Last month, the Vivo V9 ventured into the smartphone market. The Vivo V9 is an upper mid-range Android device from the manufacturers. Also, this device is a continuation of the V series from the manufacturers.
Vivo V9 has an OS borrowed mostly from Apple’s iOS interface with the default theme on the phone having icons closely identical to the iPhone. Meanwile, the phone’s settings is accessed by swiping up from below, unlike most Android smartphones where you swipe down from the top.
Let me go ahead and review this evice.
Design and Display
Vivo V9 sports an aluminium design with a glass material on its front.
The Vivo V9 smartphone has dimensions of 1154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm (6.09 x 2.96 x 0.31 in). With a weight of 150g.
The device also has a 6.3-inch IPS Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, it has an 19:9 aspect ratio (~400 ppi density).
This smartphone has Multitouch features, with vivo’s Funtouch UI. In addition, there’s a Fingerprint sensor located at the back of the phone. Also, it comes in three colour variants: Gold, Black, and Sapphire Blue
Hardware and Software
The Vivo V9 Android smartphone comes with Android 8.0 (oreo) operating system.
Vivo V9 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with a Quad-core processor configured at Octa-core 2.2 GHz.
Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics handling.
This device offers 4Gb of RAM and 64Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can be expanded to 256Gb via a microSD card.
Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.
Camera and Battery
Vivo V9 features a Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP, f/2.0, camera. With phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.
Upfront, there’s a 24 MP, f/2.0, 1080p camera. This camera takes crisp selfies that’ll make you happy, even in lowlight.
As for battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
The Vivo V9 Android smartphone sells for about 300 EUR. Which is equivalent to N126,240.
Here are the full specifications of the Vivo V9.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm (6.09 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||150 g (5.29 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 99.1 cm2 (~85.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)|
|– Funtouch OS 4.0|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]|
|Secondary||24 MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– MP4/H.264 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Gold, Black, Sapphire Blue|
|Price||About 300 EUR|