Vivo V9 Review: Everything About The Amazing Camera Smartphone

The recently launched Android smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is Vivo V9. Inspired by the Apple iPhone X design, the Vivo V9 in Dubai adopts the same notch design. This mid-range smartphone is ought to pack in the impressive spec sheet that easily makes it consider as a high-end flagship. Another highlight of the Vivo V9 is its camera that can capture good photos.



Considering the camera upgrade, the Vivo V9 in UAE makes its way to the list of best camera smartphones in 2018. Yes! The specs included make the smartphone definitely an interesting option, but now we need to check whether it is worthy to pay for or not.

Design & Display

The Vivo V9 features 6.3-inches display with a metal unibody design and a small notch on the top. The notch design gives room for the larger display and runs on 18:9 aspect ratio. With a screen resolution of 2246 X 1090 pixels, you will never have to face any problem while reading, browsing or gaming. The Vivo V9 weights at just 150g and holds a body to screen ratio of 90%. Though made of plastic, the device doesn’t feel cheap.


Thanks to the glossy rear panel that gives it a premium look and the rounded corners make the device handy and comfortable to hold. Furthermore, the Vivo V9 is equipped with a micro-USB port, 3.5, headphone jack along with a microphone. The rear end has a vertically placed dual rear camera, LED flash, fingerprint reader along with a Vivo branding.

Processor & Performance

Talking about the software, the Vivo V9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Funtouch OS layered on the top. The interface packs in loads of features that allows the user to have easy access while using the smartphone. It is powered by a Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor that can easily handle day-to-day tasks.



Even if there are several apps running in the background, the device will never let you slow down. The processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and an internal storage of 64GB.


Here comes the main attraction of the smartphone is the camera especially the front snapper. The device features 24MP front shooter with AI mode that can automatically detect and enhance the beauty of the selfies. The rear end houses vertically placed dual camera as in Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. It features 16MP sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor to achieve those portrait shots.


The Vivo V9 shoots the great quality images in detail, especially in daylight conditions. However, the low light performance is not as expected and definitely needs an improvement. Another main feature is the selfie camera can shoot 4K videos which we may not see even in the Oppo F7.


Though a bit disappointing, but to specify the Vivo V9 Dubai features 3260mAh battery. Unfortunately, the battery will not last for a day with a moderate usage. Overall, the device can last for an average of 8 hours with a single charge. Despite upgrading the battery from 3000mAh in Vivo V7 to 3260mAh battery, it hardly strives to offer a full working day battery life.




The Vivo V9 Dubai price may be around AED 1799. There is only single storage variant of the smartphone with 4GB RAM/ 64GB of onboard storage. Its beautiful design, decent hardware with huge software customization options make the device worthy enough to purchase. Ideally, the Vivo V9 would be the best alternative for those who cannot afford to pay for iPhone X.

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