without taking away from its beauty.
2. Gorgeous Display
The 19:9 Full HD+ panel used on the Vivo V9 is mesmerizing. The display has wide dynamic range, vibrant colors that pop, high contrast, and high brightness level. It’s a great screen for enjoying multimedia content.
The notch at the top center further adds character to the phone. Vivo has thoughtfully tuned the software so as the notch never obscures content on the screen. Vivo also adds a customizable eye protect mode that comes in handy, especially while using the phone in low-light.
3. Selfie Camera
Over the years, Vivo has gradually perfected the art of selfies. The 24MP selfie camera on the V9 can seamlessly take flawless selfies with rich details and vivid colors irrespective of the ambient light. Apart from capable hardware, camera performance is also the function of a deft software.
The selfie camera software on V9 is AI-powered and is quite fun too. For the front camera, you get options like portrait mode, HDR, an excellent beautify mode, AR stickers, selfie-lighting effects, and even Live photos. All of this adds up to an amazing and complete selfie experience.
4. Dual Rear Cameras
The Vivo V9 has two cameras on the rear (12MP+5MP) and the extra sensor is used for shooting creamy DSLR like bokeh shots. The portrait mode algorithms can cleverly discern object edges and thus the end result appears completely natural. The images shot from the rear camera have a wide dynamic range and ample details. The performance doesn’t deteriorate much in low light either.
5. Solid Performance
The 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 626 SoC used on phone is the successor of the Snapdragon 625 which has been the most dependable and revered mid-range chipset throughout the last year. The Snapdragon 626 adds further refinements.
The SoC is aided by 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which means it can cater to all categories of users without breaking a sweat. The phone feels extremely snappy with day-to-day usage and all high-end games run smooth.
Moreover, the phone includes a dedicated microSD card slot which means you can augment storage without compromising on dual SIM privilege. Apart from the raw processing power, little things that matter are well covered too. The handset can pump rich audio via speakers and headphones, supports 4G VoLTE on both SIM cards, and is very reliable in terms of connectivity.
6. All day battery
The 3260mAh battery on the Vivo V9 can last really long. The 14nm process based Snapdragon 626 is extremely power efficient and the software used in the Vivo V9 has been optimized to extend mileage without hampering user experience.
The phone can easily last form one and a half day on a single charge. Besides, there are a couple of power saving profile (of varying intensity) that you can be swiftly accessed from quick settings. You can use these to further extend you mileage on particular heavy usage days.
7. Intuitive Software
The Vivo V9 has the latest Android 8.1 Oreo as base software along with Project Treble support. This is exciting because most phones today still run Android 8.0 Oreo or Android Nougat based ROMs. The Funtouch OS 4.0 skin on top is feature rich and has all the right options in the right places.
You get the option to completely hide the navigation bar and use navigation gestures for a more immersive experience, a simple swipe down on the home screen gives you access to device-wide search, you can split screen to run multiple apps or use picture-in-picture more in supported apps.
All system apps are meticulously designed and include all options and features that you will ever need without being overwhelming.
8. Fast Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor
To unlock the Vivo V9, you can use Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor, apart from the traditional means like PIN and password. The best part is that the Face Unlock is the fastest we have seen on a phone and its powered by AI. The fingerprint sensor is blazing fast and right where your index finger would naturally rest.
Fast unlocking methods go a long way in enhancing user experience. After all, these are features you use multiple times every hour and Vivo V9 gets these basics right.
8 Reasons to buy Vivo V9
These are a few reasons that make Vivo V9 a lucrative option. No other phone in its class feels as complete and exciting, and that’s why the V9 stands out. At a price of Rs. 22,990, V9 offers a great value for your hard earned money and you simply can’t go wrong with it.