vivo iQOO 9 Pro review

Added by on 01.06.22 | Last update 03.16.23
vivo iQOO 9 Pro review

iQOO 9 Pro is a smartphone that belongs to the premium class and is an excellent example of the flagship of 2022. It has a magnificent AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.78 inches, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and support for fast charging technology.

vivo iQOO 9 Pro Specifications

  • Release date: 2022, January 05
  • Colors: White BMW M, Dark Cruise, Orange
  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm.
  • Weight: 204 g.
  • Screen: 6.78" in, 1440 x 3200, LTPO AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 50MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Battery: 4700, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 12, Funtouch 12 (International), Origin OS Ocean (China)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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If you are looking for a device with a modern look, iQOO 9 Pro is a good option. It has a memorable back panel and is available in exciting colors. The front and rear parts are covered with protective Panda Glass, and the frames are made of aluminum. The device itself is protected against dust and splashes according to the IP52 standard. So you can safely use the iQOO 9 Pro in the rain. However, do not immerse it in water.

An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is placed under the screen of the smartphone, which works super fast. It's nice when you can start working with iQOO 9 Pro without a second delay.

As for the camera module on the rear panel, it is an impressive glass rectangle. Thanks to this solution, the smartphone will not lie unstable on the table. On the left side of the unit are two 50 MP sensors with a small telephoto lens and a dual LED flash.

Another element that impresses in the iQOO 9 Pro are the rounded edges of the case and the back panel. The side frames are satisfactorily thin by today's standards. The device is comfortable, non-slip and you will appreciate the matte finish on the back surface.


Among the exciting features of the iQOO 9 Pro is its huge display, which is an LTPO 2.0 AMOLED panel with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. The image refresh rate is 120 Hz. HDR10 + is supported.

The maximum screen brightness is exactly 500 nits in manual mode and 1500 nits in automatic mode. This great result will provide you with excellent readability, even if you are outside on a sunny day. The minimum level of brightness - only 2 nits, allows you to reduce the load on the eyes to your liking when working with iQOO 9 Pro in the dark.

From the phone settings you can choose a more modest resolution and thus save battery power. The same goes for updating the picture.

With Visual Enhancement, you can count on increased color contrast when watching videos. A Game Frame (MEMC) is designed for gamers. It allows you to increase the frequency of games up to 90 frames per second.

Ultra Game Mode comes with the Game Display Enhancement option - automatically adjusts contrast, colors and game parameters.


iQOO 9 Pro is one of the first smartphones with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor from Qualcomm. The latter is based on a 4-nm process technology and 8 cores. Four of the cores are energy efficient, and the main one has an operating frequency of 3.2 GHz. The new processor guarantees increased performance and battery savings.

On the market you will find iQOO 9 Pro in three versions - with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and storage - 256 or 512 GB. There is no memory card slot, so carefully consider which one to choose.

Adreno 730 is responsible for the graphics in the iQOO 9 Pro, which is 30% more powerful and 25% more energy efficient than the previous model.

Thanks to Qualcomm's partnership with major game, graphics and CPU developers, you can count on the most efficient platform.

There should be no worries about the operating system and interface. The smartphone is up to date for 2022. You can control it comfortably with one hand and have a bunch of useful applications. If desired, you can adjust the type of system according to your preferences.

Always on Display mode is available, as well as side lighting when receiving notifications. There are settings for animation in facial recognition or through the fingerprint scanner.


iQOO 9 Pro is also interesting because of its photographic capabilities. On its rear panel you will find a triple camera. Its main module is 50-megapixel and has stabilization. It is complemented by a 50 MP ultra-wide angle camera with a fisheye lens and a 16 MP telephoto lens with optical stabilization and 2.5x optical zoom. The front camera in turn is 16-megapixel.

By default, photos with the main sensor are saved at a resolution of 12.5 MP. They look great, with high detail, superb contrast and subtle noise. You will also like the colors.

With the help of the ultra-wide angle sensor you can take exciting panoramas and group photos. There is an automatic correction that improves the quality of the shots. The angle of view is about 150 degrees. For night photos you can take advantage of the special night mode.

With the main camera of the iQOO 9 Pro you will record 8K and 4K videos. The ultra-wide angle module is limited to 4K.

Autonomous work

Beneath the iQOO 9 Pro's memorable exterior is a 4700 mAh battery. It is interesting to note that the battery is divided into two parts, which are charged independently of each other. In this way, the charge is restored very quickly.

The iQOO 9 Pro battery will provide you with up to 15 hours of continuous phone operation or up to 16 hours of continuous video watching. This is an excellent indicator for a flagship with a 6.78-inch display! In addition, the manufacturer has provided support for wireless charging.

You get a charger with your smartphone, and you need to buy an additional charging dock for wireless charging.

Choosing the iQOO 9 Pro, you can also count on reversible wireless charging with a power of 10W. You can activate it from the settings.


iQOO 9 Pro is an exciting device with a modern design and top features. He will be your full-fledged helper for years and will delight you with beautiful videos and photos. It also supports a good set of features and is easy to operate with one hand.

Its remarkable design makes it stand out in the market. For many consumers, this is a crucial factor when buying.


Among the main competitors of the iQOO 9 Pro on the market is the Xiaomi 12 Pro. This is a smartphone with an excellent AMOLED display with a 120 Hz picture refresh rate and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Another interesting model for comparison is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the vivo iQOO 9 Pro and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by vivo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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