It’s not surprising to know that iPhone X has inspired budget brands to do better. If you want a phone that almost feels like Apple’s new launch but at a much lower price, Vivo V9 might be the one for you! Launched in April 2018, this is the first device in India to come up with the display notch at a price of around 23k. No wonder, Oppo followed the line and launched F7, which almost has similar features. So, should you buy Vivo V9 gold? Check the specifications and take a call!
Hardware and basics
V9 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 2.2GHz Octa-core processor and has 4GB of RAM with 64 GB of ROM. Internal memory can be further expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The device gets its power from a3260mAh non-removable battery, and while it gets Android 8.1 out of the box, it runs on Vivo’s custom skin – Funtouch OS 4.0. Since V9 is being sold as a selfie device, it is not at all surprising that the brand has packed a solid 24 MP shooter on the front. On the rear, there’s a 16 MP + 5 MP dual setup. With 19:9 aspect ratio, the 6.3-inch FHD+ touchscreen display is easily one of the many highlights of the device, with resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. For the size, it just weighs 150 grams, which is certainly sleek and feels extremely premium.
Should you buy V9?
Well, if you go by hardware and software details, things could have been better, but we tried using V9 for extensive gaming and video calling and have no issues. For the price, 6 GB RAM and USB Type-C port were expected inclusions, but you may not miss these aspects, especially considering the focus on cameras and display. It would have to compete with F7 from Oppo, and both devices may feel similar to new buyers. For those who are used to stock Android experience, it may take a while to like both these smart phones, which use custom OS from respective brands.
Overall, Vivo V9 is a winner for selfie lovers and it does impress with the specifications in the practical sense, if not on paper. If you want to grab the best deal on the phone, just check the online stores for EMI and other options. Clicking the best pictures on the go just got better!