Vivo V9 Pro
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Vivo V9 Pro
Source: NDTV Gadgets
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%
Source: India Today
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
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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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