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Vivo V9 : Perfect View And Perfect Shot

India, May. 03, 2018

 

Vivo’s has refreshed its flagship line up in India, and the latest perfect selfie phone from the manufacturer is a veritable head turner. Yes, there is a lot that you will admire about the new perfect –selfie V9. The handset has the charms needed to cast a solid first impression, but how does it work in practical day-to-day usage?

Well, we have been trying out the V9 for a while now and have to admit that we are totally smitten. We are excited every time we pick it up and for more than one reason. Let’s elaborate more on how it feels like to live with the Vivo V9.

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Looks that could kill

To start with, the Vivo V9 looks bewitching from every angle. Almost all there is on the front is screen and the requires sensors, LED flash and selfie camera are housed in a compact and trendy notch at the top. Vivo has managed to reduce the bezels to the bare minimum and that makes for a very immersive experience. As a result, the phone has the same size as any regular 5.5-inch display phone but houses a massive 6.3-inch screen without being overwhelming!

The polished glass-finish back cover gradually curves towards the edges and fits snuggly in hands, making the phone extremely comfortable to wield.

The polished glass-finish back cover gradually curves towards the edges and fits snuggly in hands, making the phone extremely comfortable to wield.

The immersive 6.3 inch 19:9 aspect ratio display indeed takes center stage here, and Vivo has ensured that the panel is finest in quality. The FHD+ resolution makes it perfectly crisp. Colors are well calibrated and pop nicely, and the contrast is pleasantly high. Dynamic range is extremely wide and the brightness can go high and low enough for optimum usage in all lighting conditions.

The extra screen real-estate makes a big difference while browsing and using social media apps, and consuming multimedia content on the screen feels like a treat.

Effortlessly perfect photography

This year, Vivo pays meticulous attention to both front and rear cameras on the Vivo V9. The photography hardware is quite competent. On the rear, you will find a 16MP sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor, each with wide f/2.0 aperture lens. The extra sensor helps differentiate the objects in the foreground from those in the background for appealing portrait shots.

On the front, the V9 has a 24MP selfie-camera also with f/2.0 aperture lens. The hardware is complemented with an equally competent and exciting AI-powered software that bridges the gap between amateurs and professionals.

The software is notably intelligent in understanding even tricky exposures and can consistently hit the right balance.

The rear camera is quick to focus and can understand the scene accurately for perfect metering. The exposure is well balanced and the clicked images are vibrant and show accurate colors. There are ample details even in images that you click indoors and in low lighting.

The AI bokeh algorithms that fuel the Bokeh mode on the Vivo V9 are surprisingly accurate too. The camera can easily distinguish the edges of the subject and blur the backdrop in a naturally progressive fashion. Moreover, you can also see the live bokeh preview before shooting and also adjust the intensity of the blur.

The 24MP selfie camera on the Vivo V9 is best in its class. Irrespective of the lighting conditions, you can capture captivating self-portraits with an impressive amount of details and texture. The selfie camera is also bolstered with an AI-powered beautify mode that can identify users’ age, sex, skin tone and texture, and subtly enhance selfies accordingly.

The 24MP selfie camera on the Vivo V9 is best in its class. Irrespective of the lighting conditions, you can capture captivating self-portraits with an impressive amount of details and texture. The selfie camera is also bolstered with an AI-powered beautify mode that can identify users’ age, sex, skin tone and texture, and subtly enhance selfies accordingly.

The Face Access powered by the selfie camera and AI can be used to unlock the phone with a mere glance. This is the fastest face unlock that we have experience on any Android phone, even counting the ones that cost twice or thrice as much.

Amazing experience

Apart from the features that we have talked about above, there are numerous small and big nuggets that add to the coherent experience. The V9 is powered by blazing fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 perfect and the presence of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on board should ensure that the performance remains in pristine condition for a long time.

The apps open quickly, all heavy games run flawlessly, and the intuitive software (based on latest Android 8.1 Oreo) has all the options in the right places. Meaningful enhancements like Game Mode, split-screen functionality, picture-in-picture mode and App lock add immense value. Also, the power efficient chipset and well-tuned software ensure that the 3260mAh battery on the phone lasts really long.