Vivo Nepal added a new smartphone to its mid-range V series today with the hope of targeting potential festive shoppers as it’s a camera-focused smartphone. However, the new Vivo V20 also has something else in the store that wasn’t seen in its predecessor V19 a few months ago. Let us quickly overview its features and find out what it is.
Design and Display
A simple and beautiful color gradient can be seen on the glass back of the Vivo 20 which is smudge-free and scratch-resistant. The build seems slim, sleek, and premium but we need to test it on hand to back up our claims. The rear triple-camera module bears similarities to the Vivo X50 Pro. The rest of the back panel is clean except for a vertical branding on the bottom left. The phone is lighter at 171g than others in this price segment.
The display is a 6.44-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with HDR 10 support. The bezels are similar to V19 with the bottom bezel being bigger than others and the presence of a dew-drop notch on top resulting in an 83.7 screen-to-body ratio. There is an in-display optical fingerprint scanner for security and amazingly we also get a 3.5mm headphone jack here. Sadly, the display has a traditional 60Hz refresh rate.
Performance and OS
A Snapdragon chipset in a Vivo phone is what I was talking about before. Vivo V20 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720 (8nm) complimented by Adreno 618 GPU which is better than the Snapdragon 712 used on the V19. The only variant launched is the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant but the phone has a micro-SDXC card slot for expandability.
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On the software side, the phone runs on the company’s own Fun touch OS 11 based on the latest Android 11. The company is also advertising a unique feature called Memory recaller here that restores clarity in fuzzy old images instantly, and its smart coloring tool further revitalizes and enhances the color. I have yet to see if it’s true.
The rear-camera setup consists of a 64MP f/1.9 main with PDAF, 8MP f/2.2 second with AF, and 2MP monochrome sensor. The main sensor has continuous motion autofocus for videos while the second sensor is a multi-function one allowing for super-wide, bokeh, and macro shots. Below the sensors lies a Dual-tone flash. Selfie is what the company’s advertising the most for this smartphone as it has a high 44MP sensor with Eye-Autofocus, 4K@30fps, up to 240fps slow motion, and zoom-in stabilization algorithm. There is also night-mode for both the rear and selfie cameras.
Vivo V20 is supported by a 4000mAh battery with 33W fast charging for its camera-centric usage patterns. The company claims a 65% charge under 40 min whereas the battery will likely last a full day.
Vivo V20 Specifications
|6.44-inch AMOLED FHD display, 60 Hz, HDR, 83.9 scree-to-body ratio
|Snapdragon 720 (8nm)
|RAM & Storage
|8GB & 128GB
|64MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72” with PDAF 8MP, f/2.2, 120-degree, 16mm(multi-function), 1/4.0” with AF 2MP monochrome Up to 4K@30fps, gyro-EIS
|44MP, f/2.0 with Eye-AF Up to 4K@30fps, gyro-EIS
|In-display optical fingerprint scanner
|4000mAh, 33W Fast charging, Vivo Flash Charge 2.0
|Midnight Jazz, Sunset Melody
Vivo V20 Price in Nepal and Availability
|Vivo V20 Price in Nepal
|8 GB +128 GB
Available from 18th October 2020
Now, we all know that there are other smartphones in the market that provide all these features and more for much lesser prices but I would commend Vivo 20 for coming with a good mid-range Snapdragon processor and its selfie game seems to outperform many other smartphones at least on paper. Stay tuned to find out more.