Our Opinion

The Vivo V9 Youth is a significantly better phone than the Vivo V7 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Vivo V9 Youth!

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Excellence Score
29.8
41.6
Value for Money Score
65.4
82.7
Price ₹ 14,899 onwards ₹ 13,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 383 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #55 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #55 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, OmniVision OV16880 Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Night Mode, Ultra HD Mode, PPT, Anti-Shake, Professional, Slow Motions, Time-Lapse F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), AI Bokeh, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Face Beauty, Group Selfie, Portrait mode, LIVE On, Watermark, Touch Capture, Voice Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Mirrored Selfie, Videos LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Full HD Video Rec.
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.89 mm
Weight 160 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3225 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration; Hi-Fi Audio Chip Game Mode; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, stylish, sleek design
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is quick and can also be used to click images
  • Beautiful, large, immersive Full View Display (Infinity Display), that is great for watching videos
  • Vivo's FunTouch UI is decent, and largely inspired from iOS
  • Seamless performance in day-to-day use, and multitasking and gaming are managed well too
  • Excellent selfie camera with a portrait bokeh effect available for your selfies - one of the best selfie cameras on any phone
  • Rear camera is decent too (though not great) and takes decent images in daylight, producing pleasing colors
  • Decent 1080p videos - come out with good contrast and colors
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality via headphones too
  • Good battery life - comfortably lasts the day with moderate use
  • The phone also remains cool, even when pushed
  • Comes with dedicated two SIM card slots and a micro SD-Card slot as well (unlike the hybrid approach taken by some of the competition)
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Plastic body
  • Display resolution could have been better
  • Although daily performance is good, the phone is not meant for power users - there are better performing phones available in this price bracket
  • Rear camera performance in low light is average
  • No fast charging support
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