Vivo V9 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro; Full Specifications Comparison, Display, Camera, Software and Conclusion

Vivo V9 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro

Introduction: –

Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to make a full specifications comparison between the Vivo V9 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Vivo V9 is the latest smartphone from Vivo that comes with a very iPhone X like the design. It has a notch at the top and aims to give you a perfect screen to body ratio nearly 90% but does that makes it a better phone or a phone that you should spend more for in comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a thin bezel design and has quite a screen to body ratio, but of course, it’s not as good as the Vivo V9. We’ll be spending about 9000 Indian rupees extra on the V9 to get that design, extra because most of the other hardware specs are very similar. So, let’s start-


Design: –

The Vivo V9 is a stunning phone to look at; it does look like a flat copy of the phone but the fact that Vivo has managed to deliver the same design at about 1/4th the price demands attention. It manages to make the Note 5 Pro look pedestrian, to say the least despite the fact that the Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with the so-called bezel-less design. V9 is also lighter, smaller, a rounded back and curved corners which make it fit perfectly in the hands.

Compared to the thick and boxy design of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the V9 is undoubtedly a comfortable phone to use, but the significant advantage to the Note 5 Pro design is its build quality. It is built like a tank, reliable and robust. The frame and back made out of metal and give it a more premium enhance feel which is quite surprising for the more expensive Vivo V9 that is made out of plastic and feels cheap, comfortable in the hands.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is heavier at 180 grams as it packs a 4000 milliamp-hours battery and has a metal build and the Vivo V9 is a slightly smaller device weighing 150 grams and has a 3260 milliamp-hours battery also the phone is built out of plastic.

Both phones use the old micro USB port, so there is no fast charging on either of them through the respective chipsets support it, they lack the required hardware. Both smartphones have speakers placed at the bottom and card slots positioned at the left. The V9 has a dedicated slot for microSD card while the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Hybrid SIM card slot.


Display: –

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 6-inch panel while the Vivo V99 comes with a 6.3-inch screen. Both have HD Plus resolution, and they are IPS panels. The Note 5 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass on top while the Vivo V9 makes do with a regular glass.

Both smartphones have same display specs wise, but in real life, they do look different. The Vivo V9 has a slight reddish tint to it while the Note 5 Pro seems neutral. So, the colours seem to look accurate on the Redmi 5 Pro especially while you are browsing the internet. But V9 appears to have better contrast and videos look sharper on it, not to mention it’s bezel-less design adds the cherry on the top but this can be done only with stored videos, YouTube videos cannot be stretched to fill the screen like it can be done on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The display on the V9 is slightly better regarding contrast, brightness and had to be because the Vivo V9 is all about the screen but the Redmi Note 5 Pro is also not a bad display by any means. It gets you more accurate colours, and though it’s not as sharp, it tries to maintain an excellent brightness level outdoors.


Processor & Memory: –

For the performance hardware under the hood, the Redmi Note 5 Pro packs a Snapdragon 636 while the Vivo V9 comes with a Snapdragon 626 Chipset. Both have 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD card. The difference between the Snapdragon 636 and 626 is that the former comes with a Kryo CPU which is more advanced, has better power and thermal efficiency well the 636 has an older Cortex A53 design. Other advantages of Snapdragon 636 include a faster X12 LTE modem, aptX support and Quick Charge 4 but the Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn’t employ all these three advantages as it lacks the required hardware.


Camera: –

As for the Camera, both phones have a Dual camera setup on the rear panel. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensor combination while the Vivo V9 has a 16-MP and 5-MP combination that can record 4K videos well, the Not 5 Pro can only do 1080p.

At the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20-megapixel camera while the Vivo V9 has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter.

If you talk about the sheer specs, you get for your price the Redmi Note 5 Pro apparently is a better value for money proposition on paper.

Specs wise, the rear camera of Vivo V9 appears to be better than the Note 5 Pro, but for the most part, they both click very similar photos which are strange. As the price difference between the two is quite high. In some cases the Note 5 Pro photos turned out to be slightly better they appeared to be sharper, and object outlines are a tad better in some cases.

In portrait mode especially the Redmi Note 5 Pro performs better not only it captures better background blur but the facial outlines are sharper, and the skin tones are better rendered for the most part.

Most surprisingly, same is true for the front camera as well selfies taken from the Note 5 Pro have a lesser noise or grains when you zoom-in. Overall, they have better skin tones, colour production and details compared to selfies taken from the 24-megapixel camera on the Vivo V9.

In video department, the Vivo V9 takes the lead. It can record videos in 4K resolution, and you’ll notice that the Vivo V9 records much more stable videos than the Note 5 Pro. Both phones don’t have a built-in stabilisation feature, but V9 videos appear as if they have been stabilised they’re quite smooth. I’d find Vivo V9 footage seems to have washed out details of the face when the Redmi Note 5 Pro keeps it in the undertone, and the face is not correctly visible. When facing the direct light, the Vivo phone does a better job at keeping the face visible while the Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn’t adjust and darkens the whole frame. Both videos appear equally shaky.

In low-light photography the Vivo V9 has more grains and noise in its frame it appears as if the photo has been over processed to make up for better details or better colour production. In comparison, the Note 5 Pro photos appear more natural have lesser noise and sharper object outlines.


Software: –

Both smartphones run their skin on top of the Android OS, and both of them require a serious decluttering. There are a lot of third-party apps and features on these phones that make using them a nightmare for non-geeks while the iOS inspire both of the interfaces. Some way or the other Xiaomi has some elements of its own that resemble the Stock Android, but Vivo takes it to another level. Toggles like Wi-Fi and brightness bar I put on a command centre like a menu that you someone from the bottom. The settings menu is laid out similarly and the icons all resemble that of the iPhone.

Due to the App launch animations, the app opening speed on the Vivo V9 is also slower than the Note 5 Pro. Apps launch much quicker on the Xiaomi phone in comparison though the difference is not much in most cases. The Vivo V9 did manage to load some massive games like Amazon a tad faster, but then again the difference wasn’t much which is expected since both phones have very similar performance hardware under the hood.

Both Vivo V9 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have a very cluttered software which makes them quite a difficult phone to use at times, but at 13,999 Indian rupees the Note 5 Pro has its excuse with the price, and at 22,990 Indian rupees you’d surely want a better software that you get on phones like the Moto Z Play.


Conclusion: –

Vivo phones have always been all about the selfie they have been called the selfie smartphones, but in comparison, we’ve found that the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s front camera is slightly better. Though, Vivo V9 makes up for it with a better rear camera.

So, which of these two phones win the game,

The Redmi Note 5 Pro as its price point is a great smartphone and offers excellent value for money but the Vivo V9, on the other hand, tries to give you something more, it tries to provide you with an iPhone X like experience on an Android platform for much less. So, if you want a stunning smartphone stunning as the iPhone X and don’t want to pay the world for it get the Vivo V9. But if you don’t care about design that much the Redmi Note 5 Pro should be your first pick.