Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth: Why the Vivo V9 Youth is not so youth after all. Chinese OEM company Vivo has been busy this first quarter of 2018. The company released the Vivo V9 smartphone, the flagship featured a similar design with the iPhone X. The smartphone has been competitive in the lower mid-range market ever since. After a month of the Vivo V9 release, Vivo came with the Vivo V9 Youth; a stripped version of the Vivo V9. According to Vivo India CMO Kenny Zeng, he said the Vivo V9 Youth comes with the best features of the Vivo V9 and it is for consumers who want powerful experience at a competitive price.

Obviously, the Vivo V9 Youth is cheaper to the Vivo V9. But just like Kenny Zeng said, the Vivo V9 Youth features the best features of the Vivo V9. Will it not be wise to buy the Vivo V9 Youth instead? Well, let’s not take his word on it. We would have to compare the specs and features of both smartphones to find out which one is worth buying.

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Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – The Design

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth
Vivo V9
Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth
Vivo V9 Youth

Apparently, Vivo didn’t change any single thing in the design as the Vivo V9 looks exactly like the Vivo V9 Youth. They feature the same front glass with an aluminum unibody. They measure the same in dimensions 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm and weighs 150 grams. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back just above the Vivo brand name.

Their dual rear camera is set up vertically at the top left with the LED flash. Their body colors are where you find the first difference. The Vivo V9 Youth is available in three body colors; Champagne Gold, Pearl Black, and Red. While the Vivo V9 is available in just two body colors; Gold and Black.

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – The Display

I was thinking the Vivo V9 Youth would have a stripped display features compared to the Vivo V9. But that wasn’t going to be the case, they feature virtually the same specs. Both phones come with a 6.3 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, which stretches up to 85.2% screen-to-body ratio. They both have a large screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels. Their display features a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with 400 PPI density. The display of the Vivo V9 and Vivo V9 Youth is protected by Corning gorilla glass 3.

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – The Camera

The first reasonable difference between both smartphones is the camera. The Vivo V9 sports a dual rear camera of 16MP primary sensor and 5MP f/2.0 secondary sensor with dual-LED flash. At the front camera of the Vivo V9 is a 24MP f/2.0 shooter for quality selfies.

The Vivo V9 Youth isn’t that bad in terms of camera quality. It sports a 16MP primary sensor and 2MP secondary sensor with dual-LED flash. For the china version, the primary sensor is a reduced 13MP shooter. For the selfies, the Vivo V9 Youth has a 16MP f/2.0 sensor.

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – Hardware and Software

The hardware is the big difference between the Vivo V9 and the Vivo V9 Youth. Under the hood of the Vivo V9 Youth is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. While Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset powers the Vivo V9. The 8-core processor of the Vivo V9 Youth clocks at 1.8GHz while that of the Vivo V9 clocks at 2.2GHz. For graphics, they both have the same Adreno 506 graphics processing unit.

They both run on Vivo’s user interface; Funtouch OS 4.0 skin with Android 8.1 Oreo. The Vivo V9 has a bigger internal storage to the Vivo V9 Youth. They both have the same 4GB memory, with the 64GB internal storage for the Vivo V9. And 32GB internal storage for the Vivo V9 Youth.

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – The Battery

No difference in the battery department between the two smartphones. None of them have fast battery charging technology. And are packed with a non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery that will probably take long hours to get charged with a micro USB 2.0.

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Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth – The Price

The Vivo V9 is sold for about $359 (N125,650). While the Vivo V9 Youth comes cheaper at $311 (N108,850). As you can see from the above comparison, the major difference between both phones is the hardware and internal storage. Kenny Zeng was right, after all, the Vivo V9 Youth has great features of the Vivo V9. I would suggest going for the Vivo V9 Youth if you’re not a heavy user.

Vivo V9 VS Vivo V9 Youth Full Specs Comparison

Vivo V9 Vivo V9 Youth
Dimensions and Weight 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 150 g 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 150 g
Display 6.3 inch (85.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 400 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.3 inch (85.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 400 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0) Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor
Camera 24MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + 16MP and 5MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP and 2MP with dual-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3260 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3260 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted) Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

 

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