The back has a glossy finish and the review unit we got as in Champagne Gold colour. The Vivo V9 has an aluminium back and the device is 7.9mm thick. It’s a surprisingly easy to use device considering its size. The other usual set of specifications include the 3.5mm audio jack, speaker grille and microUSB port which are located at the bottom. The left side is home to the hybrid SIM slot whereas the usual suspects like the power button and volume rockers find a space on the right hand side.
The Vivo V9 has the picture-in-picture mode and one can go to Settings and which apps support it. There are some nice software enhancements like one-handed mode, app cloning and smart motion gestures. It’s something we have also seen on the Motorola devices. For instance, if you just shake the device, the flashlight can be turned on.
The Bokeh mode is one of the better we have seen and is clearly the highlight of the rear camera. The Live feature works well and overall in outdoors, the Vivo V9 delivers crisp and sharp images. For instance, we clicked a lot of images in the neighbourhood park and most of the images were reasonably good. The colour rendering was good as was the detailing. But in poorly lit conditions, it didn’t impress us at all.