Vivo V20 SE specification and price

Vivo V20 SE specification and price

Vivo recently launched the V20 SE, a sleek and design-focused smartphone running Android 11. Very soon, the company has launched the Vivo V20 SE, a special edition of the device.

Vivo V20 SE Specifications

Vivo v20 SE Design and Display

The Vivo V20 SE It is an attractive smartphone but it does not stand out like its older brother, the Vivo V20 . The overall design is a bit different too. While the V20 seems inspired by the Vivo X series, the V20 SE is not. It has a plastic body just like most other smartphones at this price.

One thing the V20 SE shares with the Vivo V20 is its large 6.44-inch Super AMOLED screen. There is a dewdrop-shaped notch at the top, which some people might prefer over a perforated design. Being an AMOLED screen, the output is sharp and viewing the content on it was attractive. This is not a high refresh rate panel, and some other smart phones like the Little X3  offer that feature at this price point. However, I prefer an AMOLED panel at a faster refresh rate, simply because of its bold colors. Taking advantage of the AMOLED panel, vivo v20 SE has opted for an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is convenient to quickly knock and unlock the V20 SE.

The sides of the V20 SE are curved, making it comfortable to hold. The top and bottom are relatively flat. I really like the location of the buttons on the V20 SE – they are all on the right side and easy to reach. The left side is bare and Vivo has moved the SIM tray to the top. The tray has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.

Vivo offers the V20 SE in two colors, Aquamarine Green and Gravity Black, and I have the latter with me. The back is super bright and picks up fingerprints very easily. Vivo includes a case in the box which is useful. There are three cameras on the back and the module reminds me of the Oppo Reno 4 and Galaxy Note 20.

Processor, Ram and Storage

Let’s talk about specs. The Vivo V20 SE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. The processor choice is a bit surprising as I’ve seen it powering smartphones that are considerably less expensive than the V20 SE. Vivo has opted for 8GB of RAM, which should give this phone an edge when it comes to running heavy tasks and multitasking. There is 128GB of storage and you have no choice in terms of other variants. Storage can be expanded up to 1TB.

Vivo v20 SE Battery and other features

The V20 SE packs a 4,100 mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than what you get in many of the other smartphones currently available at this price point. Vivo has included a 33W FlashCharge charger that should be able to recharge the battery very quickly. Connectivity options on the Vivo include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and four navigation systems.

In terms of software, it runs FuntouchOS 11 just like the Vivo V20, but there is a problem here. The V20 SE works Android 10 and not Android 11 Although Vivo has promised to release a software update for Android 11 soon.

The user interface is very similar to what I saw on the Vivo V20 and I had no problem finding my way. There is a fair amount of bloatware pre-installed on this smartphone and I was able to check out Facebook, V-Appstore, and Snapchat among others. I’ll keep an eye on these apps to see if they spam me with notifications.

Camera

On the front of the camera is a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera that is also capable of macro shots, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The hardware is a bit degraded compared to the Vivo V20, which had a 64-megapixel primary sensor. The V series is known for its selfies, and the V20 SE packs a 32-megapixel selfie camera that seems fine for the price.

Vivo V20 SE Price

Once you take a look at the specs, you will instantly realize that the V20 SE sits below the V20 and is priced more affordably at Rs. 20,990. I was able to spend some time with the Vivo V20 SE, and here are my first impressions.

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