Vivo V9 Pro Review: Specifications, features, Comparison

 SMTV Desk 2018-11-05 18:10:34  vivo new phone, vivo v9, Rs. 20,000 mark,
Vivo V9 Pro Review: Specifications, features, Comparison

When the Vivo V9 Rs. 14,579 was launched in India, it was the first Android device to sport a notch. It was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC and had 4GB of RAM, and we felt that it was relatively powerful when we reviewed it.

Soon after, we saw far better phones being launched at around the Rs. 20,000 mark, which made the Vivo V9 look overpriced for what it had to offer.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Rs. 14,960 (Review), for instance, offered a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor at just Rs. 16,999 and the Poco F1 Rs. 20,999 (Review) was a powerhouse starting at Rs. 20,999. Vivo felt the heat and dropped the price of the Vivo V9 (Review) to stay relevant.

Now, with even more competition in the market, Vivo has dropped the Vivo V9 Pro Rs. 17,990, which packs in better hardware and is still comparatively affordable at Rs. 17,990. Does the bump in hardware make it a better package? We take a look to find out.

The Vivo V9 Pro could pass off for the V9, because visually, these two are identical. It is slim and the curved sides make it easy to hold. Just like the V9, the Vivo V9 Pro has a notch at the top of the display which houses the earpiece, sensors, notification LED, and selfie camera.

The notch is compact and liberates a lot of screen real estate on either side. The 6.3-inch display has thin bezels all around except the bottom where it is comparatively thicker. Vivo has managed to keep the weight under control, and the device weighs just 150g.

At the bottom, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port, and a loudspeaker grille. In the time that we spent with the Vivo V9 Pro, we weren t happy with the headphone jack placement as it would come in the way while playing games in landscape mode.

The top of the phone is bare. Vivo has positioned the power and the volume buttons on the right of the device, and they are easy to reach. The left side of the device only has the SIM tray which has dual Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot.