Vivo’s next generation selfie-expert is now official in India. The newly launched Vivo V9 packs promising features and specifications that certainly look tempting on paper, especially if you are a selfie enthusiast. (हिंदी में पढ़े)

But we are sure there are questions and inhibitions that you need to be addressed before you take the plunge. So, let us try and answer all Vivo V9 related doubts and user queries to help you make up your mind.

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Vivo V9 Specifications

  • 6.3-inch (2160x 1080 pixels) FHD+ IPS display; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0
  • Dual Nano SIM + MicroSD card slot
  • 16MP + 5MP rear camera with f/2.0 + f/2.4 aperture, LED Flash
  • 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.99mm; Weight: 150g
  • 4G VoLTE- Band 38/40/41 supported, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Non-removable 3260mAh battery; No fast charging

Vivo V9 Price and Availability

  • Vivo V9 India price is set at Rs. 22,990
  • Vivo V9 Available on Flipkart and Amazon India and offline stores

Vivo V9 Benchmarks

Benchmark Standard Score
AnTuTu 90485
3D Mark slingshot Extreme – Valkun 421
Geekbench single core, multi-core 949, 4475
3D Mark slingshot Extreme Open GL ES 3.1 476

Vivo V9 Design and Display

Question: How is the Vivo V9 design?

Answer: The Vivo V9 casts its first spell with its exquisite looks. We have the Black color variant with us and it looks awesome. The Glossy glass-finish back panel gradually curves towards the edges where it folds to form the side frame.

The front of the phone is almost entirely covered by the display. Not to forget, it also has a notch which should feel like a change of pace to buyers. Vivo is using on-screen buttons and gestures for navigation.

The only keys here are the volume rocker and power button placed on the right edge.On the flip side, the Vivo V9 rear panel houses a vertical camera setup and a fingerprint print sensor. All in all, the Vivo V9 looks splendid from all corners.

Question: How is the Vivo V9 build quality?

Answer: The handset is mainly made of premium-grade polycarbonate. It feels solid and durable. There are no flexes or creaks in the body. Pre-booking offers listed on Amazon include one-time screen replacement for Vivo V9.

Question: How is the Vivo V9 display?

Answer: The Vivo V9 is first notch display android phone in India. The phone has a 6.3-inch tall IPS LCD panel which has 1080 X 2180 resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.

We are quite satisfied with the display quality. It manages to offer crisp visuals with good viewing angles. When it comes to color temperature, like all Vivo devices the V9 also slightly leans towards cold tones. We didn’t find any issue with the brightness level.

Question: Does Vivo V9 offer option to adjust display colors?

Answer: The V9 doesn’t allow tweaking of display’s color profile.

Question: Does the Display Notch interfere with video playback?

Answer: No, the display notch doesn’t interface with any app. It’s just there in the status bar. If you zoom video feed in apps they don’t extend to the notch either.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have a Bluelight filter?

Answer: Yes, the phone has an ‘Eye Protection Mode’ that you can access from Settings>> Display and Brightness>>Eye Protection.

Performance and Software FAQ

Question: How much internal storage space is free in Vivo V9?

Answer: In 64GB variant, we got 51GB of usable space on our V9 unit.

Question: Does Vivo V9 have a separate microSD card slot?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a dedicated dual sim slot and a microSD slot which supports SD card up to 256GB.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have USB OTG support?

Answer: Yes, USB OTG is supported. You need to go to Setting and turn on the OTG from the menu.

Question: Does Vivo V9 have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?

Answer: The Vivo V9 features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. Setting it up is easy and it lets you store up to 5 finger imprints for authentication. The fingerprint sensor is really fast and accurate.

Question: How is the Vivo V9 day-to-day or general performance?

Answer: If you compare the Vivo V9 from its predecessors, the phone comes with an upgraded Snapdragon 626 chipset which is mated to 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The phone runs smoothly without hiccups of any sort. Apps loading is a breeze and switching from one app to another shows no noticeable lag.

Question: How is Vivo V9 gaming performance?

Answer: The Vivo V9 handled gaming really well. It didn’t drop a sweat when we tested slightly heavy games at high graphics settings. We noticed on frame drops or jitteriness during gameplay. Sensors also responded aptly.

Question: What version of Android does the Vivo V9 run on?

Answer: The Vivo V9 comes running on Funtouch OS 4.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 supports Android’s Project Treble?

Answer: Yes, the Vivo V9 supports Android’s Project Treble and that could mean speedy Android updates in future.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 has heating issues?

Answer: No, it doesn’t.

