Our Opinion

The OnePlus 3T 64GB is a slightly better phone, but the Vivo V9 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

OnePlus 3T 64GB  Vivo V9 
OnePlus 3 Vivo V9
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Excellence Score
54.4
50.5
Value for Money Score
59.1
74.6
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 18,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2016 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features Optic AMOLED, Night Mode Display IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.35 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 626Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 506
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX 298 Sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.12 um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Slow Motion Video, RAW Image Support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Professional mode, Slow motion, Time-Lapse Photography, Camera Filter, AI Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Face Beauty, Panorama, Palm capture, Gender detection, AR Stickers
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 24.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, EIS, Smile Capture, Samsung 3P8SP Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.0 um Pixel Size F/2.0 Aperture, Full HD Recording, AI Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Face Beauty
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.35 mm 7.89 mm
Weight 158 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3260 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Alert Slider; Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off); Fast Battery Charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge); OnePlus Shelf; DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, high-end aluminum unibody design that gives the phone a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its predecessors
  • Super sleek at 7.35mm
  • Incredibly fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Chamfered details around the display and charging port catch and reflect light to add to the looks
  • OnePlus' useful notification toggle is carried over from the previous OnePlus device, and is handy as ever
  • Bright, sharp AMOLED display
  • Oxygen OS UI keeps things nice, simple, and close to stock Android, is quite stable, and adds useful touches like the "shelf" homescreen, as well as handy customization options for power users - overall it works very well, and doesn't include any bloatware
  • Breathtaking, and flagship-beating performance backed by powerful hardware and an astounding 6GB of RAM - now goes even one step better with the Snapdragon 821 processor (as opposed to the 820 on OnePlus 3), although the difference between the two will only be noticeable in the heaviest apps/games
  • Excellent heat management - the phone doesn't get hot even when put under high stress levels
  • Very good camera, that compares well with the top flagship phones
  • Camera interface is fast, minimalistic, and intuitive
  • Support for 4K video, as well as time-lapse and slow-motion movies
  • Front camera is even better than the OnePlus 3 (which itself had one of the best front cameras on a phone) and now takes even sharper selfies, even in low light
  • Decent loudspeaker, with good volume levels
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones
  • Excellent battery life, that goes one up even on the already good OnePlus 3 - comfortably lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Super quick charging battery (OnePlus calls it "Dash Charging") that can completely charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little more than 1 hour, beating other "quick charging" phones by a good margin
  • On the whole, while the OnePlus 3 is easily one of the best and most well-rounded Android phones ever made, the OnePlus 3T takes it a step ahead, and makes a great phone even better
  • Beautiful, elegant notch-based full screen design (that is clearly inspired from the iPhone X) - the device feels slick in the hand, with subtle curves on the back - and it looks great
  • In terms of the ease of using the one-handed, the Vivo V9 actually goes one up on the iPhone X - it packs a bigger screen (6.2 inches) - and is still feels incredibly easy to use one hand
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Facial recognition to unlock works very well too
  • The tall 19:9 display is bright and vibrant, and ticks all the right boxes
  • Vivo's custom Android UI (Funtouch) is very inspired from iOS too - it works decently well, although a lot of Android users do tend to prefer close-to-stock Android UIs
  • The UI also brings in a new gesture based navigation system, that operates without buttons (a la iPhone X), and thus gives you even more screen real estate to play with - the system itself is not too difficult to get a hang of - so it works out pretty well - and makes navigation on the V9 feel more 2018 than getting around on, say, a Samsung Galaxy S9 with its standard touch buttons
  • Decent set of rear and front cameras, especially in daylight - colors are accurate, dynamic range is slightly above average, and the camera focuses relatively fast - of course, photo quality falls quite a bit short when compared to an iPhone X or Galaxy S9 - but for the price range, it's decent
  • Decent battery life - will last the day with moderate use
  • Dedicated Dual SIM and MicroSD card slots
  • On the whole, the Vivo V9 is an all-round good device in this price range - especially for people who are more interested in a great design, great screen, and decent cameras - at the cost of a little bit of raw performance power
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • The Funtouch Android UI continues to come pre-installed with about six or seven bloatware apps - which could have been avoided
  • While the performance is good in regular use, the Snapdragon 626 chipset inside is not the best of the pack in this price bracket
  • Doesn't support the modern USB-C port
Expert Reviews
  1. OnePlus has somehow made what was already a great device an even better one
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. This is our new favorite budget flagship Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 3T is a refinement that not only feels timely, but also well-planned and executed.... you'd have a hard time finding a better phone for the price.
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. With the V9, Vivo has managed to ship the first Android phone with a notch in India - for whatever that's worth
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A surprisingly refined package... the device feels very slick in the hand, with subtle curves on the back, and little things like facial recognition to unlock works very well
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Vivo V9 offers quite a bit for its price tag.... it is a beautiful looking device worth showing off, and it comes with decent hardware, and plenty of software customizations
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A great midrange smartphone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Vivo V9 targets the masses....the handset should appeal to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded smartphone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
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