Lets get started the Vivo V9 review, here in this post you will find everything about the Vivo V9. Before deciding to buy this Vivo V9 smartphone in Nepal, all you need to know is how good it is and how bad it is for you.
Every brand, at one point or another, has borrowed something from the Apple design portfolio but no other brand imitates the American tech company like Vivo. It’s all the more apparent with the Vivo V9, which features the iPhone X-type notch, vertical dual camera and an identical settings menu.
The smartphone looks interesting enough but it remains to be seen whether or not it can prove itself to be worth the price tag.
Vivo V9 Specifications
- Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm
- OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Screen size: 6.3 inches
- Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
- CPU: Snapdragon 626
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB
- Battery: 3,260mAh
- Rear camera: 16MP + 5MP
- Front camera: 24MP
Vivo V9 Review: Design and Display
Let’s start with the notch on the Vivo’s one of the smartphone ‘Vivo V9’. The whole point of employing the notch design on a smartphone is that users have more screen space allowing for better immersion. Vivo V9’s notch includes a notification LED light which adds a level of convenience to the phone.
Ideally the Vivo V9 should support a 19:9 aspect ratio but instead it runs apps at 18:9 or 16:9, depending on what the app itself supports.
TO the left of the notch, there are network connectivity, time and notification icons while on the right, there are alarm, battery, and net connectivity icons. The only real use of the top claim that the screen measures 6.3-inches. That being said, the phone isn’t compact or ergonomic but doesn’t feel bulky either thanks to its curved edges.
Vivo V9 has a plastic body, with coating on the rear to give the impression of a glass back. Since it’s made out of the plastic, the Vivo V9 phone is relatively light as well. The Pearl Black model that we were privy to, looked like a mid-range phone, which it is. That is to say, there’s nothing so unique about it that it can convince you of being a premium device but it’s not so shoddy that it could be confused for an entry level smartphone.
The power and volume buttons are stacked on the right side, with the SIM tray across on the left. The MIcroUSB port along the bottom is a little bit of a let down since USB Type-C is far more efficient. Along with the charging port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and speakers are along the bottom as well.
At the back, the Vivo V9 sports a vertical dual camera setup with a LED flash, and a fingerprint sensor.
Vivo V9 Review: Performance
Not only its like a mid-range smartphone, its internal hardware is average as well. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 626 chipset even though the Snapdragon 636 is already in the market. The Snapdragon 636 is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 626 because of its octa-core Qualcomm Kyro 260 CPU in comparison to the octa-core Arm Cortex A53. Kyro cores offer more performance than the Cortex cores and use battery more efficiently as well. If you feel that you ned more memory, then of course it is expandable to 256GB using a microSD card slot.
The display on the device is a little peculiar. It has a red tint to it and with no way to alter it, you’re basically stuck with it. It’s a little bit of a let down because with a 6.3-inch screen at its disposal, vibrant and accurate colors would’ve made the phone reach a new level.
Vivo Review: Software
Vivo V9 is powered by FunTouch OS 4.0 layered upon Android 8.1 Oreo and it has aspects that are borrowed from Apple’s iOS. For starters, the quick settings menu pops up from the bottom instead of from the top and the notifications are pulled down from the top.
The settings menu is also picked up directly from the Apple iPhone and placed onto the Vivo V9’s interface. The on-screen navigation button can be customized and if you’re not a fan of on-screen buttons to begin with, the FunTouch OS has the option of switching over to gesture based navigation. The gestures on the Vivo V9 function without any lag for the most part.
The phone also has a Motorbike mode and it allows the user to enable auto-rejection of incoming calls, mutes notifications and actually assesses the speed you’re moving at before letting you answer calls again. This feature is very convenient especially considering the traffic violations that happen by due to usage of smartphones on Nepali roads.
Aside from keeping you physically safe, the phone has face unlock, pattern, pin, password and fingerprint unlocking for phone security. The fingerprint sensor works efficiently and while the face unlock works as well, it is occasionally laggy. There is gesture recognition, Air Operation and Air Unlock as well.
One of the interesting feature of this Vivo V9 phone is the Smart Click. You can customize how the phone will respond if you long press the volume down button. You can choose between activating the flashlight, recording audio, opening the camera app, opening facebook or enabling a different app altogether.
Along with Smart Click, Vivo also has deployed whole host of ‘Smart’ options like Smart Call and Smart Low Volume in this Vivo V9 handset.
Another aspect of adding convenience to the user, is the picture in picture option while gaming. You can play games while messaging apps like WhatsApp and stay on the side in the form of a floating window.
Overall, the Vivo V9 doesn’t function all that horribly.
Vivo V9 Review: Battery life
Battery life of this Vivo V9 phone is the most disappointing. The 3260mAh battery will not last a day with average usage. By average usage, I mean Facebook, Messanger, Whatsapp, a game or two of Last Day on Earth and music on the way to work.
Vivo V9 Review: Camera
Vivo V9 has vertical dual camera with dual aperture. Vivo V9’s rear camera has a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary lens. It has the usual options for Panorama, Pro Mode, Video and Portrait modes. What they’ve added are augmented reality (AR) stickers.
AR stickers can be used in the selfie mode as well as normal mode. What’s nice about the Vivo V9 is that it has a lot more options than the Oppo F7, but it’s not pleasant usage experience at all.
In artificial light, the Vivo V9 takes bright pictures but they can be a little over saturated at times and the edges aren’t clearly defined. The Vivo V9 struggles to handle differentiated exposures and you can see colors getting smudged together.
Despite having bright results with light, the camera doesn’t do too well in low light conditions. It’s not that the pictures aren’t detailed they are and they have depth too but, they aren’t nearly vivid enough.
The front camera with a 24MP lens functions well. In fact, it functions slightly better than the Oppo F7. Even even the AI mode turned on, the Vivo phone delivers photos that look less processed than the Oppo F7.
Vivo V9 Review: Verdict
Overall, the Vivo V9 seems like a device that wasn’t thought through. They have the notch but they don’t use it properly. Vivo V9 has a big screen phone, but the colors in the display are off. The version of Android is up to date but the chipset is behind the times. There’s even a dual camera, that refuses to function in low light conditions despite over exposing shots in artificial light.
Price and Availability in Nepali market
The authorized seller of Vivo in Nepal has made availability of this Vivo V9 phone in Nepal. There is no difficulty to finding the phone here in Nepal.
The Price of Vivo V9 in Nepal (Updated Vivo V9 Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of Vivo phone for Nepal has set the price of Vivo V9 in Nepal Nrs. 34,640/– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy Vivo V9 in Nepal? (Online/Offline Vivo V9 Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy Vivo V9 in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this Vivo V9 online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.
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