Question: Does Display Notch bothers during the gameplay?

Answer: No. games don’t extend to the notch. The top strip is blacked out and the notch is hardly visible.

Vivo V9 Camera FAQ

Question: How is the Vivo V9 camera quality?

Answer: The Vivo V9 boast of a dual camera setup of 16MP and 5MP sensors where the secondary sensor is used for depth sensing. The camera software includes some AI tricks and AR stickers as well. There are plenty of shooting modes including Slo-mo, Professional mode, live images, portrait mode (for both rear and selfie camera) and others that make the camera experience engaging.

Talking about the camera quality, we found the Vivo V9 rear camera works well in daylight. The colors and white balance feel accurate, but details could have been better.  In lowlight the performance deteriorates as expected. The rear camera on the Vivo V9 isn’t ground breaking but it isn’t a deal breaker either. The overall performance is satisfactory.

Question: How is the portrait mode in Vivo V9?

Answer: You will have to manually adjust aperture in the portrait mode for the rear camera. That takes some getting used to, but once you understand the camera you will be able to shoot good quality portrait shots.

The camera can edges accurately more often than not, but parts and portions of the subject in the foreground can get blurred.

Question: How is the performance of the Vivo V9 selfie camera on?

Answer: On the selfie front, the Vivo V9 packs a 24MP selfie camera which is impressive and fun. The V9 can capture delightful selfies even in not so perfect lighting. You can also have some fun with AR stickers. Vivo has also included selfie lighting effects (similar to portrait lighting on iPhone X) that you can add while editing selfies.

Question: Can the Vivo V9 shoot 4K videos?

Answer: Yes, it can shoot 4K videos.

Question: is the Vivo V9 camera better than Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Answer: Rear camera is better on Redmi Note 5 Pro. V9 has the edge when it comes to selfie camera.

Vivo V9 Miscellaneous FAQ

Question: What kind of SIM cards does Vivo V9 support?

Answer: The Vivo V9 can hold 2 nano sim card alongside a microSD card.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have Face Unlock option? How well does it work?

Answer: Yes, the Vivo V9 does offer face unlock feature and it works really well. Once setup is complete, you can unlock the phone with a mere glance. The Face Unlock works fast and is quite reliable but it is not as secure as the fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is Vivo V9 Water resistant?

Answer: No.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 comes with back cover and screen protector?

Answer: Yes, the Vivo V9 comes with pre-applied screen protector. Vivo also packs a back cover with the phone.

Question: How is the Vivo V9 Audio quality? Does it support HiFi audio?

Answer: No, HiFi audio is not supported. The audio output via loudspeakers isn’t very loud but the quality is reasonably good. Audio output via headphones is good.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have FM radio app?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have IR blaster?

Answer: No, IR blaster is not available on the Vivo V9.

Question: Does the Vivo V9 have LED Notification light?

Answer: Yes. LED notification light is present in the notch.

Question: What are the Color options available for the Vivo V9?

Answer: The Vivo V9 comes in Perl Black, Champagne Gold and Sapphire Blue colors.

Vivo V9 Connectivity FAQ

Question: How is the call quality on Vivo V9?

Answer: Generally, the call reception quality on the phone

Question: Does the Vivo V9 support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the Vivo V9 is compatible with Jio network. It supports LTE network on both sims but you can use 4G on one sim at a time.

Question: Does Vivo V9 support native Jio Video calling or ViLTE?

Answer: No, Video calls via SIM card are not supported by default.

Question: How is the Battery backup in Vivo V9?

Answer: The phone boast of a modest 3260mAh battery manages to offer decent 6hours of screen-on time on moderate usage.

Question: Does Vivo V9 support Fast charging?

Answer: Fast charging is not supported.

Vivo V9 Quick Review: Everything You Need to Know Wanted to Know About

The Vivo V9 has many improvements compared to its predecessor and offers the right mix of features that should attract youth and budget buyers. The phone embraces all latest trends including premium design, Display Notch, extremely narrow bezels, face unlock, Android 8.1 Oreo and what not.

In terms of performance, the Vivo V9 practical experience didn’t leave us wanting for more. The phone could handle what we threw at it with ease. Having said that, we will further test the stability and performance of the device and will share more details in our full review.

Your question is still unanswered? Well, do let us know and will try and answer it for you.

Vivo V9 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Killer looks
  • Reliable performance
  • Selfie Camera
  • Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor

Cons

  • Software UI
  • No fast charging

Vivo V9 Review – An Awesome Looking Phone For Selfie Enthusiasts

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