Vivo V20 Quick Review: Pros, Cons and X Factor

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X-Factor-44MP selfie camera with do-autofocus tracking

X-Factor-44MP selfie camera with do-autofocus tracking

The 44MP selfie shooter is definitely the X-factor of the new Vivo device. The V20 has a 44MP f / 2.0 front-facing camera with ‘i-autofocus’ mode to maintain pin-sharp focus on the user’s face by constantly tracking eye movements. We tried using the feature to capture some selfies and videos and found it to be effective. Both the video and images are crisp as the 44MP selfie shooter focuses on the user’s face for both short-range (15cm) and long-range shooting. The high-resolution Samsung-built sensor seems to be a very good tune because the images / videos show natural colors and the posts don’t look correct.

The V20 lets you shoot 4K selfie video, 240fps slow-motion video, and capture both front and rear scenes with ‘dual-view video’ mode. The 44MP selfie camera is not OIS-enabled but Vivo offers a software-enabled ‘Stidifus Selfie’ video mode to help you record jitter-free selfie videos. In addition, the smartphone also offers all kinds of software features (filters, beauty mode, multi-style portrait, etc.) to help you get the most out of a high-resolution selfie camera.

Overall, the Vivo V20 seems to be a great option for content creators who mostly shoot video from the front camera of their smartphones.

Seeker

Seeker

Amazing design that doesn’t miss out on the basics

Not everyone is looking for a top-class chipset or a high refresh rate panel. Some users just want a good looking device that performs all the basic functions without any major performance issues. The new V20 is designed for such users. Available in three color options- Midnight Jazz, Moonlight Sonata and Sunset Melody, the V20 is a device that looks better than most sub-KK handsets. It is also very light and cute. The phone weighs 172 grams and has a thickness of 7.48mm. Notably, the Midnight Jazz and Moonlight Sonata color variants are 10mm thin and weigh 171 grams.

It seems that the sunset melody shade, which looks amazing, is the reason behind the thickness and weight due to the differences in the design process; However, you shouldn’t bother too much because the increase in dimensions is just a minus. The gradient finish represents all kinds of colors (blue, purple, orange, pink, etc.) as the light hits the surface from different angles.

The back panel of the device is basically an anti-glare matte glass layer that absorbs and absorbs less smoke than devices with extremely glossy surfaces. The phone has a Type-C port at the bottom, along with a mm.mm mm headphone jack, a mono speaker unit and a microphone. On the right is the volume rockers and power button, while on the left is a SIM card tray with a dedicated microSD housing.

Characteristic rear camera setup

Characteristic rear camera setup

The V20 also has a characteristic rear camera. The camera module has a 64MP f / 1.89 primary camera (Samsung sensor), an 8MP wide-angle (120-degree) camera, and a 2MP mono camera that helps the 3-lens camera hardware achieve bokeh and black and white film effects. . Like the front camera, the rear optics also seemed to be very melodic as images and videos show natural colors and crisp details. We have mentioned some discrepancies in the portrait mode which may use some fine tuning. Also, low-resolution wide-angle shots are not very effective. The phone captures a good macro though.

You also get a wide range of software features with portrait light effects, daylight filters and interesting night mode filters like Cyberpunk, Black and Gold, Blue Snow and Green Orange to give the images a cinematic touch.

Android 11 out-of-the-box

Android 11 out-of-the-box

The V20 runs 11 out of Android. The latest Android flavor means you get the latest version of Vivo’s in-house OS-FunTouch OS 11. The new UI feels less cluttered than its previous version and looks more intuitive and user friendly. The icons have been redesigned, the notification panel with quick settings is more accessible, and the phone will boot with usable pre-loaded applications like Vivo’s in-house music app, themes, Vivo Cloud, Gallery, Notes, and Weather. Some unwanted apps include Hot Apps, Hot Games, Eye Manager and Vivo’s in-house app store.

As far as performance is concerned, the gesture lacks smoothness and the phone doesn’t respond most to its brackets. If you want a good software experience at a somewhat similar price point, the OnePlus Nord is a great option.

Cons

Cons

Date 60 Hz refresh rate display

If you imagine a modern 90 Hz / 120 Hz refresh rate screen, the V20 still looks stuck with a dated refresh rate panel. The smartphone flattens a 6.44-inch FHD + AMOLED screen that comes with a high 20: 9 aspect ratio and supports HDR10. It’s a decent screen but we’ve tested better OLED panels at this price-point. For example, the Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus offer an overall better performance experience than the Nord Vivo V20. The V20’s AMOLED screen feels a bit boring for external use and doesn’t have a high refresh rate panel response.

Competition offers faster processors

Competition offers faster processors

The V20 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SO which is supported by 8GB of RAM enough for multitasking. The SD720G is a decent CPU for addressing most tasks; However, when you compare it with the SD765G (OnePlus Nord) and SD855 (Redmi K20 Pro) the performance is lower. If you’re in the market for compromising performance, the V20 isn’t the ideal device for you. If you’re not an avid gamer and basically use your device for basic everyday tasks, the V20 won’t disappoint you.

No battery beast

No battery beast

The cute form-factor shocks the size of the battery. The V20 medium draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery cell that lasts even a day with moderate usage. You start streaming video streaming and playing games and you will need a charger before the end of the day. The phone is shipped in a box with a 33W fast-charger, which is a bit of a relief as the battery can refuel from flat to 100% in an hour.

Suit

Suit

The V20 is strictly for customers who look better than Beastley glasses and prefer selfie camera functionality. It’s a round, mid-range device for content creators who spend most of their time shooting videos / images from their phone’s selfie camera. If you don’t fall into that category, the market offers great options in the form of OnePlus Nord, Samsung Galaxy M51, Redmi K20 Pro, and Realmy X3 Superzum. You can think of the Google Pixel 4A for its unparalleled software user-experience and impressive rear camera performance.



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