Vivo v20 review , specification and price
Vivo now has an option for you in the form of Vivo V20. With a strong focus on design, Vivo claims to have reduced internal components and used a high-density battery to cut back a few millimetres. This has resulted in the V20 being 7.38mm thick. Did this focus on design cause Vivo to take shortcuts elsewhere? I put the Vivo V20 through all of our usual tests to find out. Here is the vivo V20 Review for you.
Vivo V20 Specification Image
design and display
Vivo’s approach to design with this phone is pretty good. The Vivo V20 has an excellent design. It has rounded corners and thin thickness. It has a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with a 20: 9 aspect ratio and Full-HD + resolution and It has thin edges. Vivo has opted for a waterdrop notch on the V20, which is a bit surprising because the Vivo V17 and Vivo V19 have perforated displays. You also get an in-display fingerprint scanner like previous Vivo phones.
When you pick up the V20, you will notice that the frame is made of plastic. The power and volume buttons are well positioned and give you haptic feedback. To easily distinguish the power button, Vivo has given it a texture. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom along with a USB Type-C port and a speaker. The Vivo V20 weighs 171g and is 7.38mm thick. It is available in three colour variants: Moonlight Sonata, Midnight Jazz, and Sunset Melody.
I had the Sunset Melody version, which has a colourful gradient finish for this review. This particular variant is 1g more massive and measures 7.48mm thick. The back panel is made of glass and has a matte finish that helps keep fingerprints off the device. However, I found the Vivo V20 to be a bit slippery, so I had to reluctantly put the included plastic casing on to keep the device safe from accidental drops.
The camera module on the Vivo V20 is very similar to the Vivo X50. The camera design gives it a premium look. Vivo has a 4,000mAh battery which is small compared to the previous model Vivo V19. You also get a 33W FlashCharge charger in the box for fast charging.
Vivo V20 performance and battery
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC running the program here, along with 8GB of RAM. This isn’t the most powerful processor you’ll find on the market in this price segment, but with 8GB of RAM, performance shouldn’t be an issue. There are smartphones like the redmi note 9 pro and little m2 also has a Snapdragon 720G SoC. You can get these smartphones only at Rs. 12,000. Based on the price tag, they should give you the Snapdragon 730G processor.
The V20 managed to surprise me with its benchmark scores. In AnTuTu it returned 2,82,525 points. It is higher than the Samsung Galaxy M51. In PCMark’s Work 2.0 test, the Vivo V20 returned 7,497 points. The V20 also managed 27fps and 60fps in GFXBench’s Manhattan 3.1 and T-Rex benchmarks, respectively.
Gaming performance is not up to scratch. The Vivo V20 ran Call of Duty in medium graphics quality at high frame rate by default. I played this game with high graphics quality for 20 minutes, which resulted in a 5% battery level drop. The phone was slightly warm to the touch after gaming, but not to an alarming degree. Casual games like Among Us worked well with no problems.
Vivo v20 offers you good battery life. It went on for more than a day on a single charge. In our HD video loop test, the smartphone lasted 14 hours and 39 minutes, which is lower than many of the other smartphones available at this price. Charging is fast with the included 33W FlashCharge charger. It could take the V20 to 55 percent in 30 minutes and 98 percent in an hour. I hope you understand about the performance in vivo v20 review.
Vivo V20 Cameras
Vivo has used a triple camera setup on the rear of the V20, with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera also capable of macro photography, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. This phone also has a 44-megapixel selfie shooter with Eye Autofocus. The camera app is easy to use, and the different shooting modes are well designed. In photo mode, you can tap the lens icon to take a macro, bokeh, or super wide-angle photo. AI is fast to detect subjects and the scene.
Photos on a sunny day
Photos taken in bright sunny conditions turned out fine. The V20 could still manage good detail in these colour-accurate shots. The wide-angle camera also performed in decent quality, but the output was not as sharp as that of the primary camera, and the lack of detail was evident when zooming in.
Photos in low light
Photos taken in sunny conditions turned out fine. The V20 could still manage useful details in these colour-accurate shots. The wide-angle camera also performed in decent quality, but the output was not as sharp as that of the primary camera, and the lack of detail was apparent when zooming in.
Close-ups shots were sharp with good detail and a soft depth effect for the background. The Vivo V20 uses its super wide-angle camera for macros, and you can get pretty close to any subject. The macro shots came out in reasonable detail. Since you end up with a higher resolution image compared to what most dedicated macro cameras produce, you have the option to enlarge the shots even further. The portraits had good edge detection, and you have the option to set the intensity of the blur effect. Beautification is enabled by default, which smoothes out skin textures.
Eye autofocus selfies
The Vivo V20 has an eye autofocus feature that ensures that your eyes are in sharp focus in selfies. Surprisingly, this feature was disabled by default. Selfies in daylight were sharp with accurate colours and helpful details. The camera emphasizes the subject, which can cause overexposure of the background. Portrait selfies are possible, and you can set the blur level before taking a photo. The AI detects faces even with a mask. Low-light selfies with a nearby light source had good detail.
Video recording maxes out at 4K for both the primary shooter and the selfie. Footage shot in 4K, as well as 1080p, is stabilized. There was an occasional gleam in footage recorded during the day when it moved. The V20 has a Super Anti-Shake feature that helps stabilize video by cropping the primary sensor, but the output is limited to 1080p. Videos shot in low light had a glow effect at both resolutions.
Vivo V20 Software
The Vivo V20 runs on Android 11 out of the box. You are running Vivo’s custom FunTouch OS 11 on top of Google’s operating system. The V20 was running on a recent security patch. I found the user interface easy to use and did not face any problems. This phone comes with some pre-installed bloatware, like Facebook and V-Appstore, an alternative to the Google Play Store. In this vivo v20 review, I can say that I prefer the one UI more then funTouch OS.
Conclusion, price and other options
Two storage variants are offered, the basic variant with 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 24,990, and the highest with 256GB of storage costs Rs. 27,990.
According to vivo V20 review, It has decent battery life, alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy M51 offer significantly better performance in this regard. Overall performance is adequate for the price, but other options, including the OnePlus Nord ₹ 27,999, feature more powerful hardware along with 5G connectivity for about the same amount of money.