Vivo V9


Vivo V9
Vivo V9 (V Series)
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
6.3 inch 21:10, 2280 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint, microUSB
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 154.8 x 75.1 ( = 0.31 x 6.09 x 2.96 in)
3260 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual-camera 16MP + 5MP f/2.0
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 73.9% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 76% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Vivo V9

vivo V9 review - The Android phone that has the closest iPhone X experience
Source: Tech Nave English
Much like how the rakyat have let their voices be heard, vivo has certainly taken note of the customers' dissatisfaction on the V7. We think the V9 is an improvement, most particularly for its AI Face Beauty, AI HDR, respectable performance from the battery and processor and other said-features in this reviews. Moreover, if you got used to the sliding navigation gestures from the settings, this is probably the closest Android phone with an 'iPhone X' experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2018
83% Vivo V9 review: An iPhone X clone with AI selfies
Source: Android Authority English
The Vivo V9 is currently only available in India for Rs. 23,990 (~$360). Despite the iPhone’s influence, it’s a very good midrange smartphone with some great qualities, but it’s also tough to recommend to U.S. buyers. Comparable alternatives like the Honor 7X are not only cheaper, but also sold in the U.S. If you’re able to easily get your hands on a Vivo V9, it isn’t a bad choice. Vivo has more exciting smartphone releases coming up for everyone else.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
Vivo V9 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Coming to the verdict, is the Vivo V9 is worth it for all that what it offers? To answer that, what makes Vivo V9 at least better in the segment are the FullScreen notched display and glass design, lightweight, mind-boggling selfies, a dual camera that’s capable of taking portraits, and the Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2018
Vivo V9 Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Vivo V9 is decent smartphone with a large FullView 19:9 display in a compact body, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) and has good front and decent rear cameras. The phone also has dedicated SIM and microSD card slots, but Vivo could have gone with a better Snapdragon SoC and a metal body to compete with other phones in the range to justify the price tag of Rs. 22,990.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2018
70% Vivo V9 Review: An iPhone X wannabe with one of the best selfie cameras around
Source: Tech2 English
If you are looking for a much powerful device and don’t really require that great a front camera, then you can look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Redmi Note 5. If you want a much more stylish offering then you can look at the Moto X4. However, if your priority is great selfies and you don't mind walking around with an iPhone X wannabe, you need look no further than the Vivo V9.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75%
73% Vivo V9 Review: Strictly for Selfie Fanatics
Source: Tech PP English
I hope it’s clear why I earlier mentioned the V9 fails to yield that X factor the company was hoping it would. That being said, the two features Vivo is primarily boasting about — the screen and the selfie camera do work as advertised. But the rest, unfortunately, falters. The rear camera is inconsistent, the software is in a desperate need of an overhaul, the performance is middling… you get the idea. At Rs 22,999, I certainly can not recommend the Vivo V9 to everyone but if you’re someone who strictly prioritizes selfies and a unique design, you can consider it. Although I would suggest taking a look at Motorola’s Moto X4 or even the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro, both of which are significantly more well-balanced phones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 65% workmanship: 85%
78% Vivo V9 Review – Perfect Shot Perfect View
Source: Phone World English
Vivo V9 is a brilliant smartphone with extraordinary camera results in the same design as iPhone X. Its camera is ist best part plus the Qualcomm chipset makes it better, so if you want to buy the reasonable smartphone with good features then must try Vivo V9, you won’t regret!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Vivo V9 review: Price is Rs 22,990, and here’s how it performs
Source: The Indian Express English
Vivo V9 cannot compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X, and no one expected it to. At Rs 22,990, Vivo V9 targets the masses. The handset should appeal to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded smartphone that is equipped to handle anything. Vivo V9 competes with the Oppo F7, Moto X4, and Honor 8 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Vivo V9 Review: Perfect selfies but 'notch'ing else matters
Source: Gadget Show English
Frankly, the Vivo V9 is a hard smartphone to judge. It lives up the selfie promise, has an impressive display and the 19:9 aspect ratio also is extremely handy. AI is more of a buzzword as the real impact of it can hardly be noticed. Priced at Rs 22,999, it’s not a budget smartphone. What lets it down is the mid-range specs and the software experience. With a flagship device you expect top-notch specifications which the Vivo V9 lacks. Yet, it’s a smartphone that delivers performance which most users will find it more than acceptable. It’s biggest competitor will be the recently launched Oppo F7 as that too is a selfie centric device. In the battle of selfies, Vivo might have a winner on its hands. Overall as a smartphone one can’t help but feel that the V9 could’ve been a much better device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Vivo V9 review: Lots of style, some substance
Source: The Indian Express English
The Vivo V9, at Rs 22,990, is all about the style. That's not to say that it's lacking on substance. The V9 looks good, has a neat display, metes out good performance and has capable camera credentials. Having said that, there's still room for improvement here. It could have done with a sturdier build. It could have done with some more power under the hood. And it could have done with a bigger battery while at it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
86% Vivo V9 Review – the affordable Notch Style Smartphone
Source: English
Vivo V9 is a really good handset that looks great, is light weight, performance is impressive and battery life is decent enough. Camera quality is excellent and you get a separate micro SD card slot. A very good option to consider if you are looking for a Notch Style smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
70% Vivo V9 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With the V9, Vivo has managed to ship the first Android phone with a notch in India - for whatever that's worth. It has decent hardware, and the software has lots of customisations. The display helps it stand out from the rest, and those wanting to show off a phone with a notch now have this option at a price that's certainly a lot more affordable than the iPhone X.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
vivo V9 hands-on video
Source: Tech Nave English
So it's finally here, the vivo V9 was unveiled and believe it or not, it's actually Malaysia's first device with a 19:9 screen-to-body aspect ratio to be sold commercially for RM1399. As premium as it looks, this device is actually a mid-range tier with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 4GB + 64GB memory capacity, a 6.3-inch display in Full HD+ resolution, 3260mAh battery, a dual rear camera (16MP + 5MP), a mega 24MP front camera, and multiple A.I. features pre-installed inside. Here's our first impression of the phone in the hands-on video below.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2018
Vivo V9 First Impressions
Source: Mobygyaan English
As far as the design is concerned, it definitely gets attention, the FullView display looks amazing and its glass body sets it apart from the competition. Android Oreo ensures that it has all the latest updates and patches. The camera took decent shots, the AI Bokeh mode enables you to add the blur effect in the background while the selfies turn out to be similar to that of Vivo V7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2018
Vivo V9 Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
Vivo just announced its latest flagship, the Vivo V9 surprisingly with a notch at the top and almost bezel-less display. Also being a selfie phone with 24 MP front camera, it’s gorgeously looking glass body and dual cameras makes the phone incredible. Here’s the Vivo V9.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2018
Vivo V9 Unboxing and first impression
Source: English
There is 3260 mAh non-removable battery, fast charging is not supported. Rear camera is 16MP + 5MP and front camera is 24MP. Wait for the full review wherein I will cover the performance, heating, gaming, camera quality with sample and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2018
Vivo V9 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Vivo V9 is priced at Rs. 22,990, and will be available in retail starting on April 2. With this phone, it looks as though Vivo is targeting an audience that wants an iPhone X lookalike on a budget. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full Vivo V9 review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018
Vivo's new V9 joins the notch bandwagon
Source: CNet English
Besides the software enhancements, the V9 boasts of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, which puts this phone in the midrange bracket. Pricing has not been revealed, but you'll likely be able to buy this in China. Given that my hands-on unit sports Hong Kong localization and a retail sticker from the Philippines, it's likely the V9 will head to other markets in the region pretty soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/22/2018

