Soon after introducing its Vivo V11 Pro a month back, the Chinese OEM has unveiled yet another mid-range smartphone in the country. This time around, it’s the Vivo V9 Pro. It’s an updated version of the original Vivo V9 which was launched in India earlier this year.
Vivo currently sells two smartphones under its V9 series in the country. It includes the Vivo V9 and Vivo V9 Youth, and the Vivo V9 Pro is the latest addition to the range. All three devices while sporting an identical external design has some changes here and there in terms of internal specifications. Naturally, there’s offering prices are slightly different, thereby helping Vivo cater to a wide range of consumers. So, without further ado let’s find out which of these smartphones offer the best bang for your buck, and what, if at all, are the difference between them.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Pro vs Vivo V9 Youth: Design, Display Features
All three smartphones share an identical design. The overall design language is similar to previous Vivo smartphones. The rear camera unit is placed in a vertical manner and protrudes out from the back, thereby hindering the phone to lie completely flat on the table.
One of the major highlights of all three devices is the display. As a matter of fact, they share the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080p) IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Vivo misses out on including a protection glass on either of the Vivo V9 or the Vivo V9 Youth, whereas the Vivo V9 Pro packs a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It’s also worth noting that the large FullView display on all three devices come with an iPhone X like a rectangular notch.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Pro vs Vivo V9 Youth: Performance, Hardware Specifications
The Vivo V9 Pro, without a doubt, is the most powerful phone of the lot. It shares its internals with much higher priced Vivo V11 Pro and the Vivo X21. The top end V9 series device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, which is one of the best upper mid-range mobile platforms from the American chipset maker. The Vivo V9 Pro and Vivo V9 Youth, on the other hand, are powered by a Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 450 mobile platform respectively. These two chips while being decently powerful fails to match up with the one present inside the V9 Pro. That said, all three smartphones are expected to run along during your day to day task, but the Vivo V9 Pro will have a definite edge during gaming and hardcore multitasking.
Additionally, the Vivo V9 and the Vivo V9 Youth come with 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/32GB storage respectively. On the contrary, the Vivo V9 Pro features 6GB RAM, but with a V9 like 64GB storage. All three smartphone comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Pro vs Vivo V9 Youth: Camera Features
On paper, the Vivo V9 appears to have the best-specced camera. That said, the difference between the three smartphones aren’t really significant. All three devices apparently sport a dual rear camera setup. The unit on the Vivo V9 comprises a 16MP f/2.0 primary and a 5MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. The Vivo V9 Youth and Vivo V9 Pro, on the other hand, features a 16MP + 2MP and a 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual sensors respectively.
Similarly, the Vivo V9 enjoys a slight edge over the other in terms of selfie shooter. It comes with a 24MP f/2.0 selfie snapper, as compared to the 16MP f/2.0 and 13MP f/2.0 unit found in the Vivo V9 Youth and Vivo V9 Pro respectively.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Pro vs Vivo V9 Youth: Battery Life, OS
All three Vivo smartphones come with a similar battery underneath the hood. The 3,260mAH non-removable battery inside each of the smartphones is expected to last through a day of heavy to moderate usage. Furthermore, the three Vivo V9 series devices run on Android Oreo 8.1 with FunTouch OS 4.0 on top.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Pro vs Vivo V9 Youth: Price
The Vivo V9 Youth is the cheapest among the trio and comes with a price tag of Rs 19,990. Vivo is, however, retailing the smartphone at a selling price of Rs 16,990. The Vivo V9, on the other hand, comes marked at Rs 23,990, however, this too sells at a lower selling price of Rs 18,990. Last but not the least, the newly launched Vivo V9 Pro will soon go on sale in India at an introductory price of Rs 17,990. It’s would, however, come with an MRP of Rs 19,990.