The Vivo V7 was a successful phone launched about a year ago and this time the manufacturer had come up with an updated successor to the V7, the V9 comes with a completely redesigned body and has seen several improvements in terms of the specifications, camera and the display. The Vivo V9 now comes with raw specifications that help it compete with other devices in the same segment. In this comparison, we contrast and compare the two phones and see how gracefully the company transforms.
Display and Design
The Vivo V9 comes with a modern FullVision display with a screen size of 6.3-inches, the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2260 with an Apple iPhone X style notch on the top to accommodate the sensors and the earpiece. The Vivo V7 also came with the FullVision display but didn’t have the notch in the design and had a 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 720.
The design has seen a major overhaul as the bezels are further reduced on the Vivo V9, while the Vivo V7 itself has extremely slim bezels, the V9 goes a step further and completely eliminates the top bezel leaving just a small notch. Both the devices come with an aluminum back and a front glass design.
The Vivo V9 is the latest smartphone from the device and the company has put efforts to match the exceptional camera and beautiful device with decent specifications, the device is now powered by Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 which is an Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and is paired with the Adreno 506 GPU thereby offering pretty good performance and a significant improvement over the previous Vivo V7.
The Vivo V7 comes with the Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 which is an Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and is paired with the Adreno 506 GPU which is considerably underpowered when put against the Snapdragon 626 on the Vivo V9. The RAM on the Vivo V9 is the same as the Vivo V7 at 4 GB while the internal storage gets an upgrade to 64GB on the Vivo V9, the Vivo V7 has 32GB Internal storage. Both the devices support expandable storage up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The Vivo V9 comes with a dual camera set up and the primary camera of the dual camera is a 16 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 the pixel size here is 1.0 µm. The camera supports phase detection autofocus and comes with an LED flash. There is also a secondary 5MP sensor to help with the portrait mode abilities and help with the depth detection. The Vivo V7, on the other hand, comes with a more conventional single camera setup on the rear which is again a 16 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and having a pixel size of 1.0 µm.
Even the Vivo V7 camera supports phase detection autofocus for faster and more accurate focus and has an LED Flash. The Vivo V9 supports recording videos at 2160p resolution in 30fps or 1080p resolution in 30fps, while the Vivo V7 only supports 1080p resolution recording in 30fps. Talking about the secondary camera on the Vivo V7, the sensor is an excellent 24 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and the Vivo V9 comes with a similar 24 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 that has been worked upon for better images.
Battery and Software
The battery on the Vivo V7 is a mediocre 3000mAh while the Vivo V9 comes with a slightly larger 3260mAh battery. Despite the improvement in battery size both the devices might end up giving similar battery lives as the Vivo V9 comes with a larger and a higher resolution display that consumes more juice.
The software optimization on both the devices will be the same and a confirmed judgment of battery life is subject to testing. Both the Vivo V7 and the Vivo V9 comes with skinned versions of Android called the Funtouch OS, however, they are based on different versions of Android on the two devices. The Vivo V7 comes with a slightly outdated Android 7.0 Nougat based operating system while the Vivo V9 comes with software that is based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
Price and Conclusion
The Vivo V7 currently is selling for Rs. 16990 and you are paying about Rs. 5000 more to get the Vivo V9. There are a lot of differences between the two phones, and so is the difference in the price. You might have seen how the phones differ based on the specs but if you want to really have a need for a good upgrade.