The Vivo V20 was finally launched in India on October 13, 2020, and is priced at ₹24,990 and ₹27,990 for the 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants respectively.
From the looks of it, Vivo V20 definitely seems like a great value proposition. One thing that is particularly unusual is that Vivo tends to name its smartphones using odd numbers only. In the V series, there were Vivo V15, Vivo V17, and the recent Vivo V19.
Vivo V20: Design
This time the company has taken a different approach with design altogether. The new Vivo V20 will be much slimmer than the Vivo V19 and it’ll feature the dewdrop notch instead of the hole-punch camera.
You turn the phone around and you’d see that the design is inspired by the Vivo X50 series as there is a stepped design for the camera module. The phone sports a triple-camera setup, with the primary camera on top and the other two below it. Unlike the Vivo X50 Pro, there isn’t any gimbal stabilization system in place here.
Vivo V20: Display
The Vivo V20 comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, having a 20:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution (1080×2400 pixels). The smartphone has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The volume and power buttons are located to the right and will be very easy to reach even when handling with a single hand. The power button is given a textured finish, making it easy to distinguish from other buttons.
Vivo V20: Software and performance
The Vivo V20 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G SoC and will come with 8GB RAM. There are two variants available in terms of storage space – 128GB and 256GB. If you’re still not happy, you can expand the storage by a whopping 1TB.
In terms of software, this is one of the very few smartphones that come with Android 11 out of the box. Vivo is shipping the handsets with Funtouch OS 11 on top of Android 11, the units are likely to have the September Android security patch.
The UI is incredibly easy to use and will feel very familiar. The three-button navigation will be enabled by default, but if you don’t like it, you can always switch to swipe gestures. There are limited pre-installed apps on the phone, and it will recommend you to download a few apps during setup (which is optional).
Vivo V20: Camera
The camera specs are the key selling point of Vivo V20 as it features a triple-camera setup: a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.89 aperture, an 8MP super-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP mono camera. In terms of the front camera, there is a 44MP selfie shooter with ‘Eye Autofocus’, which Vivo claims will help you capture crisp selfies. Vivo’s V series is renowned for selfie-focused smartphones.
Vivo V20: Battery
The battery specs are relatively weak as Vivo has packed in a 4,000mAh battery in Vivo V20, which isn’t a lot. However, it is still above average for modern smartphones especially as you’re getting a 33W FlashCharge USB Type-C charging that will charge your phone super fast.