Vivo V9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2: Water Drop Display Over Android One!

Vivo V9 Pro is giving a tough fight to Xiaomi Mi A2

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Vivo V9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2
Vivo V9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2

An update over the current Vivo V9, the Pro version has been launched with a bezel-less notched display, Snapdragon 660 processor and a rear dual-camera. Launched at Rs 19,990, Vivo V9 Pro will be available at a discounted price of Rs 17,990 at the upcoming Amazon Great India Festival.

In line with the current Xiaomi bestseller Mi A2, both the smartphones come with a set of more and less similar features.

Loaded with some top features, Vivo V9 Pro will go against some of the mighty mid-range bestsellers like Huawei P20 Lite, Samsung Galaxy J8 and Nokia 6.1 Plus. So, can Vivo V9 Pro pack in a powerful performance like its counterparts?

Let’s do an in-depth comparison between the Vivo V9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 to find out.

Vivo V9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2 | Vivo V9 Pro vs Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 currently ships at Rs 16,999, whereas the Vivo V9 Pro will be available at Rs 17,990 at the Amazon Great Indian festival.

So, is it worth paying an extra 1,000 for Vivo V9 Pro? Check out.

Display

Vivo V9 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full View Display 2.0. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels in an 19:9 aspect ratio with a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display.

Vivo V9 Pro has a higher screen space with thinner bezels and a little chin down below, while Mi A2 has bigger bezels in a widescreen display.

Hardware & Storage

Both the devices come with Snapdragon 660 processor with upto 6GB of RAM. Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with 4GB of RAM, while Vivo V9 Pro has 6GB of RAM. Both the smartphones will be to handle multitasking easily, even in heavy usage conditions.

Snapdragon 660 ensures smooth performance with graphically intensive games and memory heavy apps. Both Vivo V9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 will run with ease, but V9 Pro has an advantage here with higher RAM.

Both Vivo V9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with 64GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB with an external microSD card.

Software

Vivo V9 Pro will run the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box based on Funtouch OS 4.0 UI. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi A2 has Android One. The device will run Android Oreo out the of the box offering a stock Android experience with no bloatware.

So, Xiaomi Mi A2 will stay ahead here with promised version upgrades till Android Q and timely security updates by Google itself.

Rear Camera

The Mi A2 comes with a rear dual camera system featuring a primary 12 megapixel f/1.8 sensor clubbed with secondary 20 megapixel f/1.8 lens sensor. On the other, Vivo V9 Pro also features a dual rear camera setup comprising of a primary 13 megapixel primary sensor coupled with an 2 megapixel f/2.2 secondary sensor for low-light photography.

Both the smartphones will offer good camera performance, but the camera on Mi A2 has an edge. Mi A2 at this price offers the best-detailed pictures irrespective of any lighting condition.

Front Camera

Vivo V9 Pro will come with a 16 megapixel f/2.0 front shooter backed by AI-enabled features. It has special AI modes like AI face beauty, intelligent scene detection, portrait mode, wide mode and more.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 20 megapixel f/2.2 sensor offering 1.0µm pixel size upfront.

Connectivity

Both Vivo V9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 come with similar set of standard connectivity features. Both of them come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and dual SIM support with Dual 4G VoLTE.

Battery

The Mi A2 has a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast-charging support, while Vivo V9 Pro comes with a 3,260mAh battery.  

Price & Availability

Vivo V9 Pro will be available online via Amazon India costing Rs 17,990 during Great Indian Festival. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi A2 is priced at Rs 16,999, available via Amazon India. Both the smartphones come in a single 64GB storage option.

Vivo V9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2: Verdict

The larger teardrop notched display offers more screen space, higher RAM to improve multtiamulti and a slihslig bigger battery is a plus for Vivo V9 Pro. While Xiaomi Mi A2 has an advantage of the better camera and bloat-free interface. Android One on Mi A2 offers a better user experience compared to the customised UI on Vivo V9 Pro.

Vivo V9 Pro is obviously a great smartphone at its price. If you are looking for a good smartphone at around Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 which has an awesome display packing a sleek performance and cameras, you should pay an Rs 1,000 extra for V9 Pro.

But, if user experience and cameras are your major concern, Xiaomi Mi A2 should be your choice. The smartphone offers an optimal performance in all the departments.

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