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Vivo V9 Pro


Vivo V9 Pro
Vivo V9 Pro (V Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 6 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A72/-A53
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
6.30 inch 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900MHz; UMTS: 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900MHz; TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41); FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 154.8 x 75 ( = 0.31 x 6.09 x 2.95 in)
3260 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual: 13MP + 2MP, f/2.0
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
250 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo V9 Pro

80% Vivo V9 Pro Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
Vivo has priced the V9 Pro better than some of its other offerings, including the Vivo V9. The Vivo V9 Pro has a more powerful processor and more RAM compared to the previous model. Unfortunately, in order to keep costs low, it opted for different camera sensors, but thankfully this has not had much effect on photo quality. Priced at Rs. 17,990, the Vivo V9 Pro is actually less expensive than the Vivo V9 (Review), which is still listed at Rs. 18,990. That makes it easy to recommend the new model over the older one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Vivo V9 Pro review: Good looks, great performer but a bit steep price
Source: India Today English version
The competition is tough in this segment. There are phones like the Xiaomi Mi A2, the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Realme 2 Pro, and then there's the Poco F1 which is the only phone under Rs 20,000 to come with Snapdragon 845.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: The Vivo V9 Pro is a mid-range smartphone with a competitive price tag. It is Vivo’s improved version of the Vivo V9, featuring better hardware performance just like the Vivo V9 compared to the V7. But, this time, they have gone with the same number in the same year. The V9 Pro swaps out the Snapdragon 626 for the better performing Snapdragon 660 SoC. The RAM of the V9 Pro is also increased to 6 GB. The Snapdragon 660 SoC is an Octa-core processor with four Arm Cortex-A73 cores at 2.2 GHz and four Arm Cortex-A53 cores 1.8 GHz. The SoC is paired with an Adreno 512 GPU, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a dedicated microSD card slot which can expand storage by up to 256 GB. As for operating software, it runs on FunTouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Funtouch OS gives users access to a series of useful features, ranging from power and file management tools to photo editing and shooting options. For design, the Vivo V9 Pro looks very similar to its predecessor, which is the Vivo V9. It also has a conventional back-mounted fingerprint sensor at the rear of the smartphone. Besides using the fingerprint sensor, Vivo’s AI Face Access also allows user to unlock the phone by just looking at it. Videos and games come to life on this phone’s 15.5 cm (6.3) FHD+ 19:9 FullView display. Its 1.75 mm side bezels and its 90% screen-to-body ratio give this phone a sleek aesthetic appeal.

As for the camera, the Vivo V9 Pro comes with a dual rear camera setup. The dual rear camera consist of a 13-MP primary sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and a 2-MP secondary sensor. The 2 MP rear camera brings pictures to life by capturing the depth of the field in photos. On the front, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor along with a f/2.0 aperture. Additional camera features like AI Selfie Lighting, AI Face Beauty are also seen, which is kind of the common camera additional features on recently released smartphones. It also comes with Bokeh mode, which user can use to blur the background to highlight the subjects in the picture. For distraction-free entertainment experience, the Game mode on the Vivo V9 Pro allows the user to play games without notifications by blocking calls, messages and other alerts. Users can also customize it to let only specific persons contact them during gaming sessions. As a conclusion, the Vivo V9 Pro is a mid-range smartphone focusing on performance. Although focused on performance, the smartphone also features a decent appearance, good camera and software. It can satisfy most users requirements and run apps without major issues.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

650 MSM8956: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 6 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-10-30)