iPHONE X will always be reviewed for its notch on display. They tried to disrupt the phone design field .It was initially criticized as always happen for any disruption. iPhone X got mixed review for this feature. But very soon after we witnessed other manufacturers falling this new feature in their phones. Zenfone, Zenfone Z5 and Asus has already implemented this notch feature in their phones. One of the leading phone manufacturers and sellers in India Vivo has also implemented notch display in their latest Vivo V9 . Infect Vivo v9 his first ever Android phone to implement notch display in their phones.
The key selling point of Vivo V9 is its design. At first glance, it looks like any other phone with a taller display. Power the phone on, and the notch becomes visible. The Vivo V9 has thin borders on the sides and top of the screen, and a slightly thicker one at the bottom. The notch sits at the top and houses the 24-megapixel selfie camera, earpiece, notification LED, and other sensors.
Vivo V9 have also introduced vertically stacked dual camera just like iPhone X and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. This is really a cool feature in Vivo V9 review.
A single-LED flash is positioned right below it. Since the front is dominated by the display, the Vivo V9 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is positioned slightly too high for our liking, but is quick to unlock the phone. Vivo has also implemented face recognition for the Vivo V9, using the selfie camera. Face recognition feature works well when you are in well lighted space but at the places where light is dim you may have to try multiple times to unlock the phone
Vivo has managed to cram in a 6.3-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The “ears” on either side of the notch are used to show system status icons. The smartphone is 75.03mm wide and 7.89mm thick, which makes it comfortable to hold. The weight of Vivo V9 is only 150 grams which makes it handy to carry during taking a selfie or shooting a video.
Vivo V9 phone’s rear side is shiny and plasticky which offers a firm grip and the phone does not slip out of your hand.
The power and volume buttons in Vivo V9 phone are on the right side of display and SIM slots are on the left side. The SIM slot can accommodate Nano SIMs and micro SIMs . At the bottom of the phone, you’ll find a 3.5mm headphone jack, the primary microphone, a Micro-USB port, and a speaker grille.
The Vivo V9 ships with a 10W charger, a wired headset, and a case. Vivo has also pre-applied a screen protector on the device.
The camera module at the back has a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. There’s also a 24-megapixel selfie camera positioned in the notch at the front. The camera app is similar to that of other Vivo smartphones, but with the addition of AR stickers. We’ll examine the quality of photos and videos taken by the Vivo V9 in our full review, coming up soon.
In terms of software, this phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS 4.0 on top. We found that our device was running the February Android security patch, which is acceptable at this point. Funtouch OS looks similar to iOS, right down to the style of the default app icons. Vivo has also added gesture navigation, which is similar to that found on the iPhone X. You can swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen to go back, or stop half-way to reveal the app switcher.
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.