Foreign Reviews

64% Эксклюзивный обзор Vivo V9: «двойник» iPhone X, который в три раза дешевле
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Обзор смартфона Vivo V9: смышленый модник
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good selfie camera; support both dual SIM and microSD slot; good autonomy. Negative: High price; plastic case; no NFC; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2018
Vivo V9 — еще один смартфон в популярном сегменте
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; good price; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Обзор Vivo V9: идеальный смартфон для тех, кто любит развлекаться
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; excellent selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2018
Обзор Vivo V9. Плюсы и минусы смартфона
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; great built quality; nice selfie camera; good display. Negative: No NFC; no quick charging; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết Vivo V9: Vẫn đáng mua dù giá hơi cao
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2018
Đánh giá Vivo V9: Màn hình lớn, camera ổn
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; good selfie camera; decent performance. Negative: Relatively high price; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2018
Vivo V9 ra mắt ở VN: Camera selfie 24 MP, giá 8 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive selfie camera; nice design; good display; decent hardware; nice speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2018
Trên tay, đánh giá nhanh Vivo V9: Con lai giữa iPhone X và Galaxy S9
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; metal case; excellent cameras; decent hardware. Negative: No USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2018
Review Vivo V9: Lebih Kencang, Layar Kekinian, dan Berkamera Ganda
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice performance; powerful processor; good cameras. Negative: No wireless charging; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2018


Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. 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.
626: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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0.15 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

73.9%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Xiaomi Redmi S2
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625
Samsung Galaxy A6+ 2018
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450
Vivo Y85
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450
HTC Desire 12+
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625
Wiko View 2 Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo S5
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.155 kg
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 5.7", 0.167 kg
ZTE Blade V9
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 5.7", 0.153 kg
Vivo V7
Adreno 506, unknown, 5.7", 0.139 kg
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Adreno 506, unknown, 5.7", 0.157 kg
BlackBerry Motion
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.167 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Vivo Y71
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 6", 0.15 kg
Vivo X20
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.159 kg
Vivo X21
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 6.28", 0.1562 kg
Vivo X20 Plus
Adreno 220, Snapdragon S3 MSM8660, 6.43", 0.1815 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04- 3)