Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9: Xiaomi is still the king of lower mid-range smartphones. Chinese companies are seriously dominating the smartphone industry right now. These Chinese brands now hold an astounding record of 48% in the smartphone market share worldwide. The Chinese players are in all segment of the market; the high-end segment, the higher mid-range segment, the lower mid-range segment and budget segment. Xiaomi (the 4th largest smartphone maker in the world) released the Redmi Note 5 Pro early this year. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is currently dominating the lower mid-range market.

And another smartphone challenging it in that segment is the Vivo V9 from another Chinese brand Vivo. The Vivo V9 offers a similar design to the iPhone X and a bezel-less display with almost 90% screen-to-body ratio. So let’s see which one of these Chinese smartphones wins this comparison battle.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – The Design

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Vivo V9 has a stunning design better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is lighter and also slimmer compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Vivo V9 comes with a small notch, a front glass, and an aluminum body. It weighs 150 grams and measures 7.9 mm in thickness. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro weighs 181 grams and 8.1mm thick. The Vivo V9 is more comfortable to use compared to the bulky and heavy Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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The fingerprint sensor is rear mounted on both smartphones. And their dual rear camera with LED flash is aligned in a vertical position at the top left corner. The LED flash of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is placed in between its dual rear camera. While the LED flash of the Vivo V9 is below the dual rear camera. The Gold and Black body colors are available for the Vivo V9. While the Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue and Black body colors are available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – The Display

They both feature IPS LCD touchscreen, which measures 5.99 inches in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. And the Vivo V9’s touchscreen measures 6.3 inches. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a Corning Gorilla glass. While the Vivo V9 comes with a regular glass. The Vivo V9 is more bezel-less with 19:9 aspect ratio to the Redmi Note 5 Pro that has 18:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo V9 display stretches up to 85.2 screen-to-body ratio. While the display of Redmi Note 5 Pro stretches up to 77.4% screen-to-body ratio.

The display of the Vivo V9 is brighter with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and 400 PPI density. While a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density is embedded in the display of the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – The Camera

They both have a dual rear camera system. That of the Vivo V9 consists of a 16MP primary sensor and 5MP f/2.0 secondary sensor. The camera of the Vivo V9 records 4K resolution videos and features phase detection autofocus with dual-LED flash. For taking selfies, the Vivo V9 comes with a 24MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

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The Redmi Note 5 Pro’s camera houses a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The dual rear camera features phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The LED flash is also featured on the front camera with a 20MP f/2.2 sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – Hardware and Software

Both smartphones are powered by different versions of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chip powers the Vivo V9 and carries 8-cores clocked at 2.2GHz. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro and carries 8-cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Snapdragon 626 chip features a better total clock speed to the Snapdragon 636 chip. But the Snapdragon 636 chip features integrated LTE, uses big.LITTLE technology, better RAM and download speed to the Snapdragon 626 chip.

Both devices have their own skin running on top of the Android operating system. The Vivo V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 skin with Android 8.1 Oreo. While running on the Redmi Note 5 Pro is MiUI 9.0 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. They both come in a 4GB memory with 64GB internal storage. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro has another bigger 6GB memory variant.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – The Battery

One of the cons of the Vivo V9 is that it doesn’t support fast battery charging. That means you’ll have a hard time charging its non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro supports fast battery charging for its non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 – The Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro goes at around $237 (N82,950), which is cheap considering the Vivo V9 goes for around $358 (N125,300). Nothing here suggests why the Vivo V9 would be costlier. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is truly the king of mid-range smartphones.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro VS Vivo V9 Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Vivo V9
Dimensions and Weight 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 181 g 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 150 g
Display 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 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: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Software Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with MiUI 9.0) Android 8.1 Oreo (with Funtouch OS 4.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz processor
Camera 20MP f/2.2 aperture front camera with LED flash + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash 24MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP and 5MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3260 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

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