Vivo a well-renowned sub-brand of BBK Electronics has launched its new Vivo S9 5G. Vivo smartphones generally have good camera features with a slim and sleek design and Vivo S9 5G is not so different from it. The Phone has recently been launched in China on 4th March 2021. It will be available for sale from the 12th of March with the starting price of CNY 2,999 which is roughly around Rs 33,700. Asus ZenFone 7Pro, Mi 10i 5G, Realme X7Pro, and Realme Narzo 30Pro are some of its major competitors.
Pros & Cons
- 5G network compatibility.
- Good camera features
- AMOLED Display
- Slim and sleek design
- Supports fast-charging
- No MicroSD card Support
- No 3.5mm headphone-jack support
- Only 4000mAh Battery support.
Price: Starting from around CNY 2,999 (Around Rs 33,700)
Display: 6.44″ (16.35 cm)
Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 1100 (5G processor)
Front Camera: 44MP + 8MP
Rear Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
RAM: 8GB / 12GB
Storage: 128GB / 256GB
Operating System: Android 11, OriginOS 1.0
Just like most Vivo smartphones, its Vivo S9 5G smartphones also have a sleek and slim design which looks really awesome. The phone comes in three color variants of White, Midnight Blue, and Gradient Blue. The phone is not very wide or lengthy to hold in an average hand. Besides that, the phone weighs only around 173 grams which makes it quite comfortable to hold or carry in hands.
MODEL: Vivo S9 5G
OTG Compatible: Yes
DIMENSION: 158.4×73.9×7.4 mm
WEIGHT: 173 grams
AVAILABLE COLOURS: White, Midnight Blue, Gradient Blue.
Vivo S9 5G has an AMOLED screen-panel with a pixel density of 409 PPI. Seeing its display configuration, the phone will have Widevine L1 support for sure which is really helpful in watching the Web series or movies in HD resolution. The phone supports a 90Hz of fast refresh rate which is not the fastest but overall good for playing high-end games.
The thin-bezels with a thin chin gives an outstanding display view. The latest HDR 10+ support enhances the display performance. There is no doubt, Vivo S9 5G will give an outstanding multimedia performance.
SCREEN SIZE: 6.44″ (16.35 cm)
SCREEN RESOLUTION: 1080×2400 pixels
REFRESH RATE: 90Hz
DISPLAY TYPE: AMOLED Display
PIXEL DENSITY: 409 PPI
SCREEN TO BODY RATIO: 85.5%
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE
Vivo S9 is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1100 processor, a 5G processor with good bandwidth support. The processor can handle high-end gaming performance with ease.
Vivo S9 5G flaunts with Mali G77 GPU that gives a good graphical experience. The phone is powered with the decent Android 11 operating system making it ready for today’s generation, we are not sure if this phone will get Android 12 updates. One of the major drawbacks is that the phone does not support an expandable MicroSD card slot, so if you are a bit comfortable in the internal storage of the phone you can have it.
RAM: 8GB/ 12GB
ROM: 128GB/ 256GB
USB OTG Support: YES
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
PROCESSOR: MediaTek Dimensity 1100 5G (6nm)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 11, OriginOS 1.0
PRIMARY CLOCK SPEED: 2.6 GHz
GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
EXPANDABLE STORAGE: No
Vivo smartphones generally have good camera features which also include Vivo S9 5G, the phone has a dual selfie-camera that snaps perfect and detailed selfies with good color saturation. The triple rear-camera also comes with some high-end sensors including Gyro-EIS and HDR 10+ and many more that clicks outstanding photos. The phone supports 4K video-recording which adds extra reasons to buy this phone.
REAR CAMERA: 64MP (f/1.8, Wide; PDAF, OIS)+ 2MP (f/2.4, Depth)+ 8MP (f/2.2, Ultrawide; 120º)
FRONT CAMERA: 40MP (f/2.2, Wide).
Autofocus: YES (Laser Autofocus)
FLASH: YES (Dual-LED flash)
FLASH POSITION: Rear
VIDEO RECORDING: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
OTHER CAMERA FEATURES: HDR10+, Face detection, Touch to focus, Gyro EIS, 10× Digital Zoom, Panorama, etc.
Vivo S9 5G supports a 5000mAh battery which is comparatively low if we compare it with other smartphones in this price range. It would be good if Vivo had provided a 5000mAh battery at least. Even, Motorola’s lower-end smartphone is powered by a 5000mAh battery.
Thankfully, the phone supports 33W fast-charging and Vivo claims that it can charge upto 66% of the battery in just 30 minutes.
BATTERY CAPACITY: 4000 mAh
BATTERY TYPE: Li-ion battery
BATTERY CHARGER: 33W fast-charging.
USB Type C: Yes
WIRELESS CHARGING: No
If we talk about the connectivities, the phone can be compared with other top-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with having all major sensors and ports which is generally required in day-to-day life. On the other side, Vivo S9 also has some of the most important ports missing, a MicroSD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack are major of them.
Wi-fi: YES (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
OTHER Wi-fi RELATED FEATURES: Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot.
GPS: Yes (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS)
NFC( Near Field Communication ): Yes
BLUETOOTH: YES (v5.2)
USB: YES (USB Type-C)
USB RELATED FEATURES: Data transfer, USB Charging
5G READY: Yes
HEADPHONE JACK: NO
MAGNETIC COMPASS: YES
PROXIMITY SENSOR: Yes
LIGHT SENSOR: YES
UNLOCK FEATURES: In-display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, etc.