vivo V20 in for review

Ivan, 14 October 2020

Just today, vivo brought the vivo V20 to the Indian market. Priced at INR 24,990 and INR 27,990 for the 8/128GB and 8/256GB variant, respectively, the vivo V20 is seemingly a great value proposition, but we'll now get the chance to try it and see if that's indeed the case.

The unit comes packed with all the accessories you could want - a 33W charger, USB-A to USB-C cable, USB-C headphones, and a complimentary silicone case.

The phone features a 6.44-inch 1080p AMOLED display, which makes the V20 a nicely compact phone. The slim 7.4mm body and the reasonable 170g weight make for a phone that's comfortable in the hand and in the pocket.

vivo has worked hard to ship the V20 with Android 11 already up and running. In fact, the whole Funtoch OS 11 feels very Pixel-like with near-stock icons, a stock power menu, Google's keyboard as standard, and Android 11 exclusive features peppered throughout, like the Conversations, Bubbles, Notification History, Nearby Share, and the stock Focus mode.

vivo has added some of its apps, like the Game Sidebar with 4D game vibrations, its stock Gallery app, FM Radio, iManager, Compass, and the Voice Recorder.

Vivo V20 in for review

The AMOLED display is nice with good brightness and lovely colors and contrast. The fact that it's barely curved at the sides (2.5D is the preferred marketing term) is refreshing, however, the side bezels are a little thick, taking away some of the glamour from the device.

We found the built-in optical fingerprint scanner quick and very accurate. It works with a simple tap, no pressure required, despite the preinstalled plastic screen protector.

Vivo V20 in for review

The rear panel has vivo's now trademark gradient finish. It goes from dark grey to silver and even blue under some light. The matte surface feels premium to the touch and doesn't attract fingerprints as readily as a glossy finish would. The side-mounted power button is textured, making it easier to place with a finger.

Vivo V20 in for review

The cameras are a key selling point of the vivo V20. Its main 64MP snapper bins 4 pixels into one for 16MP resulting snaps. The main 64MP shooter does double duty as a 2x telephoto camera. The other two sensors are an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth camera. Built into a small notch is a 44MP selfie camera. We shot some preliminary samples, which you can see below, but we'll reserve our judgment for our full review.

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vivo V20 main 64MP camera samples

vivo V20 ultrawide 8MP camera vivo V20 ultrawide 8MP camera
vivo V20 ultrawide 8MP camera samples

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vivo V20 main camera, 2x digital zoom

vivo V20 44MP selfie camera
vivo V20 44MP selfie camera

Stay tuned for our detailed review of the vivo V20!


Reader comments

  • vish


Please tell about vibration engine of these devices

  • Jhon

Which camera lence is used in this mobile

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