Bought this phone on 29th March. Best phone ever I think. I have been using Galaxy S8 as well but on this price range this is the best option and phone in the market. Battery, screen and performance everything is perfect. I highly recommend this phone.
Got this phone since the day it was launched (30th March). Here are the pros and cons that I can summarise of...
- Huge gorgeous screen with notch with pleasant display brightness & colour output
- Very light (150gm) for this kind of size.
- Ringtone is loud and clear.
- I love the keypad which having a Â‘Number RowÂ’ above and text prediction is also very good.
- Yes! It came with 3.5 jack!! (i never favour wireless)
- Earpiece is clear from the other end
- SD626 gives fluid experience so far. No lack, no hiccups and no stuttering experience (maybe because it's running on Oreo?)
- Camera result is quite good especially on daylight...although it doesn't focus as fast as the dual pixel sensor e.g. S7/S7edge onwards. Bokeh effect comes in handy for those who wanna have some creative/artistic shots.
- Camera UI resembling iOS-ish a lot. Swipe to change shooting modes.
- Battery life is good...or shall I say, very good!
- Card slot is brilliant! 2 for nano sims and 1 as dedicated for memory card!
- Finger print reading is fast...very fast!
- Very minimal bloatware...usually are those bundled a long by vivo's default apps but it's kept within fingers can count.
- GPS lock is quite instant.
- Good sounding on earphone. You can choose some earpiece simulator from vivo's range for different kinda sounding...basically it's like a preset EQ.
- App Cloning! So far only WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat...
- Camera don't have much settings to play with. Way too simple straightforward & less interesting. Although Manual mode is quite handy for certain situations.
- Camera sometimes having difficulties on lowlight condition, experiencing hit-or-miss but not always. Unless you shoot with Â‘Touch to CaptureÂ’
- Dynamic range could be better (but not an issue, depends on your creativity)
- Camera does not ON instantly but not so bad after all.
- USB Type C...no big deal but for those who has invested a lot on conventional micro usb cables...time to get some Type C for your home and workplace!
- Unable to remove some unwanted apps (a few from Google to be list with)
- Hard to find accessories for it in my country...aarrgghh!!
- Fingering magnet if you don't use cover! Thank god it came with one though.
- Unable to use latest apps...for instant example, Facebook, it is 2 version behind the latest. Not sure for the rest. So i'm using an FB that is 2 versions behind the latest one now.
- Keyboard not as fluid as Samsung/iPhone. If you type too quick, it may 'lagging' a tiny bit.
- The bulging rear camera looks like very prone to scratches especially in the pocket or on the table. So far mine still OK...not sure after a while of usage.
My final conclusion, this phone is quite capable for a mid-tier line up. Do not expect it to work like a flagship although it look very much like a flagship. Since I'm not a heavy gamer nor heavy user, so it can easily last a day before hunting for charger. Unless you want something more powerful and don't wanna spend much, just go for a pre-owned S7 Edge or Mate 9. Both are at its highest spec in its class with about the same price as the brand new Vivo v9.
Hope my review helps! cheers!
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2018The camera of this phone is just for a name if you compare this camera with his own brand Vivo... moreI use vivo v3 , it also performs way better that the Vivo v7 nd V7+. Have not checked with V5s though
Using since 2 days, awesome UI and excellent gestures. Camera performance as always brilliant and just 150 gram weight Vivo V9 is one of the lightest smartphone I have used recently.
The camera of this phone is just for a name if you compare this camera with his own brand Vivo v5s you will see the difference. The quality of Vivo v5 S camera is more better than Vivo v9 camera Vivo v5 S price at 15000
Just bought it on March 30
I'm using Galaxy Note 5 as my main, Mi 5, Redmi Note 4x (former), Redmi Note 3 Pro (former), Redmi 3 (former)
In Indonesia, it using SD450, 13MP + 2MP rear camera, others still the same
Price : IDR 4.000K (around USD 280)
On the box : Charger, USB cable, earphone, silicone case, Warranty Card and Quick start guide card, SIM ejector, screen protector (installed)
- complete in-box feature
- glamorius look-alike (19;9 with notch become eye of interest in public)
- triple slot tray (2 nano SIM + SD card tray)
- much feature on Funtouch OS 4.0
- very good front camera (I like the HDR and AI mode)
- good battery performance
- good fingerptint sensor, fast face unlock mode
- OS supporting till Android P (rumored)
- plastic body, also fingerptint magnet (use silicone case to resolve this)
- no gorilla glass screen
- standart rear camera (bokeh feature just a gimmick)
- bad performance in 3D (others I think acceptable)
- bloatware included (some of them can't be removed)
Overpriced? it's relative
but, IMHO it's worth to buy, with much feature, 19:9 with notch, great front camera (especially for selfie user)
if you compare by on-paper specs (mostly with the X brand), it's not worth to buy, I'm also X brand and S brand user
overprice statement depends on your segmentation
I think Vivo made a right decision to use SD450, because it will lower the price and place it on mid-ranged smartphone with much feature (which have a good segmentation)
but no gorilla glass and standard rear camera is a big no for me (since their tagline is perfect shot)
how can I consider it is owesome: No NFC and not support full bluetooth profiles, even not recognized Plantronics voyager legend. MTK Soc Handsets are lower DSP specs, that why
Indian cellular operators are complaint on Builders who are made MTK Soc handsets due to
download and upload lowering the signal strength than broadcost.
These china companies more implement to withstand indian market. NFC, Full bluetooth profiles support and good DSP capability modem should place on their handsets. Even though Xiaomi should support NFC and Full bluetooth profiles in their hand sets
Already launch in Indonesia, by the end of March, slightly degraded processor, and yet still very compelling device. Market seems responded positively. Around IDR4000K.
RishiGuru, 01 Apr 2018It seems Vivo have found a new way to make even more money by supplying Vivo V9 with even chea... moreYeah, the V9 may lacked on some sheer horsepower (when using SD450), but regardless of the chipset of choice, when the competition isn't tight, the vivo brand recognition among youths will help the sales of the phone.
not bad looking is good but processing speed is not good its slow working not a quick response.
i don't think so its original 4gb ram because its processing speed is too week as Compare to any latest technology phone so I'm not satisfied this device.
PKM1, 01 Apr 2018Price in India? Vivo V9 - INR 23K
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - INR 14K
TwelveMoon, 01 Apr 2018It is confirmed by vivo Indonesia that they used SD450 on vivo V9 in Indonesia instead of SD62... moreIt seems Vivo have found a new way to make even more money by supplying Vivo V9 with even cheaper SD450 as there is less competition in some countries. Where as in India where there is fierce competition in the mobile phone segment they are providing better speced SD626 for same money. Actually here with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro available, nobody will even look at V9.
Trouble-Maker, 30 Mar 2018Its SD 626 not 450It is confirmed by vivo Indonesia that they used SD450 on vivo V9 in Indonesia instead of SD626, because they have conducted "some research" that Indonesian users would need "less horsepower" chipset than users from the rest of the world, according to a local newspaper.