VIVO U20 – REVIEW

Vivo, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has become a widely chosen company in the market. They have now expanded their portfolio with Vivo U20 – an addition to their U series. U20 comes as a rejuvenated Vivo U10 with taking the best parts of it and upgrading other areas. Equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 675, Vivo U20 is a performance-centered smartphone. It also possesses a husky 5000 mAh battery which is supported by an 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charge. This budget phone also flaunts a 6.53” FHD+ display giving the users quality experience. With a decent 16MP triple camera, the users can capture every beautiful moment. Let us see what more Vivo U20 holds for us.


Key Specifications:

• Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 with AI Engine
• 5000 mAh Battery
• 16MP Triple Camera
• RAM - 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
• ROM - 64GB / 128GB
• Android 9.0 (Pie)

Vivo U20 - Design

• Weight - 193 gms
• Dimensions : 162.15 x 76.47 x 8.89mm

Vivo U20 comes in a decent dimension and a weight of 193gms which is pretty much standard. With 8.9mm thickness U20 is not too bulky and unhandy. The corners of the phones are curved just like normal phones. The back panel of the phone is coated with a glossy plastic material that looks attractive yet attracts fingerprints to an extent. The right side of the back panel has the triple camera which is lined vertically giving it a modern look. Also, the fingerprint scanner is placed in the upper center part of the back panel which can be easily accessed with the pointing finger. Talking about the ports and buttons, the volume button and power button is placed on the left side of the phone, which is the right side of the user. On the opposite side, you will get the sim card tray. The top panel is port-free as the Micro USB slot, Headset jack, microphone and speaker are placed on the bottom panel in a way that it does not look congested. Altogether, the design and build quality look pretty decent.

Vivo U20 - Display

• Screen Size : 6.53 inches (16.59 cm)
Vivo has enlarged the display to 6.53 inches compared to its predecessor. This thin-bezel display that has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.3% is an FHD+ display that can give an immersive viewing experience. With a pixel resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a pixel density of 394 PPI, Vivo U20 has excellent display brightness and viewing angle. In total, the display has the standard quality. One can enjoy videos and games with excellent clarity.

Vivo U20 - Camera

• Rear Camera : 16MP + 8MP + 2MP
• Front Camera : 16MP
Vivo is renowned for their camera quality. Almost every smartphone by Vivo has an excellent camera. Vivo U20 can be added to that list. U20 comes with a triple rear camera comprised of a 16MP primary camera with a Sony IMX499 sensor, an 8MP wide camera, and a macro camera of 2MP. The camera comes with a wide variety of modes like Night, Portrait, Pano, Live Photo, Pro, AR Stickers, and Time-Lapse modes. Furthermore, the pictures you take can be adorned with different filters. Another interesting feature of Camera apart from these is the Jovi feature which lets you scan things the camera is pointing and displays E-Commerce listing for similar products.

Vivo U20 is rapid in focus locking and setting the exposure. Moreover, the HDR has turned on automatically in a brighter environment. Though the photos do not have the best clarity, it looks pretty good. Talking about the wide-angle camera, you can cover a pretty wide angle in this, although the edges are a bit distorted. But it does not mean the wide-angle photos are of low clarity. With the Vivo U20 camera, you can take brilliant close-up shots. The close- up have better clarity and depth than the normal shots. The portrait mode also is excellent with a good amount of blur in the background. However, the blur cannot be adjusted in this mode. The macro camera is not a top-notch one and is not bad either. Overall, the camera can furnish you with good images in the bright environment but the images taken in low-light are not as good as bright-light images. Anyways, switching to night mode can give you a better image. For the price of Vivo U20, the camera is excellent.

Vivo U20 - Performance

• Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
• RAM – 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 boasted by Vivo u20 is a massive upgrade from its predecessors. In fact, Vivo U20 is one of the few phones in this price segment that possesses this processor. Let it be the 4GB or 6GB or 8GB variant you will not come across any stutter while navigating through the user interface. Also, seamless multitasking and gaming can be done easily. Thanks to the Adreno 612 graphics processor, even with graphics settings and frame rate set to high, you can play games very smoothly. To make your gaming time immersive and free from interruptions, Vivo U20 features Ultra Game Mode which lets you play games with display switched-off and it also helps to block notifications. Adding more to the convenience, there is also an option to answer your calls in hands-free mode. Altogether the performance of Vivo u20 is excellent.

Vivo U20 - Battery

The battery is arguably the strongest area of Vivo u20. The whopping 5000mAh battery can simply give you a charge to last for one and a half day easily in one charge. Even with hectic gaming and internet usage, it can last more than a day. With the 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charge, Vivo U20 does not take that much time to get charged.

Vivo U20 - Variants

Vivo U20 is offered in two colors viz, Blaze Blue and Racing Black. Both the colors look dazzling and give the phone an elegant look. Talking about the RAM and ROM, Vivo U20 comes in 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB RAMs and decent storage of 64GB and 128GB.

Vivo U20 - Price

The price of Vivo U20 is affordable and reasonable. The price of this phone makes it buyable for everyone. Vivo is priced fairly at Rs 10,990, Rs.11990 and Rs.17990 for 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB variants respectively.

Summary

Vivo U20 definitely justifies its price tag. With all the compelling features it is a bargain at this price. If you are planning to buy it you can go ahead without any second thought. To get the best out of the phone make sure you buy it from a store like myG that offers genuine products. The added advantage of buying from myG is that you will receive your phone the same day you make the purchase.